Canon continues to trickle out information about its up-coming EOS R5 mirrorless camera, although full specifications and a possible release date have not been disclosed.

The EOS R5 camera, fitted with the RF-24-105mm_f/4L IS USM lens. (Source: Canon.)

The following information has been released so far, in separate ‘teases’ in February, March and, again, this month. Features of the new camera will include:

  • Non-cropped, internal recording 8K video capture – up to 29.97fps in 4:2:2 10-bit in Canon Log (H.265) or 4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265)
  • Non-cropped internal recording 4K video capture – up to 119.88fps in 4:2:2 10-bit in Canon Log (H.265) or 4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265)
  • 4:2:2 10-bit in Canon Log or 4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ output via HDMI at 4K 59.94fps
  • Dual Pixel AF is available in all video modes at all resolutions and frame rates
  • 8K and 4K modes will support Canon’s renowned Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Advanced animal AF is capable of recognising dogs, cats and birds
  • The EOS R5 takes Canon’s cutting-edge image stabilisation technology to the next level, by including a newly Canon-developed, in-camera optical image stabilisation system – which works in combination with the lens stabilisation system
  • 5-axis In Body Image Stabilisation (IBIS) and lens based Optical Image Stabiliser can be combined
  • Dual card slots – 1x CFexpress and 1x SD UHS-II
  • The EOS R5 offers a maximum continuous shooting rate of 12 fps using the mechanical shutter with the electronic shutter offering 20 fps
  • The EOS R5 supports automatic transfer of image files from the device to the cloud platform (rumours suggest this will be via 5Ghz Wi-Fi)

Upon launch, the Canon EOS R5 will also be supported by Canon Australia’s 5-year warranty when purchased from an authorised local dealer.

Rumours – not yet confirmed – suggest the camera could have a 45 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and a new battery that is the same shape and compatible with the battery in the EOS 5D Mark IV. July 2020 is suggested as a possible release date. Pricing is rumoured to be in the vicinity of other full-frame mirrorless cameras with similar resolution at around AU$4500. Click here for more information.