It seems that last week’s rumors regarding Canon’s latest EOS offering turned out to be true. The company has indeed announced the video-oriented EOS R5 C. The brand new full-frame mirrorless camera is capable of shooting 8K video up to 60fps internally using 12-bit Cinema RAW Light codec.
5.9K in Super 35mm mode and 2.9K in Super 16mm mode are also available for internal recording to CFexpress cards. Additionally, the EOS R5 C supports anamorphic de-squeeze options, true 24p shooting alongside the ability to opt for shutter angle instead of fractions of a second.
Unlike the R5 and C70 siblings, the newcomer boasts 4K120 recording, HDMI RAW output, Canon Log 3 HLG/PQ support, unlimited recording time, a timecode port, Dual Pixel CMOS AF with eye detection, an active cooling system, a high-power LP-E6NH battery, 13 reassignable buttons, and a multi-function shoe for XLR adapters.
Yet, the camera retains the reliable features of those counterparts such as Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, footage compatibility with DaVinci Resolve and Canon apps, an electronic RF mount, CFexpress/SD card slots, a similar button layout, and more.
Once the dedicated switch of the EOS R5 C is moved to the “video” position, users will get access to immensely powerful tools such as waveform monitors, video codec options, and extensive audio control thus greatly expanding the cameras’ video potential for the experienced camera operators and video content creators.
As one may expect, the EOS R5 C camera supports HDR recording in Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) and Perceptual Quantization (PQ) format, which helps ensure full-color rendition and wide latitude with a great range from black to pure white.
Furthermore, thanks to three newly developed Cinema RAW Light modes (High-quality RAW HQ, standard-quality RAW ST, and Light recording RAW LT), users can select the RAW video mode according to their shooting needs. Lighter, smaller proxy video files can also be recorded while shooting 8K.
Last but not least, the EOS R5 C camera supports RAW output via HDMI and ProRes RAW recording with compatible external recorders such as Atomos devices.
By connecting the EOS R5 C camera with a supported external recorder, users can shoot in Apple ProRes RAW at up to 8K30. Proxy data can also be simultaneously recorded to an SD card in-camera, providing efficient post-production operations.
Canon EOS R5 C Highlights
- Two Cameras in One Body: Photo + Cinema
- 45MP Stills, Full-Frame 8K CMOS Sensor
- Photo/Video Switch Changes Settings Menu
- JPEG/C-RAW, 12-Bit Cinema RAW Light
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Eye Detection
- CFexpress Type-B and SD UHS-II Slots
- Dual-Slot Record, Unlimited Record Time
- Timecode DIN Port, Multi-Function Shoe
- 4-Channel Audio Record with XLR Adapter
- 13 Reassignable Buttons
The Canon EOS R5 C is already available to pre-order retailing for $4,499 with expected shipping by the end of March 2022.
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