DPReview Published Canon EOS R5 Review (91% Overall Score)

DPReview published their Canon EOS R5 full frame mirrorless camera review and test results: the new Canon EOS R5 achieved an impressive 91% overall score and Gold Award from the experts at DPReview.

Canon EOS R5 Key Features:

  • 45MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC X Image Processor
  • 8K30 Raw and 4K120 10-Bit Internal Video
  • 20 fps high-speed continuous shooting (Electric Shutter)
  • 12 fps high-speed continuous shooting (Mechanical Shutter)
  • Sensor-Shift 5-Axis Image Stabilization can provide up to 8 stops of Shake Correction
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF covering Approx. 100% Area with 1,053 AF Areas
  • Subject tracking of People and Animals using Deep Learning Technology
  • Built-in 0.5″ 5.76 Million Dots OLED EVF with 120fps refresh rate, Vari-angle LCD Touchscreen
  • 2.4/5Ghz Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Technology
  • Dual Card Slots for CFexpress and UHS-II SD Memory Cards

What we like:

  • Outstanding overall image quality
  • Comfortable ergonomics
  • Impressive autofocus performance with little setup necessary
  • Deep video feature set
  • Great overall video quality
  • High-resolution viewfinder and fully articulating rear screen
  • Very fast sensor readout for video and electronic shutter modes
  • Excellent in-body stabilization
  • Fast burst shooting rates
  • Dual card slots: CFExpress, UHS-II SD
  • In-camera USB charging but a dedicated charger is still included
  • Excellent HDRTV-ready video and photo modes

What we don’t:

  • Heat buildup is an issue for users that need the best video quality
  • Electronic shutter and 20fps bursts will lessen your dynamic range somewhat
  • Non-optional noise reduction applied to Raw files
  • Autofocus set-up can be complicated if you need the absolute best results
  • Customization options are a bit limited against competing cameras

From DPReview Conclusion:

The Canon EOS R5 is well-suited for just about any type of photographer, whether you shoot portraits, events, weddings, sports, family gatherings, and more. We’ve felt a bit let down by Canon’s promises of the camera’s outright video capability, but for most users, it’s still a great option for getting good-quality video clips of almost anything you point it at. Power users that need the best video quality all the time won’t be a good fit, but otherwise the EOS R5 is a fantastic option for almost anyone looking for a quality full-frame high-resolution mirrorless camera.

Canon EOS R5 body: $3,899 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Canon EOS R5 with 24-105mm f/4L Lens: $4,999 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Read more: Best Lenses for Canon EOS R5 and Best Memory Cards for Canon EOS R5.

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