Canon R5 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Canon EOS R5? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Canon makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the R5 offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Canon EOS R5 below.
In any case, the R5 is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This mirrorless interchangeable lens camera was revealed to the public on July 9th, 2020, which means that, as of today, the camera is 921 days old (young?). Given that the R5 is a relatively recent model, it forms part of the current Canon product line-up.
Canon's advanced user guide for the R5
The camera's advanced user guide is 934 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the R5 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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Click on the button below to download the pdf version of the Canon EOS R5 manual to your computer. The file will open in a new browser window.
If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Canon's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
Printed, hardcopy versions of the Canon R5 manual can sometimes be found online. You can check the availability on amazon and ebay via the buttons below.
Video tutorial for the Canon EOS R5
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your R5 by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Canon R5 is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Canon R5 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the R5.
What type of imaging sensor is used in the R5?
The camera features a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.
Which image processing chip is used to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Canon equipped the R5 with the DIGIC X image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the R5?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 51200, which can be extended to ISO 50-102400.
Does the camera have a selfie-friendly screen?
Yes, the LCD-screen of the R5 is flexible and can be turned to be front-facing for capturing selfies.
What is the life expectancy of the shutter in the Canon EOS R5?
Canon mentions a shutter rating of 300 000 actuations for the R5. This number represents a Mean Time before Failure, that is an average value. The shutter might fail earlier, or it might last longer. Anyway, in order to exhaust the expected shutter life of the R5 over, say, three years, one would have to take about 300 pictures each and every day.
Is completely silent shooting possible with the Canon R5?
The camera has an electronic shutter option, so that it is indeed feasible to capture images without any shutter noise.
Do I need to purchase an external camera trigger to shoot time-lapse sequences?
No, the Canon EOS R5 has an intervalometer built-in, so that low frequency shooting (for example, flower blooming, sunset, moon rise) can be undertaken without the need to purchase a separate external intervalometer and related software.
Is it difficult to use manual focus lenses with the Canon R5?
The R5 offers focus peaking as a manual focus aid. This feature works by placing a colored highlight on in-focus zones within the image.
Does the Canon R5 feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
What is the fastest shutter speed that can be used with flash?
The R5's flash sync speed is 1/200 sec.
Does the Canon R5 support the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus interface for SD cards?
Yes, the camera can indeed use UHS-II cards, which provide for data transfer speed of up to 312 MB/s, in both of its card slots.
Which battery does the R5 use?
Is there a vertical grip available for the R5?
Yes, Canon offers the BG-R10 as an optional accessory to facilitate shooting in portrait orientation and to provide additional battery power.
Where can I find the best deals for the R5?
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Canon EOS R5.
|Camera Model||Canon R5|
|Camera Type||Mirrorless system camera|
|Camera Lens||Canon RF mount lenses|
|Launch Date||July 2020|
|Launch Price||USD 3 899|
|Sensor Format||Full Frame Sensor|
|Sensor Size||36.0 x 24.0 mm|
|Sensor Area||864 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||43.3 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||44.8 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||8 192 x 5 464 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||4.39 μm|
|Pixel Density||5.18 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||Anti-Alias filter|
|Movie Capability||8K/30p Video|
|ISO Setting||100 - 51 200 ISO|
|ISO Boost||50 - 102 400 ISO|
|Image Processor||DIGIC X|
|DXO Sensor Quality (score)||95|
|DXO Color Depth (bits)||25.3|
|DXO Dynamic Range (EV)||14.6|
|DXO Low Light (ISO)||3042|
|Viewfinder Type||Electronic viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||100%|
|Viewfinder Resolution||5760k dots|
|Top-Level Screen||Control Panel|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.2 inch|
|LCD Resolution||2100k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Swivel screen|
|V-logging Friendliness||Front-flip possible|
|Focus System||On-Sensor Phase-detect|
|Manual Focusing Aid||Focus Peaking|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/8000s|
|Continuous Shooting||12 shutter flaps/s|
|Shutter Life Expectancy||300 000 actuations|
|Silent Shooting||Electronic Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||Intervalometer Built-in|
|Image Stabilization||In-body stabilization|
|Fill Flash||no On-Board Flash|
|Storage Medium||CFexB or SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Dual card slots|
|UHS card support||Dual UHS-II|
|Studio Flash||PC Sync socket|
|USB Connector||USB 3.2|
|HDMI Port||micro HDMI|
|Microphone Port||External MIC port|
|Headphone Socket||Headphone port|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Bluetooth Support||Bluetooth built-in|
|Environmental Sealing||Weathersealed body|
|Battery Type||LP-E6NH power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||320 shots per charge|
|In-Camera Charging||USB charging|
138 x 98 x 88 mm
(5.4 x 3.9 x 3.5 in)
|Camera Weight||738 g (26.0 oz)|
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