Canon EOS R5

Based on 141 reviews

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  • Great for video and photo
  • Focus accuracy, face/eye detection, bright usable electronic viewfinder
  • Photography capabilities of this camera are absolutely phenomenal
  • Quality of the photo is expectedly good
  • Future of mirrorless cameras is here


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WOW - What a camera! Everything I wanted the R to be an more. UPDATE: see edits
Coming from the EOS R, this camera is everything I wanted the R to be. Everything I loved about the R is still here - focus accuracy, face / eye detection, bright usable electronic viewfinder. The R5 steps this up and brings a nearly lag-free viewfinder (at a higher resolution!), very high speed aut...
2 years ago
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Best cameras over $2500 in 2021
Canon threw every conceivable feature into the high-end EOS R5, including a 45MP full-frame sensor, in-body image stabilization, a super-high-res EVF, dual card slots and 8K video capture. Build quality is excellent, and its control layout will be familiar to users of Canon's DSLRs.
Image quality is...
Digital Photography Review
1 year ago
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[New gear] I've never had a brand new kit before.
I'm a newspaper photographer and I just got hired at a new paper. They fought tooth and nail to get brand new gear for me. So far I'm in love with the r5. I often have to shoot video and stills at the same time and these cameras make it SO easy.
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Big Upgrade from 5D Mark IV
The future of mirrorless cameras is here. Coming from a 5D Mark IV and other dslrs I was very used to using an OVF. But the R5’s EVF is large, bright, sharp and as a bonus, I don’t need to wear glasses with nearsighted vision when looking through the EVF. Autofocus is lightning fast and there’s mini...
2 years ago
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New firmware for R5, R6 and 1D-X mk iii
"Both the EOS R5 and EOS R6 get enhanced recognition of subjects with this latest firmware. Users of these cameras are now able to select “vehicles” as the main subject. Inheriting the same abilities as the EOS R3, the cameras can track racing cars and bikes. The update also enhances the overall AF tracking of people, with improved eye and face detection even when the subject is wearing a mask, as well as adding body detection.
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Canon EOS R5 Review & Sample Images by Ken Rockwell
Everybody loves this camera and this is the canon eos r5.
Ken Rockwell
4 months ago
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Excellent photograph camera. Less like a pro video camera
I am upgrading my RP to R5. To be honest the quality of the photo is expectedly good. The user experience is much better than my RP due to new controlling buttons and richer software features. The best thing I found is the much better viewfinder where i can feel myself in a tiny movie theater. Howev...
2 years ago
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Best cameras for portraits in 2021
Canon's EOS R5 is an excellent choice for demanding portrait shooters, owing to its plentiful 45MP of resolution, simple-yet-powerful autofocus system with accurate eye tracking and really pleasing color and skin tones straight out of the camera.
The lens lineup helps, as well, with native high-end ...
Digital Photography Review
2 years ago
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I don't know if this is the best group to post this to, but I figured I'd give it a shot, so I've been using my EOS R5 for all my video projects since summer of 2020. I've always shot the same thing (4KHQ LOG at 24p) I always edit on my windows 10 desktop that I built (Ryzen 7 2700x, 32gbs ram, GTX 1070) and have never had any issues besides the slow down that comes with editing 4K LOG from the R5. I also use VLC to watch those clips back every once and a while.
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Impressive in all categories
First--I never have and never will shoot video with a hand-held camera so this review is just for the photography side not the video side of the camera. I consider myself an advanced armature having spent 40 years in photography. I cannot say enough good things about the R5--I got it with the RF 24-...
Earl Ward
2 years ago
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