How Does the Canon EOS R5 Compare to the Sony a7R IV When It Comes to Shooting Stills?

Photographer and educator Matt Granger just got his hands on the new Canon EOS R5 and, trying to ignore all of the chat about overheating, set about comparing it for shooting stills directly with the Sony a7R IV. Check out this short video to get his initial impressions.

The Canon EOS R5 is pretty hard to get ahold of right now, and body-only it will set you back $3,899. The Sony a7R IV, released in September last year, is a few hundred dollars cheaper, offers an extra 16 megapixels (61 over the R5’s 45), and, unlike the Canon, will arrive in a matter of days.

Granger’s testing when it comes to low-light performance and image quality seems pretty exhaustive, and you can grab a zip file containing all of his raw files by clicking here.

Despite his best efforts to avoid getting drawn into the ongoing debate about overheating, Granger is — to his own frustration — unable to avoid it. The back and forth continues as to whether Canon has been somewhat disingenuous with its marketing of the R5’s video capabilities, but if there’s one advantage to the shortage of R5 units available, it’s that customers have plenty of time to do their research into whether the limitations make the new Canon flagship mirrorless camera the right choice for them.

Have a dig through the raw files and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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44 Comments

Marc Perino's picture

So you cannot take him seriously because of his body shape?

J Cortes's picture

Something wrong with you . It’s unnecessary to be so mean spirited . You must hate yourself .

Edison Wrzosek's picture

Wow, talk about being a jerk...

Rod B's picture

...and this statement is your contribution? Such spectacular junk. BTW, why are you still watching Barney?

vik .'s picture

These kind of comments should get you banned from this site. I don't agree with the nikon guy but this is unacceptable!!!!

Soren Bargmann's picture

Yet he is hanging out with hot Asian chicks, while you spend the days trolling the internet from your parents basement.

ad ventureous's picture

Since when did body shaming become part of a video critique ? Usually Matt puts out a good review but this one seems rushed and I was surprised it's title was about comparing photography features etc but he dislikes it because of video features.

Hector Belfort's picture

A shameful comment.

g coll's picture

Legendary comedy!

Aditya Singh's picture

Wow, thats audacious ...

Edison Wrzosek's picture

Hey asswipe, go fuck yourself and your hate, and GTFO!

Greg Silver's picture

Why isn't this guy banned?

Kirk Schwarz's picture

Pretty sure skinny has only been 'in' for about 150 years... Before that, it just meant you were poor.l AF.

Edison Wrzosek's picture

You don't get it do you? You and your fucked up attitude is not welcome here, get lost.

Edison Wrzosek's picture

You first jerk off

David Pavlich's picture

Don't feed the troll.

Edison Wrzosek's picture

David, are you kidding me??? Did you not see this assholes post above?

David Pavlich's picture

Classic troll symptoms; post an outrageous reply and watch for the reactions. Then, post absurd replies to the reactions. Probably getting his 'jollies' while reading the replies.

René Nieuwburg's picture

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but to be honest, now you make me more curious to see the video. Likely you are just creating some free advertisements for him?

I wonder why your profile avatar displays the annoying insect that I just experienced in the country side. May be you have to hide some of your own ugliness?

René Nieuwburg's picture

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but to be honest, now you make me more curious to see the video. Likely you are just creating some free advertisements for him?

I wonder why your profile avatar displays the annoying insect that I just experienced in the country side. May be you have to hide some of your own ugliness?

sam dasso's picture

What did this review proved? I looked at Canon jpegs (I couldn't open Canon raw files) and Sony raw samples. Both cameras produce very good IQ portraits. So what? Anybody expected anything less from top of line cameras?

Nox Vega's picture

I hate video reviews. Anyone want to summarize?

Marc CORBI's picture

He made my day .. with his IBIS tests => with no one photo of a model sharp under 1/400 at 70mm !!! (as usual)
A pure demonstration of an overrated function on the web !!!
Imagine the same with Children or Animals !!! ibis is not efficient for vidéo (far fless than Video stab on cropped 4K) and also for photo, as it will never stabilize a living/moving subject... just usefull for flower pots.

Robert Nurse's picture

The fact that he's got TWO R5's and I'm still waiting on mine make me hate on him even more! LOL!

Mu Tru's picture

"trying to ignore all of the chat about overheating" ... if you're shooting and reviewing stills, overheating has zero relevance. You don't need to "try" to ignore it. It doesn't affect you.

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