Mega mirrorless deal: AU$300 off the Canon EOS R, plus a bonus gift card too

(Image credit: Amazon)

Now that the long-awaited Canon EOS R5 and the more affordable EOS R6 are official, it's highly likely we're going to see some remarkable price drops on Canon's older full-frame mirrorless cameras.

We're already beginning to see that happen at some Aussie retailers, with both Amazon Australia and Digital Camera Warehouse discounting the original EOS R down by AU$300.

Admittedly that's not a big bargain but buy the snapper from Digital Camera Warehouse and you'll be eligible to score a bonus Visa gift card with AU$250 available via redemption directly from Canon.

Canon EOS R (body only) | AU$2,799save AU$300

Canon EOS R (body only) | AU$2,799 (RRP AU$3,199; save AU$300)

It's not a huge discount but when you buy "eligible" Canon products from authorised dealers, you'll be able to redeem a bonus gift card from the manufacturer. The EOS R is one of the eligible products and Digital Camera Warehouse is an authorised retailer, so save AU$300 on the body and pocket the extra savings that will come in the form of the redemption offer from Canon. You have until August 31 to claim the gift card.

Australia-only offer

This is not a bad offer for stills photographers looking to upgrade from an older camera or go full-frame mirrorless, particularly since the new EOS R5 costs a pretty penny and the EOS R6 isn't as affordable as the EOS R either.

The advantage the EOS R has over the brand-new R6 is its higher resolution 30.3MP sensor, which will likely suit landscape photographers more than the latter's 20MP sensor.

You're not going to get the blitzing burst speed the R6 boasts, but the EOS R has excellent image quality and Canon's colour science has always been pretty darn good.

4K video capabilities are onboard for anyone who needs it, but there is a crop factor to take into account here. However, at this price, it's easy to forgive the EOS R's few flaws.

For more information on how you can redeem the bonus gift card, head to Canon's promotions microsite.

  • Digital Camera Warehouse is an Australian retailer that does not currently offer international shipping. 
  • Not in Australia? Take a look at the offers below for the best deal in your location.

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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!