Canon EOS R5
The Canon EOS R5 is a full-frame mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera officially announced by Canon on July 9, 2020 alongside the lower-resolution EOS R6 and various new RF mount lenses. While it is not a direct successor to any of Canon's previous mirrorless cameras, it does have clear improvements and advantages over other models. The camera is available as body only, or with the Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.
|Type||Full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera|
|Released||Announced July 9, 2020|
|Intro price||$3899 (body only)|
|Lens mount||Canon RF|
|Sensor||Dual-pixel CMOS sensor|
|Sensor size||36 mm × 24 mm (Full frame)|
|Maximum resolution||8192 x 5464 (44.8 MP)|
|Film speed||ISO 100 – 51,200 expandable to 102,400|
|Recording medium||Dual slots: CFexpress and SDXC (UHS-II)|
|Focus||Dual-pixel CMOS AF II|
|Continuous shooting||12 fps mechanical|
20 fps silent
|Viewfinder||5.76 million dot OLED EVF|
|Image processor||DIGIC X|
|Video recording||8K RAW 29.97 fps|
4K 119.9 fps
|Dimensions||138 mm × 97.5 mm × 88 mm (5.43 in × 3.84 in × 3.46 in)|
|Weight||650 g (23 oz) (body only), 738 g (26.0 oz) (incl. battery and memory card)|
- 44.8-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor
- 8K raw video recording at up to 29.97fps
- 4K 10-bit video recording at up to 119.9fps
- 100% autofocus coverage
- 5,940 user-selectable autofocus points
- Native ISO range of 100 to 51,200; expandable to 102,400
- High-speed continuous shooting of up to 12fps with mechanical shutter; up to 20fps with the electronic (silent) shutter
- Color depth of 10-bit for HDR videos
- 5-axis in-body image stabilization which can provide up to 8 stops of shake correction
- Dual card slots (CFexpress and UHS-II SD memory cards)
- 0.5" 5.76 million dots OLED electronic viewfinder with 120fps refresh rate and vari-angle LCD touchscreen
- Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF II with Zero Crop & 100% AF Coverage
- 2.4GHz and 5GHz built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
- Optional wireless file transmitter and battery grip
Shortly after the EOS R5's initial announcement, concerns arose about issues of overheating while recording video, especially 8K video, after short periods of time. In response to users' complaints, Canon issued a media alert addressing these overheating issues, including how long it will take for the camera to overheat at each resolution, why a fan was not included, and how users can prevent the camera from overheating. According to Canon's reported data, the EOS R5 will begin to overheat after recording for just 20 minutes at 8K resolution. A fan was not included to preserve its compact size. Users can delay overheating by toggling on "Overheat Control" in settings, which will adjust resolution and frame rate automatically to prevent overheating. Although Canon offered this explanation, users have continued to complain.
Other testers, however, discovered continuous shooting is possible for up to four hours in 4KHQ mode with an external recorder if no memory cards are inserted, the screen is off, and a dummy battery is used. With an actual battery, again overheating can be avoided for the life of the charge of the battery, about an hour 45 minutes.
- "The Secret Is Out: Canon Officially Announces The Canon EOS R5 and R6, The Company's Most Advanced Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras Ever" (Press release). Canon U.S.A. Inc. July 9, 2020. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
- Canon USA (2020). "Mirrorless | EOS R5 | Canon USA".
- Rumors, Canon. "Canon releases an official statement about the EOS R5 and EOS R6 heat concerns". Canon Rumors. Retrieved 2020-07-19.
- "Canon Explains EOS R5 Overheating, Why There's No Fan, and More". petapixel.com. Retrieved 2020-07-20.
- Media related to Canon EOS R5 at Wikimedia Commons