High hopes for high-specs Canon camera

High hopes for high-specs Canon camera

Game-changer or just hype, can Canon live up to high-specs and anticipated expectations of a camera currently in development?

This week Canon announced more details on the upcoming EOS R5 with more clarity on its top specifications.

Some of the key features include video capture up to 8K RAW internally up to 29.97fps.

Canon says it is in development as a response to the growing demand for content creators to shoot high-quality film and stills.

It will capture non-cropped 8K RAW video in 4:2:2, 10-bit in Canon Log (H.265) or 4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265) and non-cropped internal recording 4K up to 119.88fps.

Another first for Canon EOS cameras is 5-axis optical IBIS (In-Body Image Stabilisation) enabling Lens IS and camera IBIS to be combined. It will also come with advanced animal AF — recognising dogs, cats and birds.

However, Canon doesn’t specify if this includes animal eye AF, something Sony’s range of A7 and A9 cameras introduced last year.

The EOS will also feature dual card slots — 1x CFexpress and 1x SD UHS-II and 12fps using the mechanical shutter and the electronic shutter offering 20fps.

Crucially, there’s no confirmed price or release date.

Also, there’s no mention of how many megapixels it will have or many other stills specifications including dynamic range and ISO performance.

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