Canon Australia has issued a recall for early shipments of the video-centric Canon EOS R5c mirrorless cinema camera. According to the recall, this is due to a manufacturing defect in the autofocus system whereby the camera will excessively hunt to find focus in movie mode. Canon Australia does say that this only affects “selected units of the EOS R5 C digital cinema camera”.
They say that only “a very small number of units” are affected by the issue and that the recall is specifically for those who received their units on or before March 21st, 2022. So, it sounds like it’s just a very small batch and apparently, a batch that only made it to Australia which has the problem as far as we can tell. Canon Australia is asking that affected customers return their cameras to be replaced with a new one.