In 2018 Canon launched the impressive EOS R digital camera system. Now, in 2020, Canon has launched the highly anticipated. The Canon EOS R5 is a powerful full-frame digital camera drawing on the long and successful history of Canon digital cameras. The Canon R5’s a game-changer that pushes the envelope of what full-frame digital cameras can do in 2020.
Some of the specification highlights of the Canon EOS R5 include:
- 45 Megapixels
- Incredible 8K video resolution for cinematic movies
- 8 stops In-body Image Stabilization
- 100% AF coverage with Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
- 20 frames per second recording
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF II sensor.
- Dual SD/CFexpress card slots
The EOS R5 is the world’s first interchangeable-lens digital camera with 8K movie capability. It features the best combined-image stabilisation available with up to 8-stops of shutter speed. When combined with Canon RF Image Stabilised lenses, you have optimal control in any conditions.
With the R5, you will master subject tracking and autofocus thanks to 100% AF coverage with Dual Pixel CMOS AF II. Never miss a single step with high speed 20fps shooting capturing every detail with its 45MP Full-Frame CMOS sensor and DIG!C X processor. True to Canon’s guiding principles, you can rest assured that the EOS 5 series operability and reliability are integral in the Canon EOS R5.
Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6
The Canon EOS R5 is the latest and greatest full-frame digital camera from Canon. But it’s certainly not alone. Canon has also launched the Canon EOS R6 – an alternative feature-packed companion to the R5.
The Canon R6 includes many of the fantastic features of the R5, including the DIG!C X processor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF II. It also features a 20.1-megapixel sensor with a higher ISO output than the Canon R5. While it doesn’t record in 8K, the Canon EOS R5 will capture high-resolution 4K video at 60p.
Video To Master Your Creative Video Projects
The Canon EOS R5 has more than enough capacity to support your most creative video endeavours. Pro-grade videographers will celebrate its ability to capture 8k video at 30p. 8K video provides four times the resolution of the usual 4K footage seen today. As a result, the Canon R5 gives you far greater flexibility when processing footage as you can crop the composition and retain 4K quality. Plus, you can extract 33-megapixel images from within the 8K 12-bit RAW footage.
Aside from the 8K video capabilities, the Canon EOS R5 can record 4K at 120p, allowing you to achieve smooth cinematic slow motion. Further to this, capturing time-lapse footage in Full HD, 4K and even 8K is possible. Thanks to the advanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF built into the Canon R5; you can employ tracking, subject recognition and even eye-tracking to nail focus every time. Even when shooting in 8K, capitalising on the full width of the 45-megapixel sensor, there is no frame cropping whatsoever.
The creative opportunities are endless thanks to the powerful video performance of the Canon R5. Plus, with the class-leading in-body image stabilisation and the image stabilisation of Canon RF lenses, you will deliver cinema-quality footage every time. The Canon EOS R5 delivers powerful 8K video with optimal performance, image quality and resolution.
Canon EOS R5: Jaw-Dropping Image Resolution
Canon has earned the status as a leader in imaging solutions over decades – they are a household name. The Canon EOS R5 inherits the knowledge and success of generations past to deliver a world-class full-frame digital camera. Key to its heritage is the outstanding image resolution produced by the Canon R5. Thanks to its 45-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and DIG!C X processor the Canon EOS R5 is a powerhouse of a performance.
Even by Canon’s standards, it delivers the highest resolution of any Canon EOS digital camera ever created. With this level of detail, you can print large scale or even crop your image freely without fear of lost resolution. Professional photographers can confidently apply the Canon R5 for any level of work and know that the outcomes will be of the highest standards. Regardless of shooting wedding, commercial or fashion photography, the image resolution will stand out.
The Canon EOS R5‘s new DIG!C X processor drives these high levels of performance. It’s the same processor that powers the outstanding EOS-1DX Mark III digital camera. This processor allows the Canon R5 to effortlessly capture up to 20fps using its electronic shutter or 12fps with the mechanical shutter. All while engaging the full power of autofocus tracking. With image performance like this, the Canon EOS R5 continues the generational-trend of image excellence from Canon.
