Canon R5 Menu Settings

Several readers have recently bought a Canon R5. Here are my menu settings:

Camera 1

  • Image quality RAW
  • Dual Pixel RAW disable
  • Cropping/aspect ratio FULL

Camera 2

  • Expo.Comp in the middle
  • ISO speed settings100-102400
  • HDR PQ settings OFF
  • Auto Lighting Optimizer Standard
  • Highlight tone priority OFF
  • Anti-flicker shoot Disabled
  • External Speedlight control – I don’t mess with this one

Camera 3

  • White balance AWB
  • Custom White Balance – I don’t mess with this one
  • WB Shift – I don’t mess with this one
  • Color Space – Adobe RGB
  • Picture Style – Standard with a bit of saturation added
  • Clarity – 0
  • Lens aberration correction
    • Peripheral illum corr ON
    • Distortion correction OFF
    • Digital Lens Optimizer – Standard

Camera 4

  • Long exp. Noise reduction OFF
  • High ISO speed NR – Standard
  • Dust Delete Data – haven’t used

Camera 5

  • Multiple exposure – Disabled until I need it
  • HDR Mode OFF – until I need it
  • Focus Bracketing – Disabled until I need it

Camera 6

  • Interval timer – disable
  • Blub timer – Disabled
  • Shutter mode – Elec 1st curtain
  • Release shutter without card – OFF

Camera 7

  • Touch Shutter – Enable
  • Image Review – 2 sec
  • High Speed Display — OFF
  • Metering timer – 8 sec
  • Expo simulation – Enable
  • Shotting info dis – set what I like

Camera 8

  • Viewfinder Display – Display 1
  • Disp Performance – Smooth

Auto Focus 1

  • AF operation – Serve AF
  • AF method – this changes with how you have the focus method set
  • Subject to detect – Animals
  • Eye detection – Enabled
    • Only shows if AF method is set to Eye Detect
  • Continuous AF – Disable
  • Movie Servo AF – Enable
  • Touch & drag AF settings

Auto Focus 2

  • MF peaking settings
    • Peaking ON (When you’re in MF there’s a little guide to help)
    • Level HIGH
    • Color RED
  • Focus guide – off
  • AF-assist beam firing — off

Auto Focus 3

  • Case 1 – Versatile multi purpose
  • Case 2 – Continue to track subjects, ignoring possible obstacles.
  • Case 3 – Instantly focus on subjects suddenly entering AF points
    • Canon Professional Services suggests Case 3 or 4 for moving objects or birds in flight
  • Case 4 – For subjects that accelerate or decelerate quickly

Auto Focus 4

  • Lens electronic MF – Off
  • One-shot AF release prior. – set at Focus
  • Switching Tracked Subjects – 0 or initial priority
  • Lens drive when AF impossible – On
  • Limit AF methods – all mine are active
  • AF method selection control – main dial
  • Orientation linked AF point – Same for both vert/horiz

Auto Focus 5

  • Initial Servo AF pt for – AF pt set for AF point
  • Focus ring rotation – no change
  • RF lens MF focus ring sensitivity – no change
  • Sensitivity AF pt select – 0
  • Electronic full-time MF — Off