The Canon EOS R5 is confirmed to shoot 8K raw video footage, with dual card slots, one CFexpress and one SD UHS-II, and five stops of in-body image stabilization (IBIS) that works in combination with the IS in RF lenses.
There are some pretty huge numbers in the specs announced today:
- 8K raw, non-cropped, internal recording at up to 29.97 fps
- Non-cropped, internal recording 8K video capture at up to 29.97 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit in Canon Log (H.265) or 4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265)
- Non-cropped internal recording 4K video capture at up to 119.88 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit in Canon Log (H.265) or 4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265)
- 4:2:2 10-bit in Canon Log or 4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ output via HDMI at 4K 59.94 fps
- Dual Pixel AF is available in all video modes at all resolutions and frame rates
- Five-axis optical IBIS, enabling lens IS and camera IBIS to be combined
- Dual card slots: one CFexpress and oneSD UHS-II
Drew MacCallum, Technical Advisor at Canon USA, had this to say:
For those of you that may not be ready for 8K, the R5 will be able to capture 4K up to 120 fps with 4:2:2 10-bit Canon log.
Autofocus has also greatly been enhanced, with face and eye-focus, which also includes the ability to track dogs, cats, and birds using the newly designed Dual Pixel AF CMOS sensor. With those specs, it’s going to pack a serious punch when it comes to storage, so that’s why the R5 comes with dual card memory slots, one CFexpress and one SD UHS-II compared to the EOS R's single SD card slot. No details have yet been revealed to confirm the sensor's stills resolution, but looking at the rumors spreading around the internet, we think it'll likely sit around the mid-to-high 40s.
It looks like Canon still has a rough launch date of early June 2020 and they're still teasing us with the R5's capabilities, but looking at the cinema-style video capabilities confirmed today, it's shaping up to be one heck of a camera, perfect for hybrid shooters that want Canon log video footage and extremely detailed stills.