Canon launched the most advanced professional mirrorless full-frame camera in the series. Finally, the most awaited Canon EOS R5 Mirror-less Camera launched on 9th July 2020. The advanced technology in the new EOS R5 will definitely be going to rule the industry. By all means, this newly launched full frame camera is said to have great impact in the industry. Especially for it being comprising 45 megapixel resolution, in-body Image Stabilization, 8K video capability and 5-axis image stabilization. Not only that, it has the People and Animal detection capability and many more. So, let’s see what are the key features, specifications and technology of Canon EOS R5 mirrorless digital full frame camera.

Canon launched EOS R6 mirrorless camera on the same day 9th July 2020 along with the EOS R5. Not only that, the big deal also consisted of launching of four new RF lenses, two extenders and a printer. Further, lets see what Canon has to offer us with Canon EOS R5 “The Born to Rule”

Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless Full frame Camera Specifications

Body Design

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EOS R5 is a robust magnesium alloy body. All things considered, it is designed ensuring that it remains relatively light, and at the same time tough and durable. On the whole, the weather proof coating prevents the camera body from the dust and moisture to get inside the body.

  • Camera Format : Full-Frame (1x Crop Factor)
  • Body weight : 1.62 lb / 738 g (Altogether, including battery and memory card)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D) : 5.43 x 3.84 x 3.46″ / 138 x 97.5 x 88 mm
  • Maximum Resolution : 8192 x 5464
  • Aspect Ratio : 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
  • In-camera Image Stabilizer : 5-axis in-body IS. Surprisingly, up to 8-stops when used with compatible lenses
  • Control dials :
    • Main Dial
    • Quick Control Dial 1
    • Quick Control Dial 2
    • AF Multi-controller
    • Top panel display
  • Operating Temperature : 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
  • Operating Humidity : 0 to 85%
  • Dual Card Slots

Sensor and Processor

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  • Sensor Type : CMOS
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
  • Sensor Size : 36 x 24 mm
  • Actual Pixels : 47.1 Megapixel
  • Effective Pixels : 45.0 Megapixel
  • Image File Format : JPEG, Raw
  • Bit Depth : 14-Bit
  • Image Stabilization : Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
  • Processor : Digic X

Optics & Focus

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R5 is credited with advanced AF using deep-learning artificial intelligence. Moreover, the in-built image stabilization works with the in-built lens’s own IS and provide protection against the camera shakes up to 8 stops.

  • Focus Type : Auto and Manual Focus
    • On-sensor PDAF (Dual Pixel)
  • Focus Mode : Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
  • Auto focus Points : Phase Detection: 1053
  • Auto focus Sensitivity : -6 to +20 EV
  • Up to 8-stops when used with compatible lenses 1
  • Subject detection : Body, Face, Eye, Animal
  • Low light AF : Sensitive to -6 EV
  • Continuous shooting speed (fps) :
    • 12 fps with Servo AF
    • 20 fps with Electronic, silent shutter and Servo AF

Screen and Viewfinder

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  • Screen Size : 3.2″
  • LCD Screen : Resolution 2,100,000 Dot
  • Screen type : Type Free-Angle Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Touchscreen Vari-Angle LCD : 8cm / 3.15 inch
  • Viewfinder Type : Electronic (OLED)
  • Viewfinder Size : 0.5″
  • Electronic Viewfinder Coverage : 100%
  • Viewfinder Resolution : 5.76-million dot OLED (5,760,000 Dot)
  • Viewfinder Magnification : Approx. 0.76x upto 120fps
  • Electronic Viewfinder Eye Point : 23 mm
  • Diopter Adjustment -4 to +2

Battery life

  • Battery type : LP-E6NH (Rechargeable Lithium-Ion)
  • Power saving mode : 320 shots (EVF)
  • Power saving mode : 490 shots (LCD)
  • Charging : USB charging via PD-E1

Photography Features

  • Exposure Modes : Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Program
  • Exposure Compensation : -3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
  • Metering Range : -3 to 20 EVExposure Control
  • ISO Sensitivity : Auto, 100 to 51200 (Extended: 100 to 102400)
  • Shutter Speed
    • Mechanical Shutter : 1/8000 to 30 Seconds
    • Electronic Front Curtain Shutter : 1/8000 to 30 Seconds
    • Electronic Shutter : 1/8000 to 0.5 Seconds
  • Metering Method : Center-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Partial, Spot
  • White Balance : Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Shade, Tungsten
  • Continuous Shooting :
    • Mechanical Shutter : Up to 12 fps at 45 MP for up to 180 Frames (Raw) / 350 Frames (JPEG)
    • Electronic Shutter : Up to 20 fps at 45 MP for up to 83 Frames (Raw) / 170 Frames (JPEG)
  • Interval Recording : Available
  • Self-Timer : 2/10-Second Delay

Video or Movie Features

The most interesting fact is that EOS R5 has in-Body IS, in-lens Optical IS, as well as the Movie digital IS. Henceforth, it enhances the stability. Especially, while shooting when the camera is either hand-held or while walking, it provide sharp and un-blurred footage.

