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  1. 58 minutes ago, PaulUsher said:

    Yeah in the end it’s going to produce decent images in the higher quality mode, and most target users may not see the IQ differences we’re discussing (though they may notice the overheating..) The reliable modes (incl 1080p) will be great for YouTubers especially, they already love the R. 

    It’s just not the upgrade, or camera, I was REALLY hoping for. I think we’re still waiting for a camera of true convergence - that you can use for traditional critical paid work in one moment, then strap round your neck for personal/social media in the next. But it’s getting pretty close.

    There’s an argument that for some use cases, the reliable modes of both R5/R6 already deliver the dream. Someone will argue that the XT4 does too. Someone else will suggest another camera ticks all their boxes. Bottom line is every man’s bar is set differently. When we step away from our judging tables, and put away our microscopes, at least we can see that advancements are being made, that it’s a great time for gear heads (if a little frustrating at times for those like me who are impatient) and that convergence — though it may be process — is at least happening.

    After assessing all the specs and looking at R6 sample images... I just don't want to deal with the severe rolling shutter in the 1.07x crop 4K video on the R6.

    I think When I do upgrade (which probably will not be any time soon, but I do plan to slowly expand my RF lens collection and just keep using the EOS R) it will be the: The EOS R5
    All things considered, it just looks like a better, faster sensor than the 1DX III or R6 sensor, which is interesting, considering it is not supposed to be as high-end as the 1DX III.

    I probably won't even touch the 8K and 4K-HQ modes (maybe the latter in low light if I need the best ISO, but I think it will perform well enough without it)
    And for the most part I can just use the same "crippled" IPB codecs and UHS-II cards that I will get for the EOS R, I won't need a lot of CFExpress cards.

    But I will have a FF4k60p camera with low rolling shutter and also a crop sensor 4k60p camera with great quality. Essentially two in one and with 4k120p as a special bonus.
    And of course I get the higher quality screen EVF and build quality.
    It will be easier to manual focus for sure, whatever camera I use, I will have vintage glass to go with any of them.

    45MP is definitely more than I need for stills, but I need to upgrade for coping with 4k60p anyway, so it is not that big of a drawback.
    -6.5EV on the R6 vs -6EV on the R5, again, not a biggie.

    I am looking forward to actual reviews (I want to see rolling shutter measurements for all modes), but it seems quite clear to me what makes the most sense from an upgrade standpoint.
    Of course this can change depending on one-time deals and stuff, I will try to be ready for that.

    The opposite approach to this is to have something like an A7SIII
    Where the 4.8K Prores RAW output makes a ton of sense and produces beautiful video, no overheating, 8K RAW is just too much and also impractical for most people (great for those who need it).
    But may not be enough as a stills camera, the R5 can tackle both at a very high level and it has a great IBIS system in it, better ergonomics, Canon colors, lens ecosystem, etc.

    Despite all the 'heat' the R5 receives from various directions (sorry, couldn't resist) it just looks to be very strong as-is for the next few years.

    Right now, the closest relative to this R5 is probably the Leica SL2.

    More "premium", but more expensive, bulkier, less features and it also misses out on the AF front or lens ecosystem (and it also suffers from overheating)

  2. 13 minutes ago, JurijTurnsek said:

    Now, the pricing can still make or brake this camera. It shouldn't be priced as an do-it-all hybrid.

    The A7SII was 3000$, pretty sure that with the stacked sensor and huge jump up in video specs, it will be more, maybe 3500$ like the A7RIV (and the A7IV will be around 2500$ when it comes out probably next year)

  3. 5 hours ago, PaulUsher said:

    If the R6 had been a 26mp sensor then a 1:1 crop would have covered their EF-S lenses.

    Come to think of it, the RP is 26mp isn’t it? With a 1.6x 4K crop mode! But the 4K lacks DPAF or c-log or something... I forget how they crippled it lol. What a mess. We all want just one camera that ticks the boxes - not four that somehow don’t!

    Besides no DPAF in 4K, the RP has the worst rolling shutter after the Sony A6300 and the dynamic range not great, so yes, not good for serious video (still not too bad for 1080p considering it's still cheap).
    I have used it as a second camera on a tripod in 4K and manual focus, and it worked fine for that, actually the battery held up better than I expected and no signs of overheating (I guess disabling DPAF does have its advantages there).

