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Canon EOS R5 - 8K30p and Animal AF - Confirmed
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Canon EOS R5 - 8K30p and Animal AF - Confirmed
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Canon EOS R5 - 8K30p and Animal AF - Confirmed

The typical comments of Canon being outdated and losing the technology war are soon over.

The R5, confirmed by Canon will shoot 8k30p with internal recording, and will also have DPAF for autofocus in all 8K formats.

Also confirmed is that the R5 will include Animal AF (that includes dogs, cats and birds) that will focus on eye, face or body depending on the orientation of the animal.

Impressive.  Canon is pulling out all the stops here.

Press release from Canon;

London, UK, 13th March 2020 – Exactly a month since its development announcement of the EOS R5 – a full frame mirrorless camera built on the revolutionary EOS R System – Canon Inc. reveals additional information. 

Achieving the ‘impossible’, Canon Inc. confirms the EOS R5’s video capabilities will far exceed that of competing cameras on the market. With its ability to internally record 8K using the full width of the sensor at up to 30p, the latest Canon EOS R camera is set to redefine mirrorless with its market-leading features. In addition, in all 8K modes it will support Canon’s renowned Dual Pixel CMOS AF.

Canon Inc. also confirms the EOS R5 supports advanced animal AF – recognising dogs, cats and birds, relying not only on the eyes of the animal but also the face and body for situations when the eyes are not visible.

Richard Shepherd, Pro Product Marketing Senior Manager, said: “We’ve seen speculation that the EOS R5’s specs are ‘impossible’. Today’s announcement confirms once again, we are achieving the ‘impossible’ in order to support our customers’ need for a camera that delivers exceptional image quality and video capture.

“As an industry leader, we are challenging the market with this launch and showing what’s possible with our technology. The EOS R5 and the RF lens system is proof of our commitment to redefine mirrorless and shows Canon’s unparalleled strength in creating products with true purpose.”

Other EOS R5 specifications confirmed by Canon Inc. in the camera’s 13th February 2020 development announcement:

  • The EOS R5 offers a step-change in performance with an incredible 12fps using the mechanical shutter and the electronic shutter offering 20fps
  • The EOS R5 takes Canon’s cutting-edge image stabilisation technology to the next level, by including a newly Canon-developed, in-camera image stabilisation system – which works in combination with the lens stabilisation system
  • With content delivery just as important as image and video capture, the EOS R5 supports automatic transfer of image files from the device to the image.canon cloud platform
  • The highly anticipated EOS R5 also features dual card slots for convenience.
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