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Canon launches the EOS R5 and R6 mirrorless cameras

The new Canon EOS R5 and R6. (Source: Canon)
The new Canon EOS R5 and R6. (Source: Canon)
Canon has finally unveiled the long-awaited 2020 EOS R series of mirrorless cameras. The OEM has confirmed the former has a 45MP sensor, whereas the latter is 20MP. They also have DIGIC X image processor and 5-Axis image stabilization. 4 new RF lenses have also been launched alongside the new units.

Canon has finally made the EOS R5 and R6 full-frame mirrorless units official today (July 9, 2020). The R5, which in accordance with its leaks, packs all the specs included in its earlier official teaser. This means the new camera is indeed capable of 8K at 30 frames per second (fps) and of 4K at 120fps, which can be recorded in RAW and 10-bit formats respectively - and internally, too.

The R5 also exhibits the well-hyped Sensor-Shift 5-Axis Image Stabilization system, as well as dual pixel CMOS autofocus (AF) with 1053-point tracking. In hardware terms, it has a 12fps mechanical and a 20fps electronic shutter, as well as a 0.5-inch 5.76-million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF). The new Canon also has an 3.2-inch Vari-Angle LCD touchscreen. 

The R6, on the other hand, has a 20MP CMOS sensor, although it has the same DIGIC X image-processor, shutter specs and new type of image-stabilization as the R5. It supports 4K/60fps and FHD at 120fps, however. Its OLED EV has 5.76 million dots and a 3-inch Vari-Angle LCD rear screen that is also touch-responsive.

Canon has also announced the new RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM; 600mm f/11 IS STM; 800mm f/11 IS STM, and 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM lenses. They are priced at US$599; $699; $899 and $2699 respectively, whereas the R5 is $3899 and the R6 is $2499. These new products are all currently listed on B&H Photo Video, although their orders are yet to go live.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-07- 9 (Update: 2020-07-10)