Canon EOS R5 in Review

28 April 2022

Today we have the pleasure of taking a closer look at one of the most anticipated mirrorless camera releases of recent times, the Canon EOS R5. Read on to find out what makes this model unique, what it can do and who it would be the perfect fit for.

Like the first generation EOS R, the R5 combines elements from Canon’s famous high-end DSLR range with the portability that we have come to expect from Mirrorless cameras. The result is a versatile interchangeable lens camera that can be relied upon for all manner of shooting from enthusiast and artistic purposes to professional work, all in a body that is comfortable to cart around on a daily basis.

Inside the Canon EOS R5, you will find a full-frame CMOS sensor with a huge 45MP of resolution and a DIGIC X Processor. If you are someone that likes huge prints or experimenting with cropping into your frames to find a better composition, this camera is definitely going to suit you nicely.

The image sensor of the EOS R5 also excels on the video front, with impressive features, such as DCI 8K 30fps RAW video which can be recorded internally, and 4K 120fps video recording. For high-quality live-streaming, the EOS R5 features a HDMI port which supports the clean output of 4K60p footage.

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The EOS R5 makes great use of its premium Image Processor, with a broad ISO range of 100 to an extendable 102400, so you can capture detailed results in any lighting conditions, and a top continuous shooting rate of 12 frames per second with the mechanical shutter. To make the most of this sports-friendly burst shooting rate you need top-notch autofocus, and the EOS R5 delivers again on this count, with a whopping 5940 selectable AF points, and the latest algorithms for face and eye detection of your subjects, whether they are human or animal.


Choose a lens for your EOS R5 Body


The image sensor of the EOS R5 also excels on the video front, with impressive features, such as DCI 8K 30fps RAW video which can be recorded internally, and 4K 120fps video recording. For high-quality live-streaming, the EOS R5 features a HDMI port which supports the clean output of 4K60p footage.

The EOS R5 makes great use of its premium Image Processor, with a broad ISO range of 100 to an extendable 102400, so you can capture detailed results in any lighting conditions, and a top continuous shooting rate of 12 frames per second with the mechanical shutter.

To make the most of this sports-friendly burst shooting rate you need top-notch autofocus, and the EOS R5 delivers again on this count, with a whopping 5940 selectable AF points, and the latest algorithms for face and eye detection of your subjects, whether they are human or animal.

For Vloggers and video enthusiasts using the R5, it is not just the video resolution that will please you, but also a host of other additions. These include both Microphone and Headphone inputs, so you can attach an external microphone and monitor the audio while it is being recorded for best results. There is also a huge 3.2-inch vari-angle LCD screen which is perfect for framing at tricky angles and getting in front of the camera with great success.

As well as a touch-sensitive LCD screen the Canon EOS R5 features a high-quality Electronic Viewfinder for your classic eye-level framing approach. This is a rugged body with weather-sealed performance for extensive outdoor shooting and a number of well-placed dials and buttons for an intuitive user experience, including a handy AF joystick.

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The EOS R5 features Bluetooth and WiFI connectivity, for the latest and greatest in image sharing and remote camera control, while to help you manage the large and extensive files captured, the camera features dual memory card slots, one CFexpress type and one SD UHS-II. 


Pair your EOS R5 with a mic for better vlogging


The Canon EOS R5 is undoubtedly a Mirrorless camera that will have both pros and enthusiasts anxiously awaiting the arrival of their tax return, and when you consider the growing range of Canon RF lenses which is growing constantly, the EOS R system is surely one worth investing in. Be sure to keep your eyes on our blog for other product reviews or head into your local Ted's store for a closer look of our digital camera range.


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