The Canon EOS R5 Mark II is expected to be announced in early 2024, the logical time would be ahead of CP+ in February. There have been multiple reports that prototypes of the camera are in the hands of Canon's loyal test photographers, but the final feature set for the camera is not yet known.
We have been told that Canon plans to push the EOS R5 Mark II back to the top of its segment spec wise, for both stills and video features. One source has claimed that the EOS R5 Mark II will up its 8K framerate to 60fps in RAW. Will additional power or cooling be required to hit that frame rate? We're not sure.
We have seen a detailed patent for a Canon made external cooler for EOS R cameras. The illustrations seem to show an additional battery slot, so that could provide more power to the camera as well as power to the active cooling fan on the accessory.
Now, there have been various rumors about the resolution of the EOS R5 Mark II image sensors, we have heard both 45mp and 60mp image resolutions have been tested. At 60mp, there would need to be some kind of pixel binning for RAW shooting, so to a lot of people a 45mp sensor makes more sense from the technical side of things. While we trust the source that says “60mp is likely”, we still think 45mp will win out in the end, it just makes more sense. It also allows Canon to finally release a high-megapixel version down the line.
The same source also claims that 4K will get a “massive” framerate bump, the current EOS R5 offers 120fps, so to us, “massive” would mean 240fps. Which would be pretty amazing, and we see no reason why Canon couldn't do it. The days of being behind on specifications seem to be over for Canon.
Most details are obviously still vague about the EOS R5 Mark II, but we are starting to see a few more mentions about the camera, so it feels like the February 2024 announcement date is going to come to fruition.