Early this morning, Canon announced that they are developing the EOS R5. They haven't announced much as this is a just tech announcement, but what they have shared is incredibly exciting.
8K Video & IBIS
So both 8K video, and In Body Image Stabilisation (IBIS) have been announced as features. Which, either on their own would have been enough to turn a few heads on a Canon Camera. Now we don't know much about either, we don't know what that 8K will look like, will it crop into the sensor, or will it be downsampled? IBIS on a Canon camera is also a very exciting prospect, as most of their competitors already have stabilised sensors, and Canon hasn't had an offering with IBIS until now. It'll be interesting to see just how this IBIS works with Canons RF lenses with IS. Currently, thanks to the increased data capacity on RF lenses, image stabilisation on just the lenses themselves is very good, so will we see some form of dual IS like what Panasonic offer?
The R5 also features dual card slots. We don't know what cards the R5 will use, but that'll come down to how the 8K is going to be processed. Will it be compressed onto SD cards using HEVC/ h.265? Or will Canon opt for CF Express cards, like on the C500 MKII or Canon 1DX MKIII?
Just from this small announcement from Canon, the R5 is looking like it fixes a lot of the problems that people had with the EOS R, and we're very excited to get our hands on the camera once we can. But of course it's early days still, so for all future updates on the EOS R5 keep an eye on our website, or register your interest on the product page for the Canon EOS R5.
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