Canon has confirmed a few specifications for the upcoming full-frame mirrorless EOS R5 camera.
We knew from its development announcement that it would be able to shoot 8K but what wasn’t known was whether there would be a sensor crop and at what resolutions. This has typically been the case for Canon cameras.
- 8K video capture – Up to 29.97fps (30fps)
- Dual Pixel AF is available in all 8K modes
- Internal recording
- Animal detection – Steadily tracks animal subjects (dogs, cats, birds, etc.) by detecting the body, face, or eye of the subject.
There are still tons of unknowns with the EOS R5 and I wouldn’ try to read too much into this new update. There are still a lot of critical elements such a bit depth, codec, recording times and what capabilities the camera has when shooting in 4K and HD that are more important than 8K.
Canon also plans to release a total of 9 RF lenses including the RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM, Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x
EOS R5 Key features
- The first of the next-generation full-frame mirrorless cameras in the company’s EOS R System
- Includes a newly developed CMOS sensor that makes possible high-speed continuous shooting up to approximately 20 frames per second (FPS) using an electronic shutter and up to approximately 12 FPS using a mechanical shutter — to facilitate shooting of athletes at sporting events and other fast-moving subjects.
- 8K video capture capability will enable users to extract high-resolution still images from video footage as well as process 8K video into higher-quality 4K video
- The first Canon camera equipped with a high-performance coordinated image stabilisation (IS) system, integrating the camera’s in-body IS with IS systems on attached RF lenses.
- Dual media card slots and will support automatic transfer of image files from the device to the image.canon cloud platform.
Nobody should be jumping to any conclusions about a camera that no one has used or even seen footage from. There are still many unknowns regarding the EOS R5.
Just because a camera can shoot 8K, doesn’t mean that that the quality will be good. Resolution and image quality don’t go hand in hand. We shot with Sharp’s 8K prototype camera last year and the results were far from impressive.