Melville, NY—Canon USA is developing the Canon EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera. The camera will feature a newly designed CMOS sensor and image processor. It will also utilize new optical technologies the company has cultivated through its long history of camera and digital imaging solutions development.
In addition, Canon plans to release seven RF lenses and two RF lens extenders that are also in development.
“Today’s announcement comes as a direct result of the tireless effort of Canon engineers who were tasked with developing the next generation of Canon EOS R camera and RF lenses to help elevate the popular system that was announced in 2018,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon USA Inc. “In developing the new camera, Canon listened to extensive user feedback from a variety of photographers. The outcome is a camera and lenses that will delight a variety of shooters and further helps to demonstrate Canon’s commitment to full-frame mirrorless cameras and lenses.”
The EOS R system enables Canon engineers to design lenses that were thought impossible to create previously. The wide lens mount diameter, shorter back focus and high-speed system for transmitting data between camera and lens resulted in an imaging system that delivers higher image quality and greater ease of use.
The new full-frame mirrorless camera currently under development will leverage the advantages of the EOS R system. It will help to produce a camera that features high-speed, continuous shooting and 8K video recording. Furthermore, the camera will provide photographers with more efficient workflows thanks to improved transmission functionality and reliability.
Canon EOS R5 Details
Canon’s EOS R5 is the first of the next generation of full-frame mirrorless cameras planned for EOS R system. What’s more, it will employ a newly developed CMOS sensor. The new sensor will enable such features as high-speed continuous shooting up to 20 frames per second when using the silent shutter and 12 fps when using the mechanical shutter. This specs are aim at professional sports and wildlife photographers who capture fast-moving subjects.
From a video perspective, the camera will be capable of 8K video capture. In addition, the EOS R5 will be the first Canon camera with IBIS (in-body image stabilization). When used with in-lens stabilization, it will allow photographers to handhold the camera in light levels not previously possible.
The camera will also feature dual-card slots. In addition, it will support the automatic transfer of image files from the device to the new image.canon cloud platform.
A preview of the EOS R5 is on display at the 2020 WPPI in Las Vegas.