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Video: Astronaut Doug Hurley on what it's like to photograph Earth from the International Space Station

Photo via NASA: view of the SpaceX Crew Dragon and Japan's HTV-9 resupply ship

The Twitter account of the International Space Station (ISS) recently shared a short video wherein NASA astronaut Doug Hurley talks about what it’s like to photograph Earth from low Earth orbit.

The video, embedded below, is just 75-seconds long, but in it, Col. Hurley explains how incredible it is to take in the beauty of Earth from a distance and points out a few of the more recognizable landmarks visible from 410 km (254.8 mi) above Earth’s surface.

You can keep up with Col. Hurley on Instagram and Twitter, and follow the ISS Twitter account for future videos and photos.

First impressions: ON1 360 is a cloud-based alternative to Lightroom's ecosystem

Smartphones not only introduced the ability to capture photos anywhere, they also opened us to the idea of accessing our photo libraries on any device we’re carrying. Apple’s Photos and Adobe’s Lightroom ecosystems enable you to view and edit images that have been uploaded to their respective cloud services.

ON1 360 is a cloud-based service that links the ON1 Photo RAW desktop software with a new ON1 Photo Mobile app

Now, add ON1 to the any-device club. ON1 360 is a cloud-based service that links the ON1 Photo RAW desktop software with a new ON1 Photo Mobile app on iOS or Android devices. (I tested the macOS and iOS versions on a 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro, 2019 iPad Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro.)

System requirements:

  • iOS: iPhone or iPad with iOS 12.3 or higher
    • Recommended: iOS 13 or higher
  • Android: Phone or tablet with Android 7 (Nougat) or later with current maintenance releases (64-bit only)
    • Recommended: 64-bit Android 9 (Pie) or later

Sync Infrastructure

The cloud approach taken by Apple and Adobe is to automatically upload everything added to Photos and Lightroom. ON1 360 isn’t as aggressive, leaving it up to you to decide what gets synchronized between devices. (Lightroom Classic also takes this approach.)

In ON1 Photo RAW on the desktop, image sources can come from any folder, connected drive, or mountable network volume, and the software leaves the originals in place. To publish photos to ON1 360, you specify a folder as a Cataloged Folder, create an album, or add existing cataloged folders or albums.

Choose which cataloged folders or albums to sync with the ON1 360 service.

The images can be uploaded in their original formats or using ON1’s Editable Preview format, a compressed Raw format that is smaller in size but retains the same tonal information. In the ON1 Photo Mobile app, there’s no indication that you’re working with a format other than the original; the filename appears the same. A setting also lets you choose to upload only the Raw portion of Raw+JPEG pairs.

This photo was uploaded using ON1's Editable Preview format, but it retains the same .RAF file name extension as if it was in its original Fujifilm raw format.

In the ON1 Photo Mobile app, images you import or capture using the app’s Camera feature are automatically uploaded (in their original formats) and made available to your other devices.

This structure is designed to differentiate all of the sources. Tapping the 360 icon in the mobile app displays the other devices sharing your account; in the desktop app, the other sources appear in a list under My Catalogs.

ON1 360 leaves it up to you to decide what gets synchronized between devices

What’s missing is the ability to view all shared images at once. If your goal is to keep the desktop app as the primary photo source, the approach transitions well. But if, say, you leave the computer at home and import lots of photos onto your tablet, soon you need to maintain a mental model of where images are stored; they’re all there, but you may still end up hunting and pecking to locate the ones you want to edit. Lightroom and Photos prioritize that everyone-in-the-pool approach, which can often feel crowded, which is why ON1’s more targeted approach will probably prove a refreshing change for some photographers. Having the option to switch between views would be a helpful addition in the future.

What’s missing is the ability to view all shared images at once

Syncing, for the most part, happens quickly among devices. Your internet speed is a huge factor when initially uploading images, but edits transfer as small instructions and are quite limited in terms of bandwidth. In my testing, thumbnails sometimes didn’t update correctly and images occasionally came up blank, so there are still some rough edges.

As for the infrastructure itself, ON1 is securely distributing the online storage among large providers (Microsoft Azure and Backblaze S2). Unlike Adobe's CreativeCloud approach, ON1 is not using users' images to feed its machine learning algorithms.

Editing and Metadata

The editing features of the ON1 Photo Mobile app cover the basics of tone, color, and detail adjustments, plus a single-slider AI tool for one-stop improvement. A handful of effects are also included, such as adding a vignette and converting to black and white.

Editing a photo in ON1 Photo Mobile on an iPad Pro. Editing a photo in ON1 Photo Mobile on an iPhone 11 Pro.

Not everything in ON1 Photo RAW is represented, which isn’t a surprise for a first release. There’s no histogram, for instance. In one area, though, you have to be careful: If you apply any edit in the desktop app that isn’t supported on mobile, you’re locked out of all edits. For example, the Vignette effect in both versions let you set opacity, brightness, size, feather, and roundness attributes. In the desktop version, you can also click a shortcut such as 'Subtle' that applies preset values for those sliders.

If you apply an adjustment control in ON1 Photo RAW that isn't supported on mobile… … you're locked out of all edits (ON1 Photo Mobile on iPad Pro shown here).

However, when you try to edit that in mobile, a message says, “This photo has settings applied in ON1 Photo RAW that are not supported in the app yet.” The only option is to tap OK; you’re not able to edit supported adjustments, such as any of the tone tools.

Be careful: If you apply any edit in the desktop app that isn’t supported on mobile, you’re locked out of all edits

As for metadata, the only visible information is an image’s filename, star rating, and like/dislike flag. That also means there’s no way to filter images based on rating or even see, in the thumbnail view, which ones you’ve marked to work on later. It would be nice to sort the images, too, since by default the photos are listed based on file names.

ON1 Camera

The advantage of incorporating a camera into the mobile app is twofold: first, the images you capture are automatically added to ON1 360, bypassing the need to import them into ON1 Photo RAW; and second, it records photos in raw format by default, with the option to invoke manual control over shutter speed, ISO, focus, and white balance. (You can also choose to shoot in JPEG or, in the iOS version, HEIC formats.)

Adjusting manual focus in the camera feature of ON1 Photo Mobile.

Dragging up or down on the screen adjusts the exposure compensation, but if you leave your finger on the screen too long, the app assumes you want to use that spot as auto-focus and auto-exposure. Another annoyance is that if you’ve set manual settings such as shutter speed or ISO, tapping the screen to set focus reverts everything back to automatic.

Pricing

ON1 360 is a subscription add-on for existing owners of ON1 Photo RAW, or the two can be bundled as a subscription. For 200 GB of cloud storage, the service add-on costs $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year. The service/software bundle costs $7.99 per month or $89.99 per year.

A no-subscription perpetual license for just ON1 Photo RAW is also available for $99.9

The next tier up is 1 TB of storage, which costs $9.99 per month or $109.99 per year for the add-on plan, or $15.99 per month or $179.99 per year for the service/software bundle.

A no-subscription perpetual license for just ON1 Photo RAW is also available for $99.99. The ON1 Photo Mobile app for iOS or Android is free.

Conclusion

When you look back at the first mobile steps taken by Apple and Adobe’s photo offerings, they started basic and broadened their features over time; the mobile version of Lightroom is close to being in parity with the desktop version (though still not comparable with Lightroom Classic).

Sometimes a thumbnail doesn't accurately reflect the edit (though the underlying image adjustments are intact). The ON1 360 sync status says everything is up to date, but a few thumbnails are lagging.
Before: Editing a photo on the iPad. After: Bizarre streaks appeared when activating the AI Auto adjustment.

ON1 360 is taking its own first steps. I did run into a few glitches, ranging from inconsistent thumbnails to images sometimes showing up blank and one instance of odd streaking when applying the Auto adjustment on mobile. However, the basic infrastructure is in place and extends the ecosystem beyond the desktop for photographers who use ON1 Photo RAW.

Sony 12-24mm F2.8 GM sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Chris and Jordan took the new Sony 12-24mm F2.8 GM to Calgary's eclectic Ingelwood neighborhood. From record stores to spice shops, find out what got their attention when it was time to go wide.

DPReview TV: Sony 12-24mm F2.8 review

Sony's new 12-24mm F2.8 GM is the widest fast aperture zoom for full frame. Based on our tests it's a worthy recipient of Sony's 'GM' moniker.

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Sample gallery from this episode

Slideshow: The prize-winning photographs of the 2020 Audubon Photography Awards

2020 Audubon Photography Awards

The National Audubon Society (NAS) has announced the winning images for its 2020 Audubon Photography Awards competition, including the mesmerizing grand prize-winning photograph titled 'Double-crested Cormorant' by photographer Joanna Lentini.

The winning photographs, which include six prize-winning photographs and four honorable mentions selected from a panel of six judges, were whittled down from more than 6,000 photographs captured across North America. In addition to the grand prize winner and the three main divisions (Professional, Amateur and Youth), The NAS also selected two winners for its Plants for Birds Prize and Fisher Prize, both of which are explained in the NAS press release:

'The Plants for Birds Prize highlights the essential role of native plants and the natural habitat and food sources they provide for birds. The Fisher Prize, named after former creative director of Audubon Kevin Fisher, is awarded to the photo that exemplifies a blend of originality and technical expertise.'

Below is a breakdown of the prizes each winning photographer will receive for their respective works:

  • Grand Prize: $5,000
  • Professional Prize: $2,500
  • Amateur Prize: $2,500
  • Plants for Birds Prize: $2,500
  • Fisher Prize: $1,000
  • Youth Prize: Six days at the Hog Island Audubon Camp in Maine to become a better birder or bird photographer during the 2021 season (transportation included)

Below are the judges that pored over the photographs, who selected the winning images based on technical quality, originality and artistic merit:

  • Steve Freligh, publisher, Nature’s Best Photography
  • Melissa Groo, wildlife photographer and winner of the 2015 contest’s Grand Prize
  • Sabine Meyer, photography director, National Audubon Society
  • Allen Murabayashi, chairman and co-founder, PhotoShelter
  • John Rowden, senior director of bird-friendly communities, National Audubon Society
  • Jason Ward, bird expert and host of "Birds of North America"

You can find out more about the National Audubon Society and its photo contests by visiting the Audubon.org website.

Grand Prize Winner: Joanna Lentini

Double-crested Cormorant by Joanna Lentini/Audubon Photography Awards/2020 Grand Prize Winner

Category: Professional
Species: Double-crested Cormorant
Location: Los Islotes, Mexico
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Tokina 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 AT-X 107 DX AF Fisheye lens; 1/640 second at f/6.3; ISO 320

Story Behind the Shot: I’ve spent many hours underwater at this California sea lion rookery in the Bay of La Paz, but I had never before encountered diving cormorants there. Shifting my focus from the playful sea lions, I watched in awe as the cormorants plunged beak-first into the sea to snap at the sardines swimming by. Although I spent a long time admiring these birds, I didn’t see a single one catch a fish. Adding insult to injury, curious sea lion pups would zip by the hunting birds and nip at them from behind.

Bird Lore: Cormorants are superb divers, well adapted to rapid pursuit of fish underwater. Their bodies are heavy but streamlined, with dense plumage. When they dive, they hold their wings tightly to their sides, propelling themselves with their powerful legs and webbed feet, steering through the water with their tails. Some cormorants may be capable of diving more than 300 feet below the surface, but most of their hunting is done at shallower depths.

Fisher Prize Winner: Marlee Fuller-Morris

American Dipper by Marlee Fuller-Morris/Audubon Photography Awards/2020 Fisher Prize Winner

Category: Amateur
Species: American Dipper
Location: Yosemite National Park, California
Camera: Canon EOS 70D with Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens; 1/2000 second at f/5.6; ISO 800

Story Behind the Shot: I followed a little-known trail in Yosemite to the top of a small waterfall and sat at the edge of the pool. A moment later, a dipper flew in. The river was ­moving quickly, but it wasn’t too deep. So instead of diving, the bird stuck its head underwater in search of prey. I thought the spectacular splash would make an awesome photo. The bird kept getting closer and closer as I sat snapping ­hundreds of shots of that splash. I will treasure that afternoon as one of my favorite moments in Yosemite!

Bird Lore: The American Dipper lives on the edge—on the boundary between air and water, on the border between streams and their banks, and even on that vague margin between songbirds (it is one, technically) and water birds. Above the surface or below, it can either walk or fly, demonstrating a mastery of all its elements, and attracting the admiration of the most creative photographers.

Professional Winner: Sue Dougherty

Magnificent Frigatebird by Sue Dougherty/Audubon Photography Awards/2020 Professional Winner

Species: Magnificent Frigatebird
Location: Genovesa Island, Ecuador
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens; 1/1250 second at f/8.0; ISO 1250

Story Behind the Shot: The sun was setting behind a frigatebird breeding colony in the Galápagos. The birds were very active and stunningly close, and the experience was all the more special because I was with great friends who were equally mesmerized by the scene. We got on the sand, lying on our bellies and handholding our cameras, composing silhouettes and starbursts on birds’ wingtips. I noticed this male, with his throat pouch lit up by the sun, and zoomed in to capture his portrait.

Bird Lore: Frigatebirds are among the most aerial of all birds, by necessity: Seabirds that don’t swim, they are almost incapable of taking off from the water’s surface, so they soar on long, angular wings over tropical seas, sometimes for weeks. Males in courtship displays inflate huge, balloon-like red throat pouches, vibrate their wings, and make rattling noises to attract females.

