As we are all in lockdown and there isn’t much to get excited about, here’s some exciting news from Canon. There have been plenty of rumours since Canon dived into the Professional mirrorless market with the launch of their EOS R and RP bodies, the common opinion was that these were prosumer cameras and that professional workhorse offering was in the pipeline.

With all the rumour and conjecture Canon has actually taken the uncharacteristic step of confirming the camera is in development as well as confirming limited specifications of the new Canon EOS R5 and they are impressive to say the least.

Professional mirrorless redefined

Since the emergence of the mirrorless technology it has been arguably Sony that has led the market in sales as well as features. Many loyal Canon and Nikon owner has ditched their allegiance to the recognised ‘top two’ in favour of the Sony A7 and A9 models, the Canon R5 is Canon’s response and although the full specification list is yet to be released it already has fashion photographers eager to throw their money at Canon for the new ‘king of the mirrorless’.

What we do know about this beast of a camera is that it possesses a brand-new sensor alongside an all-new processor. It shoots up to 12FPS on the mechanical shutter, and 20FPS when in silent shutter mode. In a first for Canon in sports In-body image stabilization. This 5-axis stabilization can work in conjunction with Optical IS-equipped RF and EF lenses.

Dual card slots

You’ll get dual pixel CMOS autofocus. And, something that professionals will enjoy is the dual card slots. There are CFexpress and SD UHS-II slots on the camera, giving you access to both technologies.

Video Specs

Offering full sensor width 8K internal RAW recording at up to 29.97fps and 4K at up to 119.88fps* in either 4:2:2 10bit Canon Log or 4:2:2 10bit HDR PQ, EOS R5 allows you to fully expand the world of filmmaking and explore dynamic new ways of telling your story.

*External recording is available up to 4K 59.94 fps only

Canon has been accused in recent years of crippling their own cameras and lagging behind it’s rivals in innovation and features and many people were expecting this camera to lack features which are commonly found in rival products but it seems with this forthcoming product they will be attempting to reclaiming it’s place at the head of the market.

There is no word yet on the stills features release date and the all important price, so we don’t have the full story yet but if the price is similar to that of the EOS 5D MkIV (which it seems to be a successor to) and if the Corona crisis doesn’t hit the manufacturing too hard I imagine this will be THE camera to own in 2020.