Canon EOS R5 Professional Mirrorless Camera

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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

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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.

A preview of the EOS R5 will be on display at the 2020 WPPI Show (February 25-27) in Las Vegas.

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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Posts: 21,465Super Moderators moderator

    Canon EOS R5: official FACTS plus 850D, SELPHY Square, RF 100-500mm - Gordon Laing


    Feb 12, 2020

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  • Moogle PepperMoogle Pepper Big picture in the sky Posts: 2,950Registered Users Major grins

    Taking bets that it will be a little over $3500.

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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Posts: 21,465Super Moderators moderator

    @Moogle Pepper said:
    Taking bets that it will be a little over $3500.

    I suspect the 8k feature alone can command a premium price. 8k is 4-times the data of 4k, so a newer image processor for this camera will be a major improvement in speed. Probably Canon's C-Log (not C-Log 2 or C-Log 3).

    No guess what that could mean price-wise, but we may not have too long to wait. (Gordon thought more information coming by or in March.)

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  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaPosts: 14,486Super Moderators moderator

    I saw a web link with similar information about the EOS R5. Dual cards, high frame rates, IBIS - but I was struck by what was left out - water resistance, body sealing, AF performance compared to a 1DX Mk II or III.

    The announcement of the RF 1.4 and 2.0 TCs also was interesting - I wondered if the RF TCs were RF mount on both ends, or if they were going to build a RF TC that would accept a EF prime lens without the necessity of an RF mount adapter - that would really be neat!

    I have been playing with my new Olympus OM E-M1X lately - I am very impressed by the IBIS in this body - I have been able to shoot the Oly 300mm f4 Pro ll ( 600mm equivalent ) handheld at 1/10th sec for near subjects with very sharp images. Even 1/5th of second is useful - that's 1/5th - not 1/50th sec at equivalent 600mm focal length handheld!! - with maybe a minor extension tube that will be really useful for butterflies and things..

    Canon also announced the RF 100-500 f4.5 ->7.1 IS L - that might be an interesting lens also, but smaller aperture primes don't create the bokeh that f3.5 and faster lenses create so the jury is out for me still . I will probably purchase an R5 when it is available, if it can work fast enough for wildlife.

    In my hands, the current R is still too slow for wildlife - maybe its just my hands, not sure yet. I do like the speed of the M1X though, it rocks!! The EOS R is a great landscape beast for me now

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  • Moogle PepperMoogle Pepper Big picture in the sky Posts: 2,950Registered Users Major grins

    I am strongly considering going back to Canon, but will still keep my Fuji gfx and xt3, with the R5 announcement. While I love the images from the Fuji's, the build quality is leaving me wanting.

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