Canon R5 Will Have No-crop 8K Raw Video and 4K 120p

Canon has unveiled exciting new video specifications for its upcoming release of the highly-anticipated EOS R5 mirrorless camera. Amongst other features, the camera will provide internal 8K raw video recording with no cropping.

The main video focus of this full-frame mirrorless camera is its 8K resolution capabilities. Internally, the camera will record raw format 8K and 30p. Or, 8K 30p in 4:2:2 10-bit using C-Log and HDR PQ colour profiles.

Also internally, 4k will be possible at speeds of up to 120p in 4:2:2 10-bit – also using C-Log and HDR PQ profiles. Record externally over an HDMI connection for 4K/60p.

The lack of cropping means that the camera will use the full width of the sensor to capture the image, providing a better quality final recording.


With image quality at the forefront of this new model, full dual pixel autofocus (available with both 8K and 4K recording modes) and 5-axis in-body stabilisation are exciting new features. Looking to bring advanced focusing capabilities, the EOS R5 will have advanced subject detection, capable of making ultra-high speed autofocus calculations, to match the powerful shooting capability of 20fps.

When the camera is set to ‘people detection,’ a feature adopted from the EOS-1DX Mark III model, the head, face and eyes of a subject will be detected. What is even more promising, for wildlife photographers and filmmakers in particular, is that this feature can recognise animals, providing effective tracking for speed and precision.

It sounds like this camera is a strong competitor for even expensive cinema cameras. This is an exciting new model, looking to bring affordable “cinema-industry standard” shooting to consumers.

To find out more about the specifications of the Canon EOS R5, head to the Canon website here.


Currently studying BA (Hons) Marine and Natural History Photography, Bethany is a nature photographer, specialising in all things British wildlife. When not writing articles, she can be found out in the South West countryside, photographing local natural spectacles from marine life, urban wildlife, and most recently starling murmurations.

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