Canon EOS R5 Review 2024 (+ Resources and FAQs)

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In this post, I will share my opinion and Hands-On Review of the Canon EOS R5. I will share my honest opinion on whether it is the Best Premium Mirrorless Camera by Canon?

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Canon EOS R5 Overview

Canon EOS R5 - Product Image - Front

Canon EOS R5 is one of the Best Premium Mirrorless Camera By Canon. 

Let me tell you why.

First, R5 has Excellent Ergonomics and Comfort. The moment you hold this camera, you feel the premium structure. Also, the Compact and Lightweight Body makes it easier to control the Camera for a long time. At the same time, it feels Sturdy and Strong.

Second, Canon EOS R5 Features a 45 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS Sensor. That is a massive upgrade in the same package. You get more Creative with the Depth of Shallowness in your Composition.

As a result, the Low-Light Performance is Excellent.

Also, with its ISO range of 100 to 51200, the Dynamic Range of this EOS R6 is Massive.

The Colors come out Natural, and the C-Log gives you more control over your Photo’s Color Balance.

And, its Processor helps you with Image Stabilization for Some Excellent Stable Shots.

Third, the Canon EOS R5 can use the same Battery as Canon EOS R but more Efficiently. All thanks to the Processor. 

And Finally, its Video Recording abilities. R5 can record up to 8K Videos at 30 FPS and 4K at up to 120 FPS. The quality is ultimate.

Besides all those great features, the Canon EOS R5 also has a Continuous Shooting Speed of 12 FPS.

All the Shots are Sharp. Thanks to its Dual-Pixel Autofocus System can Focus on Fast-Moving Subjects Easily.

Canon EOS R5 is a genuinely Versatile Camera. Cinematographers and Wildlife Photographers can use this easily.

And if you are planning to get a Premium Mirrorless Camera, I highly suggest you buy Canon EOS R5.

Canon EOS R5 Key Features

  • 45MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC X Image Processor
  • 8K30 Raw and 4K120 10-Bit Internal Video
  • Sensor-Shift 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • 12 fps Mech. Shutter, 20 fps E. Shutter
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II with 1053 Points
  • 0.5″ 5.76m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 3.2″ Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Subject Tracking with Deep Learning
  • CFexpress & SD UHS-II Memory Card Slots

Canon EOS R5 Pros and Cons


  • Fast AutoFocus
  • Great Image Stabilization
  • Best Ergonomics
  • Premium Feel
  • Massive Dynamic Range
  • 8K Videos at 30 FPS
  • 4K Videos at 120 FPS
  • Light Weight & Compact Size


  • Average Battery Life
  • Quite Expensive
  • Not For Beginners
  • Heating Issues

Canon EOS R5 Product Images

You can check out the Product Images of Canon EOS R5 Below.

Canon EOS R5 Sample Images

You can check out the Sample Images of Canon EOS R5 Below.

San Francisco Woman Electric BIke By Canon EOS R5
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RF28-70mm F2 L USM
52.0mm · ƒ/22.0 · 1/50s · ISO 100
Sunset Lake Boat By Canon EOS R5
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RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM
61.0mm · ƒ/18.0 · 1/80s · ISO 500
Jet Airplane Fast Air Race By Canon EOS R5
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EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
185.0mm · ƒ/3.2 · 1/250s · ISO 100
Woman Love Wedding By Canon EOS R5
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85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art 016
85.0mm · ƒ/2.0 · 1/1000s · ISO 640
Egret Birld Wildlife Avian By Canon EOS R5
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RF600mm F11 IS STM
600.0mm · ƒ/11.0 · 0s · ISO 500

Canon EOS R5 Photo Quality

This section will talk about the Photo Quality of the Canon EOS R5.


The Canon EOS R5 has a Full-Frame 47 Megapixels Resolution CMOS Sensor. This Resolution Capture high-quality Details and Colors.

The Photo Quality of the Canon EOS R5 is incredible.

First, the Skin Tones are natural to what we see with our Naked Eyes. 

Second, the Colors generally are Impressive, but the Beauty is their Low-Light Performance.

Also, the Dynamic Range is massive compared to what other cameras in this price range offer.

I have taken many Photos with this Camera in Both Daylight and Low Light. Even in Low Light, you get a Great Combination of Shadows and Highlights.

Also, its ability to Capture Fast-Moving Subjects is Excellent. If you are a Wildlife Photographer, R5 is a no-brainer offer.

