JUST ANNOUNCED: Canon Officially Unveils EOS R5 and EOS R6

9 July 2020 | Category: General News

JUST ANNOUNCED:  Canon Officially Unveils EOS R5 and EOS R6

 

With anticipation for the last few months at a fever pitch, Canon has finally introduced its next generation of full-frame mirrorless cameras – the EOS R5 and EOS R6. These ground-breaking cameras are the result of many years of collecting and listening to feedback from Canon users and are sure to meet the needs and demands of a variety of creators. 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 and features a 20.1 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and 4K video recording up to 59.94 fps. The addition of the EOS R5 and the EOS R6 cameras within the EOS R series line-up further solidifies Canon’s commitment to providing the equipment needed for creators to bring their content to the next level.

Canon is also introducing 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. All four new lenses have been designed to meet the ever-expanding demands of skilled creatives who capture amazing imagery using EOS R series cameras, including the new EOS R5 and EOS R6. In addition to the lenses, there are two new RF lens extenders, a 1.4x and a 2x model, allowing for users to take their compatible RF lens focal lengths even farther

“For all of the Canon research and development team members who worked tirelessly on the production of these new products, today marks the culmination of a long journey. For those people looking for the next great tools to work with to expand their creative possibilities, the door is now wide open,” said Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Canon U.S.A.’s Imaging Technologies & Communications Group. “The industry has asked for new products that can push their levels of creativity to new heights, and we are confident that the EOS R5 and EOS R6, alongside the new lenses and lens extenders, will fulfil those needs and more.”

Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6

Both the EOS R5 and EOS R6 cameras have the ability to capture the action of a variety of fast-moving subjects with impressive accuracy and speed. When using the mechanical shutter, each 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 utilises up to approximately 100 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 1,053 automatically selected AF zones are made even more potent by the ability to detect the human eye, face or head as well as the eye, face or body of animals such as dogs, cats and even birds. Adding to the feature set is the 5-axis in-body image stabiliser, having coordinated control with optical image stabiliser in IS equipped RF lenses. This provides up to 8 stops of shake correction, a feature that many creators have long asked for from Canon. Both the EOS R5 and R6 cameras come with a new LP-E6NH battery with a higher capacity than the previous model.

Canon EOS R5

Canon EOS R5 hire

As the new flagship model in the EOS R series line-up, the EOS R5 camera has features that pack a punch for a variety of users who create both still and video content. It has a powerful 45-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and is driven by the speedy DIGIC X image processor, giving wide dynamic range as well as boasting an ISO range of 100-51,200 that is expandable up to 102,400. In a camera full of eye-popping features, one that really stands out is the ability to record uncropped 8K RAW internal video recording up to 29.97 fps and 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). The camera can also record 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). External recording in 4K is also available up to 59.94 fps. When in DCI modes, the 8K and 4K video recording is uncropped and Dual Pixel CMOS AF II is available in all 8K and 4K recording modes. Additional features of the EOS R5 camera include:

• Dual-card slots: 1x CFexpress and 1x SD UHS-II
• Built-in 0.5-inch OLED EVF with approximately 5.76 million dots and a • 119.88 fps refresh rate
• 3.2-inch 2.1 million dots vari-angle LCD touch screen
• 5GHz/2.4GHz Built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth Technology with the ability to utilise the image.canon application, as well as optional WFT-R10A wireless file transmitter with Ethernet support
• Enhanced operating controls such as rear-dial multi-controller
• The ability to voice tag photos and videos
• Weather, drip and dust sealing on par with the EOS 5D series

Canon EOS R6

Canon EOS R6 hire

The EOS R6 camera is well-equipped with a host of new features to push the limits of creativity for imaging enthusiasts. The combination of the EOS-1D X Mark III based 20.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and the DIGIC X image processor produces an ISO range of 100-102,400 and is expandable to 204,800. Internal video recording at 4K is capable up to 59.94 fps or 1080p up to 119.88 fps in 10 bit 4:2:2 Canon Log(H.265) or HDR PQ(H.265). The camera also features a built-in 0.5-inch OLED EVF with approximately 3.69 million dots and a 119.88 fps refresh rate. Additional features of the EOS R6 camera include:

