Canon’s R7 and R10 Inhale Life into APS-C

Days gone by several years haven’t been kind to the 1 . 5x plants sensor camera. Other than Fuji, every major manufacturer of aps-c cameras has moved their focus toward complete frame. Canon’s most recent aps-c camera was their M50 Mark II in Oct 2020; Sony’s newest (late-2019) a6100 and a6600 have already been soft-discontinued; only Nikon offers released something in the last year with the Zfc, which is commonly the same as 2019’s Z50 using retro styling. So , supporters of aps-c should be heartened to see Canon’s new statement of the EOS R7 plus EOS R10 – plus two crop-sensor lenses – for the EOS R mirrorless system.

Canon’s EOS R system is by far their most important line of cameras at the moment, but until now, all of EOS R cameras are actually full-frame. The R7 plus R10 change the narrative and so are Canon’s most important foray into aps-c mirrorless yet. (The previous Canon M Program had several aps-c mirrorless cameras and sold fairly well, but those digital cameras stopped receiving much R& D once Canon started making the more flexible EOS Ur system. )

Today’s EOS R10 and EOS R7 will  attract slightly different audiences. The EOS R10 is a twenty-four MP midrange camera retailing for $980, body only. The EOS R7 is really a higher-speed, higher-resolution (33 MP) camera that Canon is certainly targeting for advanced customers, with a $1500 body-only cost to boot. The two lenses announced are basic variable-aperture kit zooms: an 18-45mm f/4. 5-6. 3 IS plus an 18-150mm f/3. 5-6. 3 IS.

Here are the most important specifications from the two cameras:

Canon EOS R10

Canon EOS R10 Front

  • Messfühler size: 22. 3 × 14. 9 mm  (aps-c)
  • Resolution, effective: 24. two megapixels
  • In-body image leveling: No
  • Autofocus points: 651
  • Frame rate: 23 FRAMES PER SECOND (electronic shutter), 15 FPS (mechanical shutter)
  • Buffer (Lossless Raw): 21 frames on 23 FPS; 29 structures at 15 FPS
  • Barrier (Lossy C-Raw):   43 frames at 23 FRAMES PER SECOND; 157 frames at fifteen FPS
  • LCD type: Tilt-flip touchscreen
  • Max video specs: 3840 × 2160 (4K) at 60 FPS; 1080 pixels at 120 FPS
  • Movie compression: 10-Bit with four: 2: 2 chroma sampling; H. 265/MP4
  • Battery life, LCD: 430 photos
  • Battery life, EVF: 260 photos
  • Memory cards: 1× SD, UHS-II suitable
  • Weight w/ battery plus card: 429 g (0. 95 lbs)
  • Dimensions (W×H×D): 123 × 88 × 83 mm (4. 8 × 3. 5 × 3. 3 in. )
  • Price: $979 (body only), $1099 (with 18-45mm kit), $1379 (with 18-150mm kit)

Cannon EOS R7

Canon EOS R7 Front

  • Sensor dimension: 22. 3 × fourteen. 8 mm  (aps-c)
  • Quality, effective: 32. 5 megapixels
  • In-body image stabilization: Indeed, up to 8 stops when also using stabilized zoom lens
  • Autofocus points: 651
  • Framework rate: 30 FPS (electronic shutter), 15 FPS (mechanical shutter)
  • Buffer (Lossless Raw): 42 frames at 30 FPS; 51 frames in 15 FPS
  • Buffer (Lossy C-Raw):   93 frames at 30 FPS; 187 frames at 15 FPS
  • LCD type: Tilt-flip touch screen
  • Max video specs: 3840 × 2160 (4K) at 60 FPS; 1080p in 120 FPS
  • Video data compresion: 10-Bit with 4: two: 2 chroma sampling; They would. 265/MP4
  • Battery life, LCD: 770 photos
  • Battery life, EVF: 500 photos
  • Memory cards: 2× SD, both UHS-II compatible
  • Weight w/ battery and card: 612 g (1. 35 lbs)
  • Dimensions (W×H×D): 132 × 90 × 92 mm (5. 2 × 3. 6 × 3. 6 in. )
  • Price: $1499 (body only), $1899 (with 18-150mm kit lens)


They are rather impressive specifications meant for aps-c cameras. Both digital cameras, but especially the EOS R7, could be considered great choices for even pro-level sports and wildlife photography based on your needs (assuming their autofocus performance is sufficiently good). With a crop sensor, promises of 24 and 33 megapixels will allow you to put a lot of pixels on distant topics, and the high frame rates of 23 and 30 FPS are enough for nearly any subject. Even the buffer performance of both cameras looks solid, especially if you make use of lossy instead of lossless compressed RAW.

It appears as though aps-c might be the following battleground in the mirrorless planet. I’d be okay with that. Even today, crop-sensor cameras such as the Nikon D500 and Olympus E-M1X are popular among animals photographers who need a high -pixel density for their subjects. To get context, a 24 megapixel aps-c camera has the -pixel density of a 58 megapixel full-frame camera; meanwhile, the 33 megapixel aps-c has got the pixel density of 79 megapixels on full-frame. If you need maximum detail upon something small or faraway, crop sensors aren’t inherently at a disadvantage.

Combine that high -pixel density with an impressive 23 or 30 FPS, a decent barrier, and a lower price ($1500 for your EOS R7 versus $2500 for the full-frame EOS R6) and you can see the appeal. These types of cameras will now be 2 of my top tips for aspiring sports/wildlife photographers on a tight budget, who can push their bucks much further with a crop-sensor body like this.

It begs the question of what Nikon, Sony, plus Fuji will do in response. According to various rumors, Fuji has already been working on a high-speed X-H2s, but the news is pretty calm at the moment from Nikon plus Sony.   No doubt there are numerous potential Nikon and Sony shooters who don’t want to spend a small fortune on the Z9 or A1 and would be interested in a fast aps-c digital camera with high pixel denseness like this.

Simply speaking, Canon may have breathed brand new life into aps-c using this announcement and forced the other “big two” to update their incomplete aps-c lineups in response. Here’s hoping 2022 is a good year for aps-c mirrorless.

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