Canon EOS R5 C vs Nikon D780

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS R5 C and Nikon D780. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Canon EOS R5 C is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D780 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS R5 C were released 2022 and Nikon D780 was released 2020. That is a 2 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS R5 C 2022
Nikon D780 2020

Type of camera

Canon EOS R5 C is a Mirrorless camera while Nikon D780 is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

Even though the camera sensors might be called differently they are both considered Full frame which means that the focal length of the lenses is not affected. There is no crop factor on any of these cameras and sensors.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS R5 C 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
Nikon D780 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)

Resolution

Canon EOS R5 C has a 45 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D780 has 25 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS R5 C 45 MP
44761088 pixels
8192 x 5464
Nikon D780 25 MP
24337152 pixels
6048 x 4024

Canon EOS R5 C has a 84 % larger resolution than Nikon D780. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Both of these cameras offer the exact same ISO range. They both have 100 to 51200.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS R5 C 100-51200
Nikon D780 100-51200

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS R5 C belongs to the Canon EOS R-system and needs an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E, and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS R

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS R5 C
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D780

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS R5 C can shoot up to 20 pictures per seconds and Nikon D780 can shoot up to 12 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS R5 C 20
Nikon D780 12

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Canon EOS R5 C and Nikon D780 can shoot movies.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Nikon D780 weighs 840 gr (equal to 1.85 lb) which is 9% heavier than Canon EOS R5 C and its 770 gr (or 1.7 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS R5 C 770 gr
1.7 lb
Nikon D780 840 gr
1.85 lb

Canon EOS R5 C vs Nikon D780 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS R5 C and Nikon D780, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Canon EOS R5 C
Nikon D780
Name Canon EOS R5 C Nikon D780
Manufacturer Canon Nikon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS R5 C
Nikon D780
Release Year 2022 2020
Release Date 2022-01-19 2020-01-07
MSRP 4499 USD 2299 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS R5 C
Nikon D780
Camera Type Mirrorless DSLR
Sensor
Canon EOS R5 C
Nikon D780
Sensor Size Full Frame (approx 36 x 24 mm) Full Frame (approx 36 x 23.9 mm)
Also known as "FX"
Sensor Type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Resolution 8192 x 5464 pixels 6048 x 4024 pixels
Megapixels 45 MP 25 MP
Image Processor DIGIC X EXPEED 6
Image
Canon EOS R5 C
Nikon D780
ISO Range 100 - 51200 100 - 51200
White Balance Presets 8 12
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Canon EOS R5 C
Nikon D780
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 1053 51
Lens Mount Canon RF

See Compatible Lenses
Nikon F

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier Full frame
No multiplier
Example:
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm
FX (Full frame)
No multiplier
Example:
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Canon EOS R5 C
Nikon D780
Articulated LCD Fully articulated Tilting
Screen size 3.2 3.2
Screen dots 2100000 2359000
Touch screen Yes Yes
Screen type TFT LCD TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Electronic Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.76x 0.7
Viewfinder Resolution 5760000 0
Photography features
Canon EOS R5 C
Nikon D780
Frames per second 20 fps 12 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 900 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Built-in Flash No No
Built-in Flash Range N/A N/A
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial
Multi
Center Weighted
Highlight Weighted
Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS R5 C
Nikon D780
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
H.265
XF-AVC
MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution 3840 x 2160
4096 x 2160
7680 x 4320
8192 x 4320
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
Built-in Microphone Yes No
Built-in Speakers Yes No
Storage
Canon EOS R5 C
Nikon D780
Memory Card Compact Flash Express
SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Canon EOS R5 C
Nikon D780
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes Yes
Headphone Port Yes Yes
Wireless Yes
Built-in (802.11ac (dual-band) + Bluetooth)
Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.1)
Remote Control Yes Yes (via wired, wireless or smartphone)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS R5 C
Nikon D780
Enviromentally sealed Yes Yes
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details LP-E6NH lithium-ion battery & charger
EN-EL15b lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 320 shots 2260 shots
Width 142 mm 144 mm
Height 101 mm 116 mm
Depth 111 mm 76 mm
Weight 770 gram 840 gram