Canon EOS R5 Gets 91% Overall Score and Gold Award at DPReview

DPReview has completed their Canon EOS R5 review and test results: The Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera achieves an amazing 91% overall score and Gold Award from the experts at DPReview.

Setting a new standard for versatility, the Canon EOS R5 is an ideal mirrorless camera for the professional image-maker who needs resolution, speed, and video capabilities, and it is absolutely a game changer in the full-frame mirrorless camera market.

Canon EOS R5 Key Specifications:

  • 45MP full-frame Dual Pixel CMOS sensor
  • 8K video, with option for Raw or 10-bit 4:2:2 C-log or HDR PQ
  • Up to 4K/120p, or oversampled 4K up to 30p
  • 100% coverage Dual Pixel II AF system with human and animal detection trained by machine learning
  • 12 fps / 20 fps bursts (mech. / elec. shutter)
  • 5.76M-dot OLED EVF with 120fps max refresh rate
  • 3.2″ 2.1M-dot fully articulating touchscreen
  • 10-bit HDR photos in HEIF format
  • 1x CFexpress slot, 1x UHS-II SD slot
  • Claimed weather-sealing to EOS 5D Mark IV levels
  • 2.4/5Ghz Wi-FI with Bluetooth and FTP connectivity
  • CIPA rated to around 320 shots (using EVF)

What we like

  • Outstanding overall image quality
  • Comfortable ergonomics
  • Impressive autofocus performance with little setup necessary
  • Deep video feature set
  • Great overall video quality
  • High-resolution viewfinder and fully articulating rear screen
  • Very fast sensor readout for video and electronic shutter modes
  • Excellent in-body stabilization
  • Fast burst shooting rates
  • Dual card slots: CFExpress, UHS-II SD
  • In-camera USB charging but a dedicated charger is still included
  • Excellent HDRTV-ready video and photo modes

What we don’t

  • Heat buildup is an issue for users that need the best video quality
  • Electronic shutter and 20fps bursts will lessen your dynamic range somewhat
  • Non-optional noise reduction applied to Raw files
  • Autofocus set-up can be complicated if you need the absolute best results
  • Customization options are a bit limited against competing cameras


Conclusion from DPReview:

The Canon EOS R5 is well-suited for just about any type of photographer, whether you shoot portraits, events, weddings, sports, family gatherings, and more. We’ve felt a bit let down by Canon’s promises of the camera’s outright video capability, but for most users, it’s still a great option for getting good-quality video clips of almost anything you point it at. Power users that need the best video quality all the time won’t be a good fit, but otherwise the EOS R5 is a fantastic option for almost anyone looking for a quality full-frame high-resolution mirrorless camera.

Good for
Landscape, event, portrait, and wedding photographers, as well as sports photographers that can benefit from the camera’s fast burst rate in its electronic shutter mode.

Not so good for
Dedicated video users wanting the best video quality will be hampered by overheating; hybrid photo/video shooters that split their time but still need top-quality video.

The Canon EOS R5 is now selling like hot cakes. So, if you are interested or want to get as far to the front of the list as you can, you should probably go ahead and pre-order now.

Canon EOS R5 body: $3,899 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Canon EOS R5 with 24-105mm f/4L Lens: $4,999 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Read more: Best Lenses for Canon EOS R5 and Best Memory Cards for Canon EOS R5.

Canon EOS R5 on Facebook: Canon EOS R5 Group

You can read the full review at DPReview.