Is The Canon EOS R WORTH Buying? One Year Later!

by birtanpublished on April 1, 2021

The Canon ESR is canons first full-frame mirrorless camera and this was released back in October of 2018 man it's been a year already time definitely does fly when this was released it cost too much was lacking in specs compared to its competition had a huge crop in 4k and barely had any native lenses but darn it despite all of that I love this stupid camera however the question has to be asked with all of the competition from Sony Nikon and now even Panasonic in the full-frame mirrorless market is the canon eos are still worth buying in 2019 let's find out what's up everyone on the

Everyday dead and if I can figure it out you can figure it out so you already know that I have a love-hate relationship with Canon cameras I love love love love that's for love's I love how easy they are to use for the online content creator there I mean there basically isn't another brand out there that can touch them for creating cameras that basically run themselves and I hate hate hate hate hate v hates because of how much I actually hate this I hate their new philosophy of pulling out simple features from their newest cameras I mean heck I don't even use 24

Frames per second but I really don't like supporting a company that pulls features out of cameras that were in previous versions and then charged the same amount of money I mean GoPro did this too and I didn't like that either but despite all that I just keep coming back to the ESR legitimately it has been one of the cameras released in the last year that I just cannot get enough of and I just I keep coming back to it now this isn't going to be an in-depth video covering the specs and features of this camera if you do want that I will leave a link in the description to my ESR

Playlist that will show you everything plus comparisons against this and other top cameras what this video is going to be is my favorite positives and my favorite things to complain about regarding this camera as I received one of the very first copies from B&H and I have continued using the EOS our on and off over the last year and you know what since we'll be talking about it let's throw it up on the sticks to make it the main cam for the rest of the video there we go full frame e goodness now we started off the last vid with the negative so let's keep that

Trend to rollin now I really only have one actual problem with the USR and that's the 4k crop I can live with every other thing about this camera but the 4k crop is just so aggressive and it makes it hard to use this camera in the same ways that I've used the Sony a7 three or even the nikon z6 yes you can buy canon crop lenses to get as wide as possible I mean right now we are on the full frame 16 to 35 2.8 version 2 but sometimes I want to get nice separation and I don't want to spend a fortune on very rare wide-angle lenses that also have a fairly open aperture and it still won't

Really give me that same thing as a 24 to 70 2.8 on the other systems would it takes things like that wonderful wide-angle 35-millimeter 1.8 RF lens and turns it into a 63 millimeter almost portrait lens it takes this 16 to 35 which is considered a super wide angle zoom and turns it into a 29 to 63 which is basically a very weird standard zoom lens kind of thing but for negatives that's really it sure I wish it had better slow motion and sure I wish it had dual card clock but honestly I never even really used those features on my other cameras either like on the gh 5

I've never used the dual card slots so those things suck but I can deal now I know a lot of other folks have bigger and badder problems with the USR but my point of view comes from somebody that makes a bunch of online content and for that it's all about smoothing out friction and workflow and I seriously I cannot overstate how important ease of use is I know not a lot of people talk about it but ease of use for the online content creator is the most important which leads me into the things that I really like and dog gone it there are so many things that I like about the EOS

Are let's start off with something that this camera does so right and that really surprised me because I never ever do this with any of my other cameras even my beloved GH 5 and I've used a lot of cameras believe me and that's the 1080p the 1080p on the USR is fantastic like legitimately it's on a whole other level of 1080p that I've ever recorded on other cameras and heck even other Canon cameras I've never gotten 1080 that looks so good now I have heard that the c100 which is a cinema camera from Canon also has 1080p that looks this good now I've never used the c100 so I

Can't speak to that but if it's this sharp and awesome I'm 100% on board and it's more than just the straight-up resolution because another feature which you can do in 4k – you can choose different bit rates for your images so for example you can do the lighter codec or the heavier codec now what this does is it gives you more information inside of the footage if you want to move the image around impost now it's not like having true 10-bit colors which you can get if you record externally but it's much better than almost any other stills hybrid camera

Yes you will need much faster inexpensive SD cards if you want to record 4k at the max bitrate but having those options internal to the camera that's a nice way to grow with the camera instead of growing out of it pretty quickly if you buy something like the t7 eye now those are two layers of image quality now let me ninja chop you with the third layer on top of that that kicks this from being good to being fantastic C log look I don't use a log format on any other camera I own it is just too much of a hassle for not enough payoff and like I said we need to take

