Canon announced two new mirrorless cameras in its EOS range, the EOS R7 and EOS R10. Good news: these are the company’s first cameras with EOS R APS-C sensors. Better news: they’re reasonably priced, so no second mortgage for you to worry about.
The other good news is that you can use your APS-C and RF lenses interchangeably.
Along with their reasonable price tag, is an impressive list of specs. Like a mechanical shutter that can manage 15fps shooting speeds or 4K 60fps video capture.
Kitchen sink not included
Despite what you might think, the bigger number here isn’t better. The 32MP EOS R7 is the higher end of the two. The body features an all-new design and Canon has gone and messed with the button layout. Again. You’d think it would learn from the not-so-warmly-received touch bar on the EOS R.
Aspiring vloggers get a fully-rotatable 3in display, dual UHS-II memory card slots, and dedicated headphone and microphone jacks. They’ll also get 5-axis in-body stabilisation.
As for the batteries, Canon promises 660 shots per charge with EVF enabled. That’s pretty heavy. But the cameras themselves? Not so much. The EOS R7 tips the scales at just 612g.
If you’re looking to shoot some video, the R7 can use the whole sensor to do 4K at 30fps or 4K at 60fps. But that’ll be sub-sampled. If you want to shoot in 4K, it will have to be in 30-minute intervals and with a 1.81x crop because this one will get toasty. If that doesn’t sound ideal, you can scale down to 1080p at up to 120fps with no overheating time constraints.
Plugs and overflow holes sold separately
The largest difference between the EOS R7 and R10 is sensor size. The R7 offers a 32MP sensor while the R10 drops to 24MP. The R10 also doesn’t have the in-body stabilisation seen in the R7. It’s also a bit smaller, weighing just 426g. Maybe that’s because Canon dropped the headphone jack on this one.
The R10’s video capabilities have been scaled back slightly as well. You can still shoot sub-sampled 4K using a full sensor but that’ll be at 30fps. If you want 4K at 60fps you’ll need to use a 1.56x crop.
As for when you can get one of these, the cameras and the lenses will arrive later this year but you can already pre-order them. At Orms Direct, the Canon EOS R10 with a lens adapter and an 18-150mm lens is available for R25,000 while the EOS R7, lens adapter and 18-150mm lens is going for R35,000.