What's better than a successor to the Canon EOS R5? A pair of them!

Canon EOS R5 C
(Image credit: Canon)

Canon is planning not one, but two successors to the Canon EOS R5. According to the latest rumblings, we can expect a follow-up to the video-focused R5C in addition to the base R5. 

We all know that the original Canon EOS R5 sold like gangbusters, so the reports that a Canon EOS R5 Mark II was in the works came as no big surprise. However, it appears that the Canon EOS R5C – the video-focused version of the camera, with improved overheating performance – was also a big hit. Thus, it seems that a Canon EOS R5C Mark II is also on the cards.

This might corroborate earlier rumors that there would be a pair of R5 successors, though originally it was believed that one of them would be a high-resolution version. (Though this could still be true, as the R5 Mark II might double down on the original Canon EOS R5's 400MP photo capability.) 

Either way, it stands to reason that there will be a lot of technological crossover between the proposed camera siblings (as was the case with their predecessors). And that's what's being reported by Canon Rumors: 

"We have been told by a source with a good track record that Canon has mentioned that they are working on an EOS R5 C Mark II, and that the original EOS R5 C has exceeded Canon's sales expectations.

"It will obviously 'share a lot of the same hardware' as the Canon EOS R5 Mark II. Though the source claimed that the follow-up was shown as a 2025 product."

If this article has been of interest, you might want to check out the best cameras for video, along with the best 8K cameras – something that the original R5 and R5C both pioneered. 

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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.