Canon Unveils the New Ultra High-Speed 4K Hybrid Full Frame EOS R mirrorless camera EOS R6 Mark II, RF 135mm f/1.8L IS USM Lens and Speedlite EL-5 - Canon HongKong

    Canon Unveils the New Ultra High-Speed 4K Hybrid Full Frame EOS R mirrorless camera EOS R6 Mark II,
    RF 135mm f/1.8L IS USM Lens and Speedlite EL-5

    HONG KONG, 2nd November,2022— Canon today announces the launch of the New EOS R6 Mark II, RF lens RF 135mm f/1.8L IS USM and Speedlite EL-5. The new EOS R6 Mark II is equipped with a high-speed 24.2 Megapixels Canon-developed CMOS image sensor and its subject recognition and AF tracking capabilities and high-speed continuous shooting capabilities have also been greatly improved. Subject detection capability of the AF system newly added subjects including trains, airplanes, horses and eye detection AF Added right eye priority or left eye priority focus. Delivering incredible performance at high-speed continuous shooting of up to 40 FPS[1] with the electronic shutter[2], the EOS R6 Mark II can capture the split-second details between a subject’s movements.

    EOS R6 Mark II caters to the needs of videographers and content creators seeking advanced video capabilities in a compact mirrorless camera body. It supports external recording of non-cropped 6K (6000 x 3374) 50p/60p 10-bit ProRES RAW Movie or cropped 3.7K (3744 x 2106) 50p/60p 12-bit ProRES RAW Movie via HDMI. EOS R6 Mark II is a new hybrid full-frame mirrorless camera that achieves both excellent performance in photo and video and stunning mobility for photographers and videographers.

    At the same time, Canon further expands its RF lens range with the launch of RF 135mm f/1.8L IS USM Lens. The long-awaited f/1.8L professional lens series for RF mount, providing ultra-fast Full Frame Medium Telephoto Portrait RF Lens with Image Stabilization. It utilized the optical design benefits of the RF mount to the fullest and provided high image quality. Coupled with the f/1.8 maximum aperture affords a great deal of control over depth of field for isolating subject matter, allows users to create stunning portraits with shallow depth of field and beautiful background blur at ease.

    Designed to meet the needs of professional photographers, Speedlite EL-5 features with the Multi-Function Shoe to expand functionality with compatible camera[3]. Moreover, it achieves faster and more stable communication with the camera, which improves overall performance and reliability.

    With the newly launched EOS R6 Mark II, RF 135mm f/1.8L IS USM and Speedlite EL-5, more users can now enjoy the benefits of the EOS R system and provide them with an extreme amount of versatility for their photography and videography needs.

    EOS R6 Mark II – Ultra High-Speed 4K Hybrid Full Frame EOS R mirrorless camera with Advanced Auto Focus and In Body Image Stabilization

    Made for: Advanced Photo Amateurs and content creators

    Best for: Travel, Wildlife, Sports, transportation photography and Video creation

    Ultra High Speed, High Resolution and High Image Quality

    • Newly developed high-speed 24.2MP Full Frame Canon CMOS Sensor
    • High Speed DIGIC X digital image processor
    • Standard ISO range 100-102400 and expandable to ISO 204800
    • Up to approx. 40FPS1 (Electronic Shutter2) and 12FPS[4] (Mechanical Shutter) high speed continuous shooting with Auto Focus/ Auto Exposure Tracking
    • 30FPS non-cropped “RAW Burst mode”[5] with “Pre-shooting” up to 0.5sec before shutter release
    • Electronic Shutter provides shutter speed up to 1/16000s and Bulb mode also supported
    • Incorporate 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilization and provide up to 8-stop shake compensation[6]
    • New High Frequency Anti-Flicker Shooting (50Hz to 8192 Hz) inherited from EOS R3 to accommodate LED lighting[7]
    • New HDR Mode for [Moving Subject] to create HDR photo for moving subject with only a single shot
    • New 2x and 4x Digital Tele-converter to extend the reach without switching lens[8]
    • New “Depth Composition” to enable creating single image in focus over a wide area in-camera
    • New Panorama Shot (SCN Mode) enables capturing of high-resolution panorama images for first time in EOS camera
    • New Cloud RAW Processing[9] for high quality JPEG/HEIF development utilizing image processing algorithm developed through deep learning