    That 20MP sensor is very well balanced for video and stills, they have been using one in the 1DX II and III which people were forced to buy if they've found 5D IV to be too weak, they've just crippled it too much after bringing it down to this low price point.
    One pretty much has to shoot it in FF (1.07x crop) and deal with the severe rolling shutter and take advantage of the superb IBIS and because it is oversampled, the digital IS can be utilised as well without degrading quality at a noticeable level, great ISO and dynamic range as well.
    So I guess despite all of this crap, it will still look good.

    Or it can shoot in 1080p, which is still fine, just like on the EOS R, but it starts to look like quite bad value, double the price to have IBIS and 1080p 120fps, joystick (that's actually very good for pulling focus when shooting with the screen flipped out, so it can't be touched) dual card slots, fast shooting rate, but also less megapixels for stills, inferior screen, no top LCD, etc.

    I wonder if they consider adding in the 1:1 crop mode in firmware if enough people complain about it, but it's not like taking away 24p so I don't think they will, it would be too good for the price amongst Canon cameras...

  4. 5 minutes ago, PaulUsher said:

    I mean, yikes 

    Yikes indeed.
    Unfortunately you are probably right with this one, as I tried to look it up everywhere, and Canon Europe says it is a "62% crop of the horizontal area", which is right around 1.6x

    I understood the IPB compression with the UHS-II cards apart from 4k60p it is an artificial limitation, but whatever.

    But a 1:1 crop would have required less processing and much better quality and much more like their APS-C cinema cameras, so not happy about it at all.

  5. 27 minutes ago, PaulUsher said:

    R6 1.6x crop mode confirmed - by Canon in the ProAV interview (around the 1 hour 11 min mark.) So not 1:1 - it’s binning.

    No 1:1 4K across either camera. All oversampled 4K overheats. R5 has one 4K mode that probably won’t  overheat - it’s full frame but binned. R6 has one 4K mode that probably won’t overheat - it’s cropped and binned.

    Canon also say in that interview that no FHD mode is oversampled. It’s always binning from full width.

    R Classic: 1:1 4K and oversampled FHD - in m43 crop mode that can be speedboosted. 

    That would be upscaled 4K on the R6 with 1.6x crop as there aren't enough pixels (unlike on the EOS RP) it does not make sense to me, and it would be quite bad indeed

    And it would really push the R5 being the better 4K video camera with the better rolling shutter in the binned 4K mode, and full-fledged FF and APS-C options with great quality.

    All the rest matches what I expect, only this one seems to be the weird one and I am not 100% that it was correctly told and I don't see it in the spec list either to confirm or deny it.
    Maybe it only forces it with EF-S lenses (that would be bad, too but understandable) and let FF lenses to be punched into 1:1 crop?
    The 1DX II and 1DX III both recorded in that mode.

    As soon as somebody shows what happens with the movie cropping enabled, we'll see it anyways, and we'll see some rolling shutter measurements, too.
    There is plenty of time to get one anyway 🙂

  6. 13 minutes ago, SteveV4D said:

    Not me... I rarely shoot stills.  A small form camera for video use is my choice.  Not to say, an extra camera that does shoot stills wouldn't be handy for the odd times I am asked and forced to do Photography, and a replacement for the GH5 as my run n gun video tool as well.  I'm stuck whether the R6 would achieve that.  It'll need an firmware update to make that something I would invest in.  I'm in no rush.  Of course, if the overhearing is found to be a genuine issue even with the R6, forget it.  I've avoided Sony for that reason after someone I employed cost me a Ceremony recording with one, and I won't invest if Canon have decided to be the new Sony.


    Yes, there are always different needs and different solutions. It is easy enough to rent or buy and potentially return it.

    Most people here don't even want to pay for the extra quality for 4K
    I looked at 1DX III 1080p footage and it seems good enough for me (Even the EOS R was good enough and it is a bit better that that)
    So the R6 is probably also stellar as a 1080p camera as well with zero issues and minimal file sizes.

    It is crazy to think that quite a few people got the 1DX II, deal with its many foibles, and they didn't even shoot in 4K because of the crazy file sizes (and some of the R5 recording modes make those small, lol), they just wanted that 1080p 120fps with AF which looks soo good.
    And now here we are with a camera that is cheaper and has almost none of those issues, a few cost cutting and crippling here and there, but it's perfectly acceptable considering what others do at this price point.

  7. 20 minutes ago, Silenkiller said:

    Lets hope it doesnt overheat when cropped too

    The only camera I ever managed to get to overheat was the A6500 indoors after 15 minutes, and that is a 6K readout, so I don't think a 4K readout without any oversampling is that bad.

