Canon announce the launch of two advanced full frame mirrorless camera EOS R5 and EOS R6
Canon announced the launch of EOS R5 and EOS R6, two advanced full-frame mirrorless camera additions to the revolutionary EOS R System built on the future-proof RF Mount.
Next-generation CMOS sensor technology combined with high-performance RF lenses enables users to capture new levels of detail at industry-leading speeds.
EOS R5 and EOS R6 can shoot up to 20fps1 with the electronic shutter in complete silence with full auto exposure and autofocus tracking.
The mechanical and electronic first curtain shutter also delivers high-speed continuous shooting up to 12fps1.
For the first time in the EOS series, EOS R5 and EOS R6 incorporate 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilisation providing benefits for users of all types of lenses.
Designed to work collaboratively with the IS system of RF lenses, the solution has been engineered so that RF lenses and the sensor work to correct pitch and yaw with the sensor correcting X-Y and roll movements.
This intelligent stabilization system corrects at up to an incredible 8-stops2 the world’s best image stabilisation2 for new levels of creativity when shooting handheld at slow shutter speeds or filming without a tripod.
The wide diameter of the RF Mount ensures that light continues to reach the entire sensor all the way to the corners, even with the sensor movement introduced with in-body image stabilization.
The 54mm diameter enables RF lenses to be designed with larger image circles facilitating the greater movement of the body IS system, meaning some non-IS RF lenses such as the RF 85mm F1.2L USM or RF 28-70mm F2L USM can also achieve up to 8-stops2 of image stabilization.
Users of EF lenses will experience enhanced IS performance as in-body IS works with IS enabled EF lenses to provide roll and X-Y correction. Even non-IS EF lenses will benefit from the 5-axis correction provided by EOS R5 and EOS R6 in-body IS.
DIGIC X processor technology at the core of EOS R5 and EOS R6 supports renowned next-generation Dual Pixel CMOS AF II pushing speed and reliability to unmatched levels.
The world’s fastest AF focuses in as little as 0.05 seconds3 and EOS R5 can focus in light levels as low as -6EV5 and EOS R6 is the first EOS camera to offer a minimum EV for AF of -6.5EV4,5. The high precision AF is effective in even poorly lit or low contrast shooting conditions.
EOS R5 and EOS R6 maintain high-precision focus and tracking regardless of the subject’s size, posture, orientation, or direction of the face helping users to confidently shoot even the most unpredictable subjects.
With built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, the EOS R5 and EOS R6 can be easily connected to a smartphone and networks allowing high-speed file sharing and FTP/FTPS transfer.
This functionality also allows for the cameras to be remotely controlled using the Camera Connect and EOS Utility apps, tethered to a PC or Mac via Wi-Fi or high-speed USB 3.1 Gen 2.
With content delivery just as important as image and video capture, the EOS R5 and EOS R6 support the automatic transfer of image files from the device to the image.canon cloud platform to easily share and print images or integrate with Google Photos9 or Adobe Creative Cloud9 workflows.
Professionals can capture stunning 8K 12-bit RAW video internally using the full width of the sensor for a truly cinematic result with continuous eye and face AF tracking for people and animals.
The EOS R5 also sets new standards for videographers shooting in 4K. Capture 4K DCI (full-frame) and 4K UHD at frame rates up to 120p (119.88fps) with 4:2:2 10-bit quality, enabling high resolution, smooth slow-motion with full AF performance. Users seeking the very highest 4K quality can use the 4K HQ mode to reproduce incredible detail at frame rates up to 30p by internally oversampling 8K footage.
- 8K RAW internal video recording up to 29.97fps (non-cropped)
- 8K internal video recording up to 29.97fps (non-cropped) in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log (H.265) or 4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265)
- 4K internal recording up to 119.88fps (non-cropped) in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log (H.265) or 4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265)
- 4:2:2 10-bit in Canon Log or 4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ output via HDMI at 4K 59.94fps
User demand sees the return of the multi-controller to EOS R5 in addition to touch and drags AF using the 3.2inch vari-angle touch screen with 2.1 million dot resolution.
With Dual Pixel RAW also supported, correction of the focus and contrast in the background and changing the lighting in portraits is possible after capture enhancing creative possibilities choice.
Venkatasubramanian Hariharan, Business Unit Director B2C at Canon Middle East, said: “The launch of the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 marks an exciting moment for us. This latest addition to the EOSR system is an innovation that will redefine the future of storytelling and is designed to meet the growing demands of storytellers around the Middle East region. At Canon, consumers are our core, and or vision, with this launch, is to help Canon users create compelling visual stories and long-lasting vivid memories.”
Introducing three new EOS accessories
A new longer life battery supplied with EOS R5, EOS R6, and compatible with all existing cameras that use the LP-E6 series batteries. LP-E6NH replaces LP-E6N, with an increased capacity of 14% reaching 2130mAh, enabling users to shoot for longer while maintaining compatibility with existing products and accessories.
BG-R10 battery grip
Enables extended, undisturbed shooting with EOS R5 and EOS R6, great for wedding, wildlife and news shooters. The new battery grip gives users the ability to power the bodies using two batteries (LP-E6/N/NH). The grip also offers duplicate controls for easier vertical shooting.
Battery grip style Wi-Fi transmitter and 2x2 MIMO antennas for faster and longer-range transmission, compatible with EOS R5. WFT-R10 also features enhanced network processing enabling SFTP via Wi-Fi and includes a gigabyte speed via the ethernet port.
Canon also launched four new RF lenses and two extenders, the RF 85mm F2 MACRO IS STM, RF 600mm F11 IS STM, RF 800mm F11 IS STM, RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L IS USM, EXTENDER RF 1.4x, EXTENDER RF 2x. The imagePROGRAF PRO-300, an A3+ printer with the quality features of the award-winning imagePROGRAF PRO series, was also launched.
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