Comparing 8K Video on the Canon EOS R5 and Sony a1

The Canon EOS R5 and Sony a1 are the talk of the town right now, with their 8K video capabilities turning a lot of heads. If you are wondering which one is right for your own work, check out this great video review that takes a deep look at the video capabilities of both cameras. 

Coming to you from Tony & Chelsea Northrup, this excellent video review takes a look at the video capabilities of the Sony a1 and Canon EOS R5 and all the details surrounding them. Both the a1 and R5 offer 8K video capabilities, and while some may see it as overkill, there is something to be said for the flexibility that 8K offers, such as the ability to crop in to 4K in post as needed, whether to create movement effects or simply to zoom in. Of course, the downside is the increased storage and processing power needed to handle such footage. Beyond that, I have to say I'm highly impressed by the high ISO capabilities of both cameras. Even just a few years ago, the thought that you could get usable video from ISO 16,000 would have sounded absurd, but both cameras put out impressive footage. 

Check out the video above for the full rundown from the Northrups. 

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49 Comments

Paul Kelley's picture

There's no video.

Alex Cooke's picture

Thank you! Fixed.

T Van's picture

Who here has an 8K monitor?

Chris Rogers's picture

Man I can't even afford a decent 4k monitor :'[

Tammie Lam's picture

Didn't watch the video but on the screenshot they both look like either drunk or on drugs?

Edison Wrzosek's picture

It's the Northrup's, they aren't worth your click or your time.

T Van's picture

Strictly commercial

Edison Wrzosek's picture

OMFG not these two again, seriously Fstoppers, you'd be doing the photography world a favour if you cut these two out of the picture!!!

Pan daBear's picture

I see you still have that issue with the caps lock and exclamation key, unfortunately. Best of luck getting that fixed, Eddie!

Edison Wrzosek's picture

I see you still like mocking anyone who speaks ill of your precious lying Northrups, what a sad thing to do...

Pan daBear's picture

Not anyone, just you. Because I like you! :P

Timothy Roper's picture

I stopped watching or reading anything by these two clowns ever since they trolled Steve McCurry.

Keith Jones's picture

Is this a sponsored post?

Alex Cooke's picture

No

Pan daBear's picture

I really enjoy reading how angry people get every time Fstoppers posts something by the Northrups! Thanks, guys!

Edison Wrzosek's picture

Maybe it’s because they are the epitome of click bait garbage that shouldn’t be given the light of day?

Pan daBear's picture

I'm concerned with your obsession with the Northrups, E-dawg. Have they done something to you? Hurt you? Show me on the doll where they touched you.

Edison Wrzosek's picture

I take it back, you’re not a sophisticated asshole, you’re a straight up asshole.

Pan daBear's picture

You called me a "classy smartass" before, not a "sophisticated asshole." Now I'm confused. Am I still a classy smartass? Your opinion of me is really important to my self worth, so please be specific. Thanks!

Terry Waggoner's picture

It might be that they felt it necessary to try an trash the reputation of another photographer.......

Pan daBear's picture

Oh sorry, I don't care about the Northrups or what they've done. I just love seeing people like Ed get so bent out of shape on a forum like this, and then egging him on!

Edison Wrzosek's picture

Not just an ass, but a douche as well

Pan daBear's picture

You're very fixated on two things here on Fstoppers: the Northrups, and my ass. What about my ass is so important to you?

Edison Wrzosek's picture

It’s a good thing your sitting safe behind that keyboard, acting all smartass and tough, fucking idiot internet keyboard warrior...

Wonder if you’d have the balls to act and say like that to my face, likely not.

Pan daBear's picture

Still fixated on my smart ass, but now you’re interested in my balls as well?! Sorry, Ed, I’m married, and my husband and I don’t swing that way!

Also I’m not behind a keyboard: I’m on my phone.

T Van's picture

No it appears he's just another internet troll. Best to just ignore. They add nothing but acrimony.

Edison Wrzosek's picture

Indeed, this guy is just another pitiful troll

Pan daBear's picture

Calling me names behind the safety of your keyboard, eh? If you’re so tough, why don’t you say it in person to my balls instead?

Pan daBear's picture

I disagree. I add much more: frustration, anger, etc. Plus I keep the morons on this site fixated on fighting me rather than making their usual dumbass statements. You should be thankful.

Keith Davis's picture

I do not know the reason for the animosity. I found the video interesting, informative, and well done.

Butch

Pan daBear's picture

Jealousy, most likely.

Edison Wrzosek's picture

🤮

Pan daBear's picture

Did you throw up because you're so jealous of them? You should call a doctor if you're that sick! Maybe whatever disease is infecting your keyboard has spread to your face. Oh no!

I found a video online that might help you find a cure for your disease:
https://bit.ly/3fAvjjo

Edison Wrzosek's picture

You’re as dochie as a douchebag can get

Pan daBear's picture

What's a dochie?

But if you're referring to me as a douchebag, then thanks! Like a douche, I am very useful in flushing out all the useless, dirty stuff on this site. :)

Edison Wrzosek's picture

Not very efficient then cause you forgot yourself

Pan daBear's picture

With your fixation on my ass, I’m sure you’d love to help me douche myself! Lol this is fun.

Why are you so angry? Every post of yours has this underlying frustration: all this pent up energy needing to be released.

T Van's picture

The video was strictly commercial BS. There was zero content of value. And for what it's worth, this is the first time I've seen, or heard of them. Self aggrandizing, narcissists....

Pan daBear's picture

I don't care about the video or the Northrups, only people's overblown reaction to them. Best to keep one's panties unbunched over trivial stuff like this!

Michael Piziak's picture

I stopped watching the Northrups when I read that Sony gave them an all expense paid trip to Vegas to review their camera. http://taipeigeek.blogspot.com/2018/03/tony-northrup-and-the-problematic...

Edison Wrzosek's picture

If that’s the only reason the you’d have to stop watching almost every “photographer” on YouTube, as many of them get the same treatment, by most of the big brands...

T Van's picture

That doesn't invalidate his response, it only means there are more photographer's on YouTube who you should be wary of trusting.

Edison Wrzosek's picture

Which sadly, these days, is the majority... Sometimes I peruse the search results for photographers or various genre’s of photography on YT, and am astonished and disheartened at the amount of sheer garbage being peddled as fact out there, particularly any video whose headline begins with “These Top 5 Tips”, ugh, those can drive a person to drink!

I have a select few I follow for actually being genuine, have a good body of work, and an apparently grasp of the fundamentals.

Patrick Rosenbalm's picture

After reading the comments I had to check and make sure I wasn't on DPReview! LOL!!! Where's my popcorn???!!!

C Fisher's picture

Can someone ELI5 why everyone hates these guys? I feel like a missed something juicy.

Felix C's picture

Where should we start?
1) They are drunk from a Canon party and state that the Canon R is the best thing since slice bread and then the next day, it becomes the worst camera because it corrupted several video files. (I believe it was from user error)
2) Many of the videos have made up facts that can be easily checked that they are made up. They don't bother to check their videos for accuracy.
3) He told everyone to shoot JPEG only.
4) His hit job on Steve Curry.
And the list goes on and on

Felix C's picture

And then there is the video that says ISO is fake. He starts by comparing different camera brands and how a different ISO is required to get the same exposure. When you use different lenses that might be the issue, f/stop on a camera is a theoretical value that is computed. It is not a measured value. That is why in cinema they use T stops, more accurate and you know exactly that two lenses will have the same exposure at a given T stop.. He is a dumb a$$.

C Fisher's picture

Thank you!

Tdotpics photography's picture

Most people don't even need 8K