Save & earn with MPB; trade-in and buy pre-loved

Canon EOS R5 R6 Officially Announced

Canon has officially announced the new 45mp Canon EOS R5 and 20mp Canon EOS R6 full-frame mirrorless cameras.

| Canon EOS R6 in Mirrorless Cameras

Canon EOS R5 R6 Officially Announced: Canon EOS R5 (14)

Canon has now, officially, announced the new Canon EOS R5, and Canon EOS R6, both cameras feature 5-axis in-body image stabilisation (IBIS).

The Canon EOS R5 is a 45 megapixel full-frame mirrorless camera, with 8K video recording, and 20/12fps continuous shooting, with ISO100 to ISO51200 available. There are 5940 AF points available, and 120fps 4K video recording, and the camera is also weather-sealed. The Canon EOS R5 will be available at the end of July for £4,199.99 / €4849.99, and you can pre-order from WEX.

Canon EOS R5 Key Features:

  • 45mp full-frame sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
  • Upto 20/12fps continuous shooting
  • In-body Image Stabilisation up to 8-stops
  • ISO100 to ISO51200
  • 8K video, 30fps, 12-bit
  • 5.76million dot EVF
  • 3.2inch 2.1million dot vari-angle screen
  • Dual card slots (CFexpress/SD UHS-II)
  • Wi-Fi (5GHz), Bluetooth


The Canon EOS R6 is a 20 megapixel full-frame mirrorless camera, with high-speed 20/12fps continuous shooting, with ISO up to ISO102400 available (extending further). There are 6072 AF points available, as well as a weather-sealed camera body. The Canon EOS R6 will be available at the end of August for £2,499.99 / €2,899.99, and you can pre-order from WEX.

Canon EOS R6 Key Features

  • 20.1mp full-frame sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
  • Upto 20/12fps continuous shooting
  • In-body Image Stabilisation up to 8-stops
  • ISO100 to ISO102400
  • 4K video, 60fps, 10-bit
  • 3.69million dot EVF
  • 3inch 1.6million dot vari-angle screen
  • Dual card slots (2x SD UHS-II)
  • Wi-Fi (2.4GHz), Bluetooth

Canon has also announced four new RF lenses and two extenders.


Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6: shooting times for video modes

Canon EOS R5 R6 Officially Announced: Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6: shooting times for video modes

















Estimated camera recovery times:

Canon EOS R5 R6 Officially Announced:


From Canon: United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 09 July 2020 – Canon today announces EOS R5 and EOS R6, two advanced full frame mirrorless camera additions to the revolutionary EOS R System built on the future-proof RF Mount. The pro-level EOS R5 delivers 45 megapixel stills at up to 20fps1 and is the first full frame mirrorless ever to record 8K RAW up to 29.97fps internally and 4K to 120p. EOS R6 is perfect for enthusiasts and professionals moving to mirrorless and looking for greater capabilities, capturing 20.1 megapixel stills at 20fps1, stunning 4K video up to 60p and Full HD at up to 120p. Nothing comes close to the speed and resolution of EOS R5 and EOS R6.


Canon EOS R5 R6 Officially Announced: HR EOS R5 7

Redefining professional mirrorless

Next generation CMOS sensor technology combined with high performance RF lenses enable users to capture new levels of detail at industry-leading speeds. EOS R5 and EOS R6 can shoot up to 20fps1 with the electronic shutter in complete silence with full auto exposure (AE) and autofocus (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 12fps1.

For the first time in the EOS series, EOS R5 and EOS R6 incorporate 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilisation (IBIS) providing benefits for users of all types of lenses. Designed to work collaboratively with the IS system of RF lenses, 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-stops2 – the world’s best image stabilisation2 – 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 stabilisation. 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-stops2 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 non-IS EF lenses will benefit from the 5-axis correction provided by EOS R5 and EOS R6 in-body IS.


Canon EOS R5 R6 Officially Announced: HR EOS R5 1

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. The world’s fastest AF focuses in as little as 0.05 seconds3 and EOS R5 can focus in light levels as low as -6EV5 and EOS R6 is the first EOS camera to offer a minimum EV for AF of -6.5EV4,5. 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 deep-learning AI 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 continues to be tracked.

Advanced tracking enabled by deep learning 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-Fi8) and EOS R6 (2.4Ghz Wi-Fi8) 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 cloud platform to easily share and print images or integrate with Google Photos9 or Adobe Creative Cloud9 workflows.


