Just got my r5, LOVE IT. Bought it for general purpose, may end up being my wildlife camera as well.

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Tazz93
Tazz93 Senior Member • Posts: 2,620
Re: Just got my r5, LOVE I

Steve W wrote:

Colin Smith1 wrote:

I am a wildlife and landscape guy. I just sold off my Sony's for R5's. They pretty much do everything the Sony's did, but just a little better1 Enjoy!

So what do you think is better and what Sony are you comparing it to. I shot Canon for 25 years with until my recent EOS R and EOS R5 the last Canon was 5D Mark IV. Have been shooting Sony as well for the last six years so now that I am comparing my new EOS R5 to Sony I am wondering what is really better. Only had the R5 for a week. So I am trying to figure out the real differences and interested in what others think.

When compared to the A9, I think the improvements are noticeable for wildlife shooters. First and foremost is obviously the resolution. The eye AF is significantly better (but not perfect). I do think the A9 was a little more consistent in overall AF performance, but that's a thin margin... but noticeable. The ergos are mixed, IMO. Somethings are better on the A9, but most are better on the R5. The mechanical shutter on the A9 is anemic compared to the R5 (this is not an issue on the A9 II).

I could go on an on, but more than anything, the improvements have to be taken in context. Your specific use case plays a massive part in your perception. Someone who shoots portraits will completely look past the strengths of this camera and feel like its not a big deal. Even though they know the specs are better. But more than anything, the ability to combine two cameras in to one, is extremely liberating. Even though I wasn't shooting Sonys, the need to decide between speed and resolution was debilitating (if owning and choosing between two similar cameras can be considered an issue). I always found I wanted the other at some point during the outing. The R5 removes that issue, or equally, removes the need to buy a second specialist body. It is truly a Jack of all trades, and very oddly... it IS a master of some of those as well.

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