This is my research about the Canon EOS R5. The camera is not released yet. So there are some details about the camera that we know, and there are other details that are still rumours and we don’t know.
My thanks to Canonrumors for what we don’t know.
Specification: Canon EOS R5
- Newly designed 45MP full frame CMOS sensor rumoured A sensor of this size is evidently required for 8K video.
- 20fps electronic shutter burst or 12fps mechanically confirmed
- In body stabilisation (IBIS) confirmed up to eight stops rumoured “a newly Canon-developed, in-camera image stabilization system – which works in combination with the lens stabilization system, making sure that whatever the situation stills and video content captured is shake-free.”
- Builtin WiFi confirmed. 5GHz ?
- Bluetooth 5.1 rumour
- Dual card slots confirmed. One or both slots are CFexpress rumour.
- Similar battery to the 5D Mark IV rumour.
- 8K video confirmed @30fps unconfirmed 4K @ 120fps unconfirmed.
Differences with the Canon EOS R
I have moved to the Canon EOS R from Sony. I know the camera very well so I am not surprised at the rumoured design changes. These are what users have been asking for:
- Similar size (based on photographs)
- Multi-function bar to be replaced by a scroll wheel rumour
- Larger capacity battery rumour
- New Digic processor from the new Canon 1D X Mark III rumour
This camera is being introduced by Canon as a professional mirrorless camera. Their tagline is ‘Professional Mirrorless Redefined’ (confirmed). The R5 shares a similar name to the Canon EOS 5D which has had success in the professional/strong amateur market for many years. Could the Canon EOS R5 be aimed at a similar market positioning (conjecture)?
The Canon EOS R5 will be on show at The Photography Show in Birmingham. (confirmed). The launch date is July 2020 in time for the Olympics in Japan (rumoured). The timing is tight, as many professionals have not yet made the move to mirrorless. The Canon shooters amongst them will likely be using the new Canon 1D X Mark lll.
There is a distant rumour that Canon are working on the Canon EOS R1 for launch in 2021.
The advantage of the R5 at the Olympics would be the 8K video. Which would allow quality stills to be produced from 8K footage. (Is this true?) Canon reportedly said that it is possible to “extract high-resolution still images from video footage”.
The recently launched Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphone does this. As they say on their website: “Shoot videos in 8K resolution at a huge 24FPS. And with Single Take, turn them into 33MP stills in an instant”.
There is no confirmation on pricing, but the Canon EOS 5D is priced at £2549 body only. The EOS R5 is likely to be a similar price plus a premium e.g £3K (conjecture).