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Canon EOS R5 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera (2020)

MSRP 3899 USDNeoscore 98%NEX score 77%

Product Overview

The Canon EOS R5 is the company's new flagship full-frame professional camera in the RF-mount MILC system with a host of advanced features:
  • As an industry-first, the Canon R5 supports internal video recording of 8K video at 30p or 4K at 120p in 4:2:2 10-bit using Canon Log or HDR PQ with H.265 encoding. It can also record 8K 30p in RAW. The R5 is able to record with the full-width of the sensor, with no crop.
  • It can capture at 20 fps with electronic shutter or 12 fps with mechanical shutter in continuous shooting.
  • It offers two memory card slots, unlike the single-card EOS R, with one CFexpress and one SD (UHS-II).
  • EOS R5 has the improved Dual Pixel autofocus that covers 100% of the frame and that that supports advanced object detection from the EOS-1DX Mark III. Not only is Face, Head, and Eye tracking supported, for the first time Canon will support Animal detection.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 98% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Fully articulated LCD
  • 8 stops of IBIS
  • Extraordinary 20.0 fps burst rate
  • High 45 MP resolution
  • Weather-sealed
  • Supports CFExpress card
  • High resolution EVF
  • Supports both WiFi and Bluetooth
Cons
  • Poor battery life
  • Viewfinder with low 0.76x magnification

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 77% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Fantastic handling
  • Incredible image quality
  • Very good battery life
  • Beautiful 8K and HQ 4K video
Cons
  • No 4K or HDR support
  • No wireless charging
  • Fingerprint sensor not compatible with RF mount
  • No dynamic range
  • Can’t be used in full-frame mode
  • High price
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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
HDMI + Headphone + Microphone + Remote Control + USB 3.2 Gen 2
Wireless Connectivity
802.11ac (dual-band) + Bluetooth

Construction

Adjustment | Tilt
Fully articulate LCD
Form Factor
Mirrorless camera
Image Size
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Lens Mount
Canon RF-mount
Material
Magnesium alloy
Microphone
Stereo
Sensor | Resolution
45 MP (8192 x 5464)
Sensor | Type
CMOS
Speakers
Mono

Dimensions

Size | Depth
88 mm / 3.46 in
Size | Height
98 mm / 3.86 in
Size | Width
138 mm / 5.43 in
Weight
738 g / 26.08 oz

Display

Display Diagonal
3.2 inch
Display Type
Fully articulated TFT LCD
Resolution
2,100,000 dots
Viewfinder | Coverage
100%
Viewfinder | Magnification
0.76x
Viewfinder | Resolution
5,760,000 dots
Viewfinder | Type
Electronic

Function

AE Bracketing
±6 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Autofocus
1053 focus points
Crop Factor
1.0
Exposure Compensation
±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Mode
Auto / Aperture Priority / Shutter Priority / Manual
Flash Sync Speed
1/200 sec (mechanical); 1/250 sec (electronic 1st curtain)
GPS
No
Image Stabilization
Works with lens-based IS systems for maximum shake reduction, 8 stops
ISO Range
Yes, 100 ~ 51200 (expands to 102400)
Processor
Digic X
Touch Screen
Yes
Video Codecs
MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
Video Recording
4K 120p internal 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log / HDR PQ (H.265) no crop | 8K 30p internal RAW or 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log / HDR PQ (H.265) no crop
Weather Resistance
Yes

Performance

Battery Life
320 shots
Max Burst Rate
20.0 fps
Shutter Speed
1/8000 s (electronic) / 1/8000 s (mechanical) ~ 30 s
Storage
CFexpress and SD (UHS-II) slots

Production

Accessory
Battery Grip: Canon BG-R10 ($350) | Wireless File Transmitter: WFT-R10A ($1000)
Availability
2020-08
Battery
LP-E6NH lithium-ion battery & charger
Debut
2020-07-09

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

gizmodo[1]

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.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Beautiful 8K and HQ 4K video
  • Very affordable
  • Very good battery life
Cons
  • Can’t be relied on to produce high-quality 8K footage
  • No dynamic range
  • No 4K or HDR support

cameralabs[2]

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.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fantastic handling
  • Excellent image quality
  • Excellent battery life
Cons
  • Can’t be used in full-frame mode
  • No wireless charging

digitaltrends[3]

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.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • High-resolution video
  • Dual memory card slots
  • Excellent battery life
Cons
  • High-ISO banding
  • High price

pcmag[4]

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.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Superlative 4K video
  • Fast autofocus
  • 5-axis IBIS
  • 4K recording
Cons
  • Shorter recovery time than competitors
  • Can't roll at 1080p

techradar[5]

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.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Incredible image quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Impressive electronic shutter
Cons
  • No manual focus

digitalpicture[6]

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.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sharp, ultra-high resolution image quality with excellent dynamic range (exposure latitude)
  • Excellent autofocus performance with eye detection AF
  • Excellent battery life
Cons
  • Fingerprint sensor not compatible with RF mount

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Canon's Excellent EOS R5 Has One Huge Flaw. [gizmodo]. https://gizmodo.com/canons-excellent-eos-r5-has-one-huge-flaw-1846308822. 2021-02-26. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
2. ^ Canon EOS R5 review. [cameralabs]. https://www.cameralabs.com/canon-eos-r5-review/. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
3. ^ Canon EOS R5 review: It holds nothing back. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/digital-camera-reviews/canon-eos-r5-review/. 2020-07-30. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Canon EOS R5 Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/canon-eos-r5. 2020-08-27. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Canon EOS R5 review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/canon-eos-r5. 2020-08-21. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Canon EOS R5 Review. [digitalpicture]. https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EOS-R5.aspx. Retrieved 2022-01-21.

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