Professional Honorable Mention: Gene Putney

Greater Sage-Grouse by Gene Putney/Audubon Photography Awards/2020 Professional Honorable Mention

Species: Greater Sage-Grouse
Location: Jackson County, Colorado
Camera: Nikon D500 with AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED lens; 1/400 second at f/5.6; ISO 1600

Story Behind the Shot: In spring 2019 I made my first venture to watch the Greater Sage-Grouse perform its courtship ritual. Late one afternoon
I set up my camera at the edge of a rural road and used my car as a blind. This male was the first bird I saw, and he proved to be a great model. As he faced away from me, he provided a nice profile pose, and I thought it was a neat perspective to get his photo from behind.

Bird Lore: After their spectacular springtime courtship dances, Greater Sage-Grouse seem to disappear into the vast sagebrush steppes of the West. Studies have shown that they may move many miles with the seasons, often shifting to higher elevations in summer, lower elevations in winter, so they need large, continuous tracts of habitat to survive.

Amateur Winner: Gail Bisson

Bare-throated Tiger-Heron by Gail Bisson/Audubon Photography Awards/2020 Amateur Winner

Species: Bare-throated Tiger-Heron
Location: Tárcoles River, Costa Rica
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X with Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM lens; 1/800 second at f/4.0; ISO 1600

Story Behind the Shot: After a torrential rainstorm, I went out on a late-afternoon boat trip on the Tárcoles River. It was still raining when we left the boat ramp, but once the sky finally cleared, we spotted this Bare-throated Tiger-Heron walking along the river. As the boat drifted by, the bird leaned over the bank to watch us. I raised my camera and quickly switched to a portrait orientation to capture the beautiful post-storm sky behind it.

Bird Lore: Stocky and chunky, suggesting bitterns in shape, the three species of tiger-herons lurk in mangrove swamps and along rivers in the American tropics. The Bare-throated Tiger-Heron is the northern­most of these species, found mainly from Mexico to Panama. It is often most active at dawn and dusk, but fortunate observers sometimes spot one hunting fish and frogs in bright daylight.

Amateur Honorable Mention: Bibek Ghosh

Anna’s Hummingbird by Bibek Ghosh/Audubon Photography Awards/2020 Amateur Honorable Mention

Species: Anna’s Hummingbird
Location: Ardenwood Historic Farm, California
Camera: Fujifilm X-T3 with Canon 600mm f/4L II lens and Fringer EF-FX Pro II Lens Mount Adapter; 1/4000 second at f/4.0; ISO 3200

Story Behind the Shot: Near my home in Fremont is a historic farm with a water fountain that’s a magnet for birds. I was by the fountain looking for warblers and other migrants when I saw this hummingbird, a year-round ­resident, exhibiting some very interesting behavior. It swooped in for a drink and then stuck around to play in the water, as if trying to catch a droplet. After several frames, I finally captured the bird succeeding at its game.

Bird Lore: Human activities aren’t always beneficial for birds, but Anna’s Hummingbird has taken full advantage of changes we’ve made to the landscape. Formerly a resident of Southern California and Baja, it has expanded its breeding range east, to Arizona, and north, to British Columbia. Planting of year-round gardens has allowed it to thrive across this vast new territory.

Youth Winner: Vayun Tiwari

Northern Jacana by Vayun Tiwari/Audubon Photography Awards/2020 Youth Winner

Species: Northern Jacana
Location: New River, Orange Walk District, Belize
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens; 1/320 second at f/5.0; ISO 1250

Story Behind the Shot: On a boat ride on the New River, I noticed a few Northern Jacanas on a patch of water lilies and asked the captain to stop. I hoped our vessel wouldn’t scare away the birds. I couldn’t believe my luck when one walked closer and closer to us. The boat was rocking, but when the bird stopped for a ­moment to peer into a water lily, I was able to set up and get this special shot.

Bird Lore: Distinctive marsh birds of the tropics, jacanas have very long toes, enabling them to walk across floating vegetation as they seek insects and seeds. The Northern Jacana is common from Mexico to Panama and the Caribbean, and sometimes wanders to Texas.

Youth Honorable Mention: Christopher Smith

Greater Roadrunner by Christopher Smith/Audubon Photography Awards/2020 Youth Honorable Mention

Species: Greater Roadrunner
Location: San Joaquin River Parkway, California
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ80 4K with 60X Zoom DC VARIO 20-1200mm f/2.8-5.9 lens; 1/500 second at f/5.6; ISO 200

Story Behind the Shot: While on a walk through a nature preserve in Fresno, I heard a roadrunner cooing to its mate. I followed the sound to find the bird clutching a gift for its partner: a really big fence lizard! The roadrunner perched on a post above me for nearly 10 minutes. The lighting was harsh and it was difficult to get the proper camera setting, but I managed to take this shot. I like how the photograph shows a small predator with its prey.

Bird Lore: Ritualized feeding is a part of courtship for many birds, from cardinals to gulls to hawks. For the Greater Roadrunner, it’s no challenge for the male to catch a lizard to give to the female. At times, though, he will present to her a large insect or a piece of nest material, or go through the motions of bestowing a gift with nothing at all. Apparently, it’s the thought that counts.

Plants for Birds Winner: Travis Bonovsky

American Goldfinch on a cup plant by Travis Bonovsky/Audubon Photography Awards/2020 Plants For Birds Winner

Species: American Goldfinch
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Camera: Nikon D7100 with Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Model A011 lens; 1/160 second at f/10.0; ISO 320

Story Behind the Shot: Through frequent visits to North Mississippi Regional Park, an area restored with native plants, I became familiar with the cup plant and learned that its leaves can hold rainwater, as the name suggests. I read that birds and other wildlife like to drink from these plants, so I always keep an eye out for bird activity when I pass by them. Finally one late July day I was lucky enough to witness a female American Goldfinch plunge her head into a plant.

Bird Lore: Few birds are total vegetarians, but American Goldfinches come close. While other seed eaters feed their young on insects, goldfinches serve mashed-up seeds to their nestlings. The flowers on this cup plant will go to seed later, but in the meantime the plant acts as a watering hole for the birds: Its large, opposite leaves, joined at their bases, surround the stem and create the rain-trapping cup.

Plants for Birds Honorable Mention: Natalie Robertson

Tennessee Warbler on an eastern prickly gooseberry by Natalie Robertson/Audubon Photography Awards/2020 Plants For Birds Honorable Mention

Species: Tennessee Warbler
Location: Point Pelee National Park, Ontario, Canada
Camera: Canon 7D Mark II with Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens; 1/1000 second at f 6.3; ISO 500

Story Behind the Shot: This warbler was difficult to photograph as it frantically hopped from branch to branch while foraging on a native gooseberry—one of the plants that flower in early spring in this part of Canada. Gooseberries are an important source of food for exhausted songbirds migrating north over the Great Lakes, and I was thrilled to get a clear image of this warbler drinking nectar from the tiny flowers.

Bird Lore: Warblers are mainly insect eaters, but some also have a taste for nectar. On their main wintering grounds in Central America, Tennessee Warblers often show splashes of bright color on their faces, the result of probing in red or orange flowers. Their attraction to nectar continues as they migrate north. In the open woods of southeastern Canada and northern states, the inconspicuous blooms of eastern prickly gooseberry appear in late spring, just in time for migrating warblers to seek them out.

Thunderbolt 4: Same speeds as Thunderbolt 3, but more functionality available

Intel has released the full specifications for Thunderbolt 4, the successor to Thunderbolt 3 that was first announced earlier this year. As previously stated, Thunderbolt 4 will not offer a speed increase over Thunderbolt 3 -- it will, however, still represent an important upgrade for the protocol.

Intel released the minimum system specifications for Thunderbolt 4 on Wednesday, July 8, explaining that it will feature USB4 compliance in addition to 'expanded capabilities.' Notable changes introduced by Thunderbolt 4 will include double the data and video minimum requirements compared to Thunderbolt 3, requiring minimum support for two 4K displays or a single 8K display.

As well, Thunderbolt 4 will offer the full 40Gb/s speed of Thunderbolt 3 with cables up to 2m (6.5ft) in length. Whereas Thunderbolt 3 has minimum support of 16Gb/s for PCIe connections, Thunderbolt 4 will boost this to 32Gb/s. When it comes to USB4 (which uses the same USB-C connector), speeds top out at 20Gb/s with 7.5W of power delivery and support for a single 4K display.

Beyond that, Thunderbolt 4 will require Intel VT-d DMA protection and support for accessories like docks that have four Thunderbolt ports. Other minimum requirements include that Thunderbolt 4 docks must wake the PC from sleep and that notebooks requiring less than 100W of power must include at least one Thunderbolt 4 port for charging.

Though it's clear at this point that Thunderbolt 4 won't offer faster speeds than Thunderbolt 3, it is ultimately an upgrade over the current specification, offering double the minimum requirements in some cases. As expected, Intel says it is working closely with manufacturers on the Thunderbolt 4 certification standards.

Talking about this is storage company Kensington's VP Ben Thacker, who said:

We expect Thunderbolt 4 products to be an inflection point for accessory makers who depend on PCs and Macs to offer an industry-leading set of product capabilities for a consistent user experience. The advancements in Thunderbolt 4 will help Kensington redefine the modern workspace of the future.

Consumers will benefit from the new minimum specifications, including the future arrival of faster Thunderbolt 4 drives, guaranteed support for two external 4K monitors and the ability to charge a slim notebook from at least one of the Thunderbolt 4 ports. These likewise exceed that of the USB4 spec, which uses the same port as Thunderbolt 3 and 4.

Ultimately, consumers can expect to see Thunderbolt 4 devices start arriving later this year when Intel makes its controllers available to accessory and computer manufacturers. It's unclear how many of these products we can expect to see before 2021, however.

You can now use your (compatible) Fujifilm camera as a webcam on macOS

Fujifilm has released its Fujifilm X Webcam utility for macOS, making it possible to use compatible Fujifilm cameras as webcams on Apple computers.

As with the Windows version, the macOS version of Fujifilm X Webcam makes it so you can use the following cameras as webcams in compatible video conferencing and live broadcasting apps when plugged into your Apple computer via USB:

  • GFX 100
  • GFX 50S
  • GFX 50R
  • X-H1
  • X-Pro2
  • X-Pro3
  • X-T2
  • X-T3
  • X-T4

Fuji X Webcam version 1.0.0 is compatible with macOS 10.12 (Sierra) or later and is free to download on Fujifilm’s website. Fujifilm has published a user guide to help you get up and running.

Film Fridays: Epson Perfection V600 review

The Epson V600 remains one of the most popular flatbed film scanners on the market. Revisit our review of this affordable and (mostly) easy-to-use option and see how its output compares to local lab scans.

Hands-on with Canon's new RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM

Hands-on with Canon's new RF85mm F2 Macro IS STM

Alongside a trio of telephoto lenses, Canon also announced a new 85mm this week. The RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM is a compact, affordable alternative to the pro-oriented 85mm F1.2L, which can't match the light-gathering power of its costly cousin, but adds optical image stabilization and a handy close-focusing ability. Not to mention it's a whole lot easier to carry around.

Click through this article for a closer look at Canon's sixth autofocus 85mm lens.

Size and weight

At 500g (1.1 lbs) the 85mm F2 is far from a featherweight, but it's less than half the weight of the 85mm F1.2. It's nicely-balanced, too, and doesn't feel heavy on an EOS R6. The filter thread is a very reasonable 67mm, so no need to hunt around for expensive, larger, less common filters.

Ergonomics

The RF 85mm F2 features a pretty clean, matte black, low-key design, with a broad rubber-clad focus ring in the middle of the barrel (manual focus is focus-by-wire, as we'd expect) and a customizable 'clicky' control ring at the front, nearest to the filter ring. The two rings are textured differently to help differentiate them by touch.

There's a lot of polycarbonate in the body of the lens (our copy is made in Malaysia, for those who care about such things), and overall build quality seems very high. It should be noted, however, that Canon makes no claims about weather-sealing in this lens.

Optical construction

The RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM is a lot less of a handful than the F1.2L, but it's still a pretty advanced, complex design. Optical construction comprises 12 elements in 11 groups, including one UD (ultra low-dispersion) element for chromatic aberration control. A nine-bladed aperture ensures that out of focus highlights will be rendered as near-circles when the lens is shot near or wide open. Canon claims 'beautiful bokeh' from this lens, which should be a favorite of portrait photographers.

Close focusing

The 'Macro' in the full product name of this lens refers to its close focusing abilities, and its maximum reproduction ratio of 0.5X. Technically this isn't true macro (that would be 1:1 reproduction) but manufacturers (not only Canon) have been playing fast and loose with that word for years, so we'll forgive it. Especially since this kind of close focusing ability (you can focus down to 1.1 ft, or 35 cm) is so impressive in a lens of this kind. For (near) macro work, you can lock the lens's autofocus to a range of 0.5m - 0.35m to prevent hunting.

We expect this macro capability will make this lens a handy kit - particularly when paired with the RF 35mm F1.8 - for portrait and wedding photographers who can quickly go close in for detail shots.

Speaking of autofocus, like its shorter focal length RF 35 cousin, the RF 85mm F2 uses a stepping motor to drive its focus group. Given our past experience with Canon's STM motors, we expect autofocus speeds are unlikely to be as fast as the company's lenses with Nano USM focus drive systems, and it remains to be seen if focus drive is silent.

