Small body.

Ridiculous power.

At 45 megapixels, it’s the highest-resolution camera from Canon’s lineup, not counting the EOS 5DS from 2015. It shoots full-resolution stills at up to 20fps or 12fps using the mechanical or using the electronic shutter, for around 350 JPEGs or 180 raw files.

The Canon EOS R5 will be available to buy from July 30 for $3,899 / £4,199 / AU$6,899.

It is some serious money, particularly when you think about the COVID age we find ourselves in, however it is very much in the ballpark of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV’s original pricing, which started at $3,499 / £3,599 / AU$5,060 when it launched in 2016.

Is the Canon EOS R5 expensive? Obviosly. An unreasonable amount though? with all it offers.. maybe not…

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Key Features

8k 30p

Shoot 8k 30p video in RAW and 4:2:2 10 bit C log

No crop

8K recording using the full width of the sensor with no crop at up to 30p

Dual Pixel AF II

100% coverage of Dual Pixel CMOS AF II is available in all 8K recording modes

Subject Tracking

Next level tracking with human and animal eye, face and head detect.

Canon introduces 8K.

What does that mean?

If you are a Photographer, Videographer or a everyday consumer you have heard of terms like HD, Full HD and 4K. These formats have all been in use for some time and if you have purchased a TV in the last 20(ish) years its the go to way to rate the “Quality” of the picutre. A question i was always asked back in the days i sold cameras, TV’s, computers etc was does it matter, the answer of course being… sometimes.

With the introduction of 8K you are not really going to be able to watch 8K footage all of a sudden as the are a handful of 8K screens on the market. The real importance with the 4 times detail than 4K is when croping and generally editing. The best way of thinking about it is you can always take pixels and “quality” away but you can’t add it on.

In summary 8K is not a crucial feature to have however it will be a masive hit with the Photographers and Videographers of the world. Check out the image to the right to see a example of the TLDR explination above.

 Image credit: Canon

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