    If I was shooting longer events, I would probably invest in the Atomos recorder, it lifts the 30-minute limit, it is cheaper to record to SSD anyway, Prores is better for editing and it's definitely nice to have a bigger screen. The micro-HDMI is annoying though.
    To be honest, even the EOS R would do well for that specific usage and it costs almost half as much.
    But for running around, taking shorter clips, high frame rates with the most minimalist package, the R6 looks to be amazing in comparison.

    If overheating is the most important thing ever, then the A7SIII is looking pretty good (for quite a bit more money probably)
    But most people want a camera, that is equally capable at capturing still images.

    Right now, there isn't anything out that there, that just "hits the balance" the way the R6 does (photo/video capabilities at the right price point)
    If it delivers in practise as well, it looks to be a huge hit, just like the A7III was two years ago.

  8. 45 minutes ago, PaulUsher said:

    You make a nice case for the R6, especially as a crop sensor camera. I’m sure it will be useful for those coming to the R line afresh looking to maximise its strengths. Does it have a 1.4x crop? I thought it needs to be at least 1.6x for the APSC lenses. 1.4x can land you in awkward focal lengths. I don’t think it works for me personally.

    Don’t get me wrong, for most coming to the RF system, the R6 is a better entry point, especially vloggers who want super stable selfies/ walk-and-talks, and B-rollers who love super slowmo.

    I don’t really shoot slomo though, mostly doc, some video/photo journo (occasional narrative but don’t really recommend any Canon cam for that). I prefer 1:1 readout over binning (even that downsampled FHD on the R), I’ve grown accustomed to true 24p ALL-I internal or solid HMDI out, and I want to enjoy the benefits of a speedbooster. I approach the R as more a M43 camera (approx 1.8-1.9x crop with DIS) whereas R6 - if it only works in a 1.4x or 1.6x without overheating - is more a S35 camera.

    As I’ve learned over 18 months of use to mitigate RS with the right lenses and techniques (it’s actually pretty easy when you know how) and built a chestpod for some use cases, I’m only left wondering whether the R6 and super stabe is worth trading my R for; it’s a just a quandary for me personally because of the way I‘m now set up to shoot. For me though, personally, the R6 seems to offer neither the benefits of FF 4K without overheating or the M43+booster approach.

    Yes I know, I am annoyed that it looks so good on paper that it is hard to resist.
    Although I will build up my lens kit first and keep using the R for now, that is always better. But if I see a deal that gives some discount over the MSRP, I will jump on it.

    The 1DX III has a 1.33x crop mode, and it is cinema 4K, so I guess the 1.4x UHD crop on the R6 is pretty accurate. I have some really great compact Leica lenses with a nasty magenta cast towards the edges and heavy vignetting.
    They are getting completely cropped out for video, so it's a dream scenario for me, if the IBIS continues to function well with these, it's a huge improvement over 1.75x crop and no IBIS even if I ignore the frame rates. But I actually shoot the 720p 120p sometimes, so I won't, it is a really great feature to have.

    The Sigma 18-35/1.8 is also downright perfect for covering this image circle, so I sincerely hope it won't force the camera into a 1.6x crop mode or something when mounting it, with the latest firmware it does that on the EOS R, no option to shoot FF.
    The Canon EF-S 10-18/4.5-5.6 IS STM also covers this crop through almost the whole zoom range.

    Both should work, but whether Canon will allow them to work, we don't know, it would be pretty stupid to restrict these, but we know how Canon does things.

  9. 32 minutes ago, newfoundmass said:

    Yes, so remedy that by providing cooling like the S1H did. Canon is choosing to launch cameras with overheating issues. 

    I disagree, as these two cameras were clearly marketed to video shooters, but even if all that is true it sucks and doesn't make complaints any less valid. 


    Some footage here, the pixel binned 4K looks perfectly fine to me and it won't have serious overheating issues.

    At this point the S1H does not offer any kind of 4k120p, so it got completely outclassed by the R5 and the A7sIII as well, both are superb cameras with different advantages and drawbacks regarding stills or video.
    Far more people have issues with the S1H size and AF problems than overheating and just the lack of lenses is not great for anyone wanting to get into the system even though it is an alliance, so it has room to expand and improve, we'll see what happens.
    The sales numbers will prove that, some people won't even use the R5 for video, but they definitely won't use the S1H for stills, there are far better and cheaper options out there.

