The Canon EOS R5 Is A Mirrorless 5-series Camera, Canon Exec Says

Canon EOS R5

It was already clear to most of us that the Canon EOS R5 was playing in the same league as the EOS 5D-lineup.

Now it’s officially stated by David Parry, Canon’s Product Marketing Specialist, in an interview with Techradar about the Canon EOS R5.

Here are some excerpts:

So is that why this camera is called the EOS R5?

It’s aimed at that level of the market. This isn’t a replacement for the 5D Mark IV or anything like that. But this is a mirrorless 5-series, it’s aimed at that segment of the market” […]

The EOS R5 has impressive video credentials. How does it handle heat issues when shooting 8K video?

We’ve been doing this for a while now and we’ve learnt a lot of techniques to dissipate heat on other products that we have in our lineup. For example, being able to move components around, and being able to have them further away from each other” […]

The EOS R5 has Animal Eye AF. Does this work in both video and stills?

We can’t divulge that at the moment, but what’s really exciting about that for us is that it’s dogs, cats and birds – as far as I’m aware no other manufacturer has mentioned birds in their Animal AF

Read the interview at techradar.com

Canon already announced the development of the EOS R5. A few weeks ago Canon revealed more EOS R5 specifications to stop “fantasy speculations“. The announcement is expected to be released in June 2020 but it might get delayed because of the Coronavirus outbreak. In the interview David Parry says “we can’t say whether [the release of the R5] is going to be affected or not, but let’s just wait and see what happens over the next few weeks“.

Summing up everything, here is what we know about the game-changing EOS R5:

  • 45mp full frame CMOS sensor
  • IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation)5 stops with IBIS alone
    • 7-8 stops of correction when used with in-lens stabilization
  • 8K video with 29.97fps (30fps)
  • No-Crop on 8K video
  • Dual Pixel AF available in 8K
  • 4K@120fps
  • 4K@60fps
  • Internal recording
  • Animal detection autofocus – tracks animal subjects (dogs, cats, birds, etc.) by detecting the body, face, or eye of the subject.
  • 12fps mechanical, 20fps electronic
  • Scroll wheel added to the back
  • No touch bar
  • Liveview/Movie toggle like previous EOS DSLRs
  • Larger capacity battery, but looks like the LP-E6
  • Built-in 5GHz WiFi
  • New battery, but the same shape and compatibility as the EOS 5D Mark IV
  • Shipping in July 2020 

All Canon EOS R5 rumors and known facts are listed here.

Canon EOS R6 Rumor: More Bits Surface (dual card, HD@120p, more)

Canon Eos R6 Rumor

A new Canon EOS R6 rumor surfaced.

In addition to the already rumored specifications, there are some new bits In bold):

  • 20mp full frame CMOS sensor
  • IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation)
  • FullHD@120p
  • Dual card slots
  • No top-down screen
  • Lower resolution EVF than the EOS R5
  • Build quality not as good as the EOS R5
  • 12fps mechanical and 20fps electronic.
  • 4K@60p
  • New battery (might be the same as the EOS R5)
  • Announcement in May 2020
  • Starts shipping in June 2020

The Canon EOS R6 might get announced sometime before Photokina 2020 (which is scheduled to start May 27, but it might get cancelled like other trade shows.

More Canon EOS R6 rumor stuff is listed here.

Source: Canon Rumors

High Resolution Canon EOS R Undergoing Testing Mentioned Again, 90MP Sensor

High Resolution Canon

Last week we got a suggestion about the rumored high resolution Canon EOS R. Our source suggested a 150MP resolution, which we posted with some cautionary advise.

A new rumor about the Canon high resolution EOS R model came up. The source of this rumor suggests that 1) the high resolution EOS R is already undergoing testing by selected photographers (we got the same suggestion last year), and 2) the resolution might be closer to what we got suggested last year, i.e. a resolution somewhere around 90MP. According to the source the resolution is “significantly lower than 150mp” and “just about doubles” the 45mp in the upcoming Canon EOS R5.

The only other bit that emerged so far is that the high resolution EOS R will not be that strong on the video features side, which is to expect from a high resolution camera.