Image Stabilization

The RF 85mm F2 features optical image stabilization, rated to five stops of correction (per CIPA, tested on an EOS R). Canon claims that when mounted on an EOS R5 or R6, photographers can expect a combined stabilization effect of up to eight stops with this lens, which will be hugely beneficial for the kind of closeup work that the lens is capable of. Regardless of what body it's attached to, the 85mm F2's 'Hybrid I.S' system is designed specifically to help with the kinds of rotational and up/down left/right movements that can create problems at very close focusing distances.

We're unable to test stabilization performance (or autofocus, or image quality) in this pre-production sample, but these are all things that we want to try out when we get an opportunity. In the meantime, let us know what you think of Canon's latest portrait prime lens in the comments.

The RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM lens is scheduled to be available in October 2020 for an estimated retail price of $599.99.

Hands-on with the Canon EOS R5

Hands-on with the Canon EOS R5

Canon has just announced the EOS R5, a 45MP full-frame mirrorless camera that we have to confess we're pretty excited about. It's the spiritual successor to the company's 5D-series of do-everything DSLRs, and offers a mix of speed, resolution, autofocus capability and video features that will appeal to a lot of different types of photographers.

We've been fortunate enough to get our hands on a pre-production model leading up to the official release, so follow along and get an up-close look at Canon's newest high-end mirrorless camera.

Build and feel

The EOS R5 feels very well-built. Its bottom and front plates feel metallic, and the other parts of the body feel more plasticky. We suspect this is to ensure a better signal for the camera's built-in 2.4 / 5.0Ghz Wi-Fi antennas, and frankly, polycarbonate could prove to be more durable in the long run.

Canon claims the EOS R5 is sealed to the same degree as an EOS 5D Mark IV; no official figures are given, but there are visible gaskets around possible points of moisture or dust ingress. Overall, we think the R5 succeeds at feeling solid while being appreciably smaller and lighter than an average high-end DSLR.

New sensor

At the heart of the camera is an all-new Canon-designed-and-manufactured sensor, and its 45MP of resolution makes the EOS R5 the highest-resolution mirrorless camera Canon has to offer. Canon claims that increases in readout speed mean that rolling shutter won't be a major issue if you want to use the silent electronic shutter (more on that in a moment). Canon also claims that EOS R5 should offer around one stop of dynamic range improvement over the EOS R. Of course, we'll be looking at this more closely when we have a final copy.

The shutter

As mentioned on the previous slide, the EOS R5 has a silent electronic shutter that can shoot bursts of images at up to 20fps with full autofocus and autoexposure. You can always switch to the mechanical shutter – shown here – if you're in a situation where artificial lighting could cause banding. You can also choose whether you want an electronic first curtain shutter (EFCS), to minimize any chance of shutter shock, or a fully mechanical shutter to prevent truncating your out-of-focus highlights if you're using high shutter speeds.

Using either EFCS or the mechanical shutter limits you to 12fps with AF and AE. A deep buffer means you'll approach 100 shots per burst before the camera slows down, regardless of your image quality settings.

Also visible in this view are the front custom button, which defaults to depth-of-field preview, and the cover for a remote port.

In-body stabilizer

Resting behind the R5's shutter and supporting the new sensor is Canon's first-ever in-body image stabilizer. With the right lenses, Canon claims it offers a jaw-dropping eight stops of shake correction, and the lowest rating with current RF lenses is still an impressive six stops. We're particularly anxious to see how well it works to stabilize video footage, since video is another one of the EOS R5's standout features...

8K video capture, rear screen and controls

With few exceptions, video shooters tend to prefer fully articulating touchscreens; and it's a good thing the R5 has one, because it looks to be a serious video shooting tool. Capable of up to DCI 8K/30p capture, including in Raw, the video specs are the best we've yet seen (of course, we'll have to wait until it's tested to know for certain).

Otherwise, around the back of the camera is a well thought-out array of controls that will be pretty familiar for existing Canon shooters. Of particular note is that the R5, along with the R6, are the first RF-mount cameras with AF joysticks and a rear jog dial, both of which are staples of Canon's higher-end DSLRs. The AF-ON button is a bit small for our tastes, but is in a good spot.

Thoughtfully, Canon's also added menu options for the behavior of the eye sensor below the viewfinder. You can set it so that if the screen is flipped out, the eye sensor is deactivated, so you won't accidentally trigger it if you're shooting stills or video from the hip. Conversely, you can make sure it's always enabled, if for example you want to be able to check critical focus at a moment's notice for video shooting. And speaking of that viewfinder...

OLED electronic viewfinder

The EOS R5 comes with a 5.76M-dot viewfinder that uses an OLED panel and offers 0.76x magnification. It has a default refresh rate of 60fps, but you can boost it to 120fps in the menus; doing so will give you a more lifelike view of the world, and overall, the EOS R5 gives a great viewfinder experience. For glasses-wearers, the eye point is approximately 23mm.

Top plate controls

The EOS R5 comes with a top plate control scheme that's all-but-identical to that of the older EOS R. This means you get an easy-to-read OLED display of settings that you can choose to light up if needed, and a mode button that you press before turning the rear dial to change your exposure mode. Incidentally, if you want to swap to video shooting, you hit the 'INFO' button on the rear of the camera to do so.

Everything else is pretty straightforward; the movie recording and M-Fn buttons can be customized in the menus, the deep grip is comfortable and your index finger will fall naturally over the shutter button. It's a comfortable camera to hold.

Ports and connectivity

Along the side of the camera are a full suite of ports. For video shooters, you get headphone and microphone jacks for audio and a micro HDMI port for video and audio output. Micro HDMI ports tend to be a lot more fragile than the larger options, but then again the EOS R5 offers a plethora of options for in-camera recording.

The USB-C port is a high-speed, USB 3.1 Gen 2 port that allows for quick file transfer and in-camera battery charging using Canon's USB Power Adapter PD-E1. You also get a dedicated flash sync port, and on the front is a better view of that proprietary port for Canon remotes that we got a glance at earlier.

Storage

The EOS R5 has one CFExpress card slot and one UHS-II SD card slot. The CFExpress slot is of course the faster option, and is the only type of media you can use if you want to record 8K video in Raw or All-I encoding. If you're using one of the latest and fastest UHS-II SD cards, you can still get an awful lot of performance out of the camera, but expect the buffer to fill more quickly if you're shooting bursts with Raw and JPEG files going simultaneously to the SD card.

Battery

A new, higher-capacity LP-E6NH battery powers the EOS R5, but the camera retains backwards battery compatibility with LP-E6N and LP-E6 units as well (but you may see reduced battery life or lose USB charging with the older models).

If you keep the LCD and EVF at their lower refresh rates, the camera is rated at 490 / 320 shots per CIPA, respectively. The higher refresh rates are beautiful to behold, but battery life drops precipitously to 320 / 220 CIPA-rated images for the LCD and EVF, respectively.

Tucked inside the battery compartment is also a gold-plated connector: this connects to two different battery grips for the EOS R5 / R6 cameras. One of which, exclusively compatible with the R5, comes with an ethernet hookup for wired uploading of images as they're being taken.

Hands-on with the Canon EOS R5

And there you have it, a full tour of Canon's EOS R5 mirrorless full-frame camera. We're still awaiting a production copy that we can begin to test fully, but in the meantime, what do you make of it? What do you want to know about it that we haven't yet told you? Let us know in the comments.

The EOS R5 will be available at the end of July for $3899 body-only, or $4999 with the RF 24-105mm F4L.

For full details, read our Canon EOS R5 initial review

Hands-on with new Canon RF 100-500mm, 600mm and 800mm telephoto lenses

Hands-on with new Canon RF 100-500mm, 600mm and 800mm telephoto lenses

Alongside the EOS R5 and R6, Canon has announced a brace of lenses, all in the short to long telephoto range. Filling out the 'long' end are one L-series zoom, and two innovative primes. Click through to learn more about the 100-500mm F4-7.1L IS USM and the RF 600mm and 800 F11 IS STM.

100-500mm F4-7.1L IS USM

Let's start with the more conventional lens of the trio - the 100-500mm F4-7.1L IS USM, which first appeared in mockup form at events earlier this year (remember when we had events?) featuring 20 elements in 14 groups, this is a complex design, which incorporates six UD (Ultra Low-Dispersion) elements and one 'Super' UD element. These elements should help control chromatic aberrations.

(Relatively) compact

The 100-500mm is relatively compact when zoomed 'out' to 100mm (207.6mm / 8.2 in) but extends (to 297mm / 11.7 in) at 500mm. A torque adjustment allows you to make the zoom movement stiffer or looser as desired, and lock the zoom ring if required.

Canon is at pains to reassure users that despite its telescoping design, this lens is very well-sealed against dust and moisture. At 1370 g (3 lbs), the 100-500mm is far from a lightweight lens, but it's only a couple of hundred grams heavier than the much faster RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM. The front filter thread is a very reasonable 77mm.

A removable tripod collar allows the lens to be mounted directly onto a tripod, in situations where hand-holding isn't desirable or practical.

Close focusing performance

Considering its focal length range, the 100-500mm offers good close focusing performance, with a minimum focus distance of 0.9m at the 100mm end of the zoom, and 1.2m at 500mm. This should make it practical for conventional short-tele portraiture. The maximum magnification ratio of 0.33X is achieved at 500mm (full extension at 500mm shown in this image).

Autofocus is handled by dual Nano USM motors that can work independently of one another for fast and silent AF.

5 stops of IS

This is a stabilized lens, rated at 5 stops of correction on an EOS R. When mounted on an R5 or R6, Canon claims that total stabilization with its I.S.-enabled lenses should improve due to both in-body and lens IS systems receiving information from the others' sensors.

This two-way communication is enabled by the fast protocols developed for the RF mount. Canon quotes as much as an 8 stop benefit with some lenses. Canon claims you can expect 6 EV of correction from the 100-500mm and R5/6 combination, and this is something we'll be sure to test as soon as we can. There are three IS modes to choose from: standard, panning or active during exposure.

Compatible with RF 1.4X and 2X teleconverters

The 100-500mm is compatible with Canon's new RF 1.4X and 2X teleconverters, but only at focal lengths of 300mm and longer. A locking mechanism prevents their use at wider focal length positions, where damage might occur to the lens' rear element.

The RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens is scheduled to be available in September 2020 for an estimated retail price of $2,699. The RF Extender 1.4x and 2x are scheduled to be available at the end of this month for an estimated retail price of $499.99 and $599.99.

Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM

Alongside the 100-500mm Canon unveiled two very unusual lenses, both of which employ collapsible mechanisms and DO - Diffractive Optics - elements in their designs, to reduce their size and weight. The first is the RF 600mm F11 IS STM. Canon claims that the use of a new material for the gapless dual-layered DO element allows for smaller and more cost-effective designs compared to the EF equivalents.

Compact and lightweight

The 600mm F11 IS STM weighs less than a kilo (930 g / 2.05 lbs), features a perfectly reasonable 82mm filter thread and measures only 200mm (7.9 in) when stowed. Considering its focal length, these figures are impressive. The DO optical technology certainly helps, but the main reason for its unusual compactness is an innovative retractable design.

Retracting design

Retracting / collapsing designs have been around for as long as photographic lenses have existed, and the basic principle (and benefit) has remained the same - extend and lock the mechanism when you need to shoot with the lens, and retract / collapse it when you don't, for compactness. This isn't possible with complex multi-element primes (let alone zooms) but for a long tele like the RF 600mm, where most of the glass is clustered together, in a design with a lot of empty space between groups, it becomes an option.

Retracting design

To unlock the 600mm's extending mechanism, just turn the collar, and pull (or push) to put the lens into either the extended shooting position, or collapsed storage position. When extended, the lens measures 270mm (10.6 in).

Fixed aperture of F11

Another way of keeping this lens small is its fixed aperture of F11. This is the kind of aperture that traditionally, we would have associated with mirror lenses, which were a devil to work with on D/SLRs because of the dim viewfinder image associated with such a small working aperture.

However, on a mirrorless camera with a decent EVF, that's much less of a concern, especially now that the Dual Pixel CMOS AF systems in Canon's EOS R-series cameras can autofocus at working apertures down to F22 (which - not coincidentally - allows for these lenses to be used with the new RF teleconverters). Yes, F11 (and remember that's fixed - you cannot stop down as there is no multi-bladed iris) is still a limiting aperture for exposure, but it's a much more practical working aperture now than it would have been back in the days of SLRs.

Image stabilization and autofocus

The 600mm F11 is also equipped with an image stabilization system which can deliver up to 5 stops of stabilization. Canon did not claim an increase in performance when paired with the EOS R5 and R6 IBIS systems, and this makes some sense given the limited ability of IBIS systems to effectively stabilize very long focal lengths. Autofocus is handled by an STM motor, of the kind that has become common in Canon's more enthusiast-centric lenses and those optics intended to be used for video, as well as stills. It's not as fast - or usually as silent - as Canon's Nano USM motors, but still quite effective.

Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM

The RF 800mm F11 IS STM is a very similar lens to the 600mm, but it's a little bigger, a little heavier and features a little more glass (11 elements in eight groups, as opposed to ten elements in seven groups for the 600mm).