Overall, The Sensor is Powerful and captures the Best Image Quality.


Canon EOS R5 - Processor

Canon EOS R5 uses a DIGIC X Image Processor. Like the Sensor, the Processor of R5 is also very Powerful. 

The Processor helps the Camera work fast while Autofocus, Stabilization, Burst Mode, etc. We will talk about these features below. 

To Compare, the DIGIC X Processor is about six times faster than the DIGIC 8 Processor.

With the DIGIC X Processor, Canon has Improved Algorithms for Noise Reduction and Autofocus Systems. As a result, the Camera has a new feature to Track Eyes and Face. 

Canon R5 can Easily Detect and Track a Bird’s Eye. If you are a Wildlife or Bird Photographer, you know what you came to choose. 

Ultimately, It also delivers Very Fast Reading and Writing Speed. The Canon EOS R5 is the first Camera in its series to have a CFexpress card slot.


There have been Two Developments in the Canon EOS R5 Autofocus System. 

  • First is the AI-Powered Animal Eye, Head, and Back Detection.
  • And Second, Face, Eye, and Head Detection for Humans.

Canon EOS R5 also gets an updated All-Pixel Dual-Core CMOS AF Technology. Shooting a Bird’s Eye on Bright and Sunny Days becomes easier.

All Thanks to this Improved Technology.

With the Technology, the Time to Focus on a Subject also has been reduced to only 0.05 Seconds.

And the Autofocus can Work in Both Daylight and Low Light with a Wide Brightness Range.

In Continuous Shooting, the Autofocus System is Always spot-on. Every photo from the Burst Mode is Sharp and Clear.

The AF system also works great during Video Recording. It rarely loses the Subject. To sum it up, You get one of the Best, Fast, and most Accurate Autofocus systems in Canon R5.

Image Stabilization

The Canon EOS R5 comes with Sensor-Shift 5-Axis In-Body Image Stabilization System. It combines Optical and In-Body Stabilization to Deliver the Best Stabilization Possible.

For photos, this Camera is even Better.

It gives you more time to Capture at Slow Shutter Speeds without Worrying about Shaking Hands.

Shooting Speed

Because of Canon EOS R5’s Fast and Improved Processor, You get Large Buffer Sizes and Faster Fps.

It also helps the Camera to have a Completely Silent Shutter while in Burst Mode.

The Canon R5 has a Continuous Shooting Speed of up to 12 FPS for up to 183 Frames with the Mechanical Shutter. And with the Electronic Shutter, the Camera has a Shooting Speed of up to 20 FPS for up to 83 Frames.

All the Photos are Very Sharp and Clear. That also makes it a Decent Camera for Sports and Action Photography. 

Plus, you get an Option of the Silent Shutter. 

You get a Very Fast and Impressive Shooting Speed in EOS R5. 


The Exposure Ability of Canon EOS R5 is because of its decent ISO Sensitivity and Metering Ability.

Canon EOS R5 has an ISO Range from 100 to 51200 for Photos. An ISO Range of 100 to 25100 for Videos.

As a result, it can Take Excellent Low-Light Photos and Videos. Canon EOS R5 has decent Noise Reduction Ability.

The Metering Ability of Canon EOS R5 Ranges from -3 to 20V. That also helps you take Low-Light Sunset Photos.

Exposure is also Dependent on the Shutter Speed of a Camera. The Shutter Speed of Canon EOS R5 ranges from 1/8000 to 30 Sec.

Overall, I loved its Ability to Show the Highlights and Shadows Without Losing Color Details.

In the Video also, you get the same metering ability. 

Another part of a camera’s exposure ability is its Exposure Recovery. And let me tell you why it is Incredible.

The Camera can Recover a perfectly pitched black video into a Good Bright Video. There will be some Grains at 4 & 5 to stop underexposure, but the Video will become Usable.

And While shooting an overexposed video, the Exposure Recovery up to 5 Stops will have little to no loss of details.

The EOS R5 handles both Underexposed and Overexposed Video and photos amazingly.

Canon EOS R5 Video Quality

This section will talk about the Video Quality of the Canon EOS R5.

4K Video

You can record DCI and Ultra HD 8K Videos at up to 30 FPS. It can also record DCI and Ultra HD 4K Videos at up to 120 FPS.

So, first, let us look at its 8K Video Format. Is it even usable?