    As far as  see, most people's hate for the R5 comes from its expected popularity which might devaluate their own equipment even further.

    Everything is getting cheaper because of these cameras, people should be happy that they exist instead of trying to find what's wrong about them.

    The smart people will embrace the new opportunities that are present with cameras getting older or investing in new technology, why others just continue to be keyboard warriors.

  10. 19 hours ago, PaulUsher said:

    Comparing it to the R6, the R Classic has ALL-I, true 24p, (vs IPB 23.98p), 4K 1:1 native readout for APSC, or 1:1 4K FF with Metabones (plus the speed booster’s benefits), 28ms rolling shutter vs 31ms of 1DXIII sensor, mini HDMI (vs R6’s micro), lighter for a gimbal, 30 megapixel stills vs 20mp, £1000 cheaper (used) for newcomers and it definitely doesn’t overheat. Same colour science, same log. But it lacks 60p in 4K, the improved IBIS, and the improved autofocus of the R6. I don’t use slomo so I’m really not sure whether it’s worth the upgrade for me as the R’s DIS works well and the autofocus is already blazing. It’s the IBIS I’m interested in: 8 stops is gimbal-like, and destroys any rolling shutter artefacts. Need to see more footage....

    One can use the 1.4x crop mode on the R6, that's still a lot better than the 1.75x crop on the R and a lot less rolling shutter (probably around 16ms, same as a C300 Mark III)
    Or with the full sensor, the ISO is a huge improvement. And there is room to engage the digital IS on top of the IBIS without really degrading the quality.

    With the speed booster + EOS R basically looses all access to any other frame rates
    It practically becomes a 1.24x crop 4k30p EF-mount-only camera, with quite a bit of rolling shutter, e.g. quite limited.
    And of course there is that 1080p 120fps which is the other Achilles heel of the EOS R.

    Overall, the R6 is miles ahead of the R for video, it is a baby 1DX III (with 10-bit and Canon Log, it kills the 1DX II as well, less compressed, but 8-bit 4:2:2 no Log or FF 4K)

    The only question is will it receive a price drop after the early months, because if it does not, then it is probably better to get one as soon as possible.
    It does not seem overpriced at 2500$ compared to 2300$ original MSRP the EOS R, which is worth almost half as much now.
    The Metabones Speed Booster makes them even closer in terms of pricing, so it is does not look like something worth spending for.

  11. 1 hour ago, stephenkraus said:

    So this video is great, and idk if anybody watched the original ProAV QA video, but it's full of info. Basically: the R5 CAN handle non-oversampled 4k in 24p/30p without thermal limits, and the R6 CANNOT. It will overheat after ~40 min because it's oversampling the 5.5k sensor. 

    What if one is recording with the 1:1 1.4x UHD crop mode on the R6 instead of oversampling?

    That should help with heat and the rolling shutter. Maybe even they forgot that it exists 🙂

  12. 11 minutes ago, zerocool22 said:

    Why would you want a stacked sensor if the DR is going to take a hit. Thats the one thing the A7S has going for it(besides low light and full frame). 

    Higher frame rates, lower rolling shutter
    I guess the improvement in technology means that it will be clearly better DR than the A7SII despite the stacked sensor penalty.

  13. Outstanding for video, bad for stills.
    It makes sense for Sony, with 12MP BSI stacked sensor is not "threatening" to the A9II and they are sticking to the formula of four different FF model lines.
    I expect to be around A7RIV pricing, not sure if the stacked sensor means it will cost a bit more or a bit less than that, but it won't be at the A9II level.

  14. 3 minutes ago, ade towell said:

    Canon's way has always been to release reliable solid cameras. What is this camera you speak of, are you guessing or is it being worked on now?

    It has been rumoured several times, but nothing has been confirmed yet, and no recent talk.
    But I am quite sure they are working on something like that, they have fully sorted out their EF-mount Cinema line, I can't see them coming out with even more EF-mount cameras, they seem to be fully complete now.

    So the next step is to begin the Cinema line for the RF-mount and also at the lower-end, not the higher-end.

  15. 4 minutes ago, ade towell said:

    I'm not accusing Canon of being lazy I just want them to release a product I can rely on to get me through a day of filming. Instead of trying to overtake everybody else with something unreliable why not just play catch up 1st and give us something with solid 4k 10 bit that will work in every mode, and let their AF and nice colour do the talking to the zillions of Canon lens owners who will buy whatever they release anyway

    I hope as you say this isn't the new norm with cameras overheating as they all try and out do each other. That would suck

    Canon's way is to release a separate video-centric camera with active cooling and a dedicated sensor that will run for many hours without issues. It won't be a usable stills camera.

