Breaking: Canon confirms EOS R5 is coming with 8K, 20fps and IBIS

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The rumours are true: Canon are working on a successor to the EOS R, and it will feature 8K video, 20fps burst shooting and on sensor image stabilisation. 

Officially called the EOS R5, Canon have described the new camera as 'the first of the next-generation full-frame mirrorless cameras' in the company’s EOS R System, and it will include 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.

In a first for a consumer camera, the EOS R5 will feature 8K video capture, as well as the ability to extract high-resolution still images from video footage and process 8K video into 4K.

Further, the EOS R5 will be the first Canon camera equipped with an image stabilisation (IS) system that integrates the camera’s in-body IS with IS systems on attached RF lenses. The camera will also feature dual media card slots and will support automatic transfer of image files from the device to the image.canon cloud platform. 

Canon confirmed nine RF lenses are coming this year, including this RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens.

Few other details about the R5 have been made public, but the announcement did come at the same time as a flurry of other announcements from Canon, the most significant of which is confirmation the company is also developing a total of nine RF lenses, all scheduled for release during 2020, including an intriguing sounding RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM, Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x. 

All this confirms on paper at least, that the EOS R5 may just be the full frame mirrorless camera Canon users have been waiting for. 

We'll keep you updated with more information as it comes to hand, and you can expect further news about the EOS R5 following its official unveiling at the CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show 2020, to be held from February 27 to March 1 in Yokohama, Japan.

In the meantime, you can read the full press release from Canon below.

TOKYO, Japan – 13th February 2020: Canon Inc. announced today that the company is currently developing the EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera—containing CMOS sensor, image processing, optical and other state-of-the-art technologies the company has cultivated through its long history of camera development. What’s more, during 2020, Canon plans to release a total of 9 RF lenses currently in development. Through the addition of competitive cameras and lenses to its line up, Canon will continue to strengthen the EOS R System.

The EOS R System enables: greater freedom in lens design thanks to a wider lens mount diameter; and, short back focus and high-speed system for transmitting data between the camera and lens, resulting in an imaging system that delivers higher image quality and greater ease-of-use[i].

The new full-frame mirrorless camera currently under development will fully leverage the advantages of the EOS R System to realise high-speed continuous shooting and 8K video recording and expanding the boundaries of visual expression. In addition, it can contribute to more efficient workflows thanks to improved transmission functionality, operability and reliability. These enhancements and more will help the new camera elevate the EOS Series concept of “Speed, Comfort and High-image-quality” to a higher level.

Canon’s EOS R5, the first of the next-generation full-frame mirrorless cameras in the company’s EOS R System, will include a newly developed CMOS sensor that makes possible such advanced features as 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.

In addition, the camera’s 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, opening up new possibilities for visual expression. What’s more, the EOS R5 will be the first Canon camera equipped with a high-performance coordinated image stabilisation (IS) system that integrates the camera’s in-body IS with IS systems on attached RF lenses. The camera will also feature dual media card slots and will support automatic transfer of image files from the device to the image.canon cloud platform.

Alongside the EOS R5, Canon is also developing a total of 9 RF lenses scheduled for release during 2020, including the RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM, Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x.

[i]When compared to Canon’s EF-Series lens mount

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