Is the Canon EOS R5 REALLY the best handling camera in the world?

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When it comes to choosing a camera, how it feels in your hands is pretty important. Just like Goldilocks didn’t want the porridge that was too sweet or too salty, or a bed that was too hard or too soft, you don’t want a camera that’s too big or too little – it needs to be just right. So what are the five best-handling cameras, according to DP Review’s Chris Nicholls?

Handling is one of those things that’s super subjective – so what one person loves, another person could hate. For me the Sony A7 III is brilliant, as my hands are small and they can fit in the gap between the lens, but Nicholls doesn't even include a single Sony on the list. While his opinion isn’t by any means the gospel, he does pick a few gems that I can completely agree with (and a few that I don’t).

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.