The Canon EOS R7 has a lot to live up to. It has to continue the legacy left by Canon’s popular 7D series. I’ve no double the EOS R7 will meet and even exceed the expectations of many, but with none really in anybody’s hands except for a select few there are some unanswered questions. One of which being, what does it sound like?
Sure, how a shutter sounds isn’t high up on the list of priorities for a lot of photographers, but when filming secretive wildlife that can get easily spooked, a loud shutter is potentially an issue. And it’s always interesting to hear how different cameras do sound. Many people love that satisfying thunk of medium format shutters, for example. Fortunately, we don’t have to wait for EOS R7 shutter sounds as they’ve been posted to YouTube.
A video was also posted using the electronic front curtain (mechanical rear).
The Canon EOS R7 shoots 15fps at full tilt with its mechanical shutter and it might just be that it’s resonating through the table, but it sounds quite beefy. I’m also not entirely sure it is shooting at its maximum speed. It might just be because of that beefy resonation, but it doesn’t seem to be even close to that 16fps of the Canon EOS 1DX Mark III.
Still, it sounds quick. Assuming the autofocus can keep up, I think it’ll become a quick favourite amongst sports and wildlife shooters.