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Canon’s upcoming EOS R5 has a brand-new sensor and supports in-body IS

By Ng Chong Seng - on 6 Mar 2020, 5:38pm

Canon’s upcoming EOS R5 has a brand-new sensor and supports in-body IS

(Image: Canon Japan.)

Last month, Canon announced that it’s in the midst of preparing the next full-frame mirrorless camera for its EOS R system — the EOS R5.

Little is known about the R5 at the moment (even though it made an appearance at the 2020 WPPI Show last week), but Canon did confirm that the camera will feature a new CMOS sensor (rumoured to be 45MP) to kickstart the next generation of EOS R cameras. As a result, the camera can do up to 20fps burst shooting with the electronic shutter and up to 12fps with the mechanical shutter.

The EOS R5 is also capable of 8K video recording, though it’s anyone’s guess how it actually works. Canon only says that the function will allow users to ‘extract high-resolution still images from video footage as well as process 8K video into higher-quality 4K videos’, which seems to imply you won’t get raw 8K footage. Only time will tell.

In addition, the EOS R5 will come with two media card slots and the camera is able to automatically transfer image files from the device to the company's new image.canon cloud platform.

For current EOS R users who don't like the M-Fn multi-function bar, Japanese website DC Watch has posted pictures of the camera that show that it's been replaced by the good old AF-On button and joystick. (You can also see a 360-degree product shot of the camera on Canon Japan's website.)

Finally, the EOS R5 will be the first Canon camera to come with a coordinated image stabilization (IS) system that integrates the camera’s in-body IS with IS systems on attached RF lenses. In short: in-body IS + in-lens IS for sharper hand-held shots in low lighting.

Body aside, Canon also confirms that it’s developing seven new RF lenses and two RF lens extenders (1.4x and 2x) for release in 2020. And one of them is a 100–500mm F4.5–7.1 L IS USM telephoto zoom lens. Going by this timeline, the only safe deduction is that the EOS R5 will also arrive before the end of the year.

Source: Canon, DC Watch.