The Canon EOS R7 is a photographer’s delight, provided they don’t mind using an expensive camera that delivers more than it promises. The new camera is quite a few notches above its contemporaries in the mirrorless segment and even much ahead of the APS-C-equipped DSLRs. The 32.5 MP mirrorless camera houses an APS-C CMOS sensor and dual AF and is the first model with an excellent RF mount.
In this EOS R7 review, you will find enough information to understand what makes the EOS R7 Canon stand apart from the rest.
Canon EOS R7 – Design and Build Quality
The EOS R7 Canon mirrorless camera comes with a pre-installed memory card and battery and is 5.2 inches wide, 3.6 inches in height, and a 3.6 inches grip. It weighs 612 grams, and it seems there is a good balance between the size and weight to ensure comfortable handling. The new body design does not have a topside display which gives a feeling of something lacking when it comes to dials and direct access buttons. There’s a multi-controller joystick placed inside a flat circular dial. The controls align with the position of the user’s thumb tip for easy switching during fast interactions. The R7 has a 3 inches screen that flips out and has a resolution of 1.62 million dots which is 2.36 million for the EVF (electronic viewfinder).
The newly developed DIGIC X image processor and APS-C sensor add a lot of punch to the EOS R7 Canon camera and provide excellent image quality results. Scenic pictures are exceptionally beautiful in their renditions due to the complexity of the dynamic range, and the colors are truly classic as expected from Canon.
The noise levels of the APS-C sensor are competent enough relative to the size and price of the camera. The in-body image stabilization feature needs special mention as it can compensate for seven stops if combined with a lens equipped for optical stabilization. It ensures stable images even in low light and at slower shutter speeds.
The mechanical shutter of the EOS R7 Canon allows shooting 15 frames per second, which doubles with the electronic shutter. For capturing, it’s better to depend on the mechanical shutter to avoid the rolling shutter effects in the electronic shutter mode when capturing moving objects.
The autofocus ensures an excellent shooting experience as the subject tracking feature helps to quickly find the subject anywhere within the frame. It does away with the need to find an appropriate focus area where you can place the subject.
Ports and the I/O Section
The R7 Canon camera has an enriched I/O department. It has headphones, a microphone, and a remote port on the side. The grip side has a pair of SD card slots. It has a micro HDMI and USB C port, and you can use the I/O for continuous power and charging.
Although Canon EOS R7 might not be one of Canon’s best cameras, it stays very close to it.