Interchangeable Lens Digital Cameras

Compact System Cameras




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Marketed July 2020
Original Price Open price
Specifications Open PDF (271KB)

This camera achieves the highest level of resolving power1 in the history of the EOS series thanks to its newly developed full-frame CMOS sensor boasting approximately 45 million effective pixels2 and a new DIGIC X image processor. What’s more, when using the electronic shutter, the EOS R5 realizes up to approximately 20 frames-per-second (FPS) of continuous shooting, and up to approximately 12 FPS when using the mechanical shutter and electronic curtain3.

Autofocus performance has also been improved for the EOS R5, supported by faster signal readout speeds made possible by the new CMOS sensor and faster processing speeds enabled by the DIGIC X image processor. Canon’s new Dual Pixel CMOS AF II technology improves the camera’s autofocus performance. In addition, distance measurement ranges have been expanded to cover up to approximately 100% (H) and 100% (W) of the camera’s monitor4. In addition, when shooting still images, the AF system can automatically select from a maximum of 1,053 points5 on the AF frame. What’s more, the AF system can detect not only eyes, faces and heads of human subjects in frame, but also eyes, faces and bodies6 of dogs, cats and birds, helping to improve the rate of successful image capture.

For the EOS R5, canon has taken the lead over worldwide7 competitors by including 8K/30p video capture functionality8. Users can also capitalize on the rich data volume of 8k video to record video in high-quality 4K. The new camera is also the first in the EOS series to feature IBIS with 5.0 stops of stabilization. When paired with the is functionality of attached RF lenses, IS can reach a maximum of 8.0 stops9, making it easier to capture images in scenarios prone to camera shake, such as when using longer focal lengths or when shooting with the camera in hand.

1 Confirmed on ISO12233 CIPA Resolution Chart. Based on Canon research.
2 Actual pixel count: approximately 47.1 million pixels.
a) Does not include EF-S lenses. When used with fully open aperture. Speed of continuous shooting may vary depending on the following: shutter speed, aperture, aperture status during continuous shooting, conditions related to subject, brightness (e.g. when shooting in dark environments), and model of lens used.
b) When using RF lenses and certain EF lenses. Continuous shooting speed can vary by up to 3 steps, depending on such factors as type of battery used, level of charge remaining in battery, use of battery grip (and number of batteries inserted), power supply (DC coupler or USB adapter), model of lens used, temperature and use of built-in Wi-Fi. Maximum continuous shooting speed may be reduced depending on the conditions described above, as well as shutter speed, aperture, use of flash, flicker reduction settings, conditions related to subject, brightness (e.g. when shooting in dark environments).
4 With “Face+Tracking” enabled and use of RF lenses (excluding the RF600mm F11 IS STM, RF800mm F11 IS STM, Extender RF1.4x, Extender RF2x), EF lenses (excluding some in-production models) or the Extender EF III (depending on mode setting of attached lens) when subject frame is displayed. May not be supported during certain scenarios or due to certain conditions related to the subject.
5 With “Face+Tracking” enabled and subject not detected.
6 Depending on the subject, animal autofocus may not properly identify the subject as an animal. In addition, non-dog/cat/bird subjects may be identified by animal autofocus.
7 Among interchangeable-lens cameras released prior to July 8, 2020. According to a Canon survey. IS abilities also apply to the EOS R6.
8 8K (29.97 FPS / 25.00 FPS). Only when crop mode set to ”Disable”. Due to temperature increase within the camera body during recording, the maximum duration of 8K video recording (RAW/DCI/UHD) is approximately 20 minutes (when camera is at room/regular temperature).
9 When using the RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM (released in October 2018) at a focal length of 105mm. Based on CIPA standards. Depending on date of purchase of lens, firmware updates may be required.