Canon has let the EOS R5 cat out of the bag. After a very detailed (and accurate) leak last month, Canon has officially announced the development of an advanced EOS R with IBIS, 20fps continuous shooting, 8K video, and two card slots.
Being a development announcement, we only get a teaser—a small taste—of what Canon has in store, but even that is enough to make your eyes water.
In addition to mentioning that the camera will come with “a newly designed CMOS sensor and new image processor,” Canon confirmed that EOS R5 will be able to shoot 8K video, though we don’t know if that will come with a crop (probably) or any other significant penalty.
The camera will also feature in-body image stabilization (IBIS), and just in case you were worried, there will be two card slots. And the Canon EOS R5 didn’t need to trade speed for the specs mentioned above either—according to the announcement, the mirrorless camera will be able to shoot 20fps with the electronic shutter (take that Sony…) and 12fps using mechanical.
Finally, Canon also revealed the it would be releasing “seven RF lenses and two RF lens extenders” in 2020. These will include the RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM, Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x, which you can see below:
That’s all we know for now, though a “preview” of the EOS R5 will apparently be on display at WPPI in Vegas at the end of February.
The original rumor claimed that the camera would have a 45MP sensor, be able to shoot 4K/120p video, and would officially arrive in July, but Canon declined to confirm these claims in the DA. Still, it’s looking like Canon has a mirrorless powerhouse up its sleeve for mid-2020.
Canon has announced the development of the R5 – a flagship RF-mount mirrorless camera capable of 8K video and 20fps stills shooting. Details are scant, but the new camera is expected to be released at some point this year.
Rumors have been swirling about an upcoming R-series camera for a while, and although we were skeptical about the ‘8K video’ claim at first, it seems that the R5 will, indeed, offer some kind of 8K capture option.
Canon’s press release is rather non-specific when it comes to details, referring to the ability of photographers ‘to extract high-resolution still images from video footage as well as process 8K video into higher-quality 4K video’. As such, it’s possible that for practical purposes, the R5’s main selling point will be 2X oversampled 4K, but we’ll find out soon enough.
To natively sample 8K video (usually defined as 7680 x 4320 pixels) would require a 7680 x 5120 pixel sensor. This being the case, we can make a pretty good guess that effective resolution of the R5 will be ~40MP.
Alongside the R5, Canon is also teasing ‘9 RF lenses’ coming later this year, including a new telezoom – the RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM. Samples of the R5, the 100-500mm, and two new RF Extenders (1.3X and 2X) are expected to be shown at the CP+ show in Yokohama, Japan, later this month.
Canon announces development of the EOS R5 next-generation full-frame mirrorless camera and new RF series lenses
TOKYO, February 13, 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 lineup, 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, 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.
The new full-frame mirrorless camera currently under development will fully leverage the advantages of the EOS R System to realize 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 stabilization (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 (to be available from early April 2020).
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.
Reference exhibits for the EOS R5 and RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM, Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x will be on display in the Canon booth at the CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show 2020, to be held from February 27 to March 1 at the Pacifico Yokohama convention hall in Yokohama, Japan.
Canon released a new kit lens for the RF Mount tonight. The new RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM promises to be an affordable and versatile lens for photographers who love the new EOS R system, but don’t want to spend more on a lens then they did on their camera body.
One of the main criticisms of Canon’s full-frame mirrorless RF Mount thus far is the lack of affordable glass, which is probably how the 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM came to be.
This compact, stabilized standard zoom lens is made up of 13 elements in 11 groups—including one aspherical element—which gives it a minimum focusing distance of 0.13m (using Center Focus Macro) and a maximum magnification ratio of 0.4x when zoomed all the way in. The lens uses a stepper motor (STM) for smooth and quiet autofocus, features a customizable control ring, and offers up to 5-stops of shake reduction via in-lens optical stabilization.
All of this fits into a package that—thanks to the surprisingly slow f/4-7.1 variable aperture—measures in at just 88.8mm long and weighs only 395g.
Here’s a closer look at Canon’s latest budget-conscious RF mount lens:
The Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM lens is available now for $400, which is a whole lot cheaper than both the $1,100 RF 25-105mm f/4L IS USM, and the $900 RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM. You’ll also find it packaged in kits with the EOS R and EOS RP moving forward.
To learn more about this lens, head over to the Canon website.
Canon has unveiled its latest latest “Rebel” DSLR, the Canon T8i (AKA the Canon 850D), and it’s got a few new tricks up its sleeve. The latest Rebel features Face and Eye Detect AF, 4K video capability, a better button layout, and support for vertical video.
In some ways, the Canon T8i isn’t all that much different from the Canon T7i. It uses a 24MP APS-C CMOS image sensor, the same 45-point (all cross-type) AF sensor, features Dual Pixel AF in Live View, and sports the same 3-inch 1.04M-dot fully-articulating touchscreen LCD on the back. But that doesn’t mean it’s unchanged.
Updated components include the Digic 8 processor, 7fps continuous shooting (up from 6fps), the ability to shoot 4K/24p video, Eye-Detection AF in Live View, and a much more capable 200,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor that enables Face Detection AF when shooting through the optical viewfinder.
In other words, the T8i has inherited a few tricks from the more advanced Canon 90D.
Other notable additions are the brand new AF-ON Button, a simplified Quick Control Dial that removes all the scene modes you never used anyhow, and support for (and this is not a typo) vertical video.
They don’t say much about this highly mockable feature, other than sharing the fact that the camera can capture vertical video and that this video can be played back on supported iOS and Android devices, making the T8i “ideal for vlogging, uploading content to social media platforms, and web services or for day-to-day usage when capturing life’s most precious moments.”
Here’s a closer look at the new Rebel:
The Canon Rebel T8i/850D will is available now for an SRP of $750 for the body only, or $900 in a kit with your standard EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens. To learn more about this camera, head over to Canon’s website.