Introducing the Canon EOS R5

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July 10, 2020: I placed my order for two Canon EOS R5 cameras yesterday and I expect delivery early next month. You can expect a full hands-on review in early to mid-August.

July 9, 2020: The Canon EOS R5 and R6 are now available for preorder.

Canon made their official announcement today on both the R5 and R6. The first shipments of the R5 will begin on July 30, 2020 with a retail price of $3899.

June 5, 2020: Expected official announcement from Canon on July 2, 2020 where final spec details, price, and availability date will hopefully be announced. Stay tuned.

May 26, 2020: According to a report from Canon Rumors, the price of the Canon EOS R5 will be less than $4000 USD. Great news for those of us who are waiting for the release of this amazing camera.

April 20, 2020:Second EOS R5 development announcement from Canon. It’s been conformed that the sensor size is to be 8192 x 5461 pixels or 44.7 megapixels, validating the 45 MP rumors that had been floating around for some time. The camera will include 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilization, working with existing IS on RF and EF lenses. There are lots of impressive video features that I am not too concerned about but many others might be. Adding some of these to the Specification List below.

There is still no word on the EOS R5 price or a release date but it was originally believed it would be available before the 2020 Summer Olympics. With the Olympics now postponed until 2021, who knows.

March 13, 2020: Canon has confirmed that the EOS R5 will support animal Auto Focus (AF) Animal AF can recognize animals and birds so the camera can not only precisely focus on the animal’s eye but the whole body in situations where the eye is not conspicuous. This is a huge boon for wildlife photographers.

Canon also announced that 8K video can be captured up to 30p in all 8K modes and will use Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus.

February 20, 2020: According to several well-placed sources, the new Canon EOS R5 will be available for purchase by late June – early July of 2020 before the Summer Olympics.

February 12, 2020: The Canon EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera is currently under development, Canon has officially announced. This is the latest addition to Canon’s highly acclaimed and popular EOS R System.

Canon EOS R5

According to today’s announcement, the new Canon EOS R5 aims to expand the range of image expression by utilizing the features of the “EOS R System” to achieve even higher-speed continuous shooting and 8K video shooting. In addition, communication functions, operability, and reliability can be further improved, and workflow can be streamlined. With these functions, the basic concept of the EOS series, “rapid speed, comfort, and high image quality” is realized at a high level.

Specification List

  • 45 Megapixels, Full Frame
  • Newly-Developed Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 8K Video up to 30p in Canon RAW
  • Up to 12 fps with Mechanical Shutter, 20 fps with electronic shutter
  • The first Canon camera with 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilization (IBIS)
  • Dual media card slots: 1x CFexpress and 1x SD UHS-II
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF available in both 8K and 4K recording modes.
  • Animal, eye and face detection

This was only an announcement that the Canon EOS R5 was now in production while many details about the new camera were not specified. We’ll all stay tuned for more over the coming months.

Canon also announced that it would be releasing seven new RF lenses and two RF lens extenders in 2020, including the RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM, Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x.

 

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Richard Bernabe is a professional photographer specializing in travel, wildlife, and nature as well as an author of books, magazine articles, and travel essays published world-wide. Richard is a global influencer in the fields of photography, travel, and wildlife conservation with more than one million followers on social media platforms. He leads several photography tours and workshops all over the world and is invited to speak to photography and conservation groups all across the globe.