The R6 is the cheaper of the two newly-announced cameras, selling for about $2,500 for the body-only and offering a lower resolution 20.1-megapixel sensor, a plastic body instead of magnesium alloy, and skipping some of the R5’s biggest features, like 8K video. Camera tested: The Canon EOS RThe Canon EOS R was announced in early September 2018, as Canon's first full-frame mirrorless model.
The stabilization system is excellent for both low light, wide-angle shots, and lowering the shutter speed with longer lenses. Compared to a full-size DSLR, the EOS R is fairly sparse when it comes to physical buttons, and the buttons that are there can feel a bit cramped.
It’s a bit bulky, the buffer locks out the quick menu for a bit too long, eye AF isn’t quite as good as the competition and animal AF didn’t work at all, and videos need to be short to prevent overheating — but, there’s still a lot to love. If you want to keep your Canon lenses, the only better alternative is the Canon EOS R5, with similar features but a higher resolution and an animal AF that is actually quite impressive. In contrast to our experience with the EOS R5, Eye AF on the R6 didn’t work at all on my chocolate lab and instead wanted to focus on her nose. Click here to find out how the Canon EOS R handles heavy rain! The Canon EOS R features a new lens mount dubbed RF mount, which features a 54mm inner diameter and a flange-back distance of 20mm. Canon EOS R sensor review Announced a short time after the Nikon Z 6 and Z 7, the Canon EOS R is a mid-range model and the company’s first full-frame mirrorless camera. I find Canon’s colors a bit on the cool side — but that’s both entirely subjective and easily adjusted in post.
There is also an Eco mode which further boosts battery life to between 540 and 560 shots per charge when using the LCD by dimming the display after 2 seconds and turning it off after 10 seconds when the camera is not in use. The body is closer in size to an APS-C DSLR than a full-frame mirrorless camera.
Canon EOS R vs Canon EOS 1D Mark II, Compare To receive newsletters from DXOMARK, please enter your email address in the form below. Using a connected smartphone, you can transfer images as well as remotely control the camera using the Camera Connect app. The autofocus system even managed to lock on — albeit, slowly — to a glass jar at dusk, a subject and lighting conditions that are traditionally challenging for most cameras. Annoyingly, the quick menu is locked out while those images are processing, making it difficult to adjust settings quickly (a problem that has historically been an issue on other mirrorless cameras from Sony, for example).