Now we see through a glass, darkly...
- Apr 5, 2016
I was initially curious when I heard about the R5. Surely Canon weren't giving up their old ways of selling overpriced outdated technology, were they ? I will reserve final judgment until the product hits the shelves, but knowing Canon I am going to make a prediction. The 8k gimmick, much like their high megapixel still cameras gimmick, will be about masking their lousy codec. The video quality will not be up to par with their cinemas EOS line which itself is below industry par (Panasonic). You will get a camera that looks good on paper but overall unsatisfying. We will see.
In other words, it will be like a Sony?
Well, all of the Sony fanboys have been yelling, "Why can't Canon make a camera like Sony makes?"