Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless Digital Camera – The EOS R5 builds off of the powerful legacy of Canon’s full-frame cameras offering next-generation refinements in image quality, performance, and reliability. It’s an ideal choice for a large range of photographic and cinematographic environments from weddings, portraits, sports, journalism, landscape, cinematography, and more.
Canon’s all-new 45 Megapixel full-frame sensor is at the heart of the EOS R5’s superb image quality, which also leads the way for impressive 8K DCI cinematic movie capture with the ability to extract 35.4 Megapixel still images. Focus and speed are paramount in the EOS R5, providing impressive continuous capture at speeds of up to 20 frames-per-second and with Dual Pixel CMOS AF II capability, to track split-second movements of even the most elusive of subjects. With 1,053 Automatic AF zones, it is easier than ever to photograph people with the use of Eye, Face, and Head Detection AF, or intuitively track the whole body, face, or eye of cats, dogs, or birds with Animal Detection*2 AF. The 5-axis in-body image stabilization can effectively compensate for camera shake with approximately 8 stops of stabilization* with the use of certain non-stabilized, and optically image stabilized lenses. Connectivity like 5GHz and 2.4GHz Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® is also included.
High Image Quality featuring a New 45 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor
The EOS R5 camera features an entirely new Canon-developed CMOS sensor with approx. 45 effective megapixels. It employs the DIGIC X Image Processor to enhance the speed of operations across the board. This means fast, efficient performance and phenomenal image quality for big prints, impressive 4K video and more.
DIGIC X Image Processor
The EOS R5 camera is the first Canon EOS camera – in the Mirrorless series camera line — to feature a powerful DIGIC X Image Processor, which helps to enhance fine detail in your image.
ISO range of 100-51200; Expandable to 102400*1
Delivering high standard and expanded ISOs (for still images), and a score of options to help enhance shooting in varied and fast-changing lighting situations, the EOS R5 camera can shoot at expanded sensitivities down to ISO 50 (L) and up to 102400 (H).
*1 For still images.
Up to 12 fps with Mechanical Shutter
Delivering incredible performance at speeds of up to 12 fps, the EOS R5camera can capture the split-second details between a subject’s movements. This is ideal for dynamic action photos such as athletes, animals, or vehicles in motion.
Up to 20 fps Electronic (Silent) Shutter
Especially helpful for wildlife photography, journalism, and situations where photographers need to remain discrete, the EOS R5 camera features a selectable electronic (silent) shutter mode, and can capture images at up to 20 fps. With a fast AF/AE system, DIGIC X image Processor, and high-speed recording with new Dual CFexpress card slots, the EOS R5 helps ensure that camera operations are performed quickly and precisely.
High-speed Focusing with Dual Pixel CMOS AF
The EOS R5 camera’s highly responsive Dual Pixel CMOS AF system features an incredible 1,053 Automatic AF zones that can be designated as auto-focus focal points (when Face + Tracking priority AF is selected). This ensures higher-precision Eye Detection AF or allows for you to focus on the desired AF point. Fast action can be captured and focus can be maintained with speed, accuracy, and ease.
AF Area Coverage of Approx. 100% x 100%^2
The EOS R5 camera features an expansive focus area of approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical^2 when working with select RF and EF lenses. With older EF lenses, or with Extender types I and II, the EOS R5 focuses on approx. 80% horizontally and 80% vertically of the image. This means fast and impressive focusing even when composing your subject far from the center of the frame.
^2When taking still photos. Actual coverage varies depending on the lens in use. The Focus area will not be covered with the following RF lenses: RF600mm F11 IS STM, RF800mm F11 IS STM.
EV -6^3Low-light Autofocus
Amazing for nighttime photography or in very low light settings, the EOS R5 camera’s brilliant AF can operate in light as dim as a light rating of EV -6^3 where other AF systems may fail or search. Phenomenal AF is achieved even when using lenses with high F numbers. This ultra-sensitive AF works together with the EOS R5’s EVF to clearly capture subjects even when light is limited. Combined with the EOS R5 camera’s remarkable low-light AF performance, still and video shooting is possible even in dark situations in a variety of places and occasions.
^3Camera settings: Center AF point, normal temperature, One-shot AF, ISO 100.
Head and Eye Detection
The EOS R5 camera brings head and eye detection to a new level. Even in situations where a camera may struggle to detect a subject, the EOS R5 camera can locate and a person’s head or eye when people detection is set, allowing ease and accuracy when capturing videos or still images, or while in Live View mode.
For the first time in a Canon Mirrorless camera, animal detection is now possible. Developed using deep learning technology, the EOS R5 camera can effectively track the whole body, face, or eye of cats, dogs, or birds for speed and precision – regardless of the animal’s size, posture, or orientation of the face.
