A report out on the internets suggests that the Canon EOS R5 Mark II will get a resolution bump from its predecessor's 45mp to 60mp. It seems 60mp is the new 45mp across the full-frame industry. Sony and Leica have 60mp in some of their cameras. It doesn't matter much to us, but we'll never say no to more resolution.

I would take the following information with the proverbial ‘grain of salt', as video specifications tend to be the last thing that leaks out ahead of a product launch. Though we're open to that changing.

The same report suggests that Canon will bump framerates up for internal 8K shooting, giving us 8K/60P. The report didn't confirm whether or not this would be in RAW or not.

Additionally. we have been told that Canon is testing 8K/180p for the EOS R5 Mark II. There was no word whether that was external or some sort of internal option with cropping. This information may be related to other Canon products and was mistaken for the EOS R5 Mark II. We just thought we'd put it out there.

The report also mentions improvements in cooling for the next iteration of the EOS R5. Improvements are likely, but it's a big vague for us to really know what that means.

Along with the above information, The Camera Insider also mentions new “AI Autofocus capabilities”. We don't want to assume what that means, but more autofocus tricks are likely coming to every manufacturers cameras.

We and others expect the Canon EOS R5 Mark II to appear in the first half of 2024.

We are rating this [CR1]. as we don't see any sort of historical data on the source of these latest rumors.

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  1. I'd rather have 45 stacked than 60 non-stacked. I guess in the end it'll depend on readout speed, but faster sensors=faster AF.
    Don't forget that we also need faster processors to process all that "fast" data ;)
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  2. With RAW recording, it makes no sense to suddenly make it cropped.
    It will be a moderate update like the R6 Mark II which will enable them to keep the same 3899$ MSRP.
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  3. With RAW recording, it makes no sense to suddenly make it cropped.
    It will be a moderate update like the R6 Mark II which will enable them to keep the same 3899$ MSRP.

    You can still use the full 60mp sensor for 8K, it would just use pixel binning
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  4. Lol! 60mp!?! Actually i'm still very happy with 24mp. Does anyone really need 60mp?
    People asked the same query about 24mp (or 21 in Canon's case) when 6-10mp was in the prosumer space.
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  5. Lol! 60mp!?! Actually i'm still very happy with 24mp. ...
    Me, too.
    But Craig, CR Guy is right:
    People asked the same query about 24mp (or 21 in Canon's case) when 6-10mp was in the prosumer space.
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  6. You can still use the full 60mp sensor for 8K, it would just use pixel binning
    Canon RAW is never binned (except Magic Lantern which is not official).
    Last time it was written that an R5s would be a separate model alongside the R5 II which would make way more sense.
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  7. ... to keep the same 3899$ MSRP.
    I'm hoping so for all users, but I don't think so.
    Get yourself prepared tu see a "4" at the first digit.
    Still I hope, I'm wrong.
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  8. A report out on the internets suggests that the Canon EOS R5 Mark II will get a resolution bump from its predecessors 45mp to 60mp. It seems 60mp is the new 45mp across the full-frame industry. Nikon, Sony and Leica all have 60mp in some of their cameras. It doesn’t matter much to us, but

    See full article...
    Two main things that I lack in my R5 is that is sometimes shows 'overheat" when shooting stills, and the other is that I would like it to have over 20fps as maximum shooting burst. Other than that, in most cases I can crop 1/10 of the frame and still get very sensible pictures.
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  9. I'm hoping so for all users, but I don't think so.
    Get yourself prepared tu see a "4" at the first digit.
    Still I hope, I'm wrong.
    Depends on the features, but if they keep the same sensor (EVF, screen, etc.), then it makes sense to keep it just under the Z8, otherwise it would become overpriced.
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  10. I would love a "super" R5. 45Mpixel sensor but using R3's technology, much less rolling shutter, more (but configurable) frames per second, better/faster AF.

    Anyway R5II and R1 are under development. We will see next year....
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  11. I got the Canon R6 terrified that 20 megapixels wouldn\'t be enough. On a trip to Kenya & Tanzenia I took about 10 thousand photos on it alone. I thanked GOD it was only 20mp because any more and the file sizes in RAW would have been crazy. I was thinking of paring the R6 with an r5 mark ii when it comes out but now im afraid of what the file sizes will look like if I have to put the camera to work
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  12. I would love a "super" R5. 45Mpixel sensor but using R3's technology, much less rolling shutter, more (but configurable) frames per second, better/faster AF.

    Anyway R5II and R1 are under development. We will see next year....
    I never think of the future – it comes soon enough. - Einstein
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  13. Depends on the features, but if they keep the same sensor (EVF, screen, etc.), then it makes sense to keep it just under the Z8, otherwise it would become overpriced.
    If I recall right, in the past 20 years, Canon was never (? :unsure:) trying to beat Nikon with lower prices.
    Most of the time, Canon was more expensive.
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  14. I got the Canon R6 terrified that 20 megapixels wouldn\'t be enough. On a trip to Kenya & Tanzenia I took about 10 thousand photos on it alone. I thanked GOD it was only 20mp because any more and the file sizes in RAW would have been crazy. I was thinking of paring the R6 with an r5 mark ii when it comes out but now im afraid of what the file sizes will look like if I have to put the camera to work
    I sold my R6 because 20 Mpx were not enough for me. To each his own.
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