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Canon R5 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)

Canon R5 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only)

Includes a bonus Canon EF-EOS R Adapter With Purchase. Offer ends 3rd November 2021.
Special Price $5,598.00 Regular Price $6,585.00
  • 45 Megapixels For The Highest Quality Images
  • Phenomenal 8K Video Resolution For Epic Movies (with Canon Log)
  • 8 Stops In-body Image Stabilization For Blur-free Photos And Videos
  • Super Fast Focusing With 100% AF Coverage
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II For Precise Focus
  • Capture Sports And Wildlife At 20 fps
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II Full Frame Sensor For Stand Out Resolution
  • Dual SD/CF Express Card Slots For Backup And Flexibility
  • Eye, Face and Head Autofocus
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Canon R5 Overview


The Canon R5 is an incredible mirrorless camera suitable for both photographers and cinematographers due to its high level of features. These features include ground-breaking continuous shooting at 20 fps (frames per second), ideal for wildlife and sports photography. Plus, with 8K recording, videos are cinematic with incredible colour accuracy. The high resolution on the Canon EOS R5 is all thanks to the 45MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor DIGIC X Image Processor.

When Canon releases a new camera like the R5, the world takes notice. In-Body Image Stabilizer is clearly a winner when filming or taking photos. Combine this with a world-class memory card configuration of dual slots (1x SD UHS-II and 1x CF express), and you have a clear winner for another wanting to upgrade their existing Canon EOS body or switching from another brand. Control dials are easy to find and operate so if you are upgrading from another Canon model you won't be lost.

Canon built the latest R Series from legacy models, including the Canon EOS 5D series. The result of which saw a cohort of filmmakers switch to Canon. Having stayed with the ecosystem for so many years, the R5 brings a new professionalism to the table. For instance, with the ability to record 4K movies at 120 frames per second, filmmakers can showcase their subjects in extreme slow motion with incredible image quality. In addition to this, the Dual Pixel CMOS AF II capability adds lightning-fast autofocus (though 1053 Autofocus Segments), resulting in the pin-sharp recording of photos and video.

Canon R5 is by far one of the highlights of the imaging world and is a welcome entry for professionals and enthusiasts alike. To give you a taste of the quality you should expect from this leading mirrorless camera below, we will talk about the following:


Where Does The Canon R5 Sit In Canon’s Line Up?


The much-anticipated launch of the EOS R5 delivers Canon’s first full-frame mirrorless camera to wear the iconic 5-series name. The model sits neatly at the top end of the pro mirrorless range.

The similar sized Canon EOS R6 falls just beneath this model. Below that you have the Canon EOS R and EOS RP. If you are new to Canon’s mirrorless range or deciding between the two higher end Canon cameras, we have put together a comprehensive video to showcase the differences. After watching this should give you a good idea of which camera is best for you.



The Best’ Game On’ Canon EOS R5 Features


As the R5 is by far the best in the line-up of Canon R Series mirrorless cameras, there are some stand out features that determine its rein over the R6, EOS R and EOS RP. Don’t take our word for it; take Canon’s tagline of “GAME ON” - a smackdown to all other camera companies.


Blazing Fast Continuous Shooting


The EOS R5 can shoot continuously at up to 20 frames per second with an electronic shutter or 12 frames per second with a mechanical shutter when it comes to speed. The electronic shutter is remarkable for situations where you need to shoot quietly without distracting your subjects, such as a press conference, wedding or film set.


Maximum Shutter Speed


Professional cameras demand a higher shutter speed when using an f/1.2 lens or off-camera flash in bright scenarios. The R5 boasts an incredible range for both mechanical and electronic shutters. Topping out at 1/8000 of a second, you can rely on the shutter speed to keep up with whatever you might be photographing. For instance, if you are capturing portraits outdoors with the aperture of f/1.2, you will maintain correct exposure.

Adding to this, the Electronic Front Curtain Shutter has a range of 1/8000 to 30 seconds, meaning you can high speed sync with most flash systems.


High Megapixel Count


You’ll be impressed with Canon’s 45 Megapixels on the R5 (Especially when shooting at ISO 100). This stand out image resolution is impressive thanks to the full frame sensor. A larger full frame CMOS sensor means each pixel size is significantly larger than cameras with a smaller APS-C sensor - adding to the R5’s image quality clout. It’s worth noting that the megapixel count is the biggest differentiator between the premium Canon EOS R5 and R6. The R6 only offers 20.1MP. 


