Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6: unrivalled performance, endless creativity – Game On!

9th July 2020

R Series Products
Canon New Zealand’s R-Series and RF-Series range

Canon launches two revolutionary full frame mirrorless cameras that feature:
 • EOS R5 and EOS R6 - World’s best image stabilization 8.0 stopsi
 • EOS R5 - World’s first 8K movie capabilityii
 • EOS R5 and EOS R6 - World’s fastest AF focusing speed of 0.05 secondsiii
 • EOS R5 - Highest resolution ever in Canon EOS camerasiv
 • EOS R6 - Canon EOS’s first camera to offer Minimum EV for AF of EV-6.5v

Auckland, New Zealand – 9th July 2020: Canon New Zealand today unveiled the Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6, two revolutionary full frame mirrorless camera additions to advance Canon’s EOS R System built on the RF Mount. The pro-level EOS R5 delivers 45 megapixel stills at up to 20fpsvi and is the first full frame mirrorless ever to record 8K RAW up to 29.97fps internally and 4K to 120pvii. The EOS R6 is perfect for enthusiasts and professionals moving to mirrorless and looking for greater capabilities, capturing 20.1 megapixel stills up to 20fpsviii, stunning 4K video up to 60p and Full HD at up to 120p. The EOS R5 and EOS R6ix are both confidently supported by Canon New Zealand’s local 5-year warranty and are available for pre-order from 9th July 2020x.

Redefining professional mirrorless
Built on Canon’s EOS philosophy of high speed, high image quality, and easy to use cameras, the EOS R5 and EOS R6 continues Canon’s commitment to deliver choice and quality imaging tools to consumers at all skill levels. Packed with the most cutting-edge imaging technologyxi currently available, the EOS R5 and EOS R6 are designed to drive the consumer and professional imaging industry forward by enabling new workflows, and imaging standards for New Zealandersa to capture the stories that matter most in the most efficient and consistent way possible.

Next generation CMOS sensor technology combined with high performance RF lenses enable users to capture new levels of detail at the best possible speeds in the industry. EOS R5 and EOS R6 can shoot up to 20fpsxii xiii with the electronic shutter in near silence with full auto exposure (AE) and auto focus (AF) tracking. Users can be confident capturing action, both stills and video, in exceptional quality in any location without disturbing subjects. The mechanical and electronic first curtain shutter also delivers high-speed continuous shooting up to 12fpsxiv.

For the first time in the EOS series, EOS R5 and EOS R6 incorporate 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilizer. Designed to work collaboratively with the Optical IS system of RF lensesxv, the solution has been engineered so that RF lenses and the sensor work to correct pitch and yaw with the sensor correcting X-Y and roll movements. This intelligent stabilisation system corrects at up to an incredible 8-stops – the world’s best image stabilisationxvi – for new levels of creativity when shooting handheld at slow shutter speeds or filming without a tripod.

The wide diameter of the RF Mount ensures that light continues to reach the entire sensor all the way to the corners, even with the sensor movement introduced with In-Body Image Stabilizer. The 54mm diameter enables RF lenses to be designed with larger image circles facilitating greater movement of the body IS system, meaning some non-IS RF lenses such as the RF 85mm F1.2L USM or RF 28-70mm F2L USM can also achieve up to 8-stopsxvii of image stabilisation.

Users of EF lenses will experience enhanced IS performance as in-body IS works with IS enabled EF lenses to provide roll and X-Y correction. Even select non-IS EF lenses will benefit from the 5-axis correction provided by EOS R5 and EOS R6 in-body IS.

Keeping it sharp

DIGIC X processor technology at the core of EOS R5 and EOS R6 – the same technology in the coveted EOS-1D X Mark III – supports renowned next generation Dual Pixel CMOS AF II pushing speed and reliability to unmatched levels. Boasting the world’s fastest AF focusing speed among interchangeable lens digital mirrorless cameras, EOS R5 focuses in as little as 0.05 secondsxviii and can focus in light levels as low as -6EVxix. EOS R6 is the first EOS camera to offer a minimum EV for AF of -6.5EVxx. The high precision AF is effective in even poorly lit or low contrast shooting conditions.

The iTR AF X AF system has been programmed using algorithms and face/eye detection mode ensures subjects are kept sharp even when moving unpredictably with a shallow depth of field. Even if a person turns away for a moment, their head and body continue to be tracked.

