Canon R5 Review with Sal Cincotta

*Note: Still images and video footage were captured using a pre-production model of the EOS R5. Not final.

Canon EOS R5 Review with Sal Cincotta

The Canon EOS R5 will without a doubt be revolutionary for Canon photographers around the world. While many will admit, it’s been a long time coming, Canon has come over the top with features that will benefit any and all photographers, videographers, and content creators alike.

We were one of the first photographers in the world to get our hands on the new Canon R5 and I can tell you we were immediately blown away with the improvements over the first mirrorless body – the Canon EOS R. When the R was first released, the market screamed foul at Canon for seemingly missing the mark and perhaps they did miss the mark, but only the mark of us highly insatiable photographers who expected perfection in the first mirrorless camera.

However, Canon listened to the market and not only delivered all the features we could have hoped for with things like high megapixel stills, dual memory card slots, uncropped 4k video, and FAST write speeds. They delivered on things we didn’t even know we wanted or needed. 8k RAW video, 4k 120fps, 422 codec and more. I mean, it is truly mind-blowing when you consider the leap they made from the EOS R to the new Canon EOS R5.

I am excited to share my experience with you and I hope you enjoy the results.

Sal Cincotta

*Note: Still images and video footage were captured using a pre-production model of the EOS R5. Not final.

Some features of the Canon R5 worth highlighting:

  • 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.
  • 8K RAW, 4K up to 120fps, 10-bit 4:2:2 with Canon Log or HDR PQ, Internal Recording in all Formats, with Auto Focus.
  • 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 120 fps refresh rate, Vari-angle LCD Touchscreen.
  • 2.4/5Ghz Built-in Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth Technology.
  • Enhanced Operating Controls.
  • Optional Wireless File Transmitter and Battery Grip.
  • Impressive Durability

Scene 1: Downtown St. Louis

Equipment

Camera: Canon EOS R5 | Lens: Canon RF70-200mm F2.8 | Light: Profoto A1 | Modifier: Dome Diffuser

Scene 1: a senior fashion shoot in downtown St. Louis with the Canon R5 and Sal Cincotta

*Note: Still images and video footage were captured using a pre-production model of the EOS R5. Not final.

Settings: 1/160 @ f5 ISO 200 | Shot at 172mm

Scene 2: Graffiti Wall

Equipment

Camera: Canon EOS R5 | Lens: Canon RF85mm F1.2 | Light: Natural Light | Modifier: Profoto Silver Reflector

Scene 2: a senior fashion shoot at a graffiti wall in St. Louis with the Canon R5 and Sal Cincotta

*Note: Still images and video footage were captured using a pre-production model of the EOS R5. Not final.

Settings: 1/1600 @ f1.2 ISO 50

Scene 3: The Old Post Office

Equipment

Camera: Canon EOS R5 | Lens: Canon RF15-35mm F2.8 & Canon RF70-200mm F2.8 | Light: Natural Light | Modifier: N/A

Scene 3: Bride & groom at the Old Post Office in St. Louis with the Canon R5 and Sal Cincotta

*Note: Still images and video footage were captured using a pre-production model of the EOS R5. Not final.

Settings: 1/640 @ f2.8 ISO 200 | Shot at 29mm

Scene 3: Close up of the bride & groom at the Old Post Office in St. Louis with the Canon R5 and Sal Cincotta

*Note: Still images and video footage were captured using a pre-production model of the EOS R5. Not final.

Settings: 1/800 @ f2.8 ISO 200 | Shot at 128mm

Scene 4: The Arch

Equipment

Camera: Canon EOS R5 | Lens: Canon RF70-200mm F2.8 | Light: Profoto B10+ | Modifier: Profoto OCF Beauty Dish

Scene 4: Bride & groom in front of the St. Louis Arch with the Canon R5 and Sal Cincotta

*Note: Still images and video footage were captured using a pre-production model of the EOS R5. Not final.

Settings: 1/200 @ f14 ISO 50 | Shot at 89mm

Scene 5: Union Station

Equipment

Camera: Canon EOS R5 | Lens: Canon RF50mm F1.2, Canon RF85mm F1.2 | Light (chair): Natural Light, no modifiers | Light (archway): Westcott Solix | Modifier (archway): 3×4 Rectangular Softbox

Clothing by: Brandin Vaughn | IG: @brandinvaughncollection

Scene 5: Final image from Sal's commercial video & photo shoot at Union Station created with the Canon R5

*Note: Still images and video footage were captured using a pre-production model of the EOS R5. Not final.

Settings: 1/400 @ f1.6 ISO 400 | Shot at 50mm

Scene 5: Final image from Sal's commercial video & photo shoot at Union Station created with the Canon R5

*Note: Still images and video footage were captured using a pre-production model of the EOS R5. Not final.

Settings: 1/200 @ f1.2 ISO 400 | Shot at 85mm

Scene 5: Final image from Sal's commercial video & photo shoot at Union Station created with the Canon R5

*Note: Still images and video footage were captured using a pre-production model of the EOS R5. Not final.

Settings: 1/200 @ f1.2 ISO 400 | Shot at 50mm

Scene 5: Final image from Sal's commercial video & photo shoot at Union Station created with the Canon R5

*Note: Still images and video footage were captured using a pre-production model of the EOS R5. Not final.

Settings: 1/800 @ f1.6 ISO 400 | Shot at 50mm

Scene 5: Final image from Sal's commercial video & photo shoot at Union Station created with the Canon R5

*Note: Still images and video footage were captured using a pre-production model of the EOS R5. Not final.

Settings: 1/160 @ f1.2 ISO 400 | Shot at 50mm

Scene 5: Final image from Sal's commercial video & photo shoot at Union Station created with the Canon R5

*Note: Still images and video footage were captured using a pre-production model of the EOS R5. Not final.

Settings: 1/160 @ f1.2 ISO 400 | Shot at 50mm