Incredible ISO Range


For many photographers having a camera that performs in low light photography is non-negotiable. The signal to noise ratio on this flagship mirrorless is unmatched, in our opinion. You can expect clean images, free of noise at the higher ISO. Canon has really developed an excellent CMOS Sensor DIGIC X Processor when combined with an range of ISO 100 - 51200 (for photos).


Dual Memory Cards


Looking around the body, there’s the door hiding the dual card slots. One is a CFexpress card to power some of the more advanced features like 8K RAW recording, and the other is an SD card that’s UHS-II compatible for faster read and write times.


The R5 Sensor Size and Quality


Full Frame CMOS Sensor Size


The new 45MP full-frame Canon CMOS sensor offers exceptional resolution for large prints and the flexibility to crop into your images. Plus, with the ability to shoot in HEIF format (High-Efficiency Image File) or HDR PQ mode, the EOS R5 can deliver a 10-bit compressed image file. The resulting file is much higher quality with better colour reproduction than a traditional 8-bit jpg file.

Due to more efficient compression, HEIF files (in HDR PQ shooting) are roughly the same file size as their equivalent jpg files, but you benefit from better image quality. Of course, if you want to shoot in JPEG or RAW, the EOS R5 can do that too.




Not only is there a new 45MP full frame CMOS sensor, but the R5 also features the new CMOS Sensor DIGIC X Processor, which first appeared in the EOS-1D X Mark III. This processor is the key to unlocking many of the fantastic new features that have never existed before.

In saying this, the EOS R5 is the ultimate hybrid with incredible stills and video performance, fast shooting speeds and advanced autofocus. It offers flexibility to shoot a vast variety of subjects from weddings and commercial, portraits to landscapes, sports and wildlife and a full range of motion productions.


Video Recording Ability


The Canon EOS R5 is the world’s first interchangeable lens digital camera to offer 8K recording (with Canon Log)!

8K video provides up to four times the resolution of 4K footage. The R5 gives a greater range of flexibility to post-processing workflows thanks to the ability to crop the frame and still retain the full 4K resolution. This is excellent if you are into time lapse. With the level of detail and resolution in 8K video, you can extract approximately 33-megapixel still images from within the footage. It again expands the opportunities for creative applications. 

As the R5 effortlessly demonstrates, 8K video offers much more than just higher resolution, especially if you are recording with Canon Log mode. 

Canon’s most advanced autofocus system, Dual Pixel CMOS AF II, is available in all 8K video modes. As a result, you get outstanding resolution quality (thanks to the 45MP full frame sensor) along with the benefits of Canon’s advanced subject recognition and subject tracking. 8K video recording uses the full width of the full frame sensor, ensuring that there is no crop to your footage. Your wide-angle lenses deliver true wide-angle content. 


Keep Your Images Sharp With Stabilisation


In a Canon first, the EOS R5 and EOS R6 feature 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilisation (IBIS).

You can make the most of an image stabilised kit even with RF lenses without their own built-in IBIS. A great example is the incredible RF 28-70 f/2 L series lens that, for the first time, can be used with image stabilisation. 

Combining select Canon lenses equipped with lens-based Image Stabilisation with the R5, you achieve optimal control and reduce camera shake. 

For example, combining that EOS R5 (or the EOS R6) with the RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM delivers the World’s Best Image Stabilizer up to 8 shutter speed steps. For comparison, shooting with a shutter speed of around 2 seconds will deliver results just as share as shooting at around 1/100 or 1/125 second. 


Focus Performance


EOS R5 and EOS R6 both include Canon’s new Dual Pixel CMOS AF II autofocus system on each full frame sensor

Dual Pixel CMOS AF was first introduced in 2013 with the EOS 70D and has progressed massively since then with new features added to the original system (such as including face and eye detection). Canon has adopted the Dual Pixel CMOS AF II naming for the first time with the scale of innovation and advancements built into the EOS R5 and EOS R6 autofocus system vs previous models. So let’s look at some of the new features.

Up to 100% x 100% frame coverage meaning that you can track subjects to every corner of the frame. It is the first camera from Canon to offer complete 100% frame coverage.