This EOS R model might get announced at the beginning of 2021. The next Canon EOS R cameras that we expect to get announced are the EOS R5 and EOS R6.

Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors

Newly Revealed Canon EOS R5 Specifications Discussed With Canon (video)

Canon EOS R5

Today Canon released a press release to shut down some “fantasy” speculations about the Canon EOS R5.

The people at Park Camera managed to see the upcoming Canon EOS R5 and had the chance to briefly discuss with Canon some of the specifications. We already knew about 8K video recording, dual card slots and IBIS (In body image stabilisation) but now we know even more.

More Canon EOS R5 Specifications Revealed To Shut Down Speculations (8K@30, DPAF in 8K, animal AF)

Canon EOS R5

Well that’s an unusual move by Canon.

In order to shut down speculations, Canon has revealed more specifications for the Canon EOS R5.

  • 8K video with 29.97fps (30fps)
  • No-Crop on 8K video
  • Dual Pixel AF available in 8K
  • Internal recording
  • Animal detection autofocus – tracks animal subjects (dogs, cats, birds, etc.) by detecting the body, face, or eye of the subject.

Canon press release:

Canon reveals further EOS R5 details – shutting down speculation that some specs are ‘a fantasy’

Sydney, AUSTRALIA, 13th March 2020: Canon INC has today released further development specifications for its recently announced Canon EOS R5, the next-generation full-frame interchangeable lens camera in the company’s EOS R System. These additional details come exactly one month since Canon released the development announcement of the EOS R5 and shut down speculation that some of its revolutionary specifications are ‘a fantasy’.

Signalling a new phase of Canon 5-Series imaging and a revolution in the mirrorless full camera category, Canon’s EOS R5 will offer every photographer – not just professionals – access to high-quality imaging, cutting-edge 8K movie recording, new approaches to in-body image stabilisation, and revolutionary subject detection and tracking performance features.

New possibilities for movie performance
Unleashing new possibilities, Canon Inc. confirms the EOS R5’s video capabilities will exceed that of competing cameras on the market1. With its ability to internally record 8K using the full width of the sensor at up to 30p, the latest Canon EOS R camera is set to redefine mirrorless with its market-leading features. In addition, in all 8K modes the EOS R5 will support Canon’s renowned Dual Pixel CMOS AF.

A beast for subject detection and tracking performance for animals and people
Canon Inc. also confirms the EOS R5 supports advanced animal AF – recognising dogs, cats and birds, relying not only on the eyes of the animal but also the face and body for situations when the eyes are not visible.

Jason McLean, Director – Consumer Imaging & Services, Canon Australia, said: “Our EOS 5-Series was developed fifteen years ago to make full-frame cameras accessible to consumers, not just professional shooters. Today, that purpose remains steadfast as we continue achieving the ‘impossible’ to deliver the hybrid needs of content creators who are demanding uncompromised performance to generate more still and motion visual content than ever before.”

“With its game changing 8K movie capabilities, new approaches to image stabilisation, revolutionary subject detection, and compatibility with Canon’s full suite of EF2 and RF lenses, the EOS R5 represents a category revolution as opposed to product evolution in the interchangeable-lens camera market.”

The EOS R5 specifications previously confirmed by Canon include:
• The EOS R5 offers a step-change in performance with an incredible 12fps using the mechanical shutter and the electronic shutter offering 20fps
• The EOS R5 takes Canon’s cutting-edge image stabilisation technology to the next level, by including a newly Canon-developed, in-camera image stabilisation system – which works in combination with the lens stabilisation system
• With content delivery just as important as image and video capture, the EOS R5 supports automatic transfer of image files from the device to the image.canon cloud platform3
• The highly anticipated EOS R5 will feature dual card slots
• Upon launch, the Canon EOS R5 will also be supported by Canon Australia’s 5-year warranty when purchased from an authorised local dealer4.

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Canon RF Zoom Lenses Comparison (28-70mm, 24-70mm, 24-105mm, 24-240mm)

Canon RF 28-70mm F/2L Rf Mount Canon Eos R

Here is a comparison of Canon RF zoom lenses.

Matt Granger compares four Canon RF zoom lenses for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system, these:

The next camera to be announced in the EOS R lineup is the Canon EOS R5, an industry game changer.