Canon has officially announced the EOS R5 and R6 Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras along with Four RF Lenses, and Two RF Lens Extenders. The EOS R5 is a camera designed for professional applications featuring a new 45-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and uncropped 8K video recording up to 29.97 fps. The EOS R6 is geared towards advanced amateurs featuring a 20.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and 4K video recording up to 59.94 fps.
Both the EOS R5 and EOS R6 cameras feature a mechanical shutter to capture fast action, and can shoot up to 12 fps and up to 20 fps when using the completely silent shutter. 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. Adding to the feature set is the 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilizer, having coordinated control with Optical Image Stabilizer in IS equipped RF lenses. This provides up to 8 stops of shake correction.
The EOS R5 is scheduled to be available at the end of July for an estimated retail price of $3,899.00US for the body only, and the EOS R6 should be available at the end of August at an estimated MSRP of $2499.00US for the body only.
Canon has also introduced four RF lenses and two RF lens extenders: The Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM, Canon RF600mm F11 IS STM, Canon RF800mm F11 IS STM, and RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM lenses. In addition to the lenses, there are two new RF lens extenders, a 1.4x and a 2x model, allowing for users to extend their compatible RF lens focal lengths.
For more information please visit, www.usa.canon.com/virtualproductlaunch