In total, there are up to 1053 autofocus zones that the camera can select automatically, or if you want to choose the focus point yourself, there are up to 5940 user-selectable AF point positions that will auto detect the eye, face and head.

When paired with RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM; the EOS R5 can achieve autofocus in just 0.05 seconds, making autofocus with this combination one of the fastest in the world of full-frame cameras. 

Autofocus subject tracking has become a massive feature in recent years. The EOS R5 is one of the most advanced cameras on the market in this respect, offering AF subject tracking of human subjects with face and eye detection. If you are photographing animals such as dogs, cats or birds, you also get face and eye plus whole-body detection – perfect for locking on to subjects that don’t always sit still or face the camera.


Battery Life


The R5 takes a single new LP-E6NH battery but is also compatible with the LP-E6N and LP-E6. The battery is rated to capture 420 shots while using the vari angle LCD and 320 shots when using the EVF. Using the Canon Battery Grip, that battery capacity virtually doubles. For longer shoots on the go or while in a studio, the R5 can be changed via a USB-C cable or directly powered through the AC adapter. 


Pros and Cons


  • 45MP high-resolution image sensor (Full-Frame CMOS Sensor DIGIC X Image Processor)
  • 10-bit 4:2:2 8K video recording
  • No crop on 8K/4K (with Canon Log or HDR PQ)
  • 5-axis image stabilizer
  • 5940 AF points
  • 51,200 maximum ISO
  • Animal and human eye AF subject tracking
  • 20 fps continuous shooting with electronic shutter
  • 12 fps continuous shooting with mechanical shutter
  • 3.2” touch vari angle LCD with 2.100k dots resolution
  • 5.76m dot viewfinder resolution with 0.76x magnification
  • Dual memory card slots (UHS-II / CFexpress)



  • Heavy body at 738g
  • Battery performance caps at 320 shots


Body Size and Physical Specifications


The R5 is a professional level digital mirrorless camera sporting the very best that Canon can cram into a handy body. Despite boasting class-leading features inside and out, the R5 is not the behemoth some expect it to be. Physically, Canon has kept the overall size down to a manageable 138 x 98 x 88mm. The pro Canon EOS 1DX Mark III DSLR Camera is 158 x 167.6 x 82.6mm for comparison.

When you consider all that Canon has packed into the EOS R5 powerhouse, it is no surprise to learn that it weighs 738g. Drop the 480g Canon Battery Grip BG-R10, and you have a 1.2kg camera without a lens. Once you add a premium RF lens such as the 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens, you have a 2kg kit. 

Despite the considerable mass of the fully-loaded R5, it’s still an ergonomically comfortable camera to hold. Keep in mind that the R5 is a pro camera suited to high-end photography and videography. It’s a robust tool of the trade that still feels balanced with the giant 3.1kg RF 600mm f/4L IS USM Lens.  


Durability and Weather Sealing


Regardless of the weather conditions, the R5 endures the worst nature can dish up. The R5 Canon boasts exceptional weather sealing around the mount, battery, memory card door and all ports and terminals. The beefed up sealing ensures you’ll enjoy uninterrupted photography and videography in foul weather. 

The R5 has an operating temperature of 0 to 40°C and operates in 0 to 85% humidity. 

For optimal durability in the hands of an active pro, the EOS R5 Canon features a magnesium alloy chassis. It delivers rigidity and temperature moderation without sacrificing the weight of the camera. 


Available Lenses for the Canon EOS R5


Lens Mount


The R5 features the full-frame RF lens mount also found on the Canon R6, R, and RP bodies. The RF mount is widely recognised for the growing range of RF lenses and the expanded offering from third party manufacturers. Samyang, Laowa, and NiSi develop a bespoke range of unique applications lenses for the mount.


Canon RF Lens Range


Out of all the RF lens range, these lenses are the most popular people buy with the EOS R5. You can utilise EF lens, but you will need an adapter.

If you’re looking for a fast, sharp and all-purpose prime for your R5 Canon, it’s impossible to go past the 50mm F/1.2L USM Lens. The L-Series lens features lightning fast AF performance, edge-to-edge optical sharpness and a maximum aperture that, along with the Image Stabilizer, turns night into day. 

