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Canon R5 C

 
Canon EOS R5 C front
 
  • 45MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.20" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Raise to 102400)
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 8192 x 4320 video
  • Canon RF Mount
  • 770g - 142 x 101 x 111mm
  • Introduced January 2022
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  • Alternatives
  • Lenses
  • Size Comparison
Portability
57
Imaging
84
Features
89
Overall
86

Canon R5 C summary

Canon R5 C is Canon's Pro Mirrorless camera originally announced on January of 2022. The camera includes a 45MP, CMOS Full frame sized sensor and has a full resolution of 8192 x 5464.

The R5 C is scored #5 out of 60 in Pro Mirrorless cameras & over all #5 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our list. Please try our Smart camera finder to get camera rankings based on your customized factors.

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The following is a graph of various factors used in the rating system.

Canon R5 C family

The Canon R5 C has a history of related digital cameras. Underneath, you can find all earlier and most recent models along with main features.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Canon-EOS-R5-C front thumbnailCanon R5 C45MPFull frame12.0 fps2022
Canon-EOS-R3 front thumbnailCanon R3
R5 C vs R3
24MPFull frame12.0 fps2021
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Canon-EOS-R5 front thumbnailCanon R5
R5 C vs R5
45MPFull frame12.0 fps2020
Canon-EOS-R6 front thumbnailCanon R6
R5 C vs R6
20MPFull frame12.0 fps2020
Canon-EOS-RP front thumbnailCanon RP
R5 C vs RP
26MPFull frame5.0 fps2019
Canon-EOS-R front thumbnailCanon R
R5 C vs R
30MPFull frame8.0 fps2018
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Canon R5 C Pros and Cons

Below is a shortlist of advantages and drawbacks of the Canon R5 C based on aspects which are usually regarded as crucial in a camera.

2 card slots
connects via bluetooth
delivers RAW files
environment proof
good sized screen (3.20")
great ISO range (51,200)
great minimum ISO (100)
has external mic support
has HDMI out
has headphone support
has phase detect autofocus
has touchscreen
has touch to focus
high resolution screen (2,100 thousand dots)
high res video (8192 x 4320 resolution)
includes Top display
interchangeable lenses (Canon RF mount)
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000 seconds)
quiet shutter (1/8,000 seconds)
resolution is excellent (45MP)
screen articulates
screen is selfie friendly
sensor size is large (Full frame)
supports face detection autofocus
supports tracking autofocus
you can focus manually
does not have image stabilization
not so great battery life (320 CIPA)
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Canon R5 C Sensor details

The size of the sensor on the Canon R5 C is 36mm x 24mm (Full frame). The 864 mm² sensor can capture 8192 x 5464 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS sensor has 45MP and features a native ISO range of 100 to 51200. This ISO can be widened digitally to 50 to 102400. RAW format is supported so you have wider margin for error.

The graphic underneath shows the R5 C's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The R5 C sensor has a crop factor of 1 and is displayed in green.

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To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Canon R5 C dimensions

Canon R5 C weighs about 1.70 lbs (770 gr / 27.16 oz) & has exterior proportions of 142mm x 101mm x 111mm (5.6" x 4.0" x 4.4"). The weight of average Pro Mirrorless camera is 722 gr and the Canon R5 C is similar compared with other competitors.

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Down below is a picture of the Canon R5 C with a softdrink to help you to get a feel for its scale.

Canon EOS R5 C dimensions scale

The top view under will highlight the button design on the R5 C.

Canon EOS R5 C topview buttons dials

Canon R5 C Lens specs

The R5 C uses the Canon RF mount and has 30 lenses that you can buy. Below is some of the lenses we have in our database which will work with the R5 C.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Canon-RF-50mm-F1.8-STM lensCanon RF 50mm F1.8 STM50mmf/1.8 160g
Canon-RF-800mm-F11-IS-STM lensCanon RF 800mm F11 IS STM800mmf/11 1260g
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Canon-RF-85mm-F1.2L-USM-DS lensCanon RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS85mmf/1.21195g
Canon-RF-15-35mm-F2.8L-IS-USM lensCanon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM15-35mmf/2.8 840g
Canon-RF-85mm-F1.2L-USM lensCanon RF 85mm F1.2L USM85mmf/1.21195g
Canon-RF-800mm-F5.6L-IS-USM lensCanon RF 800mm F5.6L IS USM800mmf/5.6 3140g
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Canon-RF-24-105mm-F4L-IS-USM lensCanon RF 24-105mm F4L IS USM24-105mmf/4 700g
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Canon R5 C Connectivity

The R5 C has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras that include NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily send pictures and sometimes adjust camera settings without connecting straight to the camera.