  • Video Resolutions : 8K movie at up to 30 fps. While 4K movie at up to 120 fps
  • Video Encoding : NTSC/PAL
  • Recording Limit : Up to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds
  • Recording Modes :
  • Raw 12-Bit
    • DCI 8K (8192 x 4320) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [2600 Mb/s]
  • H.265 4:2:2 10-Bit
    • DCI 8K (8192 x 4320) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [680 to 1300 Mb/s]
    • UHD 8K (7680 x 4320) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p [680 to 1300 Mb/s]
    • DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [170 to 1880 Mb/s]
    • UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [170 to 1880 Mb/s]
    • Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [28 to 230 Mb/s]
  • H.264 4:2:0 8-Bit
    • DCI 8K (8192 x 4320) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [470 to 1300 Mb/s]
    • UHD 8K (7680 x 4320) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p [470 to 1300 Mb/s]
    • DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [120 to 1880 Mb/s]
    • UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [120 to 1880 Mb/s]
    • Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [12 to 180 Mb/s]
  • External Recording Modes :
    • DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) up to 59.94p
    • UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 59.94p
  • Audio Recording :
    • Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
    • External Microphone Input
  • Audio File Format : AAC, Linear PCM

Other Special Features of Canon EOS R5

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Memory Card Slot

  • Slot Slot 1: CFexpress Type B
  • Slot 2: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
  • Lens Mount : Canon RF
  • Flash : No In-Built Flash Provided
  • External Flash Connection : Hot Shoe
  • Maximum Sync Speed : 1/250 Second
  • Flash Compensation : -3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
  • Dedicated Flash System : eTTL
  • Connectivity :
    • USB Type-C (USB 3.1)
    • HDMI D (Micro)
    • 3.5mm Headphone
    • 3.5mm Microphone
  • Wireless : Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth
  • GPS : Not provided

Canon EOS R5 Key Features

  • 45 megapixel resolution that reproduce the most detailed images
  • Provide up to 8-stop image stabilizer even when shoot hand-held
  • Provide 20 frames per second shooting
  • Allow to capture the instant moments into sensational images
  • Provide ISO 100 to 51,200 with excellent image quality even in poor light
  • Stay connected and send images on location
  • Provide 5940 auto focus positions
  • Provide most accurate focus tracking wherever the subject moves
  • Gives maximum speed, maximum compatibility
  • EOS R5 shutter mechanism has an outstanding endurance of approximately 500 000 cycles,
  • ​​​​​​​The shutter curtain can be set to close upon powering off. Therefore, it can prevent dust from entering inside.
  • Shutter can also be left open to eliminate any sound during power on.
  • Automatically upload images and video files in their original quality from EOS R5 to the cloud-based storage platform. For this reason, one can easily access anytime and anywhere, from the users PC or smart device.
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Best Lenses for Canon EOS R5

Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM
This super telephoto lens includes three different image stabilization modes. Further, it includes the Dual Nano USM focus motors for fast and sharp autofocus. Interestingly, it has up to 5 stops of shake correction.

Canon RF85mm F2 Macro IS STM Lens
This prime lens with a f/2 maximum aperture, produces beautiful bokeh. In fact, it is also ideal for low-light shoots.

Canon RF600mm F11 IS STM Lens
This super tele-photo lens contains gapless double-layer Diffractive Optics (DO) plus optical image stabilization, a screw-type STM focus motor.

Canon RF800mm F11 IS STM Lens
RF800mm F11 IS STM lens is a welcome addition for birds and wildlife photographers. Indeed, it is also the first to join the Canon RF lineup. Canon has added in a lead screw-type STM, and built-in IS. Hence, it is compatible with the RF Extender 1.4x and RF Extender 2x below for even more reach.

Other accessories

  • Canon Extender RF1.4x
  • Canon Extender RF2x

Canon EOS R5 Rating

Born to Rule: The camera EOS R5 is a complete advanced newly launched professional mirrorless digital camera. In the final analysis, it is said to rule the industry with such advanced technology. Faster, Sharper, and Tougher. Although it is too early to give a review and ratings for just-launched product, creative huts have referred the experts in the field as well as gone through the Canon official specifications for the same. Furthermore, you may also find the reviews of different cameras and models in our Camera news and reviews session.

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What is the price of Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless Camera?

Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless Camera costs $3899
Hence, in India Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless Camera costs Rs 3,39,995/

When will be the EOS R5 available for purchase?

Finally, Canon EOS R5 will be available in market for purchase by August 2020.


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Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless Camera Review (2020)Although it is too early to give a review and ratings for just launched product, PhotomentorPRO has referred the experts in the field as well as gone through the Canon official specifications for the same. Hence, on an average the rating for Canon EOS R5 is 5 out of 5.
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