Is the Canon EOS R5 worth the price for landscape photography?


The Canon EOS R5 has turned a lot of heads for its high power features, and while these are great to have, not all genres demand such advanced capabilities. So, is it worth paying the full price of the EOS R5 for a genre like landscape photography? This excellent video review compares the EOS R5 to the 50-megapixel 5DS R, which can be purchased for around a third of the price, to help you decide.

Coming to you from Gary Gough, this superb video review compares the Canon EOS R5 to the company’s megapixel champion, the 5DS R. At 50.6 megapixels, the 5DS R actually offers a bit more resolution than the 45 megapixels of the EOS R5, but with a significantly older sensor and features. Meanwhile, the EOS R5 offers a much newer sensor, the ability to use RF lenses and adapt EF lenses, and more advanced features, albeit at a significantly higher price tag. Personally, despite the higher price tag, I think the EOS R5 is worth it for just a few reasons. Firstly, the dynamic range is significantly better on the new camera, which makes it much easier to shoot landscapes and allows a lot more leeway in post. Second, Canon’s RF lenses are so spectacular that the ability to use them is awesome (although you don’t have to since you can seamlessly fit EF lenses). Of course, your wants and needs may differ, so watch the video above for Gough’s full thoughts.


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