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Canon is rumored to launch the first Full Frame 8K camera on February 13…and now Sony…where is the A7sIV?

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Canonrumors is sure that on February 13 Canon will announce the first EOS-R5 8K camera. Here are he rumored specs (in bold the once that are somehow more reliable):

  • Named the Canon EOS R5
  • 45mp full-frame CMOS sensor
  • IBIS
    • 5 stops with IBIS alone
    • 7-8 stops of correction when used with in-lens stabilization
  • 12fps mechanical, 20fps electronic
  • Scroll wheel added to the back
  • No touch bar
  • Liveview/Movie toggle like previous EOS DSLRs
  • Larger capacity battery, but looks like the LP-E6
  • 8K @ 30fps
  • 4K @ 120fps
  • 4K @ 60fps
  • Built-in 5GHz WiFi
  • New battery, but the same shape and compatibility as the EOS 5D Mark IV
  • Announcement ahead of CP+ next month
  • Launching in July 2020 (I’m assuming this means ship date)
  • Announcement on or around February 13, 2020

Now, it’s unclear if that 8K feature works in FF mode, or if it works in crop mode or if it’s more of a “unserious” burst mode feature similar to the one some Panasonic cameras have. If it’s indeed that “burst” modus than you really cannot say it’s a real 8K video camera.

That said, if on February 13 the EOS-R5 will have this 8K recording than Sony will have some trouble. They may have to announce the A7sIV (or A7sIII) at CP+ and not at the NABshow to steal the show to Canon. But lately Sony has been a bit lazy with their releases. Also the Fuji X-T3 reigns unchallenged in the APS-C world :(

I remind you that Sony said the A7sII successor will at least do “4K/60, 10-bit 4:2:2″. And it’s rumored it can actually record 4k120p…

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