You can record 8K in Raw 12-bit, 10-bit, and 8-bit.

While extensively recording 8K Videos, you might face overheating in the Camera. And it stops you from registering more than 10 minutes of 8K video.

You will need 1 TB storage to store 51 Minutes of Recording. That’s Huge. 

But If you are a Professional Cinematographer, you can use this Camera without a second thought.

Now let’s Talk about this Camera’s 4K Video Recording Ability.

Canon EOS R5 can Record 4K at up to 120 FPS. The Stabilization System helps you shoot Smoother and Clear 4K Slow-Motion Videos. There are Several Color Depths also Available to you.

The 4K Recording is made in 10 and 8-bit only. Also, some users have reported heating issues while extensive video recording at higher FPS. 

Even after extensive usage, the Processor handles the requests very well and provides a better experience. 

Overall, Video Quality is Awesome, and you will surely love the Camera’s performance. 

Full HD Video

Canon EOS R5 can only Record Full HD Video in 1080p at up to 60 FPS. It would have been a Perfect Camera if it provided 120 FPS in both 4K and Full HD.

Apart from that, this Camera records Full HD with all the Clarity and Stabilization. I did not have any Overheating Issues while Recording Videos in 1080p.

There is not much to say more about the Full HD feature of the Canon R5.


I think Canon EOS R5 is an Overkill for Vlogging. I recommend this Camera as an Upgrade option for Vloggers Rather than their First Camera.

Keeping that in mind, let me tell you about the features that support vlogging.

The first is its Ergonomics. Canon R5 has a Weather-Sealed Body made of Magnesium Alloy. It is Lighter and Smaller compared to many other Canon Mirrorless Cameras.

As a result, you can Carry this Camera easily with one hand for a Long Time.

EOS R5 offers you a Fully Articulating Touch Screen. It helps you see your Composition Live as you are Recording.

Also, there is a Dedicated Video Recording Button. So, the Camera will Start Recording as soon as you press it, even if you are in Photo Mode.

And that is what I loved as well.

Because of Such Easy Controls, the Camera is Easy to Control and Handle.

As I have discussed earlier, Canon EOS R5 can record 4K in 120fps and 8K in 30fps.

I tried recording clips in Low Light. And the Autofocus was superb.

Subject Tracking in the Video for this Camera is Excellent. Whether you want to record a 4K or 8K, the Camera can easily Focus on the Subject.

But, there is a problem with its Autofocus Range.

Apart from that, the In-Built Stabilization of Canon EOS R5 also helps keep your Video as Smooth as possible.

Audio Quality

The Canon EOS R5 comes with an In-Built Mic. It can Record Sound in AAC and LPCM formats. What’s the difference?

Well, AAC is more Compressed in Size but comes in a Lossy format. That means the AAC Format Loses its Frequency and Details after Some Time.

And LPCM is a Lossless Format but is Large-Sized. Apart from these Two Formats, the Canon R5 provides three Recording Levels.

  • Auto: Auto adjusts the Levels Automatically.
  • Wind Filter: The Wind Filter Reduces the Wind Sound. But you will also Lose Low-Bass Sound. 
  • Attenuator: The Attenuator Reduces Distortion caused by Loud Noises.

The Canon EOS R5 also provides a Microphone Jack. You can take this Camera in Heavy Winds without any problem.

The audio quality is loud and clear.

I still recommend that you use an External Mic.

Canon EOS R5 Features

This section will talk about the features of the Canon EOS R5.

Weight & Portability

Canon EOS R5 weighs only 738 Grams with its Battery and Memory Card Installed. At that Weight, it Becomes Easy to Carry the camera Single-Handedly.

The R5 is a Compact Camera with dimensions of 5.43 x 3.84 x 3.46 inches. It is an Excellent Daily use and a Travel Camera.

It never felt like I took Some Extra Weight when I took it with me on a Road Trip.

Although I took three Extra Batteries and Charger with Me, the Overall Weight was not to Complain about.

Canon EOS R5 will never hinder your portability.

Build Quality

Canon EOS R5 - Build Quality

The Canon EOS R5 is Built with Magnesium Alloy, Polycarbonate, and Plastic Fiber. Although the Camera is Premium, in some areas, it felt Plasticky. Especially the Port Covers.

Even though the Camera feels plasticky, the overall experience and hold are still worth the price. 

I have brought this Camera with me through various temperatures. And it Performed very well in all situations.

