Canon today announced two new members of its mirrorless R-series of cameras. The EOS R7 and R10 are notable for being the first to feature Canon’s APS-C crop sensors compared to the previous models in the series that all had full-frame sensors.
The EOS R10 is now the entry-level model in the series. It features Canon’s familiar 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor that the company uses in many of its other cameras. Coupled with a DIGIC X processor, the EOS R10 is capable of 15fps burst capture with the mechanical shutter and 23fps with the electronic shutter.
The R10 has a revamped autofocus system from more expensive R-series camera that can now track people, animals, and vehicles. New scene modes have been added including a focus stacking mode and a panorama mode.
The EOS R10 is capable of recording video in 4K 30fps by supersampling from the full width of the sensor. It can also record in 4K 60fps with a 1.56x crop. There is also a 10-bit 4:2:2 HDR PQ recording option but no C-Log 3.
On the back is a 2.36M-dot OLED EVF with a 3-inch fully articulating touchscreen with 1.04M-dot resolution. You get USB-C connectivity with USB-PD charging, micro HDMI, and microphone jack. There is a single UHS-II SD card slot under the battery cover, which also houses the smaller LP-E17 battery.
On the more expensive EOS R7, we have a 32.5MP APS-C CMOS sensor that we have seen on a couple other Canon cameras in the past. Along with the new DIGIC X processor, it can do 15fps burst with the mechanical shutter and 30fps with the electronic shutter. The R7 can also do 4K 30fps full-width supersampled, or 4K 60fps with line-skipped full-width or 1.81x crop. The R7 also includes C-Log 3 recording option.
Compared to the R10, the R7 has in-body image stabilization, dust and moisture resistance, higher resolution 1.62M-dot LCD on the back, dual UHS-II SD card slots on the side, a headphone jack on top of all the other ports the R10 has, and a larger LP-E6NH battery. However, it does not have a flash, which the R10 does.
Common to both cameras is a 7.0 stops digital image stabilization, ability to record indefinitely without the 30 minute limit, and a manual AF/MF switch on the body for lenses without this option.
Canon also announced two new RF-S lenses, which are optimized for the smaller sensor size. This includes the RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM. These lenses have a 1.6x crop factor when used with an APS-C sensor. The good thing is, you can use any RF lens on any R-series camera.
The EOS R10 is priced at $980 for the body-only, $1099 with the RF-S18-45mm, and $1379 with the RF-S18-150mm. The EOS R7 is priced at $1499 for the body-only and $1899 with the RF-S18-150mm.
The RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM will be available for $300 and the RF-S18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM for $479. All products will be available in late 2022.