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Canon’s second EOS Rx mirrorless camera alongside the R5

Launched at the same time as the EOS R5 – full details/reviews/specs to follow.

The EOS RP seems to be a mirrorless version of the 6D mk2, what about a mk2 RP? or were the R and RP just one-offs to get Canon into the mirrorless market?

See also the Main information/rumours index page

Current EOS R cameras: EOS R – ROS RP

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R6 information


27th A good review of the R6 from Thom Hogan


9th Firmware updates (1.1.1) for the R5 and R6 fix minor bugs and improve RF100-500 support.

  • A messaging is displayed when [HDMI display: Camera+External monitor] and [Overheat control: on] settings are both enabled.
  • When the RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM is attached, an image stabilization effect of approximately six stops* is achieved through collaborative control with the in-lens image stabilization.
    *Focal length 500mm, Based on CIPA(Camera & Imaging Products Association) standards.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the IS capabilities may be degraded when performing continuous shooting in cases where the RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens is attached to the EOS R6 running firmware version 1.1.0.
  • When using certain RF lenses for movie shooting, the in-lens image stabilization mechanism has been improved.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the “Slow Synchro” setting screen is not accurately displayed, when the language is set to English.
  • Fixes a typo displayed on the communication setting screen, when the language is set to Korean.
  • Connectivity during FTP transmission has been improved.
  • Temperature detection and shooting time control in video shooting have been improved. In addition, the total shooting time when the short-time recording and power-on/off are performed repeatedly at room temperature is improved.
  • The phenomenon in which the movie recording time available is not correctly displayed when the Date/Time/Zone is not set has been corrected.

R6 V1.1.1 [Canon]

July 29th The R6 manual is available (html and PDF) from Canon

20th The R6 is announced – see the full press release on the announcement page


A quick comparison of major R5/R6 features.

45 megapixel full-frame sensor 20.1 megapixel full frame sensor
Up to 20fps/ 12fps Up to 20fps/ 12fps
In-body IS up to 8-stops In-body IS up to 8-stops
Dual Pixel CMOS AF II Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
ISO range 100-51,200 ISO range 100-102,400
8K movie 30p 12-bit (full width) 4K movie 60p 10-bit, Full HD 120fps
5.76 million dot EVF 3.69 million dot EVF
3.2inch 2.1 million dot vari-angle LCD 3inch 1.62 million dot vari-angle LCD
Dual card slots (1x CFexpress, 1x SD UHS II) Dual card slots (2x SD UHS II)
Top panel display and AF multi-controller AF multi-controller
Built-in 5Ghz Wi-Fi with optional wireless transmitter (WFT-R10) Built-in 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi and FTP
Bluetooth Bluetooth
USB charging and power via PD-E1 USB charging and power via PD-E1
Body only 650g (738g with battery/ memory card) Body only 598g (690g with battery/memory card)


Full specifications PDF R5 | R6

Pre-announcement info

2020 July

9th The R6 is due to be announced at 1PM (UK time). As expected, quite a lot of specs have appeared via the Nokishita Twitter account.

The current info is summarised at CR

I’m busy working on ‘non camera’ related stuff – come back at 1pm…


18th More R6 details emerge [CR]

  • 20mp full-frame CMOS sensor
  • IBIS
  • 12fps mechanical and 20fps electronic.
  • Oversampled 5K Video
  • 4K @ 60p
  • FullHD @ 120p
  • Canon Log
  • 10-bit
  • Zebras
  • AF identical to the EOS R5
  • No RAW video mode
  • Dual SD UHS-II slots

Here are the camera products being announced on the 9th of July by Canon

  • Canon EOS R5
  • Canon EOS R6
  • Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 IS STM
  • Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM
  • Canon RF 100-500mm f/4-7.1L IS USM
  • Canon RF 600mm f/11 DO IS STM
  • Canon RF 800mm f/11 DO IS STM
  • Teleconverter RF 1.4x
  • Teleconverter RF 2x


9th A wireless certification [Nok] Includes R5 and another slightly different sized camera (R6?)

