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Canon EOS R5 Review - The 8K IBIS Flagship Performer Powerhouse!

So this, this is the all-new Canon EOS R5.

So in this post, hang up tight till the end cause I would be fully in-depth reviewing the all-new Canon EOS R5.

It’s the brand new, latest, and the most outstanding mirrorless Canon camera on the market right now.


So, let’s start things up with the body, why not right?

Not going to lie, it’s a pretty small body overall, and if you are used to big chunky DSLR bad boys, you might find this to be significantly smaller.

And the materials it built with are high quality and pleasant and pleasing even to see it in front of my eyes.

Also, it comes with a joystick at the back, a wheel on the top front of the camera, and another wheel on the top of the camera plus one more wheel on the button section, which makes it feel ultra-premium, at least for me;]

And having three wheels on this camera makes things so much easier, especially if you are shooting in challenging environments.

But, the touch bar that you find on the Canon EOS R does not come with this camera, and I think it’s pretty fair because having those three wheels makes work more comfortable, and most of the people who own a Canon EOS R doesn’t use that touch bar that frequently anyways.


Now, the internals is what gets pretty impressive when talking about this beast.

This beast comes with a 45 megapixel CMOS Sensor inside with IBIS for the first time in Canon’s history.

And you might be surprised to see that this camera can shoot up to 4K @ 120fps, which is insane when looking at the current video standards in 2020, which is only 1080p @ 120 fps or 240 fps or 4K @ 60 fps most of the time and the Canon EOS R5 when compared to others is stunning.

But, it doesn’t stop there; it can shoot up to 8K RAW @ 24 fps. And that’s unbelievable for a camera at this price tag this small.

BTW, Props to Canon for doing that! Great job, Canon!

But, unfortunately, it does have a bit of an overheating problem.

So now you might be asking me, so how bad is the overheating in real life?

Well, It’s alright. It’s not that bad.

And one thing to note is that this is not just merely a video-only camera. It is a hybrid camera that is made primarily for phots but can still do extremely good on video.

But being honest with you, no one will use 8K realistically most of the time unless you are a cinematographer because it will probably make you buy a server to store all the data you get out of it after a shoot. 

It will probably also have an evil look your bank account a little bit too, because you may have to carry a lot of storage cards to record all the footage you shoot in one scene.

But as may people shoot in 2020, 4K @ 30 fps or 4K @ 60 fps is seemed to be the most widely used frame rates for video, and 4K @ 120 fps would be the maximum they would be going for.

But even though you can shoot 4K @ 120 fps on this beast, it will still show you some considerable amount of overheating which you could be able to deal with. 

Still, if you are looking to shoot continuously, you might want to step down the frame rate to 4K @ 60 fps, which would do some good to cool down.

One thing to keep in mind is that if you are working with a client and using 4K @ 120 fps or 8K @ 24 fps, you might have held up the shoot a few hours in between cause when you are shooting at that frame rates. This camera heats up, even though you let it some time to cool down, it will still try its best to overheat as quickly as possible, trying to say you to step down the frame rates at least down to 4K @ 60.

But, the image quality of videos that you get out of it is brilliant. I’m speechless!

And if you try it for the first, you will think it’s a cinema camera, like, not going to lie; it’s almost the same as the image quality you can get out of a cinema camera.

OMG! The quality is insane! Its almost like some footage shot on a RED cinema camera.

Now, talking about the quality, the IBIS it features its, it’s pretty damn good, not going to lie.

It features up to 5 stops of IBIS and eight stops if you have a lens with image stabilization.

So, you might want to buy a new RF lens if you are looking to get the full number of IBIS stops out of this beast, but since they are pretty expensive, you could be okay with your old school EF lenses with an RF to EF lens adapter.

So, with the IBIS inside your Canon EOS R5, you can shoot handheld video like a pro cause Canon has perfected its technology. Still, if you have a gimbal, I would always highly recommend one to get those buttery smooth footage everyone loves to look at because clearly, your hand’s going to shake a little bit at some point in the scene to ruin your footage.

And, IBIS plus a gimbal, that’s the perfect excellence to make your footage look like it was shot in Hollywood on a cinema camera. So, a gimbal would be an excellent must-have if you love to upgrade your footage to the next level.

Now, because you have the beautiful IBIS feature inside the camera, you get some wobble when using a wider lens.

Now you might be asking me how bad is the wobble and how wide can you go without any wobble?

So technically speaking, the wider you go, the more wobble you get.

And speaking about the focal lengths, you would be fine without any wobble after around 35mm of focal length in your lens but try not to go more comprehensive than to make sure you are in the safe zone.

And talking about the 4K 120 fps you get in this beast, overheating problems aside for a moment, it is buttery smooth.

Canon is also featuring 1080p @ 120 fps now, which is mind-blowing, of course.

So, 1080p @ 120 fps + 4K @ 120 fps that you get packed into this beast is beautiful and stunning, especially for this price tag.

It’s buttery smooth, and you can combine it with a gimbal to get that long-awaited Hollywood to look with a Canon camera.


So, the 45-megapixel sensor it features inside is crazy because the image quality you get from is noncompetitive, in my opinion. The colors are perfect, as always, props to Canon for their color science. I love it! It’s ultra-realistic. The sharpness – mind-blowing. It just never loses it.

But not only is it sharp, but the autofocus you get on both photos and videos is insane. It never loses focus. You can shoot anything and come back review to the footage, and everything will already be in the direction.

The autofocus perfected to the point which it never fails and is fast is catching up the subject. Great innovation, Canon!

So, the question is, should you buy the new Canon EOS R5?

Well, the truth is, it depends.

So, say you have used many other cameras out there and is a professional overall. If you have some clients working with you already and have some work to get done and most importantly, you can afford it in the first place, the answer is straight forward. Get it. It’s the best in town yet!

But, if you are starting on your carrier or is an amateur overall, it’d be great to save some money for the future by trying one of the other cameras out there in the market to get the hang of this industry.

But, if you love the features packed inside this beast, and is willing to look the spend as an investment for your carrier’s future, then its always the perfect option for you too. It’s, of course, the best in town yet!

And overall, this beast brings you another one step closer to achieving perfection in photography and videography.

So, if you are in the photography or the filmmaking industry and is having the budget - some cash laying around on the table to afford this beast, this for sure is going to be one of your most significant investments of all time.

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