Is the Canon EOS R5s a Camera for Real Photographers?

Just make sure you market the Canon EOS R5s for photography and not video, Canon.

2020 has been a year of ups and downs for Canon and their fans. We have been graced with two fine cameras, the EOS R6 and the EOS R5. Unfortunately, Canon’s marketing efforts harmed the excellent EOS R5. Canon pushed the EOS R5 as a camera for hybrid creators (with a massive emphasis on video rather than photography), and it backfired. Still, news about a 90 Megapixel Canon EOS R5s behemoth has surfaced, and if true, this could be the camera Canon photographers start having naughty dreams about. Let’s talk about this after the break.

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Lensrentals Finds Canon EOS R5 Weather Sealing “Clearly Superior”

Lensrentals did their famous camera teardown, and this time the Canon EOS R5 was the victim.

We’ve always known higher-end Canon cameras to be very well built. But when the Canon EOS R5 was torn apart by LensRentals, we were shocked. This is the camera that’s supposed to be the equivalent of the 5D series to the mirrorless camera world. And of course, it has to boast comparable build quality. We’ve taken it out into the rain, which is shrugged off. Rain typically hits the top section of a camera. But believe it or not, that’s not the most impressive section of the Canon EOS R5.

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Quit Your Hate! This Is Great! Canon EOS R5 Review

The Canon EOS R5 is the company’s first major professional mirrorless camera, and it’s wonderful!

There was a time when I was angry at Canon. But when the Canon EOS R launched, that anger subsided. It was a nice entry into the serious mirrorless camera world. But the Canon EOS R5 is arguably the camera they should have launched at the start. This camera can easily become the bread and butter of any professional photographer using it. It can also be a great tool for a multimedia shooter. Better yet, the hobbyist photographer who is passionate about the craft will enjoy what this camera can do. There has been a lot of wrongful bashing of the Canon EOS R5 on the web. And in this review, we’re going to talk to the practicality of it all. Note that before you go on, we’re not sensationalizing things just for clicks. If you’re a shooter that left Canon for another system, we’re probably going to tell you a few things you don’t want to hear. So, please keep your superiority complexes in check.

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Why Timelapse Photographers Will Love the Canon EOS R5

You’ll be glad to know that the Canon EOS R5 doesn’t overheat when shooting timelapse video.

The other night, we put the Canon EOS R5 on a balcony in near 90 degree NYC weather. Then we shot a timelapse with it to test if the camera would overheat. There have been lots of reports on YouTube and on websites about the Canon EOS R5 overheating when shooting video. When shooting my own, the camera started to get warm closer to the 30-minute mark. But it only stopped recording because of the natural recording time limit. I was shooting at 4K 24p–which is arguably the standard across the industry. 60p video is for slow-motion stuff, and 30p is for sports, soap operas, and live events. Much of the testing I’ve seen have been torture tests shooting 60p video for over 10 minutes. And I really wonder why folks are doing this? Why would you slow down 10 minutes of video? What’s the point? And more importantly, because the Canon EOS R5 is shooting a timelapse for five hours, will it overheat?

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Video: The Canon EOS R5 Is Awesome for Still Photography

The Canon EOS R5 is a fantastic camera if you care about are still images.

We’ve been using the Canon EOS R5 for stills photography primarily so far. It’s fantastic! And you can catch up on all our coverage so far. We’ve even used it for short video clips and have talked to a few video professionals about using it. So we decided to talk about it a bit on the latest episode of Pro Camera Reviews.

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No, the Canon EOS R5 Isn’t Overheating When Shooting It in Stills Mode

We’re clearing up some misinformation we’re seeing in Facebook groups, comments, on Instagram, etc. about the Canon EOS R5.

We’ve been seeing a lot of really stupid and wrong comments about the Canon EOS R5 across various platforms. All of it is in regard to overheating. Lots of YouTubers have been discovering the heating issues when shooting video across various formats. Admittedly, we haven’t tested it in video. First and foremost, we’re a photography website. Even when advertisers say that they want to promote video-based products on our website, I tell them that the audience is mostly a photo audience that probably barely, if ever, shoots video. But folks online have been saying things like, “Oh good luck with those overheating issues,” when we’re specifically talking about photography. And I think it’s promoting a bit too much misinformation.

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We Handheld the Canon EOS R5 at 105mm for Over a Second

A bunch of lenses got a firmware update today and perform even better with the Canon EOS R5.

