Preorder: Canon EOS R5, Canon EOS R6 and new lenses

bitm2007

EOS RP
May 20, 2013
367
7
£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.
 

PixelTrawler

EOS M50
Nov 16, 2016
39
1
Local store in Dublin has it up for €4849 which is insane. Actually the other main store here has it up for the same price. 5d Mark IV launched at €4300
 

addola

Sold my soul for a flippy screen
Nov 16, 2015
129
112
Since they are up for pre-order, is the full specification sheet available anywhere? I can't find it!
 

David_E

Macrophotography
CR Pro
Sep 12, 2019
175
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£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.
Sorry, but we’re past talking about price and are now in the when will it be here phase.

And don’t look for Canon or anyone else to build a model for every niche.
 
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PixelTrawler

EOS M50
Nov 16, 2016
39
1
£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.
This is my take also. Love my 5d Mark IV, and I’d love to go mirrorless with higher resolution. But I’ll never use the video features, which is a huge part of the cost. Exciting camera all the same...
 

Billybob

800mm f/11 because a cellphone isn't long enough!
May 22, 2016
121
234
£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.
If I were you, I'd be happy. DSLRs work for you. No temptation at all to blow the budget by buying these new toys. You can wait until your current cameras wears out--or Canon produces its 75MP body--before transitioning to mirrorless.

Be happy!
 

BakaBokeh

EOS 90D
CR Pro
May 16, 2020
150
292
It's 2/3 AM in the morning here.

Just placed my pre-order on Amazon.

Now heading back to bed. o_O
 

pmjm

R5, 1DX Mk II, 5D Mk IV, four 90D's
Sep 8, 2016
72
42
Instant R5 pre-order for me. I still have some unanswered questions though... This WILL work with the EF-RF mount converter, right? I'm sitting on $25K of EF glass and not being able to use that would be a dealbreaker. Can I use my LP-E6 batteries and AC-faux-battery-plug in this thing? What kind of bitrates are the various codecs in 8K and 4K? Can it film 8K to a UHS-II SD card or must you use CFexpress?

Preordered on blind faith right now (yes I'm foolish but Canon has never let me down TOO badly, hehe), hopefully reviewers will post details like this before my preorder ships so I can catch any dealbreaking issues before it's too late.
 

BakaBokeh

EOS 90D
CR Pro
May 16, 2020
150
292
Instant R5 pre-order for me. I still have some unanswered questions though... This WILL work with the EF-RF mount converter, right? I'm sitting on $25K of EF glass and not being able to use that would be a dealbreaker. Can I use my LP-E6 batteries and AC-faux-battery-plug in this thing? What kind of bitrates are the various codecs in 8K and 4K? Can it film 8K to a UHS-II SD card or must you use CFexpress?

Preordered on blind faith right now (yes I'm foolish but Canon has never let me down TOO badly, hehe), hopefully reviewers will post details like this before my preorder ships so I can catch any dealbreaking issues before it's too late.
Most of the answers are available.
Adapter will work.
Old batteries will work.
Up to 10 bit 4:2:2 for video
I suspect the 8K will need to go on CFExpress
 

StevenA

EOS M6 Mark II
CR Pro
Jul 8, 2020
84
172
Pre-ordered the R5 kit. Will likely pick up the RF 100-500 also. Does anyone know the release date on that lens? I can't find it anywhere.
 

pmjm

R5, 1DX Mk II, 5D Mk IV, four 90D's
Sep 8, 2016
72
42
Most of the answers are available.
Adapter will work.
Old batteries will work.
Up to 10 bit 4:2:2 for video
I suspect the 8K will need to go on CFExpress
Thanks for all that! Regarding the codecs... What I'm really looking for is bitrate information for RAW, All-I and APB. Hopefully it's not still using MJPEG like the 1DX2 and 5D4. The 90D does 4K in 120 Mbps which was a bit low for my tastes. H.264? H.265 (hopefully this is an option because it's amazing using it on the newer Fujifilms)?
 

WriteLight

Landscape and Architecture, R5
CR Pro
Mar 15, 2020
48
61
Des Moines, IA
So, what is that major new feature of the R5 that was rumored a few dsys ago? Guess was it could be high-res mode with sensor shift. But that is not the case.
Was just a rumor it seems.
Anyway, an amazing camera!
I'm guessing it was the 8 stops of IS...4 second hand-held stills. I think that rumor had been out there but it was incredible to see.
 
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miketcool

EOS 90D
Jun 29, 2017
140
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The new LP-E6NH Lithium-Ion batteries allow for in camera charging via USB. Canon mentioned an adapter and battery grip are needed for the R6 but not the R5 in the comments.
 

BakaBokeh

EOS 90D
CR Pro
May 16, 2020
150
292
Thanks for all that! Regarding the codecs... What I'm really looking for is bitrate information for RAW, All-I and APB. Hopefully it's not still using MJPEG like the 1DX2 and 5D4. The 90D does 4K in 120 Mbps which was a bit low for my tastes. H.264? H.265 (hopefully this is an option because it's amazing using it on the newer Fujifilms)?
It's H.265 and RAW
 

WriteLight

Landscape and Architecture, R5
CR Pro
Mar 15, 2020
48
61
Des Moines, IA
Got my first-ever pre-order in as well, for the R5. 7:04am CST right as it was added to B&H. So excited & really glad that they managed such a quick turnaround on release with all the pandemic-related issues other companies have been having.