Canon EOS R6 and EOS R5 Announcement Livestream Is Getting Official

Canon Eos R5 Announcement

Various Canon sites around the globe are getting ready for the Canon EOS R6 and EOS R5 announcement, scheduled for July 9, 2020.

Canon Germany has a dedicated page, REIMAGINE, where you can register for the upcoming Canon EOS R6 and EOS R5 announcement livestream.

Canon USA also has a dedicated page, with the livestream scheduled for July 9th at 8AM EST. A list of speakers is published, among them a lot of big names like Rick Sammon, Lindsey Adler, Tyler Stableford, and Peter McKinnon to name a few. They will introduce and discuss the new gear Canon is set to announce on July 9, 2020 (see below).

Canon Japan has a countdown set for the announcement date of July 9. It’s likely that other Canon subsidiaries have similar pages or are reading them.

On July 9, 2020, Canon will announce new EOS R cameras:

  • Canon EOS R5 body
  • Canon EOS R5 with RF 24-105mm USM
  • Canon EOS R6 body
  • Canon EOS R6 with RF 24-105mm STM
  • Canon EOS R6 with RF 24-105mm USM
  • Wireless transmitter WFT-R10 (A/B/C/D/E)
  • Canon BG-R10 battery grip
  • Canon LP-E6NH battery

…and new lenses too:

  • Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS
  • Canon RF 100-500mm f/4-7.1L IS
  • Canon RF 600mm f/11
  • Canon RF 800mm f/11
  • Canon Lens Hood ET-101
  • Canon Lens Hood ET-88B
  • Canon Lens Hood ET-77
  • Canon Lens Case LZ1328
  • Canon Lens Case LZ1435
  • Canon RF 1.4x extender
  • Canon RF 2x extenderleconverter

All known EOS R6 and EOS R5 specifications are listed here.

One Week Left To Canon EOS R6 & EOS R5 Announcement – Here Is What We Know

Eos R5 Announcement

It seems there are no doubts left that July 9, 2020, is the magical date when Canon will eventually lift the last veils of what the industry already considers a game changer: the Canon EOS R5 announcement is one week away.

Along with the EOS R5 announcement we will see more new gear getting announced. Here is the list of what we will see for sure during the livestreamed press event:

  • Canon EOS R5 body
  • Canon EOS R5 with RF 24-105mm USM
  • Canon EOS R6 body
  • Canon EOS R6 with RF 24-105mm STM
  • Canon EOS R6 with RF 24-105mm USM
  • Wireless transmitter WFT-R10 (A/B/C/D/E)
  • Canon BG-R10 battery grip
  • Canon LP-E6NH battery

Canon will also announce the following lenses and accessories:

  • Canon RF 100-500mm L
  • Canon RF 800mm f/11
  • Canon RF 600mm f//11
  • Lens Hood ET-101
  • Lens Hood ET-88B
  • Lens Hood ET-77
  • Lens Case LZ1328
  • Lens Case LZ1435
  • RF 1.4x extender
  • RF 2x extender

There is a possibility that there will be more gear Canon will announce on July 9.

Below you see a sum-up about what we know about the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6.

Canon EOS R5 specifications:

  • Imaging sensor: 45mp full frame format
  • The EOS R5 features 5-axis IBIS, and it can work with optical image stabilisation found in many Canon lenses:
  • Frames per second: 12fps (20fps electronic shutter)
  • Video features:
    • 4K at 120fps
    • 4K @at60fps
    • 8K RAW internal video recording up to 29.97 fps
    • 8K internal recording up to 29.97 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log (H.265) and 4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265).
    • 4K internal 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
    • 8K and 4K video capture without crop factor
    • Dual Pixel CMOS AF available in all 8K and 4K modes
    • Canon Log available in 8K and 4K internal recording modes
  • Dual card slots: CFexpress and SD UHS-II
  • 5GHz WiFi
  • New battery
  • Price likely around/below US$4000
  • Coming July 9, 2020

Canon EOS R6 specifications:

  • 20mp full-frame CMOS sensor
  • IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization)
  • 12fps mechanical/20fps electronic
  • Oversampled 5K Video
  • 4K@60p
  • FullHD@120p
  • Canon Log
  • 10-bit
  • Zebras
  • Autofocus same as EOS R5
  • No RAW video mode
  • Dual SD UHS-II card slots
  • Head detection AF
  • Animal detection AF
  • Same 5 million dot EVF as EOS R5
  • No top-down screen
  • Build quality not on EOS R5 level
  • Bluetooth 4.2 (EOS R5 has Bluetooth 5.0)
  • LP-E6NH Battery (same as the EOS R5)
  • Announcement July 9, 2020
  • Price rumored to be below US$2,500

Stay tuned, we will soon know more.

