Canon R5 - 8 k & 20 fps camera - there we go - or not?

Started Feb 13, 2020 | Discussions thread
RH McCaslan Regular Member • Posts: 125
Could it be the A9II We Wanted?

Zacarias wrote:

joger wrote:

So we finally have it .

A real technology competition.

  • new developed (40 MP ??) sensor - maybe higher DR and less noise?
  • PRO features
    • dual slot memory
    • 20 fps silent shooting
  • higher end video features

I am happy for the Canon fans we'll have finally the first interesting MILC form competition for the Sony A7R IV and A9 II

I know - there will be lots of sentiment and personal view - i view it as good competition and finally a statement to take MILCs seriously.

Personally I won't switch back to Canon - too late and too little. Now the important question: What will be the price?

What do you guys think?

...for Canon to wake up. The R5 specs look very, very good! Didn't we all want to see a higher resolution A9II at 20 FPS Silent? Did Canon beat Sony to it? Sure seems that way on paper anyway.

Hoping Canon was also able to improve their current lackluster DR/ISO with their new sensor built for the R5 too.

The R5 is the first Canon camera ever to catch my eye so far.

I was definitely someone who wanted a higher resolution A9II.   Not so much for the 20fps but for the no-blackout continuous shooting.  Canon isn't--as far as I know--bragging about no-blackout, and we do need to see how well the sensor and AF perform.

But if the DR is close to Sony, and AF is good, that 12fps mechanical is awfully enticing.  The announce 100-500mm f/7.1 zoom is a bit disappointing--I'd rather a shorter zoom range and constant f/5.6 like the Nikon--but hopefully they have a couple of new (affordable) DO primes waiting in the wings.  If so, I may return to Canon.

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