The Canon EOS R7 is a great camera... that's convinced me APS-C is not for me

Canon EOS R7 without a lens
(Image credit: Canon)

As a lifelong wildlife nut, I've always found (wild) animals fascinating, and capturing them on camera is currently my favorite pastime. So when I recently got the opportunity to take the Canon EOS R7 on a little whale-watching cruise in Sydney, I jumped at it. I hopped aboard armed with the RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS USM and RF 600mm f/11 IS STM lenses to accompany the camera and, as I'd anticipated, the R7’s performance was absolutely fantastic!

It’s really quite impressive what Canon has been able to do with its latest, affordable enthusiast mirrorless – it does everything it says on the tin, and does it well. On seeing the results after getting back home, however, I realized an APS-C camera wasn’t for me, at least not when I'm trying to shoot wildlife.

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Sharmishta Sarkar
Managing Editor (APAC)

In addition to looking after they day-to-day functioning of Digital Camera World in Australia, Sharmishta is the Managing Editor (APAC) for TechRadar as well, and helps produce two of Future's photography print magazines Down Under. Her passion for photography started when she was wandering the wilds of India studying monkeys (yes, life took a sharp turn somewhere along the way) and is entirely self-taught. That puts her in the unique position of understanding what a beginner or enthusiast is looking for in a camera or lens, and writes to help those like her on their path to developing their skills or finding the best gear. While she experiments with quite a few genres of photography, her main area of interest is nature photography – wildlife, landscapes and macro. She still prefers an optical viewfinder but is utterly fascinated with what mirrorless technology has been able to achieve. 


With an ear to the ground in the Asia-Pacific territory, she is constantly on top of camera news and breaking developments in the Australian region, in addition to sourcing local deals during big retail events like Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday / Cyber Monday. 


She’s also a skilled stargazer, always eager to share astrophotography tips such as photographing the blood moon without even using a tripod!