Canon R5 vs R6mII

Started Dec 6, 2022 | Questions thread
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shroob New Member • Posts: 8
Canon R5 vs R6mII

Hello everyone,

I currently use a Nikon D500 with Tamron 150-600 G2 and have done for about 2 years. This was my first camera and I'm looking to upgrade. I have decided on either a Canon R5 or R6II with the RF100-500 lens. I'm also considering getting the 800 f11 or 1.4x TC.

I mainly shoot birds.  Occasionally small mammals.  However, birding is my primary hobby.

I cannot decide between the R5 and the R6II.  I was hoping if I asked here people would help make the decision for me.  Please note, where I am the price difference is minimal.

I am currently leaning towards the R5 simply because of the extra megapixels which will allow me to crop more.  The birds are often quite far away.

For all other features the R6II is meant to be better (autofocus, low light, FPS, battery life, pre-burst shooting).  However, I'm not sure if 24 MP will be enough if I need to crop.

Please could you give me your thoughts and recommendations on which camera to buy.

Thanks in advance.

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