The rumor mill was again already in the picture in advance and so Canon&s presentation today of the new EOS R5 C does not come as a complete surprise now. Technically, the EOS R5 C is based on the almost 18 months available EOS R5, but has a few not insignificant changes along the way.
Due to its hybrid relationship, the EOS R5 C is the smallest and lightest (approx. 680 g) Cinema EOS camera to date. It has a rugged magnesium alloy body and is dust and splash resistant despite its design that separates airflow from electrical components.
This active cooling system does extend the otherwise almost identical case to the rear to make room for necessary ventilation slots. In return, the camera should be able to work for hours without overheating.
Thus, like its sister, the R5 C allows 8K RAW movie recording at 30p - but without heat or other recording limits. Additionally, the new C(inema) model can even record 8Kp60 with mandatory use of an external power source. One can use an AC adapter or even a suitably potent powerbank for this.
The EOS R5 C records high resolutions in 12-bit Cinema RAW Light, which now provides a choice of three quality levels: RAW HQ (High Quality), RAW ST (Standard Quality) and RAW LT (Light Quality). In addition, the EOS R5 C also supports Canon&s XF-AVC format (at up to 810 Mbps) and versatile MP4 options. This makes 4K 10 BIt 4:2.2 with up to 120p (including audio recording!) possible, among other things.
Recording is done on 1x CFexpress 2.0 Type B and 1x UHS-II SD. Both slots can be recorded simultaneously with different formats, resolutions and color depths.
Those who do not record in RAW will find HDR support via PQ and HLG as well as Canon Log 3 incl. Cinema Gamut in addition to many consumer picture profiles. The 45MP sensor in the EOS R5 C even supports two base ISOs (Dual Base ISO). These are (as otherwise typical for Sony sensors) four aperture stops apart (800/3200 ISO with Canon Log 3). The Canon Dual Pixel CMOS AF system is also part of the package and should ensure reliable tracking even at high frame rates.
In addition to a rotating and swiveling 3.2-inch touchscreen LCD, a 0.5-inch OLED viewfinder with 5.76 million pixels has also been installed. XLR audio can be retrofitted via the optionally available TASCAM CA-XLR2d Audio XLR Adapter.
The EOS R5 C also features a dedicated timecode input/output for integration into a professional multi-camera setup.
According to Canon, the R5 C&s active cooling design prevented the sensor from moving. Image stabilization is therefore primarily in the lens and/or digitally through excess edge pixels.
The Canon EOS R5 C is expected to be available from March 2022 at a price of 4,999.00 Euro (RRP)...