    More advanced subject recognition and tracking auto focus

    • Renowned “Dual Pixel CMOS AF II” technology provides up to 100% AF coverage area[10]
    • Features “EOS iTR[11] AF X” inherited from EOS R3 with AF algorithm developed using Deep Learning technology for high performance Subject Recognition and AF tracking of People, Animals[12] and Vehicles[13]
      • New Auto Subject Detection detects and selects people, animals or vehicles as subject automatically
      • Vehicle Detection is enhanced to cover train (high speed trains, conventional trains and steam locomotives) and airplane (jet planes and helicopters) in addition to motorsports (automobiles and motorcycles). With Spot detection setting, the driver cab of high speed train or cockpit of airplane can be detected
      • Animal detection now supports detection of horses (racing horses, zebra and ponies etc) even with rider
      • New Right Eye priority or Left Eye priority in Eye Detection AF
    • Improved AF tracking performance even subject change posture or brightness change by applying deep learning technology to extract subject features during subject tracking, which applies to animals, vehicles and any other subject selected by user
    • AF Tracking system allows simply “grabbing” the parts of a subject to be tracked using the 1-point AF or zone AF, the camera will determine the optimum tracking position and perform subject detection and tracking over the entire AF Area
    • “Whole Area Tracking Servo AF” is possible from any one of the 8 “AF Area” modes, including 1-point AF or Flexible Zone AF, for flexible AF operability
    • Tracking subject can be switched during AF or continuous shooting. “Whole Area Tracking Servo AF” can be turned on or off during AF or continuous shooting

    New EOS Movie features to optimize workflow for small production and content creators

    • High Quality non-cropped 4K UHD (6K Oversampling) 50p/60p IPB movie
    • New Non-cropped FHD 150p/180p high frame rate movie for 6x slow motion movie
    • Supports external recording of non-cropped 6K (6000 x 3374) 50p/60p 10-bit ProRES RAW Movie or cropped 3.7K (3744 x 2106) 50p/60p 12-bit ProRES RAW Movie via HDMI[14]. A FHD 50p/60p Canon Log 3 4:2:2 10-bit Proxy can be recorded to Card 2 simultaneously
    • Increased CMOS sensor readout speed reduces rolling shutter distortion of 4K 30p movie by approximately 40%[15]
    • New Focus Breathing correction[16] to correct change in field of view due to change of focus distance
    • 10-bit Canon Log 3 and 10-bit HDR PQ (Rec. ITU-R BT.2100(PQ)) H.265 Movie are provided
    • New “Detection Only” option in Movie Servo AF which operates AF only when subject is detected
    • New features adopted from renowned Cinema EOS System to enhance shooting efficiency
      • 5sec or 3sec Pre-recording added for the first time in EOS camera
      • False Color Display allows more accurate exposure control
      • Aspect Marker (e.g., 2.35:1; 1:1; 9:16 etc)
      • Optional Cinema EOS-style Quick Control Screen
      • Change of AF Area and White Balance setting during movie recording
    • New Recording Emphasis to display a flashing red outer frame on screen during recording
    • Delivers High quality FHD 30p video for live streaming or online video meeting[17] via USB with new UVC/UAC compatibility
    • New “AF for close up demos” when connecting via UVC/UAC
    • Supports recording MP4 movie to multiple cards simultaneously
    • Continuous recording of non-cropped 4K UHD (6K Oversampling) 50p/60p movie for 40mins or longer possible
    • Maximum continuous recording time extends to 6 hours
    • Internal Microphone with Noise Cancelling feature[18] for better sound recording quality. The noise reduction effect can be monitored via headphone terminal output
    • Supports digital sound recording via Multi-Function Shoe for high quality sound

    Uncompromised Operability and Reliability

    • High precision 0.5-inch 3.69M-dot 0.76x OLED electronic viewfinder with up to 120FPS display frame rate
    • OVF simulation view assist function provided to reproduce the view of an SLR optical viewfinder by displaying more natural highlights and dark gradations with HDR technology
    • 3-inch 1.62M-dot side-opening Vari-angle Clear View II LCD Touch Monitor
    • Power switch has been relocated to right side for swift operation immediately after holding the camera
    • New Photo/Movie mode switching lever on the left side
    • Newly shaped Multi-controller to make pressing the center button easier, enables more functions to be operated
    • New Two-Dial Function with M.Fn button to enhance operability
    • High Speed Continuous Shooting with Wireless Remote Control BR-E1 newly supported
    • Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-II) card slot
    • Next Generation Multi-Function Shoe significantly enhances communication capabilities and power supply[19] functionality
    • Ultra-fast 0.4 sec start-up time[20]
    • High precision shutter unit with 400,000-cycle durability[21]
    • Powered by high-capacity Battery Pack LP-E6NH. Battery Life up to 760 shots with improved power consumption design.
    • Supports recharging battery[22] and supplying power via USB-C terminal (USB-PD)
    • Lightweight Magnesium Alloy chassis. Body weights 588g only (670g with battery and memory card)
    • Dust and water resistance[23] design

