The Launch of Canon’s First Full-frame Mirrorless Camera EOS R
    A New System Achieving Unprecedented Image Quality, Enhanced Usability,
    and Expanded Photographic Possibilities
     
     
    HONG KONG, 9 October 2018 - Canon today announces the sales start of Canon’s first Full-frame mirrorless digital interchangeable lens camera EOS R, RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Standard Zoom Lens, new mount adapters and new accessories, aiming to provide professional photographers, videographers and photo enthusiasts with a brand new imaging system.
     
    The EOS R employs the newly developed RF Mount, a fully electronic controlled lens mount with a large 54mm internal diameter, a short flange distance of 20mm and a high capacity, high speed data communication system between camera and lens. This allows for a significantly greater degree of freedom in lens design. Through this advancement, Canon is now able to expand the possibilities of high image quality, advanced specifications and compact design to deliver attractive interchangeable lenses options previously thought unachievable.
     
    With the newly developed 30.3-megapixels Canon Full-frame CMOS image sensor and the latest DIGIC 8 digital image processor, the EOS R achieves a standard ISO sensitivity range of 100–40000 and makes high-image-quality shooting possible. With the evolution of Dual Pixel CMOS AF, the EOS R achieves the world’s fastest autofocus speed of 0.05 seconds[1] and it is the world’s first Full-frame camera offering minimum EV for autofocus at EV-6[2], making possible highly precise focusing even in super low-light scenarios. The camera also achieves an expanded focus area[3] of approximately 100% (vertically) x 88% (horizontally) with maximum 5,655 selectable AF point positions[4] to enable greater composition freedom when shooting.
     
    The EOS R features 4K UHD movie recording with selection of ALL-I or IPB compression. Canon Log is already built-in to deliver up to 12-stop dynamic range and offer a great degree of freedom during post-editing. In addition, the EOS R also supports uncompressed 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 video output to external devices through a HDMI terminal. The new camera features a high quality 0.5-inch 3.69M-dot OLED color electronic viewfinder (EVF), when used in conjunction with the camera’s newly employed control methods such as Multi-Function Bar, Flexible-priority (Fv) exposure mode, users can concentrate on shooting without having to look away from their subject.
     
    Launched together with EOS R is the new RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, a compact and versatile standard zoom lens with Nano USM technology and 5-stop[5]image stabilization. It also features a new “control ring” as found in new RF lens series to which users can adjust assigned camera setting such as ISO sensitivity, shutter speed or aperture value directly from the lens. Furthermore, two new RF mount adapters for the EOS R camera and a Battery Grip BG-E22 are also launched today. The Mount Adapter EF-EOS R and Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R make it possible for any of the more than 70 lenses in Canon’s rich EF and EF-S Lens series line-up to be used with the EOS R camera. The Battery Grip BG-E22 is an optional accessory for use with the EOS R that when attached, offers improved holding when shooting vertically. The grip is also the first for EOS cameras that allows for direct battery charging with the included USB Power adapter PD-E1.
     
    EOS R - Canon’s first Full-frame Mirrorless Digital Interchangeable Lens camera employing new RF Mount
     
    High Image Quality in Compact Form Factor with Newly Developed Full-Frame CMOS Image Sensor, New RF Mount and Latest DIGIC 8 Imagine Processor
    Through the combination of RF lenses, a Full-frame CMOS sensor with approximately 30.3-megapixel optimized for RF Lenses and the latest DIGIC 8 image processor, the new Full-frame mirrorless camera EOS R makes high-image-quality shooting possible. The EOS R is equipped with Digital Lens Optimizer (DLO), which corrects for such factors as diffraction and lens aberrations. RF lenses automatically send data necessary for corrections to the camera body to enable corrections without needing to pre-register the lens data on the camera via a PC. Achieving a standard ISO sensitivity range of 100–40000 and expandable to ISO 50-102400, when used in combination with a large aperture lens, the EOS R makes high-image-quality shooting possible even in low-light scenes such as indoors and night time. When using One-shot AF, the camera achieves continuous shooting speeds of approximately 8 fps, and achieves approximately 5 fps with Servo AF. It also adopts the CR3 RAW format and supports the C-RAW (compact RAW) format with file size approx. 40% smaller than standard RAW file. In addition, Dual Pixel RAW shooting is also incorporated to achieve the best RAW image quality by three image post-processing functions including “Image Micro-adjustment”, “Bokeh Shift” and “Ghosting Reduction”. What’s more, it supports 1.6x cropped shooting for both still photo and movie shooting when RF or EF lenses are attached (when EF-S lenses are used, 1.6x cropped shooting will be enabled automatically).
     