• Dual UHS-II SD card slots
• 3-inch 1.62 million dots vari-angle LCD touch screen
• 2.4GHz Built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth Technology with the ability to utilise the image.canon application
• Enhanced operating controls such as rear-dial and multi-controller
• Weather, drip and dust sealing on par with the EOS 6D series

Battery Accessory

The optional BG-R10 battery grip accessory will be available for both the EOS R5 and EOS R6 full-frame mirrorless cameras. The BG-R10 accommodates up to two batteries and is compatible with the new LP-E6NH, LP-E6N and LP-E6 batteries. The convenient BG-R10 grip accessory can also improve handling for users while capturing portrait photography.

Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

 

Canon 100-500mm hire

 

The Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM is a high-performance and versatile super-telephoto zoom lens that will find its way into the bags of many photographers. The compact and lightweight lens features optical image stabilisation of up to five stops of shake correction with three different IS modes, including standard, panning and during exposure only. Two Nano USM motors are at the heart of this lens and provide users with high-speed, smooth and quiet auto focus with a minimum focusing distance of three feet. Additional features of the Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM include:

• Rotation-type zoom ring and torque adjustment allows for precision control and feel
• Customisable control ring that enables photographers to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO
• 12-pin communication system
• Canon L-Series grade dust and weather-resistant construction with a fluorine coating
• Lens hood with side window allows specialty filters to be adjusted even while lens hood is attached

Canon RF600mm and 800mm F11 IS STM

 

Canon 600mm 800mm

The Canon RF600mm and RF800mm F11 IS STM lenses are the first fixed focal length super-telephoto RF lenses and are incredibly compact and lightweight. The portability of the new lenses is made even greater due to the ability for the lens barrel to retract and lock in place when the lenses are stowed away and not in use. Diffractive optic technology helps to reduce the necessary number of lens elements and greatly diminishes the cost of the lenses, making them affordable for a broader group of photographers. Additional features of the Canon RF600mm and RF800mm F11 IS STM lenses include:

• Lightweight - the RF600mm weighs approximately 2.05lb and the RF800mm weighs approximately 2.78lb, respectively
• Compact size, RF600mm measures approximately 7.85inch and RF800mm with measures approximately 11.09inch when retracted, respectively
• Fixed f/11 aperture
• Optical image stabilisation of five stops for the RF600mm and four stops for the RF800mm of shake correction
• Lead screw-type STM enables smooth auto focusing for still-image and video shooting
• Customisable control ring that allows photographers to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO
• 12-pin communication system

Canon RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM

Canon RF 85mm

The third RF85mm lens in the RF line-up, the Canon RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM is compact and lightweight, featuring a bright f/2 aperture helping to capture images that have exceptional bokeh. The lens features a maximum magnification of 0.5x and a minimum focusing distance of 1.15 feet, providing users with macro-photography capability. Additional features of the Canon RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM include:

• Optical image stabilisation with up to five stops of shake correction
• Hybrid IS compensates for angular and shift camera shake during macro photography
• Control ring for direct setting changes
•12-pin communication system
• Nine blade circular aperture

RF lens extenders

Lens extenders have long been a practical and useful tool for a variety of photographers. That story continues with the introduction of the Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x. The new lens extenders inherit the same high image quality, precision AF and reliability – such as being drip and dustproof – of EF lens extenders. When used in combination with the newly released compatible lenses, the capturing range can be dramatically increased, providing consumers with additional use cases for their existing RF lenses.

REIMAGINE - A Canon Product Launch

 

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Canon EOS R5

Canon EOS R6

Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

Canon RF600mm

Canon 800mm F11 IS STM

Canon RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM