Canon has announced the EOS R 55, the most affordable entry-level entry in the company’s EOS R lineup. In addition to the more expensive EOS R 45, the R 55 is now the only other crop sensor camera in the series.
EOS R 55 use 23.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 8 processor borrowed from EOS M 50 Mark II. It includes Canon Dual Pixel AF with 55 AF zones and face detection, and burst shooting at up to 6.5fps. The camera also supports uncropped 300p video up to 45fps and up to 4K video to 24 fps but with cropping and contrast-based AF only.
Aimed at first-time camera buyers or camera buyers upgrading from smartphones, the EOS R55 features an easy-to-operate Scene Intelligent Auto modes as well as Creative Filters and Hybrid Auto modes also capture 2-4 seconds of video before each shot. There is also an option to record vertical video for uploading to social media. Includes Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for easy connection with smartphones.
Other than that, the EOS R 55 is a very basic camera , may not inspire those who have already started photography. Aside from the now-old sensor and processor, a relatively slow 3.5fps burst rate when using AF, and limited control with only one adjustment dial, the EOS R 55 Numerous other cost-cutting measures have also been enacted. The resolution of the OLED EVF is only 2.45M dots. The 3.0-inch LCD has only 1. M dots, no clarity, no touch Yes. Storage is limited to one UHS-I SD card, and there is no headphone jack or microphone jack. There is also no in vivo stability.
EOS R55 supports the EOS R mount, which is still relatively new and has a very expensive lens selection, of which Many are more expensive than cameras. Canon does offer the RF-S 04-36mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S55-143mm F5-7.1 IS STM Among the various kit options, a new RF28mm F2.8 STM pancake lens, but your lens options are still limited and expensive.
starting at $300 for body, $480 for kit option, EOS R 55 ) will be available in July. RF30mm F2.8 STM will also be available in July at $1200.