Canon EOS R5 brings 8K video to full-frame mirrorless collection


(Pocket-lint) – Canon hasn’t been quiet concerning the announcement of its EOS R5 digital camera, teasing a pre-release way back in February about among the goodies you might anticipate from it.

Now the complete data has come to the fore: the EOS R5 is the top-tier digital camera within the firm’s RF lens-mount mirrorless system, bringing a 45-megapixel full-frame sensor that is even able to 8K video seize.

Sure certainly, the EOS R5 is a beast in the case of potential. Listed here are another specification highlights, as there are such a lot of potential locations to begin.

  • In-body stabilisation system, works with lens IS for as much as 8-stops of stabilisation
  • 12 frames per second mechanical shutter (20fps digital shutter)
  • Twin Pixel CMOS AF II autofocus system launched (0.05s)
  • Enhances face/eye detection, provides animal detection
  • ISO 100-51,200 sensitivity (102,400 expanded)
  • Climate-sealed magnesium alloy physique
  • 5.76m-dot digital viewfinder
  • 3-inch 2.1m-dot vari-angle LCD
  • Twin card slot (1x SD, 1x CFE)

There are some large take aways there, specifically that this full-frame sensor is a large 45-megapixels in the case of decision. That is not fairly the very best Canon has ever produced (there’s the 5DS), however the firm is claiming – due partly to the RF lens system, but in addition the low-pass filter design right here – that it’s going to ship the most effective constancy of any of its cameras. Like, ever.

It is also the primary digital camera to introduce the second-generation focus system, referred to as Twin Pixel CMOS AF II, which not solely claims the world’s quickest speeds (at simply 0.05 seconds if the proper lens is hooked up), however provides in animal detection – it is in a position to lock onto the eyes of varied species, together with canine, cats, and birds (together with birds in flight).

Then there’s the picture stabilisation system, which is a primary for Canon. There is a gyro within the physique, which works in tandem with the lens-based stabilisation (IS) to operate as a two-part system, which Canon claims can stabilise for as much as Eight stops. That is a reasonably immense declare.

Elsewhere the R5 has an ultra-resolution digital viewfinder, plus a 3-inch vari-angle LCD touchscreen.

Two card slots characteristic: an SD (UHS-II) and CompactFlash Specific slot. The latter is an important for one of many R5’s different main skills: taking pictures 8K video. Sure, this digital camera can seize the 33-megapixel format at 30 frames per second. Or you may ‘downgrade’ to 4K and shott at 120fps, making for extremely high-definition slow-motion seize. Appears to be like as if Canon is lastly opening the gateway to its high-end video capabilities.

So how a lot do you might want to purchase such a system? It does not come low-cost, at £4,199.99 for the physique solely. The RF lenses are numerous costs and ranges, together with a batch of recent optics additionally introduced to indicate the corporate’s dedication to getting the R system nicely and really off the bottom.

Writing by Mike Lowe.


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