Canon today announced the launch of two brand new full-frame mirrorless cameras under the EOS R lineup: the EOS R5 and EOS R6.
Aimed at advanced amateurs and professionals, both cameras are designed to provide a high-quality, high-speed shooting experience. Equipped with a new and improved AF system, fast continuous shooting speed of up to 20 fps and in-body IS, the EOS R5 and EOS R6 also come with dual card slots.
With a 45-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor that is approaching medium-format resolution territory, the EOS R5 is designed to meet the exacting demands of professionals. From large format commercial printing, capturing intricate details in landscape photography, and even intensive cropping frequently required in wildlife photography, the EOS R5 is built to do them all.
Both the EOS R5 and EOS R6 are powered by the new DIGIC X image processor which is capable of a continuous shooting speed of up to 20fps at full resolution, even with AF and AE tracking.
The mechanical shutter is able to shoot at a continuous shooting speed of 12fps as well, placing both cameras among the fastest full-frame mirrorless cameras in the market.
The new DIGIC X imaging processor also has vastly improved noise handling capabilities. Despite having 45 million pixels, the EOS R5’s native ISO can go up to an incredible 51,200, with the option to expand to 102,400. Despite having 50% more pixels compared to the EOS R, the EOS R5 performs better in the ISO department.
The EOS R6 is equipped with a 20-megapixel full-frame sensor, which is inherited from the flagship EOS-1DX Mark III. Sharing the same image sensor and image processor as the EOS-1DX Mark III, the EOS R6 is capable of achieving a native ISO of up to 102,400 (expandable to 204,800).
The EOS R5 and EOS R6 will definitely surpass our advance and professional users’ expectations with their suite of features and technologies. In fact, the EOS R5 is not only Canon’s best mirrorless camera to date, but also one that is more than qualified as a filmmaking camera. With its fast burst shooting speed, 5-axis in-body image stabilization and ability to record 8k videos with its full-frame sensor, the EOS R5 will truly be an exciting product for our users.
For years, the high-speed, high-precision Dual Pixel CMOS AF has been the core Auto Focus (AF) technology behind Canon’s best cameras.
Designed to provide smooth, high-performance focus tracking in movies and fast autofocus acquisition when shooting still photos, the technology makes capturing a moving subject and retaining sharp focus easy.
With the EOS R5 and EOS R6, this proprietary technology has been upgraded to the next generation by enhancing the image-reading speed of the CMOS sensor. The Dual Pixel CMOS AF II coupled with the blazingly fast processing speed of the new DIGIC X imaging processor has brought about several major improvements in auto-focusing capability.
The processing power of DIGIC X, coupled with the ultra-fast CFexpress media, enables the EOS R5 to record 8K movies at a smooth 30fps with full sensor readout. Shooting in 8K allows flexibility in cropping during post-production even for 4K delivery, allowing more creative expression through zooming or panning.
In addition, there is an option to record 8K RAW movies internally without any external accessories. The EOS R5 is also capable of recording up to 120fps in 4K as well, a feature that is highly sought after in the industry. A variety of file formats are available, including RAW, H.265 HEVC and H.264 MP4 in either ALL-I or IPB compression.
The EOS R6 is able to shoot 4K videos at up to 60fps, and slow motion at 120fps in Full HD, all without crop similar to EOS R5. The Dual Pixel CMOS AF will be available in all resolutions and formats for both EOS R5 and EOS R6.
All these video features make the cameras great tools for video makers and hybrid shooters. External monitoring and recording are available via HDMI port at up to 4K 60fps with 10 bit, 4:2:2 for both cameras.
For HDR shooting, both cameras have PQ and Canon log features that allow users flexibility in recording and grading for HDR content.
The EOS R5 will be available for pre-order from 8pm 9 July to 28 July 2020 at Canon authorised dealers at the recommended retail price of $6,199 (body only) and $7,898 (with RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM).
Pre-orders will receive a complimentary Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R worth $319 and a SanDisk Extreme Pro SDXC 64GB worth $43. The EOS R5 official sales launch will be 30 July 2020.