During the Canon EOS R6 Mark II rumor cycle, we did get a fair bit of Canon EOS R5 Mark II talk in our inboxes. This is a fairly commong occurence during product launch cycles and we dismiss most of it.

This time, we're not quite as quick to dismiss the information sent to us about the Canon EOS R5 Mark II, a camera that may be coming in Q2 of 2023. This information comes from a known source with a very good track record, while not a perfect track record, who really does in the rumors world?

Here is some information that we have been sent about the Canon EOS R5 Mark II, please don't treat this as [CR3] until we receive some confirmations from other sources.

Canon EOS R5 Mark II Specifications (Rumored)

  • New 61MP CMOS BSI sensor
  • Dual DIGIC X processor
  • 30 FPS electronic shutter with tracking / 12 FPS mechanical shutter
  • Same 8-stop IBIS
  • New High Resolution mode similar to pixel shift shooting found on Sony/Fujifilm
  • 2x/4x/8x digital tele-convertor
  • Same Dual Pixel CMOS AF II from EOS R3 and EOS R6 Mark II
  • Internal 8K 60p video recording (8K RAW video spec to be confirmed)
  • Internal 4K 30p/60p/120p video recording (all by oversampling)
  • FHD 240p video recording
  • Focus breathing correction for video
  • New overheat prevention design similar to EOS R6 Mark II, at least 40min for 8K video, and over
  • 60 min for 4K video
  • Dual CFexpress type B card slot
  • Standard HDMI port
  • Dual USB-C port
  • 9.44M-dot EVF
  • New design of vari-angle LCD monitor optimized for video shooting
  • Launch time: 2023 Q2
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  1. Why 2 USB-C ports...?

    The high-res-shot function I want for my R5 too...
    As it's most likely an IBIS trick it theoretically should work on the R5 as well but Canon for sure will say it needs to have dual digic x bla bla
  2. Only other thing I’d be looking for (which I hope is a given, given the latest from R7 and R6 II) is no 30m record limit and I think it’ll be the perfect camera!

    Interesting about dual CFExpress - for my R5 I bought a CFExpress card but no reader, so I essentially use my SD slot as my ‘main card’ which comes out of the camera and into my card reader for file transfer, and have never taken the CFExpress out of the camera. Guess I’ll need to buy a CFExpress reader if I’m to upgrade!
  3. Finally a camera with two fast memory cards. I never understood the appeal of SD cards. The argument is that you can get SD cards everywhere, but I think people, who pay that much money on a camera, will have enough memory cards anyway.

    Did pixel shift really work well for any camera unless you use attach a concrete block to your camera to reduce the vibration?

    BSI sensor would be a huge improvement. For still subjects that is even more important than a stacked sensor.

    Will 1080p recording also be oversampled?

    Some of those specs seem like wishes instead of rumors. Will Canon really give us a full size HDMI port that does not break after a few hundred plugs and unplugs? That will cost a lot of jobs in Canon repair facilities.
  4. My first two thoughts were the buffer with 2 Type B cards has to be a lot higher, which will be great for wildlife. And those specs sound like I’ll get about 200 shots before I have to switch batteries! Unless there is an all new battery of course.
  5. To me this seems to be more of a wish list. Given the minor upgrades on the R6 Mk2 vs. the R6, I am a bit skeptical if the R5 Mk2 would have so many significantly upgrades vs. the R5.
  6. external monitor + external hard drive??
    Or charging + monitor/hdd?!

    9MP EVF sounds good. The same Sony has for years now.

    Would be nice to have a blackout free shutter and no rolling shutter at all!
  7. It's wild to see the exact same comments about this rumor when compared to the original EOS R5 rumor.
    So, was "the original R5 rumor" also talking about dual CFe slots, oversampled slow-motion capture, and standard HDMI?

    What would be your price expectation for such a camera with a 61 Mpixel sensor? Isn't it actually closer to R1?
  8. GPS

    How likely is it so see this camera coming with a built-in GPS? I'm okay with buying an extra battery if need be.

    On a more personal level, I'd very much like to see the overall size going up. Coming from a 5D and having bigger hands, the R5 camera is too small.

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