Is Canon EOS R5 Getting A Sibling?

Now that the dust has settled on the somewhat tumultuous launch of the Canon EOS R5, Canon seems to be able to turn its focus on a new high-resolution version of its pro camera – with rumors suggesting that it is already “in the hands of testers.”

The new pro camera – previously referred to as the Canon EOS Rs but now called the Canon EOS R5s – is “going through the first phase of testing as a finished product,” according to the ever-reliable Canon Rumors.

The source of Canon Rumors apparently claims that the new sensor of the camera is “around 90MP,” which would be twice that of the 45MP Canon EOS R5 resolution.

That would certainly make sense for a stills-focused camera like the Canon EOS R5s, especially as the Sony A7S III has now pushed up to 9.44 million dots of electronic viewfinder resolutions.

Such specs would make the EOS R5s a dreamless, mirrorless camera for landscape shooters or any professional who would like to make big prints.

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Paying attention to detail

The only details Canon Rumors speculated were those sensor and EVF resolutions, with no sign of an expected launch date yet. With Canon still sorting out pre-order backlogs for the EOS R5, it’s likely that the time-being will remain its priority.

Still, for the EOS R series, a Canon EOS R5s (if that’s what it is ultimately called) does feel like an inevitable next step. The Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 are actually mirrorless equivalents of Canon’s EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS 6D Mark II DSLRs, but up to now there hasn’t been a high-resistance mirrorless version of the 50MP Canon EOS 5DS. And with RF lenses capable of handling more detail than EF lenses, product photographers, studio snappers and l would certainly appreciate an equivalent camera for the EOS R series

Originally rumored to launch the Canon EOS Rs in February 2020, but it’s fair to say it might not arrive until a year later than that now.

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