Maybe that sounds harsh. But if you think about how much time Canon has had to develop the EOS R, you would think that it would have have been enough time to consider including important features that photographers and videographers already have in other camera bodies.
For years now, Canon has made an almost impressive run at continually releasing new products that underwhelm, well, everyone, including longtime supporters. Need we revisit the reception of the 6D Mark II or 5D Mark IV? If Canon spends as little time with the development of their other products (outside of camera gear), then it would make sense why shareholders, like the consumers, seem to have also lost some faith in the company. Canon's share prices have been in a continual downward trend for the entire year, dropping over 11 percent, bringing them down dangerously close to their five-year low. In fact, according to Simply Wall, Canon's share price is above its future cash flow value, and while Canon's revenue growth is positive, it is not above the United States of America market average. Compare that to a company like Sony, which has share prices climbing to record-breaking (for Sony) heights. In fact, over the past five years, Sony's share prices have climbed consistently, bringing the company share prices more than 167 percent growth, which is astounding. Particularly when compared to a company like Sony, Canon just seems like they haven't got it together anymore.
The EOS R isn't a total flop, as Tony Northrup points out; it does have some valuable features for both photographers and videographers alike. I don't want to spoil the surprise for you, if you can call it that, so you'll want to make sure to watch Northrup's review of what the major pros and cons really are for this camera body. But even I was surprised at some of the drawbacks that were illuminated during this video review of the camera. Personally, a couple of the biggest problems with the camera are enough to turn me off from ever wanting to purchase it. That may not be the case for you, however, so check it out and let us know what you think about what you see concerning the Canon EOS R.