Update: April 20, 2020
Canon has released even more details on the forthcoming EOS R5, including a bevy of impressive features sure to excite the video crowd. More clarity has come concerning the scope of the EOS R5's 8K capabilities, specifically that internal 8K raw recording at 29.97 fps is supported, along with internal, uncropped 8K30 and DCI 4K120 in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log or HDR-PQ. Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Canon Log will be available in all 8K and 4K recording modes, too. Additionally, not specific to just video, Canon has confirmed that the 5-axis in-body, sensor-shift image stabilization will work in conjunction with optical IS systems in RF- and EF-mount lenses. And finally, Canon has also revealed the makeup of the dual card slots: one CFexpress slot and one SD slot, which will support UHS-II cards.
We'll continue to keep you updated on any more developments with the EOS R5 as we keep getting closer to its official launch date.
Update: March 13, 2020
Additional information has been released about the upcoming EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera, building more anticipation and excitement surrounding Canon’s forthcoming flagship model. Canon has confirmed the ability to record 8K video internally, at up to 30p, using the entire width of the sensor. Also, 8K recording modes will benefit from the sensor’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF design for especially smooth, quick, and intelligent focusing performance. The autofocus system will also support advanced animal-detection modes for recognizing dogs, birds, and cats, with the ability to detect the animals’ eyes, faces, and even bodies for instances when the face is not visible.
These new additions complement the already announced specifications from Canon, including 12 fps continuous shooting with a mechanical shutter, 20 fps with an electronic shutter, in-body image stabilization, dual memory card slots, and advanced wireless file sharing from the camera body.
We’re looking forward to more information being released about the EOS R5 as we get closer to its formal release.
Feb 13, 2020
When the EOS R system was first released, Canon hailed it as “a new chapter in the history of EOS.” With the early specs of the upcoming EOS R5 camera, I think it might be fitting to start a new book. Making full use of the mirrorless design, the EOS R5 aims to bring users “Speed, Comfort, and High Image Quality.” This means it will be fast shooting, have top-of-the-line image quality, and bring some much requested features to make the workflow even better.
The details we are getting today include the introduction of a newly developed full-frame CMOS sensor at the heart of the R5. No doubt that this is what unlocks many of the newest functions. Specifically, Canon says the camera will be able to reach 20 fps using an electronic shutter and 12 fps with a mechanical shutter. That 20 fps figure should be particularly impressive, considering Canon’s flagship EOS-1D X Mark III offers that same maximum speed. The new R5 even steps up video, offering 8K recording options. Having such a high-resolution video mode allows users to extract high-resolution stills or make the best use of the extra resolution to generate even better 4K footage.
Another major addition to the R5 is an in-body image stabilization system, a first for Canon’s interchangeable-lens cameras. It will even work in tandem with select RF lenses equipped with their own stabilizers. As for workflow benefits coming with the new camera, Canon has seen fit to place dual card slots on this model, and it will be able to transfer images automatically to the upcoming image.canon cloud platform.
It’s not a ton of information, but enough to make many of us very excited for more details when the camera and service are officially launched. If you want a preview of the camera, Canon will be showing off an early model at CP+ in Yokohama, Japan, from February 27 through March 2, and at WPPI in Las Vegas from February 25-27.
All of these products are still in development, so let me tell you about some other Canon items that were announced today that should be available very soon. We may as well get started with the other EOS R system item: the RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM Lens. This is a compact, lightweight, and versatile zoom that can be an everyday, one-lens shooting solution. Next is a new DSLR! The EOS Rebel T8i is an ideal entry-level option for photography enthusiasts and vloggers. And, finally, we have the SELPHY QX10 Compact Photo Printer, a pocketable, connected printer that can pop out 2.7" square images wherever you want to share with friends and family. You can learn more about them in our announcement.
So? What do you think about Canon’s upcoming releases? I think they have incredible potential and, if they turn out to be as good as Canon says, they have the potential to upend the camera market. Please be sure to leave your thoughts in the Comments section, below!