Firmware update to Canon EOS R5 enables super hi-res 400MP pictures

Canon EOS R5 400MP
Captured with an RF 28-70mm F2L USM lens, this 327MB 400-megapixel landscape reveals amazing detail (Image credit: Brian Worley)

The Canon EOS R5 is a high-end mirrorless camera with several advanced features, including a powerful In-Body Image Stabilization system (IBIS) and a high-resolution 45MP CMOS sensor. The recent firmware update v1.8.1 now adds a new 400MP IBIS high-resolution mode!

Conventionally IBIS works by moving the camera’s sensor to counteract camera shake. IBIS high-resolution mode, on the other hand, utilizes the IBIS unit to move the sensor a fixed amount horizontally, vertically and diagonally, capturing an image at each of nine defined positions. Once captured the frames are combined in-camera to create a super-high-res 400MP JPG. 

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Brian Worley

Brian is a freelance photographer and photo tutor, based in Oxfordshire. He has unrivaled EOS DSLR knowledge, after working for Canon for over 15 years, and is on hand to answer all the EOS and photographic queries in Canon-centric magazine PhotoPlus.