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Canon EOS R5 Preview -- Development Announcement

by William Brawley
Preview posted: 02/13/2020
Updated: 04/20/2020

 

Please note: The Canon EOS R5 is currently only a "development announcement" at this point in time. As such specs, features and capabilities are largely unknown as are pricing and availablility details. We will update this page as soon as we obtains finalized specificiations and additional product details.

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Update: 04/20/2020

Announced as part of a Canon Virtual Press Conference, Canon today unveiled more details on their upcoming high-end EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera, this time focusing on more of its video capabilities. Tthe upcoming Canon EOS R5 is still classified as "in development," despite being initially announced back in mid-February. We still do not know the EOS R5's full features list, specifications and price point. However, we have nonetheless been treated to more information about the camera's video shooting capabilities, and they sound very impressive indeed!

Despite its relatively compact form-factor, the EOS R5 is slated to offer 8K RAW internal recording up to 30p, 4K internal video recording at up to 120p with 4:2:2 10-bit Log, No-crop 8K and 4K capture, Dual Pixel CMOS AF support in both 8K and 4K recording mode and more. Oh, and unlike the EOS R and RP, the R5 will feature dual memory card slots -- one CFexpress and UHS-II SD slot.

Clearly, the new sensor and processor, as well as the camera's construction, must allow for very efficient processing performance as well as good heat dissipation in order for it to offer such high-resolution and high bitrate video recording capabilities.

See the list below for the full run-down of just-announced details for the Canon EOS R5:

  • 8K RAW internal video recording up to 29.97 fps
  • 8K internal video recording up to 29.97 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log (H.265)/4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265).
  • 4K internal video recording up to 119.88 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log (H.265)/4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265). 4K external recording is also available up to 59.94 fps.
  • No crop 8K and 4K video capture using the full-width of the sensor. (When in 8K RAW, 8K/4K DCI modes.)
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF available in all 8K and 4K recording modes.
  • Canon Log available in 8K and 4K internal recording modes.
  • A Canon first, the EOS R5 will feature 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilization, which works in conjunction with Optical IS equipped with many of the RF and EF lenses.
  • Dual-card slots: 1x CFexpress and 1x SD UHS-II.


THE EXCITEMENT BUILDS: CANON ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL IN-DEMAND SPECIFICATIONS OF THE EOS R5 FULL-FRAME MIRRORLESS CAMERA

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 20, 2020 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today is sharing additional specifications of the highly anticipated Canon EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera currently in development. The newly released information divulges further details on the 8K video recording capability, IBIS and more.

Newly Announced Details of The Canon EOS R5 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera include:

  • 8K RAW internal video recording up to 29.97 fps
  • 8K internal video recording up to 29.97 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log (H.265)/4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265)
  • 4K internal video recording up to 119.88 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log (H.265)/4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265)
  • 4K external recording is also available up to 59.94 fps
  • No crop 8K and 4K video capture using the full-width of the sensor*
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF available in all 8K and 4K recording modes
  • Canon Log available in 8K and 4K internal recording modes
  • A Canon first, the EOS R5 will feature 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilization, which works in conjunction with Optical IS equipped with many of the RF and EF lenses
  • Dual-card slots: 1x CFexpress and 1x SD UHS-II.

To learn more about the Canon EOS R5 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera and the additional information announced, please visit, usa.canon.com/EOSR5

*When in 8K RAW, 8K/4K DCI modes.

 

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Originally posted: 02/13/2020

Below is a version of a our product announcement news as well as Canon USA's official press release:

Surprise Canon fans! The EOS R-series is expanding and in a MAJOR way with the development announcement of a forthcoming Canon EOS R5 full-frame camera. Though full details are unavailable at this time, what we do know is that the R5 looks to be an absolute beast of a camera specs-wise, going way beyond what the earlier EOS R was capable of, and in fact, beyond what most other cameras on the market today can do.

Based around an all-new, Canon-desiged full-frame CMOS sensor and image processor, the EOS R5 will shoot video at 8K resolution -- a world's first for a consumer-oriented camera. It will also of course shoot 4K video and will allow for still-image extraction from video footage. Back at Photokina 2016, Canon showed off an 8K Cinema EOS camera, though we've still yet to see such a camera make it to market. (The EOS C700 full-frame Cinema EOS camera shoots video up to 5.9K in RAW at up to 60fps.)