The most popular RF mount zoom lenses are the 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM and RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens. If you can only buy one lens for your R5, either of these will do. The full-frame L-series 24-70 is image stabilised and features a fast maximum aperture of f/2.8. What’s more, the zoom range is ideal for anything from landscape to portrait and food photography. At the same time, one of the advantages of the RF 24-105mm is its ability to combine the body’s stabilisation with the lens, resulting in 8 stops of stabilisation.

Photographers and videographers that work in wide angles will love the 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens. The L-Series image stabilised 15-35mm delivers edge-to-edge sharpness across the entire focal range. With a constant maximum f/2.8 aperture, indoor real estate and architecture work is a breeze. Plus, when dropped on your R5, you’ll capture stunning landscape vistas in glorious detail and resolution. 

A must have lens for your R5 is the L-Series 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens. Wildlife, sports and outdoor photographers cannot go past one of the most popular telephoto lenses. With a weather-sealed body, focus limiter and multiple image stabilizer modes, you’ll track and capture distant subjects with ease. What’s more, when paired with the R5's 45MP full frame sensor, image quality is guaranteed even in the poorest of light. 

These are just a handful of the growing range of Canon RF lenses to pair with the R5. No matter what your shooting style or prefered genre is, there’s an RF lens available. 


R5 Screens: LCD and Viewfinder


This electronic viewfinder is just beautiful; it’s nice and large at 0.5 inches with an OLED screen that is 5.76 megapixels in resolution. Something else hidden here is the purpose-built EVF optics that Canon designs to make using the EVF much more enjoyable. The combination of the high resolution, 120hz refresh rate and 0.76x magnification delivers stunning true-to-life views. 

The large and bright rear vari angle LCD measures 3.2” and pumps out 2.100k dots of image resolution. For live view shooting or menu management, the Capacitive sensing touch screen is highly responsive and accurate. The selfie and vlogging friendly screen sits within a rotating and durable mount. 

Photographers and videographers capturing content for professional work will significantly appreciate the optical quality inherent in the R5 5.76m dot EVF and LCD. 

If you thought that the R5 EVF and vari angle LCD weren’t enough, it also features an Information Panel on the top of the camera. The 128 x 128 dot-matrix display features a reflective memory LCD. It displays critical shooting information and camera settings with alternative views for still and video capture.


Final Thoughts


The R5 Canon camera should be on your radar, in our opinion. Being a flagship body, the EOS R5 breaks some incredible ground being the world’s first interchangeable lens camera body. If you are after a camera that’s unmatched in quality, speed, low light ability, continuous shooting, and video, then look no further. There are loads of accessories avabile for the camera including the popular WFT-R10E Wireless File Transmitter, Canon BG-R10 Battery Grip, Explorer VX-R5 L Bracket (or 3 Legged Things version) and various types of remotes. The R5 is really the swiss army knife for the pro and avid enthusiast and a must have for everyone.


Canon R5 Frequently Asked Questions


How Much Will The EOS R5 Cost?


While the Canon R6 is a cheaper model, the EOS R5 offers unparalleled features, performance and output. Once you’ve made the investment in your EOS R5, the next purchasing decisions are related to the best lenses and accessories. Depending on the genre of photography, the price of an EOS R5 kit can range from relatively cheap for a single prime to higher with a bag full of RF zooms.


Is The Canon R5 Worth It?


The EOS R5 offers the very best in mirrorless camera technology, design and performance from Canon. It is a professional camera body for creatives needing to capture exceptional image quality and the highest resolution video. As with any tool employed by a professional in any industry, the return far outweighs the investment. The R5 Canon model delivers class-leading image quality, video resolution and high performance that’s hard to fault. With the addition of affordable large range of RF lenses for the interchangeable lens digital camera, it make the R5 body an inviting purchase.


Why Is Canon R5 So Expensive?


The cost of the R5 Canon mirrorless needs perspective in terms of its intended user-base and performance. The kinds of photographers and videographers needing a R5 are at the pinnacle of their creative game. 45-megapixel full-frame images and 8K RAW video via the Dual Pixel CMOS AF II is not intended for amateurs. It’s a professional-level camera, offering exceptional features and performance to produce professional imagery without exception. 


Is Canon R5 The Best Camera?