Canon EOS R6 and EOS R5 Announcement To Be Livestreamed (on 7/9/2020)

Canon Eos R5 Announcement

As Canon did last time they will do again for the Canon EOS R6 and EOS R5 announcement: a livestream of the event.

The Canon EOS R6 and EOS R5 announcement will be livestreamed by Canon on July 9, 2020. The reason is the still ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing that has to be respected. Still not the right time to hold a press event in the traditional way.

In the meantime we got a rather clear idea about what Canon will announce on 7/9/2020. See the list below.

  • Canon EOS R5 body
  • Canon EOS R5 with RF 24-105mm USM
  • Canon EOS R6 body
  • Canon EOS R6 with RF 24-105mm STM
  • Canon EOS R6 with RF 24-105mm USM
  • Wireless transmitter WFT-R10 (A/B/C/D/E)
  • Canon BG-R10 battery grip
  • Canon LP-E6NH battery

Canon will also announce the following lenses and accessories:

  • Canon RF 100-500mm L
  • Canon RF 800mm f/11
  • Canon RF 600mm f//11
  • Lens Hood ET-101
  • Lens Hood ET-88B
  • Lens Hood ET-77
  • Lens Case LZ1328
  • Lens Case LZ1435
  • RF 1.4x extender
  • RF 2x extender

It’s likely there will be even more gear Canon will announce in 2020, some of it possibly already on July 9, the rest later this year.

Stay tuned.

Canon Patent: Electronic Viewfinder With Folded Optics

Folded Optics

Here is a Canon patent application for a new EVF (Electronic ViewFinder) for a mirrorless camera. Folded optics are employed.

Canon patent application 2020-95073A (Japan) discusses a new kind of Electronic Viewfinder featuring folded optics, a technology used for smartphone camera lenses and everywhere you want to have an optical path that’s longer than the size of the system. Prismatic binoculars being a good example.

The EVF in the patent literature uses polarized surfaces to maximize reflection. We think this patent might go into production, sooner or later. The patent application was spotted by Hi Lows Note.

folded optics

More Canon patent applications are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production are these:

More About The Upcoming Canon EOS R6 and EOS R5 Announcement

Canon Eos R5 Announcement

Some more details leaked about the upcoming Canon EOS R6 and EOS R5 announcement of July 9, 2020.

According to Nokishita, Canon will release these EOS R5 and EOS R6 kits and accessories:

  • Canon EOS R5 body
  • Canon EOS R5 with RF 24-105mm USM
  • Canon EOS R6 body
  • Canon EOS R6 with RF 24-105mm STM
  • Canon EOS R6 with RF 24-105mm USM
  • Wireless transmitter WFT-R10 (A/B/C/D/E)
  • Canon BG-R10 battery grip
  • Canon LP-E6NH battery

Canon will also announce the following lenses and accessories:

  • Canon RF 100-500mm L
  • Canon RF 800mm f/11
  • Canon RF 600mm f//11
  • Lens Hood ET-101
  • Lens Hood ET-88B
  • Lens Hood ET-77
  • Lens Case LZ1328
  • Lens Case LZ1435
  • RF 1.4x extender
  • RF 2x extender

Finally, Nokishita speculates that Canon might announce even more new gear. Maybe more lenses or some development announcement?

Get ready for the Canon EOS R5 announcement. In the meantime, here are the EOS R5 specifications we know about, and here is a list of all EOS R5 teasers and rumors.

More Canon EOS R6 Specifications Rumored (same AF as EOS R5)

Canon Eos R6 Specifications

We know a lot about the Canon EOS R5 but very little Canon EOS R6 specifications have leaked so far.

Both cameras are now expected to get officially announced on July 9, 2020. The Canon EOS R6 specifications below should be rather reliable given we are so close to the announcement (specs in bold are new).

  • 20mp full-frame CMOS sensor
  • IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization)
  • 12fps mechanical/20fps electronic
  • Oversampled 5K Video
  • 4K@60p
  • FullHD@120p
  • Canon Log
  • 10-bit
  • Zebras
  • Autofocus same as EOS R5
  • No RAW video mode
  • Dual SD UHS-II card slots
  • Head detection AF
  • Animal detection AF
  • Same 5 million dot EVF as EOS R5
  • No top-down screen
  • Lower resolution EVF than the EOS R5
  • Build quality not on EOS R5 level
  • Bluetooth 4.2 (EOS R5 has Bluetooth 5.0)
  • LP-E6NH Battery (same as the EOS R5)
  • Announcement July 9, 2020
  • Price rumored to be below US$2,500

The Canon EOS R6 seems to be an interesting addition to the EOS R lineup. All Canon EOS R6 information is listed here. Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors