We're a week away from ending the torture of waiting for the Canon EOS R5 Mark II announcement. As you all know, Canon has locked this camera down pretty well, though not entirely. We do know most retailers have had their Canon NDA meetings with the camera present. However, no official specification sheet has been given to retailers at this time.

We have been getting bits of information about the EOS R5 Mark II over the last week or so, but we were waiting for more than a couple of specs before posting.

We cannot confirm with certainty what we are reporting here, some of it comes from anonymous sources along with some known ones.

New Canon EOS R5 Mark II Information (Unconfirmed)

  • No blackout during continuous shooting
  • A better implemented pixel-shift high resolution mode (no details)
  • “Some” illumination with the buttons
  • LCD resolution more than doubled
  • Focus sensitivity of -8EV
  • Increased battery performance (don't expect a quantum leap here)
  • Maximum Electronic Shutter Speed “beyond” 1/8000s
  • Dynamic range claim of 16 stops (claimed vs real world can differ)
  • Full Size HDMI Port
  • New “firsts” for Canon in AF algorithms (I'm sure the EOS R1 would also have those firsts and more)
  • Slightly heavier body (Probably not noticeable)
  • New IBIS performance modes (No details)

Previously Reported EOS R5 Mark II Specifications

  • 45mp BSI Stacked Sensor
  • New EVF design
  • 12fps Mechanical & 30fps Electronic max burst rates
  • Eye Controlled AF from the EOS R3
  • New passive cooling design with two new vents
  • Active cooling grip accessory
  • Battery grip accessory
  • 8K60P (with cavaets)
  • CFexpress Type B / SD card configuration
  • Launch Price: $3999 USD
  • Announcement: July 17, 2024
  • Shipping: August, 2024

It's true we don't have long to wait for the official announcement, and it's always nice to get some surprises on announcement day. We will report what we're allowed to report, but a few people we have spoken to that have had the camera in-hand seem quite impressed and think it's a very worthwhile update.

We hope to publish more confirmed specifications in the coming days.

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  1. I wonder if the BG-R10 grip will be compatible with the Mark II Version, it looks like the physical body will not change.
    Probably not since the venting will be different.
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  2. It would be amazing if the DR turned out to be as good as claimed. I’m skeptical but I’d love to be wrong.
    If it is, it will likely come with a lot of asterisks in the manual, be prepared for a very narrow set of circumstances where it will work as advertised.
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  3. Four years after the original R5, it would be very disappointing (to put it mildly) if the Mark II didn't offer some big improvements. But 16 stops DR from a 45 MP stacked BSI sensor? That would be something.
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  4. Ill parrot what was said above, if we get 16 stops ill be very happy.

    Even if its just in single shot mode at ISO100 mechanical shutter, it would be a fantastic tool to have.
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  5. Ill parrot what was said above, if we get 16 stops ill be very happy.

    Even if its just in single shot mode at ISO100 mechanical shutter, it would be a fantastic tool to have.
    Most likely it'll be accompanied by a slow readout.

    Also, I don't know how Canon measures the DR, but they'll probably have to make 16-bit raws in order to achieve 16 stops of DR.
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  6. Ill parrot what was said above, if we get 16 stops ill be very happy.

    Even if its just in single shot mode at ISO100 mechanical shutter, it would be a fantastic tool to have.
    I agree! 16 stops of DR would be a reason to upgrade from the R5 to the R5 II EVEN if you don’t care about video at all.

    Well-implemented built-in GPS would be another good reason.

    In terms of video I really hope to see at least 4K60p or 4K120p uncropped oversampled video from the entire sensor.
    I wonder if there will be any 6K recording options besides the obvious 8K30p and 8K60p (which will hopefully also work without the active cooling grip)
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  7. [...] In terms of video I really hope to see at least 4K60p or 4K120p uncropped oversampled video from the entire sensor.
    I wonder if there will be any 6K recording options besides the obvious 8K30p and 8K60p (which will hopefully also work without the active cooling grip)
    And I also hope we'll have to option to record audio for high framerate video! And cropped raw would be nice as well, the cropped 4k60 on the R5 was oversampled, having a bit more pixels would allow better stabilization in post for my shaky vids :)
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  8. I left that off, as I have seen it mentioned elsewhere. Yes, it'll have pre-capture.
    I really hope it will have a better user experience than the current implementation, being locked out of the camera after each use of pre-capture makes it virtually useless for me. And that's not even taking the one-file-to-rule-them-all that only DPP4 can split properly into account!
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  9. The only thing I hope for video wise is 4K 120 fps that doesn't overheat.

    Other than that, most exciting feature for me is the glowing buttons. I shoot a lot in the dark and I'd love that. Along with the option to keep the top lcd backlight turned on permanently, or at least for a few minutes, so I can actually see the info in the dark.

    A usable ibis high res mode would be welcomed as well, since the current implementation is a joke.
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  10. I am going to play devils advocate here. Image quality is now basically irrelevant. DR, colour space etc. All brands and cameras are more than adequate and nobody will ever notice a difference. It is things like build quality, pre capture etc that make a difference but not very much of one anymore.
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