Back Modifications (0)
Views 82 Unique 49 Award Shortlist   

ISO performance R5

By suejoh
I have just sold my 1dx mark 2, which I have loved, but was seriously big and heavy. In its place is the new Canon R5. Early days yet but I worry how comparable the performance and quality is. So this is ISO 3200 and the light was poor. What is your view?

Not cropped but not saved at the top quality as the file is just too big - probably quality 10 from Photoshop.
Just basic changes to raw file - no attempt to improve the noise.

Tags: Pheasant Wildlife and nature High ISO setting RSPB Lakenheath Fen

Save 15% On Excire Foto Software With Code: EXCIRE-EP


dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1879 England
26 Oct 2020 12:46PM
I'd say that I'd expect your images to be significantly better, in terms of 'ordinary' high ISO levels. I'm not sure about the extremes - but sensor design has progressed a lot over the last few years.

I don't know if there's a practical effect in moving to a high-megapixel sensor from one that was designed for speed and low light - there will be a review on EPZ somewhere that will give a view, I suspect.

However, you will have a big learning curve with mirrorless, though Canon seem, at last, to be taking it seriously. (I write as a Sony user, so I've had 7 years to make the transition...) But there are so many advantages - especially with in-body IS.
banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4272 Canada
26 Oct 2020 1:54PM
Its excellent
pablophotographer 10 1.9k 411
26 Oct 2020 2:29PM
I would have no complaints by it.
chase Plus
16 2.2k 583 England
26 Oct 2020 3:25PM
This is good, a very small amount of noise but very, very acceptable and so much better than some images I see on site.
Detail and colours seem to be fine, possibly slightly over on the whites but as for quality....I would be happy with the result.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2020 5:05PM
This looks fine to me, in fact it's very nice.
I've viewed it large and am still impressed.
Also the bird's colours are strong, the eye is nice and sharp, and the background is perfect.

dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 784 England
26 Oct 2020 5:25PM
That's excellent for ISO 3200. You should have no worries using that speed if and when required.
26 Oct 2020 6:00PM
Good colour and contrast, and very low noise. But I dare say you can see that for yourself.
suejoh Plus
17 257 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2020 6:18PM
Thank you all. I liked the sharpness, color etc but I did worry about the noise. It is just that having made the change and using EF lenses, as I have no RF lenses yet, I keep checking between old photos and current looking for problems.

However, as was said, things have moved on and it is time to enjoy learning the differences and experimenting.
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
26 Oct 2020 9:02PM
Sharp and clear, DOF perfect !! impressive.
16 Nov 2020 5:46AM
I'd be well chuffed with this Sue. Colours are detail are beautiful.


Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.