Canon had already confirmed the development of its forthcoming pro-level full-frame mirrorless EOS R5, but now the brand has gone even further and announced even more specifications, including details about the autofocus system and confirmation about the video features that will have videographers drooling at the mouth.
So let’s start with the big headline grabber that is the confirmation that the EOS R5, a full-frame mirrorless camera, will shoot internal 8K video at up to 30p. What’s more, amazingly the R5 will offer Canon’s acclaimed Dual Pixel AF autofocus technology when shooting 8K video too.
In a surprising press release, Canon explained its motivation for offering up more details about the incoming R5; ‘We’ve seen speculation that the EOS R5’s specs are ‘impossible’. Today’s announcement confirms once again, we are achieving the ‘impossible’ in order to support our customers’ need for a camera that delivers exceptional image quality and video capture.’
But the surprises didn’t stop there as Canon also lifted the lid on what is possible with the R5’s autofocus system. In a move that will peak the interest of wildlife photographers, Canon announced the R5’s AF is capable of; ‘recognising dogs, cats and birds, relying not only on the eyes of the animal but also the face and body for situations when the eyes are not visible.’
The new specs build a clearer picture of what we already know about the R5 including the fact it will offer a speedy burst rate 12fps using the mechanical shutter and the electronic shutter offering 20fps, be the first Canon camera to feature IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation) and support automatic transfer of image files via Canon’s image.canon cloud platform.
No official release date has been announced and no information on potential price-tags have been given, but given these new specifications, we’re sure the EOS R5 is going to be well worth the wait.