*2 Effectiveness varies depending on the subject. In some cases, dogs, cats, or birds may not be detected, while some animals other than dogs, cats, or birds may be detected.
8K RAW, 4K and Full-HD up to 120fps, 10-bit 4:2:2 with Canon Log, Canon Log3 or HDR PQ, Internal Recording in all Formats, with Auto Focus.
With the high-speed processing capability of the DIGIC X image processor, the EOS R5 is able to record 8K movies (uncropped, at up to 29.97 fps) – a first for Canon full-frame mirrorless cameras. 4K and Full HD video shooting is also possible at up to 119.9fps, in 4:2:2 10-bit (H.265) Canon Log, or Canon Log 3 and with Dual Pixel CMOS AF available in all 8K and 4K modes. Image makers worldwide will be able to tell their stories in larger-than-life resolutions. Additional new features include: Internally recorded and uncropped 8K RAW Recording up to 29.97 fps with Dual Pixel CMOS AF and HDR-PQ Recording (H.265) capability.
In-body Image Stabilizer can provide up to 8 Stops of Shake Correction*.
The EOS R5 is Canon’s first camera to incorporate 5-axis IBIS (In-Body Image Stabilization). This camera will not only enhance the ability to shoot still images at slower shutter speeds but it will also help reduce camera shake when shooting movies. Additionally, the EOS R5’s IBIS will work in combination with Optical Image Stabilization*^ found in many Canon RF and EF lenses.
*^IS equipped RF lenses released prior to July 9, 2020, may require a lens firmware update to utilize coordinated IS control. The EOS R5 and EOS R6 cameras may require a camera firmware update in order to use coordinated IS control with the RF100-500mm lens. Coordinated IS Control is not supported for the RF600mm F11 IS STM and RF800mm F11 IS STM. Please visit Product Support for the latest firmware updates.
Dual Card Slots for CF express** and UHS-II SD Memory Cards***
Whether you are shooting photos every day, or are recording 8K videos, the EOS R5 camera can capture an incredible amount of images through its super-high-speed CF express dual card slots. Plus a UHS-II SD*** card slot is also provided at your disposal.
**Type B compatible.
***Some types of data cannot be saved on the SD memory card.
0.5-type OLED EVF with Approx. 5.76 Million Dots
The EOS R5 camera features a high-precision 0.5-inch OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) EVF with approx. 5.76 million dots and a 23mm eyepoint. Displaying a bright image and extensive shooting information that rotates with the camera. The EOS R5’s EVF supports a 120 fps refresh rate^1 and has been created to provide a bright, sharp, and colorful 100% view of the subject at hand, displaying a crisp and vivid image with minimal aberration or distortion.
^1 Display may be grainier.
Vari-angle Touchscreen LCD
The EOS R5 camera features a 3.15-inch, 2.1 Megapixel Clear View LCD II Vari-angle Touchscreen LCD. Its extensive flexibility makes it easy to compose and shoot from virtually any angle, making selfies simple and enabling the LCD to fold away when not in use. The brightness of the EVF and the LCD monitor can even be adjusted individually. Touch screen features include settings, review, and even AF point selection.
Dot-matrix LCD Panel
An LCD panel on the top of the camera features a dot-matrix display that shows the information on the camera’s status, recording mode, and more. It gives real-time setting information both when the camera is in use or on standby and can be inverted from black to white to suit viewing preferences or the ambient light source.
2.4/5 GHz Built-in Wi-Fi®^, Bluetooth®^^ Technology.
In addition to the traditional 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi®^, the EOS R5 camera now supports 5 GHz Wi-Fi®^ communication – a first for EOS mirrorless cameras. Users can easily perform high-speed FTP data transfer between the camera and using the free Canon Camera Connect app. Simply connect to the Camera Connect app where you can browse, or download images to your smart device, then share and upload from the device directly to various social media sites and web services. For professional photographers using the EOS R5 camera, the built-in Wi-Fi® is the ideal feature that is needed for quick wireless connectivity.
^ Compatible with iOS® versions 9.3/10.3/11.2-11.4/12.4/13.2, Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 5.0/5.1/6.0/7.0/7.1/8.0/8.1/9.0/10. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.
Bluetooth®^^ connectivity offers continuous connection and allows the EOS R5 camera to automatically connect to a smart device that is paired with the Canon Camera Connect app. This allows a number of functions from easy image transfer to remote shooting, to adding GPS*3 information to your photos and videos, and more.
^^ Compatible with select smartphone and tablet devices (Android™ version 5.0 or later and the following iOS® devices: iPhone 4s or later, iPad 3rd gen. or later, iPod Touch 5th gen. or later) equipped with Bluetooth® version 4.1 or later and the Camera Connect App Ver. 2.5.10. This application is not guaranteed to operate on all listed devices, even if minimum requirements are met.
