The latest product innovation from the digital photography giant tested on the latest PackshotCreator photo studio. Canon lent us its new Canon EOS R camera for several days. The PackshotLab invited an independent photographer, \u00c9ric Valdenaire. The specialist in art photography tested and compared this new camera with the Canon EOS 6D Mark II SLR model. Speed tests during the shooting process were performed on automated photo studios controlled by the PackshotCreator software. The PackshotCreator R3 Mark II 360 photo studio How did you get started with this new hybrid camera from the Canon range? Eric Valdenaire: Overall good. It is less bulky and less heavy than its big brothers: the Canon EOS 6D and 5D. The absence of a mirror also offers less vibration and therefore limits camera shake blur when shooting. What makes it different from traditional SLR cameras? Eric Valdenaire: Apart from the absence of a mirror, a new set of specific lenses dedicated to the Canon EOS R has appeared: the RF range. With in particular the 35 mm f :1.8 ; 50 mm f :1.2 ; 24-240 mm f: 4-6.3 ; 85 mm F1.2 ; 24-105 mm f4 and the 28-70 mm f : 2. The adapter ring, supplied with the camera, can be mounted between the lens and the body when using old EOS lenses. Eric Valdenaire with the PackshotMacro DIS photo studio On which systems did you use and compare the Canon EOS-R and Canon EOS 6D Mark II? Eric Valdenaire: Both Canon cameras have been used with the PackshotCreator R3 Mark II\u00a0and PackshotMacro DIS photo studios. These are systems designed to automate product photography, working with compatible Canon and Nikon cameras. Both studios are equipped with multi-source LED lighting and 360\u00b0 turntables. All compatible cameras, studios, turntables and lights are fully software controlled. Comparative productivity tests made by the photographer: Duration of a shooting in Focus Stacking mode: Canon EOS R VS Canon EOS 6D Mark II 6 equally Focus Stacking (or Hyperfocus) is simply a stack of shots with shifted focus made during the shooting by the PackshotCreator software. It avoids the usual progressive blur effect caused by an opening value that is too low. This function allows you to take several pictures of a product with different focus areas. These photographs are then compiled to produce a single image with perfect sharpness. \tThe visual created: still image of a ring \tThe test process: made on a stack of 16 images with the Hyperfocus software feature \tThe photo studio: PackshotMacro DIS controlled by PackshotCreator software Quickshot Mode Canon EOS 6D Mark II Canon EOS R Photo shooting Final result Photo shooting Final result OFF 1\u201905\u2019\u2019 1\u201925\u2019\u2019 45\u2019\u2019 1\u201932\u2019\u2019 ON 17\u2019\u2019 23\u2019\u2019 18\u2019\u2019 24\u2019\u2019 Results of the comparison Canon EOS R \/ Canon EOS 6D Mark II: Shooting time to create a 360\u00b0 animation: winner Canon EOS R The 360\u00b0 animation of a product was carried out in an automated photo studio, the PackshotCreator R3 Mark II. The user selected and programed the desired number of images to compose the 360\u00b0 animated visual. For the test, 24 or 72 images were taken. The software synchronized the camera with the turntable. The operator then triggered the shooting via the software interface. \tThe visual created: 360\u00b0 animation of a boot \tThe test process: 24 or 72 photos taken during a 360\u00b0 rotation of the turntable. The visuals were either photographed on a white background or on background removal mode directly by the software with the AutoMask feature (below). \tThe photo studio: PackshotCreator R3 Mark II controlled by PackshotCreator software Shooting mode Turntable speed Number of images Canon EOS 6D Mark II Canon EOS R Increased productivity Normal Normal 24 1\u201933\u2019\u2019 1\u201917\u2019\u2019 17% Normal Slow 24 1\u201933\u2019\u2019 1\u201916\u2019\u2019 18% Normal Fast 24 1\u201934\u2019\u2019 1\u201915\u2019\u2019 20% Normal Normal 72 4\u201908\u2019\u2019 3\u201937\u2019\u2019 13% AutoMask Normal 24 2\u201948\u2019\u2019 2\u201932\u2019\u2019 10% AutoMask Slow 24 2\u201950\u2019\u2019 2\u201930\u2019\u2019 12% AutoMask Fast 24 2\u201953\u2019\u2019 2\u201931\u2019\u2019 13% AutoMask Normal 72 7\u201929\u2019\u2019 6\u201938\u2019\u2019 11% Conclusion\u00a0: What about the increase in productivity for creating 360\u00b0 animations with the Canon EOS R? For all the images I created during these tests and comparisons, no significant difference in quality was observed. On the other hand, I noted a clear difference in productivity during the shooting phase to create a 360\u00b0 animation. The use of the Canon EOS R generated a productivity gain between 10 to 20%, compared to the Canon EOS 6D Mark II, depending on the different shooting modes. How about to make a Focus Stacking? Creating a visual in Focus Stacking mode (video below) increases the time gap between the two cameras, still in favour of Canon's new hybrid camera. It would be interesting to determine whether this time saving during this type of shooting, as during 360\u00b0 shooting, is related to the absence of the (mechanical) mirror or to the optimization of the image acquisition process. The time difference is minimal on an animation, but is major for operators with a large volume of products visuals to be produced on a weekly, monthly or yearly basis.