Canon EOS R5c cinema camera coming this year – and it won’t overheat!

Mar 18, 2021

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Canon EOS R5c cinema camera coming this year – and it won’t overheat!

Mar 18, 2021

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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According to Canon Rumors, Canon is going to release an EOS R5c cinema camera at some point this year. Don’t think of it like a traditional cinema camera, though. More like the Canon EOS R5‘s answer to Sony’s FX3 – which is essentially just an A7S III in a different shell and without a viewfinder.

The EOS R5c is expected to be equipped with the same image sensor as the EOS R5 and offer all of the same recording options, including 8K raw video. To get around the overheating issues that have plagued the EOS R5, though, they say it will have a slightly larger body with active cooling.

Canon Rumors say they’ve “confirmed” this rumour – although I suspect not with Canon, so you still have to treat it as a rumour, although they believe that it will be announced for sure sometime later this year, with availability beginning in early 2022.

Like the EOS R5 the EOS R5c is expected to be a hybrid camera, but with a lean towards video (like the Sony FX3) rather than a hybrid camera with a lean towards stills like the EOS R5.

While I don’t think this tactic will work in Sony’s favour in their case, it might help with Canon’s, particularly for those who bought the EOS R5 specifically for filmmaking but don’t want to risk having to deal with overheating issues while shooting for clients. It’s also expected to come with Canon Log 2.

Exactly when we’ll hear an announcement isn’t very specific beyond “late 2021”. Which is a whole, like 3-4 month timeframe. But we’ll be sure to let you know when we find out more!

[via Canon Rumors]

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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2 responses to “Canon EOS R5c cinema camera coming this year – and it won’t overheat!”

  1. Camera operator Hong Kong Avatar
    Camera operator Hong Kong

    Best news ever if this is true.
    Just wondering about battery performance that are already low if they add a fan!

  2. Joost Avatar
    Joost

    rather see a C90 or C50