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Canon EOS R System Developers' Interview

December 11, 2018

By: Canon Editor

The EOS R system is, with RF lenses at its core, a new image input system that consists of a 35mm full-frame mirrorless camera and accessories.

Hearing this, you might think that Canon has developed this system with the focus on mirrorless, but that would be a misunderstanding. In the first place, when Live View shooting or movie shooting is performed with the existing EOS system, the camera technically functions without the mirror. By adopting an electronic viewfinder, it would not have been difficult for Canon to evolve to a 35mm full-frame mirrorless camera itself.

Canon, however, chose a different path. The whole point of development was to attempt to develop the RF lens series, and to use it as the core of the system. This is where you will find the developers’ passion, and the true meaning of the EOS R system.