- 30MP - Full frame Sensor
- 3.2" Fully Articulated Display
- ISO 100 - 40000 (Expand to 102400)
- 1/8000s Max Shutter
- 3840 x 2160 video
- Canon RF Mount
- 660g - 136 x 98 x 84mm
- Launched September 2018
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Canon R summary
Canon R is Canon's Pro Mirrorless camera first launched on September of 2018. The camera has a 30MP, CMOS Full frame sized sensor and has a full resolution of 6720 x 4480.
The R ranks at #23 out of 69 in Pro Mirrorless cameras and over-all #29 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our list. Please use our Smart camera filter to find camera rankings based on your personalized criteria.
Below is a diagram of specific factors used in the rating system.
Canon R family
The Canon R comes with a history of related digital cameras. Below, you can view all older and the latest models alongside important features.
R vs R6 II24MPFull frame12.0 fps2022
R vs R5 C45MPFull frame12.0 fps2022
Canon R Gallery
You can check the R from several angles in the gallery below.
Canon R Pros and Cons
Below is a list of advantages and disadvantages of the Canon R based on aspects that are normally regarded as essential in a camera.
Canon R Sensor specifications
The dimension of the sensor on the Canon R is 36mm x 24mm (Full frame). The 864 mm² sensor can capture 6720 x 4480 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CMOS sensor boasts 30 megapixels and has a native ISO range of 100 to 40000. This ISO can also be widened electronically to 50 to 102400. RAW files are supported which means that you have wider margin for error.
The image below illustrates the R's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The R sensor comes with a crop factor of 1 and is displayed in green.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Canon R dimensions
Canon R weighs about 1.46 lb (660 gr or 23.28 oz) and the volume of the camera is 136mm x 98mm x 84mm (5.4" x 3.9" x 3.3"). The weight of average Pro Mirrorless camera is 719 gr and the Canon R is similar when compared with other rivals.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
Below is a photo of the Canon R besides a softdrink to help you to have a feel for its scale.
The top view below will provide the button layout on the R.
Canon R Lens specifications
The R uses the Canon RF mount and has 30 lenses that you can buy. Below is some of the lenses we have in our database which will work with the R.
Canon R Connectivity
The R has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras which have NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can send pictures and at times adjust camera settings without connecting straight to the camera.
Several applications even enable a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it can be connected to an external screen. Most cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Canon R Video specifications
The highest possible video quality on the Canon R is 3840 x 2160 and it can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 2160p provides a fantastic quality for video. You can easily crop to 1080p to get clearer video. Be mindful of the massive file sizes and make sure you have got high quality SD cards that have fast write speed. The camera does include both headphone and mic socket making it extremely useful whilst recording sound.
Canon R Weather Sealing
Canon R has weather proofing making it a good selection to use during challenging conditions. This can be especially helpful if you are uncertain about the conditions you may encounter during outdoor photography.
Canon R Display and Viewfinder
The Canon R has a 3.2" fully articulated display supporting a resolution of 2,100k dots.
The display is selfie friendly to shoot self portraits and group photos if needed. Moreover the display is touch friendly which means that you can easily switch focus point and adjust settings using your fingertips. The R also includes a Top display so that you can instantly checkout the camera's settings.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The ViewFinder details regarding Canon R are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 3,690k dots
- ViewFinder Coverage 100 percent
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.76x
Viewfinders are pretty handy during bright outdoor conditions which might make the camera display washed out and difficult to view.
Canon R Shutter specifications
Canon R continuous shooting speed is 8.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/8000 seconds.
Canon R Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Canon R boasts external flash support but is lacking built in flash.
Canon R Autofocusing specifications
Canon R boasts both Phase Detect Autofocus along with Contrast Based Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier and precise in comparison with Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has Face detect which makes it valuable for taking photos of people.
The Sensor has 5655 focus points to select from. Canon R has touch to focus. You can easily use your fingers to adjust focus points. It also has Tracking Autofocus for objects on the move. Canon R includes manual focusing in case it is required during low light situations or you want more exact focusing control.
Canon R Battery life
The battery life in the Canon R is designed to last for 370 pictures as per the CIPA requirements making it lower compared with its rivals. The average Pro Mirrorless camera battery life is 462. Olympus E-M1X has the best (870) battery life within this group of cameras.
Below is a listing of Pro Mirrorless cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
R vs E-M1X870 yesnoyes
R vs Fujifilm GFX 100800 yesnoyes
Canon R for varying categories of photography
The following bar chart indicates a outline of the Canon R for varying categories of photography. To look at more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Canon R Portrait photography info
The Canon R gets a score of 87 which is brilliant, and means the camera is a brilliant choice for portrait images. Photographing portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support in addition to the ability to use off-camera flash.
Street photography with Canon R
With a very good points tally of 74, the Canon R is a fine option to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of picture quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Canon R
A terrific sports photography rating of 77 means the Canon R is a superb choice for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have very good autofocus and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon R Travel photography info
Portability is extremely important in getting a travel camera. In general, the Canon R gets a above average 73 for a travelling camera which makes it a good choice to buy for your travels.
Canon R Landscape photography features
When you're looking to pick a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most important factor is going to be image quality. The Canon R with it's great grade of 77 for a landscape camera is a outstanding pick in the current marketplace.
Canon R as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera preferably should come with a articulating display, mic port and if possible IBIS. Considering all the details, the Canon R is a fine option as a vlog camera as it comes to a nice score of 73.
Canon R Alternatives
If you need replacements to the R, here is a number of the top ranked cameras that fall under the category of Pro Mirrorless.
The graph listed below gives you a bird's eye view of the R compared to it's highest scoring competitors suggested earlier.
Here are a handful of other cameras you may check out as alternative options. To check out a full comparison, click the "compare" link.