Canon Announces 2 APSc RF mount cameras

Discussion in 'Canon EOS' started by Ken Katz, May 25, 2022.

  1. The R7 and R10 have been announced and you can look at the specs and initial reviews at your favorite camera equipment sites. I think this unofficially indicates that Canon will likely let the M system wither on the vine, as they seem to be doing with the EF system. While there are only 2 relatively slow kit RF lenses announced, the cameras seem to make sense to me. The 24mp R10 cost under $1k with the slow kit lens, and inherits some of the R3 AF DNA, which should make it a fun little camera for tracking kids (or pets) at a birthday party. The 32mp R7 with the same AF system and Canon's really good IBIS, has about 2x the pixel density of an R5 at less than 40% of the cost. An R7 plus the RF 100-400 should make a good, lightweight, and inexpensive wildlife/bird combination. Converting some of the better M mount lenses to the RF mount should not require a lot of engineering resources.
     
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  2. I just turned 80 this last fall, so I don't worry over much about these "latest" developments.

    I would like to get my hands on a Bell & Howell Foton howevero_O
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    If WWII hadn't come along, it might have been a "contenda" :rolleyes:
     
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  3. Dustin McAmera

    Dustin McAmera Yorkshire

    .. whereas the Graphic View 'coulda been a concertina'.

    I too would like a Foton. The Camerawiki page shows the advert JDM posted, and one from November the same year, when the price had fallen to $498.
    I'm not particularly impressed at Canon abandoning the M cameras.
     
  4. Indeed, the M6 looked like a good basis for a nice little modular travel kit, street photography with a compact lens one day, wildlife with evf and a big tele the next. Now we get just another 'dSLR' alike...
     
  5. It's a good option for those who don't want to invest too much on a mirror less system.
     
  6. That "Guaranteed for Life" looks generous but leaves me puzzled. "During life of product...". So if the camera dies, it is out of warranty?
     
  7. I get the impression Canon did not want to produce an APS-C RF camera, but the demand has been so high they decided to go for it, and they will probably sacrifice the M line to do it.
     
  8. I have nothing against the M or EF system (of which I am was a long time former user of both film and digital EOS cameras), but those folks waiting for 7D Mk III had better stop waiting since its really not going to arrive. With respect the M system, IMHO, Canon made a significant error by not either configuring the M with an RF sized mount (knowing fully that they will need to go FF mirrorless at some point), or designing the M mount with a shorter flange focal length, allowing it to use RF adapted lenses. The M isn't dead yet, but a future introduction of a M50 type camera with an RF mount would likely be the coup de grace.
     
  9. Doesn't the R7 look like a suitable replacement for the 7D II? Actually looks more capable to me.
     
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