Bigger and heavier (but still compact)

The 800mm is 35% heavier than the 600mm, weighing in at 1260 g (2.77 lbs). At 282mm (11.1 in) when stowed in its collapsed position, it's about the same length as the 600mm is when extended. When the 800mm is extended to its shooting position, overall length increases to 352mm (13.8 in). That's longer than a mirror lens would be, but very compact for a conventional 800mm.

Larger filter ring, longer minimum focus

The general 'upsizing' of the 800mm compared to the 600mm extends to the filter ring, which is a less traditional (and less convenient) 95mm. The IS system in the 800mm is only rated to four stops, too, compared to five in the 600mm (rated as per CIPA, measured on an EOS R body). The minimum focus distance is longer, too, at 6m compared to 4.5m.

All of this probably makes the 600mm slightly more practical for most photographers, but there's no doubt that 800mm can itch some places that 600mm can't quite scratch. We suspect that both lenses will be a hit with fans of bird photography.

The RF600mm F11 IS STM and RF800mm F11 IS STM lenses are scheduled to be available at the end of July 2020 for an estimated retail price of $699.99 and $899.99, respectively.

Hands-on with the Canon EOS R6

Hands-on with the new Canon EOS R6

Announced alongside the EOS R5, the R6 offers a lot of the same technology but in a more affordable, slightly more enthusiast-focused model. While the more advanced R5 might dominate headlines for a while, the R6 is likely to end up in the hands of more photographers. Click through for a closer look.

20MP CMOS sensor

Canon has a long tradition of adding features from its professional models into lower-tier cameras over time, but this is the first time we've seen a sensor from a flagship DSLR end up in an enthusiast camera.

The R6's 20MP sensor is essentially the same as the one in the EOS-1D X Mark III, offering 20MP and a wide ISO sensitivity span of 100-102,400 (expandable up to 204,800). Just like the EOS-1D X Mark III, images can be captured in Raw, JPEG or HEIF file formats, with HEIF used for lifelike HDR capture.

Please note that like the EOS R, the R6's shutter normally closes over the sensor when a lens is removed. This image shows the sensor exposed because we know that you like to look at sensors.

20MP CMOS sensor

Some photographers might be disappointed that the R6 offers 'only' 20MP, but we've been impressed by the images that we've been able to create from the 1D X III. Although we don't (yet) have full third-party support for the R6's Raw files, we expect similarly clean high ISO images and good dynamic range compared to previous generations of Canon ILCs.

Digic X - same processor as EOS 1D X III

The 20MP sensor is accompanied by a Digic X processor, also previously found in the 1D X Mark III. This allows the R6 to shoot Raw and/or JPEG files at up to 20fps (in electronic shutter mode) with full autofocus. In mechanical shutter mode the maximum shooting rate drops to 12fps.

Dual Pixel CMOS AF with 100% coverage

The R6 features Canon's Dual CMOS autofocus, with 1053 automatically-selected AF areas covering 100% of the frame, both vertically and horizontally. This enables phase-detection autofocus right out to the very extremes of the frame, and should mean that there's no risk of your intended subject 'falling out' of AF coverage during tracking.

The usual range of AF modes are included in the R6, with the Face+Tracking mode now able to recognize eyes, faces and heads for people, and eyes, faces and bodies for animals. Autofocus is rated down to -6.5EV with an F1.2 lens using the center AF point.

From our limited shooting so far, subject detection, autofocus speed and AF accuracy appear excellent, and this is something we're hoping to properly test very soon, as we move towards a full review of the EOS R6.

3.69m-dot OLED finder w/120fps live view

The EOS R6 doesn't get the super high-res EVF of the R5, but its 3.69m-dot OLED is nevertheless excellent, offering a sharp and contrasty view. A 120fps live view feed option (turned off by default to save power) means that there is virtually no noticeable 'lag' between the real world and the finder, which – with the 0.76X magnification – makes for a highly realistic, immersive experience.

Honestly, at this point, the gap between traditional D/SLR finders and the best electronic equivalents is effectively closed for all but a niche range of purposes (i.e. if you're taking photos of fine patterns or display screens, where moiré in the live view feed can still be an issue).

It's worth noting that like the EOS R5, and unlike most previous Canon cameras, the rubber eyecup around the R6's EVF is fixed, and is not user-replaceable.

Vari-angle touch screen

On the rear of the R6 you'll find the expected large, touch-sensitive LCD panel, offering full articulation in the Canon style. Offering 3.0" and 1.62M dot resolution, the LCD image is sharp and contrasty, and the touch functionality works very well. As we've seen in previous R-series ILCs, the R6's screen can be used as an AF touchpad, for quick control over manual AF point positioning with your eye to the viewfinder.

Rear controls and build quality

The R6's rear controls are about what we'd expect from a mid / high-end Canon ILC at this point, and include an AF positioning joystick to the right of the EVF, and a control dial to the right of the LCD. Build quality overall is very high, and Canon claims that both the R6 offers build and weather-sealing inline with the company's 6D-series. In practical terms, this means that it should easily withstand use in pretty demanding conditions. It certainly feels well-built, and its various controls are nicely damped and move positively without any play or wobble.

At 680g (1.5 lbs) including battery and memory card the EOS R6 is just a shade lighter than the EOS 6D Mark II.

Top controls

From most angles, the R6 is almost indistinguishable from the R5, but where the R5 features a top-mounted LCD, the R6 instead has an exposure mode dial. Twin control dials on the top and rear of the handgrip serve for exposure adjustment and menu navigation etc., augmented by the rear control dial which – by default – is set for direct adjustment of exposure compensation in PASM modes.

There's no MFn bar to be seen (let us know how you feel about that in the comments) and overall, the R6's ergonomics are likely to be extremely familiar to anyone who's picked up a Canon DSLR or mirrorless ILC in the last few years.

In-body image stabilization

After almost two years of reassuring messaging to the effect of "we know, we're working on it", Canon has finally introduced in-body stabilization into the R-series lineup. The R6 offers the same IBIS system as the R5, which is capable of a claimed 8 stops of correction, when certain IS-enabled lenses are mounted.

We haven't been able to test this in a controlled way yet, but from our shooting so far we have no reason to doubt this figure. Whatever the exact performance turns out to be in measured stops, it's certainly a powerful and effective system. The addition of IBIS alone should make the R6 (and R5) immediately more practical than its predecessors for a lot of purposes.

4K up to 60p, 1080 up to 120p

While the 8K-capable R5 has stolen the headlines, the R6's video specs are impressive; at least on paper. Offering oversampled 4K recording at up to 60p, and slow-mo (120p) HD capture, the R6 looks like it could be a powerful tool for enthusiast videography, with a solid set of additional features, including 10-bit 4:2:2 internal C-Log or HDR recording, and physical sockets for both a microphone and headphone.

Dual UHS-II card slots

The EOS R6 offers twin slots for SD cards, and both slots support the UHS-II standard. The slots are offset, and the usual range of overflow / backup options are available in the menu system. It is also possible to set the R6 to record stills to one card, and video to the other.

New Battery

The R6 ships with a familiar-looking but updated battery. The LP-E6NH is backwards compatible with all previous Canon models which accepted some variant of the LP-E6 (and there are a lot of them) but offers a roughly 14% increase in capacity. Battery life is stated as being between 250 frames per charge (in 120 fps EVF mode) and 510 frames (in Power Save mode, using the LCD).

The R6 is compatible with a new battery grip, the BG-R10 ($349.99), which replicates key controls for vertical shooting and allows the use of a second battery, to effectively double shooting time.

The EOS R6 is scheduled to be available at the end of August for an estimated retail price of $2499.00 for the body only, $2899.00 for the R6 and RF 24-105 F4-7.1 IS STM lens kit or $3599.00 for the R6 and RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens kit.

For more detail, read our Canon EOS R6 initial review

Canon's 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L IS USM is the first super-zoom for RF-mount

Canon's RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L IS USM is the company's first super-zoom lens for the RF-mount. It's not the fastest lens in the lineup, but it's certainly the most versatile RF optic for sports and wildlife photography. The lens's IS system can reduce camera shake by up to five stops, and there are three IS modes to choose from: standard, panning or active during exposure. When paired with the in-body image stabilization systems of the EOS R5 / R6 bodies, the system is capable of around six EV of total stabilization.

Optically the lens comprises 20 elements in 14 groups. Six elements are 'UD' (ultra low dispersion) while one is 'Super UD'. These elements help reduce chromatic aberrations. The two focus groups are driven by their own Nano USM motor for fast and silent autofocus. The lens extends while zooming, and the torque can be adjusted, or the zoom ring locked. Even with the extension of the lens, Canon claims that it is well-sealed against dust and moisture.

The RF 100-500mm lens offers a maximum magnification ratio of 0.12x and 0.33x at its wide and telephoto ends, respectively. Nine aperture blades help retain circular out-of-focus highlights as you stop the lens down. The lens accepts 77mm filters and weighs a fairly substantial 1365g (3lbs).

The 100-500mm is compatible with Canon's new RF 1.4x and 2x teleconverters, though the lens must be set to 300mm or longer before one can be attached. A physical hard stop prevents the user from accidentally zooming out past 300mm with these teleconverters.

The 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L IS USM will be available in September for $2699.

Press release:

THE SECRET IS OUT: CANON OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES THE CANON EOS R5 AND R6, THE COMPANY’S MOST ADVANCED FULL-FRAME MIRRORLESS CAMERAS EVER

The Company is Also Announcing Four RF Lenses, Two RF Lens Extenders, and a PRO Printer

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 9, 2020 – With anticipation at a fever pitch, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to introduce the company’s next generation of full-frame mirrorless cameras – the EOS R5 and EOS R6. These groundbreaking cameras are the result of many years of collecting and listening to feedback from Canon users and are sure to meet the needs and demands of a variety of creators. The EOS R5 is a camera designed for professional applications featuring a new 45-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and uncropped 8K video recording up to 29.97 fps. The EOS R6 is geared towards advanced amateurs featuring a 20.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and 4K video recording up to 59.94 fps. The addition of the EOS R5 and the EOS R6 cameras within the EOS R series lineup further solidifies Canon’s commitment to providing the equipment needed for users to bring their content to the next level.

Canon is also introducing four RF lenses and two RF lens extenders: The Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM, Canon RF600mm F11 IS STM, Canon RF800mm F11 IS STM, and RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM lenses. All four new lenses were designed to meet the ever-expanding demands of the skilled creatives who capture amazing imagery using EOS R series cameras, including the new EOS R5 and EOS R6. In addition to the lenses, there are two new RF lens extenders, a 1.4x and a 2x model, allowing for users to take their compatible RF lens focal lengths even farther, and a 13-inch professional printer, the imagePROGRAF PRO-300, to bring photos to life through the power of print.

“For all of the Canon research and development team members who worked tirelessly on the production of these new products, today marks the culmination of a long journey. For those people looking for the next great tools to work with to expand their creative possibilities, the door is now wide open,” said Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Canon U.S.A.’s Imaging Technologies & Communications Group. “The industry has asked for new products that can push their levels of creativity to new heights, and we are confident that the EOS R5 and EOS R6, alongside the new lenses, lens extenders, and the pro printer, will fulfill those needs and more.”

Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6
Both the EOS R5 and EOS R6 cameras have the ability to capture the action of a variety of fast-moving subjects with impressive accuracy and speed. When using the mechanical shutter, each can shoot up to 12 fps and up to 20 fps when using the completely silent shutter. Both cameras are the first to be outfitted with Canon’s advanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF II which utilizes up to approximately100 percent coverage of the AF area and EOS iTR AF X incorporating AF tracking algorithms using deep learning technology and enhanced readout speed of the CMOS sensor and processing speed thanks to the DIGIC X image processor. The 1,053 automatically selected AF Zones are made even more potent by the ability to detect the human eye, face or head as well as the eye, face or body of animals such as dogs, cats and even birds. Adding to the feature set is the 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilizer, having coordinated control with Optical Image Stabilizer in IS equipped RF lenses. This provides up to 8 stops of shake correction, a feature that many creators have long asked for from Canon. Both the EOS R5 and R6 cameras come with a new LP-E6NH battery with a higher capacity than the previous model.

