Canon is expected to formally reveal the full-frame EOS R5 this Thursday, along with a previously announced lens (RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM) and two teleconverters (RF 1.4x, RF 2x) during an live-streamed event, starting at 2pm CEST.
According to Canon Japan, there are a further six RF lenses that are expected to be announced ‘under-development’, with the aim of having them introduced by the year end.
Some of the camera’s specifications have been revealed already, including full sensor-width 8K RAW at 29.97 fps and 4K up to 119.88 fps in either 4:2:2 10-bit Canon log or 4:2:2 in 10-bit HDR PQ.
Despite announcing some of the video features, there has been little in the way of stills specs. While we know that it has built-in 5-axis IS, animal and (human) face detection AF, up to 12 fps mechanical shutter and 20 fps electronic shutter, and CFexpress/SD UHS-II slots, however many of the core specs remain unknown. We still don’t know the maximum resolution for stills, for example, though the full-width 8K video points to a 44.7MP sensor.
While many of the camera specs can be assumed from recent models, the way in which this product announcement has been handled suggests there are still some exciting news to be announced.
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