A First Look at the Brand New Canon EOS R7 Mirrorless Camera

While Canon has been pushing aggressively in the mirrorless space, one place they have yet to explore with the RF mount is APS-C — until now, that is. The EOS R7 is here, and it fills the place left by the highly popular 7D DSLR series. This great video takes a first look at the camera and the kind of image quality and performance you can expect from it. 

Coming to you from Gordon Laing, this great video takes a first look at the new Canon EOS R7 mirrorless camera. The EOS R7 picks up where the ever-popular 7D series left off, and it brings with it some remarkable new features, including:

  • 32.5-megapixel APS-C sensor
  • ISO range of 100-25,600 (expandable to 51,200)
  • Continuous burst rate of up to 15 fps with mechanical shutter
  • Continuous burst rate of up to 30 fps with electronic shutter
  • People, animal, and vehicle tracking
  • 4K at 60 fps with 7K oversampling, 1080p at up to 120 fps
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization with up to 7 stops of compensation
  • Dual UHS-II card slots
  • 2.36-million-dot OLED EVF
  • 3-inch, 1.62-million-dot Vari-Angle touchscreen

Check out the video above for Laing's full thoughts on the new EOS R7. 

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Chris Fowler's picture

That's a pretty neat camera. APSC fans will be happy.
I hope Sony is taking note, because there are quite a few features here we [Sony APSC fans] want in an A6600 successor.

Juan Isaias Perez's picture

Raw bust mode with 0.5 seconds pre-shooting. I wish a software update would add this feature to my R5!!!

David Pavlich's picture

I saw that the Pangolin You Tube people got a pre production copy of the R7. Looks good except for the buffer. With 2 SD slots, the pre production model hit the buffer at around 30 shots on 14 bit RAW and 50 shots on 12 bit RAW. Still, it looks like it's going to be a nice camera for wildlife shooters.

Michael Clark's picture

The pre-shooting function will ameliorate the buffer limits somewhat. You can hold a half press until something happens. Quickly pressing the shutter fully will send the previous half-second's worth of frames to the memory card. So you don't need to waste frames anticipating stuff before the "peak moment".

Not to mention that with rolling shutter effect with the e-shutter, most sports/action photographers will likely use the mechanical shutter most of the time. With a fast UHS-II SD card you can get almost 150 frames of 14-bit C-RAW before the buffer bogs down. 15 fps is almost more than I want shooting sports most of the time, especially with 32MP file sizes, anyway.

David Goldberg's picture

The R7 appears very competitively spec’d compared with others in its price bracket. The big question is how it’s sensor compares with respect to low light and noise. I’m looking forward to seeing test results

Michael Clark's picture

If low light and noise is your primary concern, why are you looking at APS-C cameras to start with? But since you asked, it's the same basic sensor as the one in the M6 Mark II/90D which is, by all reports, the best APS-C sensor on the market right now. So is the low light performance of the 90D/M6 Mark II good enough for your purposes? If so, the R7 should be as well.