Review: Canon EOS R5 by DPReview

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    DPReview has completed its review of the Canon EOS R5. They come away very impressed with the camera, with the caveats that we’ve read about ad nauseam.
    A couple of new things I hadn’t read about the EOS R5 from the DPReview is that dynamic range dips a bit when shooting with the 20fps electronic shutter as the camera goes from 14-bit to 12-bit when using the electronic shutter, which had overlooked until today.
    There is also non-optional noise reduction applied to RAW files. Outside of those two things and how the camera handles heat for 8K and 4KHQ, there really isn’t much negative to say about the camera.
    From DPReview:
    The Canon EOS R5 is well-suited for just about any type of photographer, whether you shoot portraits, events, weddings, sports, family gatherings, and more. We’ve felt a bit let down by Canon’s promises of the...

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    lexptr

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    Another batch of Canon EOS R5’s hit retailers this week
    Meanwhile in Russia the second batch is delayed again. To November this time (not sure the first happened actually). The only thing I managed to get so far - the EF to RF adapter. They are also almost nonexistent in stores. Had no problem to get 5Dmk4 at release and two months later. With no preorder or waiting. Is it 2020, huge demand for R5 or Conon does something different this time?
     
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    Sharlin

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    For what it's worth, here's a list of every camera that DPR has given 90% or more. Before 2020, there were no Canons on the list.

    92% Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Review (Jul 7, 2020)
    91% Canon EOS R5 review (Oct 21, 2020)
    91% Sony a7R IV Review (Oct 15, 2019)
    91% Nikon D500 Review (May 25, 2016)
    90% Canon EOS R6 review (Aug 26, 2020)
    90% Sony a9 II Review (Aug 19, 2020)
    90% Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H review (Feb 4, 2020)
    90% Fujifilm GFX 100 Review (Aug 7, 2019)
    90% Sony a7R III Review (Nov 22, 2017)
    90% Sony a9 Review (Jun 14, 2017)
    90% Sony a7R II Review (Nov 17, 2015)
    90% Nikon D750 Review (Dec 20, 2014)
     
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    Czardoom

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    Meanwhile in Russia the second batch is delayed again. To November this time (not sure the first happened actually). The only thing I managed to get so far - the EF to RF adapter. They are also almost nonexistent in stores. Had no problem to get 5Dmk4 at release and two months later. With no preorder or waiting. Is it 2020, huge demand for R5 or Conon does something different this time?
    Something different this time? Yes, a global pandemic.
     
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    I seem to recall the 5d4 being a viewed as a pretty incremental improvement over 5d3. Better resolution and DPAF, but sameish stills AF, useless 4k video. I am pretty happy with mine as a stills upgrade from 5d2, but certainly no big rush for them as i got a discount pretty quickly after the launch. Heck, 5d3 is still pretty popular. For me, the r5 gives me tilt-flippy + miraculous stills AF + way bigger buffer and some what better frame rate. I can see it being a more popular upgrade.
     
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    Joules

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    I can see it being a more popular upgrade.
    Evidently, it is more popular. The thing is still in super short supply despite being in production for months now.

    But I don't think the 5D IV being viewed as an incremental upgrade by some parts of the internet community means all that much. That's probably just the regular Canon thing. No hype around the specs on the internet, but when you read something from an actual user, it is usually very positive and somehow Canon has maintained a comfy advantage in market share despite offering the bare minimum of what the internet requested for years.

    The R5 being such an aggressive push is simply uncharacteristic for Canon. I haven't read a Sony Troll post here in quite a while. It's almost like they have been obliterated. Looking forward to the R5s / R3 and R1 launch ;)
     
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    Tom W

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    For what it's worth, here's a list of every camera that DPR has given 90% or more. Before 2020, there were no Canons on the list.

    92% Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Review (Jul 7, 2020)
    91% Canon EOS R5 review (Oct 21, 2020)
    91% Sony a7R IV Review (Oct 15, 2019)
    91% Nikon D500 Review (May 25, 2016)
    90% Canon EOS R6 review (Aug 26, 2020)
    90% Sony a9 II Review (Aug 19, 2020)
    90% Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H review (Feb 4, 2020)
    90% Fujifilm GFX 100 Review (Aug 7, 2019)
    90% Sony a7R III Review (Nov 22, 2017)
    90% Sony a9 Review (Jun 14, 2017)
    90% Sony a7R II Review (Nov 17, 2015)
    90% Nikon D750 Review (Dec 20, 2014)
    I always thought that the 5D4 was under-rated. It was/is an excellent DSLR for stills. Perhaps if the movie modes were ignored, it might have gained a higher position on the chart. It was definitely my "go-to" camera before the R5.
     
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    David - Sydney

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    But I don't think the 5D IV being viewed as an incremental upgrade by some parts of the internet community means all that much. That's probably just the regular Canon thing. No hype around the specs on the internet, but when you read something from an actual user, it is usually very positive and somehow Canon has maintained a comfy advantage in market share despite offering the bare minimum of what the internet requested for years.
    I also was under the impression that the 5Div was just an incremental upgrade so was content to stay wit my 5Diii until I got a bargain for a second hand 5Div. Incrementally but very positively better in every way. I was impressed.
    I was even able to sell my 5Div for more than I paid for it... icing on the cake!
    Just sold my EF70-200mm IS II last night for only 23% loss after 7 years of ownership.. very happy camper!
    The difference between 5Div and R5 is night and day though. Eye AF is simply amazing. Shooting a kids birthday party in an indoors trampoline centre at ISO12800 with bad coloured lighting was easy even with a bit of noise.
     
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    Jim Corbett

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    dynamic range dips a bit when shooting with the 20fps electronic shutter as the camera goes from 14-bit to 12-bit when using the electronic shutter
    And it's still better than the a9 which always drops to 12 bit in servo, and always uses lossy compression at 20fps. The rolling shutter is the potential problem here. And also, according to DPR, the "slideshow effect" in the EVF at 12fps m. shutter.
     
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