Canon EOS R5 Mark II to be Announced Before the EOS R1

The latest rumor suggests that Canon will announce the new Canon EOS R5 Mark II camera before the EOS R1.

While the EOS R6 received an update to the Mark II model, the EOS R5, which debuted at the same time, is yet to undergo a similar renewal. As a result, it is highly anticipated that the EOS R5 Mark II will be launched soon. According to to the latest rumors, the new model is expected to be released before the high-end “EOS R1” model, although specific details are currently unknown.

Below are the rumoured specifications

  • New 61MP CMOS BSI sensor
  • Dual DIGIC X processor
  • 30 FPS electronic shutter with tracking / 12 FPS mechanical shutter
  • Same 8-stop IBIS
  • New High Resolution mode similar to pixel shift shooting found on Sony/Fujifilm
  • 2x/4x/8x digital tele-convertor
  • Same Dual Pixel CMOS AF II from EOS R3 and EOS R6 Mark II
  • Internal 8K 60p video recording (8K RAW video spec to be confirmed)
  • Internal 4K 30p/60p/120p video recording (all by oversampling)
  • FHD 240p video recording
  • Focus breathing correction for video
  • New overheat prevention design similar to EOS R6 Mark II, at least 40min for 8K video, and over
  • 60 min for 4K video
  • Dual CFexpress type B card slot
  • Standard HDMI port
  • Dual USB-C port
  • 9.44M-dot EVF
  • New design of vari-angle LCD monitor optimized for video shooting
  • Launch time: 2023 Q2

If the rumored specifications are accurate, the EOS R5 Mark II is likely to be a high-resolution model that can compete with the Sony a7R V. Although an exact release date has not been confirmed, according to the previous report said that it could appear in the second quarter of 2023.

$200 off on Canon EOS R5 body: $3,699 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Canon EOS R6 Mark II: $2,499 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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Via: canonrumors