That's what one of the internet's most popular photographers and reviewers said about the rumored specs on the Canon EOS R5 II, due for release in 2023. Take a look inside to see why he made such a huge statement.
In a recent article, I talked about the incredible quality of photography gear, from camera bodies to lenses, that most of the big brands produce these days. That list of brands includes Canon, Nikon, Sony, and many others you might want to throw in there. It was in response to a video in which the creator, a dedicated Sony user, got his hands on the Canon EOS R5 and accompanying lenses and absolutely loved the Canon user experience. "Why be surprised," I asked. Every established maker out there these days in all sorts of industries produce wonderful products, so it shouldn't come as a shock that a competing brand is good. But every now and then, a particular model comes out that, for whatever reason, blows its competitors away. Is that what we're about to see from Canon?
That question brings us to this great video by Tony Northrup, in which he discusses the new Canon EOS R5 Mark II, due for release some time next year. The Northrups have 1.25 million YouTube subscribers, so they have some serious clout in the industry, and their opinions and views obviously matter to people and companies alike. So, for Tony to say, in the first 30 seconds of the video, that the Canon EOS R5 Mark II has some "amazing specs that completely blow away the Sony a7R V and the Nikon Z9" certainly warrants our attention. Some rumored specs include an increased sensor size from 45 MP to 61 MP and the ability to create 240 MP pixel-shift images. But they're not what Northrup's most excited about. To see what really gets him going, give the video a look and let me know your thoughts below.