Many applications even give a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it could be attached to an external display. Nearly all cameras enable you to charge the battery pack using the USB socket.

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Canon R5 C Video specs

The highest possible video quality on the Canon R5 C is 8192 x 4320 and you can capture in MPEG-4, XF-AVC, H.264 and H.265 format. 4320p can provide an exceptional quality for video recording. You can crop to 1080p to get clearer results. Beware of the substantial file sizes and make sure you get high quality SD cards that have fast write speed. The camera does come with both headphone and mic support making it very useful while recording audio.

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Canon R5 C Weather Sealing

Canon R5 C provides environment proofing which makes it a great option for use during rough locations. This can be especially valuable when you are not sure about the conditions you might encounter during outdoor photography.

Canon R5 C Display and Viewfinder

The Canon R5 C includes a 3.20 inch fully articulated screen boasting a resolution of 2,100 thousand dots.

It has got a selfie friendly display to take self portraits as well as group photos if needed. Additionally the screen is touch friendly so you can set focus points plus adjust settings by using your fingers. The R5 C also has a builtin Top display so you're able to instantly see the camera's settings.

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The ViewFinder details for Canon R5 C are as follows:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • Resolution 5,760 thousand dots
  • Coverage 100%
  • Magnification 0.76x

For sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and tough to see, viewfinders are rather helpful.

Canon R5 C Shutter specs

Canon R5 C continuous shooting rate is 12.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/8000s. The camera also provides silent electronic shutter of 1/8000s. Keep in mind that the electronic shutter can result in "rolling shutter" in certain circumstances.

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Canon R5 C Flash and Hot shoe specs

Canon R5 C features external flash support but does not include in-built flash.

Canon R5 C Autofocusing specs

Canon R5 C features both Phase Detect Auto Focus as well as Contrast Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more quicker & precise compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera includes Face detect which makes it helpful for portrait photography.

The AF system includes 1053 focus points to select from. Canon R5 C has tap to focus. You can easily use your fingers to adjust focus. It also comes with Tracking Auto Focus for things on the move. Canon R5 C boasts manual focus in case it is required during low light or you require more precise focus control.

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Canon R5 C Battery life

The battery life (LP-E6NH) for the Canon R5 C is designed to last for 320 shutters with respect to the CIPA standards making it lower as compared with it's competitors. The average Pro Mirrorless camera battery life is 457. Olympus E-M1X has got the best (870) battery life within this group of cameras.

Here is a number of Pro Mirrorless cameras that have the highest battery life:

ModelVisualizeBattery LifeRAWNFCBluetooth
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Canon-EOS-R3 front thumbnailCanon R3
R5 C vs R3
760 yesnoyes
Nikon-Z9 front thumbnailNikon Z9
R5 C vs Z9
740 yesnoyes

Canon R5 C for various categories of photography

The following illustration presents a summary of the Canon R5 C for various categories of photography. To read more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.

Portrait photography with Canon R5 C

The Canon R5 C gets a rating of 90 which is exceptional, meaning that it is a excellent choice for portrait photography. Taking portrait images favors heavily to sensor size, support for RAW files in addition to the flexibility to utilize off-camera flash.

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manual focus
sensor resolution is high (45MP)
large sensor size (Full frame)
supports face detection focus
exports RAW formats

Street photography with Canon R5 C

Having a above average rating of 73, the Canon R5 C is a very decent choice to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera gives a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.

