Canon EOS R5 – 8K frame grabs are better than your camera's "proper" photos!

Canon EOS R5 – 8K frame grabs are better than your camera's "proper" photos!
(Image credit: James Artaius / Digital Camera World)

By now everyone knows that the Canon EOS R5 can shoot 45MP images, and captures 8K video. However, not much has been said about the Frame Grab function that enables you to extract 35.4MP still images from that 8K footage.

Well, we've been playing with Frame Grab and it's one of the Canon EOS R5's absolute highlights. In fact, these 35.4MP stills pulled from video files are actually better than the native photographs taken on most cameras with a 30-something megapixel sensor. 

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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.