    Network and Connectivity to meet the need for Professional Workflow

    • Built-in high speed 802.11ac (5GHz) Wi-Fi for fast wireless network transfer (e.g. Camera Connect App, EOS Utility, FTP transfer). Newly supports WPA3-Personal/WPA3-Enterprise/IEEE 802.1X authentications
    • Built-in Bluetooth® low energy technology for easy Smartphone connection, GPS information acquisition and remote control from smartphone
    • Built-in USB-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2) digital terminal for 10Gbps high-speed transmission
    • Wired connection to Camera Connect App with full function is support for iPhone[24] and AndroidTM smartphone
    • Compatible with Mobile File Transfer App for high-speed image transfer via 5G/LTE device

    Estimated Suggested Retail Price

    EOS R6 Mark II with RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM Lens Kit: HK$21,880

    EOS R6 Mark II Body: HK$19,380

    Estimated Sales Start Date: Mid-November 2022

    RF 135mm f/1.8L IS USM – Ultra fast Full Frame Medium Telephoto Portrait RF Lens with Optical Image Stabilizer

    Made for: Professional Wedding and Portrait photographers, Advanced amateurs

    Best for: Wedding photography, portrait


    • Ultra fast F1.8 aperture and 9-blade circular diaphragm brings dreamy and beautiful bokeh
    • Weights 935g only even equipped with Optical IS
    • Features 2 new Lens Function buttons which support various custom functions
    • Newly developed 17 elements in 12 groups optical design with 3UD lenses to reduce axial and magnification chromatic aberration
    • Application of ASC (Air Sphere Coating) to reduce lens flare and ghosting
    • Optical Image Stabilizer offers up to 5.5-stop[25] shake compensation to facilitate handheld shooting. Up to 8-stop[26] shake compensation can be achieve with Coordinated Control IS when paired with EOS R-series camera featuring In-Body Image Stabilization
    • 0.26x max. magnification at 0.7m minimum focusing distance
    • Equipped with Nano USM for high-speed AF and smooth Movie AF
    • Compatible with Focus Breathing Correction[27] during movie shooting
    • Incorporates the RF lens control ring to adjust assigned settings such as ISO speed, shutter speed or aperture value directly from the lens
    • High level of durability and shock resistance with dust-and-water-resistant design[28] to meet professional requirement
    • Fluorine coating on foremost lens surface to prevent dust, oil and water from sticking to the lens
    • Lens Hood ET-88B and Lens Case LP1319 are included

    Estimated Suggested Retail Price: HK$18,880

    Estimated Sales Start Date: January 2023

    Speedlite EL-5 – High Performance affordable Speedlite with Multi-Function Shoe

    Made for: Professional wedding and event photographers, photojournalists, Advanced Amateur

    Best for: Wedding and event photography, photojournalism, portraits


    • The first high performance Speedlite with Multi-Function Shoe to expand functionality with compatible cameras[29]
    • Powered by dedicated Battery Pack LP-EL, supports approx. 350 to 2450 flashes per charge[30]
    • Stunning continuous flash performance of 95 or more continuous flashes[31]
    • Super high-speed charging of approx. 0.1 to 1.2 sec[32] even at low battery level, thanks to an efficient charging circuit
    • Powerful flash output with maximum Guide No. 60 (meter; ISO 100; 200mm)
    • Flash coverage from 24mm to 200mm and extendable to 14mm with built-in wide panel
    • Supports bounce flash angle of 120˚ Up, 180˚ Left and 180˚ Right
    • 11-stop of manual output with minimum 1/1024 flash output which allows subtle lighting control
    • Equipped with two white LED for use as modeling lamps (with adjustable brightness) and AF-assist beam with automatic light intensity adjustment[33]
    • New Custom Flash Mode C1/C2/C3 which can be linked with camera’s corresponding C1/C2/C3 shooting mode[34]
    • Large high-resolution reflective memory LCD panel with “white text on black” display for better visibility
    • Improved user interface with a “joystick” as found on Speedlite EL-1 for more intuitive viewing and speedy operation
    • Renowned integrated 2.4GHz radio transmission wireless flash "Sender" and "Receiver" functions[35], with a transmission distance of approx. 30m, 15 channels and 10,000 radio transmission IDs to prevent interference
    • Supports second-curtain sync[36]with radio transmission wireless flash
    • “Menu Direct” button to access Flash Function Settings Menu instantaneously on camera display[33]
    • Wireless flash setting can be set with camera menu or Camera Connect smartphone app
    • Dust-and-water resistance design[37]

    Estimated Suggested Retail Price: HK$3,180

    Estimated Sales Start Date: March 2023

    [1] Continuous shooting speed may be slower depending on subject/shooting conditions or the battery type/condition or use of battery grip or the camera setup or the lens used, etc. Refer to Advanced User Guide for details. For information on lenses that support the maximum continuous shooting speed with servo AF, please refer to Canon Website.