138.5mm x 97.4mm x 71.45mm – same battery as the R5

4th The launch of the R6 could well be pushed back to July, given current concerns. This might lead to it being available by September [CR]


18th The potential specs of the R6 are expanded [CR]

  • 20mp full-frame CMOS sensor
  • IBIS
  • 12fps mechanical and 20fps electronic.
  • 4K @ 60p
  • FullHD @ 120p
  • Dual card slots
  • No top-down screen
  • Lower resolution EVF than the EOS R5
  • Build quality not as good as the EOS R5
  • New battery
  • June 2020 launch

Whilst the Photokina show, currently scheduled for May 27th, would be a good place for it to appear, I’m afraid I’d not bet highly on that show going ahead, but the camera will probably get some form of announcement.


13th A development announcement for the R5, but no mention of the R6 today.


30th Does the recent info for an EOS R5 and EOS R6 reflect a return to Canon’s old numbering system, after what seemed a purposeful break with the EOS R and RP?  If so, then we could get back to double digits for APS-C, although Canon’s finances (and the rest of the photo industry) wants to sell a lot more higher margin FF cameras…

29th Specs appear [CR] for an R6 model

  • 20mp full-frame CMOS sensor
  • IBIS
  • 12fps mechanical and 20fps electronic.
  • 4K @ 60p
  • New battery (Same as the EOS R5?)
  • June 2020 launch (May announcement)

Older info from our earlier EOS RS/R5s page

27th Some rather optimistic specs for an ‘RS or R5’ appear on [CR], with a 45MP sensor

2019 December

4th Some specs appear [CR] – supposedly from a tester.

Canon EOS Rs Specifications:

  • 75mp full-frame CMOS
  • Sensor “focused on the dynamic range”
  • Frames per second “… Sounded similar to the EOS R”
  • DIGIC 9
  • Dual Card Slots
  • Joystick the same as the EOS-1D X Mark III
  • Larger and higher resolution EVF than the EOS R
  • Fully articulating LCD screen
  • Fully weather-sealed
  • Similar ergonomics as the EOS R (No touch bar)

Take with suitable scepticism at the moment. None of these would be hard to guess if asked to make up a ‘likely’ set of specs – only a few months to go ;-)


22nd There seems to be a rumour going round (thanks for the enquiries/info) that a ‘pro level’ mirrorless EOS R will be appearing before the ‘UK Photography Show’ in March – An event I always go to, but hardly one I’d expect such a significant announcement for.  The version recounted  to CR suggests 60MP too.

There is likely to be a 5Ds level replacement appearing in ‘EOS R format’, but a true 1 series style mirrorless? That’s a while off yet I’d suggest and rather more than an EOS R mk2.

Do remember that Canon has (mostly) got a lot better at leak control in recent years, so reliable info about such cameras probably won’t come until a matter of weeks before any announcement.


10th Some would-be specs [CR]

  • A slightly larger body and grip than the EOS R
  • 80mp full-frame image sensor
  • A “new style” of joystick
  • Larger LCD than the EOS R
  • Larger viewfinder than the EOS R
  • The “viewfinder” can be tilted up and down (We’re not sure if this was the LCD screen or the EVF, we have reached out for some clarification)
  • Dual SD card slots

No video specifications are known

9th A Japanese Canon patent application specifically mentions an 83MP sensor as an example in a discussion of DPAF

Specifically: 83.06MP sensor of 11150 x 7450 pixels in size

This is the full frame scale-up size for the APS-C sensor found in the 90D / M6 mk2 [via CN]

Older stuff is on the EOS RS/R5s page

2015 February

13th The 1D X mk2 is suggested for 2016
Will the 5Ds 2 only be available without LPF?
11th A CPN article has a brief interview with the head of the 5Ds/r design team.

As with any Canon ‘interviews’ don’t expect too much in the way of insight ;-)

6th Cameras finally announced
There is a very good overview of the cameras and technology at CPN

2015 February

5th We’re told that Canon is not done with its basic new 5D design and that a 5D C will appear later this year to go with a 5D mk4.

