Should You Upgrade To the Canon EOS R5 From the 5D Mark IV?

Canon fans have waited patiently for the Japanese manufacturer to release a solid mirrorless full frame camera that offers an obvious progression from the 5D Mark IV. As a stills shooter, how does the EOS R5 compare, and what changes will you notice most?

In this detailed video, wedding photographer Shane Long takes both cameras into the field (literally) to see how they perform side by side. The 5D Mark IV was released almost exactly four years ago, and while Canon’s first mirrorless full frame cameras, the EOS R, didn’t meet many professionals’ requirements, the EOS R5 definitely makes the shift from DSLR to mirrorless a much more appealing prospect.

One aspect that Long discusses early in the video is how the mirror of a DSLR can chop off the edges of bokeh balls, not something I’ve seen mentioned much elsewhere. If bokeh balls are your thing, be sure to check out the difference between the two cameras.

The 5D Mark IV was $3,499 when it came to market back in August 2016, and at $3,899, the R5 isn’t too far off in terms of price — assuming you can get ahold of one.

Are you a stills shooter pondering an upgrade? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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