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News Canon targets the mass market Photo giant has taken its full-frame lens mount and put it on APS-C format cameras, the EOS R7 and EOS R10

First up, the EOS R7 has 32.5 megapixels from its front-side illuminated CMOS sensor with Digic X processor. It blitzes along at 30fps, giving full-format Raws with the maximum 1/16,000sec electronic shutter. Pre-shooting mode captures images while the shutter button is partially held down, then records stills from 0.5sec before it is fully pressed down. Mechanical shutter is no slouch either, racing along at an impressive 15fps; here, top speed is 1/8000sec. Files are recorded to twin UHS-II SD card slots. In-body image stabilisation has up to 8EV benefit; and the EOS R7’s AF system has some of the skills of its top-end brothers. Dual Pixel CMOS AF II phase detection has 651 points, with an option of customisable zones – and subject recognition works for people, animals and vehicles. There is head, face and eye detection across the entire frame. AF is very sensitive, working down to -5EV – and even at f/22 when teleconverters are in play. Boasting another Canon first, it has a combined AF multi-controller and control wheel positioned to the

The EOS R7 and EOS R10 are the first APS-C models in Canon’s RF system. In essence, it means photographers of all levels can enjoy outstanding performance benefits, in smaller, less expensive cameras. What’s more, the 1.6x crop factor gives an additional boost to action and nature photographers. While both are compatible with the 26 optics in its RF system – and accept EOS EF/EF-S glass via an EF-EOS R adapter – Canon has added two dedicated APS-C kit lenses. More on those later, but let’s start with the cameras.

left of the AF ON button. It gives the opportunity to shift the AF point and change camera settings with your thumb, without having to adjust hand position on the camera. The EOS R7 will retail at £1349. While stocks last, it comes with the EF-EOS R mount adapter in that price. Stretch the budget to £1699 and you can add the RF-S 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens. While the EOS R10 is less high- spec, it sticks with the AF skills of the EOS R7. Resolution is 24 megapixels with Dual Pixel CMOS AF II, and maximum continuous shooting is 23fps with electronic shutter and 15fps using mechanical. Both cameras have impressive video skills, offering UHD 4K/60p or 40p. Fully articulating touch monitors will appeal to vloggers, as will new-style Canon hotshoes that power accessories like microphones. The EOS R10 body retails at £899. For an extra £100, you can get the camera with RF-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens and – while stocks last – the EF-EOS R mount adapter as part of a launch offer. Upgrade the package to the RF-S 18-150mm

THE JOY OF SIZE Canon’s two latest models are APS-C format, so offer the telephoto benefit of a 1.6x crop factor

of 29-72mm and has a 4EV image stabiliser built-in. An STM focus motor means the lens is super-quiet when zooming, and there’s a control ring for added versatility. The latter lens provides 29-240mm equivalent coverage in the 35mm format – and this model also makes use of an STM motor for focusing. Here, image stabilisation offers 4.5EV benefit.

f/3.5-6.3 IS STM optic and this goes up to £1249.99. Both models are available to order right now. The aforementioned kit lenses – an RF-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM – can be bought separately at £319.99 and £519.99, respectively. When not in action, the former optic retracts, so it’s really compact. In use, it gives 35mm format coverage

LENS SPECIAL Canon has added two APS-C, RF-fit zooms to its line

The VEO Bag-in-Bag series gives image makers extreme carrying and packing versatility Vanguard keeps it neat

Capture a Moment for Cobalt is an open photo competition, with no set themes and a judging panel looking for the very best shots captured on camera or phone. The aim is to raise funds for young adults and teenagers with cancer, providing specialist nurses. In total, 13 images will feature in the 2023 Cobalt calendar, plus an exhibition in September. Each winning entrant receives a framed print of their photo. Prizes come from London Camera Exchange, The Royal Photographic Society, Digital Photography and Outdoor Photography. You can also win workshop places and tickets to The Photography Show & The Video Show, NEC. Entry is £2 per image and the closing date is 31 July 2022. Cobalt charity is hosting a photo contest to raise funds Support please

Vanguard’s BIB (Bag-in-Bag) family means you can protect kit in a case of your choice, and use a stand-alone bag too. The BIB range comprises three series: the Divider S, T and F. Divider S is the largest, with four sizes – from S37 at £99.99 to S53 at £179.99. S53 measures 56x22x43.5cm, big enough for plenty of kit. The F line protects gear in everyday bags and cases, ranging in price from the £49.99 F27 to £89.99 F36. The T series is the smallest, made-to-fit shoulder bags. T18 is £29.99, up to T25 at £49.99. Vanguard BIB is available now.

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