We’ve Updated Our Canon EOS R Review: RAW Edits in Capture One 12

The Canon EOS R proves to have very versatile RAW files in Capture One 12.

With the Canon EOS R, we’ve found that the RAW files in Capture One 12 are surprisingly robust and yet even more capable than they are in Lightroom. Personally speaking, I bought the Canon EOS R because of both the lenses and how it renders skin tones. I still stand by this, but I’ve also been pleasantly surprised at how good the image quality output is in general. The colors are fantastic, the high ISO output is more than good enough or both the web and prints, and the dynamic range has proved itself to be very useful.

We did a tutorial video on how to get more from an image when creating a Black and White in Capture One 12. So go ahead and check that out right below!

In Capture One 12, we’re finding that the Canon EOS R is capable when it comes to landscapes too! Capture One has new gradient tools, and we showed this off in our review with the EOS R. When you combine this with the camera’s weather sealing capabilities, which we also demonstrated, then you’ve got yourself a pretty solid mirrorless camera.

For what it’s worth though, this sensor still isn’t as good as that from Sony or the ones designed by Nikon but made by Sony. With that said, you’ll only see this in elaborate lab tests. In more practical situations, you’re going to find that the Canon EOS R performs very on par to that of other cameras. Unless you’re pixel peeping or getting super close and personal with a print, you’re not going to be able to tell what was shot with what camera–sort of.

Where Canon is ahead is with lenses. Put a high end 50mm from each system on their respective cameras and Canon’s 50mm f1.2 RF L USM is going to shine. Be sure to check out the rest of the review.