With the official announcement of the highly anticipated EOS R5 and EOS R6 cameras, Canon has has gone all in and have set the bar for mirrorless cameras incredibly high for other manufacturers to follow.
The EOS R5 is the new flagship model and is the mirrorless 5-Series equivalent while the EOS R6 is the same for the 6-Series.
Both cameras share a bunch of common features such as Dual Pixel CMOS AF II, up to 20fps shooting, DIGIC X image processor, EOS iTR AF X AF tracking algorithms and an all new 5-Axis In Body Image Stabilization system (IBIS), a first for any Canon camera.
Canon EOS R5
Being the flagship model, the R5 does include features above and beyond that of the R6 including a brand-new Canon in-house 45-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and the ability to record RAW, 8K uncropped video.
Apart from the new IBIS system, the most exciting news is the R5’s powerful new video features.
Video shooters will be seriously impressed with the ability to record uncropped 8K RAW internal video recording up to 30 fps and 8K internal video recording up to 30 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log (H.265)/4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265).
The R5 is also capable of recording 4K internal video up to 120 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log (H.265)/4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265) and external recording in 4K at up to 60 fps.
In DCI modes, 8K and 4K video recording is uncropped, and finally, Dual Pixel CMOS AF II is available in all 8K and 4K recording modes.
For recording time, Canon says that the R5 can shoot continuously at 8K for around 20 minutes in optimum conditions.
On the stills side, the R5 is also extremely capable. Thanks to the new DIGIC X processor, it can capture full resolution images at up to 20fps (the same as the 1DX Mark III) when using the electronic shutter or up to 12fps when using the mechanical shutter.
The DIGIC X processor also provides a native ISO range of 100-51200, which is expandable up to ISO 102400 or down to ISO 50.
The all new Dual Pixel CMOS AF II provides coverage across 100% of the AF area which is made up of 1,053 automatically selected AF zones, which when combined with the new machine learning AF tracking algorithms provides lighting fast head and eye detection for humans as well as for dogs, cats and birds.
The new IBIS system provides up to 8 stops of shake correction when used in conjunction with compatible stabilized lenses.
On the outside, the R5 brings back the multifunction stick and feature wheel located on the rear of the camera replacing the much maligned touch bar found on the original EOS R.
Other external features include, a 3.2-inch 2.1 million dots vari-angle LCD touch screen, dual card slots (one CFExpress and one UHS-II SD, a mic port, headphone jack, mini HDMI port and USB 3 port which allows for in-camera charging.
It’s also weather, drip and dust sealed on par of that of EOS 5D series cameras.
EOS R5 Key features:
- High Image Quality featuring a New 45 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor.
- DIGIC X Image Processor with an ISO range of 100-51200; Expandable to 102400.
- High-Speed Continuous Shooting of up to 12 fps with Mechanical Shutter and up to 20 fpsElectronic (Silent) Shutter.
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF II covering Approx. 100% Area with 1,053 AF Areas.
- Subject tracking of People and Animals using Deep Learning Technology.
- 8K RAW, 4K up to 120fps, 10-bit 4:2:2 with Canon Log or HDR PQ, Internal Recording in all Formats, with Auto Focus.
- In-body Image Stabilizer can provide up to 8 stops of Shake Correction.
- Dual Card Slots for CF express and UHS-II SD Memory Cards
- Built-in 0.5” 5.76 Million Dots OLED EVF with 120fps refresh rate, Vari-angle LCD Touchscreen.
- 2.4/5 Ghz Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Technology.
- Optional Wireless File Transmitter and Battery Grip.
The EOS R5 camera features an entirely new Canon-developed CMOS sensor with approx. 45 effective megapixels. It employs the DIGIC X Image Processor to enhance the speed of operations across the board. This means fast, efficient performance and phenomenal image quality for big prints, impressive 4K video and more.
Watch our Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6: First Impressions video
Canon EOS R6
The EOS R6 shares many of the same features as it’s bigger sibling, however, there are a few notable differences.
The biggest of them being, the lack of EOS R5’s 8K video capabilities and smaller sensor size.
However, that’s not to say that the R6 doesn’t feature impressive capabilities in it’s own right.
The EOS R6 features a 20.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC X image processor with an an ISO range of 100-102,400 expandable to 204,800.
The EOS R6 can record uncropped internal video at 4K up to 60 fps or 1080p up to 210 fps in 10 bit 4:2:2 Canon Log(H.265) or HDR PQ(H.265).
Unfortunately, the EOS R6 doesn’t include the ability to capture RAW video so if that’s a deal breaker, you’ll need to consider the more expensive and feature rich EOS R5.
As with the EOS R5, the EOS R6 features IBIS, the new DIGIC X image processor, Dual Pixel CMOS AF II and EOS iTR AF X AF tracking algorithms.