As the new flagship model in the EOS R series lineup, the EOS R5 camera has features that pack a punch for a variety of users who create both still and video content. It has a powerful 45-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and is driven by the speedy DIGIC X image processor, giving wide dynamic range as well as boasting an ISO range of 100-51,200 that is expandable up to 102,400. In a camera full of eye-popping features, one that really stands out is the ability to record uncropped 8K RAW internal video recording up to 29.97 fps and 8K internal video recording up to 29.97 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log (H.265)/4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265). The camera can also record 4K internal video recording up to 119.88 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log (H.265)/4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265). External recording in 4K is also available up to 59.94 fps. When in DCI modes, the 8K and 4K video recording is uncropped and Dual Pixel CMOS AF II is available in all 8K and 4K recording modes. Additional features of the EOS R5 camera include:

  • Dual-card slots: 1x CFexpress and 1x SD UHS-II
  • Built-in 0.5-inch OLED EVF with approximately 5.76 million dots and a 119.88 fps refresh rate
  • 3.2-inch 2.1 million dots vari-angle LCD touch screen
  • 5GHz/2.4GHz Built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth Technology with the ability to utilize the image.canon application, as well as optional WFT-R10A wireless file transmitter with Ethernet support
  • Enhanced operating controls such as rear-dial, multi-controller • The ability to voice tag photos and videos
  • Weather, drip and dust sealing on par with the EOS 5D series

The EOS R6 camera is well-equipped with a host of new features to push the limits of creativity for imaging enthusiasts. The combination of the EOS-1D X Mark III based 20.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and the DIGIC X image processor produces an ISO range of 100-102,400 and is expandable to 204,800. Internal video recording at 4K is capable up to 59.94 fps or 1080p up to 119.88 fps in 10 bit 4:2:2 Canon Log(H.265) or HDR PQ(H.265). The camera also features a built-in 0.5-inch OLED EVF with approximately 3.69 million dots and a 119.88 fps refresh ratevi. Additional features of the EOS R6 camera include:

  • Dual UHS-II SD card slots
  • 3-inch 1.62 million dots vari-angle LCD touch screen
  • 2.4GHz Built-in Wi-Fi®vii and Bluetooth Technologyviii with the ability to utilize the image.canon application
  • Enhanced operating controls such as rear-dial, multi-controller
  • Weather, drip and dust sealing on par with the EOS 6D series

Battery Accessory
The optional BG-R10 battery grip accessory will be available for both the EOS R5 and EOS R6 full-frame mirrorless cameras. The BG-R10 accommodates up to two batteries and is compatible with the new LP-E6NH, LP-E6N and LP-E6 batteries. The convenient BG-R10 grip accessory can also improve handling for users while capturing portrait photography.

Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM
The Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM is a high-performance and versatile super-telephoto zoom lens that will find its way into the bags of many photographers. The compact and lightweight lens features optical image stabilization of up to five stops* of shake correction with three different IS modes, including standard, panning and during exposure only. Two Nano USM motors are at the heart of this lens and provide users with high-speed, smooth and quiet auto focus with a minimum focusing distance of three feet. Additional features of the Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM include:

  • Rotation-Type zoom ring and torque adjustment allows for precision control and feel
  • Customizable control ring that enables photographers to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO
  • 12-pin Communication System
  • Canon L-Series grade dust and weather-resistant construction with a fluorine coating
  • Lens hood with side window allows specialty filters to be adjusted even while Lens Hood is attached
  • Compatible with the new 1.4x and 2x RF lens extenders (from 300 to 500mm focal length)

Canon RF600mm and 800mm F11 IS STM
The Canon RF600mm and RF800mm F11 IS STM lenses are the first fixed focal length super-telephoto RF lenses and are incredibly compact and lightweight. The portability of the new lenses is made even greater due to the ability for the lens barrel to retract and lock in place when the lenses are stowed away and not in use. Diffractive Optics technology helps to reduce the necessary number of lenses and greatly diminish the cost of the lenses, making them affordable for a broader group of photographers. Additional features of the Canon RF600mm and RF800mm F11 IS STM lenses include:

  • Lightweight - the RF600mm weighs approximately 2.05lb and the RF800mm weighs approximately 2.78lb, respectively
  • Compact size, RF600mm measures approximately 7.85inch and RF800mm with measures approximately 11.09inch when retracted, respectively
  • Fixed f/11 aperture
  • Optical image stabilization of five stops* for the RF600mm and four stops* for the RF800mm of Shake Correction
  • Lead screw-type STM enables smooth auto focusing for still-image and video shooting
  • Customizable control ring that allows photographers to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO
  • 12-pin Communication System
  • Compatible with the new 1.4x and 2x RF lens extenders

Canon RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM
The third RF85mm lens in the RF lineup, the Canon RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM is compact and lightweight, featuring a bright f/2 aperture helping to capture images that have exceptional bokeh. The lens features a maximum magnification of 0.5x and a minimum focusing distance of 1.15 feet, providing users with macro-photography capability. Additional features of the Canon RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM include:

  • Optical Image Stabilization with up to five stops* of Shake Correction
  • Hybrid IS compensates for angular and shift camera shake during macro photography
  • Control Ring for Direct Setting Changes.
  • 12-pin Communication System
  • Nine blade Circular Aperture

RF Lens Extenders
Lens extenders have long been a practical and useful tool for a variety of photographers. That story continues with the introduction of the Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x. The new lens extenders inherit the same high image quality, precision AF and reliability, such as being drip and dustproof, of EF lens extenders. When used in combination with the newly-released compatible lenses, the capturing range can be dramatically increased, providing consumers with additional use cases for their existing RF lenses.

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300
Completing the lineup of professional printer options from 13 inches through 60 inches, Canon also unveiled today the new 13-inch Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 Inkjet Printer along with a new Premium Fine Art Rough paper. Providing an improved workflow and high-quality output within a smaller footprint compared to previous models, this new printer excels at professional printing performance. Combined with the new Premium Fine Art Rough paper that features a textured surface to express the depth of an image, the printer along with the paper and new EOS R5 or EOS R6 camera introduces a new powerhouse professional imaging trio that meets creators’ demands.

Pricing and Availability
The EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera is scheduled to be available at the end of July for an estimated retail price of $3899.00 for the body only and $4999.00 for the R5 and RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens kit**.

The EOS R6 full-frame mirrorless camera is scheduled to be available at the end of August for an estimated retail price of $2499.00 for the body only, $2.899.00 for the R6 and RF 24-105 F4-7.1 IS STM lens kit or $3,599.00 for the R6 and RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens kit**.

The BG-R10 battery grip accessory and WFT-R10A are both scheduled to be available at the end of July for an estimated retail price of $349.99 and $999.99**, respectively.

The RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens is scheduled to be available in September 2020 for an estimated retail price of $2,699.00. The RF600mm F11 IS STM and RF800mm F11 IS STM lenses are scheduled to be available at the end of July 2020 for an estimated retail price of $699.99 and $899.99, respectively. The RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM lens is scheduled to be available in October 2020 for an estimated retail price of $599.99 **.

The RF Extender 1.4x and 2x are scheduled to be available at the end of July for an estimated retail price of $499.99 and $599.99** each.

The imagePROGRAF PRO-300 Printer will be available later in July for a suggested retail price of $899.99. Premium Fine Art Rough paper will also be available later in July for a suggested retail price of $44.99 for Letter size, $109.99 for 13” x 19” inches and $169.99, 17” x 22” inches**.

For more information please visit, www.usa.canon.com/virtualproductlaunch

** Specifications, availability and prices are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

Canon 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L IS USM specifications

Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 100–500 mm
Image stabilization Yes
CIPA Image stabilization rating 4 stop(s)
Lens mount Canon RF
Aperture
Maximum aperture F4.5–7.1
Minimum aperture F32–54
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Optics
Elements 20
Groups 14
Special elements / coatings 1 Super UD + 6 UD elements
Focus
Minimum focus 0.90 m (35.43)
Maximum magnification 0.33×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Nano ultrasonic
DoF scale No
Physical
Weight 1365 g (3.01 lb)
Diameter 94 mm (3.69)
Length 208 mm (8.17)
Materials Magnesium alloy
Sealing Yes
Colour White
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Filter thread 77 mm
Hood supplied Yes

Canon releases EOS R5 with 45MP sensor, 8K video capture and next-gen Dual Pixel AF

We've known that the EOS R5 has been coming for a while, and today Canon has made it official. The R5's most notable features – its sensor, in-body IS system and 8K video capture – demonstrate that Canon isn't trying to make just another mirrorless camera: the company is trying to evolve it.

The R5 uses an all-new, Canon-designed 45MP full-frame sensor, along with the DIGIC X processor found on the EOS-1D X III. This combination allows for the fast readout and data processing horsepower required to pull off many of the R5's standout features.

The R5 uses an all-new, Canon-designed 45MP full-frame sensor, along with the DIGIC X processor found on the EOS-1D X III

The SLR-style design features a large electronic viewfinder with 0.76x magnification and 5.76 million dots, as well as a fully articulating 2.1M-dot LCD. The M-Fn bar from the EOS R is gone, replaced instead with a conventional joystick and AF-On button. Build quality is similar to that of the EOS 5D IV, meaning that it's rugged and weather-sealed, though not to 1D standards. The camera has a USB Type C socket (with 3.1 Gen2 speeds) along with CFexpress and SD card slots.

Some of the highlights of the R5 include its in-body image stabilizer, which can reduce shake by up to eight stops when paired with some RF lenses. The camera uses Canon's second generation Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, which offers 100% coverage and 1053 auto-selectable points. Using deep learning, the camera is able to acquire and track both people and animals.

It can capture 8K/30p video for up to 30 minutes, with your choice of Raw or H.265 output

The R5 can shoot bursts at 20 fps with continuous focus using electronic shutter and 12 fps with its mechanical shutter. Buffer memory is plentiful, especially if you're using a CFexpress card. The camera can shoot 10-bit HEIF images in addition to Raw and JPEG.

The R5's video specs are, well, stunning. It can capture 8K/30p video for up to 30 minutes, with your choice of Raw or H.265 output. If that's too much for you, it also captures 4K/120p footage or it can output its 8K footage as oversampled 4K/30p. The camera can internally record 10-bit 4:2:2 footage using C-Log or HDR PQ. As one would expect, both mic and headphone jacks are available.

The EOS R5 has dual-band (2.4Ghz and 5Ghz) Wi-Fi built-in, along with Bluetooth. The camera can transfer images over FTP/SFTP as they are taken.

Battery life is rated at 320 shots/charge using the LCD and 220 shots with the EVF running at 120 fps (using the default rate of 60 fps gives you 330 shots). If you need more battery life, the $349 BG-R10 grip will double those numbers. There's also a Wireless File Transmitter grip, which adds an Ethernet jack and enhanced multi-camera linked shooting. It's priced at $999.

The EOS R5 will be ship in late July for $3899 body-only and $4999 bundled with the RF 24-105mm F4L lens.

Read our first impressions of the camera in our Canon EOS R5 initial review

Take a closer look in our Canon EOS R5 hands-on

Press release

THE SECRET IS OUT: CANON OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES THE CANON EOS R5 AND R6, THE COMPANY’S MOST ADVANCED FULL-FRAME MIRRORLESS CAMERAS EVER

The Company is Also Announcing Four RF Lenses, Two RF Lens Extenders, and a PRO Printer

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 9, 2020 – With anticipation at a fever pitch, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to introduce the company’s next generation of full-frame mirrorless cameras – the EOS R5 and EOS R6. These groundbreaking cameras are the result of many years of collecting and listening to feedback from Canon users and are sure to meet the needs and demands of a variety of creators. The EOS R5 is a camera designed for professional applications featuring a new 45-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and uncropped 8K video recording up to 29.97 fps. The EOS R6 is geared towards advanced amateurs featuring a 20.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and 4K video recording up to 59.94 fps. The addition of the EOS R5 and the EOS R6 cameras within the EOS R series lineup further solidifies Canon’s commitment to providing the equipment needed for users to bring their content to the next level.

Canon is also introducing four RF lenses and two RF lens extenders: The Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM, Canon RF600mm F11 IS STM, Canon RF800mm F11 IS STM, and RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM lenses. All four new lenses were designed to meet the ever-expanding demands of the skilled creatives who capture amazing imagery using EOS R series cameras, including the new EOS R5 and EOS R6. In addition to the lenses, there are two new RF lens extenders, a 1.4x and a 2x model, allowing for users to take their compatible RF lens focal lengths even farther, and a 13-inch professional printer, the imagePROGRAF PRO-300, to bring photos to life through the power of print.

“For all of the Canon research and development team members who worked tirelessly on the production of these new products, today marks the culmination of a long journey. For those people looking for the next great tools to work with to expand their creative possibilities, the door is now wide open,” said Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Canon U.S.A.’s Imaging Technologies & Communications Group. “The industry has asked for new products that can push their levels of creativity to new heights, and we are confident that the EOS R5 and EOS R6, alongside the new lenses, lens extenders, and the pro printer, will fulfill those needs and more.”

Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6
Both the EOS R5 and EOS R6 cameras have the ability to capture the action of a variety of fast-moving subjects with impressive accuracy and speed. When using the mechanical shutter, each can shoot up to 12 fps and up to 20 fps when using the completely silent shutter. Both cameras are the first to be outfitted with Canon’s advanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF II which utilizes up to approximately100 percent coverage of the AF area and EOS iTR AF X incorporating AF tracking algorithms using deep learning technology and enhanced readout speed of the CMOS sensor and processing speed thanks to the DIGIC X image processor. The 1,053 automatically selected AF Zones are made even more potent by the ability to detect the human eye, face or head as well as the eye, face or body of animals such as dogs, cats and even birds. Adding to the feature set is the 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilizer, having coordinated control with Optical Image Stabilizer in IS equipped RF lenses. This provides up to 8 stops of shake correction, a feature that many creators have long asked for from Canon. Both the EOS R5 and R6 cameras come with a new LP-E6NH battery with a higher capacity than the previous model.

