Canon EOS R5, R6 take first sellers in B&H despite stock issues and heating concerns

Jul 16, 2020

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Canon EOS R5, R6 take first sellers in B&H despite stock issues and heating concerns

Jul 16, 2020

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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If you thought that the Canon EOS R5 will take a beating for its heating issues, think again. The R5 just won top seller over at B&H, and is ranked as the #1 seller in the mirrorless category. The second and third in line are EOS R6, and Sony A7III which held the first position for a very long time is now only ranked in the third spot.

[note: if you look at the B&H site via mobile Canon EOS M50 and Sony a6100 hold places 3 and 4, I suspect that it has more to do with their usage as streaming cameras and not with those bodies being used for actual shooting, but we will have to see what happens to sales once COVID-19 goes away. More on that below]

 

I am putting the heating issues aside. One of my Facebook friends put it just right: “Who needs 8K, it’s totally redundant. Also, how can you work like that when I shoot 8K and the camera heats up”. So, lets put the heating issues aside.

What I find interesting is that the EOS R5 and R5 are the most sold camera right now, even though they are not in stock yet, and even though Canon expects delays in shipping, and even though there are not enough real-world reviews of the cameras from pro users. (I am not dissing the youtube review channels, but before investing almost $4,000 I would like to see the camera used a bit before hitting that buy button).

If you look at Amazon where pre-sales are not available, you see that the Canon EOS M50 and Sony a7 III still hold top positions in the mirrorless category. Again, I think the M50 is there because it provides great streaming value, and not necessarily will be used for shooting.

And before I wrap this up, here is a small gift from the folks at EOSHD.

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What do you think, should we wait before getting this camera?

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6 responses to “Canon EOS R5, R6 take first sellers in B&H despite stock issues and heating concerns”

  1. Nermin Huskić Avatar
    Nermin Huskić

    Nooo, just get 2 of them, when one overheats you szart with other one ;)

  2. Jolyon Ralph Avatar
    Jolyon Ralph

    With the pre-orders so high you’re going to have to wait anyway :)

  3. Viggo Næss Avatar
    Viggo Næss

    I was going to wait, then I wanted one, and then heard the preorder list and now I HAVE TO wait?

  4. Chainsaw Charlie Avatar
    Chainsaw Charlie

    As predicted, people don’t care about 4K, 8K, or overheating in 4K and 8K, or YT. They want an awesome camera to take photos, with occasionally being able to shoot a short video, if needed. That’s why Canon holds the biggest chunk of the market. YouTubers, and Fuji or Sony users were crying about the M50 not having DP AF in 4K. Yet, here we are, it’s a bestseller, because it’s a nice little camera for the price. Now YouTubers and Sony or Fuji users are crying about the R5 overheating in 4K or 8K. And it will be a bestseller, because it’s an awesome camera.
    YouTubers and Fuji or Sony users who need more 8K than the R5 can do, will or can buy a camera which can do more of it. Right?

  5. Jason Ferdinando Avatar
    Jason Ferdinando

    I think at that price it is wise to wait – particularly with the other brands firing back with their latest and greatest… – just a bit gutted the R6 doesn’t have a higher pixel count – I don’t need 8k – not many really will but id like all the other features…

  6. pincherio Avatar
    pincherio

    The reason the M50 and A6100 are doing so well in Amazon is not because of how it is used. It is because of how it is priced. For most casual photographers, price is a major consideration when choosing what camera to buy, and because both cameras offer so many features for how they are priced, they sell well. They also appeal to many more serious photographers who are looking for a back-up camera or a lighter set up option to their regular workhorse gear for a variety of reasons like shooting B-roll, family vacations, etc.