Canon R5 has proven to be an amazing camera. But sadly, it has also proven to have overheating issues. In one of his previous videos, Dan Watson used the R5 side by side with the Sony a7S, and overheating was only one of the aspects he compared. In his latest video, he has addressed this problem specifically. So, when the Canon R5 and the Sony a7S shoot side by side, which one will overheat faster? Let’s watch and see.
That Canon R5 has overheating issues is now a well-known fact. Still, the demand seems to be so high, that Canon is forced to delay the shipping of its new camera. Or is it really because of the high demand? According to the latest reports, the delays are expected precisely because of the overheating issues.
Up until now, most of the overheating hyperbole has been hypothetical. It’s based on documentation that Canon has released. But how closely does it represent the real world? Well, the fact that Canon has apparently patented an active cooling EF to RF adapter should be a big clue. But if you needed some real-world evidence, check this out.
Johnnie Behiri over at Cinema5D recently used the Canon EOS R6 for a couple of days shooting in Japan to produce a short film as part of his review of the camera. It was a pre-production unit, and perhaps there have been some changes to the final production camera, but this assessment does not look good at all.
There’s been a lot of talk about Canon’s new EOS R5 and EOS R6 cameras overheating since their announcement and people took a closer look at the documentation. But it seems that Canon might be doing something to address it.
Canon Rumors reports that Canon is planning to release several new EF to RF adapters this year and a Canon patent discovered by the folks at Canon News suggests that one of them might have an active cooling solution to address the overheating concerns in their new mirrorless cameras.
There’s been a lot of chatter and speculation lately about the potential overheating issues with the new Canon EOS R5. Given that very few people even have one in their hands, it’s difficult to know for sure exactly how it will perform in the real world, although Canon has now confirmed the times mentioned in Max Yurev’s video, and also extended the table to include other shooting modes.
While some of the overheating modes had already been released, there were still questions to be answered. The biggie that most people wanted to know was how well does it handle 4K 120fps footage and how long can you keep shooting it for? Well, Canon has now answered.
Well, we were all waiting for the other shoe to drop on the Canon EOS R5. 8K RAW video for under $4,000? There had to be a catch, right? Well, it looks like, yeah, there probably is. According to Canon’s documentation for the EOS R5, it’s potentially going to suffer from some pretty drastic overheating issues, even when shooting 4K.
In this video, Max Yuryev goes over the video recording specs in the Canon documentation and calls out Canon and EOS R5 reviewers for not bringing this to more peoples attention during all the announcements and talk yesterday about the new camera. And it looks like it’ll be even worse than the overheating issues Sony used to suffer from.
Users of the Fujifilm X100V have been complaining about the camera automatically shutting down due to overheating. With the latest firmware update, Fujifilm has found a pretty unusual solution to solve this problem. Basically, you can now set the temperature limit yourself, so your camera will shut down at a temperature higher than standard.
Overheating is a common issue for some photographers and filmmakers (especially filmmakers). Certain brands have been pretty notorious for it, while others seem to handle things just fine. In this video, Gene Nagata (AKA Potato Jet) throws a bunch of different DSLR, mirrorless, cinema and action cameras into an incubator at their maximum claimed operational temperature (40°C or 104°F) to see just how long it takes for them to overheat and shut down.
With a title like “The Truth about Sony”, I thought this video was just going to be more fanboy hate, but I was convinced to watch it and was quite surprised. Matt Granger is a pretty notorious Nikon die-hard, so you can understand my initial reaction. But in the video, he takes a good look at the issues that Sony has had over the years of its mirrorless camera development and how it’s overcome almost all of them.
Overheating wasn’t much of an issue for cameras at one point. Sure, long exposures might build up some noise on CCD sensors. It did a bit with my D100 bodies for anything 4 seconds or longer. But it wasn’t a consistent problem when shooting stills. Then cameras got video, which leaves our sensors exposed and on for much longer periods of time. To the point where some cameras now are notorious for overheating.
One such camera is the Panasonic GF7. Industrial designer, Eric Strebel has been facing this problem with his GF7. He’d regularly receive an error stating “Camera overheating, please allow it to cool down”. Being an engineer, he designed a solution. In essence, that meant strapping a great big heatsink to the back of it. This video shows us how the build came together.