Advanced tracking enabled by algorithms recognises faces and eyes of humans, and now includes cats, dogs and birds in both still and movie modes. EOS R5 and EOS R6 maintain high-precision focus and tracking regardless of the subject’s size, posture, orientation or direction of the face helping users to confidently shoot even the most unpredictable subjects.

Intelligent connection

With built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, the EOS R5 (5Ghz Wi-Fi) and EOS R6 (2.4Ghz Wi-Fi)xxi can be easily connected to a smartphone and networks allowing high-speed file sharing and FTP/FTPS transfer. This functionality also allows for the cameras to be remotely controlled using the Camera Connect and EOS Utility apps, tethered to a PC or Mac via Wi-Fi or high-speed USB 3.1 Gen 2. With content delivery just as important as image and video capture, the EOS R5 and EOS R6 support automatic transfer of image files from the device to the image.canon cloud platform to easily share and print images or integrate with Google Photos or Adobe Cloud workflowsxxii.

EOS R5: No compromise. Revolutionary imaging innovation.

For the first time, Canon has given the iconic EOS 5-Series name to the EOS R Mirrorless system with the EOS R5. The EOS R5 is an unprecedented leap forward in mirrorless technology and offers the highest resolution EOS cameraxxiii ever. The DIGIC X processor, CMOS sensor and RF lenses combine to advance all aspects of image quality to achieve a resolution up to 45 megapixels. Achieving up to 100% AF coveragexxiv, capable of 5,940 user selectable AF points and featuring an ISO range of 100-51,200, EOS R5 keeps subjects razor-sharp even in extreme low light conditions. Dual-card slots support a high-speed CFexpress and SD UHS II card, housed in a weather resistant magnesium body.

Professionals can capture stunning 8K 12-bit RAW video internally using the full width of the sensor for a truly cinematic result with continuous eye and face AF tracking for people and animals. The EOS R5 also sets new standards for videographers shooting in 4Kxxv. Capture 4K DCI (full frame) and 4K UHD at frame rates up to 120p (119.88fps) with 4:2:2 10-bit quality, enabling high resolution, smooth slow-motion with full AF performance. Users seeking the very highest 4K quality can use the 4K HQ mode to reproduce incredible detail at frame rates up to 30pxxvi by internally oversampling 8K footage.

• 8K RAW internal video recording up to 29.97fps (non-cropped)
• 8K internal video recording up to 29.97fps (non-cropped) in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log (H.265) or 4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265)
• 4K internal recording up to 119.88fps (non-cropped) in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log (H.265) or 4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265)
• 4:2:2 10-bit in Canon Log or 4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ output via HDMI at 4K 59.94fps

User demand sees the return of the multi-controller to EOS R5 in addition to touch and drag AF using the 3.2inch vari-angle touch screen with 2.1 million dot resolution. With Dual Pixel RAW also supported, correction of the focus and contrast in the background and changing the lighting in portraits is possible after capture – enhancing creative possibilities. The 0.5inch electronic viewfinder (EVF) refreshes at 120fps with 5.76 million dot resolution for a staggeringly realistic view of the world comparable to an optical viewfinder.

For more information on the EOS R5, visit: https://www.canon.co.nz/cameras/eos-r5 

EOS R6: All-round excellence

EOS R6, like EOS R5, showcases the amazing capabilities of the EOS R System, giving enthusiasts the potential to take pin-sharp images and movies handheld. Providing class-leading speedxxvii and full frame quality, EOS R6 is a powerful and versatile camera far exceeding the demands of enthusiasts and semi-professionals across all genres. Sports and wildlife enthusiasts can confidently capture fast moving action utilising the up to 20fpsxxviii speed, flexibility of up to 6,072 selectable AF points and algorithms that enable automatic face, eye and animal AF tracking modes. The 20.1 megapixel CMOS sensor shares many technologies and performance seen with the EOS-1D X Mark III, providing 100-102,400 auto ISO range. This enables users to produce clean images in the toughest low light environments such as weddings and indoor events, providing additional flexibility and choice.

Enabling content creators to meet the increasing demand to produce both stunning still and moving image, the innovative EOS R6 can film in 4K UHD resolution at up to 59.94fps achieved through oversampling from 5.1K. Output incredible slow-motion footage with AF support using Full HD at up to 119.88fps. During movie shooting, zebra display can be used as a guide to exposure adjustment, particularly useful in conditions that typically result in overexposed highlights. With the option to record internally in 8-bit H.264 or 10-bit YCbCr 4:2:2 H.265 and Canon Log, users can experience ultimate post-production flexibility.

