Canon Exec Seems To Say 8K Video On The EOS R5 Is There Only For Marketing

Canon Eos R5 Review 8k Video

The old Canon EOS R5 polemics are getting a heads up from a Canon exec. It’s about 8K video and why it was featured on the EOS R5.

In an interview with Japanese camera website Toyokeizai, Mr. Tsuyoshi Tokura, Canon’s imaging division general manager, said something rather interesting about 8K video on the EOS R5 (emphasis mine).

I don’t think video-focused users are driving the reputation of this new product. However, I was particular about the spec of 8K, and I was enthusiastic to put it out first, ahead of other companies. We have been making efforts to improve video performance at the same time as still images. Naturally, this new product has significantly improved still image performance, and I am not strongly conscious of giving it a big mission to attract video users

The second part I put in emphasis is the interesting part. Although something might have been lost in machine translation from Japanese, it seems to say “the only reason we put 8K on the EOS R5 was to be ahead of competition“. It really sounds that way.

He also seem to say that the commercial success of the Canon EOS R5 was mainly due to the name and the hype built around the camera.

“First of all, it has high performance and strong product appeal. The timing of the release was also great. The camera market has bottomed out significantly since spring, and we were able to launch new products when it recovered. In some respects, the return of the market was a tailwind.”

Mr. Tsuyoshi Tokura seems quite optimistic about the mirrorless market:

The EOS R5 is a professional product, and the price is quite high. Not only the body but also the (sales of) interchangeable lenses for full-size mirrorless cameras are growing steadily, and I feel that it shows the solidity of the R serie

Guess this interview will stir up new polemics about the Canon EOS R5.

Canon EOS R5 reviews are listed here, for EOS R6 reviews 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, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

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Canon EOS R5 DxOmarked, Scores 95 (one of the most well-rounded performers)

Eos R5 8k Video

The Canon EOS R5 went through DxOMark’s sensor tests and got a score of 95. More than other Canon’s and less than the usual Sony crowd (including brands that feature Sony sensors).

From DxOMark‘s conclusion (emphasis mine):

[…] the technical specifications – a high-resolution stabilized body, super-fast burst rates, highly capable dual-pixel AF II, and some incredible video capabilities – exceeded all expectations. But it wasn’t without some downsides. Extended 8K DCI and oversampled 4K video capture may have been a bit of stretch in such a highly compact body, but there’s no denying Canon really did push the boundaries of what’s possible.

As for sensor performance, the EOS R5 sensor represents a high water mark for Canon. Maximum dynamic range is competitive with the best in class, and the R5 sensor offers a useful advantage at some crucial ISO settings over its rivals. It also has excellent color and low noise at high ISOs, which all go toward making the Canon EOS R5 one of the most well-rounded performers in this important category. It may have taken a while to get here, but the Canon EOS R5 looks set to be the one to beat.

Some strong statements about the EOS R5 performance in the conclusion. But it’s true: Canon did push the boundaries of what is possible, and this might well be the reason they got such a massive s**tstorm after the launch of the EOS R5.

See below how the Canon EOS R5 scores compared to its peers.

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More Canon EOS R5 reviews are listed here, for EOS R6 reviews 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, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

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Canon EOS R5 Body and Kit With 24-105mm f/4L IS in Stock At Adorama

Canon Eos R5 Overheating

Adorama has the Canon EOS R5 and the R5 kit with the RF 24-70mm f/4L IS in stock.

Canon EOS R5 at a glance:

  • High Image Quality featuring a New 45 Megapixel
  • Full-frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC X Image Processor with an ISO range of 100-51200; Expandable to 102400
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF covering Approx. 100% Area with 1,053 AF Areas
  • Subject tracking of People and Animals using Deep Learning Technology
  • In-body Image Stabilizer can provide up to 8 stops of Shake Correction
  • Dual Card Slots for CFexpress and UHS-II SD Memory Cards
  • 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

Canon EOS R5 vs EOS R6 Review – Which One Is Better For Wildlife Photography

Eos R5 Vs Eos R6 Review

For the wildlife photographers out there here is a Canon EOS R5 vs EOS R6 review discussing which one is better for it.

Brent Hall posted a Canon EOS R5 vs EOS R6 review for wildlife photographers.

In this wildlife photography gear video I go over the Canon R5 and R6, their similarities and differences, as well as talk about my real world experiences with both and which one is right for you.

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

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

Canon EOS R5:

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

Canon EOS R6:

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

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Canon EOS R5 High ISO: Fashion Shot With ISO Up To 40,000

Eos R5 High Iso

How is the Canon EOS R5 high ISO performance? Nothing short of amazing. But a fashion shot with ISO up to 40,000 isn’t anything common.

Canon Explorer of Light Lindsay Adler tests the Canon EOS R5 high ISO on a fashion shot. She says:

How high can you go!? In this video, I compare the high ISO capabilities of the Canon R5 shooting fashion images ranging from 2,000 ISO up to 40,000 ISO! See for yourself what noise you find acceptable!

I found that one of my favorite images from this fashion shoot was captured at 20,000 ISO, and was definitely clean enough for social media use, and would quite likely be totally usable for magazine print publication! I was a bit shocked and pleasantly surprised!

More Canon EOS R5 reviews are listed here, for EOS R6 reviews 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, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

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Canon EOS R6 and EOS R5 Autofocus Explained – Everything You Might Want To Know

Canon EOS R5 Autofocus

The Canon EOS R6 and EOS R5 autofocus are outstanding performers and killer features of these tech-packed mirrorless cameras. But settings and configuration can be overwhelming.

In the 30 minutes video below, Roberto Valenzuela explains the Canon EOS R6 and EOS R5 autofocus menu and settings, and what he thinks are the best AF settings for maximum performance and results.

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

Canon EOS R5 body and kits preorder links:

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

Canon EOS R6 body and kits preorder links:

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

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