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Readers: if any errors are found, please contact me. It is always possible to miss some obscure setting, even after reading the manual and going through all the camera menus.
This page covers what I see as design and usability issues with the Canon EOS R5.
In general, my feeling after having used Sony and Nikon and Fujifilm designs that Sony and Nikon are the best thought-out, Fujifilm has some issues, and Canon really has gone backwards versus its DSLR designs.
Inaccurate autofocus, even in 100% magnified Live View
I ran into major AF inaccuracies with the Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 STM, with the camera focusing a good 10 feet (at least) behind the subject at distance of ~50 feet. Very consistently awful. Worse, when comparing lenses, repeated shoots could never match focus between lenses—totally hit and miss. Yeah, most of the time the focus is sharp, but where the zone of focus lands is not something you can count on.
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