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Canon EOS R5 Mark II to be Announced in Q4 of 2023

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According to latest Canon rumors, the long waited EOS R5 Mark II now expected to be announced in the Q4 of 2023. If true the replacement of Canon EOS R5 will also bring the high resolution model EOS R5S.

According to a reliable source, Canon intends to announce the EOS R5’s successor in Q4, with the likelihood of the R5 Mark II making its appearance before the much-awaited EOS R1. The latter is expected to have a slow release cycle, timed to coincide with the Tokyo Olympic Games.

While details about the EOS R5 Mark II’s specifications are still scarce, it is unlikely to witness a substantial increase in resolution. The current 45-megapixel resolution is considered by many to be the sweet spot, striking an optimal balance between image quality and file size. This decision by Canon should be embraced, as it ensures photographers can continue to enjoy exceptional results without sacrificing performance or storage efficiency.

Below are some detailed rumors about EOS R5 Mark II:

Rumored Specs of EOS R5 Mark II

  • 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 Caon EOS R3 / Canon 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
  • Announcement Q3 of 2023
  • Launch time: 2024 Q1
  • To be released before EOS R1

See also Updated Canon RF Lens Roadmap 2022-2023

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via: CR