As the new flagship model in the EOS R series lineup, the EOS R5 camera has features that pack a punch for a variety of users who create both still and video content. It has a powerful 45-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and is driven by the speedy DIGIC X image processor, giving wide dynamic range as well as boasting an ISO range of 100-51,200 that is expandable up to 102,400. In a camera full of eye-popping features, one that really stands out is the ability to record uncropped 8K RAW internal video recording up to 29.97 fps and 8K internal video recording up to 29.97 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log (H.265)/4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265). The camera can also record 4K internal video recording up to 119.88 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log (H.265)/4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265). External recording in 4K is also available up to 59.94 fps. When in DCI modes, the 8K and 4K video recording is uncropped and Dual Pixel CMOS AF II is available in all 8K and 4K recording modes. Additional features of the EOS R5 camera include:

  • Dual-card slots: 1x CFexpress and 1x SD UHS-II
  • Built-in 0.5-inch OLED EVF with approximately 5.76 million dots and a 119.88 fps refresh rate
  • 3.2-inch 2.1 million dots vari-angle LCD touch screen
  • 5GHz/2.4GHz Built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth Technology with the ability to utilize the image.canon application, as well as optional WFT-R10A wireless file transmitter with Ethernet support
  • Enhanced operating controls such as rear-dial, multi-controller • The ability to voice tag photos and videos
  • Weather, drip and dust sealing on par with the EOS 5D series

The EOS R6 camera is well-equipped with a host of new features to push the limits of creativity for imaging enthusiasts. The combination of the EOS-1D X Mark III based 20.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and the DIGIC X image processor produces an ISO range of 100-102,400 and is expandable to 204,800. Internal video recording at 4K is capable up to 59.94 fps or 1080p up to 119.88 fps in 10 bit 4:2:2 Canon Log(H.265) or HDR PQ(H.265). The camera also features a built-in 0.5-inch OLED EVF with approximately 3.69 million dots and a 119.88 fps refresh ratevi. Additional features of the EOS R6 camera include:

  • Dual UHS-II SD card slots
  • 3-inch 1.62 million dots vari-angle LCD touch screen
  • 2.4GHz Built-in Wi-Fi®vii and Bluetooth Technologyviii with the ability to utilize the image.canon application
  • Enhanced operating controls such as rear-dial, multi-controller
  • Weather, drip and dust sealing on par with the EOS 6D series

Battery Accessory
The optional BG-R10 battery grip accessory will be available for both the EOS R5 and EOS R6 full-frame mirrorless cameras. The BG-R10 accommodates up to two batteries and is compatible with the new LP-E6NH, LP-E6N and LP-E6 batteries. The convenient BG-R10 grip accessory can also improve handling for users while capturing portrait photography.

Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM
The Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM is a high-performance and versatile super-telephoto zoom lens that will find its way into the bags of many photographers. The compact and lightweight lens features optical image stabilization of up to five stops* of shake correction with three different IS modes, including standard, panning and during exposure only. Two Nano USM motors are at the heart of this lens and provide users with high-speed, smooth and quiet auto focus with a minimum focusing distance of three feet. Additional features of the Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM include:

  • Rotation-Type zoom ring and torque adjustment allows for precision control and feel
  • Customizable control ring that enables photographers to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO
  • 12-pin Communication System
  • Canon L-Series grade dust and weather-resistant construction with a fluorine coating
  • Lens hood with side window allows specialty filters to be adjusted even while Lens Hood is attached
  • Compatible with the new 1.4x and 2x RF lens extenders (from 300 to 500mm focal length)

Canon RF600mm and 800mm F11 IS STM
The Canon RF600mm and RF800mm F11 IS STM lenses are the first fixed focal length super-telephoto RF lenses and are incredibly compact and lightweight. The portability of the new lenses is made even greater due to the ability for the lens barrel to retract and lock in place when the lenses are stowed away and not in use. Diffractive Optics technology helps to reduce the necessary number of lenses and greatly diminish the cost of the lenses, making them affordable for a broader group of photographers. Additional features of the Canon RF600mm and RF800mm F11 IS STM lenses include:

  • Lightweight - the RF600mm weighs approximately 2.05lb and the RF800mm weighs approximately 2.78lb, respectively
  • Compact size, RF600mm measures approximately 7.85inch and RF800mm with measures approximately 11.09inch when retracted, respectively
  • Fixed f/11 aperture
  • Optical image stabilization of five stops* for the RF600mm and four stops* for the RF800mm of Shake Correction
  • Lead screw-type STM enables smooth auto focusing for still-image and video shooting
  • Customizable control ring that allows photographers to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO
  • 12-pin Communication System
  • Compatible with the new 1.4x and 2x RF lens extenders

Canon RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM
The third RF85mm lens in the RF lineup, the Canon RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM is compact and lightweight, featuring a bright f/2 aperture helping to capture images that have exceptional bokeh. The lens features a maximum magnification of 0.5x and a minimum focusing distance of 1.15 feet, providing users with macro-photography capability. Additional features of the Canon RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM include:

  • Optical Image Stabilization with up to five stops* of Shake Correction
  • Hybrid IS compensates for angular and shift camera shake during macro photography
  • Control Ring for Direct Setting Changes.
  • 12-pin Communication System
  • Nine blade Circular Aperture

RF Lens Extenders
Lens extenders have long been a practical and useful tool for a variety of photographers. That story continues with the introduction of the Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x. The new lens extenders inherit the same high image quality, precision AF and reliability, such as being drip and dustproof, of EF lens extenders. When used in combination with the newly-released compatible lenses, the capturing range can be dramatically increased, providing consumers with additional use cases for their existing RF lenses.

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300
Completing the lineup of professional printer options from 13 inches through 60 inches, Canon also unveiled today the new 13-inch Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 Inkjet Printer along with a new Premium Fine Art Rough paper. Providing an improved workflow and high-quality output within a smaller footprint compared to previous models, this new printer excels at professional printing performance. Combined with the new Premium Fine Art Rough paper that features a textured surface to express the depth of an image, the printer along with the paper and new EOS R5 or EOS R6 camera introduces a new powerhouse professional imaging trio that meets creators’ demands.

Pricing and Availability
The EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera is scheduled to be available at the end of July for an estimated retail price of $3899.00 for the body only and $4999.00 for the R5 and RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens kit**.

The EOS R6 full-frame mirrorless camera is scheduled to be available at the end of August for an estimated retail price of $2499.00 for the body only, $2.899.00 for the R6 and RF 24-105 F4-7.1 IS STM lens kit or $3,599.00 for the R6 and RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens kit**.

The BG-R10 battery grip accessory and WFT-R10A are both scheduled to be available at the end of July for an estimated retail price of $349.99 and $999.99**, respectively.

The RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens is scheduled to be available in September 2020 for an estimated retail price of $2,699.00. The RF600mm F11 IS STM and RF800mm F11 IS STM lenses are scheduled to be available at the end of July 2020 for an estimated retail price of $699.99 and $899.99, respectively. The RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM lens is scheduled to be available in October 2020 for an estimated retail price of $599.99 **.

The RF Extender 1.4x and 2x are scheduled to be available at the end of July for an estimated retail price of $499.99 and $599.99** each.

The imagePROGRAF PRO-300 Printer will be available later in July for a suggested retail price of $899.99. Premium Fine Art Rough paper will also be available later in July for a suggested retail price of $44.99 for Letter size, $109.99 for 13” x 19” inches and $169.99, 17” x 22” inches**.

For more information please visit, www.usa.canon.com/virtualproductlaunch

** Specifications, availability and prices are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

Canon EOS R5 specifications

Price
MSRP $3899 (body only), $4999 (w/24-105mm F4 lens)
Body type
Body type SLR-style mirrorless
Body material Magnesium alloy
Sensor
Max resolution 8192 x 5464
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 45 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor Digic X
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter array Primary color filter
Image
ISO Yes, 100-51200 (expands to 102400)
Boosted ISO (minimum) 50
Boosted ISO (maximum) 102400
White balance presets 8
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization Sensor-shift
Image stabilization notes Works with lens-based IS systems for maximum shake reduction
CIPA image stabilization rating 8 stop(s)
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, normal
File format
  • JPEG (Exif v2.31)
  • Raw (Canon CR3)
  • HEIF (10-bit)
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 1053
Lens mount Canon RF
Focal length multiplier 1×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3.2
Screen dots 2,100,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.76×
Viewfinder resolution 5,760,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic) 1/8000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
Built-in flash No
External flash Yes
Flash X sync speed 1/200 sec
Drive modes
  • Single
  • High-speed Continuous
  • Low-speed Continuous
Continuous drive 20.0 fps
Self-timer Yes
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
Exposure compensation 3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing 3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Format MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
Modes
  • 8192 x 4320 @ 30p / 1,300 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • 8192 x 4320 @ 24p / 1,300 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • 8192 x 4320 @ 23.98p / 1,300 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • 7680 x 4320 @ 30p / 1,300 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • 7680 x 4320 @ 23.98p / 1,300 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • 4096 x 2160 @ 120p / 1,880 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • 4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 940 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • 4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 470 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • 4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 470 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • 4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 470 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 120p / 1,880 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 940 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 470 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 470 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 470 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types CFexpress and SD (UHS-II) slots
Connectivity
USB USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec)
USB charging Yes
HDMI Yes (micro HDMI)
Microphone port Yes
Headphone port Yes
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11ac (dual-band) + Bluetooth
Remote control Yes
Physical
Environmentally sealed Yes
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description LP-E6NH lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 320
Weight (inc. batteries) 738 g (1.63 lb / 26.03 oz)
Dimensions 138 x 98 x 88 mm (5.43 x 3.84 x 3.46)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
GPS None

Canon EOS R6 initial review

Introduction

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All product photography by Dan Bracaglia

The Canon EOS R6 is a 20MP full-frame mirrorless camera aimed at enthusiast photographers and videographers. It sits below the R5 much as the EOS 6Ds did beneath the 5D DSLRs, and offers a well-rounded combination of features for both disciplines.

It's also one of the first enthusiast-level cameras to shoot both stills and video that can exploit the capabilities of the latest high-dynamic range displays.

Key specifications:

  • 20MP Dual Pixel CMOS Sensor
  • In-body stabilization rated at up to 8EV of correction
  • Dual Pixel AF II with AI-trained subject tracking and 100% AF coverage
  • 20 fps shooting with e-shutter, 12 fps mechanical
  • UHD 4K shooting at up to 60p, 1080 at up to 120p
  • 10-bit 4:2:2 internal recording in either C-Log or HDR PQ
  • 10-bit HDR photos in HEIF format
  • 3.68M dot EVF
  • 1.62M dot fully-articulated rear touchscreen
  • New battery rated at around 380 shots per charge (EVF)

The R6 will be available from late August with a recommended price of $2499, body-only. It will also be available in a kit with the 24-105mm F4L for $3599 or with the 24-105mm F4-7.1 STM IS for $2899.


What's new and how it compares

The EOS R6 can't boast 8K video but it's got a solid feature set nonetheless, including the same IS and AF as its big brother.

Read more

Body, controls and handling

The R6 has elements of the original EOS R to its design but it also gains a fair amount from Canon's DSLR range. We think the combination works nicely.

Initial impressions

We've been shooting with the EOS R6 and think Canon users (and, in particular, Canon DSLR users) will find a lot to like about the camera.

Sample gallery

We've put together a gallery from the EOS R6, to show what its image quality looks like.

See more

Canon EOS R5 initial review

Introduction

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All product photography by Dan Bracaglia

The Canon EOS R5 is a 45MP full-frame mirrorless camera that shoots full-width 8K video, has next-generation Dual Pixel autofocus and a stabilization system that provides up to eight stops of shake correction with a variety of lenses. It can also capture 10-bit HDR stills and video for HDR display. Designed for advanced amateurs and professionals, the EOS R5 is the spiritual (mirrorless) successor to Canon's 5D-series DSLR cameras and appears to leapfrog the competition in some significant ways.

Key specifications:

  • 45MP full-frame Dual Pixel CMOS sensor
  • 8K video, with option for Raw or 10-bit 4:2:2 C-log or HDR PQ
  • Up to 4K/120p, or oversampled 4K up to 30p
  • 100% coverage Dual Pixel II AF system with human and animal detection trained by machine learning
  • 12 fps / 20 fps bursts (mech. / elec. shutter)
  • 5.76M-dot OLED EVF with 120fps max refresh rate
  • 3.2" 2.1M-dot fully articulating touchscreen
  • 10-bit HDR photos in HEIF format
  • 1x CFExpress slot, 1x UHS-II SD slot
  • Claimed weather-sealing to EOS 5D Mark IV levels
  • 2.4/5Ghz Wi-FI with Bluetooth and FTP connectivity
  • CIPA rated to around 320 shots (using EVF)
Resized out-of-camera JPEG from a pre-production EOS R5.
ISO 250 | 1/60 sec | F11 | Canon RF 28-70mm F2L @ 28mm

As you can see from the spec list, there's a lot to cover. Follow along with us as we take an in-depth look at all that Canon has to offer in its latest high-end mirrorless camera. The EOS R5 will be available at the end of July for $3899 USD body-only, or $4999 with the RF 24-105mm F4L.

Editor's note: All images from the pre-production camera used for this review have been resized at Canon's request.


What's new and how it compares

The EOS R5 has a lot of new features inside and out. We'll go through what they are, and why they matter, here.

Read more

Body, controls and handling

Canon has banished the EOS R's touchbar and put a very nice AF joystick in its place. Overall, the R5 is a really pleasant camera to use.

Read more

Initial impressions

So, is the EOS R5 the long-awaited 'mirrorless 5D'? Find out what we think after having spent some time with it.

Read more

DPReview TV: Eight things you may have missed about the Canon EOS R5 and R6

Think you've read everything there is to know about the new Canon cameras? Chris and Jordan share eight important things you may have missed from today's Canon EOS R5 and R6 announcements.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week.

