Canon is gearing up to unveil the Canon EOS R5 Mark II, anticipated to be officially announced in early 2024, likely preceding the CP+ event in February. Reports suggest that Canon has already distributed prototypes of the camera to their trusted test photographers. However, the exact feature set for the camera remains undisclosed at this point.
Canon intends to elevate the EOS R5 Mark II to the forefront of its segment, enhancing specifications for both still photography and video capabilities. There is speculation that the camera will boost its 8K video framerate to 60fps in RAW format. The question remains whether achieving this frame rate will necessitate additional power or improved cooling mechanisms.
Notably, Canon has presented a detailed patent for an external cooler designed for EOS R cameras. The accompanying illustrations depict an extra battery slot, suggesting the potential for increased power supply to the camera and the cooling fan within the accessory.
There have been various rumors circulating regarding the resolution of the EOS R5 Mark II image sensors, with claims of testing being conducted at both 45mp and 60mp resolutions. The technical considerations favor a 45mp sensor due to potential pixel binning requirements for RAW shooting at 60mp. While a source suggests a likelihood of 60mp, many still lean towards the practicality of a 45mp sensor, which also positions Canon to release a high-megapixel version in the future.
Furthermore, speculation points to a significant enhancement in 4K video framerate, surpassing the current EOS R5’s 120fps to a speculated 240fps—described as a “massive” increase. This projection aligns with Canon’s efforts to keep up with and even lead in specifications.
While much about the EOS R5 Mark II remains shrouded in uncertainty, the increasing mentions and rumors about the camera hint that the anticipated February 2024 announcement date is likely to materialize.
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