It seems increasingly likely that the R5 Mark II is just around the corner!

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Rumors of a Canon R5 Mark II being very close to being released has been floating around for a while. Canon Rumors suggested that prototypes have been out in the hands of Canon pros, being tested. There was also speculation that it will be released in early 2024.

I tend to agree that the R5 Mark II is imminent. The price of a refurbished R5 has plummeted from about $2900 before week to a jaw-dropping $2199 for the Black Friday sale. This is a pretty dramatic lowering of the price and I wonder if this signals the arrival of a new model.
 
I agree. That refurbished price is an amazing statement that Canon wants them gone. Making room for the replacement. I can't wait to see what improvements they make.
 
Rumors of a Canon R5 Mark II being very close to being released has been floating around for a while. Canon Rumors suggested that prototypes have been out in the hands of Canon pros, being tested. There was also speculation that it will be released in early 2024.

I tend to agree that the R5 Mark II is imminent. The price of a refurbished R5 has plummeted from about $2900 before week to a jaw-dropping $2199 for the Black Friday sale. This is a pretty dramatic lowering of the price and I wonder if this signals the arrival of a new model.
Thank you for listing the source! This statement from Canon Rumors doesn't make a lot of sense to me:
"At 60mp, there would need to be some kind of pixel binning for RAW shooting, so to a lot of people a 45mp sensor makes more sense from the technical side of things. " As I read it, I disagree about the need for binning because there are a lot of pixels- I suspect something got edited poorly.
 
I think it's coming fairly soon. I'm a member at CR and have been following it for quite some time. It's going to be interesting to see what kind of resolution they come out with. I love the R5, and it gives amazing results. I do think the whole sensel size thing is starting to creep in though. How many do you want to pack into that rectangle. In reality I've never printed anything that my 5D 12MP body didn't do well.

I contrast that with the 100MP Fuji GFXII, which I find really attractive. Huge resolution, and noise characteristics that are quite exciting at any ISO speed I would be using for landscape.

It all makes me wonder if it isn't more suited for my landscape work, while I think Canon is better suited for basically everything else including macro work.
 
Maybe I didn’t read enough about it, but it seemed that the ver II had a lot of speculative video enhancements but, other than the sensor size (I’m pretty happy with the R5 sensor size), I didn’t see a lot on the stills side.
 
Maybe I didn’t read enough about it, but it seemed that the ver II had a lot of speculative video enhancements but, other than the sensor size (I’m pretty happy with the R5 sensor size), I didn’t see a lot on the stills side.
That's the way I read it as well, not that it NEEDS much improvement anyway. I would like to have onboard GPS tagging but that isn't a huge thing. Now if they will just come out with INSECT eye focus... lol
 
That's the way I read it as well, not that it NEEDS much improvement anyway. I would like to have onboard GPS tagging but that isn't a huge thing. Now if they will just come out with INSECT eye focus... lol
The hard part is to figure out WHICH of the insect eyes is the one of primary interest by the photographer, since focus needs to shift to appropriate one!

Any word about potato eye focus?! ;)
 
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