10 things you need to know about the Canon EOS R5

Un aparat foto mirrorless full-frame Canon EOS R5.

Senzorul de imagine full-frame de 45 MP de pe Canon EOS R5 oferă o combinaţie de înaltă rezoluţie, viteză ridicată şi performanţă video profesională.

If you've been searching for one camera that can do it all, look no further: the Canon EOS R5 is a professional full-frame mirrorless camera with cutting-edge specs for both stills photography and video – making it ideal for anyone wanting to switch between the two disciplines quickly and with ease.

"The Canon EOS R5 can pretty much do it all," says Mike Burnhill, European Professional Imaging Product Specialist at Canon Europe. "It delivers high-speed shooting, high resolution images and 8K RAW video – specifications that would have been deemed impossible just a short time ago."

Here, we examine 10 of the Canon EOS R5's most important features, and look at its groundbreaking capabilities in more detail.

1. 45MP Dual Pixel AF CMOS image sensor

Designed and manufactured by Canon, the EOS R5's groundbreaking 45MP sensor featuring Dual Pixel AF CMOS can capture images at up to 20fps with the electronic shutter or 12fps with the mechanical shutter. This combination of speed and resolution destroys the myth that you can have one but not the other.

The sensor, combined with Canon's high-performance RF lenses and DIGIC X processor, makes it possible for the Canon EOS R5 to capture new levels of detail at blistering speed – and all with AF tracking.

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Un aparat Canon EOS R5 ataşat la o articulaţie cardanică pentru camere şi cu un microfon deasupra.

Canon EOS R5 se mândreşte cu funcţii video impresionante, este primul aparat foto full frame care poate înregistra imagini 8K RAW intern şi primul aparat mirrorless care filmează la 4K 120p.

2. Full-frame 8K, 4K/120p and 4K HQ video modes

The Canon EOS R5 can shoot full-frame 8K 30p 12-bit RAW and full-frame 4K 120p (4:2:2 10-bit) video footage, internally. Additionally, a 4K HQ mode uses a high quality debayering algorithm for 8K oversampling, generating individual full 4K Red, Green and Blue channels from the 8K RGB Bayer pattern filter on the sensor. This effectively suppresses moiré and reduces noise, resulting in a superior quality 4K image compared to standard 4K cameras.

Not everyone needs to output in 8K, but everyone will benefit from the 8K functions of the Canon EOS R5, such as the ability to crop the footage during editing and still retain 4K resolution, or more detailed (oversampled) 4K HQ mode footage.

3. 8-stop combined IS

The Canon EOS R5, and its sister camera, the Canon EOS R6, are the first EOS cameras to feature an in-body image stabilisation (IS) system for shake-free images and films. The 5 axis image stabilization system is capable of 8-stops of stabilization with selected lenses. When the camera is teamed with an IS-equipped RF lens, more types of vibration can be corrected, for improved real world performance, which makes the camera a game-changer when it comes to shooting handheld and in low light. Movie digital IS gives extra stabilisation when recording movies.

Imagine cu o raţă mandarin, realizată cu un Canon EOS R5.

Utilizând procesorul DIGIC X nouă generaţie, Canon EOS R5 îşi datorează puterea de procesare focalizării automate cu tehnologie deep learning şi cu urmărirea oamenilor şi a animalelor. Imagine realizată cu un Canon EOS R5 cu obiectivul Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L IS USM la 500 mm, 1/500 sec., f/7.1 şi ISO800.

© Roger Machin

O raţă mandarin cu aripile întinse. Imagine realizată cu un Canon EOS R5.

Algoritmii puternici oferă detecţia ochilor, nu doar pentru oameni, dar şi pentru animale, pentru a se asigura că poţi focaliza pe un subiect indiferent de condiţii. Imagine realizată cu un Canon EOS R5 cu obiectivul Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L IS USM la 500 mm, 1/640 sec., f/7.1 şi ISO800.

© Roger Machin

4. Performanţă rapidă de focalizare automată

Canon EOS R este renumit pentru focalizarea automată excepţional de rapidă, putând focaliza în 0,5 ms (0,05 s). Canon EOS R5 oferă aceeaşi viteză de focalizare automată, în ciuda creşterii semnificative a numărului de megapixeli. Astfel, Canon EOS R5 nu oferă doar o rată mare de cadre şi o rezoluţie ridicată, ci şi focalizare automată pe măsură. În plus, Canon EOS R5 oferă şi o creştere a zonei acoperite de focalizarea automată – până la 100% pe verticală şi orizontală, utilizând opţiunea de selectare a zonei de focalizare automată.

5. Detectarea şi urmărirea feţei

Canon EOS R5 dispune de focalizare automată cu tehnologie deep learning, care urmăreşte oamenii şi animalele, funcţionează cu toate modurile de focalizare automată şi recunoaşte o varietate de situaţii. Ca şi Canon EOS-1D X Mark III, Canon EOS R5 dispune de o detectare îmbunătăţită a feţei de la un unghi amplu în lateral şi este primul aparat foto EOS echipat cu focalizare automată cu urmărire a animalelor pentru pisici, câini şi păsări (inclusiv urmărirea feţei şi a ochilor).