    The EOS R employs Dual Sensing IS[6], which detects camera shake with high accuracy to effectively stabilize images. Attaining image information from the image sensor and information from the lens’s gyro sensor, the camera can accurately detect low-frequency vibrations that cannot be detected by the gyro sensor alone to make optimal correction possible. Additionally, through improvements in the shake detection algorithm, the EOS R achieves image stabilization equivalent to a maximum of 5-stop shutter speed for stills shooting (CIPA standard). Moreover, the camera now supports Silent Shooting[7] to bring completely silent and mechanical shake-free shooting, perfect for shooting in concerts or museums. “Anti-Flicker Shooting” is also featured to ensure more consistent exposure and color when shooting under flickering light source such as fluorescent light.
     
    A Breakthrough in Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology
    With the evolution in Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF), an autofocus technology in which each effective pixel on the CMOS sensor is able to perform both phase-difference autofocusing and imaging functions, the EOS R achieves the world’s fastest focusing speed of 0.05 seconds [1]. When used in combination with compatible lenses, the camera achieves an expanded focus area of approximately 100% (vertically) x 88% (horizontally)[3]. What’s more, when selecting AF point positions using the directional keypad, users can choose from as many as 5,655 selectable point positions[4], enabling greater composition freedom when shooting.
     
    The EOS R is also the world’s first full-frame camera to offer minimum EV for autofocus at  EV -6[2], making highly precise focusing possible even in super low-light scenarios where distinguishing subjects would be difficult for the human eye. What’s more, the EOS R features Eye AF[8], which can detect and focus on the subject’s eye. The function is ideal for portrait shooting. When shooting with the electronic viewfinder with “Touch and Drag AF” function enabled, you can enjoy an easier and more intuitive focusing experience by dragging the focusing position with your finger on the LCD monitor while confirming the focusing position in the viewfinder in real time.
     
    4K UHD Movie Recording with Canon Log and 10-bit 4:2:2 HDMI output
    The EOS R makes 4K UHD 29.97p/25p/24.0p/23.98p movie recording possible in H.264 MP4 format with selection of ALL-I (480 Mbps) or IPB (120 Mbps) compression, and also features a 4K frame capture function, which lets users extract selected frames as still images from recorded 4K video[9]. The camera supports Canon Log[10] which has proven results with the Cinema EOS System. Offering up to 12-stop dynamic range for flexible control over shadows and highlights, video captured with Canon Log delivers a great degree of freedom during post-shoot editing and processing and with color grading, rich video expression can be achieved through subtle details of light and shadow. In addition to Full HD 50p/59.94p movie recording[11], EOS R also features HD 100p/119.9p “High Frame Rate” movie[12] for easy creation of impressive slow-motion movies that capture dynamic movement or exciting action at 0.25x speed. 4K and Full HD Time-lapse movie function[13]is also provided, enabling easy capture of stunning day-to-night cityscape time-lapse movies in ultra-high 4K resolution through simple settings. The EOS R supports uncompressed 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 video output to external devices through a HDMI terminal. When using Canon Log, the camera can output video with a rich gradation (10-bit output) and a wide color gamut (next-generation 4K broadcasting standard ITU-R BT.2020).
     
