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Canon EOS R5 C Review

The EOS R5 is the latest flagship mirrorless camera from industry leader Canon, and it can sing, dance, and do everything else.

The Canon R5 has a 45-megapixel sensor capable of recording 8K video. This means it can capture 8K DCI film at 30/25/24 frames per second and record 4K DCI at up to 60 frames per second. The camera was designed to appeal to professional videographers and photographers.

It comes with a body-only price tag of £4199.99 in the UK and $3899.99 in the US, making it a significantly more costly camera than the EOS R6, which is the camera that comes next in the line.

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The Sony A7R IV, the Sony A7S III, the Panasonic Lumix S1R, and the Nikon Z7 are some of the cameras considered its primary competitors.

Over the past two weeks, we have been putting the RF 15-35mm, 24-70mm, and 70-200mm F2.8 L-series zoom lenses through their paces in conjunction with a full-production Canon EOS R5 camera.

Please continue reading for our comprehensive evaluation of the Canon R5, including total samples of still images and video for you to download and examine.

Canon EOS R5 C Build Quality

The magnesium-alloy body of the EOS R5 is more durable than the polycarbonate shell of the EOS R6, which is the more affordable of the two new cameras; yet, both new cameras provide the same degree of protection from the elements as one.

As a result, the R5 is significantly heavier than the R6, coming in at 650 grams for the body alone or 738 grams with a battery and memory card installed, as opposed to the R6’s weight of 598 or 680 grams.

It has dimensions of 138.5 by 97.5 by 88 millimeters, which places it near the Canon R6 in terms of size. However, it is marginally more significant than the EOS R and, notably, the diminutive RP.

As with the R6, the Canon R5 benefits from having a very deep handgrip that pleasantly accommodates all four of the user’s fingers. This cannot be claimed about some of the Canon R5’s primary competitors.

The front plate is quite simple and only has enough for two controls. An entirely new button labeled Function can be customized in various ways, including the ability to regulate the auto-focus. The traditional Depth of Field preview tool lets you visualize how your photographs will turn out even before the shot is taken, and a port preview is turned on by default when you use this feature.

In the bottom-right corner of the front of the camera is an N3-type socket for a remote switch, which is covered by a rubber flap. The camera also has a rubber flap that protects the lens. In addition, there is a hole for the AF assist light and a button in the shape of a tablet that may be used to release the lens.

The Canon EOS R5 features a fresh new sensor that is 45 megapixels in resolution. Canon asserts that the EOS R5 has the best solution of any EOS camera ever made and that its 45 megapixels can create more information than even the company’s own 50-megapixel EOS 5DS and 5DS R DSLR cameras.

Canon EOS R5 C Image Quality

Throughout our evaluation, the Canon EOS R5 generated still photographs of exceptionally high quality.

JPEG photographs taken with this camera are entirely free of noise from ISO 50 up to ISO 6400; the first sign of noise appears at an ISO setting of 12800. Even if the quicker settings 25600 and 51200 exhibit a significant amount of noise, it is OK to utilize these settings when producing smaller prints and photos for the web. In a pinch, you may use the ISO 102400 setting, the camera’s fastest extended option.

The EOS R5 proved to be very capable in low-light conditions. Its maximum shutter speed of 30 seconds and Bulb mode allows you to capture sufficient light in all scenarios. The camera’s -6EV rating allowed it to autofocus even in conditions nearly as dark as pitch black.

All of the different Picture Styles, the opportunity to design your own, the HDR settings, and the multiple exposure mode can be previewed before you actually snap the picture, which is a really nice feature. Although there is not a lot of support for the new HEIF 10-bit file format, it should provide some degree of protection against the unpredictable future.

Canon EOS R5 C Specs

Body typeSLR-style mirrorless
Max resolution8192 x 5464
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels45 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors47 megapixels
Sensor sizeFull frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorDigic X
ISOYes, 100-51200 (expands to 102400)
Boosted ISO (minimum)50
Boosted ISO (maximum)102400
White balance presets8
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, normal
AutofocusPhase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points1053
Lens mountCanon RF
Focal length multiplier
Articulated LCDFully articulated
Screen size3.2″
Screen dots2,100,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification0.76×
Viewfinder resolution5,760,000
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic)1/8000 sec
Aperture priorityYes
Shutter priorityYes
Manual exposure modeYes
Subject / scene modesNo
Built-in flashNo
External flashYes (via hot shoe)
Continuous drive20.0 fps
Self-timerYes
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpotPartial
Exposure compensation±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±6 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes
FormatMPEG-4, XF-AVC, H.264, H.265
Modes8192 x 4320 @ 30p / 540 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM8192 x 4320 @ 24p / 540 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM8192 x 4320 @ 23.98p / 540 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM8192 x 4320 @ 30p / 400 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM8192 x 4320 @ 24p / 400 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM8192 x 4320 @ 23.98p / 400 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM7680 x 4320 @ 30p / 540 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM7680 x 4320 @ 24p / 540 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM7680 x 4320 @ 23.98p / 540 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM7680 x 4320 @ 30p / 400 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM7680 x 4320 @ 24p / 400 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM7680 x 4320 @ 23.98p / 400 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 810 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 260 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 410 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 410 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 410 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 160 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 160 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 160 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 810 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 260 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 410 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 410 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 410 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 160 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 160 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 160 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 225 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 170 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 135 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 135 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 135 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 225 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 170 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 135 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 135 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 135 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage typesCFexpress B and SD (UHS-II) slots
USBUSB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec)
USB chargingYes
HDMIYes (micro HDMI)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portYes
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notes802.11ac (dual-band) + Bluetooth
Remote controlYes
Environmentally sealedYes
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLP-E6NH lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)320
Weight (inc. batteries)770 g (1.70 lb / 27.16 oz)
Dimensions142 x 101 x 111 mm (5.59 x 3.98 x 4.37″)
Orientation sensorYes
GPSNone

Canon EOS R5 C Final Verdict

It is certain that the new Canon EOS R5 will be the most potent all-around mirrorless camera available on the market, fitting the requirements of videographers as well as photographers, if the great spec sheet is any indication of how the camera will perform in actual shooting situations.

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