The Canon EOS R5 launched to much fanfare earlier this year, but quickly became controversial due to its overheating issues. Yet it became the fastest-selling full-frame camera in Japan, outselling competition like the Sony A7R IV and the Nikon Z6.
With the ability to shoot 8K video, is that any surprise? And now with new firmware that allows the R5 to overcome some of its video recording time limits, it has become a formidable hybrid option for many photographers.
You’re not just getting 8K video from the EOS R5, though. You’re getting top-notch performance from its 40MP sensor and Canon’s Digic X processor. That means you get Canon’s next-generation Dual Pixel CMOS II autofocus prowess, with 5,940 user-selectable AF points spread across 1,053 zones and covering 100% of the frame. It matches the AF performance of Canon’s top sports shooter, the EOS 1D X Mark III.
If it’s action you want, it will easily do 20fps bursts with full AF/AE adjustment, with a very generous buffer memory to boot. More importantly, though, there’s finally in-body image stabilisation in a Canon body, giving up to 8 stops of compensation for camera shake.
This feature-packed mirrorless marvel isn’t cheap though. It will set you back AU$6,999 for the body alone when at full price but, this Boxing Day, Amazon Australia is in the mood for giving and has slashed the price of the camera body by over AU$1,000.
In fact, the listed price itself is lower than the actual RRP, then add on the 6% discount being offered and you can score the magnificent mirrorless marvel for AU$5,939.
Canon EOS R5 (body only) |
AU$6,999 AU$5,939 on Amazon (save AU$1,060)
This is the cheapest price we’ve seen the EOS R5 drop to since its launch in July 2020. In fact, this discount wasn’t even matched during Black Friday. So if you’ve been holding out on getting yourself one of the best cameras on the market, this might well be your opportunity to save a decent chunk of change on it.View Deal
For that kind of money, you’re also getting a weather-sealed body that features a large 3.15-inch rear LCD monitor, a remarkable high-resolution OLED EVF and dual memory cards slots (one of which fits a CFexpress Type B device).
Focused on speed and performance, this Canon flagship is worth considering if you’re after new gear for the new year.