Are these Canon EOS R5 II specs for real? I hope so

Canon EOS R5 II

A set of rumored Canon EOS R5 Mark II specs have appeared online and, while their credibility has been questioned, I for one hope they're true. 

The Canon EOS R5 is three years old now, and there have been plenty of reports that a successor is on the way – with all signs pointing to a release in the early part of next year (potentially before the Canon EOS R1). While we've heard dribs and drabs about individual details, this is the first time that a full list of EOS R5 Mark II specs has found its way online – some of which make sense, some of which seem a bit on the optimistic side. 

  • 62MP stacked CMOS image sensor
  • Variable resolution of 62MP, 31MP, 15.5MP
  • 8K recording up to 60fps internally
  • 4K recording up to 120fps internally
  • Digic X2s Processor
  • Dual CFexpress Type-B Card Slots
  • Eye Control Autofocus
  • A revised variable angle LCD panel
  • 5.76 million-dot 120fps EVF
  • Multi-function Shoe
  • New battery, but same form as the LP-E6
  • New button layout and controls
  • Launch of new Canon camera app at the same time
  • Projected February 2024 announcement

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.