Canon x Transformers! This Canon EOS R5 turns into Optimus Prime

Canon Optimus Prime R5
(Image credit: Takara Tomy)

The Canon EOS R5 can do many things. It can shoot 45MP stills, 8K video, detect eyes, faces and heads on humans and animals… but one thing it can't do is turn into a mighty robot in disguise. 

Well, it can now! A new collaboration between Canon and Takara Tomy, the toy company behind the mighty Transformers franchise, has resulted in a Canon EOS R5 that can transform into one of two iconic Transformers Generation 1 characters. 

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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.