If the CanonRumors ‘scoop’, also reported on extensively by other websites, is completely true, Canon will announce the Canon EOS R5 on or around February 13, for release mid-year.
If the rumoured R5 turns out to be a real thing, it indicates Canon has upped the ante in the full-frame mirrorless stakes, with a camera boasting a 45 megapixel sensor, in-camera image stabilisation – the first in the Canon R series to have IBIS – and perhaps more fancifully, some form of 8K/30 fps video.
If it’s partially true, some of the above and some of the specs below might be facts or lily-gilding. It’s a slow news week, so for what it’s worth, here’s Canon Rumors list of specs to date:
– 45mp full-frame CMOS sensor;
– IBIS: 5 stops with IBIS alone, 7-8 stops of correction when used with in-lens stabilisation. Really?
– 12fps mechanical, 20fps electronic shutter;
– Scroll wheel added to the back, no touch bar;
– Liveview/Movie toggle like EOS DSLRs;
– Larger capacity battery, but looks like the LP-E6;
– 8K@30fps; 4K@120fps; 4K@60fps;
– Built-in 5GHz WiFi;
But wait, there’s more! Canon Rumors followed up the R5 rumour with an R6 rumour! How incredible. This is a camera which might be announced in May. It might also have a 20-meg full frame CMOS sensor and also include IBIS. Who knows if Camera Rumors is on the money or just talking through their Rs?