The 0.5inch 3.69 million dot EVF working up to 120fps maximum refresh rate supports minimal lag ideal for photographing sports, offering a transparent and responsive view of shooting subjects. The 3-inch vari-angle 1.62 million dot LCD screen encourages shooting from creative angles. Dual card slots allow users to input 2x SD UHS II cards and record to both cards simultaneously, with the ability to record in different formats for safety, security and speed.

For more information on the EOS R6, visit: https://www.canon.co.nz/cameras/eos-r6 

Three new EOS accessories extend imaging capture and creativity

LP-E6NH
Canon has today also announced a new longer life battery supplied with EOS R5, EOS R6, the LP-E6NH. Compatible with all existing cameras that use the LP-E6 series batteries, the LP-E6NH replaces LP-E6N, with an increased capacity of 14% reaching 2130mAh. This enables users to shoot for longer while maintaining compatibility with existing products and accessories.

BG-R10 battery grip
The new BG-R10 battery grip enables extended, undisturbed shooting with EOS R5 and EOS R6. Ideal for wedding, wildlife and news shooters, the ne battery grip gives users the ability to power the bodies using two batteries (LP-E6/N/NH). The grip also offers duplicate controls for easier vertical shooting.

WFT-R10
Designed in a battery grip style, the WFT-R10 Wi-Fi transmitter and 2x2 MIMO antennas enable faster and longer-range transmission and is compatible with the EOS R5. WFT-R10 also features enhanced network processing enabling SFTP via Wi-Fi and includes a gigabyte speed via ethernet port.

Canon’s 2020 camera line-up is supported by extended RF lens series and imagePROGRAF PRO-300 printer.
Canon today also launches four new RF lenses and two extenders, the RF 85mm f/2 MACRO IS STM, RF 600mm f/11 IS STM, RF 800mm f/11 IS STM, RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM, EXTENDER RF 1.4x, and EXTENDER RF 2x. The imagePROGRAF PRO-300, an A3+ printer with the quality features of the award winning imagePROGRAF PRO series, also launches today. For more information on these announcements, please visit the Canon News site, here: https://www.canon.co.nz/about-canon/news-and-press-releases 

The Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 will be available from the Canon Shop and authorised local dealers from late July 2020 and late August 2020 respectively. Pricing will be set at dealer discretion. Both the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 will be supported by Canon New Zealand's 5-year warranty when purchased from an authorised local dealerxxix.

Key specifications

EOS R5: EOS R6:
45 megapixel full-frame sensor 20.1 megapixel full frame sensor
Up to 20fps/ 12fps Up to 20fps/ 12fps
In-body IS up to 8-stops In-body IS up to 8-stops
Dual Pixel CMOS AF II Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
ISO range 100-51,200 ISO range 100-102,400
8K movie 30p 12-bit (full width) 4K movie 60p 10-bit, Full HD 120fps
5.76 million dot EVF 3.69 million dot EVF
3.2inch 2.1 million dot vari-angle LCD 3inch 1.62 million dot vari-angle LCD
Dual card slots (1x CFexpress, 1x SD UHS II) Dual card slots (2x SD UHS II)
Top panel display and AF multi-controller AF multi-controller
Built-in 5Ghz Wi-Fi with optional wireless transmitter (WFT-R10) Built-in 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi and FTP
Bluetooth Bluetooth
USB charging and power via PD-E1 USB charging and power via PD-E1
Body only 650g (738g with battery/ memory card) Body only 598g (690g with battery/memory card)

i Among all interchangeable lens digital cameras. As of 9th July 2020 (based on Canon research). Based on the CIPA standard, 8.0 stops with RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM at a focal distance of 105mm. The RF 24-105mm F 4 L IS USM has Coordinated IS and most IS performance. Depending on the time of purchase, the lens firmware needs to be updated. The Canon EOS R5’s IS performance is the same as that of the Canon EOS R6.

ii Among all interchangeable lens digital cameras. As of 9th July 2020 (based on Canon research). Only when setting crop [Off], up to 29.97 fps / 25.00 fps. The video recording time of the Canon EOS R5is limited by heat.

