First Look: Canon’s New APS-C RF Mirrorless Cameras and Lenses

As one of the giants in the world of camera manufacturing, cannon needs a little introduction. But having a big slice of the pie doesn’t stop them from being innovative. In the past two months, we’ve seen two new mirrorless cameras launched, along with at least four new lenses.

Canon introduced its two APS-C mirrorless cameras in July 2022, and they didn’t disappoint. DIYP spoke to Canon’s Justin Botha to find out more about the EOS-R7 and EOS-R10 cameras, and to see what the rest of 2022 has in store for Canon.

The EOS R7 body is aimed at the high-end enthusiast level and is essentially the mirrorless RF version of the EOS 7D DSLR. It’s a much higher spec than that, however, and elevates the APS-C to the mirrorless ecosystem. Of course, it has a much improved autofocus, touchscreen and many other cool features.

The EOS R7 pairs very well with avid sports photographers or amateur wildlife photographers. The crop sensor is actually quite beneficial for these genres, giving you the effect of being closer to the subject. It would also be suitable as a spare case for EOS R3 shooters that just need a backup.

The EOS R10 again updates the 850D to the mirrorless system. Like the EOS R7, the internal specs exceed expectations and deliver much better quality than we expected. In a nutshell, these cameras offer pretty incredible value in terms of image quality and price. The R10 is perfect for photography beginners or for use as a vlogging camera.

They’re two clearly hybrid cameras, which means they’re more than capable of shooting stills and video at a high level.

Canon also recently launched two new RF-S lenses. The RF-S 18-45mm is a standard lens kit that comes with both optional cameras. It essentially replaces the EF-S 18-55mm kit lens that comes standard with Canon DSLR bodies. The other goal is the RF-S 18-150mm which is sold as the ultimate travel zoom to cover a wide variety of needs. On a crop sensor that can cover a lot of ground.

Canon has also launched two new full-frame lenses. “The 24mm f/1.8 RF macro lens is a nice bright wide angle lens,” says Justin. “We also have the RF 15-30mm variable aperture lens, which is much smaller than the L-series equivalent,” says Justin. “That really makes it ideal for transport,” he adds. Both lenses have built-in optical image stabilization giving multiple stops more light for greater grip possibilities.

Both the R7 and R10 have hot shoe upgrades that allow you to mount accessories without the need for an additional cable. For example, you can mount a phone holder, flash trigger, or microphone to help you further with vlogging capabilities. The camera can actually power these devices through the hot shoe.

All of these products are currently available for purchase. The EOS R7 is priced at $1499the The EOS R10 costs $1379.

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