Până acum, focalizarea automată în timpul filmării nu a fost niciodată foarte bună – însă tehnologia Dual Pixel CMOS AF de la Canon a schimbat acest lucru. „Celor care au încercat-o le-a plăcut foarte mult – fie deoarece le-a uşurat munca în modul focalizare automată completă/urmărire, fie ca ajutor la focalizarea manuală folosind funcţia inovatoare Ghid de focalizare Dual Pixel”, spune Mike.

6. Pro-level video features

The Canon EOS R5 supports Canon Log (including BT.2020) and HDR PQ movie recording for extra-wide dynamic range and low noise levels.

The Canon EOS R5 is also the first EOS camera to include the Zebra Pattern function, which overlays stripes onto an image to identify areas that might be overexposed. The stripes can be seen both on the camera itself and on external monitors.

It's also possible to record 4K 60p to an external recorder, or, when shooting 8K RAW, simultaneously record a compressed 8K version to a different memory card. "This is ideal for proxy editing or ensuring you have a backup of important footage," explains Mike.

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7. Enhanced EVF

The Canon EOS R's electronic viewfinder (EVF) provides detail of 3.69m dots at 60fps, but the Canon EOS R5 pushes this even further. "The EVF now has a resolution of 5.76m dots and a 120fps refresh rate, giving much more detail," explains Mike. "This makes it closer to the optical viewfinder on an SLR camera."

Canon has made a point of listening to its customers and incorporating their feedback into the new camera's design. "You can now have it so the eye sensor on the Canon EOS R5 is deactivated when the LCD screen is folded out. This is something users have fed back to us, and it makes sense – if you flip out the LCD screen, you're probably not using the viewfinder."

Două zebre îşi ating nasurile. Imagine realizată cu un Canon EOS R5.

Canon EOS R5 dispune de un mecanism cu obturator cu zgomot redus sau de un obturator electronic silenţios opţional, pentru momentele când nu doriţi să faceţi niciun sunet. Imagine realizată cu un Canon EOS R5 cu obiectivul Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM la 1/1000 sec., f/11 şi ISO6400.

© Roger Machin

8. Portrait relighting option

The Canon EOS R5 features a new function for Dual Pixel RAW images: a Portrait relighting feature.

"Dual Pixel RAW images can be edited in-camera," explains Mike. "This feature uses the depth map information stored in the Dual Pixel RAW file to allow a secondary light source to be applied to an image [as the name suggests, it only works with faces].

"The brightness, direction, and degree of coverage can be altered – all on the back of the camera. It's like having a virtual reflector in your camera that enables you to lift or increase the shadows on your subject's face, all after you've shot it."

9. Multi controller and dual card slots

The Canon EOS R5 builds on the heritage of the Canon EOS R, while adding features that users have requested. The multi controller (joystick) for selecting AF points has been reintroduced, but with a speed control to set its responsiveness.

Canon listened to a lot of feedback about the lack of dual card slots on the Canon EOS R, but dual card slots were always part of the plan for this pro-level model, which features two different types of cards.

"The Canon EOS R5 will appeal to a wide range of photographers and filmmakers, many travelling the globe, so it was important to go for maximum performance and flexibility," explains Mike. "We've included one next-generation performance CFexpress memory card slot, but these are not widely available outside specialist stores, so for the other we went for an SD card, the most popular memory card on the planet, which means you should be able to get a compatible memory card pretty much everywhere you go."

Un aparat foto mirrorless full-frame Canon EOS R5 cu obiectiv ataşat.

Canon EOS R5 asigură 5 stopuri de stabilizare a imaginii (IS) încorporate şi până la 8 stopuri când aparatul foto este utilizat în combinaţie cu un obiectiv RF compatibil, echipat cu stabilizator de imagine.

10. Connectivity

The Canon EOS R5 benefits from impressive connectivity when it comes to cross-device communication. In addition to traditional 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi support, the Canon EOS R5 is the first EOS camera to have 5Ghz Wi-Fi built in1. The Wi-Fi supports FTP and FTPS and settings can be configured offline or using the EOS Utility software – with the ability to store up to 10 networks for easy access.

Network menus and transmission options are like those found on the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III, including the ability to voice tag images or send tagged/rated images. It's possible to connect to a compatible smart device via the Bluetooth Low Energy protocol, which provides a constant connection while using minimal battery power.

Stuck for somewhere to store your files? The new service provides unlimited cloud storage, including RAW files, for 30 days. And the Canon EOS R5 is the first camera to allow automatic cloud uploads when connected to the internet – the images are then synced to your computer so they're immediately available when you return from a shoot.

Jason Parnell-Brookes
  1. 5Ghz is not available in all regions.

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