Canon R5 bakes in noise reduction in RAW files, like Pentax K1ii...

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Frankinidaho Regular Member • Posts: 114
Canon R5 bakes in noise reduction in RAW files, like Pentax K1ii...
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Remember when DPReview skewered the K1ii for applying noise reduction to the RAW files? It appears Canon also does this on their new R5 model. I wonder if DPReview will be as critical of Canon as they were to Pentax? I doubt it. See the following link from the Canon EOS R forum for the discussion...

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/64211915

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Frankinidaho wrote:

Remember when DPReview skewered the K1ii for applying noise reduction to the RAW files? It appears Canon also does this on their new R5 model. I wonder if DPReview will be as critical of Canon as they were to Pentax? I doubt it. See the following link from the Canon EOS R forum for the discussion...

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/64211915

The question is (how) those files perform and look like in the end.  I think that’s all that really matters.

As some people expressed in that forum, it is weird that they applied that at base ISO, but did you noticed they also said that the files look “a hair better” than the A7R4?  That already says a lot.

I’ve messed around with some of the few RAW files Froknowsphoto provided and I like how the files perform.  I like it a LOT.  The R5 is an awesome camera with bloody fantastic AF.  I don’t shoot video so I don’t care about all that 8K nonsense.

Canon just raised the bar for everyone else 👍

I have never in my life owned a Canon camera and this R5 might be my first one.  Will have to rent the thing to see for myself.

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vietnam74 Regular Member • Posts: 300
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Well, Pentax is leading the innovation and Canon is following Pentax’s footsteps. 😊

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Tom Lusk Senior Member • Posts: 1,902
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vietnam74 wrote:

Well, Pentax is leading the innovation and Canon is following Pentax’s footsteps. 😊

Yes!

And even with all their resources, Canon's implementation of their noise reduction is far weaker than Pentax's.

Nice try, Canon.

tex Veteran Member • Posts: 8,881
A key distinction!
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With the K1mkII, you can "always"(well, not with action, but I'd have another thought on that one...) shoot at lower ISO's to avoid the NR.

Apparently not so with this new Canon.

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Alex Sarbu Forum Pro • Posts: 13,231
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Frankinidaho wrote:

Remember when DPReview skewered the K1ii for applying noise reduction to the RAW files? It appears Canon also does this on their new R5 model. I wonder if DPReview will be as critical of Canon as they were to Pentax? I doubt it.

Remember "Star Eater on steroids"? How they didn't test it at all, but just claimed it must be worse than Sony?

Perhaps we'll see a reference to Pentax, "the king of RAW cooking" or something.

Alex

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Canon just raised the bar for everyone else 👍

Perhaps; but at almost $4k, it's a bar way out of my price range. But then I'm sure that the multitude of well-healed buyers of the R5, having finally achieved their Holy Grail camera, will stop lusting after the next latest-and-greatest release. Yeah, right ;P

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I hope you are right because I just ordered one.

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