    The EOS R realizes in-body 5-axis electronic image stabilization to enable “Movie Digital IS” for steady handheld movie shooting. What’s more, when used in combination with compatible lenses[14], the camera can make use of Combination IS, which combines electronic stabilization from the camera and optical stabilization from the lens to deliver video with minimal hand shake even when shooting in an unstable position or while walking. In order to facilitate manual focusing, “DAF Focus Guide” function as found in Cinema EOS cameras and “Peaking” function are newly added to assist precise Manual Focus. On the other hand, Dual Pixel CMOS AF also provides “Custom Movie Servo AF” that allows user to customize the Movie Servo AF characteristics. When used with RF lenses, EOS R now supports “Distortion Correction” and 1/8-stop aperture adjustment during movie recording.
     
    Comfortable operation without having to look away from the viewfinder
    The EOS R has a built-in high-resolution color electronic viewfinder (EVF) with approximately 100% coverage and 0.76x magnification that employs a 0.5-inch and approximately 3.69M-dot OLED panel. The viewfinder’s optics features a glass-molded aspherical lens to deliver vivid and clear image with minimal aberrations at all angle. It also features a new “Multi-Function Bar” (M.Fn Bar) on its back, an EOS-series first, that enables both tap and slide operations, allowing for easy shooting settings and image browsing. The EVF allows users to confirm the effects of their chosen shooting settings and when combined with such controls as the Multi-Function Bar, Main Dial, Quick Control Dial and the Control Ring on RF lenses. Users can adjust settings instantly while shooting without having to take their eyes off of their subject. A 3.15-inch 2.1M-dot high resolution side-opening Vari-angle Clear View II LCD monitor with touch operation is also featured that allows easy access to menu settings, playback operations and AF control. It also supports the Color Tone adjustment of LCD monitor and electronic viewfinder separately among warm tone, standard and cool tone according to the personal preference and shooting environment. What’s more a 128 x 128 dot-matrix reflective memory LCD top panel is also added to provide essential shooting information.
     
    The EOS R is the first Canon camera to feature a new “Flexible-priority” exposure mode (Fv mode), where such exposure settings as shutter speed, aperture and ISO sensitivity allow for both AUTO and optional direct control in a single mode. With FV mode, users can freely change exposure settings while looking through the electronic viewfinder without having to change exposure modes in the traditional manner via the mode dial or the camera’s LCD screen, allowing them to concentrate on shooting without having to look away from their subject.
     
    Lightweight and Rigid Body Similar to EOS-1 Series Camera and Supports USB Charging
    The EOS R is made of lightweight and rigid magnesium alloy to achieve a high level of rigidity similar to EOS-1 series cameras while maintaining a body weight of 580g only. It is protected with a high level of dust and water resistance design[15] to give users ease of mind when shooting under various weather conditions. The camera also features a high precision and compact shutter unit with maximum 1/8000 sec shutter speed and approximately 200,000-cycle durability[16]to ensure reliable camera performance under even the harshest environment. The shutter will also be closed when the camera power is turned off to protect the image sensor and minimize dust deposition. In addition, the camera features supports SD/SDHC/SDXC Card (compatible with UHS-II standard) for high speed image recording, and a USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1) digital terminal for fast transfer of photos and videos for tethered shooting. Battery charging via the USB Type-C port with USB Power Adapter PD-E1[17] is also possible.
     
    Built-in with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Connectivity for Convenient Remote Shooting and Instant Sharing
    EOS R offers multiple wireless connection options and image backup solutions for easy shooting, image sharing and management. The camera features built-in Wi-Fi for wireless remote image and movie shooting as well as image browsing and transfer on smartphones via “Camera Connect” app, facilitating easy image sharing to social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram or YouTube. The “Transfer images to smartphones after shot” is also added. With this, the camera will automatically send images to a smartphone via Wi-Fi in parallel when shooting, facilitating easy image browsing or sharing with friends during the course of shooting or after that. All new images shot can also be backed up to the computer automatically and wirelessly when at home through the “Automatic sending images to computer” function with “Image Transfer Utility 2” computer software[18] . “Image Transfer Utility 2” also supports automatic transfer of images from computer to cloud storage for more comprehensive and convenient image management experience. Additional wireless functions such as FTP transfer is also supported via Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7 II D (optional).
     
