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The Canon EOS Ra is a version of the EOS R that’s been manufactured with an optical IR-cut filter in front of its sensor to optimize it for astrophotography. Key features include:

  • Optimized for astrophotography

  • IR-cut filter passes the H-alpha wavelength

  • 30.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor; DIGIC 8 image processor

  • 30x magnification viewing for focusing in Live View

Canon RF Mount. The Canon EOS Ra supports Canon’s line of RF-mount lenses. The RF mount boasts a wide 54mm diameter and a short 20mm flange-back distance, which gives manufacturers the power to design lenses that are smaller and faster than equivalent SLR lenses. The RF mount’s 12-pin electronic contact system also makes for more advanced autofocus and image stabilization. You can use the EF-EOS R Mount adapter to mount EF and EF-S lenses to RF-mount cameras.

Optimized for Astrophotography. This is an EOS R that’s been manufactured specifically for maximum clarity in astrophotography applications. An optical IR-cut filter in front of the CMOS sensor makes it easier for the camera to capture reddish, diffuse nebulae and distant galaxies that emit light at the H-alpha wavelength, giving you 4x improved transmission for vastly improved accuracy, clarity, and brilliance when photographing astronomical phenomena in the night sky. You can use the rear vari-angle LCD or OLED EVF for 30x and 5x high-magnification viewing to help you accurately focus on small, distant objects, like stars.

30.3MP Sensor and DIGIC 8 Processor. The EOS Ra’s 30.3MP sensor offers an unmatched balance between resolution and sensitivity, delivering fast, high-resolution output and stellar low-light performance. The DIGIC 8 processor allows for a native ISO range of 100-40,000, which you can expand to ISO 50-102,400. You also get 8 fps continuous shooting for capturing fast-moving subjects.

Dual-Pixel CMOS Autofocus. This camera’s smooth, fast Dual-Pixel autofocus system acquires focus much like a camcorder does. Each of its pixels include two separate photodiodes that, when combined, give you a network of 5,655 phase-detection elements across most of the sensor. It can focus quickly and accurately on moving subjects when you’re shooting stills, while its Movie Servo AF mode lets you dictate tracking sensitivity, autofocus speed, and face-tracking priority. You also get touchscreen focusing, and subject recognition and tracking. The focusing system’s EV -6 sensitivity means that it functions well even in extremely low light.

UHD 4K Capture and Canon Log Gamma. The EOS Ra can record UHD 4K at 30 fps, 1080HD at up to 60 fps, and 720HD up to 120 fps for slow-motion playback. In-camera recording gives you 4K video with 4:2:2 sampling and 8-bit color depth, while using an external recorder can give you a 4:2:2 10-bit clean output in ITU-R CT.2020. Built-in Canon Log functionality lets you capture flat images with an improved 12-stop, 800% dynamic range, making color grading and post-production camera matching easy. You can record audio via the integrated stereo mic or by connecting an optional external mic to the standard 3.5mm jack.

Dual-Pixel RAW. This camera incorporates the 5D Mark IV’s fantastic Dual Pixel RAW fine-tuning functionality. By capturing information from each of the two “pixels” that make up the sensor’s Dual-Pixel photosites, you can correct microfocus issues, shift bokeh, and reduce ghosting after image capture. Please note that this is limited to use with Canon’s Digital Photo Professional 4.5 software, which isn’t included with the rental due to copyright regulations. If you source it yourself, fine and dandy.

Refined Control. You can use the customizable Multi-Function Bar near the viewfinder to control four different functions using sliding and pressing movements. The rear 3.15-inch, 2.1m-dot touchscreen LCD gives you an intuitive way to pull focus in video mode and make quick adjustments in the camera’s menu system, in addition to normal image composition and review. If you prefer a more traditional shooting method, it also features an integrated 3.69m-dot OLED EVF that provides 0.71x magnification.

Additional Features. The EOS Ra’s magnesium-alloy build is lightweight, durable, and dust and weather sealed to keep it running in a range of shooting conditions. It boasts Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity for wireless sharing, control, geotagging, and image transfer via the Canon Camera Connect app. It runs on an LP-E6N battery, which gives you up to 430 shots per charge, and it’s compatible with UHS-II memory via its single SD slot.

Q & A

Can I use my Canon EF mount lenses on this camera?

  • No. Since this is an entirely different physical mount, EF mount lenses won’t natively fit.

  • However, you can use the EF-EOS R Mount Adapter / Control Ring Mount Adapter available for rent separately to mount EF and EF-S lenses to RF-mount cameras.

Can I use my Canon EF-M mirrorless lenses on this camera?
  • Unfortunately not. Canon’s RF-mount system is in no way compatible with their EF-M crop-frame mirrorless lenses.

Aspect Ratio

1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9

Audio File Formats

AAC, Linear PCM (Stereo)

Audio Recording

Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
External Microphone Input

Autofocus Points

Phase Detection: 5655

Autofocus Sensitivity

-6 to +18 EV


1x LP-E6N Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1865 mAh

Bit Depth




Built-in Flash


Camera Type



3.5mm Microphone, HDMI C (Mini), USB Type-C (USB 3.0)

Continuous Shooting

Up to 8 fps at 30.3 MP for up to 47 Exposures (RAW)
Up to 8 fps at 30.3 MP for up to 100 Exposures (JPEG)
Up to 3 fps at 30.3 MP for up to 47 Exposures (RAW)
Up to 3 fps at 30.3 MP for up to 100 Exposures (JPEG)
Up to 2.2 fps at 30.3 MP for up to 47 Exposures (RAW)
Up to 2.2 fps at 30.3 MP for up to 100 Exposures (JPEG)

Dedicated Flash System




Diopter Adjustment

-4 to +2

Exposure Compensation

-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)

Exposure Control

Auto, 100 to 40000 (Extended: 50 to 102400)

Exposure Modes

Aperture Priority, Manual, Shutter Priority

External Flash Connection

Hot Shoe

External Video-Recording Modes

4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 × 2160)

Flash Compensation

-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)

Flash Modes

Flash On, Slow Sync

Focus Type

Auto and Manual Focus

Focusing Method

Continuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF





Image File Formats


Image Stabilization

Digital, 5-Axis (Video Only)

Item Type


Maximum Resolution

6720 × 4480

Memory Card Slot

Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)

Metering Modes

Center-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Partial

Metering Range

-3 to 20 EV

Monitor Resolution

2,100,000 Dot

Monitor Size


Monitor Type

Articulating Touchscreen LCD


Canon RF

Operating Temperature

32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C


Actual: 31.7 Megapixel
Effective: 30.3 Megapixel

Recording Limit

Up to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds

Self Timer

2/10-Second Delay

Sensor Dimensions

36 × 24mm

Sensor Size

Full Frame

Sensor Type


Shutter Speed

Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Seconds
Bulb Mode

Video Encoding


Video Recording Modes

UHD 4K (3840 × 2160) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p
Full HD (1920 × 1080) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
HD (1280 × 720) at 25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p

Viewfinder Coverage


Viewfinder Eye Point


Viewfinder Magnification

Approx. 0.71x

Viewfinder Resolution

3,690,000 Dot

Viewfinder Size


Viewfinder Type



1.45 lbs.

White Balance

Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Shade, Tungsten





Canon EOS Ra Mirrorless

Battery - Canon LP-E6N

Camera Strap

Canon RF Body Cap

Charger - Canon LC-E6