The Canon EOS R5 has been launched as the company’s expected flagship mirrorless camera. The new model, which debuted a few months after being in the teaser, has a completely new 45-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor. In addition to the EOS R5, Canon brings the EOS R6 as its new mirrorless camera to compete with the Nikon Z6, Panasonic S1, and Sony A7 III. The new model comes with a 20.1-megapixel sensor, which was available on the EOS-1DX Mark III. Both the new Canon cameras are powered by Digic X image processor and in-body image stabilizer.
Canon EOS R5, EOS R6 Price in India, Details of Availability
Canon EOS R5 is priced at Rs. 3,39,995 (body only), while the Canon EOS R6 is priced at Rs. 2,15,995 (body only). Both new models will be available for purchase in the country from August through Canon Image Square and authorized retailers. If you want to buy newer models from the US, the EOS R5 and EOS R6 are available at $ 3,899 (approximately Rs. 2,93,400) and $ 2,499 (approximately Rs. 1,88,000) respectively.
Canon EOS R5 Specification, Features
The Canon EOS R5 is primarily designed for people looking for a top-notch mirrorless camera with video recording support up to 8K. The camera has a 45-megapixel sensor that is emphasized to provide better dynamic range than what you would find in an EOS R. There is also support for continuous shooting up to 12fps using mechanical shutters or 20fps with electronic shutters. Beneath the hood, Canon has a Digic X image processor that supports an ISO range of 100-51,200, which is expandable to a height of ISO 102,400.
Canon has introduced its next-generation dual-pixel CMOS AF II autofocus technology, an upgrade to the existing dual-pixel CMOS AF. There is also a 100 percent autofocus coverage area. This means you can focus on any part of the frame. The AF points in the EOS R5 have also been increased to 1,053 – seven times more than in the EOS R. In addition, there are 5,940 manually selectable AF positions.
The EOS R5 also includes face tracking with eye detection AF, proprietary technology that was first introduced in the EOS R and EOS RP. You’ll also find the ability to enable AF priority mode for humans as well as animals.
One of the major advantages of the EOS R5 over the existing EOS-series mirrorless cameras is its in-body image stabilization, which is designed to work with the lens’s optical image stabilization (OIS). It is effective up to 8-stop shutter speeds and works with all EF and RF series lenses in the IS or non-IS category.
The EOS R5 lets you capture 8K video at 30fps frame rate with full sensor readout. You can also crop your 8K footage during post production for 4K delivery. Plus, the camera lets you record 8K RAW movies internally, without the need for accessories. There is also an option to record 4K video at 120fps. Also, you will be provided with file format options including RAW, H.265 HEVC, and H.264 MP4 in ALL-I or IPB compression.
On the connectivity front, the EOS R5 has dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth low energy support, including Bluetooth v5.0. There’s also a USB Type-C and HDMI micro-port, as well as a 3.5mm headphone connection. The camera also has support for FTP and FTPS so you can transfer your image data directly to the FTP server. Moreover, Canon has provided its cloud storage access which allows you to store your content in virtual space for up to 30 days, without any size limit.
The camera has a different-angle LCD monitor with touch support and a top LCD panel for quick control. There are also multi-controller and quick control dials. Additionally, you’ll get a dual memory card slot that includes a CFexpress card as well as an SD card. The camera with the magnesium alloy body has a dust- and water-resistant design and weighs 738 grams with the battery and an SD card.
Canon EOS R6 Specification, Features
The EOS R5 has some similarities with the Canon EOS R6. However, it does not have a premium 45-megapixel sensor but a 20.1-megapixel full frame CMOS sensor. The 8K offer also available on the EOS R5 includes 4K video recording support up to 60fps. Still, you’ll find the same Digic X processor, dual-pixel CMOS AF II autofocus technology, and in-body image stabilization. The camera also has dual card slots that both accommodate SD memory cards.
You will get an ISO range from 100-102,400, which can be further expanded to ISO 204,800. The EOS R5 has the same burst shooting support available. This means you can shoot continuously up to 12fps using a mechanical shutter or up to 20fps with an electronic shutter. The camera has 6,072 manually selectable AF positions and features features such as face and eye detection as well as newly added “head detection” support. You’ll also find new animal detection modes to provide enhanced focus results for animal-featured shots.
The EOS R6 can work on 10-bit video using Canon’s C-log mode. There’s also an HDR PQ mode that lets you watch videos of your high-speed range directly on the HDR TV.
The Canon EOS R6 features a wide-angle LCD monitor that supports touch input. Also, there is a mode dial above – in addition to the multi-controller and quick control dials.
The EOS R6’s built-in connectivity options are similar to what you’ll find in the EOS R5. That way, you’ll get Bluetooth v4.2 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n with USB Type-C, HDMI micro ports as well as BLE support. The camera comes in a polycarbonate body that weighs 680 grams (including its battery pack and an SD card).
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