Runner-Up: Canon EOS R7

Canon introduced its first APS-C sensor EOS R mirrorless cameras this year, the 32-megapixel EOS R7 and 24-megapixel EOS R10. The EOS R7 is the higher-performance model of the pair, but both cameras have a lot to offer and are relatively affordable compared to EOS R full-frame models.

Of the two, the EOS R7 may be of particular interest to wildlife photographers. While both cameras offer continuous shooting rates of up to 15 fps with their mechanical shutters, the EOS R7 can capture up to 30 fps with its electronic shutter. That’s on par with the continuous shooting speeds of professional full-frame cameras. The APS-C sensor’s smaller size means that lenses like the Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM will have extra telephoto reach to help get closer perspectives on distant wildlife. The RF100-500mm, for example, is equivalent to approximately 160-800mm when used with the EOS R7. The combination of burst shooting speed and sensor magnification is appealing for wildlife photography. Another noteworthy feature of the EOS R7 is its in-body Coordinated Image Stabilization system that’s capable of 7 stops of correction.

Both cameras use an autofocus system with subject detection capabilities derived from the AF system in the current EOS R flagship model, the EOS R3. Both can also record 4K video, though the R10 is limited to 24p and 30p modes, while the EOS R7 is also capable of 60p.

Check the price and availability of the Canon EOS R7 at Amazon.