I’m a photographer trained to not rely on image stabilization–and I’ve seen that this training has helped so much with my photography. Today, all of Canon’s RF lenses with image stabilization are getting a new firmware update. The Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 now work with the internal stabilization systems to produce more steady results. Canon has stated that with specific lenses, you can get up to 8 stops of image stabilization. So if you’re one of those photographers that loads up on too much coffee, can’t control their breathing, or just has shaky hands, you now have a better chance of producing sharp results at slower shutter speeds. And for those of us who do things the old school way, we’re now able to do a whole lot more. We took the Canon EOS R5 and the Canon RF 24-105mm f4 L IS USM onto our Brooklyn rooftop to shoot the sunset. Our findings: we’re very impressed even when we go beyond 8 stops of IS.

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You’ll Want to Come Back to Canon: Canon EOS R5 First Impressions

The Canon EOS R5 is fantastic and checks off so many boxes.

What’s going around the internet about the Canon EOS R5 is all about video issues and overheating in 8K video mode. But if you’re a photographer and don’t really care about that or you want to shoot in a different mode, then I’m sure you’re going to love the Canon EOS R5. This camera has most of Canon’s best technology packed into one body. New to it is image stabilization, and it can deliver up to 8 stops of IS with specific lenses. There’s also the token weather sealing and a brand new sensor from Canon. We all thought we’d get a 50+ MP sensor, but we’re getting a 45MP full frame sensor. For most photographers’ needs, that’s enough. Let’s dive into this camera!

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The Canon EOS R5 at ISO 25,600 and ISO 51,200 Is Mind Blowing

We shot some high ISO images with the Canon EOS R5 while taking a stroll in a Brooklyn rainshower at night.

The Canon EOS R5 is in for review right now, and we decided to not only do our standard durability test, but to also show how it performs at high ISO settings. The Canon EOS R5 is the closest thing we’ve got to a mirrorless version of the Canon 5D series of cameras. While it’s surely performing like one, it feels a bit like a 90D and a 5D series camera smushed together. There’s no magic touch bar, but the joystick’s placement is a bit odd. If you’re a veteran Canon shooter, you’ll also find the back dial placement to be a tad odd. For my hand, I really need to pull my thumb back and down to crank that wheel–which I’ve set to aperture control. Luckily, you also have a control ring around the lens in case you need it. But overall, I think Canon users will be very happy with this camera. Coupled with some of the company’s fantastic lenses, I think anyone will really like the Canon EOS R5.

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Here’s How The IBIS System in the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 Work

The Canon EOS R5 and the Canon EOS R6 were just announced today, and they have an IBIS system that is unlike any other.

Canon is saying that the Canon EOS R5 and the Canon EOS R6 can have up to 8 stops of image stabilization with the right lenses. That’s quite insane to hear! It more or less means that you can have all the coffee jitters and still possibly get a blur-free shot. But what happens if you don’t have an image stabilized lens attached? Indeed, two of the company’s best lenses are the RF 50mm f1.2 L USM and the RF 85mm f1.2 L USM–neither of which have image stabilization. Then who can forget their very innovative RF 28-70mm f4 L USM lens? Well, according to Canon, the image stabilization will all depend on the focal length that you’re using.

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How the Canon EOS R5 Compares to the Sony a7r IV and Sony a9 II

The new kid on the block, the Canon EOS R5, will aim to take on two of Sony’s titans, but does it have enough about it?

Finally, after months of speculation, the Canon EOS R5 has officially been announced. While Canon had let all of us know about some of the key features of their new Mirrorless flagship, there were still some unknowns, but now, we can see that Canon has been aiming to kill two competing cameras with one stone. With an all-new 45MP sensor, killer video features, and a price that sticks it right in-between the Sony a9 II and the a7r IV, the Canon EOS R5 is going to be one heck of a camera. Take a closer look at it after the break.

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Why You Shouldn’t Get Your Hopes Up for the Canon EOS R5 Yet

Canon’s announcement today about the Canon EOS R5 is making me believe that they could let down photographers.

Before I go into this, know that I’m not at all saying the Canon EOS R5 could be a bad camera. I’m saying that the Canon EOS R5 might not be what a photographer would want or need. From what we know and from the information that we’ve been told, the Canon EOS R5 might not even be for photographers. Canon is only releasing more of the video specs thus far. When they were asked by US Press about more features for photographers, Canon simply told us they’re not disclosing that information yet. At the end of the briefing, it lead me to believe the Canon EOS R5 might not even be a camera for photographers, but for video shooters instead.

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Good News: The Canon EOS R5 Doesn’t Seem Needlessly Crippled

The cripple machine appears to have stopped as the Canon EOS R5 is going to be fully loaded with goodies!

