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The Brave New World of VR180 with the Canon R5 & the Atomos Ninja V+

Atomos Ninja V+ and Canon R5 with VR180 Lens

Atomos Ninja V+ and Canon R5 with VR180 Lens

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.

Canon 5.2mm dual fisheye VR180 lens
Canon 5.2mm Dual Fisheye Lens
Canon 5.2mm Dual Fisheye Lens

Body typeSLR-style mirrorless
Max resolution8192 x 5464
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels45 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors47 megapixels
Sensor sizeFull frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorDigic X
ISOYes, 100-51200 (expands to 102400)
Boosted ISO (minimum)50
Boosted ISO (maximum)102400
White balance presets8
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationSensor-shift
Image stabilization notesWorks with lens-based IS systems for maximum shake reduction
CIPA image stabilization rating8 stop(s)
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, normal
AutofocusPhase Detect Multi-area Center Selective single-point Tracking Single Continuous Touch Face Detection Live View
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points1053
Lens mountCanon RF
Focal length multiplier
Articulated LCDFully articulated
Screen size3.2″
Screen dots2,100,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification0.76×
Viewfinder resolution5,760,000
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic)1/8000 sec
Aperture priorityYes
Shutter priorityYes
Manual exposure modeYes
Subject / scene modesNo
Built-in flashNo
External flashYes (via hot shoe)
Continuous drive20.0 fps
Self-timerYes
Metering modesMulti 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)
WB BracketingYes
FormatMPEG-4, H.264, H.265
Modes8192 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
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage typesCFexpress and SD (UHS-II) slots
USBUSB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec)
USB chargingYes
HDMIYes (micro HDMI)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portYes
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notes802.11ac (dual-band) + Bluetooth
Remote controlYes
Environmentally sealedYes
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLP-E6NH lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)320
Weight (inc. batteries)738 g (1.63 lb / 26.03 oz)
Dimensions138 x 98 x 88 mm (5.43 x 3.84 x 3.46″)
Orientation sensorYes
GPSNone
Specs for the Canon EOS R5
Canon EOS R5C with 24mm to 105mm lens
Atomos Ninja V+

The Atomos Ninja V+

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
Touchscreen      Yes
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
I/O
Video    1 x HDMI Type A (HDMI 2.0) Input
1 x HDMI Type A (HDMI 2.0) Output
Embedded Audio             HDMI: 2-Channel
HDMI: 8-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
Format Support
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
1080p: 120/60/50/30/25/24
1080i: 60/50
720p: 60/50
Gamma Curve   Rec709
Video Signal Conversion HDMI to SDI
DCI 4K: 60/50/30/25/24
UHD 4K: 60/50/30/25/24
1080p: 120/100/60/50/30/25/24
1080i: 60/50
720p: 60/50
Timecode Support           Yes
Recording
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
Power
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
Mounting            2 x 3/8″-16 Female
Environmental
Operating Temperature 104°F / 40°C
General
Material of Construction               Aluminum, Polycarbonate
Packaging Info
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″



Atomos Ninja V+ and Canon R5 with VR180 Lens
Atomos Ninja V+ and Canon R5 with VR180 Lens

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.

Available soon on your Oculus/Meta Headset and coming soon to  DEOVR.

Atomos Ninja V+
Atomos Ninja V+

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