Photographers Converting to Canon as R5 and R6 Pre-orders Begin

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Photographers Converting to Canon as R5 and R6 Pre-orders Begin

Matt Johnson is a filmmaker who also runs an incredibly popular YouTube channel of nearly 240,000 followers. Just a few days ago, Canon released the official specs on the anticipated R5 and R6 models, and now the early “hands-off” reviews have started coming in. According to Johnson, the R5 is a camera so good that he didn’t see Canon ever making it. He even goes so far as to say he will convert to Canon. In a separate video, Johnson also takes us through the specs for the R6.

As Johnson states in the R6 video, July 2020 is a crazy month for the photography world and specifically the mirrorless world. Canon announced the R5 and R6 specs, and they are both available for pre-order, Nikon is set to announce the Z8 and Z9, and Sony will have announced the A7S III by the end of the month.

Filmmakers are rejoicing as the Canon R5 finally provides shooters with non-cropped 8K shooting at 120 fps. The R5 comes in at around $3,900, but the R6 will save you a bit as it comes in at $2,500. The R6 can shoot 4K video at 60 fps with a minor 1.07x crop. One huge concern Johnson brings up is the possibility of overheating. Canon said the R5 may overheat when recording in 8K for more than 20 minutes, and we will have to wait and see if the R6 has any similar issues.

If you are a wedding photographer, you may also be interested in this recent video from Taylor Jackson who is also looking to jump into the Canon mirrorless world. To see his take, watch below.

The specs announced with these new Canon cameras seems incredible. But as with all new technology, it may be in your best interest to wait and see as photographers and videographers get these cameras in-hand and are able to provide us with real-world reviews, especially with those overheating concerns. The EOS R5 will ship at the end of July, and the EOS R6 will ship at the end of August.

Lance Nicoll is a wedding photographer and InFullFrame founder with a background in fine-art and editorial photography. Lance also holds a graduate degree in graphic design with a branding focus and has done brand consulting for the apparel, fashion, and wedding industries. As an educator, Lance has had the opportunity teach college courses for over a decade and holds corporate education camps and wedding industry speaking engagements.