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Canon launches EOS R5, EOS R6 full-frame mirrorless cameras




Canon has launched two new full-frame mirrorless cameras, the EOS R5 and EOS R6.

The EOS R5 comes with a 45-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, capable of up to 51,200 ISO natively. The EOS R6, on the other hand, comes with a 20MP full-frame sensor, inherited from the flagship EOS-1DX Mark III. It’s capable of achieving up to 102,400 ISO natively, and expand up to 204,800. Both cameras come with a DIGIC X Image Processor, capable of shooting up to 20fps in full resolution, with AF and AE tracking. The mechanical shooter can shoot at a continuous shooting speed of 12fps as well.

The AF coverage area has been expanded to cover the entire sensor, now capable of focusing on any part of the frame. The EOS R5 now has 5,940 manually selectable AF positions, while the EOS R6 has 6,072. Face Tracking with Eye Detection has also been improved, with the new AF Priority mode for either people or animals. Both cameras can also shoot in the dark, with the EOS R5’s Auto Focus Sensitivity of EV -6, and the EOS R6 at EV -6.5.


As for video recording, the EOS R5 is capable of recording 8K Movies at 30 fps, with the option to record 9K RAW movies. Turning the resolution down to 4K allows the EOS R5 to record 4K videos at 120fps. Meanwhile, the EOS R6 is capable of shooting 4K videos at 60fps and 1080p videos at 120fps.

The bodies have also been improved, with both cameras incorporating a 5-axis camera-shake blur correction In-Body Image Stabilizer function. They use a new algorithm thanks to the new imagine engine to process gyro signal data to achieve higher image stabilization effects. Additionally, both cameras now have two card slots, with the EOS R5 capable of accommodating one CFExpress card and one SD card, while the EOS R6 can accommodate two SD memory cards. Lastly, both cameras are built with magnesium alloy bodies with dust and drip-proof construction. The EOS R5’s shutter is also rated for 500,000 cycles shutter durability, while the EOS R6 has a 300,000 cycles shutter durability.

Stay tuned for additional details on both variants’ release, pricing, and availability.



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