The Rumors are True: The Canon EOS R5 is in Development

Turns out the rumors are true; Canon recently announced the development plans for the first camera in their mirrorless pro-line—the Canon EOS R5. This powerhouse full-frame camera features 8K video recording, allowing for the production of higher-quality 4K video as well as the ability to obtain high-resolution still images from footage.

Newly Announced Details of The Canon EOS R5 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera include:

  • 8K RAW internal video recording up to 29.97 fps
  • 8K internal video recording up to 29.97 fps in 4:2:2
  • 10-bit Canon Log (H.265)/4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265).
  • 4K internal video recording up to 119.88 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log (H.265)/4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265).
  • 4K external recording is also available up to 59.94 fps.
  • No crop 8K and 4K video capture using the full-width of the sensor.*
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF available in all 8K and 4K recording modes.
  • Canon Log available in 8K and 4K internal recording modes.
  • A Canon first, the EOS R5 will feature 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilization, which works in conjunction with Optical IS equipped with many of the RF and EF lenses.
  • Dual-card slots: 1x CFexpress and 1x SD UHS-II.

To learn more about the Canon EOS R5 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera and the additional information announced, please visit,

Canon EOS R5 and RF 100-500 F4.5-7.1 Canon EOS R5 and RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1

It will also feature a newly developed CMOS sensor that will allow for advanced specs like continuous shooting up to 20 FPS using an electronic shutter and 12 FPS with a mechanical shutter.

Canon users will be pleased after learning that this will be the first mirrorless camera to incorporate a high-performance in-body stabilization (IBIS) system that will work in tandem with the in-lens stabilization (IS), allowing for shooting in low-light conditions not previously possible.

Another feature that was highly sought after with the EOS R is a dual card slot, ensuring the ability to shoot fast and safely. In addition, the EOS R5 will support automatic image transfers to the cloud platform which will be launched in April.

And if that’s not enough, Canon announced seven RF lenses and two RF lens extenders scheduled for release this year, including the RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM, Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x. This camera will be a game-changer for professional photographers around the world. Not to mention, with the new 100-500 f/4.5-7.1 lens, sports and action photographers would have the ultimate set-up. The Canon EOS R5 is scheduled to be released sometime this year, until then we'll be very impatiently waiting. 



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Mike Meservy

Mike Meservy

Anybody know if it has GPS built in??
Ted York

Ted York

Jens – Please call Canon and tell them to hurry things up. I’m dying for that camera, and the 100 to 500! 8-)


Yeah, I just purchased the EOS R last month, knowing full well that the R5 was coming later this year. But I was replacing a 15-yr old 5D and didn’t want to wait any longer. I’m sure I’l be back in the store later this year working on the upgrade. But the R will be a great backup camera and one my kids can use with school classes, if need be.

Les Tirmenstein

Les Tirmenstein

Dang! I’m already lusting for this camera and I’ve still got a new R unopened in the box I purchased from you months ago. So my question is: will you accept a kidney in trade for two R5 bodies? I rarely drink and have never had any renal calculi, so it’s in pretty good shape. Let’s talk…..

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