Canon has responded to feedback following the release of the Canon EOS R
, and both the Canon EOS R5
and Canon EOS R6
have a multi-controller joystick for quick and simple AF point selection – as seen on the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
– and a quick control dial on the rear of the cameras for reviewing images and adjusting settings such as aperture. Both have high-res Vari-angle LCD screens ideal for vlogging and versatile shooting at unusual angles – 2.1m dots in the case of the Canon EOS R5
and 1.62m dots on the Canon EOS R6
"Design-wise EOS R5 is more similar to the Canon EOS R
, in that it has the top panel LCD and a high-resolution LCD, and a mode button rather than a mode dial like the EOS R6," says John. The Canon EOS R5
's magnesium alloy body and weather resistance equivalent to the 5D series make it an ideal choice when durability is critical, shooting in tough conditions. The Canon EOS R6
is similar to the EOS 6D Mark II
and is designed for enthusiasts and semi-professional users, with a lighter overall weight but still with a magnesium alloy chassis for rigidity and heat dissipation, and polycarbonate external parts, front cover, top cover and back cover, as on the Canon EOS RP and the EOS 6D Mark II
Further building on feedback, both cameras have dual card slots. The Canon EOS R5
has one high-speed CFexpress card slot – to support the faster write speeds associated with the camera's shooting speed, resolution and video options – and one universally compatible SD card slot; the Canon EOS R6
has two SD card (UHS-II SD) slots. On both cameras, these ensure fast write times, responsiveness and the ability to duplicate images, save RAW files and JPEGs separately, or record video footage separately from stills, whether for extra peace of mind or a particular workflow.
When using studio flash, some photographers will appreciate the Flash PC terminal on the EOS R5, and some regular users or sports shooters using the maximum frame rates will be more assured to use the EOS R5 with its longer 500,000-shot shutter life compared to the 300,000 on the EOS R6.