One of the card slots on the Canon EOS R5 is a CFexpress card slot, which supports the world’s fastest CFexpress cards. The fastest and toughest CFexpress card currently available is the Sony Tough CFexpress Type-B, which has a maximum read speed of 1,700MB/s and a maximum write speed of 1,480MB/s.
Internally, the Canon EOS R5 enables high-resolution DCI 8K 30 fps raw video recording, as well as 4K recording at up to 120 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit with Canon Log and up to 20 fps burst shooting with an electronic shutter and up to 12 fps with a mechanical shutter. The CFexpress card slot is ideal for 8K video and high-speed, high-resolution burst shooting, whereas the SD card slot keeps a familiar form factor for broad compatibility. To get the best read and write speeds out of your Canon EOS R5 camera, we’ve compiled a list of the top recommended CFexpress cards and SD cards for the Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera based on speed and price.
The following are quick comparison tables of our top recommended and fastest CFexpress cards and SD cards for the Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera.