We have had a few reports about the Canon EOS R5 Mark II over the last couple of months. We were told back in July that prototype Canon EOS R5 Mark II camera bodies were in the hands of initial testing photographers, which is a very limited number of people and not the YouTubers. We are pretty confident in the truth to that initial rumor for reasons that we can't publish.
Later the same month it was reported that the EOS R5 Mark II would get a resolution bump to 60mp, which was pretty well received once it was reported that Canon would offer multiple resolutions likely using pixel binning like Leica has done with the M11 and Q3.
Now a report that looks like it originated at The Camera Insider shows off a few more specifications somewhat based on the previous rumors here along with added specs. Some of these specifications are obvious upgrades over the original EOS R5 just based off what has happened with other EOS R cameras since the EOS R5 launched.
We don't really have a reliability history in regards to rumors from The Camera Insider, so please take these specifications with the proverbial grain of salt. We tend to publish these sorts of things once they start to appear in our inbox, this specification list did not originate at Canon Rumors.
Rumored Canon EOS R5 Mark II Specifications
- 62mp Stacked CMOS Image Sensor
- Variable resolution of 62mp, 31mp, 15.5mp
- 8K recording up to 60fps internally
- 4K recording up to 120fps internally
- DIGIC X2s Processor
- Dual CFexpress Type-B Card Slots
- Eye control autofocus
- A revised variable angle LCD panel
- 5.76m-DOT 120fps EVF
- Multi-function hot shoe
- New battery, but same form as the LP-E6
- New button layout and controls
- Launch of new Canon camera app at the same time
- Projected February 2024 Announcement
This is the first time that we have seen the “DIGIC X2s” monikor for the camera processor. We do expect a new generation of DIGIC X to make its way to the next generation of prosumer and professional camera bodies. If Canon succeeds in reaching the blazing fast readout speeds they want, a processor performance bump will likely be required. We also expect some additional computational features added that may also need a new generation of processor.
We do believe that the Canon EOS R5 Mark II will launch some time in Q1 of 2024, as there have been some historical based hints over the last few months. One of them being the big discounts that are appearing every now and then on both the refurbished and non-refurbished buying options, currently the EOS R5 is priced at $3099 including the BG-R10 battery grip at B&H Photo (Coupon code BILDBH50).
We have also heard about a few added “spiffs” for dealers on bulk orders of the EOS R5. Retail hints aren't 100%, but they tend to be a good sign more often than not.