I shot 400MP photos on my Canon EOS R5… are they any good?

400MP Canon EOS R5 sample
(Image credit: James Artaius)

Did you know that your R5 can now take 400MP photos? Well, if you install the latest firmware (version 1.8.1) on your camera, it can. Which I did, so mine does. 

The new update adds 'IBIS High resolution shot' mode to the Canon EOS R5. This makes use of the in-body image stabilization system to amplify the sensor's native 45MP resolution to an enormous 400MP – a trick that's been used in other cameras for years, but is a first for a Canon body.

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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.