Finally, it’ s here - my Canon EOS R5 just arrived

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Yes­ter­day after­noon it final­ly hap­pened - the dhl-guy rang the bell and brought my eager­ly await­ed new Canon EOS R5. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, I don’t have time for pho­to excur­sions at the moment, so I could test the new beau­ty “inhouse” only for a short time.

I had ordered the EF - RF adapter in sim­ple ver­sion with the body, because I want to use my exist­ing EF lens­es at first and will con­tin­ue to use my EOS 5DS R as a sec­ond body.

My first impressions 

The cam­era is, as we are used to from Canon with the sin­gle dig­it bod­ies, excel­lent­ly built and it is very com­fort­able in one’ s hand. All the con­trols you’ re famil­iar with from the pre­vi­ous 5-series bod­ies are present. In addi­tion, instead of the mode dial, there is now a freely assign­a­ble third set­ting ring, so that the aper­ture, shut­ter speed and ISO can now be set with­out the need for annoy­ing switching.

The elec­tron­ic viewfind­er is bright and clear, and even bet­ter than the one in the Sony a7R III I used before. The mon­i­tor has a high­er res­o­lu­tion as well and is now ful­ly artic­u­lat­ed. It can also be oper­at­ed by fin­ger­tip, mak­ing menu set­tings much faster and more con­ve­nient than before. By the way, my Sony a7R III could­n’t do that yet and, as far as I know, the cur­rent 7R IV can’t do that either.

The aut­o­fo­cus feels at least as fast with my exist­ing EF lens­es as with my 5DS R. My Sig­ma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports* also seems to work as usu­al. For the first test shots with the eye aut­o­fo­cus, my daugh­ter and our house cat Tom had to pose and I am very impressed with the per­for­mance, which is again much bet­ter than with my Sony a7R III before.

I have now worked through the very exten­sive menu and opti­mized the set­tings for my pur­pos­es - but there will cer­tain­ly be more to come in the future. I haven’t real­ly dealt with the movie modes yet - I had already dif­fi­cul­ties to switch to the movie mode at all in order to set the movie options.

Now I put the switch­ing to/ from foto to movie mode on the m-Fn key and record­ed a short test video in 4k. For fur­ther exper­i­ments, I am still wait­ing for the arrival of my first CFex­press card.

By the way: my exist­ing LP-E6N bat­ter­ies* also fit into the cam­era and can be charged in it via USB-C with­out any prob­lems. As a charg­er I now use the USB C charg­er Anker Pow­er­Port 5-Port USB C 60W*, it works fine. It also has four addi­tion­al USB out­puts, so that you can charge your mobile phone and tablet at the same time - ide­al for travelling!

Now, I am curi­ous to see how the new cam­era will per­form in the field. I hope to find time next week­end to take some real pictures.

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