The Canon EOS R5 was the most rented camera in 2023. Well, kind of...

Canon EOS R5
(Image credit: James Artaius)

There are lots of reasons you may need to rent photo and video equipment. You may need a backup camera for a big job, a specialist lens for an unusual client request, or perhaps you just want to thoroughly test something before investing. While some manufacturers offer a try-before-you-buy scheme, camera and lens rentals prove time and time again to be a godsend to photographers who are after short-term use of a particular item. 

For two years in a row, the Canon EOS R5 has been the most popular camera rental. While the production of DSLRs may have ground to a halt (except for Pentax which is working on a brand new full-frame DSLR), lots of photographers are still using them. 

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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.