Canon EOS Ra astrophotography camera officially announced, following leak

Canon EOS Ra astrophotography camera leaks – available for pre-order now!
(Image credit: Nokishita / Canon)

UPDATE 06 NOVEMBER: The Canon EOS Ra (review here) has now been officially announced, a full day after Adorama sent out an email blast and listed camera on its website. The astrophotography camera will be available in early December, at a price of $2,499.99 / £2599.99. 

Among the Canon EOS Ra features that the manufacturer is crowing about is the fact that it is the first full-frame astrophotography camera that doesn't require external power, as well as the first astro camera with 4K video. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.