Keeping the Excitement Level High: Another Canon EOS R5 Information Reveal

From Canon USA:


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.

Canon EOS R5 Body

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.

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

Canon EOS R5 Side Angle on Black

From Canon's previous EOS R5 development announcement and further EOS R5 details announcement, we also know that the R5 has the following features:

  • 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.
  • The Live view AF technologies seen in the EOS-1D X Mark III flagship camera are used as a basis with "Animal Detection" auto focus technology implemented. The AF technology will help users steadily track animals such as dogs, cats and birds by detecting the body, face, or eye of the subject.
  • High-resolution still images can be extracted from the 8K video footage.
  • Automatic transfer of image files from the device to the new cloud platform is supported.

Canon EOS R5 Top Angle on Black

From the product images, we know that the R5 shares much resemblance with the Canon EOS R including the vari-angle display but there are some significant differences.

  • The R5 replaces the R's Multi-Function Bar with a joystick.
  • The R5 has a dial surrounding the set button vs. cross key functionality.
  • The R5's top-right three buttons have a horizontal layout to provide space for the larger dual memory card slot door.
  • On the front, the R5 has an additional port and an additional button.
  • The viewfinder diopter dial has moved to the right side of the viewfinder.
  • The R5 has additional buttons for "Q" and magnify functions.
  • The R5 gets a microphone/rate button alongside the menu button on the top-left.
  • The R5's power button appears to be deeper recessed.
  • The R5's eyecup has a different shape.
  • The R5 has a PC port.

Note that the "5" in the model name is significant, relating to the previous much-loved 5-series models.

When will the Canon EOS R5 arrive? What is the still image resolution of the EOS R5's new CMOS imaging sensor? Canon is not revealing any additional information at this time, including those two answers. Regarding the latter, a conjecture is that, based on 8k DCI being 8,192 pixels wide and a 3:2 aspect ratio placing the vertical pixel dimension at 5,461 pixels, the R5's minimum possible resolution should be 44.7 MP.

Posted: 4/20/2020 1:05:00 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Posted to: Canon News    Category: Canon Announcements
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