Today was a big day for Canon! After launching the C300 Mark III and a couple of amazing 4K cine/broadcast lenses, Canon revealed more 4K and 8K video specs of their upcoming Canon EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera.
The EOS R5 is currently in development and today’s video specifications reveal a lot about Canon’s renewed commitment to video creators.
You can read below the official video specs and details on the 8K video recording, 4K capability, IBIS and more.
You can see the previously released Canon EOS R5 development details here.
The newly announced details of the EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera include insane specs such as 8K/30 RAW video and 4K/120fps internal 10bit 4:2:2:
Canon EOS R5 4K and 8K Video Specs:
- 8K/30p RAW internal video
- 8K/30p internal video in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log (H.265)
- 4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265) also supported.
- 4K/120fps in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log (H.265)/4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265).
- Up to 4K/60p external recording is also available
- 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.
- 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilization
- works with Optical IS equipped with many of the RF and EF lenses.
- Dual-card slots: 1x CFexpress and 1x SD UHS-II.
Here is a screen grab from the Canon Virtual Press Conference, which just ended an hour ago.
To learn more about the Canon EOS R5 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera and the additional information announced, please visit, www.usa.canon.com/EOSR5
Many people doubted Canon’s commitment to hybrid video/stills cameras, present company included. From today’s announcement, we clearly see Canon’s proven us wrong! They are back in the game with a vengeance; the EOS R5 will be the most advanced video-oriented stills camera ever made!
Like many Canon video users, I also switched to the Sony a7 III a while ago at a time when Sony was leading the pack in terms of advanced video features. However it seems that Sony is really dropping the ball lately by staying quiet and complacent on their A7s II replacement.
It has been more than four years, and the A7s II is no longer relevant. And now, the 2 year old A7 III feels like a Canon 5D II with its limited 8bit internal video recording.
Sony has to come back swinging with the A7S III very soon, and with very impressive specs. Because the EOS R5 will be the camera to beat in 2020. And probably 2021 and beyond…