No, this isn’t a Canon EOS R5 mirrorless digicam – It is a robotic in disguise


The risk from the Decepticons by no means appears to go away – not less than, it received’t if Michael Bay will get his method. In what may appear an unlikely however very welcome pairing, Canon has teamed up with Takara Tomy – the corporate behind the Transformers toys) to provide Canon EOS R5 mirrorless cameras which are really Transformers. At a fast look, these EOS R5 cameras with lenses look fairly convincing however up shut, it’s straightforward to identify their secret.

There seem like two fashions of the “digicam”. One is an Autobot which, naturally, turns into Optimus Prime R5 whereas the opposite turns into Decepticon Reflector R5. Clearly, these aren’t actual practical cameras they usually’re 80% scale in comparison with the true factor. They’re additionally not too terribly costly for those who’re a collector of those types of issues. They’re in all probability not the sorts of toys you’d purchase to your younger little one, although.

Regardless of not being actual cameras, the businesses appear to have labored collectively to place a stunning quantity of the unique particulars into them. Wanting on the rear aspect of them in digicam kind, for instance, reveals a stunning quantity of element that truly appears like an actual digicam on first look – if not for all of the gaps the place components unfold out, permitting it to remodel.

No a part of the digicam goes to waste, both. The whole lot transforms into some a part of Optimus Prime R5 in his robotic kind. Even the lens cap turns into a defend to defend himself from his foes! After all, Decepticon Reflector R5 additionally has a defend. Sure, the video above says “Decepticon Refraktor R5” however in accordance with the press launch, his identify is definitely Reflector.

And since no Decepticon is full with no digicam to shoot selfies and movies of their mayhem for Instagram and TikTok, Reflector comes full with a mini digicam of his personal, too! Sadly, this one isn’t an actual digicam, both, although.

Optimus Prime R5 is accessible to pre-order now for ¥ 19,800 (round $150) and Decepticon Reflector R5 can be out there to pre-order now for ¥ 19,800 from the Takara Tomy web site. Strive to not be too impatient with supply, although. Each EOS R5 Transformers aren’t anticipated to be launched till late February 2023.

[TFormers / TFormers via The Verge]