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More R5 info

John_SD
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Hopefully this won't get deleted, but Tech Radar interviewed David Parry of Canon (a product marketing specialist) and asked several questions about the R5. Some interesting stuff. I look forward to the camera's release. The last time I posted some info about the R5, in which a Canon source confirmed specs, our crackerjack mods deleted it almost immediately. 

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@John_SD wrote:

Hopefully this won't get deleted, but Tech Radar interviewed David Parry of Canon (a product marketing specialist) and asked several questions about the R5. Some interesting stuff. I look forward to the camera's release. The last time I posted some info about the R5, in which a Canon source confirmed specs, our crackerjack mods deleted it almost immediately. 


Did the beans being spilled include why they're calling it the R5 instead of the R2? Canon's numbering system has always been more than a little confusing, and this strikes me as a missed opportunity to rationalize it a bit.

Bob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA


@RobertTheFat wrote:

@John_SD wrote:

Hopefully this won't get deleted, but Tech Radar interviewed David Parry of Canon (a product marketing specialist) and asked several questions about the R5. Some interesting stuff. I look forward to the camera's release. The last time I posted some info about the R5, in which a Canon source confirmed specs, our crackerjack mods deleted it almost immediately. 


Did the beans being spilled include why they're calling it the R5 instead of the R2? Canon's numbering system has always been more than a little confusing, and this strikes me as a missed opportunity to rationalize it a bit.


Yes, he explained it. 

 

"So is that why this camera is called the EOS R5?

"It's aimed at that level of the market. This isn't a replacement for the 5D Mark IV or anything like that. But this is a mirrorless 5-series, it's aimed at that segment of the market," he said.

"Which makes sense because in film days we had the EOS 5, then with digital DSLRs we had the 5D, and now we've got the R5 now. So it's all the same sort of level." he added.

 

 

This article showed up on my recommended reading list yesterday. 

 

Body looks ok, but I am weary of my need for 45MP and 8K.  But hey, if Canon can squeeze all that in on its new Digic, and it has decent battery life and doesn't overheat it might be a good body.  I'd be fine with 34MP and 4K

 

I am still hoping for a 5D5 as most know.  I have a bad feeling about our trip to Alaska this year but we'll see.

 

 

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@shadowsports wrote:

This article showed up on my recommended reading list yesterday. 

 

Body looks ok, but I am weary of my need for 45MP and 8K.  But hey, if Canon can squeeze all that in on its new Digic, and it has decent battery life and doesn't overheat it might be a good body.  I'd be fine with 34MP and 4K

 

I am still hoping for a 5D5 as most know.  I have a bad feeling about our trip to Alaska this year but we'll see.

 

 


I'm OK with 45 MP, but couldn't care less about 8K, but everything is hybrid now.

 

I am assuming that one or both slots will be CFexpress?

"I am still hoping for a 5D5 as most know."

 

I think "hoping" isn't enough.  The day of the shutter is done. 

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and less lenses then before!


@ebiggs1 wrote:

"I am still hoping for a 5D5 as most know."

 

I think "hoping" isn't enough.  The day of the shutter is done. 


The day of the mirror is (almost) done. I think the shutter still has some time left.

Bob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

"I think the shutter still has some time left."

 

OK my nit-picky friend from Bean Town. I should have qualified it by specifying, a "mechanical shutter" like what is the standard in a camera like the mentioned 5D MK IV.

 

Readout rate is why some current mirrorless cameras still have a "mechanical" shutter. Readout rates will increase as technology progresses, who knows how long it will be before electronic shutters are standard. The shutter is fully electronic  when taking video even now.  Also, I don't think that many, if any, current point-and-shoot cameras have "mechanical" shutter.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and less lenses then before!

Many are appreciative of the mechanical shutter in the Canons because it protects the sensor from dust and fingers.

"Many are appreciative of the mechanical shutter in the Canons..."

 

Hey, man, I am not a mirrorless fan.  I doubt seriously I will ever buy a pro level mirrorless. The 1D Mk III could be my last camera ever. Mirrorless seems to be a solution to a problem we never had.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and less lenses then before!
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