Two weeks ago, Canon has officially announced the development of the upcoming full-frame Canon EOS R5 capable of capturing 8K video along with built-in image stabilization, 20fps continuous shooting, and two card slots.
In fact, the inclusion of dual card slots was namely the feature that has spurred some of the most rigorous debates and speculations in the community on what exactly these two slots would be. According to Canon Rumors, the Canon EOS R5 will have both CFExpress and SD UHS-II Card slots.
This means that the EOS R5 video shooters will be able to utilize one of the most affordable and widely available media formats on the market to capture video, even though it’s almost certain that the camera will use the SD card slot with a few limitations.
Considering that there’s still no information about the available frame rates, codecs and record time limits on the EOS R5, we could only guess whether the newcomer will be able to record and access 4K and 8K video on both formats or have other options such as in-camera back-up, the ability to record different file types to each card and more like the EOS 5D Mark IV, EOS-1D X Mark II, and EOS 5DS counterparts.
What we do know, though, are the 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
- 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 (CFExpress and SD UHS-II)
The release date and availability of the full-frame 8K beast are yet to be confirmed.
[source: Canon Rumors]