    [2] Depending on the nature of subject or shooting conditions, rolling shutter image distortion may occur.

    [3] Compatible with EOS R3/EOS R6 Mark II/EOS R7/EOS R10. As of 2nd Nov 2022.

    [4] Continuous shooting speed may be slower depending on subject/shooting conditions or the battery type/condition or use of battery grip or the camera setup or the lens used, etc. Refer to Advanced User Guide for details. For information on lenses that support the maximum continuous shooting speed with servo AF, please refer to Canon Website.

    [5] When using Raw Burst Mode, images are captured in 14-bit RAW (Canon Original, 12-bit A/D conversion) using an electronic shutter. AE is fixed after first shot.

    [6] Based on the CIPA standard, yaw/pitch direction, 8.0 stops with RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM at a focal distance of 105mm.

    [7] Available in Tv and M Mode. Supports 50Hz to 2048Hz with mechanical shutter and electronic 1st curtain shutter

    [8] JPEG shooting only. Image Quality will be reduced. AF is fixed at the center point.

    [9] Paid subscription Services. Requires an account. Processed images are saved on servers.

    [10]Only when a lens compatible with the focusing area of 90% x 100% (horizontal x vertical) is attached to the camera while the Whole Area AF is active or the subject is detected by the setting other than Whole Area AF. Depending on the conditions of the scene or the subject, this setting may not respond as intended.

    [11] Intelligent Tracking and Recognition.

    [12] Effectiveness varies depending on the subject. In some cases, dogs, cats, horses or birds may not be detected, while some animals other than dogs, cats, horses or birds may be detected.

    [13] The vehicle detection may not function for some subjects. Or, subjects, which are not automobile, motorcycle, train, airplane or helicopter, may be detected as vehicles. Spot detection may not work properly depending on the subject. The camera may also operate spot-detecting areas that are neither a driver nor rider helmet, as well as neither a train driver cab nor an aircraft cockpit.

    [14] Compatible with ATOMOS Ninja V+(Firmware update required).

    [15] Comparing to EOS R6.

    [16] Requires compatible lenses.

    [17]With computer software that supports video calls or streaming. Internal recording to the camera is disabled.

    [18] Operation noise of the in-lens image stabilization mechanism is not reduced. Operation noise may be noticeable depending on the lens/shooting environment.

    [19] Some accessories are not supported.

    [20] Based on CIPA testing standards.

    [21] Based on Canon testing standards. Shutter durability may vary depending on usage and environmental conditions.

    Powered by high-capacity Battery Pack LP-E6NH. Battery Life up to 760 shots with improved power consumption design.

    [22] Battery Pack LP-E6 is not supported.

    [23] To ensure the camera’s dust- and water-resistant performance, make sure that all camera openings (including battery compartment, card slot cover, and terminal cover) are tightly closed and Multi-Function Shoe cover is attached. Although it is designed to be dust- and water-resistant, Canon cannot guarantee that dust and water will not penetrate the camera.

    [24] Requires a third-party MFi-compatible cable for wired connection to iPhone.

    [25] CIPA Standard, Focal Length: 135mm, EOS R is used. In yaw/pitch direction.

    [26] CIPA Standard, Focal Length: 135mm, EOS R3 is used. In yaw/pitch direction.

    [27] Available on EOS R6 Mark II. As of 2 Nov 2022.

    [28] With EOS R3/EOS R5/EOS R6 Mark II/EOS R6/EOS R, however it is not recommended for use under rain.

    [29] Compatible with EOS R3/EOS R6 Mark II/EOS R7/EOS R10. As of 2nd Nov 2022. Firmware update required for EOS R3/EOS R7/EOS R10.

    [30] Based on Canon’s measurement standards, when using a new, fully charged LP-EL battery.

    [31] 35mm flash coverage. Number of consecutive full flashes until flash firing restriction level 2, when using a new, fully charged LP-E1 battery. Based on Canon’s measurement standards using manual flash.

    [32] Based on Canon’s measurement standards, when using a new, fully charged LP-EL battery.

    [33] Compatible with EOS R6 Mark II. As of 2 Nov 2022.

    [34] Requires firmware update for compatible cameras.

    [35] Compatible with Speedlite EL-1/600EX II-RT/600EX-RT/430EX III-RT; Speedlite Transmitter ST-E10/Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT (as Sender only).

    [36] Requires compatible cameras and sender units.

    [37] With EOS R3/EOS R6 Mark II/EOS R7. Not recommended to use in the rain.

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