April 1, 2019

Canon Stuns with 16K EOS R Mirrorless Camera Released Today

Canon EOS R 16K
Kicking off April with a surprise announcement, Canon unveils a new “16K EOS R” mirrorless camera on the first of the month. 

Just a year after the stunner about Fujifilm finally dropping the “film” part of its name and becoming “FujiBlockChain”. We have more big April news to share!

Well, Canon once again takes the cake for crazy announcements. After recently teasing an 8K EOS R mirrorless camera reported “on the roadmap” in the future (this is true, btw), the manufacturer has surprised everyone with an Apr. 1st press release unveiling a fully functioning 16K EOS R which promises to “destroy the market”.

Let’s take a look at this bad boy and it’s superfied specs (and somehow a price point under $100,000).

A 16K Canon EOS R Mirrorless Camera

Canon 16K

While Canon just released its first follow up to its mirrorless EOS R with the EOS RP (which has been ho-hum for video professionals from reviews so far), Canon has been teasing a bigger, better EOS R version with updates like IBIS for some time now.

However, with this - once again - APRIL 1ST press release, we can confirm that a 16K EOS R is here and absolutely stacked with everything any filmmaker or videographer would ever want. Just look at these specs!

  • 120MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor

  • DIGIC 32 Image Processor

  • UHD 16K30 Video (15,985 x 5792 pixels)

  • 120fps recording (HD 720p)

  • C-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out

  • 3.69m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder

  • 3.15" 2.1m-Dot Swivel Touchscreen LCD

  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

  • Single SD UHS-II Card Slot

  • Multi-Function Bar, Dual Pixel RAW

Price: $99,999

As you can see with the price, Canon definitely had to pull out all the stops for R&D on this one and is passing the cost onto the user. However, in an age where pixel count means more than anything to most filmmakers, having the ability to brag about your 16K video camera to your friends would be well worth the investment.

Happy April, folks!     

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Canon is so out of touch with the video world that they couldn't even do 16K60 video. Hunk of junk.

April 1, 2019 at 8:45AM

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RJ Ortiz
Cinematographer
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Why 120fps at 720p HD while carrying a 16k sensor. It's junk

April 1, 2019 at 9:01AM

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Uzezi Warri
Director/Cinematographer/Editor
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"120fps recording (HD 720p)" This is so Canon! Hilarious!

April 1, 2019 at 9:12AM

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Fotis Fotiou
Director/Editor
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Happy 1st of April. If the processing can in any way handle 16k it can certainly handle 1080p @120fps...? And a DSLR that costs more than twice their flagship C 700... sniff, sniff... I smell a rat!

April 1, 2019 at 11:10AM

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You got me. For like a second. But you got me.

April 1, 2019 at 2:52PM

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Much prefer Cinema 16k (16,346 x 5792 pixels) over UHD 16k.

Not interested.

April 1, 2019 at 3:05PM

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David Cunningham
freelance filmmaker/photographer
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I heard a couple of people discussing this announcement in a camera store today.

Apparently for $199 more they will include an adapter to fit their FD and FL lenses to the camera.

April 1, 2019 at 3:34PM

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Robert W.
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hopefully it comes with a speedbooster, because I want to film the moon sand in 16K when there is an eclipse from earth. I have heard there is a special kind of moon worm that shows itself, hopefully the IBIS works in tripod lock mode, and the skin tones of the special moon worm aren't too green saturated.

April 1, 2019 at 3:48PM

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> 120fps recording (HD 720p)
> C-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out

No slow motion 4K? No 10-Bit internal?

Heck, even on an April Fools they are stingy...

April 1, 2019 at 3:56PM

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At first, I tought they meant like 16K photocamera. Not 16K videocamera, that´s when I realised that it was april 1! XD

April 2, 2019 at 2:15AM

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Linus Karlsson
Director, animator, photographer
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Can I edit this footage on my macbook air?

April 3, 2019 at 2:43PM

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Robbie Patton
Editor
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I was asking for 1000fps @480 Canon!

April 4, 2019 at 6:43AM

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Aaron Harper
Rental House Manager
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