The Canon EOS R: 20 Reasons Why I Bought One and 5 Things Canon Messed Up

Steve Huff has published his review for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless camera: “20 Reasons Why I Bought One and 5 Things Canon Messed Up”. Great review! Check out!

Canon EOS R: $2,299 at AmazonB&HAdorama

Canon EOS R with 24-105mm Lens: $3,399 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens: $2,299 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

From Steve Huff:

Before I go further, I will state 19 things I like about the EOSR so far. 

A: The swivel “flippy” screen,

B: The new lenses are beautiful in build, feel and weather sealed with QUIET AF motors.

C: The ergonomics for me beat Sony as do the menu system.

D: Battery life is great so far. No complaints.

E: 1080P HD video looks fantastic. No mushiness here.

F: Love the fact that I can get an adapter with a built in ND filter.

G: Touch screen LCD.

H: Super good low light AF (-5 EV with 50 1.2) and decent IQ at high ISO (still testing this)

I: Can use EF-S lenses as well with adapters, auto crops to APS-C in camera.

J: Mic and Headphone inputs

K: The Size is nice. Thinner than a 6DII, much less bulky than any DSLR. Feel GREAT.

L: EVF is 2nd best I have used next to the Leica SL EVF.

M: Dual pixel AF and face tracking is FAST, for video it is rock solid as well.

N: CRAZY customizable. I mean, it’s extensive.

O: Top LCD is nice to check settings on the fly.

P: Feels better than my Sony in the hand and in use.

Q: AF points can go just about anywhere on the screen. No limitations.

R: Q Menu is awesome and touch screen works well in this menu.

S: LOVE the control ring on the new lenses. Can be programmed to suit your needs.

Things I would have liked to be different:

A: Should have two card slots these days, without question.

B: Should not have a 1.7 Crop for 4K video (Sony doesn’t do this)

C: Touch bar thingamajig is not needed. Could have used that space for something more useful.

D: Shutter sound is kind of clunky.

E: I liked the photo/movie switching better on their DSLR’s.

So 19 likes so far and only 5 dislikes. Not bad. 

The Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless camera is now in stock and shipping in the US.

Canon EOS R: $2,299 at AmazonB&HAdorama

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