An In-Depth Review of the Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless Camera

The Canon EOS R5 is one heck of a camera that packs a wallop on both the video and stills side of the equation. If you are wondering if it is the right camera for you, check out this great video review that takes an in-depth look at the sort of performance you can expect from it in practice. 

Coming to you from Christopher Frost Photography, this great video review takes a look at the Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera. The EOS R5 comes with an array of impressive features for photographers and videographers alike, including:

  • 45-megapixel resolution
  • 8K raw video at 30 fps and 4K 10-bit video at up to 120 fps
  • 12 fps burst rate when using the mechanical shutter (20 fps if using the electronic shutter)
  • The company's most powerful autofocus system ever (which employs Deep Learning technology for improved tracking performance and offers a total of 1,053 AF points with coverage across the entire frame)
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization that provides up to eight stops of compensation
  • 5.76-million-dot electronic viewfinder with 120 fps refresh rate
  • Vari-angle rear LCD touchscreen
  • ISO range of 100-51,200 (expandable to 50-102,400)
  • 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi and GPS
  • Robust weather-sealing

Altogether, it looks like one heck of a camera; check out the video above for the full rundown from Frost.

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David Love's picture

Any time I see those video specs now I just see that there is no time limit or cool down time mentioned. The real promotion text should say:

HEY, WE FINALLY OFFER WHAT EVERYONE ELSE DOES!!!!
Yup, IBIS is here now.
AF? We got that too!
Huge megapixel count? Done!
And introducing our 8k video game. Try and film what you want before the evil timer runs out. GO!

On a side note, it's been a long time since the 5d mark 4 came out. Maybe a firmware update that offers something beside mjpeg for 4k video? Nevermind, you're not Blackmagic so once you buy the camera, you're stuck for 4 years until they throw out another bad idea. I get it, it's just a stills camera with a tease of video because you like getting dunked on by other companies.

Just me's picture

Actually, he mentioned that he have to turn off the camera for more than an hour to get back working.
But like it's nothing that matters, really.

He also forget to mention the fact that the camera is using 3 time more power, simply comparing battery together.

I love corporate communication.

David Pavlich's picture

And with all of this negative press about the 8K, Canon will still sell a bunch of R5s because it's a terrific stills camera. There's a lot more people that don't give two hoots about the video performance than do.

David Love's picture

The 5d mark 3 and 4 are still great cameras. Offering what other companies do is not innovation so they pretended to innovate by offering something that doesn't exit. They could've just gone with 4k 60 fps and been fine but they threw out the 8k click bait.

David Pavlich's picture

I'm curious; how can you say that 8K doesn't exist when it clearly does? Sure, it overheats or whatever it does, but it exists. Words mean things. I shoot with a 5DIV, but if I had the extra dinars, I'd be selling it and getting an R5. I can count on one had the times I've used the video function on the 5DIII I had and the 5DIV I have now. 8K, 4K, 1080, 720? PHTTTTTTT!

David Love's picture

There and not useable, it might as well not be there. It's there for a spec sheet. Click bait. If you have a mark 4 and don't shoot a lot of video then you are probably used to focusing without eye AF or IBIS. So unless you just want larger files to edit, why spend $3800 and have to start buying RF lens to go with it in the future.

I upgraded to the Mark 4 because of the 4k click bait (with dual pixel AF) which would've been great for my needs if not for the crippled mjpeg codec they slapped in it to be funny. Except for a resolution jump from 22.3 to 30.4mp I was doing fine with the mark 4. Not in a hurry to pay that much to go from 30.4 to 45mp

"we are proud to share an even greater glimpse of the long-awaited EOS R5, a soon-to-be game changer in the full-frame mirrorless camera market."

David Pavlich's picture

Why not if I have the budget for it, which I don't. Newer sensor, better resolving power, better focusing system, faster frame rate, human and animal eye AF. I don't care if it heats up in 30 seconds at 8K, but it's a terrific stills camera, just what I do. Click bait or not, it's a terrific camera.

Because videocentric shooters are getting their underwear in knots doesn't mean that I do. I watch and read reviews and when the video part comes, I skip it. It's a part of cameras that means nothing to me.

David Love's picture

Sure, understandable if you're not paying extra for features promoted that do not work. Knock 1k off for just a still camera and I might buy one myself. But I won't pay extra for features that don't work. Promoting it as a hybrid is what everyone is mad about.

Cool Cat's picture

Between you and me, I know someone on this form who uses Panasonic, never tried Canon and yet complains about Canon. Total logic!

David Pavlich's picture

Not surprising. Lotsa' people pick on whatever is #1 in this sort of forum; cars, boats, telescopes, etc.

Just me's picture

Here is the sum up to save your time.

This is a good photo oriented review with still some input for the one interested on video.
-> 17:10 unlimited 4K low quality is below Sony A7R2 4K
-> 60p and 120p 4K quality is also lower quality quality
But overall a stunning video tool if you are able to turn it off between takes and shoot small clips.

He found a nice way to not talk about battery life, only saying the new battery last longer than the old one...
But the fact that the camera bout 4 time more power hungry is nowhere to be seen.

The same goes with overheating. For him, one hour of camera turned off to record again is just fine.

Cool Cat's picture

Almost half of the 14.8 million cameras sold last year were from Canon, compared to just 20.2% from its nearest rival. In fact, Canon's 45.4% market share is greater than Sony, Nikon and Fuji's combined. With all complaints put aside it looks like they really are HOT (punt intended).