Ergonomics & Comfort

Canon EOS R5 - Ergonomics and Comfort

As I told you earlier, the Canon EOS R5 has some of the best ergonomic and Comfort experiences in the price range.

First, it has a Deep Grip like its Fellow Cameras. And due to its Lightweight, it Becomes easy to handle this Camera Confidently.

Second, Most Controls Shifted Towards the Right of the Camera. And we can say that this Camera is right-handed pretty much.

The third is an addition of a Dedicated Video Record Button. So, while Taking Photos, you can immediately Switch and Record Videos with a click of a button.

Fourth, the Dial Replaced the Previous D-Pad.

And Finally, the Touch Bar has been replaced with the joystick.

Many people were feeling Uncomfortable with the Touch Bar. The Secondary Display in Canon EOS R5 is also Smaller than its Fellow Cameras. 

You will need time to get acquainted with the changes.

Overall, it is Easy to Operate for Beginners for Daily Tasks. But if you want to get more out of this Camera, you should stick with its manual.

Canon EOS R5 - Menu System

The Menu System of Canon EOS R5 is a Bit more Complicated than what we Generally Expect from Canon. And part of that goes to new features available in the Camera.

Even old Canon users had Difficulty Finding Some Menu Items Because they got Relocated.

For example, many people face problems finding the Joystick Settings. And for newcomers, you will have to keep the manual initially.

But, once you get familiar with the Menu System, the Workflow Becomes Faster. And the level of Customization that Canon Provides is Helpful.

The Control Ring is one of the Many Examples.

Overall, I think the Menu System is a Bit Hard to Learn. But, you will love it once you Cross the Learning Curve.


Canon EOS R5 - Viewfinder

The Canon EOS R5 uses an Electronic Viewfinder. And there are some mixed opinions about it on the internet.

But, I think the Real Reason for those Mixed Opinions can be their Past Experience. They expect their Viewfinder to have No Lag.

And those who had already used an EVF think that it is Decent. I can only tell what I feel about it.

There are some weaknesses to Canon EOS R5’s EVF. But, they get Overshadowed by their Strengths.

And first, let me tell you about its Weaknesses.

Sometimes you might Experience Flickering in your EVF. And other times, you might Feel its Lag to be Annoying.

But both are Overshadowed by the Strength of having more information on EVF. You can see exactly what your shot will look like before taking the photo.

Screen & Display

Canon EOS R5 - Articulating Screen

Canon EOS R5 has a Fully Articulating 3.2-inch Touchscreen Display. So, it becomes a lot Easier to Navigate Through the Menu System.

You can also Touch or Swipe to Shift Focus. The Display is Sharp and Clear in Bright Daylight also.

By 2024, these Types of Screens have Become more Common and Expected in High-End Cameras.

The Build Quality of this screen is Awesome. And the R5 also has a Secondary Screen. That helps you to Change Quick Settings Without Looking into the Main Screen.

Apart from Being a Status Display, the Secondary Screen Shows you the Battery Status.

Even after being Black and White, it does its job. 

Overall, Canon EOS R5’s Display is Sharp and Clear. And it is easy to see in Bright Daylight.

Battery Life

The Canon EOS R5 uses an LP-E6NH Rechargeable Battery. And it can only Shoot about 490 Shots without EVF and 320 Shots with EVF.

But, if you Shoot in Burst Mode, you can get about 1000 Shots from this Battery.

So, it depends on How you use the Camera.

But Generally, Mirrorless Cameras Drain a lot of Battery Compared to DSLR Cameras. And there are ways to Save your Battery.

You can save your Battery by Setting the Viewfinder and LCD to Power Off Automatically after some time.

I always keep extra batteries with me, just in case.

Overall, the Battery Life of the Canon EOS R5 is Decent in comparison to what features it offers.


Canon EOS R5 offers you wi-fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

Also, I tried Some Basic Raw Processing inside the Camera and shared it on my phone via wi-fi. I could click and share excellent photos without any delay and worries.

It is disappointing to See no Built-In GPS System for this Price Range.

And the Canon Connect App gives you the ability to remote live view shooting. You Record a Video or Take a Photo Remotely.

Canon EOS R5 Alternatives

This section will talk about the Alternatives to the Canon EOS R5.

Sony a7S III

Sony A7S III - Product Images - Front

Sony A7S III is a mirrorless camera. It has a Full-Frame CMOS Sensor. Starting with the Ergonomics, this Camera is Compact and Lightweight.

