2 x 5D IV
- Feb 26, 2017
Some features are essential and some features are nice to have.I agree entirely. "Pro" is a vague term, as evidenced by the wide variety of opinions in this thread alone.
For the "physical" specs, I'd much rather hear about the camera in measurable / tangible terms such as metal vs plastic mounts, material the body is made of, weather sealing, etc. That at least has an indisputable meaning.
Personally, I still consider any camera capable of consistently producing high-quality images that can be used for a variety of commercial (i.e. money-making) purposes to be a professional camera. That's just my opinion. If someone needs a specific level of ruggedness or weather-sealing so be it, but I don't think that's the primary measure of a camera's worth in the "professional" world.
If you are on a paid assignment outdoors and continue shooting whatever weather conditions are, then you need a camera that’s is reasonably weather sealed.
According to this highly reputable resource Canon R is not weather sealed enough to qualify.
They took the camera apart:
I've wanted to look inside the new Canon and Nikon mirrorless cameras since the moment they were announced, so I'm probably more excited about this than you guys are. I'm really not sure what to expect. Early on, when we took apart a Sony A7R, we were struck by how clean and straightforward...
“... Speaking of the Sony A7RIII, it’s taken a bit of internet trashing for its lack of weather sealing. Throw no stones from your glass house, oh Canon shooters. The Canon EOS-R is just about the same; well-sealed buttons and dials, not much else. That means, I think, that it will be fine in a misty rain for a while, but don’t get it saturated and don’t set it somewhere wet.
You can make an argument that tightly fitted plastic shells are good weather sealing. Then again, you can argue that weather sealing means waterproof. Lots of people do that on the way to finding out the warranty doesn’t cover water damage....”