Canon Middle East has confirmed the EOS R5’s video capabilities will far exceed that of competing cameras on the market with the ability to internally record 8K and improved image stabilisation technology.
A month after announcing the development of EOS R5 – a full-frame mirrorless camera built on the EOS R System – Canon has revealed details to shut down speculation that some of its key specifications are “impossible”.
Claiming to have the ability to internally record 8K using the full width of the sensor at up to 30p, the latest Canon EOS R camera promises to redefine mirrorless with its features. In addition, in all 8K modes, it will support Canon’s renowned Dual Pixel CMOS AF.
Canon also confirms the EOS R5 supports advanced animal AF – recognising dogs, cats and birds, relying not only on the eyes of the animal but also the face and body for situations when the eyes are not visible.
Other EOS R5 specifications confirmed by Canon in the camera’s development announcement include a step-change in performance with 12fps using the mechanical shutter and the electronic shutter offering 20fps.
The camera looks to take Canon’s image stabilisation technology to the next level, by including a newly Canon-developed, in-camera image stabilisation system – which works in combination with the lens stabilisation system.
The EOS R5 also promises to support the automatic transfer of image files from the device to the image. Canon cloud platform and also features dual card slots.
Commenting on the announcement, Binoj Nair, Marketing Director B2C Business Unit, Canon Middle East said: “We’ve seen speculation that the EOS R5’s specs are ‘impossible’. The announcement confirms once again, we are achieving the ‘impossible’ in order to support our customers’ need for a camera that delivers exceptional image quality and video capture. “As an industry leader, we are challenging the market with this launch and showing what’s possible with our technology. The EOS R5 and the RF lens system is proof of our commitment to redefining mirrorless and shows Canon’s unparalleled strength in creating products with true purpose.”