New Crop Sensor R7, or a used Full Frame EOS R?

Discussion in 'Canon EOS R Series' started by Thomas Rintoul, Jun 5, 2022.

  1. Thomas Rintoul

    Thomas Rintoul New Member

    Jun 5, 2022
    Canon 70D
    Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 USM
    Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
    Canon EF 75-300 f/5.6-6.3
    Canon M50
    Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3
    Hi folks! This is my first time here but I've got a question that's been bugging me since the announcement of the EOS R7 and R10.

    I'm currently using a crop sensor 70D as my main camera with an M50 as my second camera (which is mostly used for livestreams and when I need a more compact camera with me).

    The rest of my work is mostly landscape photography and youtube videos. I'm also getting into some indoor sports photography (gymnastics for example) which is fast paced so needs a fast shutter speed which will mean higher ISO levels.

    I've been looking at getting an RF mount camera for a while and was thinking that I'd like to go full frame because I presume the low light performance for things like sports photography will be better. I had hoped that the R7 would have been a more direct successor to the EOS R and have a Full Frame sensor. However, it doesn't.

    My question really is this. If I'm to choose between these two cameras (which I might not in the end), which is a better deal, the R7 with its newer tech, or a used EOS R with its full frame sensor? Or, should I just wait, make some more money with my current gear and try for say a used R6?

  2. KiloHotelphoto

    KiloHotelphoto Active Member Site Supporter

    Jun 28, 2017
    Glen Mills, PA
    R5, R3, RF600/F4 IS, RF100-500, RF 100 2.8, RF24-105 F4, RF50 1.8, RF1.4TC, RF2X TC,
    I would not recommend the R for anything that requires fast burst and AF tracking.

    The R7 has a pretty poor buffer so that could be a problem also.

    The R6 is a great body, if you can afford it that’s the way I would go. It has great AF a good buffer and good high ISO ability.
  3. Caladina

    Caladina Well-Known Member

    Jan 30, 2020
    Canon M50
    Canon 18-45mm m, Canon 18-150mm m, Canon 55-200mm m, Canon 22mm m, Canon 28mm m macro,
    Sigma 100-400c ef, Sigma 18-35mm art ef,
    7artisans 7.5mm m, Laowa 100mm macro ef, laowa 9mm zeroD m, Vintage M42 Lenses:
    Ashi Super - Takumar 1.8 / 55mm,
    If i was to get an R camera i'd go for one with IBIS, my main camera is M50, i do everything with it from 2mm macro to 1200mm+ planetary, one of the main things i like about it is the ability to use efm lenses for times when i want a compact carry, for that reason its always going to be my main camera,

    i don't think your main work would make best use of the specs of the R7, its designed as a wildlife camera putting more pixels on a smaller target zone, i'm a wildlife shooter and it is getting there, i'm thinking there may be a higher spec R crop with bsi sensor and maybe quad pixel later, maybe the R2

    the R6 does sound like the better camera for you, depends if the 20mp is good enough for you.

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