Is the Canon EOS R still worth buying in 2022?

Canon EOS R camera body on a bright background
(Image credit: Canon)

The Canon EOS R has been around since October 2018, and as Canon's first foray into the mirrorless market – a full-frame foray at that – it built on Canon's decades of heritage as a leading camera DSLR manufacturer.

At the time of launch, the Canon EOS R only had four lenses and three EF and EF-S adapters. These were the first lenses and accessories in the EOS R range, and while they were fairly limiting at the time, Canon's range of EOS R lenses was to grow rapidly into the 30 optics available today (at the time of my writing, anyway).

Ellis Reed headshot in black and white
Ellis Reed

UK-based photographer and videographer Ellis lives in Bath, England and captures the beauty of the Cotswolds and surrounding areas with the Canon EOS R mirrorless system. Ellis also regularly shoots weddings, products, lifestyle and commercial work as well as social media content for major companies.

Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar,, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.