iii Among interchangeable lens digital mirrorless cameras incorporating 35mm full frame equivalent image sensors with phase-difference detection AF on the image plane and contrast detection AF. As of 9th July 2020 (based on Canon research). The Canon EOS R5’s AF speed is the same as that of the EOS R, EOS RP and EOS R6. Available in the market as of July 2020 (based on Canon research). Calculated based on the resulting AF speed measured according to the CIPA guidelines. Varies depending on the shooting conditions and the lenses used. (Internal measurement method: Focusing brightness: EV 12 (room temperature, ISO 100); Shooting mode: M; Lens used: RF24-105mm F4L IS USM (at focal length of 24mm); Still photo shooting with shutter button operation; AF method: 1-point AF (with Center AF point); AF operation: One-Shot AF.)

iv Among all Canon’s interchangeable lens digital cameras. As of 9th July 2020 (based on Canon research). According to Canon standard measuring method using ISO 12233 compliance CIPA resolution chart.

v Among all Canon’s interchangeable lens digital cameras. As of 9th July 2020 (based on Canon research). According to Canon standard measuring method. During still photo shooting, with an f/1.2 lens, Center AF point, One-Shot AF, at 23°C/73°F, ISO100. Excluding RF lenses with Defocus smoothing Coating

vi Conditions of continuous shooting at up to 20fps or 12fps. Mechanical shutter/ Elec. 1st-curtain: Up to approx. 12 fps with AF/AE tracking. When using RF lenses and some EF lenses. See Canon’s official website for a list of compatible lenses. Burst shooting speed varies in up to 3 stages, depending on the battery type, remaining battery charge, number of batteries, lens in use, temperature, setting of the built-in Wi-Fi (On/Off), and whether or not you are using a battery grip and WFT unit (EOS R5 only), DC coupler or USB power adapter. In addition to the above factors, the maximum burst shooting speed may decrease due to shutter speed, aperture, flash usage, flicker reduction processing, subject conditions, brightness (especially in a dark place). Electronic shutter: Up to approx. 20 fps with AF/AE tracking. Applies to some RF/EF lenses, when the aperture is fully open. See Canon’s official website for a list of compatible lenses. Burst shooting speed varies depending on the shutter speed, aperture setting, aperture condition during continuous shooting, subject conditions, brightness (especially in dim conditions), and type of lens.

vii Only when setting crop [Off], up to 29.97 fps / 25.00 fps. The video recording time of the Canon EOS R5 is limited by heat, and depends on the battery type, remaining battery charge, and number of batteries.

viii Up to approx. 20 fps with AF/AE tracking. Applies to some RF/EF lenses, when the aperture is fully open. See Canon’s official website for a list of compatible lenses. Burst shooting speed varies depending on the shutter speed, aperture setting, aperture condition during continuous shooting, subject conditions, brightness (especially in dim conditions), and type of lens.

ix According to Canon research as of 9th July 2020.

x Applies to purchases made on or after 25th November 2019 in New Zealand from Canon New Zealand Ltd or authorised distributors, dealers or retailers

xi For a full frame interchangeable lens digital mirrorless camera as of 9th July 2020.

xii Conditions of continuous shooting at up to 20fps or 12fps Mechanical shutter/ Elec. 1st-curtain: Up to approx. 12 fps with AF/AE tracking. When using RF lenses and some EF lenses. See Canon’s official website for a list of compatible lenses. Burst shooting speed varies in up to 3 stages, depending on the battery type, remaining battery charge, number of batteries, lens in use, temperature, setting of the built-in Wi-Fi (On/Off), and whether or not you are using a battery grip and WFT unit (EOS R5 only), DC coupler or USB power adapter. In addition to the above factors, the maximum burst shooting speed may decrease due to shutter speed, aperture, flash usage, flicker reduction processing, subject conditions, brightness (especially in a dark place). Electronic shutter: Up to approx. 20 fps with AF/AE tracking. Applies to some RF/EF lenses, when the aperture is fully open. See Canon’s official website for a list of compatible lenses. Burst shooting speed varies depending on the shutter speed, aperture setting, aperture condition during continuous shooting, subject conditions, brightness (especially in dim conditions), and type of lens.

xiii Only when setting crop [Off], up to 29.97 fps / 25.00 fps. The video recording time of the Canon EOS R5 is limited by heat.

xiv Only when setting crop [Off], up to 29.97 fps / 25.00 fps. The video recording time of the Canon EOS R5 is limited by heat.

xv Compatible with Canon RF lenses excluding RF 600mm f/11 IS STM and RF 800mm f/11 IS STM

xvi Among all interchangeable lens digital cameras. As of 9th July 2020 (based on Canon research). Based on the CIPA standard, 8.0 stops with RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM at a focal distance of 105mm. The RF 24-105mm F 4 L IS USM has Coordinated IS and most IS performance. Depending on the time of purchase, the lens firmware needs to be updated. The Canon EOS R5’s IS performance is the same as that of the Canon EOS R6.

