- Aug 27, 2019
Cool, still NO reason to be a total tit about.I own an R5 - I bought it because I already had an extensive 5DS-based Canon system, but I wanted a better sensor, silent shutter, faster burst speed and IBIS, so the R5 was the obvious choice, and despite its shortcomings, I don't regret buying it.
Some features are so obvious that you take it for granted that they'll be included, and I kinda took it for granted that the camera would have such an obvious feature as the ability to bracket exposures with electronic shutter. And before you repeat the "should have checked first" mantra, let me tell you something - there is NO mention of this in the instruction manual, which I downloaded and read fully before buying the camera, and there has been NO mention of it in any of the numerous reviews that I read prior to purchase. And there was NO option to visit a camera store and spend an hour going one by one through every feature (or lack thereof) in the camera, because there was this thing called Covid, which kept all non-essential stores closed for months, so like most other people, I bought it on line.
The R5 is a fine camera, the best I've owned, and I don't regret buying it, but it's by no means perfect, and most of its faults/inadequacies could so simply be rectified with a firmware update. Yet here we are, a year later, and despite numerous complaints and suggestions from users, most of the shortcomings remain unaddressed. Elsewhere in this thread you'll find at least 20 shortcomings listed, and most of them relate to things that Canon should have thought of and addressed before they released the camera.
Lots of other members have presented their frustration with missing specs or features in this and many other threads without resorting to using tired terms like "crippling".
BTW I am a software engineer that works with firmware all the time and while you might think these 'issues' are simple fixes there is likely a perfectly good reason they are not being addressed. I have no idea what those reasons are because I have never looked at Canon's code.
I will speculate about the 20FPS limit using the silent shutter though:
- I think it is due at least in part to the readout speed of the sensor, any slower than 20FPS and they will introduce banding so they locked the FPS for the best possible results.