DPReview Published the Canon EOS R Review (79% Overall Score)

DPReview has completed their full in-depth review for the Canon EOS R (Amazon, B&H, Adorama) full frame mirrorless camera, and the new Canon EOS R achieved an impressive 79% overall score at DPReview.

What we like

  • 30MP sensor offers good dynamic range and low light performance
  • Pleasing JPEG and video color
  • Comfortable grip
  • High quality viewfinder
  • Near-seamless compatibility with EF and EF-S lenses using EF-EOS R adapters
  • Dual Pixel Autofocus allows for precise focus off the image sensor: no more calibrating lenses
  • Best-performing mirrorless in Single AF that we’ve yet tested
  • Touchscreen interface is generally polished
  • Latest Digic 8 processor allows for C-RAW compressed Raw format
  • Silent shutter option, though rolling shutter limits its usefulness
  • Reliable Bluetooth + Wi-Fi connectivity, good app experience
  • New flexible-priority exposure mode works well
  • 4K video capture with Dual Pixel AF
  • 10-bit color and Log when using external HDMI video recorder

What we don’t

  • Dynamic range and noise performance lag behind the competition
  • Quirky, questionable ergonomics may turn off some users
  • Inconsistent and arbitrarily limited customization options
  • 4K video comes with substantial 1.8x crop
  • Significant rolling shutter in 4K mode
  • Unimpressive burst shooting speeds
  • Very difficult to follow moving subjects while shooting bursts
  • Video output is generally soft
  • Dual Pixel AF is surprisingly unreliable in video shooting
  • Evaluative metering may vary greatly from one shot to the next of the same scene
  • Tracking and face detect autofocus prone to hunting unnecessarily
  • AF struggles in back-lit scenarios
  • No in-body stabilization further limits usefulness as a video camera
  • No interval timer
  • Flipping out the articulating screen does not disable the eye sensor for the viewfinder
  • Auto ISO can’t be engaged using dials or M.Fn bar while the meter is active
  • Battery life is below average for the class
  • USB charging is choosy about chargers

Conclusion from DPReview:

With a 30MP sensor, fantastic color reproduction and on-sensor autofocus, the EOS R can produce some beautiful photographs with pinpoint-accurate focus. But it’s Canon’s first mirrorless full-frame camera, and in many ways, it shows. The ergonomics feel unfinished, and for the same or less money, you can find better video, more dynamic range and faster burst speeds elsewhere. But we have to admit that Canon’s new RF lenses are simply spectacular, and at this time, the EOS R is the only way to get to use them.

Canon EOS R: $2,299 at AmazonB&HAdorama

Canon EOS R with 24-105mm Lens: $3,399 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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