Canon EOS R5 and R6 Officially Announced

No more rumors needed after Canon’s confirmed EOS R5/R6 Specs

The rumors about the EOS R5 have been confirmed, it is real, and it shoots 8K RAW video internally.

Now with that out of the way, let’s look a little deeper into what makes the new mirrorless cameras from Canon so special.

The EOS R5 and R6, announced by Canon U.S.A., Inc. on July 9, are capable of shooting high-speed photography, featuring a mechanical shutter of 12 frames-per-second (fps), and a silent, electronic shutter at 20 fps.

Another shared feature between the R5 and R6 is Canon’s new Dual Pixel CMOS AF II sensor and DIGIC X processor,

“Both cameras are the first to be outfitted with Canon’s advanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF II which utilizes up to approximately100 percent coverage of the AF area and EOS iTR AF X incorporating AF tracking algorithms using deep learning technology and enhanced readout speed of the CMOS sensor and processing speed thanks to the DIGIC X image processor.”

The newly designed Dual Pixel CMOS AF II sensor and DIGIC X processor promise to improve autofocus when photographing or filming people and animals.

Canon is promising blur-free images with their touted 8 stops of shake correction, using the 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilizer along with the Optical Image Stabilizer in IS equipped RF lenses.

Both the EOS R5 and R6 cameras feature a new LP-E6NH battery with a higher capacity than the previous model.

With a full-suite of upgrades from the original EOS R and RP, the R5 and R6 hold their own against offerings from competitors like Sony and Nikon.

Pricing

The EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera body will be available at the end of July for an estimated retail price of $3899.00, and $4999.00 for the R5 and RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens kit**.

The EOS R6 full-frame mirrorless camera body will be available at the end of August for an estimated retail price of $2499.00, $2.899.00 for the R6 and RF 24-105 F4-7.1 IS STM lens kit, or $3,599.00 for the R6 and RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens kit.

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