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The Canon EOS R5 is a 45MP full-frame mirrorless camera that shoots full-width 8K video, has next-generation Dual Pixel autofocus and a stabilization system that provides up to eight stops of shake correction with a variety of lenses. It can also capture 10-bit HDR stills and video for HDR display. Designed for advanced amateurs and professionals, the EOS R5 is the spiritual (mirrorless) successor to Canon’s 5D-series DSLR cameras and appears to leapfrog the competition in some significant ways.
- 45MP full-frame Dual Pixel CMOS sensor
- 8K video, with option for Raw or 10-bit 4:2:2 C-log or HDR PQ
- Up to 4K/120p, or oversampled 4K up to 30p
- 100% coverage Dual Pixel II AF system with human and animal detection trained by machine learning
- 12 fps / 20 fps bursts (mech. / elec. shutter)
- 5.76M-dot OLED EVF with 120fps max refresh rate
- 3.2″ 2.1M-dot fully articulating touchscreen
- 10-bit HDR photos in HEIF format
- 1x CFExpress slot, 1x UHS-II SD slot
- Claimed weather-sealing to EOS 5D Mark IV levels
- 2.4/5Ghz Wi-FI with Bluetooth and FTP connectivity
- CIPA rated to around 320 shots (using EVF)
|Resized out-of-camera JPEG from a pre-production EOS R5.
ISO 250 | 1/60 sec | F11 | Canon RF 28-70mm F2L @ 28mm
As you can see from the spec list, there’s a lot to cover. Follow along with us as we take an in-depth look at all that Canon has to offer in its latest high-end mirrorless camera. The EOS R5 will be available at the end of July for $3899 USD body-only, or $4999 with the RF 24-105mm F4L.
Editor’s note: All images from the pre-production camera used for this review have been resized at Canon’s request.
What’s new and how it compares
The EOS R5 has a lot of new features inside and out. We’ll go through what they are, and why they matter, here.
Body, controls and handling
Canon has banished the EOS R’s touchbar and put a very nice AF joystick in its place. Overall, the R5 is a really pleasant camera to use.
So, is the EOS R5 the long-awaited ‘mirrorless 5D’? Find out what we think after having spent some time with it.
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