Canon EOS R5 8K Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Officially Announced

Canon has finally spilled the beans on the upcoming Canon EOS R5. The company has just announced the development of the advanced EOS R camera boasting internal 8K video capabilities along with built-in image stabilization, 20fps continuous shooting, and two card slots.

The inclusion of internal 8K video recording is mainly due to a newly designed CMOS sensor and a new image processor available on board. It’s still unclear, though, whether the new arrival will apply a crop on the full-frame sensor while filming in 8K, but knowing the recording capabilities of the previous Canon cameras, this is very likely.

In addition, the EOS R5 shooters will be able to extract high-resolution still images from video footage as well as process 8K video into higher-quality 4K video. What’s more, the EOS R5 will be the first Canon camera equipped with a high-performance coordinated image stabilization (IS) system that integrates the camera’s in-body IS with IS systems on attached RF lenses.

Last but not least, the newcomer will support automatic transfer of image files from the device to the image.canon cloud platform that will be available from early April 2020. Unfortunately, there’s still no information about the available frame rates, codecs and record time limits. Below, you can find already confirmed specs of the EOS R5:

  • EOS R5 Name Confirmed
  • EOS R Camera System
  • Newly Developed CMOS Sensor and Image Processor
  • Internal 8K video recording
  • IBIS
  • Still Extraction from 8K Video
  • 8K down-sampling to 4K
  • Mechanical Shutter
  • Electronic Shutter
  • 20 FPS with Electronic Shutter
  • 12 FPS with  Mechanical Shutter
  • Dual Card Slots

Additionally, Canon announced that they are also developing a total of 9 RF lenses 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.

The release date and availability of the EOS R5 are yet to be confirmed.

[source: Canon]

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