CANON PHILIPPINES has launched two new entries to its full-frame mirrorless camera line, the EOS R5 and R6, promising quality for those who want to “future-proof [their] creative expressions,” according to a Philippine executive.

“With breakthrough technologies and powerful features, Canon’s newest cameras are designed to future-proof your creative expressions and enhance the possibilities of better visual imaging and video storytelling. We could not be any prouder as we usher you, our dear Filipino visual storytellers, into the cinematic future with the first-ever full-frame mirrorless camera with 8K capability — the Canon EOS R5,” Kazuhiro Ozawa, Canon Philippines president and CEO, said in a statement.

The R5 packs 8K raw recording capability via its 45-megapixel CMOS sensor and is said to be the first EOS camera to feature 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization.

The R5 also has a DIGIC X image processor which allows “quick, smooth and intelligent focusing performance using 1053 selectable points that cover the entire field of view,” according to the product description. The focusing system also has improved subject tracking as well as precise eye, face and head detection for both people and animals.

The R5 has a high-resolution 0.5-inch 5.76m-dot electronic viewfinder which is capable of 120 fps refresh rate while the 3.2-inch rear touchscreen LCD monitor has a vari-angle design for people who want to use it for vlogging or working from high and low angles. The camera also has dual memory card slot — a CF Express Type B and a SD UHS-II — alongside a Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless connectivity.

The camera body is also said to be durable and weather-sealed to handle tough working conditions and inclement weather.

The Canon EOS R5 body is priced at P254,498 while the EOS R5 with the RF24-105mm L IS USM lens is priced at P321,498.

Meanwhile, the Canon EOS R6 is considered as the R5’s little cousin as it packs a 20-megapixel sensor, 20 fps silent continuous shooting and can record 4K up to 60p. The camera can also shoot up to 240 RAW images or 1,000+ JPEGS in a single 12 fps burst. It also has dual memory card slots for UHS-II SD cards and 1,053 focus points.

The EOS R6 body is priced at P165,998 while the EOS R6 with the RF24-105mm L IS USM lens is priced at P232,998.

A pre-selling package is available until Aug. 31 where the R5 package includes P101,530 worth of products and services, including in-depth workshops with Canon ambassadors and lens loan coupons. The R6 pre-selling package, meanwhile, includes P54,220 worth of services and products including workshops and lens loan coupons.

The Canon EOS R5 and R6 are available in select dealers nationwide. For more information, visit the Canon Philippines Facebook page or its website at — Zsarlene B. Chua