In this year, Canon will release the EOS R5c, “videographer-focus [ed] EOS R5,” according to Canon Rumors.
Canon EOS R5, despite the initial excitement surrounding its 8K / 30p recording capabilities, was widely regarded as a video disappointment; its tendency to overheat to 8K, and even when recording at 4K / 60p, has made it all unusable for critical video photographers who want to push beyond 4K / 30p. And while the EOS R5 has found success among motionless photographers, the lack of functional 8K has continued to frustrate Canon fans.
But with the cinema-centric Canon EOS R5c on the horizon, videographers can easily relax. Canon Rumors says the R5c will directly address the problems of overheating the R5 with active cooling technology, bringing “unlimited recording of 8K / 30p” (and, we think, with unlimited 4K / 60p recording).
Basically, this means taking daily photos in 4K / 60p and / or 8K / 30p, recording multiple sequences, making consistent vlogging, high resolution, and more. It will also be integrated with the EOS R5’s outstanding shooting capabilities, possibly with a 45 MP full-frame sensor, body image stabilization, full-featured touch screen, and class-based autofocus.
Canon Rumors also talks about a “slightly different form factor” on the EOS R5c, but don’t expect major design changes – the only fix is to create a cool refuge.
Assuming that Canon retains all the current features of the Canon R5 and simply improves video performance, the new camera is likely to have a higher price than the EOS R5 (which already has a larger price), currently selling for $ 3900. However, it is cheaper than the other; keep in mind the prices of the Sony a1 – about $ 6500 – and the upcoming Nikon Z9 – $ 5500 – which are the only two integrated cameras capable of shooting at 8K.
When will Canon release EOS R5c? The first announcement was scheduled for October of this year, but Canon Rumors now believes that it should get R5c released next year – which is likely to get the first quarter, although CR is “not sure at this time if that [previously rumored] timeline is still accurate.”
If you are a Canon user and interested in unlimited 8K video, you should not have to wait too long for that now. In the meantime, share your thoughts on the comments below:
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