Here are more specifications for the Canon EOS R5

vjlex

EOS R5
Oct 15, 2011
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Pre-order done. Adorama was nice enough to toss in a 128 GB CF Express card, case, extra battery, and UV filter to sweeten the deal. Got the kit with the 24-105 to try out the RF glass, plus the EF converter to use the old glass. Can't wait! My 5D Mk III was getting soooo long in the tooth at nearly 8 years of diligent service.
How'd you manage to swing that?
It's through Bluetooth and the connect app:

Bluetooth Capability.

Bluetooth connectivity offers continuous connection, and allows the EOS R5 camera to automatically connect to a smart device that is paired with the Canon Camera Connect app. This allows a number of functions from easy image transfer to remote shooting, to adding GPS information to your photos and videos and more.
 

s66

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Jan 9, 2018
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Most likely with add on module.
Had one of those on a 5D3, never again.
Bulky, sits in the way of the flash, needs an AA battery that you need to charge overnight, every night. Needs to be turned on separately from the camera, you can forget to turn it on and nothing is georeferenced till you notice it (way too late of course) ...
Horrible solution.
The best is still a 7D2 as it also has a compass and as such not only tells where you took the picture, but also which direction you were facing. But I'd settle for the 5D4 system, it's good enough. Kludges with add-ons or link to apps on a phone: no thanks.
 
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Etienne

EOS R
Sep 19, 2010
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Ottawa Ontario
Does anyone know whether the R5 has a digital zoom in 1080p, and 4K, similar to the Sony Clear Zoom?
This would turn a 70-200 f/2.8 into a 70-600 in 1080p, which would be incredibly useful
 

vjlex

EOS R5
Oct 15, 2011
348
253
Why would you need GPS? That just makes forensics work too easy.
Not a fan of being tracked myself, but I find it very useful for those hikes in the mountain and locations hard to pinpoint on a map that I would love to find again someday.
 

vjlex

EOS R5
Oct 15, 2011
348
253
Puke. In body or no sale.
So, it's no sale for me and I'll have to stick to my 5D4s - bank account will be happy.
If I hadn't already sold my Mark 4, lack of GPS might have given me pause. I use it in most of my photography, so not having it built-in is a bit of an inconvenience. But realistically, I only need it in very specific circumstances. I would definitely still prefer it built-in, but if the Bluetooth way works okay, it's not a dealbreaker. The R5 so much more than the R5- GPS or no.
 

David_E

Macrophotography
Sep 12, 2019
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Why would you need GPS? That just makes forensics work too easy.
It's a requirement in much scientific photography; in biology, archaeology, geography, geology, oceanography (not many landmarks out there), and many other fields, a photo may be useless without location data. Not having it in my R5 will be an annoyance, but not a deal killer for me.

And not everyone is paranoid about having people know where they are. My home address is in the telephone book, in state records freely available on-line, and in the Chinese Ministry of State Security database, thanks to their hacking the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Am I worried? Do I give a rat's knobby kneecaps? Not in the least! As for the forensic aspect, I would recommend that, if you commit a crime while carrying a GPS-enabled camera, including a smartphone, don't take a selfie at the crime scene.
 

Franklyok

EOS M6 Mark II
Oct 24, 2018
69
25
Does anyone know whether the R5 has a digital zoom in 1080p, and 4K, similar to the Sony Clear Zoom?
This would turn a 70-200 f/2.8 into a 70-600 in 1080p, which would be incredibly useful
8K means 16x 1080p , basicly you could crop later, but this is really interesting. Can we get inbody 16x crop zoom out R5 :)
 

Etienne

EOS R
Sep 19, 2010
1,441
247
Ottawa Ontario
8K means 16x 1080p , basicly you could crop later, but this is really interesting. Can we get inbody 16x crop zoom out R5 :)
Recording 8K is too much data, and would be really really hard to work with in post. I would reserve that for truly special cases, of which I don't have one right now. But recording in 1080p and having a functional digital zoom would be really useful all of the time. Even having a digital zoom while recoding in 4K would be awesome. Every prime lense becomes a zoom, and you wouldn't have to deal with the cumbersome 8K files.
 

SwissFrank

from EOS 1N to R
Dec 9, 2018
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Can't have built-in ND that can turn on or off without making the camera twice the size and remove the shutter like those cinema cameras. Those are a lot bigger and also very expensive, so the economics and functions make them feasible to do.

It makes no sense for stills cameras, unless they are practically made into video cameras and cost 6000$+ as well.
Canon actually has a patent for a sensor that can do built-in ND. It doesn't sound appreciably bigger than standard sensors. It can also do nearly double dynamic range and get rid of rolling shutter.
 

tpatana

EOS R
Nov 1, 2012
1,444
187
It's a requirement in much scientific photography; in biology, archaeology, geography, geology, oceanography (not many landmarks out there), and many other fields, a photo may be useless without location data. Not having it in my R5 will be an annoyance, but not a deal killer for me.

And not everyone is paranoid about having people know where they are. My home address is in the telephone book, in state records freely available on-line, and in the Chinese Ministry of State Security database, thanks to their hacking the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Am I worried? Do I give a rat's knobby kneecaps? Not in the least! As for the forensic aspect, I would recommend that, if you commit a crime while carrying a GPS-enabled camera, including a smartphone, don't take a selfie at the crime scene.
Taking notes
 

BeenThere

EOS R
Sep 4, 2012
1,086
502
With a CFExpress memory card, does the buffer ever fill, or does the camera write so fast that there is no buffer limit?
 

FrenchFry

Wildlife enthusiast!
Jun 14, 2020
67
47
Pre-order done. Adorama was nice enough to toss in a 128 GB CF Express card, case, extra battery, and UV filter to sweeten the deal. Got the kit with the 24-105 to try out the RF glass, plus the EF converter to use the old glass. Can't wait! My 5D Mk III was getting soooo long in the tooth at nearly 8 years of diligent service.
Hi,
Just curious, did you call and ask for these extra items? I am not seeing them on the website as included with purchase.
Is this the benefit of speaking to a human instead of ordering online?