The R5 interchangable lens camera is the best for a professional photographer or videographer that demands image excellence. The R5 offers a vast range of features, high performance and output unmatched by anything else on the market to achieve that excellence. For portrait photographers you will be blown away with the face and head detection compared with older models. It's features like this why many pros stick with the brand for decades. Plus if you have existing EF lenses you can use an adapter on the new R5.

More Information
Brand Canon
Megapixels 45 Megapixels
Lens Mount Canon RF
Sensor Size Full-Frame


Lens Mount Canon RF
Camera Format Full-Frame (1x Crop Factor)
Sensor Resolution Actual: 47.1 Megapixel
Effective: 45 Megapixel (8192 x 5464)
Maximum Resolution 8192 x 5464
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 36 x 24 mm
Image File Format JPEG, Raw
Bit Depth 14-Bit
Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis

Exposure Control

ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100 to 51200 (Extended: 100 to 102400)
Shutter Speed Mechanical Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Seconds
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Seconds
Electronic Shutter
1/8000 to 0.5 Seconds
Metering Method Centre-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Partial, Spot
Exposure Modes Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation -3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range -3 to 20 EV
White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Shade, Tungsten
Continuous Shooting Mechanical Shutter
Up to 12 fps at 45 MP for up to 180 Frames (Raw) / 350 Frames (JPEG)
Electronic Shutter
Up to 20 fps at 45 MP for up to 83 Frames (Raw) / 170 Frames (JPEG)
Interval Recording Yes
Self-Timer 2/10-Second Delay


Recording Modes Raw 12-Bit
DCI 8K (8192 x 4320) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [2600 Mb/s]
H.265 4:2:2 10-Bit
DCI 8K (8192 x 4320) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [680 to 1300 Mb/s]
UHD 8K (7680 x 4320) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p [680 to 1300 Mb/s]
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [170 to 1880 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [170 to 1880 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [28 to 230 Mb/s]
H.264 4:2:0 8-Bit
DCI 8K (8192 x 4320) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [470 to 1300 Mb/s]
UHD 8K (7680 x 4320) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p [470 to 1300 Mb/s]
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [120 to 1880 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [120 to 1880 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [12 to 180 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes 4:2:2 10-Bit
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) up to 59.94p
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 59.94p
Recording Limit Up to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds
Video Encoding NTSC/PAL
Audio Recording Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
External Microphone Input
Audio File Format AAC, Linear PCM


Focus Type Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 1053
Autofocus Sensitivity -6 to +20 EV

Viewfinder and Monitor

Viewfinder Type Electronic (OLED)
Viewfinder Size 0.5"
Viewfinder Resolution 5.76m Dot
Viewfinder Eye Point 23 mm
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.76x
Diopter Adjustment -4 to +2
Size 3.2"
Resolution 2,100,000 Dot
Display Type Free-Angle Tilting Touchscreen LCD


Built-In Flash No
Maximum Sync Speed 1/250 Second
Flash Compensation -3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash System TTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe


Media/Memory Card Slot Slot 1: CFexpress Type B
Connectivity USB Type-C (USB 3.1), HDMI D (Micro), 3.5mm Headphone, 3.5mm Microphone
Wireless Wi-Fi (5 ghz)


Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity 0 to 85%


Battery 1 x LP-E6NH Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.43 x 3.84 x 3.46" / 138 x 97.5 x 88 mm
Weight 1.62 lb / 738 g (Body with Battery and Memory)
What's in the box

1x Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless Camera (Body Only)

1x Canon LP-E6NH Lithium-Ion Battery (7.2V, 2130mAh)

1x Canon LC-E6 Charger for LP-E6 Battery Pack

1x Canon R-F-5 Camera Cover

1x Battery Pack Cover

1x Strap ER-EOSR5

1x Canon IFC-100U Interface Cable (39.4")

1x IFC Cable IFC-100U Protector

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What's in the box

1x Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless Camera (Body Only)

1x Canon LP-E6NH Lithium-Ion Battery (7.2V, 2130mAh)

1x Canon LC-E6 Charger for LP-E6 Battery Pack

1x Canon R-F-5 Camera Cover

1x Battery Pack Cover

1x Strap ER-EOSR5

1x Canon IFC-100U Interface Cable (39.4")

1x IFC Cable IFC-100U Protector


Manufacturer Warranty

This product comes with a

60 month Austalian warranty

from Canon Australia