You also get a 3.0-Inch Articulating Screen. But, the Highlight of this Camera is its Dynamic Range and Video Ability. 

It comes with an ISO Sensitivity from 80 to 102400. And delivers excellent Low-Light Performance.

And in the Video, The Camera can Record 4K 10-bit at up to 120 FPS. The Video Results are Excellent. And Because of its Dynamic Range, you can Easily Take Daylight a Low-light 4K Videos.

It does have Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization System. The System helps in making Smooth Slow-Motion Videos.

Sony A7S III has an Excellent Dynamic Range and 4K at 120 FPS Shooting Ability.

Nikon Z9

Nikon Z9 - Product Images - Front

The Nikon Z9 is a Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera. It has a Full-Frame Stacked Sensor with 45.7 Megapixels Resolution. 

Stacked sensors Processes Light Faster than the Non-Stacked Sensors. As a result, you can Capture High-Resolution Photos and Videos.

Ergonomically, Nikon Z9’s Magnesium Alloy Body Feels Sturdy in Hands. It has a 4-Axis Tilting Display. That means it can go in any Direction, except Flipping for a Selfie Camera.

Also, it has Three Customizable Function Buttons and a Joystick Near the Camera Grip. But, those are not the Highlights of the Camera.

The Camera’s Highlights are its 4K Ability, Dynamic Range, and Autofocus Sensitivity. For starters, the Nikon Z9 can Record a 4K Video at up to 120 FPS.

And it has an ISO Sensitivity Range from 64 to 25600 for Both Photo and Video. Also, its Autofocus Sensitivity is from -8.5 to 20 EV compared to -3 to 20 EV of Canon EOS R5.

Overall, excellent Camera with 8K/4K abilities and insane low-light performance.

Sony A1

Sony A1 - Product Images - Front

The Sony A1 is a Mirrorless Camera with a Full-Frame CMOS Sensor. The Sensor has a Resolution of 50 Megapixels. 

It is made of Magnesium Alloy, which makes it Lightweight and Compact. 

A1 has an ISO Sensitivity from 100 to 32000 for both photos/videos. The Photos and Videos are Sharp and Clear.

You also get a Tilting Touchscreen LCD. And it has Video Recording Abilities to Record 10-bit 4K Videos at up to 120 FPS and 1080p at up to 240 FPS.

And another thing about the Sony A1 Camera is its Shutter Speed Ranging from 1/32000 to 30 Seconds. In addition, the Electronic Shutter of this Camera in Burst Mode gives you 30 FPS Speed.

Overall, it is an Excellent Versatile Premium Camera by Sony.

Canon EOS R3

Canon EOS R3 - Product Image - Front

The Canon EOS R3 has 23 Megapixels Full-Frame Stacked BSI CMOS Sensor. Despite having Less Resolution than Canon EOS R5, it is Faster in Processing.

Ergonomically, you get the Best Useable Ergonomics and Arrangements of Buttons.

And you also get a Fully Articulating Touch Screen. The Main Highlights of this Camera are its Shutter Speed, ISO Range, and Video Ability.

Canon EOS R3 can record 12-bit 6K Video at up to 30 FPS and 4K 10-bit at up to 120 FPS. It has an ISO Sensitivity Range from 100 to 102400 for both photos/videos.

And that can be increased up to the Range 50 to 204800. But more importantly, the Canon EOS R3 gives you a shutter speed range from 1/6400 to 30 seconds. 

Its Electronic Shutter can give you up to 30 FPS of Speed in burst mode. Those are Impressive Stats when Compared with Canon EOS R5.

Overall, it is a Very Versatile Camera.

Sony a9 II

Sony A9 II - Product Image - Front

Sony A9 II is a Mirrorless Camera with 24.2 Megapixels Full-Frame CMOS Sensor. And it is Made with Magnesium Alloy. It gives you a 3.0-inch Tilting Touch Screen.

But, Sony A9 II has Long Battery Life and Great 4K Video Recording Abilities. First, it has an ISO Range from 100 to 51200 for Photos and Videos.

You can Increase that for Photos up to 50 to 204800. And for videos, you can increase the ISO range up to 100 to 102400.

The Sony A9 II can also Record 4K Videos at up to 30 FPS with this Excellent Dynamic Range. It has got an Impressive Shutter Speed from 1/32000 to the 30-sec Range. And its Burst Mode can Shoot up to 20 FPS.

