Canon EOS R5 and R6 Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras Announced

Canon EOS R5 and R6 Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras Announced

Today Canon introduced their next generation of full-frame mirrorless cameras – the EOS R5 and EOS R6.

  • EOS R5 scheduled to be available at the end of July for an estimated retail price of $3899.00 for the body only

  • EOS R6 scheduled to be available at the end of August for an estimated retail price of $2499.00 for the body only

  • Canon also announced four new RF lenses and a pro printer

The EOS R5 is designed for professionals and features a new 45-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and uncropped 8K video recording up to 29.97 fps. The EOS R6 is made for ‘advanced amateurs’ and features a 20.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and 4K video recording up to 59.94 fps.

What does this mean for photographers/videographers?

With these technical advancements at this price point, the Canon EOS R5/R6 are both a big deal. Both cameras allow for a lot more control and flexibility in photo/video work.

In DP Review’s Initial Impressions post they said: “It’s worth mentioning that the fact that this camera can capture 8K/30p footage also means that it is capable of perfectly oversampled 4K/30p footage. So even if you don’t need 8K, you may be getting some of the most detailed 4K you can find in a consumer camera.”

Let’s dive into some more of the technical details of the R5 and R6 full-frame mirrorless cameras.

canon eos r5 side with lens

Photo: Canon

Technical Details: Canon EOS R5

The EOS R5 has some powerful processors and sensors which make this camera so impressive. It features a new 45 Megapixel CMOS sensor and uses the DIGIC X image processor to get better dynamic and ISO range. On the video side, this beast of a machine can record uncropped 8K RAW video up to 29.97 fps. The camera can also record 4K internal video recording up to 119.88 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log (H.265)/4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265). External recording in 4K is also available up to 59.94 fps.

Additional features:

  • Dual-card slots
  • Built-in 0.5-inch OLED EVF with approximately 5.76 million dots and a 119.88 fps refresh rate
  • 3.2-inch LCD touch screen
  • 5GHz/2.4GHz Built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth Technology
  • Rear-dial and multi-controller for advanced control
  • Ability to voice tag photos and videos

eos r5 camera body

Photo: Canon

canon eos r5 back

Photo: Canon

Technical Details: Canon EOS R6

The EOS R6 is equipped with the EOS-1D X Mark III based 20.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and the DIGIC X image processor with an ISO range of 100-102,400 (expandable up to 204,800).

Internal video recording at 4K is capable up to 59.94 fps or 1080p up to 119.88 fps in 10 bit 4:2:2 Canon Log(H.265) or HDR PQ(H.265). The camera also features a built-in 0.5-inch OLED EVF with approximately 3.69 million dots and a 119.88 fps refresh rate.

Additional features:

  • Dual UHS-II SD card slots
  • 3-inch 1.62 million dots vari-angle LCD touch screen
  • 2.4GHz Built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth Technology
  • Rear-dial and multi-controller for advanced control

canon eos r6

Photo: Canon

canon eos r6 back

Photo: Canon

Pricing and Availability

The Canon EOS R5 is scheduled to be available at the end of July for around $3899.00 USD for the body only and $4999.00 USD for the R5 and RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens kit. Pre-order from Adorama →

The Canon EOS R6 is scheduled to be available at the end of August for an estimated retail price of $2499.00 USD for the body only, $2.899.00 USD for the R6 and RF 24-105 F4-7.1 IS STM lens kit or $3,599.00 USD for the R6 and RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens kit. Pre-order from Adorama →

canon eos r5 dual card slots

Photo: Canon

Canon R5/R6 Impressions Videos and Examples

Additional videos and first impressions videos from professional photographers. Plus watch Canon’s complete feature breakdown for the EOS R5.

Read next: The Best Lenses for the Canon EOS R

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