R5 physical characteristics

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R5 physical characteristics

Regarding the size of the R5, this is the best comparison I have seen with the R so far: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/63635419

It's a fraction taller and a little bit wider, to use the technical terms!

Assuming that the rear screen is the same size (anyone want to do an overlay of that?!) then the additional width could make using the rear screen for AF a little bit more difficult. That could be important, particularly if Canon has not updated the joystick such that it can move across the frame quickly (e.g. by holding it in a direction).

Regarding weight, I recall from Roger Cicala's teardown of the R that there was a fair amount of empty space in the R. This seems to indicate that the R5, although not much bigger than the R, may well be noticeable heavier if all that empty space has been filled up with IBIS and other goodies. It will very likely balance better with heavier L glass and might just hit that sweet spot of portability and ergonomic comfort in use.

Generally, what a handsome looking camera.

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