Canon Announces Development EOS R5 Next-Generation Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera & New RF Series Lenses

Canon have announced that it is currently developing the EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera — containing CMOS sensor, image processing, optical and other state-of-the-art technologies the company has cultivated through its long history of camera development. In line with this, the company plans to release a total of 9 RF lenses currently in development over the course of 2020.

The new full-frame mirrorless camera currently under development will fully leverage the advantages of the EOS R System to realise high-speed continuous shooting, 8K video recording and expanding the boundaries of visual expression. It can also contribute to more efficient workflows thanks to improved transmission functionality, operability and reliability.

The EOS R5, which is the first of the next-generation full-frame mirrorless cameras in the company’s EOS R System, will include a newly developed CMOS sensor that makes possible advanced features such as high-speed continuous shooting – up to approximately 20 frames per second (FPS) using an electronic shutter and up to approximately 12 FPS using a mechanical shutter – to facilitate shooting of athletes at sporting events and other fast-moving subjects.

The EOS R5 is also all set to be the first Canon camera equipped with a high-performance coordinated Image Stabilization (IS) system that integrates the camera’s in-body IS with IS systems on attached RF lenses. The camera will also feature dual media card slots and support automatic transfers of image files from the device to the cloud platform.

In line with its users’ needs, Canon has launched the RF24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM, the smallest and lightest RF zoom lens available to date and weighing only 395g with a length of 88.8mm. Reasonably priced and available as a kit lens for EOS R and EOS RP, the zoom lens offers an affordable option for users who wish to jump into the full-frame bandwagon by adopting the new EOS R system.

Looks like it’s going to be an eventful 2020 from Canon, which can only be good news for both budding and professional photographers.

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