5 Reasons to choose Canon EOS R over Canon EOS 5D IV

5 Reasons to choose Canon EOS R over Canon EOS 5D IV

December 10, 2019 16 By Kailee Schamberger


Hey everyone and welcome back So I’ve been using this camera Canon 5d Mark 4 for about two two and a half years for my photography work And about a month ago I also bought canon EOS-R just to supplement this camera as well as I also want to give canon’s mirrorless system a try And I must say there are some key differences in between these two cameras that makes Canon EOS-R better especially in the usability purposes so today we are talking about why you should choose Canon EOS R instead of Canon 5d Mark IV if you Are in the market for Canon full-frame camera So let’s start with the very first obvious and visible thing and that is this touch screen on the back So with Canon 5d Mark 4 you get a fix screen on the back and no matter how much pro or sturdier it gets It’s always better to have some kind of a tilt in your screen So with Canon EOS-R you get completely flippable screen and this helps you to get a better angle with your shots so if you’re going for a low angle, or maybe Angle from the top. It’s really good to have this screen with touch screen on the back And if you don’t need this, you can just keep it fixed on the back And if you are packing your gear you can simply close this screen So there won’t be any scratches while moving around. Also the LCD screen on Canon EOS R has more pixels compared to 5D mark 4 because it’s a newer screen after all so It’s more cleaner and sharper to view second and probably the most obvious reason to buy any mirrorless camera And that is this EVF on the back and this EVF is great by the way There is no Noticeable lag that I can see and the ability to see the real-time exposure with both of the LCD screen at the same time with your picture profile applied on top of the picture is something that you don’t want to go back to any DSLR or 5D mark IV and that makes me use this camera more compared to I’m using this camera right now even while using Off-camera flash where you cannot see your exact image before it’s taken You can see your image inside your EVF and preview it well with the DSLR You have to check it in back of the LCD screen before changing your exposure or settings on the flash so with this camera you can keep looking into the EVF and change your settings because You can preview your image taken with the flash. So that is really great And that is something you will miss while using a DSLR or Canon 5d Mark 4 I forgot to mention one thing and that is the ability to use viewfinder with focus peaking with the focus guide with the manual lenses and that is something you cannot get in 5D mark 4 or DSLR third reason to get Canon USR or 5D mark 4 and this might sound a little Controversial but it’s the auto focusing system of Canon EOS R with the past two updates They push for Canon EOS R eye auto focus the eye focus has improved a lot and there is something that You don’t get with Canon 5d Mark 4 and the focusing points in the canon eos R are corner to corner while with the 5D Mark IV the focusing points are staggered in the center while using a viewfinder Also, some people have complained about not having the joystick on the back and joystick is something really useful if you want to change the focusing point really quickly but I’ve been using The touchscreen on the back to change my focusing point and I think that is something that you get used to in real life after some period of time also and again this is something that you get with any mirrorless camera and that is the using of same autofocusing system in either of the system while using viewfinder or LCD screen on the back and this is something that is really useful if you are trying to get different shots in a very tight spaces So with this camera if you are going for the top angle, you just have to use LCD screen on the back Which is kind of inferior auto focusing system compared to what you get from viewfinder Well with Canon EOS R, it’s the same auto focusing system in either of the system So that is a really great advantage of using this camera, Fourth reason and this again might sound a little controversial But it’s a video features on Canon EOS R. Both camera has 1.8 times crop in 4k But Canon EOS R has more video centric features So with Canon EOS R you get Canon log built-in with Canon 5d Mark four you have to pay a little extra for that also the output from HDMI on this camera with external recorder is 4k 10 bit 4.2.2. So you get high quality, press file with this While with 5D IV, it’s just 1080p with 4k its a motion JPEG which is kind of a useless and pointless at the same time with Canon EOS R paired with External recorder you get 4k 10 bit file with Canon Log to get all the dynamic range and you can also get dual pixel autofocus so that is something useful to use it as a B cam or even its first cam if you want to use. Fifth reason and This could be useful in very small scenarios But it’s the silent shutter on Canon EOS R And there is something you get with any other mirrorless camera with this you do have a silent shutter But it’s not really silent with this It’s a complete silent shutter that you can use in some scenarios before the updates It was kind of restricted to use, in some scenarios and it was pointless but with the recent update you can use it with a eye auto focus with all servo mode as well as a Low speed drive mode at the same time. So that is something really useful to get it with Canon EOS R and lastly I’m just going to some of the small things So for example, this is costlier camera compared to this with Canon EOS R with the adapter You will get it for about two thousand dollars and with Canon 5d Mark four it will cost you about 2700 new and maybe 2300 used but this is something that you can get brand new for $2000 also the body of Canon EOS R is much slimmer and lighter compared to 5D mark IV I’m not talking about the grip but just the camera and it’s just big enough to fit in your hand also, this screen on the top is much better compared to this calculator style screen on Canon 5D mark IV also you can change the Modes on the top screen and see and keep the information that you need all the time with Canon 5D IV it is a fix It’s not something that you cannot get used to but this is a far better screen compared to Canon 5D IV Also, and this is not something in favor of Canon EOS R But technically this camera has a newer processor higher frames per second as well as higher capacity of buffer for raw photos, but when you put it in autofocus continuous, it drops down so technically you don’t get any improvements over Canon EOS 5D IV but if you are using manual focus Then you can get more raw photos at the same time So hopefully that was helpful if you still have a doubt about buying either of this camera And I haven’t answered in this video. 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