There are also some notable differences on the exterior. There is no top LCD screen, and both the OLED viewfinder and full-articulating LCD both have slightly lower resolutions than found on the EOS R5 .
But you do get dual card slots (both UHS-II SD), a mic port, headphone jack, mini HDMI port and WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.
It’s also weather, drip and dust sealed on par of that of EOS 6D series cameras.
EOS R6 Key Features:
- High Image Quality featuring a 20 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor
- DIGIC X Image Processor with an ISO range of 100-102400; Expandable to 204800
- High-Speed Continuous Shooting of up to 12 fps with Mechanical Shutter and up to 20 fps Electronic (Silent) Shutter
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF II covering Approx.100% Area with 1,053 AF Areas
- Subject tracking of People and Animals using Deep Learning Technology
- 4K up to 60fps, 1080p up to 120fps 10-bit 4:2:2 with Canon Log or HDR PQ, Internal Recording in all Formats, with Auto Focus
- In-body Image Stabilizer can provide up to 8 stops of Shake Correction
- Dual UHS-II SD Memory Card Slots
- Built-in 0.5” 3.69 Million Dots OLED EVF with 120fps refresh rate, Vari-angle LCD Touchscreen
- Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Technology
Canon EOS R6 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Body 4082C002 Mirrorless Cameras – Vistek Canada Product Detail
Vloggers, hobbyists, enthusiasts and more will love the EOS R6, featuring Dual Pixel CMOS AF II, In-body Image Stabilization, 4K video capability, People and Animal Detection and more.
The EOS R6 can go from photographing high-speed action sports to filming 4K cinematic video with ease thanks to its high-performance CMOS sensor and DIGIC X image processor.
In addition to the cameras, Canon also announced four new lenses, two new lens extenders and an all new PRO printer.
“The versatile range of 100mm to 500mm is ideal for sports, wildlife, and even aviation photography while maintaining a compact, travel-ready size and weight. The lens features one Super UD and six UD lenses. Fluorine coated front and rear lens elements provide resistance to dirt, moisture and oils, while L-series construction with dust and weather resistance provide reliability even in challenging conditions. With its built-in, 3-mode, and up-to 5-stop optical image stabilization system, and high-speed Dual Nano USM autofocus motors, the RF100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM will prove its superb optical performance, over and over again.”
“The size of this lens, and it’s retracting design, make it a highly portable option which can be stored easily in a camera bag and the built-in optical image stabilization with up to 5 stops of shake correction makes it easy to use either hand-held or with a monopod. The RF600mm f/11 IS STM lens will also accept an RF 1.4X or 2.0X teleconverter to increase your focal length to 840mm or 1200mm respectively.”
“The RF800mm f/11 IS STM lens features an STM focusing system ideal for fast and quiet focusing when tracking elusive subjects out in nature. Additionally, an optical image stabilization system with up to 4 stops of shake correction makes it easy to use either hand-held or with a monopod. It will also accept an RF 1.4X or 2.0X teleconverter to increase your focal length to a staggering 1120mm or 1600mm respectively.”
“With a focal length of 85 millimeters and a bright, maximum aperture of f/2 for beautiful bokeh, this versatile lens is a great choice for portraits and street photography, as well as low light scenes or during concerts, and with the addition of macro capability, even close-up and macro photography will provide stellar results. The RF85mm f/2 Macro IS STM is a light weight, affordable lens that boasts high image quality and an impressive optical image stabilization system offering up to 5 stops of shake correction ideal for low-light scenes or when recording video, and featuring Hybrid IS enables stabilization when focusing on macro, close-range subjects. Like the RF35mm f/1.8 Macro IS USM, it also includes half-size macro functionality allowing for a minimum focusing distance as close as 1.15ft. With a built-in customizable control ring and a fast 12-pin communication system, the RF85mm f/2 Macro IS STM is an ideal travel companion for your portrait, macro, low-light, and video needs.”
- Seamlessly attaches to select RF series lenses and increases the focal length by a factor of 1.4x
- Dust and water-resistant construction
- Heat shield exterior coating
- Seamlessly attaches to select RF series lenses and increases the focal length by a factor of 2x
- Dust and water-resistant construction
- Heat shield exterior coating
“Produce gallery quality colour and black-and-white prints with detailed gradations, a wide colour gamut, and deeper blacks on fine art paper thanks to the new Matte Black ink. With a 9-colour plus Chroma Optimizer ink system, this 13” wide photo printer is designed to meet the demands of every photographer, from advanced amateurs to professionals. The imagePROGRAF PRO-300 offers professional image quality, productivity, and outstanding workflow with a smaller footprint, allowing you to consistently deliver the results your images deserve.”