For several years the international mirrorless camera market was ruled by Sony, Panasonic, Fujifilm, and Blackmagic. While users were adopting the more compact and feature-packed mirrorless cameras, Canon was still producing DSLRs. However, Canon turned the tables with the introduction of its new mirrorless lineup namely EOS R on October 25, 2018.
After the immense success of the first-generation EOS R, Canon has now launched two new flagship mirrorless cameras namely Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6. These two flagship cameras bring some groundbreaking features like internal 8K video recording support and many more.
So here’s everything you need to know about Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6.
Canon EOS R5: Specifications And Pricing
Canon EOS R5 features a Full-Frame 45-megapixel sensor and the design ergonomics of the mirrorless camera are similar to its predecessor EOS R. The entire Lumix GH series is praised for its great weather-sealed body design and this time around canon has also offered weather-sealed body on the EOS R5. The camera can now be used in challenging environmental conditions.
This hybrid camera can be used by both photographers and filmmakers. Some of the major highlights of the Canon EOS R5 are 8K raw video recording, 12 fps continuous shooting, dual memory card slots, 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization, Dual Pixel CMOS AF. Similar to the 5D series, Canon EOS R5 sports dedicated headphone and microphone ports for recording and live monitoring.
EOS R5 features a new High-resolution 5.67m-dot 0.5″ electronic viewfinder that features a 120 fps refresh rate. Additionally, there’s a 3.2-inch 2.1m-dot LCD touchscreen that comes in handy for controlling the camera. As for wireless connectivity, the camera features dual-band Wi-Fi coupled with Bluetooth v5.0.
EOS R5 can record a maximum of Raw 12-Bit DCI 8K footage at 29.97p. Additionally, if the quality is limited to UHD 4K the camera can record up to 119.88p. EOS R5 supports 4:2:2 10-Bit external recording. The body of Canon EOS R5 retails for a price of Rs. 3,39,995. Lastly, every existing R series lens is compatible with the EOS R5.
Canon EOS R6: Specifications And Pricing
Apart from some downgrades, the EOS R6 is almost similar to the EOS R5. Unlike the EOS R5, EOS R6 features a 20.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor. The camera supports a maximum of 4K video recording at 60fps. EOS R6 is powered by the same Digic X processor and it comes with canon’s new Dual Pixel CMOS AF II autofocus technology.
The body of Canon EOS R6 retails for a price of Rs. 2,15,995. These new cameras can be purchased through Canon Image Squares and authorized retailers starting August.
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