NABWeek 2020: Canon EOS R5 to offer internal 10-bit 4:2:2 8K video recording

Today, Canon revealed more specs regarding the highly anticipated EOS R5 mirrorless camera. This includes confirmation that the camera will record 10-bit 4:2:2 8K internally.

While the camera hasn’t been released yet, it’s already getting us excited. For a while, Canon has been teasing everyone with spec announcements. It’s been hard waiting to find out what they had in store for the EOS R5. However, it seems like it was worth the wait.

EOS R5 will shoot 8K video with few drawbacks

According to the company’s Virtual Press Conference, Canon has confirmed the EOS R5 will be an 8K mirrorless camera. Along with that, the camera will offer 10-bit 4:2:2 internal recording. In-body image stabilization is included, and the camera will shoot 8K video at 29.97fps with the full width of the sensor. In addition to all that, the EOS R5 will feature Dual Pixel autofocus in all video modes and frame-rates.

Photo shooting

Now, we just laid out a lot of impressive video features, but the EOS R5 isn’t just a video camera. It’s got some great photo-taking abilities as well. The R5 will have next-gen autofocus, including Animal AF that will detect and track dogs, cats and birds.

All the new specs announced

  • 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
  • EOS R5 sports 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
  • 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

Pricing and availability

Currently, the Canon EOS R5 is still in development. We don’t have a price or a release date yet. Currently, the camera is expected to be fully revealed sometime this summer. We’re just going to have to wait and see when the camera will be released and how much it’ll cost.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's Managing Editor.

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