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screen articulates fully
large sensor size (Full frame)
exports RAW formats
provides focus via touch
weather sealing
above average ISO range (51,200)
does not have image stabilization

Canon R5 C Sports photography information

A great sports photography points tally of 80 suggests the Canon R5 C is a outstanding pick for shooting sports. A camera really should have great focusing and continuous shooting for sports photography.

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max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
silent mode (1/8,000s)
sensor resolution is great (45 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
comes with tracking focus
weather sealing
sensor has phase detect AF
no image stabilization
terrible battery pack (320 per charge)

Canon R5 C as a Travel photography camera

Weight is extremely crucial when selecting a travel camera. In general, the Canon R5 C gets a above average 72 as a travel camera which is a respectable option to purchase for your vacations.

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environment proofing
supports bluetooth
features touch to focus
MP count fantastic (45MP)
display is selfie friendly
not so great battery pack (320 per charge)

Canon R5 C Landscape photography advice

For anyone planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most vital factor will be image quality. The Canon R5 C at it's superb grade of 80 as a landscape camera is a great choice amongst it's competition.

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manual focus
swap lenses (Canon RF mount)
screen size is decent (3.20 inches)
great sensor resolution (45 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
above average ISO range (51,200)
exports RAW formats
weather proofing
two card slots
does not have image stabilization
terrible battery power (320 per charge)

Vlogging with Canon R5 C

A camera for vlogging ought to come with a moving display, mic port and if possible image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Canon R5 C is a fine pick as a vlog camera as it comes to a nice rating of 72.

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display is selfie friendly
touchscreen capability
supports face detect focus
video res high (8192 x 4320 pixels)
includes microphone jack
no image stabilization

Canon R5 C Alternatives

If you want replacements to the R5 C, here is a range of the highest ranked cameras that fall under the category of Pro Mirrorless.

The chart just below will give you a bird's eye view of the R5 C versus it's highest rated competitors listed above.

Here are a few more cameras you may look at as alternate options. To see a detailed comparison, click the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS R5 C
Class
Pro Mirrorless
Introduced
2022-01-19
Physical type
SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
Full frame
Sensor dimensions
36 x 24mm
Sensor surface area
864.0mm²
Sensor resolution
45 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution
8192 x 5464
RAW support
Maximum native ISO
51200
Maximum enhanced ISO
102400
Lowest native ISO
100
Lowest enhanced ISO
50
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points
1053
Lens
Lens mounting type
Canon RF
Amount of lenses
30
Focal length multiplier
1
Screen
Display type
Fully Articulated
Display size
3.20"
Resolution of display
2,100 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Electronic
Viewfinder resolution
5,760 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage
100%
Viewfinder magnification
0.76x
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Features
Minimum shutter speed
30 secs
Fastest shutter speed
1/8000 secs
Fastest quiet shutter speed
1/8000 secs
Continuous shutter rate
12.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range
no built-in flash
Flash settings
no built-in flash
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions
8192 x 4320 @ 30p / 540 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM8192 x 4320 @ 24p / 540 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM8192 x 4320 @ 23.98p / 540 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM8192 x 4320 @ 30p / 400 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM8192 x 4320 @ 24p / 400 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM8192 x 4320 @ 23.98p / 400 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM7680 x 4320 @ 30p / 540 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM7680 x 4320 @ 24p / 540 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM7680 x 4320 @ 23.98p / 540 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM7680 x 4320 @ 30p / 400 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM7680 x 4320 @ 24p / 400 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM7680 x 4320 @ 23.98p / 400 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 810 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 260 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 410 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 410 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 410 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 160 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 160 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 160 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 810 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 260 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 410 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 410 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 410 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 160 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 160 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 160 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 225 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 170 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 135 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 135 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 135 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 225 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 170 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 135 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 135 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 135 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Maximum video resolution
8192x4320
Video data format
MPEG-4, XF-AVC, H.264, H.265
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
770 grams (1.70 lbs)
Physical dimensions
142 x 101 x 111mm (5.6" x 4.0" x 4.4")
Other
Battery life
320 shots
Battery style
Battery Pack
Battery model
LP-E6NH
Self timer
Yes
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
CFexpress B and SD (UHS-II) slots
Card slots
Dual
Retail cost
$4,499