Canon EOS R5 R6 Officially Announced: Canon Eos R5 In Hand
Canon EOS R5 In Hand

EOS R5: No compromise

EOS R5 is an unprecedented leap forward in mirrorless technology and offers the highest resolution EOS camera6 ever. The DIGIC X processor, CMOS sensor and RF lenses combine to advance all aspects of image quality to achieve a resolution exceeding 45 megapixels. Up to 100% AF coverage7 with 5,940 selectable AF points and ISO range of 100-51,200 keep 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 4K. 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 30p by internally oversampling 8K footage.


Canon EOS R5 Photos of Equipment


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.


Canon EOS R5 R6 Officially Announced: EOS R6

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 speed 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 20fps1 speed, flexibility of up to 6,072 selectable AF points and deep learning-based 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 enabling 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.


Canon EOS R6 Photos of Equipment


Introducing three new EOS accessories

  • LP-E6NH - A new longer life battery supplied with EOS R5, EOS R6 and compatible with all existing cameras that use the LP-E6 series batteries. LP-E6NH replaces LP-E6N, with an increased capacity of 14% reaching 2130mAh, enabling users to shoot for longer while maintaining compatibility with existing products and accessories.
  • BG-R10 battery grip - Enables extended, undisturbed shooting with EOS R5 and EOS R6, great for wedding, wildlife and news shooters. The new 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 - Battery grip style Wi-Fi transmitter and 2x2 MIMO antennas for faster and longer-range transmission, compatible with EOS R5. WFT-R10 also features enhanced network processing enabling SFTP via Wi-Fi and includes a gigabyte speed via ethernet port.


Pricing & Availability

The EOS R5 will be available on the 30th July 2020, with the following RSPs: EOS R5: £4,199.99 / €4849.99

The EOS R6 will be available on the 27th August 2020, with the following RSPs: EOS R6: £2,499.99 / €2,899.99


For more information about EOS R5 and EOS R6, please visit:




Canon today launches four new RF lenses and two extenders, the RF 85mm F2 MACRO IS STM, RF 600mm F11 IS STM, RF 800mm F11 IS STM, RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L IS USM, EXTENDER RF 1.4x, EXTENDER RF 2x. The imagePROGRAF PRO-300, an A3+ printer with the quality features of the award-winning imagePROGRAF PRO series, also launches today.

Buy Now


Sell or trade used photo and video kit with MPB

With MPB you can get a free instant quote for the kit you want to sell, including a trade-in all-in-one transaction - no need for callbacks or waiting for an email quote. Then, if you decide to sell, MPB will pick up your kit with a free insured DPD collection and you’ll get paid cash into your account within days. MPB will also keep you informed about the status of your gear at every step of the way and the whole process is carbon neutral.

Sell your unwanted gear with MPB

Amazon UK Logo

We don't have the latest price however the link below will take you to the most relevant items.

Amazon US Logo

We don't have the latest price however the link below will take you to the most relevant items.

MPB Logo

We transform the way that people buy, sell and trade in photo and video kit.


Support this site by making a Donation, purchasing Plus Membership, or shopping with one of our affiliates: Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon CA, ebay UK, MPB. It doesn't cost you anything extra when you use these links, but it does support the site, helping keep ePHOTOzine free to use, thank you.


Photographs taken using the Canon EOS R6

Cat Woman on the ProwlFacing the LightScaleber ForceA Cheeky Girl (1940's)Misty mountainWood DuckChestnut-sided WarblerRocky Mountain lightNorthern ParulaGo RacingThe Chase Is OnToronto SkylineRuby-throated HummingbirdPolygonatumFour Fallows

Other articles you might find interesting...

Sony A7C II Camera Review
Sony A7C R Camera Review
Panasonic Lumix S5IIX Review
Leica Q3 Camera Review
Sony Alpha A6700 Camera Review
Fujifilm X-S20 Review
Sony A6700 APS-C Camera Announced
Canon R100 Review


JackAllTog Avatar
JackAllTog Plus
14 6.4k 58 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2020 2:04PM
Wow - what an exciting set of technology brought together in a great presentation - Love'd the whole hour.
Niknut Avatar
Niknut Plus
13 3.7k 82 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2020 3:28PM
Look forward to the EPZ reviews of these two cameras.......impressive specifications
but comes at a price beyond my shallow pockets !!

Perhaps another delve into the National Lottery might come up trumps ????.GrinGrinGrin
ChrisV Avatar
ChrisV 16 2.3k 26 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2020 8:33PM
I think the R5’s probably the first Canon since the 5DII that looks like it’s ahead of the pack in technology terms after arguably lagging behind for quite a while. Expectedly high price tag, but they’ve been steadily creeping up across the industry. Quite an exciting prospect.

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join for free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.