Is the R5 a lemon?

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flyinglentris
flyinglentris Senior Member • Posts: 1,344
Re: Is the R5 a lemon?
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Erick 21 wrote:

Hi all

I couldn't resist asking this question after looking at reviews of the R5. Is the camera a 🍋? I'm thinking of advanced amateurs, professionals and multimedia shooters.

Don't be silly.  The R5 is a camera.

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gavin
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Re: Is the R5 a lemon?

No. It is hitting its intended target. Video centric photographer has real concerns. Price is reasonable for what it is similar to 5D series.

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expro Senior Member • Posts: 1,932
Re: Is the R5 a lemon?

And the op is the lemon!

Erick 21
OP Erick 21 Junior Member • Posts: 40
Re: Is the R5 a lemon?

Keep the language polite please. Thanks.

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Pocket Lint Senior Member • Posts: 1,209
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Erick 21 wrote:

Keep the language polite please. Thanks.

Calling someone a lemon is impolite? Yikes, I can see how older generations speak of this so called cancel culture...

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RogerZoul
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Erick 21 wrote:

Hi, thanks for the info. It sounds like the R5 is a peach for stills but limited for video - have you tried the video recording functions?

Yes, I tried it in normal 4K24 and cropped mode 4K24, the two modes I plan to use.  It works fine and the video looks fine for my purposes.  I only plan to make educational videos for youtube.  I have no idea what others need the HQ and 8k video modes for.

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MinAZ
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Re: Is the R5 a lemon?

No, but Pentax has a Key Lime Pie: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1095130-REG/pentax_6719_k_s1_dslr_camera_with.html

Erick 21 wrote:

Hi all

I couldn't resist asking this question after looking at reviews of the R5. Is the camera a 🍋? I'm thinking of advanced amateurs, professionals and multimedia shooters.

For:

1. Overheating issues & time taken to cool down effectively cripple video use, except for very short and infrequent takes

2. Battery life for stills and video use is short - I read 300 shots for a charge in average use?

3. Expensive media cards

4. Price points of the body and lenses are prohibitive

5. Resolution might create diffraction and stability issues?

Against:

1. Video issues might not worry stills shooters

2. Buy more batteries

3. Cards might get cheaper with more takeup.

4. Prices tend to fall for new cameras

5. IBIS!

Interested to read what others think, as it's more fun than more grim news about Covid19...

Erick

tvstaff
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Re: Is the R5 a lemon?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  If you lived in the North Pole.... At -10 below zero you can shoot for 8 minutes before your battery dies.... But the camera won't overheat.

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tvstaff wrote:

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If you lived in the North Pole.... At -10 below zero you can shoot for 8 minutes before your battery dies.... But the camera won't overheat.

I’ve shot in -40 Celsius for over an hour, but I think we get your point lol.

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