See the 5D4 page, although since I don’t use video at all, I’m unclear how much sense this makes?

4th Prices are leaked [PR]

Canon EOS 5Ds: €3,499 (around $4,000)
Canon EOS 5Ds R (no low-pass filter): €3,699 (around $4,200)
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM: €2,999 (around $3,400)


30th Two new 5D variants are suggested, both with a 50.6MP full frame CMOS sensor
An EOS 5DS R version will be without low-pass filter

Magnesium alloy body, dust and water sealed
ISO 100-6400
5 fps
High precision 61 AF points, EOS iTR AF
150,000 pixel RGB + IR photometry sensor
New “fine detail” picture style
1.3x and 1.6x crop modes
Customisable “Quick Control Screen”
Time-lapse movie, Interval Timer, Bulb timer

This info (and pic) first appeared on a Japanese site [DC – Google xlt]

From my own POV, it will be a nuisance to move from a 1 series body, but its a big enough jump from my 1Ds3 (which the 1D X wasn’t) to make it pretty much a no-brainer for our architectural work. The question remains though as to how much difference the AA filter makes?

At [CR] there is a suggestion that the relatively low max ISO is from a much stronger set of colour filters than usual – more welcome news if so.

We’ve also had a comment [thanks] that the 5D mark 4 is due for an August launch, and will be an update aimed at a much wider audience than the 5Ds
If you were interested in the new 11-24 lens that will probably be announced at the same time, see the animation on the main lens page comparing it to the 8-15 and EF14 II – that is a lot of glass!

9th Three versions of a new 5D are suggested [CR] an updated 5D4 and two 5Ds models with and without AA filtering, at ~53MP

2014 December

30th With a rumoured high MP DSLR from Canon (main rumour page) I note that at [CR] they have been told that the camera could be the 5D mk4, which could also fit in with suggestions that the 6D2 will move upmarket.

Earlier rumours – see the 5D mk4 rumour page

Detailed Specifications of the 5Ds/sr

Canon EOS 5DS Canon EOS 5DS R
MSRP $3699/£2999/€3999 (body only) $3899/£3199/€4249 (body only)
Body type
Body type Mid-size SLR
Body material Magnesium alloy
Max resolution 8688 x 5792
Image ratio w:h 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 51 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 53 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor size notes Offers 1.6x and 1.3x crop modes, as well as medium and small Raw sizes.
Sensor type CMOS
Processor Dual DIGIC 6
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter array Primary color filter
ISO Auto, 100-6400 (expandable to 12800)
White balance presets 8
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, normal
File format JPEG (Exif v2.3, DPOF v2.0)
Raw (Canon CR2, 14-bit)
Optics & Focus
Autofocus Contrast Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Selective single-point
Face Detection
Live View
Autofocus assist lamp No
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 61
Lens mount Canon EF
Focal length multiplier
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3.2″
Screen dots 1,040,000
Touch screen No
Screen type ClearView II TFT-LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.71×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Exposure modes Scene Intelligent Auto
Program AE
Shutter Priority AE
Aperture Priority AE
Built-in flash No
External flash Yes (via hot shoe and PC sync port)
Flash X sync speed 1/200 sec
Drive modes Single
High-speed continuous
Low-speed continuous
Silent single shooting
Silent continuous shooting
Continuous drive 5.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Metering modes Multi
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes
Video features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
Format H.264
Videography notes Supports ALL-I and IPB compression
Microphone Mono
Speaker Mono
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible), CompactFlash
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
HDMI Yes (mini-HDMI)
Microphone port Yes
Headphone port No
Remote control Yes (Wired and wireless)
Environmentally sealed Yes (dust and water-resistent)
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description LP-E6 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 700
Weight (inc. batteries) 930 g (2.05 lb / 32.80 oz)
Dimensions 152 x 116 x 76 mm (5.98 x 4.57 x 2.99″)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes
GPS None

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