Canon EOS Ra with subject taking a picture through using the vari-angle screen
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CANON EOS Ra

Capture the night sky with breath-taking clarity and record more detail than you ever thought possible. This is a camera with real power to see beyond the stars.

Go beyond the stars

Give your astro photos a clear advantage with the EOS Ra; a compact and lightweight full frame mirrorless camera with a modified infrared filter and 30x magnification for checking glorious galactic detail.

Canon EOS Ra pack shot FRT

Capture the full beauty of the night sky



The EOS Ra features a new IR filter array in front of the sensor, which enables four times as much Hydrogen Alpha light to be transmitted, compared to the normal EOS R. This enables the camera to capture the distinct reddish colour of nebula.

Creativity with no boundaries



The EOS Ra is the perfect camera for capturing a variety of astro images. Explore the depths of the Universe and discover hidden colours in the night sky. Take a look at what you can capture with the compact and powerful, EOS Ra.

The ultimate tool for astrophotography

The EOS Ra is equipped with a vari-angle touchscreen and incredible 30x magnification, ensuring you never miss the detail.

Canon EOS Ra 30x magnification icon

30x Magnification

EOS Ra features a more powerful magnification review function for examining images on the camera’s LCD, giving users the ability to zoom in on images at 180% and inspect every detail in captured content.

Canon EOS Ra vari angle touchscreen icon

Vari-Angle screen

Equipped with a Vari-Angle touchscreen with Touch and Drag AF.

Canon EOS Ra with subject looking at the vari angle screen and wearing an orange jacket

Compact and lightweight

The EOS Ra is small, light and easily mounted to a telescope*. Making shooting easy thanks to its intuitive design and familiar reassuring EOS handling.

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Canon EOS Ra in hand with subject looking at the landscape and another EOS Ra attached to a telescope
Canon EOS Ra on tripod with subject looking up at the milky way with an observatory in the background

Harness the full power of mirrorless

Enjoy shooting in high resolution with no vibration during long exposures and use the EVF to ‘see in the dark’, focusing up to -6EV, ideal for creative starscapes. 

Capture stunning nightscapes in glorious 4K

Shoot 4K video and 4K timelapse sequences of the night sky using the EOS Ra and take advantage of incredible levels grading possibilities from 10bit Canon Log.

Canon EOS Ra on tripod with star trails in the night sky
Canon EOS Ra on piggyback mount with another EOS Ra attached to the telescope

Find the light in the night

30 Megapixel sensor– providing balance of resolution, high ISO, dynamic range with unrivalled ability to post process images and print. High ISO performance up to 40,000 for low light shooting to maintain high enough shutter speeds to avoid procession. 

Stay connected with WI-FI and Bluetooth®**

Wherever you are, connect the EOS Ra to your smartphone for remote shooting and image review. Become part of the astrophotography community by sharing your best skyscapes and space discoveries via the Canon Camera Connect app.

Connecting EOS Ra to a smartphone for remote shooting and image review

Specifications

IR

Optimised Infrared Filter

30.3 Megapixels

Full frame CMOS sensor

IS0 100-40000

Perfect for low light shooting

-6 EV AF

Focus in low light

Vari-angle LCD

With 30x Magnification

4K and 10-bit movies

Film and timelapse

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

Always on, always ready

USB 3.1

Fast connectivity

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Product shot of EOS Ra with 15-35mm lens

Comparison

Camera body

Product shot of Canon EOS Ra

Canon EOS Ra

Product shot of Canon EOS R FRT

Canon EOS R

Sensor

Sample image

Approx. 30.3 megapixels with modified Infrared filter***

Product shot of Canon EOS R FRT

Approx. 30.3 megapixels

Magnification

30x Magnification for live image review

10x Magnification for live image review

Lens mount

RF mount

RF mount

Lens compatibility

RF lenses. EF and EF-S lenses can be used with EF-EOS-R Mount Adapter. Third party adapter required to connect to telescopes*

RF lenses. EF and EF-S lenses can be used with EF-EOS-R Mount Adapter. Third party adapter required to connect to telescopes*

Image processor

DIGIC 8

DIGIC 8

Dual Pixel CMOS AF

Yes

Yes

AF points via viewfinder

Up to 5655 selectable AF positions
Sensitive to f/11
Continuous Eye AF in Servo AF

Up to 5655 selectable AF positions
Sensitive to f/11
Continuous Eye AF in Servo AF

Movies

4K movie at 25/24 fps
4K time-lapse mode
Full HD movies at 60 fps
HD at 120 fps
Canon Log (8bit / 10bit)
10bit 4:2:2 uncompressed 4K to external recorder
480Mbps

4K movie at 25/24 fps
4K time-lapse mode
Full HD movies at 60 fps
HD at 120 fps
Canon Log (8bit / 10bit)
10bit 4:2:2 uncompressed 4K to external recorder
480Mbps

Touchscreen Vari-Angle LCD

8 cm / 3.15 inch
2.1M dot LCD
4 available colour tones

8 cm / 3.15 inch
2.1M dot LCD
4 available colour tones

Body size (WxHxD)

135.8 x 98.3 x 84.4 mm

135.8 x 98.3 x 84.4 mm

Wi-Fi/ Bluetooth

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth™
FTP with WFT-E7 II Accessory

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth™
FTP with WFT-E7 II Accessory

Battery

LP-E6
370 shots (CIPA standard)
USB charging via PD-E1

LP-E6
370 shots (CIPA standard)
USB charging via PD-E1

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What’s in the box

Everything you need to get started with astrophotography.

Canon EOS Ra Body

Camera Cover R-F-5

Neck Strap

Battery Charger LC-E6E

Battery Pack LP-E6N

AC Cable

Interface Cable IFC-100U

* Telescope not included. In order to attach the EOS Ra to a telescope, third party accessories are required.
 
**Requires smart device to be equipped with Bluetooth version 4.0 (or later). Also requires smart device to be using operating system iOS 8.4 (or later) or Android 5.0 (or later). 
 
The Bluetooth® word, mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Canon Inc. is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
 
***Uneven colors may occur on the EOS Ra depending on shooting conditions.
Because it is designed for astrophotography, shooting normal subjects is not recommended. Subjects may appear redder than they actually are, and may not be able to obtain appropriate color balance when shooting normal subjects.

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