Smoother transitions and shake-free shots
The EOS R5 has been designed to be the ultimate hybrid stills and video camera, offering modern content creators the ability to shoot up to 8K 30p 12-bit RAW and 4K 120p video footage using the camera's full-frame sensor.
During the game of streetball, Raisa was able to switch between the two mediums seamlessly thanks to the EOS R5's customisable buttons. "In two clicks you are ready to record," she says. "On the EOS R5, the record button is at the top, so you can easily hold the camera with your thumb on the shutter release to record and stop, while you can see what you are recording with the screen reclined. This was more comfortable than usual, and super stable while holding the camera in your hand."
To aid handheld shooting further and ensure critically sharp results, Raisa could rely on the EOS R5's 5-axis in-body image stabilisation system, which provides up to 8-stops of protection against camera shake when used with compatible lenses. This was a game-changer, as the weather was dull, but Raisa didn't have to compromise on image quality by raising the ISO too high. "The day was very grey and we had spotlights simulating sunlight, so the light was quite low. In Manual Exposure mode, I put my ISO at no more than 200."
At one point the conditions turned from grey to rainy, but the EOS R5's weather resistant magnesium body meant that play – and the shoot – could go on. "The camera body and lenses, as always with Canon equipment, were spectacular and super solid," concludes Raisa.