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Canon hypes the EOS R5 with more detail on its specs

The Canon EOS R5. (Source: Canon)
The Canon EOS R5. (Source: Canon)
Canon has yet to launch what is to be the "most advanced" full-frame mirrorless unit it has ever made, the EOS R5. In the meantime, the OEM aims to keep enthusiasm for this camera going with a deeper dive into its full specs. They include more on its 8K recording capabilities and the memory it will support.

Canon has already asserted that the EOS R5 will be ahead of its class on its launch. Now, the OEM has revealed some more points in its favor that may help back this claim up. It is already known that the upcoming full-frame model will support 8K recording at up to 29.97 frames per second (fps): now, it seems the device will do so internally, and in RAW format.

This level of internal 8K capture can also be done in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log (H.265) or 4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265) mode on the EOS R5. In addition, its up-to-119.88 fps 4K recording is also internal and done in the same 2 formats. The upcoming Canon camera will also support external 4K recording at 59.94 fps or less.

Furthermore, Canon has announced that the EOS R5 will not crop 8K or 4K video capture (in RAW/DCI for 8K, or DCI for 4K, that is), meaning that the user could have full use of the entire sensor in the applicable modes. In addition, the camera will support the OEM's legendary Dual Pixel CMOS auto-focus (AF) in all 8K and 4K video formats.

Finally, it now seems the upcoming camera's already-confirmed 5-axis in-body image stabilization (IBIS) is compatible with the Optical IS found in many RF and EF lenses. The Canon EOS R5 will also feature dual CFexpress and UHS-II SD slots. Some of these features are breakthroughs for the series in question, although they are shaping up to result in a particularly high final price.


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-04-20 (Update: 2020-04-20)