Canon EOS R5 Review For Video – All You Need To Know (overheating included)

Canon Eos R5 Review 8k Video

Here is a new Canon EOS R5 review, one that focuses entirely on video work. The infamous overheating issue is also discussed.

At a glance:

  • 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

Coming from Gordon Laing, the Canon EOS R5 review below tests the R5 for video. All video modes are tested. All you questions you might want to ask are answered in the video.

Here is the video’s table of contents:

  • 00:00 – Intro
  • 02:25 – Body features and controls for video
  • 04:07 – Movie quality modes in PAL and NTSC
  • 06:11 – Recording times and limits
  • 06:44 – Overheating in video
  • 10:16 – 8k quality and benefits
  • 11:42 – 4k 120 quality and benefits
  • 13:36 – 1080 120 quality and benefits
  • 14:38 – 1080 vs 4k vs 4k HQ vs 8k real life
  • 16:09 – 1080 vs 4k vs 4k HQ vs 8k resolution
  • 18:16 – 1080 vs 4k vs 4k HQ vs 8k noise high ISO
  • 19:31 – Dynamic range and C-log 3
  • 20:51 – Autofocus
  • 22:04 – Stabilization IBIS
  • 22:43 – Vlogging tests
  • 24:46 – Rolling shutter skewing
  • 25:07 – Verdict vs A7S III vs A1 vs S1H

More reviews by Gordon Laing are listed here. Follow Gordon on his site, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook.

More Canon EOS R5 review stuff is listed here, for EOS R6 review stuff see here. The EOS R5 is highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the EOS R5 autofocus system seems to be huge leap forwards. User manual are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6.

Canon EOS R5:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK

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Canon Vintage Review: PowerShot G1, 21 Years Later

Canon Powershot G1

Here is a new Canon vintage review. This time it’s the glorious Canon PowerShot G1 to get reviewed.

Gordon Laing reviews the PowerShot G1. The PowerShot G1 was released 21 years ago and was an important Canon consumer camera. The PowerShot G1 was introduced in 2000:

The PowerShot G1 features a 1/1.8″ CCD sensor with 3.34-million pixels, a newly designed fast and precision 34mm-102mm (35mm equivalent) 3x optical zoom lens, and a wide exposure-sensitivity range including an ISO 50-equivalent setting.

A new RAW mode preserves maximum image quality without degradation and achieves superlative color reproduction. The PowerShot G1’s dedicated digital signal processing integrated circuit (IC), realizes high-speed and complete processing of image detail.

And here is Gordon’s review.

More about the PowerShot G1 can be found at Gordon’s page.

The Canon PowerShot G, backside

The Definitive Canon EOS R5 vs EOS R6 Comparison

Eos R5 Vs Eos R6 Review

Want to learn about the differences between the Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6? Here is the EOS R5 vs EOS R6 comparison you need.

Kevin Raposo compares the Canon EOS R5 vs EOS R6. A very detailed breakdown of more than 20 aspects that differentiate the two cameras. Enjoy.

More Canon EOS R5 vs EOS R6 comparison reviews are listed here.

I have the impression the EOS R6 flies a bit under the radar and doesn’t get the attention it deserves. There are many features that the R6 shares with the EOS R5, a class leading autofocus system for instance, and the R6 has an imaging sensor derived not less than from the flagship EOS-1D X Mark III. For more Canon EOS R6 review stuff see here. User manuals are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6. the EOS R5 overheating hysteria is listed here.

Canon EOS R5:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK

Canon EOS R6:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK

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Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L Review: The Best Prime Lens You Can Get?

Rf 50mm F/1.2L Review

Here is a new Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L review. We know that the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L is an outstanding lens, one in the “boutique lenses” collection to show what the EOS R and the RF mount are capable of.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
  • One UD Element, One Aspherical Element
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 10-Blade Diaphragm

Peter McKinnon reviews the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L, and has no doubts that it is the “best prime lens. period“.

More Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L review stuff is listed here.

Canon RF lenses: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA

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Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM & RF 600mm f/4L IS Lenses Review

RF 400mm F/2.8L

The Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS and the Canon RF 600mm f/4L IS are two professional and expensive optical masterpieces by Canon, Together the two super-telephoto lenses are worth $25,000.

The Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS and the Canon RF 600mm f/4L IS have been announced in April 2021, along with the first development announcement of the EOS R3. Indeed, both lenses seem to have been made for the R3. Gordon Laing had the rare chance to have the Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS and the RF 600mm f/4L IS in his hands and he shares his review and impression in the video below.

Impressive lenses. Thanks Gordon. Canon made some other awesome lenses for the EOS R3.

Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS at a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Super UD and Fluorite Elements
  • Super Spectra and Air Sphere Coatings
  • Customizable Electronic Focusing Ring
  • Two Focus Presets
  • Circular 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Weather-Sealed Design, Fluorine Coating
  • Rotatable Tripod Collar

Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK

Canon RF 600mm f/4L IS at a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • Super UD and Fluorite Elements
  • Super Spectra and Air Sphere Coatings
  • Customizable Electronic Focusing Ring
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Two Focus Presets
  • Circular 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Weather-Sealed Design, Fluorine Coating
  • Rotatable Tripod Collar

Canon RF 600mm f/4L IS:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK

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Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 STM IS Review (good mechanical quality)

Canon RF 24-105mm F/4-7.1 IS STM Review

Here is a review of the inexpensive Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 STM IS lens for the EOS R system. It seems the mechanical quality is the only good thing they found.

Optical Limits tested the Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 STM IS, and their verdict isn’t very positive:

In absolute terms, it’s clearly a sub-standard lens. Its native characteristics range from good to downright terrible. The miserable vignetting and distortions have to be seen to be believed. Conversely, the resolution is actually pretty decent – which is a bit of a pity because you just won’t use this lens without auto-correction.

That’s being said – it is highly unlikely that you invest thousands into a high-megapixel camera and then just a few hundred on a cheap kit zoom lens. The pixel-level sharpness increases towards lower sensor resolutions and the vast majority of users have cameras featuring 20 to 30 megapixels (as of the time of this review). Within this context, the Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 STM IS makes much more sense. The 24mm setting will still not be perfect here but it’s certainly usable.

[…] the mechanical quality of the lens is pretty good for a kit zoom lens. The used materials are of high quality. The (extending-)inner lens tube is a bit wobbly though and this seems to be a theme across Canon consumer-grade Canon lenses.

Read the review at Optical Limits…

Other reviewers have a less negative opinion about this lens. All Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 STM IS reviews are listed here.

The Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM sells at $399: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA

Key features:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Center Macro Focus, 1:2 Magnification
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
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