HONG KONG, 18 September 2018 – Canon announced today announced the New EOS R Imaging System – comprising the EOS R, Canon’s first Full Frame Mirrorless Digital Interchangeable Lens, four RF Lenses as well as EOS R system accessories- a new imaging system of cameras and lenses that achieves unprecedented image quality, enhanced usability, and expanded photographic possibilities. The command of light is the essence of visual expression through photo and video, for which lenses are vital. In pursuit of even higher image quality, Canon has created the new EOS R System, which features a revised lens mount—the point of contact between camera and lens—that expands the possibilities of optics, allowing for even greater freedom when designing lenses.
Created to utilize RF lenses—born of lens design ideals—to the fullest, the EOS R System 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. The RF Mount employs the same large 54mm internal diameter as the renowned EF mount, enables RF Lenses to achieve peak optical performance, delivers maximum freedom of optical design and ensures future system expandability. Its short 20mm flange distance through the use of mirrorless camera design allows a shorter back focus distance, the lens’ rearmost lens element thus can be placed very close to the focal plane of a camera’s image sensor, which means nearly all of the optical system length can be utilized for image quality enhancement. Furthermore, the 20mm flange distance is selected to maintain balance between optimal image quality and the demand for durability and reliability for professional use. The RF Mount also features a newly developed high capacity, high speed data communication system with a future-proof 12-pin electrical contacts. With 10 times the existing transmission speed, the new communication system allows more precise lens controls, real time image processing and aberration corrections and enhanced shooting operation with the new Control Ring featured in all RF Lenses. 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.
The new EOS R, Canon’s 1st Full Frame Mirrorless Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera, is designed to take full advantage of the strengths of the new RF mount to achieve high quality images in a more compact and lightweight body than conventional DSLR cameras. EOS R features a 30.3MP CMOS Sensor, latest DIGIC 8 processor, new generation Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF) with world’s fastest AF speed of 5,665 AF positions, 4K Video Shooting with Canon Log and 10-bit output and a host of improved photographic and video features. Designed with EVF-based operation in mind, EOS R retained the acclaimed EOS intuitive operation by completely re-designing the layout of control interface. The EOS R is fully compatible with EF and EF-S lenses through the use of EF-EOS R mount adapter, allow users to harness the maximum potential of the EF and EF-S lenses in their possession.
Four new RF lenses are also launched with the EOS R, are the including Canon’s first F2 Standard Zoom Lens RF 28-70mm f/2L USM, Ultra-fast Standard Lens RF 50mm f/1.2L USM, Standard Zoom Lens RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM and versatile Macro Lens RF 35mm f/1.8 Marco IS STM. Apart from these, Canon also launched 3 types of Mount Adapter EF-EOS R, Battery Grip BG-E22 and other accessories for EOS R to further strength the EOS R system. The EOS R system, together with the current EOS Full Frame DSLR and EF Lenses, provides professionals and photo amateurs a wide range of Full Frame Camera and Lens selections to meet the demands of various shooting style and photo genres.
In addition to the EOS R system, Canon also announced the new lightweight professional Super Telephoto Lens EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM and EF 600 mm f/4L IS III USM, a Fast Standard Lens EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM for EOS M system and a compact Speedlite EL100, further expanding the choices of professional photographers and amateurs in EOS ecosystem.
Canon’s EOS System made its debut in 1987 and flourished with EF lenses at its core. Today EF lenses are the system’s keystone and are also employed by such products as cinema cameras and network cameras, and have come to support the development of a variety of the Company’s businesses as an enduring core of Canon’s input technologies. With the addition of the new EOS R System to the continuing EOS System, Canon is further expanding the boundaries of image capture and strengthening the EOS System as a whole.