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

Canon EOS R5 Zebra Peaking

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 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 EOS R5 And EOS R6 Production Might Be Delayed Because Of Coronavirus

Coronavirus Eos R5

A somewhat different Canon rumor surfaced, and it’s about the Coronavirus.

The production of the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 is reduced because both are “running at less than 1/4 of Canon’s manufacturing capacity due to supply chain issues from the Coronavirus“. Please note: this is a rumor, not an official report.

The same source also states that Canon is currently deciding if start to deliver the EOS R5 and EOS R6 as planned and with limited quantity available, or to wait until October 2020 to be able to satisfy the demand without shortcuts.

So far there are no official confirmation or else form Canon.

Source: Canon Rumors

Another Yet Unreleased Canon Camera Shows Up At Certification Authority

Canon Camera

Nokishita spotted another unreleased Canon camera as it shows up at a wireless certification authority.

The newly spotted Canon camera has the denomination DS126838, and uses the same battery as the previously spotted camera.

We think this might be either the upcoming Canon EOS R5 or, maybe more likely, the also upcoming Canon EOS R6.

Please note that the data sheet below mentions a 600EX-RX Speedlite. Is this just a typo (600EX-RT would be correct) or is Canon set to release a new flash?

All we know about the Canon EOS R5 is listed here. All we know about the Canon EOS R6 is listed here. All Canon rumors are listed here.

Stay tuned for more to come.

Will The Canon EOS R5 Survive The Cripple Hammer?

Canon EOS R5 Autofocus

So, here is another humor(ish) post about the upcoming Canon EOS R5.

The folks at Camera Conspiracies wonders if the EOS R5 will survive Canon’s cripple hammer, i.e. how much the specifications Canon revealed at the development announcement (for instance 8K video) will be reduced in their scale (for instance heavily cropped 8K).

Will the Canon Cripple Hammer let the Canon R5 leave the warehouse untouched? Or will there be a back alley battle to cripple the perfect camera? Does 8k matter? Will Canon IBIS be better than Panasonic and Olympus? Will this camera end my channel like the Fuji XT4 is attempting? Let’s find out :)

All we know so far about the EOS R5 is listed here.

Coronavirus Forces Canon To Temporarily Shut Down 5 Factories

Coronavirus Eos R5

Canon announced it is temporarily shutting down five factories on Japan’s Kyushu island because there are supply shortages from China because of COVID-19, better known as Coronavirus.

The factories will be shut down from March 2 to March 13, 2020. Nikkei reports (machine translated):

Canon said on May 28 that it will suspend operations at its five offices in Kyushu, which produce cameras and related products, for about two weeks from March 2 to 13. The supply of parts from China may become unstable due to the effects of the new coronavirus. The operation date will be re-assigned to a different date within the year, but details will be finalized in the future. The company hopes to maintain production efficiency by operating when parts supply is stable.

The target is a total of five manufacturing subsidiaries in Oita, Miyazaki and Nagasaki. The company produces SLR cameras, interchangeable lenses, network cameras (surveillance cameras), etc. At the moment, no employees have been infected.

Ricoh has also decided to suspend the operation of some of its production lines in Miyagi Prefecture, which has been shut down since March 21, until March 6. It was originally scheduled for February 28, but will be extended for a week. There is some concern that the supply of parts needed to make digital printing presses for printers from China is lagging, delaying delivery.

For the time being it’s unclear if this will affect the release of the Canon EOS R5, but it’s likely it will.