We've all seen the incredible specs on Canon's R5 at this stage. But let's get the low-down from the perspective of a professional videographer who hasn't shot with a Canon camera since the 5D Mark II.
In 2008, Canon unveiled the 5D Mark II to much fanfare. It revolutionized the DSLR industry, and some people still use that body today. However, Canon hasn't really shaken the earth with any releases since then — until now. In this video, wedding filmmaker Matt Johnson, who has been shooting with Sony bodies for over a decade, gives a detailed breakdown on why he might be switching back to Canon. 8K raw is the most obvious talking point, but he also slips in probably the next most talked about difference between Canon and Sony cameras: color. Rather wisely, though, he is biding his time for several reasons.
From my perspective — even as a non-professional video shooter — I can still see why pro videographers will want to invest in this camera. For those who shoot in mostly cooler climates, overheating won't be as much of a problem, and unless you're shooting long sequences, you should be fine. Also, I think a lot of people are going to be able to overlook the issue for the ability to downsample from 8K to 4K alone. The benefits of this are huge. And in a body that costs only $3,899? Insane.
Are you a professional videographer? Are you preordering the body or will you wait for the real-world reviews to come in before making a decision?