Canon confirms no-crop internal 8K RAW video recording on upcoming EOS R5 mirrorless camera
Canon has today issued a press release confirming that the upcoming Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera will indeed shoot 8K internal RAW video up to 29.97fps. It’ll also shoot 4K video at up to 120fps internally, and 4K 60fps externally. Additionally, Canon also confirms that there will be no crop factor when shooting 4K video, either.
There have been a lot of rumours about the EOS R5, and in February Canon did indeed confirm a couple of them. Like, the fact it will shoot 8K video internally. Last month they confirmed that it’ll do it with no crop factor, too. Today, Canon extends this to state that it’s not just 8K video, but 8K RAW video. This was originally rumoured back in January, and thought to be “fantasy” by quite a few critics.
Today’s press release reads as follows…
THE EXCITEMENT BUILDS: CANON ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL IN-DEMAND SPECIFICATIONS OF THE EOS R5 FULL-FRAME MIRRORLESS CAMERA
MELVILLE, N.Y., April 20, 2020 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today is sharing additional specifications of the highly anticipated Canon EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera currently in development. The newly released information divulges further details on the 8K video recording capability, IBIS and more.
Newly Announced Details of The Canon EOS R5 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera include:
- 8K RAW internal video recording up to 29.97 fps
- 8K internal video recording up to 29.97 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log (H.265)/4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265).
- 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). 4K external recording is also available up to 59.94 fps.
- No crop 8K and 4K video capture using the full-width of the sensor.*
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF available in all 8K and 4K recording modes.
- Canon Log available in 8K and 4K internal recording modes.
- A Canon first, the EOS R5 will feature 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilization, which works in conjunction with Optical IS equipped with many of the RF and EF lenses.
- Dual-card slots: 1x CFexpress and 1x SD UHS-II.
To learn more about the Canon EOS R5 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera and the additional information announced, please visit, usa.canon.com/EOSR5
*When in 8K RAW, 8K/4K DCI modes.
Good news for those who’d been interested in picking up the EOS R5, and even though Canon says that it’s not a replacement model or upgrade to the Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR, many existing users will likely see it that way, with a fairly substantial increase in resolution and capability.
Exactly when the camera will become available, though is anybody’s guess. Originally, many expected that the EOS R5 might be officially announced at next month’s Photokina. That’s obviously not going to happen. Even without the event itself, an EOS R announcement seems unlikely next month, given the current global situation. We may not have an official announcement until October.
Whenever it does come, though, I suspect the EOS R5 will make a lot of people very happy.
John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.