When and where did you order your R5 and when did it arrive?

Sep 4, 2020
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It may be interesting to watch the progess as future orders start to get filled.

I was slightly snookered by the Canon store website. I was poking around there on 8/25/20 while still not sure I was ready to by this year. When I saw the "In Stock" status, I bit and entered an order. I immediatly received an email showing that it was on back order. So I called to talk to a human and while I was on hold the website was updated to show back order. Since the price has been the same everywhere I looked (except gougers on ebay), I left my order standing. The agent on the phone said I would receive an email when it was shipped but there would be no other communcation about it. (no eta).
 

VegasCameraGuy

EOS R5
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Jul 9, 2020
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I ordered mine on the day it was released during the rollout from B&H and got it on August 3rd. I ordered the 100-500 on 8/6 from B&H and it never came in. Adorama has them in stock as of a few minutes ago and I canceled my B&H order and bought one from Adorama. With their credit card, you save 5% which almost paid the sales tax.
 

skp

5DIV, 7DII, 60D
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Sep 20, 2014
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Somebody started a tracker spreadsheet in an older thread here, but I don't think it has been kept up to date. From what I can tell though, Canon fulfilled a lot, but certainly not all of their early pre-orders through their direct store. If you didn't order in the first hour from B&H or Amazon you're still waiting. Everything else is very much a mixed bag. Some people have gotten lucky through brick and mortar stores. Most are still waiting.

 

SteveC

R5
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Sep 3, 2019
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Walked into my brick and mortar and ordered it on June 18 (yes, June). Got it the first day. (They called me the day before and said they had it but couldn't give it to me until the next day, which I certainly understood.)

It's quite possible I was the first person in my county to get one, but unfortunately the other guy who ordered early showed up right after I did and already owned LPE6 type batteries so he probably got to take pictures before I did. (I had to charge the one that came with the camera!)
 

JPAZ

If only I knew what I was doing.....
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Sep 8, 2012
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It may be interesting to watch the progess as future orders start to get filled.

I was slightly snookered by the Canon store website. I was poking around there on 8/25/20 while still not sure I was ready to by this year. When I saw the "In Stock" status, I bit and entered an order. .........
Me too, September 21. And since then, it has shown up as "in stock" for literally a few moments, now and then. Mine? Still backordered.