There has been a ton of news recently about the upcoming Mirrorless Canon EOS R5. While we have all been super excited about the development announcements so far, we have all been sitting back waiting to hear that there would be some major comprises somewhere in the camera and its feature set. However, a new development announcement suggests that the cripple machine, which held back some Canon cameras in the past, has come to a halt. Join us after the break to learn about all of the incredible things the Canon EOS R5 will be able to do.

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Op ED: The Canon EOS R5 Will Be What the 5D Series Was to DSLRs

The Canon EOS R5 is shaping up to be one of the greatest cameras Canon has released in a very long time.

The Canon EOS R5 is one of, if not the, most highly anticipated camera of 2020. We’ve been wowed with the specs Canon has disclosed so far, and drooled over the EOS R5 images Canon released. As a fan of photography, it is hard not to get excited about Canon’s new pro-body camera. Now, more images of Canon’s next big thing have hit the web, and it makes us even more excited for the camera that could shake up the Mirrorless camera market. Could the EOS R5 do for Mirrorless cameras what the 5D series done for DSLRs? Let’s talk about this after the break.

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The Canon EOS R5 Is Real: Dual Card Slots, IBIS, and 20fps

Hold on to your seat because the reported specs of the Canon EOS R5 are quite special.

Can you hear that? That’s the sound of Sony, Nikon, and every other camera manufacturer shaking in their shutters. We have been hearing about a potential new Canon Mirrorless camera for a while now, and tonight, we share that the Canon EOS R5 is, in fact, real, thanks to a development announcement. We also confirm that it is packing some serious specs. Join us after the break to find out all the juicy details.

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Canon Can Still Screw up the Canon EOS R5, If It’s Real. Here’s How!

We’re hoping that’s not going to be the case because the Canon EOS R5 sounds amazing, but, this is Canon we’re talking about here.

Do you hear that? That loud noise is the racket being made around the web about the potential Canon EOS R5 (basically a Mirrorless 5D series camera), and while the specs that have been bandied about sound fantastic, let’s stay grounded and remember this is Canon we’re talking about. If the specs are accurate, hallelujah: it will be one phenomenal camera. But, as I have said before, Canon seems to go all in, but then they hold back by 1% and self-sabotage. Let’s talk about this and the potential Canon EOS R5 after the break.

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We Played with the New Canon RF 100-500mm Lens! How Is It?

In Pro Camera Reviews, we recently discussed the new Canon RF 100-500mm f4.5-7.1 L IS USM.

We’re reviewing the Canon RF 100-500mm f4.5-7.1 L IS USM and still trying to figure out who it’s for. It’s an L lens, so Canon will try to target it at the professional photographer. But we’re also sure the hobbyist will also pick it up. We’ve been using it thus far for birding and a few other things. It’s a difficult lens to test in the pandemic, but when coupled with the Canon EOS R5 it’s a total beast! Of course, it also has gorgeous image quality. We’re going to briefly go through this lens on the next episode of Pro Camera Reviews. And most of all, we’re going to talk about what makes it special.

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I Can See Russia from Here: The Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM Review

Well, maybe not quite Russia, but the Canon RF 800mm f11 prime brings the world much closer to you at an affordable price.

The Canon RF 800mm f11 IS STM caught a lot of attention when it was announced alongside the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 earlier this year. Many photographers questioned Canon and their choice to present a fixed f11 aperture 800mm prime lens. One thing is for sure: Canon continues to innovate with its RF lenses. The question is, is this 800mm prime worth your time? Over the last couple of weeks, we have been putting this super-telephoto lens to the test. Read what we have to say about this unique lens in our full review.

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Canon EOS R7: Do We Need a New RF Mount APS-C Camera?

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If noise about a new Canon EOS R7 turns out to be real, the days of Canon EF-M cameras might be limited.

Over the last two years, we have seen Canon grow their presence in the Mirrorless space. Full-Frame RF Mount cameras have come on in leaps and bounds, and many have re-joined the Canon fold. One area that Canon really needs to work on, though, is streamlining its offerings. Currently, Canon’s Mirrorless cameras are spread across two different mounts; EF-M and RF. This is incredibly confusing to consumers, especially as EF-M cameras offer no clear upgrade path to the newer RF mount. So, it comes as no surprise that there’s some noise about a potential Canon EOS R7. To me, this model number suggests it could be a Mirrorless replacement for the aging Canon 7D series, and honestly, this is what it needs to be. Let’s talk about this after the break.

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