The Canon R5 made its debut back in July 2020 and despite some issues with overheating, has been a very popular cameras among creators, introducing the 8K feature to the market. Four years later, we might be gearing up for the next iteration. The Canon R5 II could be just around the corner.
The camer could be unveiled at CP+ in February 2024. CP+ usually runs from the 22nd to the 25th, so you can expect the announcement to drop approximately one week prior to the event.
Specifications of the Canon R5 II
It’s been rumored that the Canon R5 II might feature a stacked 62-megapixel stacked full-frame sensor, which could bring amazing resolution with superior speed, buffering and other capabilities.
But the intrigue doesn’t stop there. It’s rumored to offer multiple resolution options, including 62, 31, and 15 megapixels, providing you with versatility in your photography, based on the needs that you have
When it comes to video capabilities, the Canon R5 II is rumored to be a beast. We’re talking about 8K at 60 frames per second and 4K at an astonishing 120 frames per second. Filmmakers and content creators, brace yourselves for a potential game-changer. However we do not know whether or not the II of the R5 will finally support Apple ProRes but this is expected as it is a widely used format, and one of the drawbacks that the Mark 1 had.
Storage won’t be a problem if the rumors hold up. It’s expected to feature dual CF Express Type B slots, most likely with 2TB max each, ensuring you have ample space for your high-res photos and videos. No more worrying about running out of storage at a crucial moment or to be slowed down by SD Cards.
In the design department, there’s speculation about a multi-function shoe mount, opening up endless possibilities for accessories and add-ons. A new battery might also be in the works, promising longer shooting sessions. Furthermore, we’ve heard talk of a different layout, though there is no official confirmation.
The Canon R5 II is rumored to boast a 5.76 million-dot electronic viewfinder, capable of a silky-smooth 120 frames per second, which is quite similar to the previous version. However we do not have any information yet when it comes to the LCD screen.
How much for the Canon R5 II?
Now, the big question: How much will the Canon R5 II set you back? Well, the expected price is approximately $4,000. It’s a substantial investment, but considering the rumored specs, it could be a worthwhile one for both professionals and enthusiasts. This would put this camera in the similar price range as the Nikon Z8, against which It could compete directly.
So what do you think about this rumor? Are you excited about the Canon R5 Mark II and its possible announcement in 2024. Let us know down in the comments. Thank you for watching Pronews and if you missed it, check out our review of the Nikon Z8 right here.