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Armando Ferreira: Testing out the NEW Canon EOS R5 in a real world production environment.

One of my favourite YouTubers Armando Ferreira has his hands on both the Canon EOS R6 and Canon EOS R5 and he is working with Kondor Blue to do some real-world production testing of the Canon EOS R5.

The video displayed here re-creates the iconic courtroom scene in A Few Good Men, as well as some 8K run and gun footage. If you can do so, be sure to switch your YouTube stream to 8K.

zim

EOS 5D Mark IV
Oct 18, 2011
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Well the one thing it proved to me is that content is king, I'd have enjoyed that dialogue filmed in 1080, just want to go and watch that film again now! ( It did look real good as well though :giggle: )
 

Besisika

How can you stand out, if you do like evrybdy else
Mar 25, 2014
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So far, I feel like I am running a gauntlet and am being beaten to death by reviews of R5 video capabilities. For the sake of logic and symmetry won't somebody please review this camera for a photographer, not a videographer.
It is hard to review it right now because of the pandemic, but once that is gone, you will have a lot of people testing it. I am most interesting how it works at midday with strobe, included ND with the adapter and the viewfinder. I used to find a shade in order to assess available light prior to turning on the strobe, as well as to review the photo once taken, but I am curious to see how it works with mirrorless and the advanced features of the R5.

By the way, Armando is one of my favorites too, a real shooter who tries to find a way to use a gear instead of moaning and groaning about its weakness.
 

Bob Howland

EOS RP
Mar 25, 2012
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So far, I feel like I am running a gauntlet and am being beaten to death by reviews of R5 video capabilities. For the sake of logic and symmetry won't somebody please review this camera for a photographer, not a videographer.
Wild Guess: The DPReview will be a lot more balanced in that regard, although I expect Jordan to be using an R5.
 
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Lenscracker

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It is hard to review it right now because of the pandemic, but once that is gone, you will have a lot of people testing it. I am most interesting how it works at midday with strobe, included ND with the adapter and the viewfinder. I used to find a shade in order to assess available light prior to turning on the strobe, as well as to review the photo once taken, but I am curious to see how it works with mirrorless and the advanced features of the R5.

By the way, Armando is one of my favorites too, a real shooter who tries to find a way to use a gear instead of moaning and groaning about its weakness.
The pandemic doesn't seem to have hampered the plethora of video reviews. How about an online R5 operators manual? That alone would answer most of my questions and it wouldn't spread any virus.
 

dtaylor

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Jul 26, 2011
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Not necessary, regarding the photography everything on the R5 Just Works™ :)
This has been true of Canon cameras for years. Tony Northrup said the AF is now "better than Sony" which was probably the only lingering question for stills shooters moving to mirrorless. (And for him to say that you know it's good.) What other questions are there?

High ISO? Dominated by photon shot noise which is not subject to tech. There's about a 1ev difference between the worst and best FF sensors of the past decade, and the R5 will be near the top (best) of that. So comparable to a 5D4 or 1DX3, and about 0.5ev - 0.66ev better than the 5Ds/sR.

DR? At least as good as the 5D4, possibly 0.5-1ev better based on a Canon statement. Which would put it 1-2ev better than a 5Ds/sR.

Real world resolution/sharpness? The R5 samples are gorgeous and have the same phenomenally detailed/sharp look of the 5Ds and 5DsR samples from 5 years ago. AlanF will no doubt tease out any differences of the AA R5 45mp sensor versus the AA-less 5DsR 50mp sensor, but for 99% of people it's a moot point because the R5's IQ is simply excellent.

If you want to go high resolution 35mm and money is no object, buy an R5. If you want to go high resolution 35mm and money is an issue, go on eBay and pickup a new, gray market 5Ds for $1,100 (occasionally they drop to $1,000). With one the AF point magically follows your subject and you get live exposure preview. With the other you have to follow your subject and you get longer battery life. Otherwise they just work.
 

yestostills

I'm New Here
Mar 16, 2020
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So far, I feel like I am running a gauntlet and am being beaten to death by reviews of R5 video capabilities. For the sake of logic and symmetry won't somebody please review this camera for a photographer, not a videographer.
As a broadcast TV videographer and video journalist I agree. Most of the DoP's and producers I know in the film industry use Arri's for drama. My colleagues and I shoot mostly with Sony HDcams for productions because they are so well suited. As a still photographer, who wants to upgrade, I want to know if the R5's dynamic range as well as other features are now far superior in stills than the competitors.
 

davidhfe

EOS RP
Sep 9, 2015
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This has been true of Canon cameras for years. Tony Northrup said the AF is now "better than Sony" which was probably the only lingering question for stills shooters moving to mirrorless. (And for him to say that you know it's good.) What other questions are there?

High ISO? Dominated by photon shot noise which is not subject to tech. There's about a 1ev difference between the worst and best FF sensors of the past decade, and the R5 will be near the top (best) of that. So comparable to a 5D4 or 1DX3, and about 0.5ev - 0.66ev better than the 5Ds/sR.

DR? At least as good as the 5D4, possibly 0.5-1ev better based on a Canon statement. Which would put it 1-2ev better than a 5Ds/sR.

Real world resolution/sharpness? The R5 samples are gorgeous and have the same phenomenally detailed/sharp look of the 5Ds and 5DsR samples from 5 years ago. AlanF will no doubt tease out any differences of the AA R5 45mp sensor versus the AA-less 5DsR 50mp sensor, but for 99% of people it's a moot point because the R5's IQ is simply excellent.

If you want to go high resolution 35mm and money is no object, buy an R5. If you want to go high resolution 35mm and money is an issue, go on eBay and pickup a new, gray market 5Ds for $1,100 (occasionally they drop to $1,000). With one the AF point magically follows your subject and you get live exposure preview. With the other you have to follow your subject and you get longer battery life. Otherwise they just work.
There are a lot more "new" features on this camera for photography though than a DSLR. For a lot of canon shooters, this is the first EVF they'll use full time. The high frame rate modes have more asterisks than a pharmaceutical ad (Lens, battery charge, bit depth, etc). I've yet to see really challenging autofocus that wasn't done by an explorer. How bad is the skew with the electronic shutter? What's the battery life in the real world when shooting with a large(er) stabilized lens like the 100-400.

There's a lot I'd really like to see covered that goes beyond DR@base, High ISO and how strong the AA is.
 

PhotoGenerous

5DIV + GAS
Apr 11, 2017
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Canon certainly kept stuff out to sell an other camera in a few years
Or if people have guessed right about the third camera being announced this year as an RF video camera, all these anti-R5 videos are actually going to make the RF video camera look even better when the details are released.