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Canon EOS R5 Review Rundown

CanonPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Neoscore* 0%
  • EOS R5 is the best full-frame mirrorless camera on the market
  • High-quality stills and video
  • Easy-to-use software
  • Lacks XQD card support


Canon EOS R5 is one of the most powerful and capable mirrorless cameras on the market. It's the first R-series camera that feels like it was built from the ground up with bespoke components. The 45-megapixel full-frame sensor has not previously been used in a Canon DSLR.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.



Sentiment Score[*] 44%
Reviewers from gizmodo have found the following[***]:
The EOS R5's overheating issues are mind-bogglingly bad. It takes upwards of an hour until it's fully back to normal and you can shoot more than a minute or two of video again. Changing between video modes (HQ, high-speed, C-Log, etc.) is unintuitive.
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  • Beautiful 8K and HQ 4K video
  • Very affordable
  • Very good battery life
  • Can’t be relied on to produce high-quality 8K footage
  • No dynamic range
  • No 4K or HDR support


Sentiment Score[*] 88%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found the following[***]:
Like all recent Canon cameras, the R5 can effectively tag images with location information via a smartphone that’s linked by Bluetooth. Once setup, the process happens seamlessly and without further interaction, automatically embedding the location provided by your phone. The R5 also includes a Multiple Exposure mode with up to nine frames, in-camera HDR with a variety of effects, focus bracketing for up to 999 shots.
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  • Fantastic handling
  • Excellent image quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Can’t be used in full-frame mode
  • No wireless charging


Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The EOS R5's 45MP chip is a definite improvement, especially as you turn up the ISO. ISO range is an impressive 100-51,200, expandable a stop further to 102,400. At 470 megabits per second, there is plenty of data in the all-intraframe (ALL-I) compression.
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  • Excellent image quality
  • High-resolution video
  • Dual memory card slots
  • Excellent battery life
  • High-ISO banding
  • High price


Sentiment Score[*] 70%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The EOS R5 is a statement from Canon. It's intended to compel 5D owners to jump to a new lens system. There's no wanting for quality, and it benefits from speedy autofocus. But recording limits are real, and recovery times are frustrating.
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  • Superlative 4K video
  • Fast autofocus
  • 5-axis IBIS
  • 4K recording
  • Shorter recovery time than competitors
  • Can't roll at 1080p


Sentiment Score[*] 89%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The EOS R5 will shoot 12fps using the mechanical shutter, or up to 20 with the electronic shutter. The combination of stabilized RF-mount lenses and the in-camera IBIS ensures that, if you tread softly enough, you can create reasonably smooth tracking shots. Video performance is gorgeously sharp and the LOG files we shot were incredibly flexible when it came to grading.
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  • Incredible image quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Impressive electronic shutter
  • No manual focus


Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from digitalpicture have found the following[***]:
The EOS R5 enters the market as the highest-priced Canon mirrorless interchangeable lens camera ever. The provided set of controls and user interface make the R5 very easy to use, with a grip design that makes long-term use comfortable. The autofocus performance of this camera, especially eye detection AF, is incredible.
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  • Sharp, ultra-high resolution image quality with excellent dynamic range (exposure latitude)
  • Excellent autofocus performance with eye detection AF
  • Excellent battery life
  • Fingerprint sensor not compatible with RF mount


1. ^ Canon's Excellent EOS R5 Has One Huge Flaw. gizmodo. 2021-02-26 Retrieved 2022-01-21.
2. ^ Canon EOS R5 review. cameralabs. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
3. ^ Canon EOS R5 review: It holds nothing back. digitaltrends. 2020-07-30 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Canon EOS R5 Review. pcmag. 2020-08-27 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Canon EOS R5 review. techradar. 2020-08-21 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Canon EOS R5 Review. digitalpicture. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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