Last Tuesday, Canon announced the launch of two new R series cameras, the EOS R7 and R10. The two APS-C crop sensor cameras will share many of the same features with Canon’s R series full-frame cameras, such as autofocus technology and the ability to shoot 4K movies at 60 fps/ seconds, with 120 fps in Full HD. The R7 and R10 will come with Canon’s fully articulating flip-out touchscreen that gives users more flexibility when shooting movies or taking photos.
We’re excited to see what these mirrorless APS-C cameras are capable of. For now, let’s dig deeper into the differences between these two new Canon cameras. Plus, let’s see what Black Magic might have up its sleeve.
Canon EOS R7
The Canon EOS R7 is a 32.5MP APS-C mirrorless camera with Canon’s RF mount. It’s the big brother of the EOS R10, the same day it was released. The R7 is targeted at photography enthusiasts who want something between low-end and professional-level capabilities. It appears to be the replacement for the EOS 90D DSLR with its brother, the R10, replacing the EOS M6 II.
The EOS R7 and R10 share the same autofocus system, which features area tracking for easy tracking of people, animals, and vehicles. With area tracking, you can use any AF tracking area and have the system track focus on the selected area. The R7 can shoot continuously at up to 30 fps with the electronic shutter and 15 fps with the mechanical one. Once we get the review unit, we’ll have more details as we go through its pages.
The EOS R7 will cost $1,499 body only or $1,899 with the new 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM zoom lens. You can pre-order the Canon EOS R7 at B&H Photo right now (opens in a new tab).
Canon EOS R10
The R10 is the entry-level APS-C mirrorless camera in the RF mount lineup and features a 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor and looks very similar to its sibling, the EOS R7. It shares the same autofocus system with its sibling and is capable of recording video in 4K at 60fps. The R10’s autofocus system is derived from the Canon EOS R3 and uses AF area tracking technology. The R10 comes with the very popular three-inch fully articulating LCD touchscreen, giving users great flexibility while taking pictures or recording movies. We’ll have more details once we get our review unit and put it out for a few weeks of testing.
The EOS R10 will be available, body-only, for $979. Kit options include a bundle with the compact, collapsible 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM for $1,099. dollars or with the 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM for about $1,379. You can pre-order the Canon EOS R10 right now from B&H Photo (opens in a new tab).
Rumors about Canon
Rumors about photos recently speculated on what could come from Canon following the launch of the R7 and R10 this week. The report indicates that Canon will likely release a new full-frame RF system camera, the EOS R1 (2023) and a 100+ megapixel EOS RF camera around the first half of 2023. Although 100 megapixels sounds like a good idea absurd, but we’ve seen similar smartphones, like the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.
There has been some speculation that Mark II versions of the Canon EOS R and EOS RP may be in the works, but isn’t that what we just got in the R7 and R10? We could see a Mark II version of the Canon EOS C70, which I believe will go up to at least 6K and some other improvements like a CFexpress slot and the ability to write to an external drive. We are looking forward to what Canon will launch in 2023. Keep in mind that delivery delays have been announced for the R7 and R10.
Many people have speculated that Blackmagic will release an 18K box-style cinema camera around 2022, which is highly likely but since it didn’t happen at NAB 2022 as many predicted, some have lost faith. This writer believes there could be two new cameras, and possibly even three, before the end of 2022.
My first guess is that we will see a Blackmagic Studio 6K or 8K Camera with EF mount and very similar specs. BMPCC 6K or 6K Pro. The 6K Pro Studio camera can be very similar to current studio cameras in every way except for the brighter LCD screen, which matches the familiar box-style format of the current line of Studio cameras.
The second camera that I anticipate we might see is the Blackmagic 6K Pro Plus pocket-sized camera, which will feature a dual-pixel autofocus system with subject tracking. Blackmagic cameras now have a rudimentary autofocus (focus assist) system that lets you dial in focus, and I’m not complaining; I found it very useful. We could also get two USB-C ports and an improved battery.
Blackmagic can also throw us a curved sphere and release an 8K pocket cinema camera with autofocus and subject tracking and up to 240 fps for super slow-motion shooting. serious. Plus, it would be nice if it came with an RF mount. As anyone will tell you, Canon’s RF glasses are excellent and having recently shot with a Canon C70 with RF lenses, I have to say the footage is amazing.
We’re not sure what Blackmagic has, but we’re excited to see what the company does.