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Canon EOS R7 and EOS R10 Unveiled – Entry-Level APS-C Camera Bodies with RF Mount

Canon EOS R7 and EOS R10 Unveiled – Entry-Level APS-C Camera Bodies with RF Mount

The newly announced Canon EOS R7 and EOS R10 mirrorless cameras offer APS-C sensors with 1.6x crop, Dual Pixel AF in both photo and video modes, and 10-bit 4:2:2 video modes. The EOS R7 has a 32.5MP sensor with 5-axis IBIS and it can record up to 4K60 video without crop and with Canon Log 3. The EOS R10 does 4K60 with crop or up to 4K50 full sensor, but does not have IBIS and Canon Log 3. There are also new APS-C kit zoom lenses for the cameras – the RF-S 18-45mm and 18-150mm.

Canon is indeed underway to grow its RF mount lineup and migrate all camera classes to the mirrorless world. The Japanese company just announced its first EOS R series cameras with an APS-C sensor – Canon EOS R7 and Canon EOS R10. Let’s take a look at all the details.

Canon EOS R7 – 32.5MP sensor with 5-axis IBIS

Canon EOS R7 camera. Source: Canon

The EOS R7 features a 32.5MP CMOS sensor with an APS-C size (1.6x crop factor). The sensor features a 5-axis IBIS that achieves up to 7 stops of shake correction for steadier handheld videos and sharper photos with long shutter speeds.

When it comes to stills, the camera can achieve up to 15fps with a mechanical shutter and up to 30fps with an electronic shutter. Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus covers 100% of the sensor and it works in both photo and video mode.

EOS R7EOS R7 video modes – 4K60 10-bit 4:2:2 without crop

The camera can record up to 4K UHD (3840×2160) video (no DCI 4K internal mode) up to 60fps without a crop. There is also a 4K UHD Fine mode which will produce a better-looking image by oversampling the whole 7K sensor, but it only works in 24, 25, or 30fps mode and it might also cause the camera to overheat in certain environments.

Canon EOS R7 camera. Source: Canon

Full HD is available in up to 120fps. All video modes are in Canon’s IPB compressed codec with up to 230Mbps (4K60) without C-Log 3 and up to 340Mbps (4K60) with C-Log 3 turned on.

The good news is that there is no artificial limit in video recording mode other than a full memory card, empty battery, or high internal temperature. Canon also includes Canon Log 3 (C-Log 3) picture profile in the camera. When recording with C-Log 3, the resulting clips are 10-bit 4:2:2 H.265 files in an MP4 container. There are, of course, also 8-bit 4:2:0 H.264 modes available when the Canon Log 3 is turned off.

EOS R7 camera body and connectors

Canon EOS R7 camera. Source: Canon

The camera body features an OLED viewfinder with 2.36m dots resolution and 100% coverage as well as a flippy 3″ display with touchscreen. When it comes to ports, unfortunately, Canon still includes a micro HDMI port for video output. There is also a USB Type-C (3.2 gen 2) port for communication and power delivery as well as two 3.5mm jacks for headphones and external microphones.

Canon EOS R7 multi-function shoe. Source: Canon

The Canon EOS R7 also features dual UHS-II SD memory card slots and a multi-function hot shoe, so it seems like users will be able to use the TASCAM XLR unit for expanded audio inputs and control. The camera body weighs 1.3 lbs (590g) with the battery and memory card included. The camera uses the LP-E6 batteries (and their newer high-capacity versions).

Canon EOS R10 – the smallest EOS R body

Canon EOS R10 camera. Source: Canon

The EOS R10 is a compact camera body with a 24.2MP CMOS sensor with the same APS-C size and 1.6x crop factor but without an IBIS. The camera can also achieve up to 15fps stills with the mechanical shutter.

When it comes to video recording, the camera does not have Canon Log 3, but it does offer 10-bit 4:2:2 H.265 recording modes when the HDR PQ is turned on. The video mode tops at 4K UHD 60fps, but that mode has an additional crop. There is a full-sensor 4K UHD mode (oversampled from 6K) that is available in 24, 25, 30, and interestingly also in 50fps. Full HD is available in up to 120fps.All video modes are in compressed IPB mode with up to 340Mbps bitrate (4K 60fps with HDR PQ turned on).

Canon EOS R10 camera. Source: Canon

As opposed to the larger EOS R7, the R10 only has one UHS-II SD card slot. It has the same OLED viewfinder and the 3″ flippy touchscreen. The connectivity is similar to the EOS R7, but the R10 does not have a headphone jack. It uses the smaller LP-E17 batteries. The camera body weighs 0.94 lbs (426g) with the battery and memory card and it is much more compact than the EOS R7.

Canon EOS R10 camera. Source: Canon

Canon RF 18-45mm and 18-150mm lenses

Alongside the camera bodies, Canon will release two new RF-S zoom lenses that are optimized for the smaller APS-C sensor size:

  • RF-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM (29-72mm full-frame focal length equivalent)
  • RF-S 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STMRF-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM (29-240mm full-frame focal length equivalent)
Canon RF-S 18-45mm lens. Source: Canon

These lenses will come bundled with the new cameras as standard kit zooms. They will also be, of course, available separately to offer a budget option for other EOS R bodies, such as the C70 or Canon’s full-frame cameras in APS-C mode.

Canon RF-S 18-150mm lens. Source: Canon

Is the Canon EF-M now dead too?

We already know that Canon is leaving the old DSLR “long flange distance” EF mount and slowly but fully transitioning to mirrorless. By introducing these entry-level APS-C EOS R cameras, I think Canon is sending another clear signal that the company is ending the development of the mirrorless Canon EF-M standard. Nothing on that has been said officially yet, but I expect the announcement to come sooner than later. Not that I find it so surprising in the end: I suppose for Canon it is easier to just focus on one lens mount and offer cameras in all price ranges within that one mount. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

Price and availability

The Canon EOS R7 camera body will sell for $1,499 and it will also be available in a set with the 18-150mm kit lens for $1,899. The EOS R10 body will sell for $979.99 and the sets will be available for $1.099 (camera with 18-45mm lens) and $1,379 (camera with 18-150mm lens).

Both new lenses will also be available separately. The RF-S 18-45mm will sell for $299.99 and the RF-S 18-150mm will retail for $479. All new products can be pre-ordered right now and they will be shipping out in late 2022.

Do you use an EOS R line camera for your work? What do you think about the new EOS R7 and R10? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section underneath the article.

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