    In addition, EOS R supports Bluetooth® low energy technology for more convenient and continuous connection between the camera and compatible smartphones[19] at low power consumption. As long as the Bluetooth connection is enabled, users can wake up the camera anytime from their smartphones to browse and transfer images (via Wi-Fi) even the camera turns off automatically. Bluetooth® low energy technology also supports wireless remote shooting with Wireless Remote Controller BR-E1[20] from any direction within 5m from the camera. Furthermore, shooting location can also be appended to images by acquiring GPS information from smartphone via Bluetooth connection[21]. This makes it easy to geotag images, create travel blog, as well as checking in to a location when uploading images to social platforms.
     
    RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM –Standard L-series Zoom Lens Achieving Remarkable 0.05 sec Autofocus Speed with Nano USM Technology
    The RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM realizes a compact design and advanced specifications, building on the wide diameter and short back focus distance which characterizes the RF mount to achieve a constant aperture value of f/4 across the entire zoom range. Delivering the highest standards of descriptive performance, operability and durability suitable for an L series lens, the RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM is a compact standard zoom lens designed for EOS R mirrorless digital cameras and developed for professional photographers and anyone striving for superior visual expression. In addition to still photography, the lens is also well-suited to videography thanks to its smooth autofocusing.
     
    The RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM incorporates Canon’s new thin-type high torque Nano USM. When used in conjunction with the EOS R mirrorless camera’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, the lens achieves world’s fastest AF speed of 0.05 sec[1] during still photo shooting while provides silent and smooth Movie Servo AF during movie shooting. The optical design of the RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM comprises 18 lens elements in 14 groups, including an effective placement of 3 Glass-molded (GMo) double-surface aspherical lens elements to correct spherical aberration, distortion and astigmatism significantly and achieve high-contrast image quality from center to periphery throughout the entire zoom range. It also makes use of 1 UD lens elements to reduce axial chromatic aberration and chromatic aberration of magnification for high image quality. The lens features Canon’s ASC (Air Sphere Coating) to reduce lens flare and ghosting caused by reflections and improve image clarity and contrast when shooting into backlight. However, despite its high image quality, the RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM achieves a compact size of approximately 107.3 mm in length—a reduction of approximately 10.7 mm compared to the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM. Combining the lens with an EOS R camera makes an incredibly portable camera system possible.
     
    Equipped with Canon’s latest lens microprocessor, the RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM achieves 5-stop[22] of image stabilization. This improved IS performance is made possible by faster communication between the lens and camera through the new RF mount. What’s more, the lens also supports Dual Sensing IS, which attains and analyzes image information from the image sensor and information from the lens’ gyro sensor and applies more effective stabilization to correct large, low-frequency vibration caused by body movement when shooting stills.
     
    This lens also features a new “control ring” as found in new RF lens series to which users can assign such settings as aperture value, shutter sped and ISO sensitivity. The control ring can be operated in alongside various electronic dials on the camera while looking through the electronic viewfinder (EVF), making possible easier and more intuitive shooting. To cope with the demands of professional users, RF 24-105mm f/4L IS, fluorine coating is applied to the foremost and rearmost lens surfaces to minimize the amount of dust, dirt and fingerprints adhering to the lens, making cleaning easier for superior image quality. The lens also features dust and water resistance design[23] to enable shooting even under adverse weather conditions.
     
    Mount Adapter EF-EOS R

    A standard EF to RF mount adapter featuring a compact, lightweight and highly portable design. Attaching this adapter to an RF mount camera body enables the use of any lens in Canon’s rich EF and EF-S lens line-up[24], thereby expanding the possibilities of the EOS R System. Metal mounts are used on both lens and camera sides for robustness and durability and supports dust-and-water-resistant design[25].
     
    Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R

    Equipped with a lens control ring to which users can allocate and freely adjust such frequently used camera settings as shutter speeds, aperture value, ISO sensitivity and exposure compensation, this adapter helps realize a more comfortable shooting experience.
     
