Canon’s EOS R5 is an impressively featured camera, but like all cameras it’s hard to call it perfect. After having used the camera for several months now, I’ve compiled a list of features I’d like to see Canon implement in the EOS R5.
Unlike many camera wish lists, this list doesn’t go overboard to the point of basically wanting a different camera. Rather these are features that I think Canon could implement at a relatively low cost on their end and and would generally make the camera better in the process. In short, everything I’m suggesting should be possible to implement in a firmware update without having to modify the hardware.
The list, in summary is:
- Remove the 30 minute clip length limit
- Add support for synthesized ND long exposures using average stacking
- Auto Electronic/Mechanical first curtain shutter mode
- Customization of Quick Control Menus
- Customization of Rate and Lock buttons
- Easier control over enabling/disabling IBIS when using an un-stabilized lens.
- Extended shutter speeds: 1m, 2m, 4m, etc.
- Smarter options for sensor cleaning (e.g. after lens change)
- Smarter options for the protective shutter (e.g. close when lens is dismounted)
- Clean up the mess that’s become the menus.