Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Shootout: Canon EOS R5 vs EOS R6 (VIDEO)

Not long ago Canon introduced two powerful full-frame mirrorless cameras, the 45MP EOS R5 and the similar but lower resolution 21.1MP EOS R6. Most photographers realize that a camera with more megapixels isn’t always the best choice, depending upon one’s needs and style of photography.

Do you mostly shoot landscapes, wildlife or portraits? Or are action sports your thing? The answer to these and other questions (including your budget) will ultimately determine what is the best camera for you. The video below by fashion photographer Anita Sadowska will help you make a decision between Canon’s new groundbreaking mirrorless cameras.

Based in Bali, Indonesia, Sadowska provides an interesting comparison between the Canon EOS R5 and R6 mirrorless cameras during a behind-the scenes session with a gorgeous model. Klaudia is definitely a distraction, but Sadowska has plenty to say about the relative merits of these two full-frame cameras, so do your best to pay attention.

This isn’t a technical review with detailed specs, but rather a real world look at how the EOS R5 and EOS R6 compare in similar situations while using lenses of comparable focal lengths. She explores how the cameras’ autofocus systems perform while using Eye Detection, discusses exposure accuracy with a backlit scene, and looks at the placement of important controls and how they contribute to the convenience of shooting with the cameras.

While watching the video you’ll learn some tricks on posing, while the shootout demonstrates other differences between the EOS R5 and EOS R6 full-frame mirrorless cameras. After watching the video, head over to Sadowska’s YouTube channel where you can find more tutorials on portrait and boudoir photography.

And be sure to take a look at our recent review of the Canon EOS R5.