Canon manager on their EOS R mirrorless system: “We want to surprise and astonish you, so please expect big things”


Dpreview published their interview with the engineering and management team that work on the new Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless camera ($2,299) and the Deputy Senior General Manager was quoted saying "We want to surprise and astonish you, so please expect big things":

Just the beginning

As usual, no one was able to discuss future products. When asked whether there was any chance of an APS-C RF-mount camera, Oishi was suitably non-committal: "we're thinking about it, but we can't answer in detail," he says. But the individual engineers did all discuss what they were looking forward to.

"We want to surprise and astonish you, so please expect big things"

"It gives more structural freedom in terms of design, because it doesn't have a pentamirror", says Oishi. "I'm excited about improvements in Digic image processor and functions that create more value and make easier to use," says Yoshida. But it's optics specialist Kato who seems most enthused: "This is just the start of the system," he says, talking about F2.8 zooms and other possibilities, before settling on a broader-reaching point: "We want to surprise and astonish you, so please expect big things."

The Canon EOS R mirrorless camera is now in stock at: AdoramaB&HAmazon and Park Camera (UK).

Via Dpreview


Additional Canon EOS R coverage and the latest reviews can be found at the new Canon EOS R Facebook page.

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