An interview with Canon: More tidbits about the EOS R emerge
In this interview with mynavi in Japan, Canon had the following interesting comments to say
Is this a newly developed sensor for the EOS R?
Mr. Kiyota : The number of pixels itself is the same as EOS 5D Mark IV, but the sensor itself is newly developed. The content has changed a lot, such as adoption of a new dual pixel CMOS AF and arrangement of microlenses according to EOS R system.
Mr. Harada : There is a sensor that became a base, but it is an image that optimized according to the optical performance of the EOS R system.
In the roadmap there is the addition of 2.8 large aperture zooms coming, are they smaller than their EF counterparts?
Mr. Kiyota : I think there are many ways of thinking about lens design. It is like touching the same F 2.8 but making it small, conversely it is big but I make it high quality. The EOS R system is characterized by the flexibility of various lens designs, so it does not mean that all lenses are made smaller.
EOS R did not install IBIS in the body. In the EOS R system, is it a policy that the camera shake correction is left to compensation in the lens?
Mr. Kiyota : When installing the image stabilization mechanism inside the body, you must overcome the challenges such as size, cost, heat generation. Regarding EOS R, after considering various things, it became such specification. Of course, it does not mean not to put the camera shake compensation mechanism inside the body. We will select and judge the nature of the camera.
Regarding lens lineup, it seems that there is no low price lens suitable for stepping up from the APS - C mirrorless of the EF - M mount, centering on high-performance L lens. (Nice to see our points raised here even in Japan)
Mr. Kiyota : Indeed, considering step-up from EF-M, RF lenses may be more expensive and more priced. First of all, it is a strategy to recommend the EOS M series to those who want to step up by those who used the EOS middle level machine, and want to use light cameras at affordable prices.
I think that Nikon Z 6 will compete with Nikon for both price and pixel counts, but are you thinking of a top model like Nikon Z 7?
Mr. Kiyota : First of all, I will introduce EOS R as a well-balanced middle class, but of course I am thinking about the higher and lower models than that. In particular, since other companies are issuing higher pixel models, we believe that there will be many requests from those competing models.
Can we support 8K in the future?
Mr. Kiyota : We are assuming 8 K as an EOS R system. However, regardless of specialty fields such as broadcasting stations, there is a doubt that ordinary users need 8K in the first place. Even if you can shoot, there are issues such as whether there is a device that displays 8K, what to do with heat treatment, how to handle handling deterioration due to enlargement of file size, so carefully consider including those points first I think that it is necessary to go.
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