Every so often a technology comes along that not only helps photographers and filmmakers to take shots that were not previously possible, but actually improves the quality of the end result. The Canon EOS R5, EOS R6 and EOS R3 are the first Canon cameras with 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilisation (IBIS), and can deliver an industry-leading 8-stops of IS1 when the cameras are paired with certain lenses.
The EOS R7 is also equipped with IBIS, which delivers up to 7-stops of IS with RF-S lenses.2 It is possible to achieve even more stability with certain full-frame lenses, though, as Mike Burnhill, Senior Product Specialist at Canon Europe, explains: "When using either the RF 28-70mm F2L USM or the RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM, for example, the EOS R7 will deliver the same 8-stops of IS as the other cameras with IBIS. We're not expecting that many EOS R7 users will be using more expensive pro lenses like these, though."
This unparalleled level of performance means image makers can disregard the existing rules on handheld shooting, free themselves of the tripod, shoot in previously inaccessible locations and capture incredible shake-free shots and steady video.