Canon R6 vs. Canon 5d Mark IV Comparison
By the title you can tell this has nothing to do with the client side of things. But I really wanted to jot this down for the photographers wondering about the comparison.
I literally JUST got the Canon R6, so of course I had to do a few shots with my Canon R6 vs. Canon 5d Mark IV to see how they compared! And I know a bunch of you were wondering the same.
I bought the Color Fidelity ACR/LR profile for the new files; since they’re so new Adobe hasn’t released a color profile for them yet, so it automatically applies to Adobe Standard, which desaturates the images a little bit.
Here’s the difference between Adobe Standard color profile (SOOC), and the Color Fidelity color profiles. I didn’t make any other adjustments to the images. To be clear, the color fidelity profiles are not presets, they’re the base (like if you were to change it to camera neutral) before you start applying presets and making adjustments. The adjustments they make is so minor, so I wouldn’t say you HAVE to have them, but it definitely helps if you prefer more color and contrast in your images.
I shot these using my 50mm 1.2 + Camera Settings: 1/200 F/2 ISO100
These images are completely SOOC, no adjustments or anything. They’re both automatically in Adobe Standard color profile. I decided not to use any of the color fidelity profiles because I wanted them to be as close to the same as possible for an accurate comparison.
Next, I applied a preset (still in Adobe Standard formats) – just one click so you could see how they applied to the .CR3 image type, and the .CR2 image type. This preset is one of the ones from Angie Knutson’s Little Rock collection.
Keeping the color profile and presets the same, I went in and made adjustments to the Mark IV file, as if I was editing it for real. It wasn’t much, I only adjusted the highlights and exposure.
Finally, I pulled the images into photoshop to finalize my editing process. I didn’t change much between images, the only difference was I reduced the warmth in the Mark IV image.
Overall, the R6 file wasn’t anymore difficult to edit, presets applied the same without any issues. As a personal preference, I prefer the colors of the R6 but there isn’t a huge difference between the Canon R6 vs. Canon 5d Mark IV – except the insanely good focus from the R6. Would I recommend getting the Canon R6? YES!