    Battery Grip BG-E22

     

     

     

     

     

    The Battery Grip BG-E22 is an optional accessory for use with the EOS R that when attached offered improved holding when shooting vertically. When loaded with two Battery Pack LP-E6N, the grip increases the amount of time the camera can be continuously used for shooting. The grip is the first for EOS cameras that allows for direct charging. It has an USB Type-C charging terminal[26] and supports battery charging of up to two LP-E6N batteries with the bundled USB Power Adapter PD-E1[27]. What’s more, it is not necessary to attach to the camera body when charging. A traditional PC terminal is also added for connecting studio flash unit with PC cord and equipped with a camera alignment pin hole on the bottom part to facilitate video shooting when using on a video tripod. Dust-and-water-resistant design[28] is also incorporated.
     
     
    The new Canon EOS R Full-frame mirrorless digital interchangeable lens camera, standard zoom lens kit set, RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM and accessories are now available for sale and respective suggested retail prices are as follows:
     
    Model
    Suggested Retail Price
    EOS R Body
    HK$17,480
    (Free Mount Adapter EF-EOS R*)
     
    EOS R with RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Kit Set
    HK$25,580
    Limited-time Special Offer HK$24,680
    (Free Mount Adapter EF-EOS R*)
     
    RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
    HK$8,880
    Battery Grip BG-E22
    HK$2,480
    Mount Adapter EF-EOS R
    HK$880
    Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R
    HK$1,680
    Battery Pack LP-E6N
    HK$660
    Battery Charger LC-E6E
    HK$490
    *Early Bird Promotion. While Stock Last
     
    Accessories for RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM and respective suggested retail prices are as follows:
    Model
    Suggested Retail Price
    77mm Protect Filter
    HK$380
    77mm Circular Polarizing Filter PL-C B
    HK$1,500
    Lens Hood EW-83N
    HK$380
    Lens Cap E-77 II
    HK$70
    Lens Dust Cap RF
    HK$80
    Lens Case LP1319
    HK$210
     
     

     

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    Canon Inc. (TSE:7751 / NYSE:CAJ) was founded in 1937 in Japan. Its predecessor, Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory, produced Japan's first 35 mm focal-plane-shutter camera “Kwanon” in 1934. Canon Inc. eventually expanded into the photocopying and printing industries, launching Japan's first plain-paper copier NP-1100 in 1970 and the world's first inkjet printer BJ-80 in 1985. Through the years, Canon Inc. has acquired in-depth experience in digital imaging product manufacturing, and research and development. It is a leader in the development of innovative products and holds the most technology patents in the imaging industry. Canon Inc. also makes a significant contribution to the promotion of photography. Today, Canon Inc. has a strong global presence and is one of the most important market players in the imaging, office and industrial product categories. As of 31 December 2017, Canon's global revenue was US$36.1 billion.
     

    One of the company’s first offices in Asia, Canon Hongkong Co., Ltd. (CHK) was established in 1971. It is responsible for the sales, marketing and after-sales services for all Canon product lines in Hong Kong and Macau. CHK adheres to Canon’s corporate philosophy of “kyosei”, which encourages the company and its staff to participate in social, charitable and environmental activities in the community. CHK implements internationally-recognized management systems and has achieved ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001 (Canon Digital Production Center) and OHSAS 18001 certification. For more information about Canon Hongkong, please visit our website: https://hk.canon/.

     
    [1] Among all the interchangeable lens digital cameras incorporating the 35mm full-frame equivalent image sensor with phase detection and contrast detection AF on the image plane, EOS RP’s AF Speed is the same as that of EOS R (Available in the market as of 13th February 2019). Calculated from the results of measured AF time, based on CIPA guidelines (differs depending on shooting conditions and lens used). Measured using internal methods. Measurement conditions; Focus brightness: EV12 (average temperature/ISO 100), Shooting Mode: M, using the RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM (at a focal length of 24mm) with the following settings: shutter released using the shutter button, one-point AF (center), one-shot AF.
    [2] Among all the interchangeable lens digital cameras incorporating the 35mm full-frame equivalent image sensor with phase-difference detection AF on the image plane. As of September 4th, 2018 (researched by Canon). According to the Canon standard. (During still photo shooting, f/1.2, Center AF point, One-Shot AF, at 23°C/73°F, ISO100).
    [3] With compatible lenses only. Compatible lenses include all RF lenses and most of the current EF lenses.
    [4] When selecting point using the directional keypad. When the AF area is automatically selected, the focus area is divided into a maximum of 143 sections.
    [5] CIPA Standard, Focal Length: 105mm, EOS R is used.
     
