I find it difficult to believe that I have been working with the Canon R5 with the 5.2mm Dual Fisheye Lens and the Atomos Ninja V+ since December of 2021, and I am only now getting to start this story, no correction, this series of stories.
Why a series?
Because no one story could hold all of the mountains of information and discoveries that I have made along the way, unlike so many others out there, I didn’t rush to get clickbait up quickly. Some have so many inaccuracies that I can’t believe it sometimes. I’m not going to get into the negative about others to concentrate on this genuine review.
I’m going to approach this in sections. Here is an overview of each device.
|Body type||SLR-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||8192 x 5464|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||45 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||47 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Full frame (36 x 24 mm)|
|ISO||Yes, 100-51200 (expands to 102400)|
|Boosted ISO (minimum)||50|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||102400|
|White balance presets||8|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|Image stabilization notes||Works with lens-based IS systems for maximum shake reduction|
|CIPA image stabilization rating||8 stop(s)|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, normal|
|Autofocus||Phase Detect Multi-area Center Selective single-point Tracking Single Continuous Touch Face Detection Live View|
|Number of focus points||1053|
|Lens mount||Canon RF|
|Focal length multiplier||1×|
|Articulated LCD||Fully articulated|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/8000 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed (electronic)||1/8000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||No|
|External flash||Yes (via hot shoe)|
|Continuous drive||20.0 fps|
|Metering modes||Multi Center-weighted Spot Partial|
|Exposure compensation||±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±6 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|Format||MPEG-4, H.264, H.265|
|Modes||8192 x 4320 @ 30p / 1,300 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 8192 x 4320 @ 24p / 1,300 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 8192 x 4320 @ 23.98p / 1,300 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 7680 x 4320 @ 30p / 1,300 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 7680 x 4320 @ 23.98p / 1,300 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 120p / 1,880 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 940 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 470 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 470 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 470 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 120p / 1,880 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 940 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 470 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 470 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 470 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM|
|Storage types||CFexpress and SD (UHS-II) slots|
|USB||USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (micro HDMI)|
|Wireless notes||802.11ac (dual-band) + Bluetooth|
|Battery description||LP-E6NH lithium-ion battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||320|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||738 g (1.63 lb / 26.03 oz)|
|Dimensions||138 x 98 x 88 mm (5.43 x 3.84 x 3.46″)|
This review is also about the Atomos Ninja V+. I am an unabashed fan of Atomos going all the back to the Ninja Star. I have used Atomos recorders to improve my video shooting not only for 2D but with my 3D Stereoscopic recordings as well. I have used the Ninja, Ninja 2, Ninja Blade, Samurai, Samurai Blade, Shogun and now the Ninja V+ to enhance and make my videos better.
Suffice to say that I know and love these products, and the Ninja V+ is the culmination of the product line that started in 2010.
Here are the specs of the Atomos Ninja V+
|Panel Type IPS-Type LCD|
|Display Size 5.2″ / 13.2 cm|
|Resolution 1920 x 1080|
|Aspect Ratio 16:9|
|Maximum Brightness 1000 cd/m2|
|Bit Depth / Color Support 8-Bit+FRC (1.07 Billion Colors)|
|HDR Compatibility Advanced HDR|
|Pixels Per Inch (ppi) 423 ppi|
|Color Gamut 100% Rec. 709|
|Real-Time LUT Monitoring SDR|
|Image Controls Anamorphic De-Squeeze, Blue Only, False Color, Focus Peaking, Pixel Zoom, RGB Parade, Scaling, Vectorscope, Waveform, Zebra|
|Video 1 x HDMI Type A (HDMI 2.0) Input|
|1 x HDMI Type A (HDMI 2.0) Output|
|Embedded Audio HDMI: 2-Channel|
|Audio 1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Mic/Line Input|
|1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Headphone Output|
|Built-In Speaker None|
|Power I/O 1 x D-Tap Input|
|Other I/O 1 x LANC (2.5 mm)|
|Media/Memory Card Slot None|
Video Format HDMI (8/10-Bit 4:2:2)
8K Raw: 30
4K Raw: 120/60/30
DCI 4K: 120/60/50/30/25/24
UHD 4K: 60/50/30/25/24
|Gamma Curve Rec709|
Video Signal Conversion HDMI to SDI
DCI 4K: 60/50/30/25/24
UHD 4K: 60/50/30/25/24
Timecode Support Yes
Pulldown Conversion 2:2, 3:2
Camera Trigger HDMI
Pre-Roll Record 4K: 2 Seconds
Full HD: 8 Seconds
Encoding Formats Up to 7680 x 4320
ProRes 422, HQ, LT, Raw, Raw HQ 8/10-Bit 4:2:2 at up to 120 fps
H.265 422 10-Bit 4:2:2 at up to 120 fps
H.265 422 8/10-Bit 4:2:0 at up to 120 fps
DNxHR HQ, HQX, LB, SQ 8/10-Bit
|Maximum Audio Tracks 12|
Metadata Tagging 10
DC Input Power 6.2 to 16.8 VDC
Built-In Battery None
Battery Type 1 x L-Series
Power Consumption 10 W (Typical)
22 W (Maximum)
Mounting 2 x 3/8″-16 Female
Operating Temperature 104°F / 40°C
Material of Construction Aluminum, Polycarbonate
Dimensions 5.9 x 3.6 x 1.2″ / 151 x 91.5 x 31.5 mm
Weight 12.7 oz / 360 g
Package Weight 3.575 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.7 x 7.1 x 4.7″
That certainly is a lot to digest. The next part of the series will look at using the Atomos Ninja V+ with the Canon R5. Since Canon Thailand did not have the 5.2mm Dual Fisheye lens when I received the Atomos Ninja V+ I opted to start with using the Canon RF 24-105mm F 4-7.1 IS STM. This is a fantastic lens and a great way to show off what the Camera & The Ninja V+ can do together.
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