Canon R5

Is the Canon R5 Worth It?

Is the Canon R5 Worth It? with John Gress

When production models of the Canon EOS R5 hit the streets, the internet was littered with videos about the camera overheating. I even contributed to the fury. But in this article, like in the video I posted, I will focus on what the camera can do rather than what it can’t do.

If you primarily press a shutter, you’re going to love this camera; if you’re more inclined to yell “rolling,” this camera may not be for you. But if you do both and lean toward the former, this camera will be a great choice, as there is no other camera with a high megapixel sensor that offers this camera’s limited high-quality video modes.

I work primarily as a commercial studio photographer and video is something that I do 5% to 25% of the time, depending on my client’s needs. So, this camera will work for me! In fact, I plan on replacing both of my 5D Mark IVs with R5s.

If you’re coming from a DSLR like me, the following four features will be revolutionary; if you’re coming from another Canon mirrorless camera, you can expect big improvements over previous models.

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