Exciting times for video creators, indeed!

On the stills side of things, the upcoming R5 will offer fast continuous burst shooting at up to 20 frames-per-second with the electronic shutter and 12fps with the mechanical shutter, putting it well beyond the speeds of the EOS R's maximum 8fps. The R5 will soon be amongst the fastest full-frame mirrorless cameras, such as the 20fps-capable Sony A9 II. It also puts it up near Canon's own EOS 1D X III, which offers 16fps burst (OVF) or 20fps with Live View. Whether or not the R5's 20fps burst works with continous AF, however, remains to be seen.

In terms of the physical design and other hardware, the EOS R5 looks fairly similar to the original EOS R, at least from the front and based on the single press image released so far. Based on other images and reports, the R5 appears to have opted against the EOS R's finicky Touchbar control and instead offers more physical buttons and a joystick control. Officially, Canon also reveals that the R5 will feature in-body image stabilization -- a first for Canon's EOS R-lne. How many stops of stabilization it will offer is unknown at this time, but the IBIS system is said to also work in tandem with Canon's optically-stabilized RF lenses.

Additionally, the EOS R5 will offer dual card slots, which was a prominent missing feature on the EOS R and RP cameras. Further, the R5 will have wireless connectivity and will offer automatic image transfer capabilities with Canon's newly-announced image.canon cloud platform.

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The Next Generation: Canon Announces The Development Of The Company's Most Advanced Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Ever – The EOS R5

The Company will Also Develop Seven RF Lenses and Two RF Lens Extenders in 2020

MELVILLE, NY, February 12, 2020 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., is developing the highly anticipated Canon EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera. The camera will feature a newly designed CMOS sensor and new image processor, along with new state-of-the-art optical technologies the company has been able to cultivate through its long history of groundbreaking camera and digital imaging solutions development. In addition, Canon plans to release seven RF lenses and two RF lens extenders that are currently in development. These new photography tools will help to continue to strengthen the EOS R system and cement the RF mount as an industry leader.

"Today's announcement comes as a direct result of the tireless effort of Canon engineers who have been tasked with developing the next generation of Canon EOS R camera and RF lenses to help elevate the popular system that was announced in 2018," said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "In developing the new camera, Canon listened to extensive user-feedback from a variety of photographers. The outcome is a camera and lenses that will delight a variety of shooters and further helps to demonstrate Canon's commitment to full-frame mirrorless cameras and lenses."

The EOS R System was initially developed to provide engineers with the ability to design lenses that were thought to be impossible to create previously. The wide lens mount diameter, shorter back focus, and high-speed system for transmitting data between camera and lens have resulted in an imaging system that delivers higher image quality and greater ease-of-use than ever before. 

The new full-frame mirrorless camera currently under development will fully leverage the advantages of the EOS R System, helping to produce a camera that features high-speed continuous shooting and 8K video recording. Furthermore, the camera will provide photographers with more efficient workflows thanks to improved transmission functionality, operability and reliability. These enhancements, along with many others, will help to further elevate and solidify the EOS Series concept of "Speed, Comfort and High-Image-Quality."

Canon's EOS R5, the first of the next generation of full-frame mirrorless cameras planned for EOS R System, will include a newly developed CMOS sensor. The new sensor will enable enhanced features such as high-speed continuous shooting up to approximately 20 frames-per-second (FPS) when using the silent shutter and up to approximately 12 FPS when using the mechanical shutter – A feature professional sports and wildlife photographers will find to be extremely impactful on their ability to capture fast-moving subjects. From a video perspective, the camera's 8K video capture capability will prepare videographers for the future of movie-making- capturing 8K footage today allows for even higher-quality 4K productions in addition to the ability to extract high-resolution still images from the video footage. The EOS R5 will be the first Canon camera equipped with IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization) and when used in conjunction with the extremely effective in-lens stabilization (IS), will allow photographers to handhold the camera in light levels not previously imagined. Additionally, the camera will also feature dual-card slots and will support the automatic transfer of image files from the device to the new image.canon cloud platform. 

Alongside the EOS R5, Canon is also developing seven RF lenses and two RF lens extenders scheduled for release during 2020, including the RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM, Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x.