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

https://usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/about/newsroom/press-releases/press-release-details/2020/20200212-eos/20200212-eos
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 Super Moderators Posts: 21,552 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 Registered Users Posts: 2,950 Major grins

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

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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Super Moderators Posts: 21,552 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 IndianaSuper Moderators Posts: 14,496 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 Registered Users Posts: 2,950 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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  • CW100CW100 Registered Users Posts: 1 Beginner grinner
    Hopefully the price of the new Canon R5 will be reasonable :D
  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaSuper Moderators Posts: 14,496 moderator
    edited February 24, 2020

    Me too, but I doubt it.

    It may depend on your definition of reasonable. 🥺

    Hopefully , significantly less than the 1DX Mk III

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  • kdogkdog artistically challenged San Jose, CAAdministrators Posts: 11,558 moderator

    I would be pleasantly surprised if it was under $3500. That's what the 5D Mark IV price was, and this is more camera than that.

  • compasiune11compasiune11 Beginner grinner romaniaRegistered Users Posts: 33 Big grins

    I think the price will be 3500$.
    My only hope is that Canon will not cripple this camera like it always does...

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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Super Moderators Posts: 21,552 moderator

    Canon EOS R5 UPDATE! 8k uncropped with AF - Gordon Laing


    Mar 13, 2020


    ziggy note: Not much news, but good news anyway!

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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Super Moderators Posts: 21,552 moderator

    Canon EOS R5: 8K is REAL ... - Tony & Chelsea Northrup


    Mar 13, 2020

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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Super Moderators Posts: 21,552 moderator
    edited March 15, 2020

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

    https://canon.com.au/about-canon/news-and-press-releases/canon-reveals-further-eos-r5-details
    13th March 2020

    Canon EOS R5
    Shown with RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens

    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 market. (1) 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 EF (2) 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 platform. (3)
    • 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 dealer.

    To stay up to date with the latest news and information regarding the EOS R5, register here: www.canon.com.au/preference-and-settings/in-focus.

    (1) As of 13th March 2020
    (2) When used with Canon’s EF-Series lens mount [adapter]
    (3) Automatic file transferring, available for cameras equipped with the automatic file transfer function, beginning with the currently-in-development EOS R5 (announced on 13 February 2020), requires users to connect the camera to a Wi-Fi access point that has been registered in advance

    (Edited to clarify notes above)

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  • kdogkdog artistically challenged San Jose, CAAdministrators Posts: 11,558 moderator
    edited March 15, 2020

    "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"

    EF2? A typo maybe, or something we don't know about yet?

  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Super Moderators Posts: 21,552 moderator
    edited March 15, 2020

    @kdog said:
    "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"

    EF2? A typo maybe, or something we don't know about yet?

    That relates to the second note under the article, as in ...

    ... compatibility with Canon’s full suite of EF ... "2 When used with Canon’s EF-Series lens mount"

    Sorry, was in a hurry to get that posted and didn't realize the notations didn't copy properly to our forum. Will try to make that clearer now, using parenthetical notation.

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