Canon EOS R5 Mark II: specs, speculation and expectation for the new camera

Mockup of the Canon EOS R5 Mark II, against a colorful background

The Canon EOS R5 Mark II has been heavily rumored all year, with an announcement believed to be imminent. 

Everyone knows that the original Canon EOS R5, launched in 2020, was a gigantic success for the company. The 5-series has long been the backbone of Canon's business when it comes to stills cameras, dating back to the EOS 5D DSLRs and EOS 5 SLR film cameras before that. But the EOS R5 took things to the next level by being the first consumer camera to offer 8K video. 

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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.