5 things I love and 5 things I hate after a year with the Canon EOS R5

After a year with the Canon EOS R5, here's 5 things I love and 5 things I hate

The Canon EOS R5 was launched in July 2020 (even though many people couldn't actually get their camera until months later, due to you-know-what). I bought an R5 of my own on day one, and have been using the system for well over a year thanks to testing pre-production models from Canon.

After using the Canon EOS R5 for both personal and professional shoots over the past year, I've come to absolutely love the camera… though there are some things about it that drive me ever so slightly up the wall. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.