The friction out of workflow if we're making online video not add to it and C log is the only format that I just use all the time like right now we're using it because even for a total grading newbie like me it's so easy to get beautiful images out of it and you layer that on top of the awesome 1080p and a beefier albeit 8-bit codec and this takes almost no effort to get really good usable footage and it also takes up almost no memory space like that there you go what else seriously what else could you want as somebody that's finally starting to get

Swayed over to the Canon colors this trifecta just works and if it wasn't for that stupid crop there wouldn't be another camera out there that could really touch this for making these kind of talking head commentary videos on places like YouTube and what's funny is I don't normally care about image quality that much I mean almost all cameras these days have perfectly fine image quality for online content but there is something special going on here like darn it's just it's just good but there are other things that I actually like you too and I know right normally

You have to pay image quality versus usability but the eos r is crazy usable too it just combines them all so well I really really like the flip screen here while they aren't as important to me as they used to be this makes content creation on the go so much easier I mean here in my studio I have a giant TV like right here that's inches from my face that way I can check exposure focus I mean who cares I could use a camera without any screen and be just fine but when I leave here and I want to be in front of the camera I need to be able to check those

Things from in front of the camera and I hate bringing Frank and Riggs see all those cages up there there's like six cages up there because I used to really enjoy them but they are all empty now for a reason I don't want to bring a monitor and I don't want to bring the cables and the batteries and all the other stuff that I need to make a Sony a7 three work out in the field I just want it to all work right with the camera itself and the USR I mean it just does a nice touch with this flip screen is you can use it to monitor your audio also again standing in front of the

Camera means even if you have a headphone jack you wouldn't use it because you don't want like I don't want my headphones to hang out and make me look like a weirdo so long as you can see it and keep your Peaks around negative 12 decibels you'll be golden another very big benefit the canons known for is the dual pixel autofocus now while I do think Sony is currently leading the pack for continuous video autofocus like legitimately their system is scarily good but the only other brand of autofocus that I trust just to work is canons D path it does have the

Ability to do I autofocus with their current firmware but your eye has to be like really close so it's not that practical but the face tracking works well enough by itself plus it also works with sunglasses on and as somebody that wears sunglasses all of the time it's pretty darn important so we've got a great looking image quality and it's easy to get but wait there's more what we've already covered are the big positives and would be enough to sell me on just about any other camera but the eos r has even more great little features that don't necessarily get

Their own section this body is hands-down my favorite camera body of all time it's right up there with the gh 5 for how great this camera feels in the hand the HDMI port is actually a mini now trust me that sounds like it's smaller but it's actually better than the micro found in about every other camera the flip screen is fully touch enabled so like right now in front of the camera if I had a problem I can fix it right here let me repeat that I can fix my problems from right here without having to get up move me around or get up and move the camera

Around that saves so much time and we're gonna go off-script here for just a second but little things like that little time-saving things like that are the key to making online content now anybody could sit down and take an hour and manually focus and get everything set up but the thing that will make you come back and back and back to creating content is saving the time because nothing gets more frustrating than when you start making a video two hours later goes by and you haven't done anything because you've been frustrated by little things

That's where Canon and the US are comes in they just it smooths everything out and just works back to the back to the regular thing the new RF mount is also super forward-thinking and is coming out with some of the most unique glass of all time and that's where I think Canon is beating Nikon here where Nikon has a really cool new mount but they're releasing just like standard kind of boring lenses even though they are great but canons releasing all of these cool like 20 to 70 f/2 lens fifteen to thirty five to eight lens with image stabilization built into it like that's

Like Canon knows that you can also use the RF to EF adapter to use the billions of es lenses like they are native but then they're also like the specific lenses are just I don't know it's just it's insane of what they're doing now the stabilization is electronic it doesn't have built in in body image stabilization but it does well enough I mean I actually you've heard me say this many times I think the future of stabilization is electronic I mean there's only so much space that you can build a camera to be usable and still have in body image stabilization like

Look at Panasonic Panasonic's full-frame cameras are gigantic they have great embody image stabilization but is it is it really worth it where with electronic you don't actually need to move the sensor around it just works and the battery here lasts a heck of a long time as well whoo sixteen hundred words later is that us are still worth buying in 2019 yes I think it is now I know this camera is super divisive in the online camera world and honestly I don't really like canons and newest camera offerings

I think the g7x Mark 3 and the SL 3 are had cameras that I wouldn't necessarily recommend even though their predecessors are still great options like I like the SL – I'm ambivalent and don't mind the g7x mark – but the three and the SL three not good but the ESR is absolutely fantastic and I don't think there is actually another camera that exists today that matches it for its feature set except for that stupid stupid crop please PLEASE canon it give me some kind of firmware update and at least knock it down to 1.5 thanks for watching

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