The Canon EOS R6 is the R5 for the masses

The Canon EOS R6 is more than just a 'stripped-down' version of the R5. It shares the a lot of that camera's features, save for the headliners – the 45MP sensor and 8K video capture are reserved for the R5.

It offers a resolution of 20MP, using a sensor similar to that of the EOS-1D X Mark III. The up-to-eight-stop image stabilization system is the same as the R5, and it uses the same DIGIC X processor and Dual Pixel CMOS II autofocus system with 100% coverage. The R6 can also fire off bursts at up to 20 fps with its electronic shutter, just like its big brother.

The R6 can't record 8K or 4K/120p video, but it does capture slightly cropped UHD 4K/60p using nearly the full width of the sensor. Internal 10-bit 4:2:2 capture with C-Log or HDR PQ are also supported.

The R6 captures slightly cropped 4K/60p using nearly the full width of the sensor

The R6 and R5 are hard to tell apart at first glance. The R6 has a mode dial rather than the top-plate LCD on the R5, and has a slightly smaller, lower resolution LCD, as well as a lower-res but still very impressive 3.69M-dot EVF. The camera features two SD card slots, both of which support the UHS-II standard. Unlike the R5, which has dual-band Wi-Fi, the R6 is 2.4Ghz only (Bluetooth specs are unchanged).

Battery life is rated at 360 shots per charge with the LCD and 250 with the EVF running at 120 fps (using 60 fps gives you a 50% increase). The R6 can use the same BG-R10 battery grip as the R5, but not the Wireless File Transmitter.

The EOS R6 will be available at the end of August in three kits:

  • Body only: $2499
  • Body + RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM lens: $2899
  • Body + RF 24-105mm F4L IS lens: $3599

Find out our first impressions in our Canon EOS R6 initial review

Take a look at its image quality in our EOS R6 sample gallery

Press release:

THE SECRET IS OUT: CANON OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES THE CANON EOS R5 AND R6, THE COMPANY’S MOST ADVANCED FULL-FRAME MIRRORLESS CAMERAS EVER

The Company is Also Announcing Four RF Lenses, Two RF Lens Extenders, and a PRO Printer

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 9, 2020 – With anticipation at a fever pitch, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to introduce the company’s next generation of full-frame mirrorless cameras – the EOS R5 and EOS R6. These groundbreaking cameras are the result of many years of collecting and listening to feedback from Canon users and are sure to meet the needs and demands of a variety of creators. The EOS R5 is a camera designed for professional applications featuring a new 45-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and uncropped 8K video recording up to 29.97 fps. The EOS R6 is geared towards advanced amateurs featuring a 20.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and 4K video recording up to 59.94 fps. The addition of the EOS R5 and the EOS R6 cameras within the EOS R series lineup further solidifies Canon’s commitment to providing the equipment needed for users to bring their content to the next level.

Canon is also introducing four RF lenses and two RF lens extenders: The Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM, Canon RF600mm F11 IS STM, Canon RF800mm F11 IS STM, and RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM lenses. All four new lenses were designed to meet the ever-expanding demands of the skilled creatives who capture amazing imagery using EOS R series cameras, including the new EOS R5 and EOS R6. In addition to the lenses, there are two new RF lens extenders, a 1.4x and a 2x model, allowing for users to take their compatible RF lens focal lengths even farther, and a 13-inch professional printer, the imagePROGRAF PRO-300, to bring photos to life through the power of print.

“For all of the Canon research and development team members who worked tirelessly on the production of these new products, today marks the culmination of a long journey. For those people looking for the next great tools to work with to expand their creative possibilities, the door is now wide open,” said Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Canon U.S.A.’s Imaging Technologies & Communications Group. “The industry has asked for new products that can push their levels of creativity to new heights, and we are confident that the EOS R5 and EOS R6, alongside the new lenses, lens extenders, and the pro printer, will fulfill those needs and more.”

Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6
Both the EOS R5 and EOS R6 cameras have the ability to capture the action of a variety of fast-moving subjects with impressive accuracy and speed. When using the mechanical shutter, each can shoot up to 12 fps and up to 20 fps when using the completely silent shutter. Both cameras are the first to be outfitted with Canon’s advanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF II which utilizes up to approximately100 percent coverage of the AF area and EOS iTR AF X incorporating AF tracking algorithms using deep learning technology and enhanced readout speed of the CMOS sensor and processing speed thanks to the DIGIC X image processor. The 1,053 automatically selected AF Zones are made even more potent by the ability to detect the human eye, face or head as well as the eye, face or body of animals such as dogs, cats and even birds. Adding to the feature set is the 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilizer, having coordinated control with Optical Image Stabilizer in IS equipped RF lenses. This provides up to 8 stops of shake correction, a feature that many creators have long asked for from Canon. Both the EOS R5 and R6 cameras come with a new LP-E6NH battery with a higher capacity than the previous model.

As the new flagship model in the EOS R series lineup, the EOS R5 camera has features that pack a punch for a variety of users who create both still and video content. It has a powerful 45-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and is driven by the speedy DIGIC X image processor, giving wide dynamic range as well as boasting an ISO range of 100-51,200 that is expandable up to 102,400. In a camera full of eye-popping features, one that really stands out is the ability to record uncropped 8K RAW internal video recording up to 29.97 fps and 8K internal video recording up to 29.97 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log (H.265)/4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265). The camera can also record 4K internal video recording up to 119.88 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log (H.265)/4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265). External recording in 4K is also available up to 59.94 fps. When in DCI modes, the 8K and 4K video recording is uncropped and Dual Pixel CMOS AF II is available in all 8K and 4K recording modes. Additional features of the EOS R5 camera include:

  • Dual-card slots: 1x CFexpress and 1x SD UHS-II
  • Built-in 0.5-inch OLED EVF with approximately 5.76 million dots and a 119.88 fps refresh rate
  • 3.2-inch 2.1 million dots vari-angle LCD touch screen
  • 5GHz/2.4GHz Built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth Technology with the ability to utilize the image.canon application, as well as optional WFT-R10A wireless file transmitter with Ethernet support
  • Enhanced operating controls such as rear-dial, multi-controller • The ability to voice tag photos and videos
  • Weather, drip and dust sealing on par with the EOS 5D series

The EOS R6 camera is well-equipped with a host of new features to push the limits of creativity for imaging enthusiasts. The combination of the EOS-1D X Mark III based 20.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and the DIGIC X image processor produces an ISO range of 100-102,400 and is expandable to 204,800. Internal video recording at 4K is capable up to 59.94 fps or 1080p up to 119.88 fps in 10 bit 4:2:2 Canon Log(H.265) or HDR PQ(H.265). The camera also features a built-in 0.5-inch OLED EVF with approximately 3.69 million dots and a 119.88 fps refresh ratevi. Additional features of the EOS R6 camera include:

  • Dual UHS-II SD card slots
  • 3-inch 1.62 million dots vari-angle LCD touch screen
  • 2.4GHz Built-in Wi-Fi®vii and Bluetooth Technologyviii with the ability to utilize the image.canon application
  • Enhanced operating controls such as rear-dial, multi-controller
  • Weather, drip and dust sealing on par with the EOS 6D series

Battery Accessory
The optional BG-R10 battery grip accessory will be available for both the EOS R5 and EOS R6 full-frame mirrorless cameras. The BG-R10 accommodates up to two batteries and is compatible with the new LP-E6NH, LP-E6N and LP-E6 batteries. The convenient BG-R10 grip accessory can also improve handling for users while capturing portrait photography.

Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM
The Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM is a high-performance and versatile super-telephoto zoom lens that will find its way into the bags of many photographers. The compact and lightweight lens features optical image stabilization of up to five stops* of shake correction with three different IS modes, including standard, panning and during exposure only. Two Nano USM motors are at the heart of this lens and provide users with high-speed, smooth and quiet auto focus with a minimum focusing distance of three feet. Additional features of the Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM include:

  • Rotation-Type zoom ring and torque adjustment allows for precision control and feel
  • Customizable control ring that enables photographers to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO
  • 12-pin Communication System
  • Canon L-Series grade dust and weather-resistant construction with a fluorine coating
  • Lens hood with side window allows specialty filters to be adjusted even while Lens Hood is attached
  • Compatible with the new 1.4x and 2x RF lens extenders (from 300 to 500mm focal length)

Canon RF600mm and 800mm F11 IS STM
The Canon RF600mm and RF800mm F11 IS STM lenses are the first fixed focal length super-telephoto RF lenses and are incredibly compact and lightweight. The portability of the new lenses is made even greater due to the ability for the lens barrel to retract and lock in place when the lenses are stowed away and not in use. Diffractive Optics technology helps to reduce the necessary number of lenses and greatly diminish the cost of the lenses, making them affordable for a broader group of photographers. Additional features of the Canon RF600mm and RF800mm F11 IS STM lenses include:

  • Lightweight - the RF600mm weighs approximately 2.05lb and the RF800mm weighs approximately 2.78lb, respectively
  • Compact size, RF600mm measures approximately 7.85inch and RF800mm with measures approximately 11.09inch when retracted, respectively
  • Fixed f/11 aperture
  • Optical image stabilization of five stops* for the RF600mm and four stops* for the RF800mm of Shake Correction
  • Lead screw-type STM enables smooth auto focusing for still-image and video shooting
  • Customizable control ring that allows photographers to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO
  • 12-pin Communication System
  • Compatible with the new 1.4x and 2x RF lens extenders

Canon RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM
The third RF85mm lens in the RF lineup, the Canon RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM is compact and lightweight, featuring a bright f/2 aperture helping to capture images that have exceptional bokeh. The lens features a maximum magnification of 0.5x and a minimum focusing distance of 1.15 feet, providing users with macro-photography capability. Additional features of the Canon RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM include:

  • Optical Image Stabilization with up to five stops* of Shake Correction
  • Hybrid IS compensates for angular and shift camera shake during macro photography
  • Control Ring for Direct Setting Changes.
  • 12-pin Communication System
  • Nine blade Circular Aperture

RF Lens Extenders
Lens extenders have long been a practical and useful tool for a variety of photographers. That story continues with the introduction of the Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x. The new lens extenders inherit the same high image quality, precision AF and reliability, such as being drip and dustproof, of EF lens extenders. When used in combination with the newly-released compatible lenses, the capturing range can be dramatically increased, providing consumers with additional use cases for their existing RF lenses.

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300
Completing the lineup of professional printer options from 13 inches through 60 inches, Canon also unveiled today the new 13-inch Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 Inkjet Printer along with a new Premium Fine Art Rough paper. Providing an improved workflow and high-quality output within a smaller footprint compared to previous models, this new printer excels at professional printing performance. Combined with the new Premium Fine Art Rough paper that features a textured surface to express the depth of an image, the printer along with the paper and new EOS R5 or EOS R6 camera introduces a new powerhouse professional imaging trio that meets creators’ demands.

Pricing and Availability
The EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera is scheduled to be available at the end of July for an estimated retail price of $3899.00 for the body only and $4999.00 for the R5 and RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens kit**.

The EOS R6 full-frame mirrorless camera is scheduled to be available at the end of August for an estimated retail price of $2499.00 for the body only, $2.899.00 for the R6 and RF 24-105 F4-7.1 IS STM lens kit or $3,599.00 for the R6 and RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens kit**.

The BG-R10 battery grip accessory and WFT-R10A are both scheduled to be available at the end of July for an estimated retail price of $349.99 and $999.99**, respectively.

The RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens is scheduled to be available in September 2020 for an estimated retail price of $2,699.00. The RF600mm F11 IS STM and RF800mm F11 IS STM lenses are scheduled to be available at the end of July 2020 for an estimated retail price of $699.99 and $899.99, respectively. The RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM lens is scheduled to be available in October 2020 for an estimated retail price of $599.99 **.

The RF Extender 1.4x and 2x are scheduled to be available at the end of July for an estimated retail price of $499.99 and $599.99** each.

The imagePROGRAF PRO-300 Printer will be available later in July for a suggested retail price of $899.99. Premium Fine Art Rough paper will also be available later in July for a suggested retail price of $44.99 for Letter size, $109.99 for 13” x 19” inches and $169.99, 17” x 22” inches**.

For more information please visit, www.usa.canon.com/virtualproductlaunch

** Specifications, availability and prices are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

Canon EOS R6 specifications

Price
MSRP $2499 (body only), $2899 (w/24-105mm F4-7.1 lens), $3500 (w/24-105mm F4 lens)
Body type
Body type SLR-style mirrorless
Body material Magnesium alloy
Sensor
Max resolution 5472 x 3648
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 20 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 21 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor Digic X
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter array Primary color filter
Image
ISO Yes, 100-102400 (expands to 204800)
Boosted ISO (minimum) 50
Boosted ISO (maximum) 204800
White balance presets 8
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization Sensor-shift
Image stabilization notes Works with lens-based IS systems for maximum shake reduction
CIPA image stabilization rating 8 stop(s)
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, normal
File format
  • JPEG (Exif v2.31)
  • Raw (Canon CR3)
  • HEIF (10-bit)
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 1053
Lens mount Canon RF
Focal length multiplier 1×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,620,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.76×
Viewfinder resolution 3,690,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic) 1/8000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
Built-in flash No
External flash Yes
Flash X sync speed 1/200 sec
Drive modes
  • Single Shooting
  • High-speed continuous
  • Low-speed continuous
Continuous drive 20.0 fps
Self-timer Yes
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
Exposure compensation 3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing 3
Videography features
Format MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
Modes
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 230 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types Dual SD slots (UHS-II supported)
Connectivity
USB USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec)
USB charging Yes
HDMI Yes (micro HDMI)
Microphone port Yes
Headphone port Yes
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth
Remote control Yes
Physical
Environmentally sealed Yes
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description LP-E6NH lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 360
Weight (inc. batteries) 680 g (1.50 lb / 23.99 oz)
Dimensions 138 x 98 x 88 mm (5.43 x 3.84 x 3.48)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
GPS None

Canon EOS R6 sample gallery

We've been shooting around with the new Canon EOS R6 – read our review in progress. This 20MP full frame mirrorless camera offers in-body stabilization and burst shooting up to 20 fps (e-shutter) and 12 fps (mechanical). Initial impressions of image quality are positive, and out-of-camera JPEGs appear similar to that of the gold award-winning Canon EOS-1D X III. Have a look for yourself.

