Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6, with 8-stops of image stabilization

Virtually top-of-the-line full-size mirrorless camera

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2020年07月10日, 午後 03:42 in egmt
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This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.


Canon has announced the EOS R5 and EOS R6 full-frame 35mm mirrorless cameras.

Both of these cameras are positioned as mid-range machines in Canon's full-frame mirrorless lineup alongside the current EOS R and EOS RP, but the EOS R5 and EOS R6 are the de facto top-of-the-line models in terms of specifications.

The common feature is that both cameras are equipped with an in-camera 5-axis image stabilizer. By attaching a lens with the in-lens compensation mechanism, up to eight stops of image stabilization can be achieved. The maximum continuous shooting speed is approximately 20 frames per second with the electronic shutter and 12 frames per second with the mechanical shutter. The addition of animal detection for dogs, cats, and birds to the facial recognition function and the dual-slot recording media are some of the most noticeable changes from the current model.

The EOS R5's image sensor is a newly developed 35mm full-size CMOS sensor. With approximately 45 effective megapixels, the EOS R5 supports internal recording of 8K/30p video.

The EOS R6 is equipped with a 20.1-megapixel effective CMOS sensor, which is exclusively customized from the sensor of the flagship EOS-1D X Mark III single-lens reflex camera, and is capable of recording video at up to 4K/60p.

The DIGIC X is used as the imaging engine. It also features noise reduction, enhanced digital lens optimizer functions (see below), and improved autofocus detection performance.

In terms of autofocus performance, the combination of a specific lens can achieve a maximum speed of 0.05 sec. And it is newly equipped with a dual-pixel CMOS AF II sensor that features a wide ranging focus area with all pixels driven by a phase-detection AF sensor and improved subject recognition performance.

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Both the EOS R5 and EOS R6 have dual slots for recording media, but the EOS R5 has a CFexpress+SD configuration and the EOS R6 has two SD slots.

In terms of functionality, the camera supports HDR PQ still image recording in HEIF format. Recorded in BT.2020, which has a wider color gamut than sRGB and AdobeRGB, when output to an HDR-compatible display, for more accurate tonal reproduction expression and color reproduction are possible.

The digital lens optimizer (DLO), a function that corrects optical characteristics, now has a "stronger" correction effect (previously, only enable/disable settings were available). It will produce sharper images and improve texture, depth and dimensionality, according to the company. This feature is not available when shooting with the electronic shutter.

Dimensions and weight are 138.5 x 97.5 x 88 mm for the EOS R5 and approximately 738 grams (battery and card included) and the EOS R6 measures 138.4 x 97.5 x 88.4mm and weighs approximately 680g (same).

The EOS R5 will be available in late July and the EOS R6 in late August. The reference price at the Canon Online Shop is 460,000 yen for the EOS R5 body only, excluding tax, and the EOS R6 is 305,000 yen excluding tax.

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This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.

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