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Investigating Canon's EOS R Mirrorless

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Today is the first time since it was announced that I have been able to look into the new Canon EOS R mirrorless camera. I gotta say that at first glance I much prefer the look of it compared to Nikon's Z7. It seems to look more like an SLR and less like something Sony designers hobbled together with a Mechano set. :) In this thread I will post some videos and impressions of the camera. Would love to hear other reader's thoughts on it too. 

 

Here's the first video from an actual photographer who takes actual photos and not a "vlogger". I really like the idea of the control ring on the lens being programmable to shift a camera setting, such as aperture, although I wonder how practical it is in real life if you accidentally change a setting while handling the camera. I manage to do this regularly on my Olympus E-M1 and I have turned off most of the programmable buttons. 

 

 

 

It does look like a very large camera compared to the Z7 and that lens is a real monster! 

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An official video from Canon USA. I do find it kind of amusing that this chap speaks about these technological advances like they are coming to the world of photography for the first time. Hello, 2013 called and they said "Hi! Welcome to the club!". ;) 

 

 

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The producer of this video highlights some of the very nice features that this new camera has. I really like the LCD on top, the function ring on the lens (which apparently only changes the setting assigned to it while the shutter button is halfway depressed), and this new swipe adjuster control thingy on the back. The things he doesn't like wouldn't bother me at all, so at face value, if I ever found a compelling need to go back to shooting a 35mm based system, this particular camera might well be more enticing to me than either of the Nikon Z options. I particularly like that it uses SD cards and not the really expensive XQD one. It looks like a nice "Goldilocks" camera. 

 

 

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