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

Started Feb 13, 2020 | Discussions thread
Mike Fewster Veteran Member • Posts: 8,238
Let me help you.

ISO 1 Million wrote:

whumber wrote:

Mike Fewster 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?

Personally, I think the new Oly EM1 mk3 is a far more interesting device. Full of innovative and useful new tech.

Is there anything new in the E-M1iii? Even the new processor appears to just be a higher clockspeed version of the previous processor.

Nope. I have no clue why Fewster thinks the EM1iii is far more interesting when even die hard Olympus and M43 fans are disappointed in it. Same 5 to 6 year old sensor with poor DR and poor high ISO performance, same poor battery life, same low res EVF, same single UHSII slot with the backup being UHS1 only, same body, and probably a lot of other identical and not improved features from the mark ii. Just hop over to the M43 forum and you'll see plenty of disappointment. What the heck is so interesting about it?

The Canon on the other hand is definitely interesting. We don't know the resolution or just how good the AF is for tracking but the inclusion of IBIS, dual card slots, possibly 20 fps with full AE/AF, and finally a proper body with a joystick coupled with the stellar RF lenses makes the R5 very interesting.

Please note and read what I said carefully. The Canon looks nice and is getting into the same competition as the Sony. That's significant I guess but really, it is only playing catch up.

The Oly is breaking interesting new ground. I'm a Sony FF user and that suits some of my particular needs. But I sure find the following more interesting than the Canon specs. Also please note, I am not saying that the Oly would be my first choice of camera, I need FF. It is just that I find the following more interesting than the Canon specs (as far as we know them.)

7 stop IBIS. It was always very good on Oly, now 4 second hand held is claimed. You can hand hold that thing while doing pixel shift. And  80megapixel equivalent is claimed if  you put it on a tripod.

Then there is focus bracketing. Please Sony, please...

It also has the best sensor cleaning available and they say it has been improved on this model.

Anyone else who would like that star sky AF system as well.

The ND filter system is very cool.

Then look at its weather sealing. IPX1 rated. Yes please.

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Mike Fewster
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