- May 20, 2013
£4199 for the R5 in the UK (£600 more than the release price of the of 5D IV), and as a pro landscape photographer what would I gain for that ? I use a tripod so 8 stops IS is no advantage, I shoot stills so 8k isn't either, I wait for the moment so 1 FPS is enough, the megapixel jump isn't big enough to make a significant difference to the images I produce, smaller, lighter and presumably less robust are all disadvantages in my book. Unless there is a massive jump in DR, the only significant advantage I'm seeing here for my type of work is the ability to view what you have just captured in-camera, and that comes at the expense of an optical viewfinder. To tempt me into mirrorless you are going to have to produce a cheaper camera where I'm not paying for a feature I'm not going to use Canon. Fingers crossed there is a R5L that more suited to the landscapes amongst us.