Canon’s first attempt at a full-frame mirrorless camera was met with overwhelming response from enthusiastic and professional communities, as it lacked many of the basic features that would be expected from a flagship mirrorless camera. We have also highlighted these issues in reviews of EOS R and EOS RP. However, it seems that Canon has heard all the reactions and fixed it and much more in its upcoming EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera.
The company has shared some key features of the EOS R5 and it is impressive to say the least. The new mirrorless camera will have a new image sensor and processor and support for 8K in-camera video recording. It supports 4K shooting at 120fps, burst shooting up to 20fps with electronic shutter, in-body image stabilization, dual pixel CMOS AF in all resolutions, dual card slots and enhanced tracking and eye autofocus, which now includes animals. There is no word on when the EOS R5 will launch, but it should be in 2020.
Canon highlights some of the key features of the camera on its website and calls the EOS R5 a “game changer” in the full-frame mirrorless market. Canon officially teased us in February, when it officially announced that it was developing the EOS R5 and would have a new image sensor and image processor. Canon has not yet revealed more details about these two aspects but we can expect it to be a big upgrade considering the features built into the camera.
There is a video up on Canon’s website that gives us a 360-degree tour of the body of the EOS R5. It certainly looks prettier than the EOS R, more so with the design of the EOS 5D Mark IV. From the back shot, we can see that Canon has released the programmable touch bar that debuted with the EOS R and in its place, we have a joystick. We also get a good look at the articulating rear LCD display which looks much bigger than the current model.
One of the biggest features is going to be the ability to record 8K video, in-camera and at 30fps. This would be without a crop which is a significant correction as many had problems with the cropped 4K performance of the EOS R. If you’re shooting 4K, you’ll be able to do this at 120fps on a 4: 2: 2 10-bit color profile with Canon Log support. Other features include 8K RAW video recording internally at 30fps, dual pixel CMOS AF available in all recording modes and resolutions. The latter is another big fix, as before, the EOS R (Review) models did not have dual pixel AF in 4K resolution.
The EOS R5 will also get 5-axis in-body image stabilization to provide extra support for burst or low light shooting. It will also have two card slots – an SD card with speeds up to UHS-II and a CFexpress card slot. The camera will also lend live view AF tracking from the EOS 1DX Mark III for tracking the faces and eyes of humans and animals. The latter will be the first for a Canon camera, where the EOS R5 is said to be able to detect the whole body, mouth or eyes of a cat, dog or bird. The camera will support burst shooting up to 12fps using mechanical shutters and up to 20fps using electronic shutters.
In addition to Canon news, the company has also launched an upgrade of the popular C300 movie camera, called the EOS C300 Mark III. It is expected to go on sale in July this year and has a dual gain output sensor, which allows it to shoot 4K 60fps feet with high speed range and low noise. It supports recording up to 4K at 120fps and hosts of RAW video format. Canon has also announced new cinema lenses – CN10x25 IAS S / E1 (EF mount) and CN10x25 IAS S / P1 (PL mount), which will go on sale in July 2020. Canon has not yet announced the price of these products