New photo leak shows Canon EOS R5 video modes, specs suggest 5G, weather sealing, vertical grip

Jul 7, 2020

John Aldred

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.

New photo leak shows Canon EOS R5 video modes, specs suggest 5G, weather sealing, vertical grip

Jul 7, 2020

John Aldred

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.

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While Canon is preparing to officially announce the EOS R5 and EOS R6 mirrorless cameras in a couple of days, more information is leaking early, including a photo posted to Canon Watch that reveals more information about the EOS R5’s video modes. We’ve also received a tip here at DIYP from a trusted reliable source that reports some interesting details about both the EOS R5 and EOS R6.

First, let’s have a look at that photo of the EOS R5 flippy out LCD. Canon Watch says that it was a 512GB memory card inside the camera, which looks to hold about twenty-one and a half minutes of 8K DCI RAW footage at 24 frames per second. The menu on the screen also shows the availability of both 8K DCI (8192 x 4320) and 8K UHD (7680 x 4320) footage, as well as 4K DCI and 4K UHD.

CW also says that there is no crop in both 8K30fps or 4K120fps modes and that running the 8K RAW video for 20 minutes straight does not cause any overheating issues. One thing that might be a little disappointing to some is that there’s apparently no dual recording of video to both cards. So, if you are shooting 8K RAW but want to quickly look through low-res, low-bandwidth proxy files, it looks like you might be out of luck.

In the list of details sent to us by our source, some we already knew. Some of it may confirm other rumours or at least give them a little more weight. Some of it is new information entirely – but possibly things people had hoped for or expected to happen.

  • The 8K will be full-frame without a crop (this we knew)
  • It will have “5G/WiFi” and Bluetooth connectivity (5G’s new, but they may just mean 5Ghz WiFi)
  • The EOS R5 will be weather sealed (no news about the R6)
  • The focus system of the EOS R6 will be the same as the R5 (this confirms a previous rumour)
  • The joystick on the body is back!
  • “The external grip will be the same for the R5 and R6” (I’ve quoted this one because I’m not entirely sure whether they mean it’ll just feel the same to hold or if both models using the regular grip on the side or if they will receive a vertical grip that’s compatible with both cameras)
  • The EOS R5 will have dual CFexpress and UHS-II SD card slots (Canon has confirmed this)

The bit about “5G/WiFi” is potentially confusing. Do they mean you can actually throw a sim card in here and connect to a 5G network? Or do they just mean it’s compatible with regular old 5Ghz WiFi (as opposed to the regular even older 2.4Ghz WiFi)? I would suspect the latter, but you never know given the online and social media lean that cameras seem to be getting these days.

If the “external grip” does indeed mean a vertical grip, then that will keep the portrait shooters happy. Canon does have the BG-E22 vertical grip for the EOS R, though, so it’s not something new to their mirrorless system – unlike Nikon who it seems may finally be planning to release something with the next iteration of Z6 and Z7 models.

In two days, though, hopefully all our questions will be answered.

[Photo via Canon Watch]

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John Aldred

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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.

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8 responses to “New photo leak shows Canon EOS R5 video modes, specs suggest 5G, weather sealing, vertical grip”

  1. David Morton Avatar
    David Morton

    Don’t want video, just a decent stills camera please.

    1. Christian Chaney Avatar
      Christian Chaney

      So maybe R6 is for you !

    2. MegaNickels Avatar
      MegaNickels

      Amans. It seems the technological advancements on new cameras seem to be mainly aimed at the video market.

    3. Htoo Tay Zar Avatar
      Htoo Tay Zar

      Still cameras are already decents since last five years ago. Whats more do you need to go out and start shooting? I’m still using battle worn 5D Mark III for still picture.

  2. Jolyon Ralph Avatar
    Jolyon Ralph

    5Ghz Wifi for sure. 5G cellular would have been declared in the Wireless certification certificates. It wasn’t, but 5Ghz Wifi was.

    1. Daris Fox Avatar
      Daris Fox

      Aye, people keeping conflating 5G cellular with 5Ghz Wifi (WLAN 802.11 a/n/ac) which are completely different standards and purposes. The 5 in 5G has nothing to do with frequency but generation, with it’s WiFi counterpart being WiFi 6/AX,

    2. Robin Mascall Avatar
      Robin Mascall

      It would be good to have cellular connectivity for some I guess. Doing a live backup of your images during a shoot directly to a cloud service could be beneficial

  3. Brandon Margot Avatar
    Brandon Margot

    Definitely will just be 5ghz.