Hello readers! This is saketh. Today’s blog post is regarding the Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera review.
This is the ultimate camera that can do almost anything. It is a mirrorless camera.
Canon is one of the branded camera companies in the world. It always comes with upgrade ones only.
It was launched in 2020, but recently Sony launched its own camera which is for competition with this R5 camera.
But literally, it failed to win against this Canon EOS R5 camera.
Many big photographers are waiting for this type of camera.
Many people say it is an excellent camera for photographers. Want to know why?
Then read the complete review of this camera, pros, cons, R6 vs R5, and R5 firmware update.
Stop there! Before going to read the review, have a look at the Canon R5 buying guide.
Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless Camera Buying Guide
You need to check the frames per second (FPS), autofocus speed, and the start-up time of the camera.
FPS means the number of photos you can capture when it is in burst mode.
Having more than 5 FPS is useful for capturing moving objects.
If your priority is speed and performance, then go with a mirrorless camera or else DSLR.
R5 comes with a 45-megapixel sensor. The processor which is used in this camera is a Digic XPS image.
While using the mechanical shutter, the burst rates up to 12 FPS.
When it is in an electrical shutter, the burst rates up to 20 FPS.
This is a major thing you need to consider while buying the camera.
At present all digital cameras capture the video, but you need to check whether it records 4K video or not.
Because most people are watching 4K video only, in the future it will go to 8K also.
You need to consider the image stabilization, FPS rate, external mic input, recording duration, and rotating LCD for high-quality videos.
For capturing video, go with a mirrorless camera for a good experience.
Sensors are used to record the images in these digital cameras. There are types of sensors.
Here is the list of types of sensors
- 1 Inch for beginners
- APS-C for medium
- Full Frame for professional photographers
For Better quality of image and video, need to have a larger sensor.
Full Frame sensors are too expensive and give you better quality.
Based on your budget, you can choose the sensor type.
Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless Camera Specifications
- Canon brand
- EOS R5 model
- CMDS sensor type
- 36×24 mm sensor size
- Up to 20 FPS
- Has viewfinder
- OLED viewfinder
- 0.76x viewfinder magnification
- 23 mm view finder eye point
- Continous-Servo AF
- Manual focus
- Single-Servo AF
- 1053 phase detection
- Aperture priority
- Program exposure mode
- Shutter priority
- Mechanical shutter
- Electronic shutter
- 1/8000 to 30 seconds mechanical shutter speed
- 1/8000 to 0.5 seconds electonic shutter speed
- JPEG, Raw image format
- Digic X image processor
- LCD display
- 3.2 inch Display
- HDMI, USB, WiFi
- SD card
- Lithium ion battery
- 8K, 4K, Full HD video resolution
- Water resistant
Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless Camera Review
Speed & Performance
Canon R5 is equipped with a 45-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and powered by a Digic X image processor.
It can capture videos in 4K resolution and also can handle 8K too.
Captures moving objects easily and gives outstanding videos.
It burst up to 20 FPS while using an electric shutter. Keep your shots and sharps in focus by using AF/AE tracking.
It has a silent shutter, which helps while capturing wedding photos, wildlife photos, and more.
The screen size of this camera is a 3.2 inch OLED display, and also has a touchscreen.
The electric viewfinder can refresh 60 FPS, which is used to save the battery. And also the 120 FPS can provide a smooth motion on-screen.
This Canon comes up with one SD card slot and CFExprees card slot, which bursts fast and high-resolution videos.
This is the major part of this product, which you’re waiting for.
The Canon camera comes with a full-frame sensor, which gives the ultimate picture quality.
Coming to the sensor performance, it shows fabulous performance. Even it shows better with the previous one in dynamic range sensor.
It captures the photos as to how your eyes are seeing the beautiful world.
It also provides in-detail picture quality and solid color in a good light. And detects less noise in photoshop, which can be removed by editing.
In low light, the visible images manage up to ISO 12,800, beyond that the noise will be detected.
Detects eye, face, head, and animals clearly.
You can record 8K videos and also record movies with outstanding quality.