With Decent 4K Video Ability, Excellent Shutter Speed, and Shooting Speed, the Sony A9 II is a Decent Versatile Camera. 

Sony A9

Sony A9 is a Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera. It has a Full-Frame Stacked CMOS Sensor of 24.2 MP Resolution. 

The A9 features a 3.0-inch Tilting Touch Screen. I really like the Video and Photo quality of the Camera. You get an ISO Range from 100 to 51200.

Apart from that, the Continuous Shooting Speed of the Sony A9 is up to 20 fps. And when coupled with this Speed with its stacked Sensor, you will get fast results.

You can only Record 4K Video at up to 30 FPS. And it can Record Full HD Video at up to 120 FPS. That compares a lot less with other Fellow Alternatives of Canon EOS R5. But, Photography and a Fast Autofocus System are its Forte.

Panasonic Lumix S1H

Panasonic Lumix S1H - Product Image - Front

Panasonic Lumix S1H is a Mirrorless Camera Equipped with Excellent Video Abilities. It has a 3.2-Inch Free-Angle Tilting Screen. That means you can Tilt the Screen at any Angle. 

Apart from that, the Camera Weighs 1166 grams. It is pretty Heavy for a Mirrorless Camera.

The Lumix S1H has an ISO range from 100 to 51200 that can be expanded up to 50 to 204800. 

Regarding Battery Life, You get around 400 shots worth of Battery with this Camera.

Also, you can record 6K Video at up to 30 FPS and 4K Videos at up to 60 FPS. It can also Record a Slow-Motion Video in HD. 

Overall, Panasonic Lumix S1H is a Decent Camera from Panasonic.

Panasonic Lumix S1R

Panasonic Lumix S1R - Product Image - Front

The Panasonic Lumix S1R is a Mirrorless Camera. It is one of the heavy Cameras despite being a Mirrorless Camera.

Lumix S1R Features a Three-Axis Tilting Screen. Apart from that, you will get an ISO Range from 100 to 25600 for Photos and Videos.

And you can increase that Range to 50 to 51200 for Photos. You can Record an 8-bit 4K Video at up to 60 FPS.

Canon EOS R5 Specs

This section will talk about the Specifications of the Canon EOS R5.

Imaging Specs

Lens MountCanon RF
Sensor ResolutionActual: 47.1 Megapixel
Effective: 45 Megapixel (8192 x 5464)
Sensor Type36 x 24 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image StabilizationSensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Built-In ND FilterNone
Capture TypeStills & Video

Exposure Specs

Shutter TypeElectronic Shutter, Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter SpeedMechanical Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Seconds
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Seconds
Electronic Shutter
1/8000 to 0.5 Seconds
ISO SensitivityPhoto
100 to 51,200 in Manual Mode (Extended: 50 to 102,400)
100 to 51,200 in Auto Mode
100 to 25,600 (Extended: 51,200)
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Partial, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range-3 to 20 EV
White Balance2000 to 10,000K
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Shade, Tungsten
Continuous ShootingMechanical Shutter
Up to 12 fps at 45 MP for up to 180 Frames (Raw) / 350 Frames (JPEG)
Electronic Shutter
Up to 20 fps at 45 MP for up to 83 Frames (Raw) / 170 Frames (JPEG)
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay

Still Image Specs

Image Sizes3:2 JPEG / Raw
8192 x 5464
5808 x 3872
4176 x 2784
2976 x 1984
2400 x 1600
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Bit Depth14-Bit

Video Recording Specs

Raw RecordingRaw 12-Bit
8192 x 4320 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps [2600 Mb/s]
Recording ModesH.265 4:2:2 10-Bit
DCI 8K (8192 x 4320) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [680 to 1300 Mb/s]
UHD 8K (7680 x 4320) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p [680 to 1300 Mb/s]
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [170 to 1880 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [170 to 1880 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [28 to 230 Mb/s]
H.264 4:2:0 8-Bit
DCI 8K (8192 x 4320) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [470 to 1300 Mb/s]
UHD 8K (7680 x 4320) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p [470 to 1300 Mb/s]
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [120 to 1880 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [120 to 1880 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [12 to 180 Mb/s]
Sensor Crop ModesSuper35 / APS-C
Gamma CurveCanon Log, Canon Log 3
Recording LimitUp to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds
Video SystemNTSC/PAL
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio RecordingAAC Audio
LPCM Audio

