Canon EOS R First Shots: Lab test images from Canon’s first full-frame mirrorless camera


posted Monday, September 10, 2018 at 6:42 PM EST

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After shooting with the new Canon EOS R for a bit out in the real world, we quickly got one back to IR Headquarters and into our testing lab. We now have our standard First Shots series of lab sample images ready for your pixel-peeping and inquisitive eyes!

As always, our First Shots series provides a look at a camera's image quality performance across its full ISO range, and the standardized test scene lets you easily compare these shots side-by-side against pretty much any other camera we've tested thanks to our handy Comparometer. But we'll kick-start the comparison with a quick side-by-side look at the EOS R against a few others here to whet your appetite.

With the EOS R sporting a 30MP full-frame CMOS sensor and a newer DIGIC 8 image processor with a native ISO range of 100-40,000, its closest competitor in Canon's world -- at least in terms of image resolution -- is the Canon 5D Mark IV. As for a non-Canon competitor, the super-popular Sony A7 III easily comes to mind. This enthusiast-grade full-frame mirrorless camera uses a 24MP sensor, so in the crop comparisons below the objects in the shots will vary slightly in apparent size.

[Note: The EOS-R Still Life images were shot with the new RF 50mm f/1.2 L lens.]

Canon EOS R vs. Canon 5D Mark IV

ISO 100: EOS R (left) vs. 5D Mark IV (right)

ISO 6400: EOS R (left) vs. 5D Mark IV (right)

Canon EOS R vs. Sony A7 III

ISO 100: EOS R (left) vs. A7 III (right)

ISO 6400: EOS R (left) vs. A7 III (right)

Canon EOS R Review

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Canon EOS R Body Only: Adorama ($2,299.00) | B&H Photo ($2,299.00)

Canon EOS R Kit with 24-105mm lens: Adorama ($3,399.00) | B&H Photo ($3,399.00)

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