*3In certain countries and regions, the use of GPS may be restricted. Therefore, be sure to use GPS in accordance with the laws and regulations of your country or region. Be particularly careful when traveling outside your home country. As a signal is received from GPS satellites, take sufficient measures when using in locations where the use of electronics is regulated.
image.canon is a cloud service designed to ease your imaging workflow, whether you are a professional, enthusiast, or casual user. Connecting the EOS R5 camera to the image.canon service will allow photographers to seamlessly upload all images and movies in their original format and quality, and access them from the dedicated app or through a web browser – and automatically forward them to a computer, mobile device, and third-party services.
Designed to allow users to operate customizable camera functions while looking through the optical viewfinder, the EOS R5 camera features a multi-controller button located on the back of the camera that makes it easy for the user to locate and control.
Main Dial and Quick Main Dials1 & 2
With its compact body size, the EOS R5 camera features a three-dial User Interface in the main dial, quick control dial 1, and quick control dial 2 which provide direct control over the traditional exposure controls such as Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO –and are fully customizable to the user’s preference.
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-R10A
The optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-R10A, which also serves as a vertical battery grip, provides both a fast throughput for image uploading and several features that make dynamic wireless photography simple and fast. It has 5 GHz 802.11ac support for high-speed image transfer, a user interface that enables speedy set-up and configuration of wireless networks, and even a compatible smartphone connection. The Wireless File Transmitter WFT-R10A makes it simple to use a compatible smartphone as a remote control for still and video capture even from a far distance. It can even transfer recorded images back for viewing on the device’s screen.
The EOS R5 camera’s optional Battery Grip BG-R10 holds 2 Battery Packs LP-E6NH while enabling virtually seamless vertical and horizontal operation and additional functions with all buttons similarly configured in a comfortable and dedicated grip. The Battery Grip BG-R10 also has a useful battery charging function (with an optional USB power delivery adapter attached) that’s particularly helpful for power-hungry operations like video recording or shooting over an extended period of time.
High-Capacity Battery Pack LP-E6NH
For increased power and the convenience of compatibility among multiple cameras, the EOS R5 camera uses Battery Packs LP-E6NH, the same batteries used on the EOS R camera, and others. Especially helpful for photographers with multiple EOS cameras, the Battery Pack LP-E6NH is a robust, long-lasting battery that helps deliver power, shot after shot.
Comfortable and solid in the hand, the EOS R5 camera features a rigid yet lightweight magnesium alloy chassis that enhances body durability while shielding the camera from electromagnetic radiation and heat. It also has a tempered front panel for internal rigidity.
The EOS R5 camera has durability rated at approx. 500,000 cycles and full-frame focal-plane shutter that offers approx. 12 shots/sec.
Dust-& Water-resistant Sealing
The EOS R5 camera is designed for use in a variety of weather conditions. Sealing materials are used in critical areas like the buttons, terminal covers, the battery compartment, and the card slot cover. Precise design and construction help to minimize accidental penetration of dust and moisture in the rest of the camera body. Combined with an RF lens, or any other weather-sealed EF/EF-S lens, the EOS R5 camera proves to be a reliable partner in virtually any climate.
Firmware v. 1.3.1 for EOS R5
The following updates will be available when the Firmware v. 1.3.1 is installed on the EOS R5:
- Adds Canon Log 3 for video recording. Click here for detailed information on Canon Log and Canon Log 3.
- Adds new smaller video file size/lower bitrate options. Click here for the chart.
- FTP transfer time remaining displayed during transfer.
- Adds new High Frame Rate (120fps/100fps) during Full HD video recording.
- Adds full-time Electronic Manual Focusing to supported Canon RF lenses, when in Servo AF.
- Turn LCD monitor off, by pressing the INFO button on the rear of the camera.
- FTP transfer: select any protected images, either not yet sent, or any which failed to be sent, collectively for re-transfer via FTP.
- Save camera settings to an SD or CFexpress card, and install those settings into another EOS R5 camera body (requires firmware v. 1.3.1 or higher to be installed on all EOS R5 cameras).
- Problem with certain CFexpress cards:
Addresses a rare issue where in some instances, the camera does not function normally, when specific CFexpress cards are used.
- Problem with certain CFexpress cards:
- High-Speed Continuous shooting:
Addresses a rare phenomenon where the camera cannot fire normally when set to the High-Speed Continuous drive setting.
- High-Speed Continuous shooting:
- Power suspended during extended USB power connection:
Fixes a phenomenon where the power to the camera may be suspended unexpectedly, during extended connection to a compatible USB power supply.
Click here for detailed information on 1-8 above.