Interface Specs

Media/Memory Card SlotSlot 1: CFexpress Type B
Video I/O1 x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/O1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input on Camera Body
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output on Camera Body
Other I/O1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 2) Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
1 x Canon N3 Control Input
Power I/O1 x USB Type-C (5 VDC at 1.5 A) Input
Wireless5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Bluetooth Control
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None

Monitor Specs

Resolution2,100,000 Dot
Display TypeFree-Angle Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Secondary DisplayTop: Status Display

Viewfinder Specs

TypeBuilt-In Electronic (OLED)
Resolution5,760,000 Dot
Eye Point23 mm
MagnificationApprox. 0.76x
Diopter Adjustment-4 to +2

Focus Specs

Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeContinuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 1053
Autofocus Sensitivity-6 to +20 EV

Flash Specs

Built-In FlashNo
Maximum Sync Speed1/250 Second
Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemeTTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe

Environmental Specs

Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity0 to 85%

General Specs

Battery Type1 x LP-E6NH Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 1/4″-20 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mount1 x Hot Shoe Mount
Material of ConstructionMagnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.43 x 3.84 x 3.46″ / 138 x 97.5 x 88 mm
Weight1.62 lb / 738 g (Body with Battery and Memory Card)

Canon EOS R5 FAQs

Is the Canon EOS R5 a Professional Camera?

Yes, Canon R5 is a Professional Mirrorless Camera that is known for its extraordinary Photo and Video Recording capabilities.

What is the Canon R5 Good For?

Canon R5 is a Versatile Mirrorless Camera that is known for recording 8K Videos at up to 30 FPS and 4K Videos at up to 120 FPS.

Does the R5 Overheat in 4K?

Yes, As of 2024, Some users still claim to face the Overheating Issues while shooting in 4K Video at Higher FPS.

Does Canon R5 Shoot 8K?

Yes, Canon EOS R5 can shoot DCI and UHD 8K Videos at up to 30 FPS.

Can the R5 shoot 4K RAW?

The Canon EOS R5 can shoot full-frame 8K 30p 12-bit RAW Video.

How many megapixels does the Canon R5 have?

Canon R5 has a 45 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS Sensor that captures higher resolution photos and videos.

Is Canon R5 a Flagship Camera?

Yes, Canon EOS R5 is the Flagship Camera of Canon in 2020.

Does Canon R5 have In-Built Flash?

No, But You get an eTTL Flash System.

How Many FPS Does the Canon R5 Shoot?

With Mechanical Shutter, R5 can shoot up to 12 FPS. And, With Electronic Shutter, R5 can shoot up to 20 FPS.

Does Canon R5 have GPS?

No, Unfortunately, Canon R5 does not come with an In-Built GPS System.

How long does Canon R5 Battery Last?

On Average, the Canon R5’s Battery can shoot up to 350 Shots per Charge.

Canon EOS R5 Conclusion

To Conclude, the Canon EOS R5 has hit the Sweet Spot. Even after being a Premium Expensive Camera, it is a Complete Value For Money Product. 

Canon EOS R5 is a powerful Camera that features a 45MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor and DIGIC X Image Processor. 

You can record one of the Best Video Quality of 8K at 30 FPS and 4K at 120 FPS.

The Autofocus System is Fast and Accurate. You also get Excellent Noise Reduction and Exposure Recovery with this Camera.

You might face heating issues while extensive 8K and 4K Recording.  

R5 is a Lightweight and Easy-To-Carry Camera. And Vloggers can take Full Advantage of its Fully Articulating Screen.

Check Out Our Camera Buying Guide and Photography Gear Buying Guide for Better Understanding.

Review Overview
Landscape Photography
Picture Quality
Image Stabilization
Auto Focus
Battery Life

Canon EOS R5 is Premium Mirrorless Camera By Canon. It is known for it’s extraordinary Photo and Video Recording Abilities. 

You get 45MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor along with DIGIC X Image Processor. The Sensor and Processor Combination helps the camera deliver the best image quality. 

R5 can record 8K Videos at up to 30 FPS and 4K Videos at up to 120 FPS. The quality is very impressive. Also, the AutoFocus and Stabilization System works fast and accurately. 

Overall, Canon EOS R5 is a very Premium Compact Mirrorless Camera By Canon.


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