Get life-like footage, in detailed quality of the video.
Canon R5 shoots solid motion video with the best image quality and dynamic range.
The stabilization of the image while recording the video is also good.
Shoot a slow-motion video up to 120p/100p, and achieve up to 12 stops of dynamic range.
You will face heat issues while recording videos of 8K quality, mostly use the 4K quality only.
The images and videos which you capture in an EOS camera, automatically save in Canon cloud storage.
You can even save in third-party clouds like Google Drive, Microsoft cloud storage.
It has WiFi support, which transfers photos fastly to the smart device.
Using Bluetooth, you can operate the camera and geotagging of images through the camera connect app.
It comes with an LP-E6NH battery, which gives 2130mAh capacity, helps you to shoot more.
It has two battery slots and is easy to capture vertically.
Has one HDMI, USB, two SD slots, microphone, and speaker. It is also water-resistant.
- -megapixel full frame sensor
- Image stabilization
- Excellent focus tracking
- Excellent build quality
- Cloud storage
- Over heat issues
- 8K is not possible
- Mismatched memory card slots
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Canon EOS R5 VS Canon EOS R6
There is lots of difference between EOS R5 and EOS R6.
Here is the table of the difference between the specifications.
|Specifications||EOS R5||EOS R6|
|Sensor||45 megapixel||20.1 megapixel|
|Low-pass filter||Yes, High-resolution OLPF||Yes|
|Viewfinder||OLED/5.76 million dots||OLED/3.69 million dots|
|Buffer capacity||87 (SD), 180 (CFexpress)||240 (SD)|
|ISO sensitivity||ISO 100-51,200||ISO 100-102,400|
|Low-light sensitivity||-6 to 20 EV||-6.5 to 20 EV|
|Video resolution||8K DCI @ up to 30p, 4K DCI @ up to 120p||4K UHD @ up to 60p, 1080p @ up to 120p|
|Storage media||1 SD, 1 CFexpress||2 SD|
|LCD size||3.2 inch||3.0 inch|
|LCD resolution||2,100,000 dots||1,620,000 dots|
|Wifi||2.4 GHz and 5 GHz||2.4 GHz|
|Battery capacity||320 shots||360 shots|
|Weight||1.43 lbs||1.3 lbs|
|Pixel pitch||4.40 um||6.58 um|
Both the cameras look like similar bodies, but you see a minor difference in them.
In EOS R6 There is no remote port flop that is there in R5.
The R5 had a digital screen M-Fn, whereas the R6 had a traditional PASM dial.
R5 will capture 8K videos, but the R6 will record the videos up to 4K and it is for general purpose only.
Canon EOS R5 Firmware Update
The recent firmware was updated on 12th April 2021. The version is 1.3.1.
It will support the Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 operating systems.
Here are the changes which come with this 1.3,1 version firmware update.
- Adds Canon log and Canon log 3 in the shooting tab. You can record RAW movies using Canon log 3.
- Adds IPB light to 4K and 8K and also RAW light to movie recording size.
- For full HD movie recording size it adds a frame rate of 119.9 FPS/100.0 FPS.
- For the AF tab, it adds electronic full-time MF.
- Adds monitor turn off to the shooting info, which makes the camera’s monitor turned off while shooting.
- You can see the transfer time on the display by FTP transfer.
- For the function setting tab, it adds save/load camera setting.
- It fixes the problem when using the CFexpress, the camera won’t work as normal.
Download the zip file on your computer, extract it and read the instructions in EOSR5131.FIR file.
Follow the instructions before starting the firmware update.
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Between The New Canon R5 And R6 Which One Of These Are Best For Beginners?
For beginners R6 is the best for them, it is used for general purposes. Whereas the R5 is for professional photographers. The cost of R6 is very less as compared to R5.
Are Canon R5 And R6 Compatible With Any External GPS Units?
Yes, both R5 and R6 are compatible with external GPS units. It has a geotagging feature that tells information about the location.
Does the Canon R5 Have a Record Limit?
Yes, the Canon camera had a record limit of 35:00.