xvii Among all interchangeable lens digital cameras. As of 9th July 2020 (based on Canon research) Based on the CIPA standard, 8.0 stops with RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM at a focal distance of 105mm. The RF 24-105mm F 4 L IS USM has Coordinated IS and most IS performance. Depending on the time of purchase, the lens firmware needs to be updated. The Canon EOS R5’s IS performance is the same as that of the Canon EOS R6.

xviii Among interchangeable lens digital mirrorless cameras incorporating 35mm full frame equivalent image sensors with phase-difference detection AF on the image plane and contrast detection AF. As of 9th July 2020 (based on Canon research). The Canon EOS R5’s AF speed is the same as that of the EOS R, EOS RP and EOS R6. Available in the market as of July 2020 (based on Canon research). Calculated based on the resulting AF speed measured according to the CIPA guidelines. Varies depending on the shooting conditions and the lenses used. (Internal measurement method: Focusing brightness: EV 12 (room temperature, ISO 100); Shooting mode: M; Lens used: RF24-105mm F4L IS USM (at focal length of 24mm); Still photo shooting with shutter button operation; AF method: 1-point AF (with Center AF point); AF operation: One-Shot AF.)

xix During still photo shooting, with an f/1.2 lens, Centre AF point, One-Shot AF, at 23°C/73°F, ISO100. Excluding RF lenses with Defocus smoothing Coating.

xx Canon EOS’s first camera to offer Minimum EV for AF of EV-6.5. Among all Canon’s interchangeable lens digital cameras. As of 9th July 2020 (based on Canon research). According to Canon standard measuring method. During still photo shooting, with an f/1.2 lens, Center AF point, One-Shot AF, at 23°C/73°F, ISO100. Excluding RF lenses with Defocus smoothing Coating. During still photo shooting, with an f/1.2 lens, Centre AF point, One-Shot AF, at 23°C/73°F, ISO100. Excluding RF lenses with Defocus smoothing Coating.

xxi Wi-Fi use and frequencies may be restricted in certain countries or regions.

xxii Users must have accounts with Google photos or Adobe Cloud to use this function and register on image.canon in advance before use.

xxiii Highest resolution ever in EOS cameras. Among all Canon’s interchangeable lens digital cameras. As of 9th of July 2020 (Based on Canon’s research). According to the Canon testing in compliance with CIPA guidelines with ISO 12233 resolution chart.

xxiv Horizontal: 100% × Vertical: 100% (Maximum approx.) AF area coverage. Applicable when subject frame is shown while using Face+Tracking AF mode is active with and RF lenses (except RF 600mm F11 IS STM/ RF 800mm F11 IS STM and Extender RF), EF lenses (excluding some current products), EXTENDER EF (III) (depends on master lens AF area mode). Some scenes and subjects may not be applicable. For details on compatible lenses, please see the Canon official website.

xxv As of 9th July 2020 according to Canon research

xxvi Video recording size is 8K 30p movies with full Dual Pixel CMOS AF II autofocus and no crop. The video recording time of the Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6 is are limited by heat.

xxvii For a full frame interchangeable lens digital mirrorless camera as of 9th July 2020.

xxviii Conditions of continuous shooting at up to 20fps or 12fps Mechanical shutter/ Elec. 1st-curtain: Up to approx. 12 fps with AF/AE tracking. When using RF lenses and some EF lenses. See Canon’s official website for a list of compatible lenses. Burst shooting speed varies in up to 3 stages, depending on the battery type, remaining battery charge, number of batteries, lens in use, temperature, setting of the built-in Wi-Fi (On/Off), and whether or not you are using a battery grip and WFT unit (EOS R5 only), DC coupler or USB power adapter. In addition to the above factors, the maximum burst shooting speed may decrease due to shutter speed, aperture, flash usage, flicker reduction processing, subject conditions, brightness (especially in a dark place). Electronic shutter: Up to approx. 20 fps with AF/AE tracking. Applies to some RF/EF lenses, when the aperture is fully open. See Canon’s official website for a list of compatible lenses. Burst shooting speed varies depending on the shutter speed, aperture setting, aperture condition during continuous shooting, subject conditions, brightness (especially in dim conditions), and type of lens.

xxix Applies to purchases made on or after 25th November 2019 in New Zealand from Canon New Zealand Ltd or authorised distributors, dealers or retailers.

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