The Ability to Focus Fast and Sharp Every Time
Can have gone for an all-or-nothing approach to the focusing system on the Canon EOS R5. They have pushed the technology to its extreme to develop their fastest and most advance autofocus system ever. The most crucial benefit of this high performing technology is the ability to use Canon R5’s various tracking systems while delivering high-resolution images and 8K video.
The Canon EOS R5 features a Dual Pixel CMOS AF II system that provides a complete 100% coverage of the frame. Breaking this down shows that the Canon R5 offers up to 1053 autofocus zones and a staggering 5940 selectable focus points. This level of finite control works in unison with the camera’s Human AF Tracking and Animal AF Tracking for quick and sticky eye detection. If you’re shooting kids, the family pet, or a bird in flight, you are sure to track it quickly.
Plus, combined with the 20fps burst mode, you will capture every moment of action. Paring the Canon EOS R5 with the Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM will achieve insanely fast autofocus in just 0.05 seconds. When shooting with the Canon R5, nothing will escape your gaze.
World-Class Image Stabilisation
The Canon EOS R5 is a class-leading camera in 2020. A feature that really puts it on the map is the groundbreaking in-body image stabilisation (IBIS). The Canon R5 is the first interchangeable lens camera from Canon to include 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilization (IBIS). Being able to maximise performance in any shooting condition includes up to 8-stops increased shutter speed.
When combined with Canon RF lenses that feature image stabilisation, you get the joined benefit and performance. The pairing seamlessly provides robust stabilisation for both video and photography. This tandem approach provides up to 8-stops of shutter speed increase, meaning handheld shooting is more achievable than ever. For Canon RF lenses that do not feature image stabilisation, they reap the rewards of the IBIS on the Canon EOS R5.
Optimal Performance, Usability And Reliability
The Canon EOS R5 packs all of this industry-leading technology and powerful performance into a new design pro-level body. Again, Canon has drawn from its extensive history of high design standards. Canon has designed the R5 for user experience and usability while delivering outstanding results. The magnesium alloy body frame provides both strength and everlasting durability. Like the EOS 5 camera, sensible and familiar ergonomic considerations maximise comfort. And comfort is especially critical for the working professionals that need to shoot all day long.
Optically, the Canon R5 dominates thanks to the large 0.5-inch OLED EVF with a whopping 5.76-megapixels of resolution. Plus, the larger 3.2” Vari-angle 2.1-megapixel LCD screen features touch control functions and settings. Regardless of your shooting style, you have full visibility of everything that is going on. Canon products are amongst the most reliable in the industry. The new Canon EOS R5 takes this expectation to new heights to deliver an outstanding digital camera experience suited to any photographer.
Accessories For Optimal Performance
The Canon EOS R5 brings to the market an incredible imaging solution suited to professional photographers in every genre. To complement such a technological marvel, Canon has catered for pro-level accessories. The Canon R5 features dual memory card slots with one being for high-speed SD cards and the other for CFexpress cards. CFexpress cards are ideal for high-capacity 4K and 8K video recording.
Photographers the world-over call for improved battery performance in digital cameras. Canon has answered the call with the Canon EOS R5. It holds a new, high capacity LPE-6NH battery that delivers longer shooting times for both stills and video.
A class-leading camera like the new Canon R5 would be ineffective without a strong line up of RF lenses. Fortunately, Canon’ investment into RF lens development has proven to be a boon to visual creatives. From the versatile wide RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM to the outstanding and highly recommended kit RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM – there is a Canon RF lens tailored to every genre.
Final Thoughts on the Canon EOS R5
Canon continues to innovate and sharpen its focus to meet the growing and shifting needs of photographers and videographers. The launch of the original R series of cameras was just the first step in what has proven to be an exciting range of digital cameras. The Canon EOS R5 is a giant leap forward. In Canon’s own words: “In 2018 Canon launched the EOS R a camera system based on innovations that further promote our guiding principles.” The Canon EOS R5, and the Canon EOS R6, break the norms of industry standards to lead the way in new technology. The Canon R5 exceeds the expectations and demands of creative professionals on every level.