    [6] For still images shooting only. Compatible lenses: RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM and RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM
    [7] When silent shutter is enabled, the following functions are inactivated: Multiple-exposure shooting, HDR shooting, Multi Shot Noise Reduction, Long Exposure Noise Reduction, Flash photography, Continuous shooting, AEB shooting, Anti-flicker detection, Dual Pixel RAW shooting.
    [8] Eye Detection AF operates during One-shot AF and [Face + Tracking] AF only. It is not available during Servo AF and movie shooting.
    [9] Frame Grab from Full HD/HD movies is not possible. As movie frames are saved as still images, image quality is not equivalent to normal still images. Aspect ratio is 16:9.
    [10] When ISO is set to 400. When Canon Log is enabled, the only exposure mode available is M mode (Auto ISO is not supported). Peripheral illumination correction is also disabled.
    [11] Full HD 59.94p and 50.0p are not available with  “Movie Cropping”.
    [12] Movie Servo AF is not applicable to High Frame Rate Movie. High Frame Rate Movie is not possible with “Movie Cropping”. Maximum recording time is 7 min 29 sec.
    [13] Maximum 3600 exposures, maximum 2 minutes (NTSC) or 2 minutes 24 second (PAL) time-lapse movie can be shot.
    [14] Compatible lenses: RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM and RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM.
     
    [15] It is not recommended for use under rain.
    [16] Shutter durability may vary depending on usage and environmental conditions.
    [17] Battery charging is compatible with Battery Pack LP-E6N only. USB Power Adapter PD-E1 is recommended for battery charging.
    [18] Both the camera and computer must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Pairing of the camera and the Image Transfer Utility 2 software is required for the first time. When sending images automatically, the camera must be turned on, and the computer must also be turned on and logged in. To automatically transfer new/non-transferred images only, proper setting is necessary.
    [19] Pairing of the camera and smart device is required for the first time. In some cases, an iOS smart device may require operation from the device side. Both camera and smart device have to be within a certain distance when the Camera Connect App is active. In remote shooting and Image viewing mode, it will switch from Bluetooth to Wi-Fi connection. For Android, Android 5.0 (or later) and Bluetooth 4.0 (or later) are required. For iOS, Bluetooth 4.0 (or later) is required (iPhone 4s or later, iPad 3rd generation or later, iPod touch 5th generation or later). Some devices that fulfil the mentioned requirements may not be able to connect via Bluetooth, however Image transfer and other remote operations will still be possible through Wi-Fi connectivity.
    [20] Pairing between the camera and Wireless Remote Controller BR-E1 beforehand is required. Both camera and BR-E1 have to be within a certain distance.
    [21] The camera and smartphone need to be connected via Bluetooth. While Wi-Fi connection is established, GPS data cannot be renewed.
    [22] CIPA Standard, Focal Length: 105mm, EOS R is used.
    [23] With EOS R Body, however it is not recommended for use under rain.
    [24] Excludes EF-M lenses and CN-E lenses. Some functions of EF lenses may not be supported due to camera specifications.
    [25] With EOS R Camera and EF L Lens with dust-and-water-resistant design. However, It is not recommended for use under rain.
    [26] The USB Type-C connector on BG-E22 is for battery charging only; for digital output or communication, use the USB Type-C terminal on the camera body.
    [27] Battery charging is compatible with Battery Pack LP-E6N only. Charging is also possible when two packs of LP-E6N are loaded, the LP-E6N closer to the battery magazine’s release handle will be charged first. Charging is not possible when one LP-E6N and one LP-E6 are loaded. When the battery power is above 90%, charging is not possible.
    [28]  It is not recommended for use under rain.

     

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