See our Canon EOS R6 sample gallery

Canon's RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM is ideal for close-ups and portraits

The Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM is a relatively inexpensive telephoto prime lens that's ideal for both close-up and portrait work. Ostensibly it appears similar in design to the RF 35mm F1.8 IS STM, and together with the RF 35/1.8, should make for a compelling package for wedding photographers wanting to shoot everything from groups to close-up portraits to macro detail shots. The RF 85mm can focus as close as 0.35m (13.8") and offers a maximum magnification of 0.5x.

Optically, the lens comprises 12 elements in 11 groups, including one UD (ultra low dispersion) element to help reduce chromatic aberrations. On an EOS R or RP, the 85mm F2 offers five stops of image stabilization, but when you attach it to an EOS R5 or R6, with their built-in stabilization systems, Canon claims a benefit of eight stops thanks to the two-way communication between motion and gyro sensors in the camera body and lens. It uses a stepping motor to drive its focus group, so autofocus speeds are unlikely to be as fast as the company's lenses with Nano USM focus drive systems, and it remains to be seen if focus drive is silent.

The lens is relatively compact, featuring a 67mm filter thread and weighing in at 500g / 1.1lbs. Nine aperture blades aid in producing circular out-of-focus highlights. The lens is not weather-sealed – you'll need to step up (way up) to the F1.2 version for that.

The Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM will be available in October for $599.

Press release:

THE SECRET IS OUT: CANON OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES THE CANON EOS R5 AND R6, THE COMPANY’S MOST ADVANCED FULL-FRAME MIRRORLESS CAMERAS EVER

The Company is Also Announcing Four RF Lenses, Two RF Lens Extenders, and a PRO Printer

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 9, 2020 – With anticipation at a fever pitch, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to introduce the company’s next generation of full-frame mirrorless cameras – the EOS R5 and EOS R6. These groundbreaking cameras are the result of many years of collecting and listening to feedback from Canon users and are sure to meet the needs and demands of a variety of creators. The EOS R5 is a camera designed for professional applications featuring a new 45-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and uncropped 8K video recording up to 29.97 fps. The EOS R6 is geared towards advanced amateurs featuring a 20.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and 4K video recording up to 59.94 fps. The addition of the EOS R5 and the EOS R6 cameras within the EOS R series lineup further solidifies Canon’s commitment to providing the equipment needed for users to bring their content to the next level.

Canon is also introducing four RF lenses and two RF lens extenders: The Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM, Canon RF600mm F11 IS STM, Canon RF800mm F11 IS STM, and RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM lenses. All four new lenses were designed to meet the ever-expanding demands of the skilled creatives who capture amazing imagery using EOS R series cameras, including the new EOS R5 and EOS R6. In addition to the lenses, there are two new RF lens extenders, a 1.4x and a 2x model, allowing for users to take their compatible RF lens focal lengths even farther, and a 13-inch professional printer, the imagePROGRAF PRO-300, to bring photos to life through the power of print.

“For all of the Canon research and development team members who worked tirelessly on the production of these new products, today marks the culmination of a long journey. For those people looking for the next great tools to work with to expand their creative possibilities, the door is now wide open,” said Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Canon U.S.A.’s Imaging Technologies & Communications Group. “The industry has asked for new products that can push their levels of creativity to new heights, and we are confident that the EOS R5 and EOS R6, alongside the new lenses, lens extenders, and the pro printer, will fulfill those needs and more.”

Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6
Both the EOS R5 and EOS R6 cameras have the ability to capture the action of a variety of fast-moving subjects with impressive accuracy and speed. When using the mechanical shutter, each can shoot up to 12 fps and up to 20 fps when using the completely silent shutter. Both cameras are the first to be outfitted with Canon’s advanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF II which utilizes up to approximately100 percent coverage of the AF area and EOS iTR AF X incorporating AF tracking algorithms using deep learning technology and enhanced readout speed of the CMOS sensor and processing speed thanks to the DIGIC X image processor. The 1,053 automatically selected AF Zones are made even more potent by the ability to detect the human eye, face or head as well as the eye, face or body of animals such as dogs, cats and even birds. Adding to the feature set is the 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilizer, having coordinated control with Optical Image Stabilizer in IS equipped RF lenses. This provides up to 8 stops of shake correction, a feature that many creators have long asked for from Canon. Both the EOS R5 and R6 cameras come with a new LP-E6NH battery with a higher capacity than the previous model.

As the new flagship model in the EOS R series lineup, the EOS R5 camera has features that pack a punch for a variety of users who create both still and video content. It has a powerful 45-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and is driven by the speedy DIGIC X image processor, giving wide dynamic range as well as boasting an ISO range of 100-51,200 that is expandable up to 102,400. In a camera full of eye-popping features, one that really stands out is the ability to record uncropped 8K RAW internal video recording up to 29.97 fps and 8K internal video recording up to 29.97 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log (H.265)/4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265). The camera can also record 4K internal video recording up to 119.88 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log (H.265)/4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265). External recording in 4K is also available up to 59.94 fps. When in DCI modes, the 8K and 4K video recording is uncropped and Dual Pixel CMOS AF II is available in all 8K and 4K recording modes. Additional features of the EOS R5 camera include:

  • Dual-card slots: 1x CFexpress and 1x SD UHS-II
  • Built-in 0.5-inch OLED EVF with approximately 5.76 million dots and a 119.88 fps refresh rate
  • 3.2-inch 2.1 million dots vari-angle LCD touch screen
  • 5GHz/2.4GHz Built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth Technology with the ability to utilize the image.canon application, as well as optional WFT-R10A wireless file transmitter with Ethernet support
  • Enhanced operating controls such as rear-dial, multi-controller • The ability to voice tag photos and videos
  • Weather, drip and dust sealing on par with the EOS 5D series

The EOS R6 camera is well-equipped with a host of new features to push the limits of creativity for imaging enthusiasts. The combination of the EOS-1D X Mark III based 20.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and the DIGIC X image processor produces an ISO range of 100-102,400 and is expandable to 204,800. Internal video recording at 4K is capable up to 59.94 fps or 1080p up to 119.88 fps in 10 bit 4:2:2 Canon Log(H.265) or HDR PQ(H.265). The camera also features a built-in 0.5-inch OLED EVF with approximately 3.69 million dots and a 119.88 fps refresh ratevi. Additional features of the EOS R6 camera include:

  • Dual UHS-II SD card slots
  • 3-inch 1.62 million dots vari-angle LCD touch screen
  • 2.4GHz Built-in Wi-Fi®vii and Bluetooth Technologyviii with the ability to utilize the image.canon application
  • Enhanced operating controls such as rear-dial, multi-controller
  • Weather, drip and dust sealing on par with the EOS 6D series

Battery Accessory
The optional BG-R10 battery grip accessory will be available for both the EOS R5 and EOS R6 full-frame mirrorless cameras. The BG-R10 accommodates up to two batteries and is compatible with the new LP-E6NH, LP-E6N and LP-E6 batteries. The convenient BG-R10 grip accessory can also improve handling for users while capturing portrait photography.

Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM
The Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM is a high-performance and versatile super-telephoto zoom lens that will find its way into the bags of many photographers. The compact and lightweight lens features optical image stabilization of up to five stops* of shake correction with three different IS modes, including standard, panning and during exposure only. Two Nano USM motors are at the heart of this lens and provide users with high-speed, smooth and quiet auto focus with a minimum focusing distance of three feet. Additional features of the Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM include:

  • Rotation-Type zoom ring and torque adjustment allows for precision control and feel
  • Customizable control ring that enables photographers to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO
  • 12-pin Communication System
  • Canon L-Series grade dust and weather-resistant construction with a fluorine coating
  • Lens hood with side window allows specialty filters to be adjusted even while Lens Hood is attached
  • Compatible with the new 1.4x and 2x RF lens extenders (from 300 to 500mm focal length)

Canon RF600mm and 800mm F11 IS STM
The Canon RF600mm and RF800mm F11 IS STM lenses are the first fixed focal length super-telephoto RF lenses and are incredibly compact and lightweight. The portability of the new lenses is made even greater due to the ability for the lens barrel to retract and lock in place when the lenses are stowed away and not in use. Diffractive Optics technology helps to reduce the necessary number of lenses and greatly diminish the cost of the lenses, making them affordable for a broader group of photographers. Additional features of the Canon RF600mm and RF800mm F11 IS STM lenses include:

  • Lightweight - the RF600mm weighs approximately 2.05lb and the RF800mm weighs approximately 2.78lb, respectively
  • Compact size, RF600mm measures approximately 7.85inch and RF800mm with measures approximately 11.09inch when retracted, respectively
  • Fixed f/11 aperture
  • Optical image stabilization of five stops* for the RF600mm and four stops* for the RF800mm of Shake Correction
  • Lead screw-type STM enables smooth auto focusing for still-image and video shooting
  • Customizable control ring that allows photographers to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO
  • 12-pin Communication System
  • Compatible with the new 1.4x and 2x RF lens extenders

Canon RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM
The third RF85mm lens in the RF lineup, the Canon RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM is compact and lightweight, featuring a bright f/2 aperture helping to capture images that have exceptional bokeh. The lens features a maximum magnification of 0.5x and a minimum focusing distance of 1.15 feet, providing users with macro-photography capability. Additional features of the Canon RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM include:

  • Optical Image Stabilization with up to five stops* of Shake Correction
  • Hybrid IS compensates for angular and shift camera shake during macro photography
  • Control Ring for Direct Setting Changes.
  • 12-pin Communication System
  • Nine blade Circular Aperture

RF Lens Extenders
Lens extenders have long been a practical and useful tool for a variety of photographers. That story continues with the introduction of the Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x. The new lens extenders inherit the same high image quality, precision AF and reliability, such as being drip and dustproof, of EF lens extenders. When used in combination with the newly-released compatible lenses, the capturing range can be dramatically increased, providing consumers with additional use cases for their existing RF lenses.

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300
Completing the lineup of professional printer options from 13 inches through 60 inches, Canon also unveiled today the new 13-inch Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 Inkjet Printer along with a new Premium Fine Art Rough paper. Providing an improved workflow and high-quality output within a smaller footprint compared to previous models, this new printer excels at professional printing performance. Combined with the new Premium Fine Art Rough paper that features a textured surface to express the depth of an image, the printer along with the paper and new EOS R5 or EOS R6 camera introduces a new powerhouse professional imaging trio that meets creators’ demands.

Pricing and Availability
The EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera is scheduled to be available at the end of July for an estimated retail price of $3899.00 for the body only and $4999.00 for the R5 and RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens kit**.

The EOS R6 full-frame mirrorless camera is scheduled to be available at the end of August for an estimated retail price of $2499.00 for the body only, $2.899.00 for the R6 and RF 24-105 F4-7.1 IS STM lens kit or $3,599.00 for the R6 and RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens kit**.

The BG-R10 battery grip accessory and WFT-R10A are both scheduled to be available at the end of July for an estimated retail price of $349.99 and $999.99**, respectively.

The RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens is scheduled to be available in September 2020 for an estimated retail price of $2,699.00. The RF600mm F11 IS STM and RF800mm F11 IS STM lenses are scheduled to be available at the end of July 2020 for an estimated retail price of $699.99 and $899.99, respectively. The RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM lens is scheduled to be available in October 2020 for an estimated retail price of $599.99 **.

The RF Extender 1.4x and 2x are scheduled to be available at the end of July for an estimated retail price of $499.99 and $599.99** each.

The imagePROGRAF PRO-300 Printer will be available later in July for a suggested retail price of $899.99. Premium Fine Art Rough paper will also be available later in July for a suggested retail price of $44.99 for Letter size, $109.99 for 13” x 19” inches and $169.99, 17” x 22” inches**.

For more information please visit, www.usa.canon.com/virtualproductlaunch

** Specifications, availability and prices are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM specifications

Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 85 mm
Image stabilization Yes
Lens mount Canon RF
Aperture
Maximum aperture F2
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Optics
Elements 12
Groups 11
Special elements / coatings One UD lens
Focus
Minimum focus 0.35 m (13.78)
Maximum magnification 0.5×
Autofocus Yes
Physical
Weight 500 g (1.10 lb)
Diameter 78 mm (3.07)
Length 91 mm (3.56)
Colour Black
Filter thread 67 mm
 
 
 

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