Canon EOS R5 has serious overheating issues – in both 4K and 8K

This information was supplied by Canon to the largest UK pro-video dealership CVP. It comes directly from the manufacturer’s own testing results.

The Canon EOS R5 does push the technology under the hood very hard. With only passive cooling and no fan, in a body barely any larger than the Sony A7 III, Canon has decided to implement very short maximum recording times for 8K and 4K shooting on the R5. The recording time limits become much more severe once the camera has stopped once on a shoot from overheating.

This is something to be aware of, as it will lead to important shots being missed. Certainly, if you plan to use the EOS R5 for interviews, live events, weddings and wildlife shooting where long continuous takes are required, you may want to stick to 1080p.

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My thoughts on the Canon EOS R5 8K monstrosity – 1TB footage per 50 minutes

EOS R5 rear egonomics

Canon have finally admitted that their approach to video in the past has been wrong and maybe – just maybe – EOSHD was right! With the EOS R5 apparently video users are important again, even outside of the Cinema EOS range.

But are the flagship 8K RAW and 4K/120p modes of the EOS R5 actually practical to shoot with on a day to day basis?

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Canon EOS R6 shoots 10bit 4K/60 (but NO RAW) – How it compares to the EOS R5

With the price of the EOS R5 set at £4199 here in the UK, that is firmly pro-territory, but Canon has an enthusiast version too which will be the focus of many at EOSHD. The Canon EOS R6 is a competitor to the Sony A7 III, Panasonic S1 and Nikon Z6. It brings 10bit to the table over the 8bit only Sony & Nikon – and Dual Pixel Autofocus to the plate which is an advantage over the Panasonic cameras.

Canon users will also like the fact that the EOS R6 at $2500 / £2500 puts a lot right for video users compared to the disappointing first EOS R.

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