    We just don't know when and for how much but looking at the XC15, it is certainly possible to design something like that with a bigger sensor and an RF-mount.

  16. 4 minutes ago, Andrew Reid said:

    Same overheating and rolling shutter problems to the 4 years old $1200 Sony A6300.

    I don't think it is anywhere the same thing.
    That is an APS-C sensor, no IBIS, no 10-bit, no 4k60p, no 4k120p and it overheats quicker than what they are quoting for the R5

    I would like to see the exact same feature set to compare against (and not just evaluated as a video camera, but also as a stills camera)

  17. 13 minutes ago, ade towell said:

    It is indeed subjective and that's cool, and I won't bore you with all the reasons the SH1 is a better video camera to me. I just find it interesting that all Canon fans seem to be OK about these limitations and don't see an issue with overheating in cameras being released at these prices in 2020. Instead they seek to justify it or cherry pick all the other stuff

    I still have a Canon camera and lenses but don't feel the need to defend them when they release cameras that can't be relied upon in many working environments, which I have to say is something I never thought they would do. They used to be so reassuringly conservative. I congratulate them on finally stepping up and pushing the tech, but they should have made the camera body able to cope with it. Not give excuses

    First, the basher group needs to provide counter-examples to prove that Canon's engineers are "being lazy". We can all agree that keeping a powerful IBIS and DPAF system fully operating, while decoding masses of data to memory cards means the camera's processing really takes a beating.

    Yes, we have the FF S1 series that cope well with heat. But they are a lot bigger and heavier and they stick to using contrast-detect AF, that probably helps with the processing power.
    They rely more on using external recorders to unlock all features.
    There is also a crop on the 4k60p video, too and a 24MP stills camera is not the same as a 45MP stills camera with a much more powerful AF system.

    Once we see more cameras that do provide what the R5 and R6 are capable of (for both photo as well as video), we will probably see the overheating rear its ugly head as well. That's probably the reality of it.

    In the past Canon has designed their cameras for a longer product cycle. That means they are confident that they won't suddenly get left behind by other future cameras and they might employ other tricks to help with these issues, look at this one for instance:


    (although I think this is probably more for astrophotography rather than recording high-res video)

  18. 48 minutes ago, Simon Young said:

    I’m certain I’ve seen the option of recording 1080p 24/25/30 ALL-I in the R6. It’s the 4K options that are strictly limited to IPB from what I understand.

    I don't see it here or on the full spec list, only for time-lapse movie mode, or the separate 1080p120fps slow-motion recording mode.

  19. 28 minutes ago, Simon Young said:

    Why would it overheat in 4K 30p and not 24/25p? Makes no sense whatsoever.

    But I’m really interested in the 1080p ALL-I from that 20mpx sensor and how it is derived - that is if it will be GH5 and Z50 class (also 20mpx sensors).

    It is not ALL-I, it is IPB (it uses ALL-I for timelapse and 120fps)

    See it here, I would bet it is very very similar between the 1DX III and the R6 except more compression.

    Definitely not 4K quality, but pretty decent for 1080p line-skipped, better than the EOS R (which is pretty decent imho) almost no rolling shutter and no overheating.
    If I get this camera, I probably will utilise this mode.

  20. To be fair, the A7sIII or a Z6s could very well have similar problems in a smaller body, some said the Z6 can overheat in 10-bit 4:2:2 with an external recorder, its using the full sensor in that mode unlike Prores RAW with the line-skipping.
    The S1 series cameras are a lot bigger and heavier and they are skipping phase-detect AF for this same reason, more processing, more heat, noisier signal.

    So far, Sony hasn't enabled 4k60p in their cameras even though some sensors are capable of doing it, exactly for this reason.
    Now they suddenly have 4k120p coming, probably external recording only, we'll see how it does.

  21. Is there such a document on the EOS R6, that shows the estimated overheating times?

    Or was that document by CVP released only for the R5, and this camera is not as susceptible to that?

    Yeah IPB and micro-HDMI port are both annoying (maybe the 1.07x UHD crop is a little annoying, too)
    But on the other hand, it costs almost three times less than the 1DX III with a similar sensor and processor the IBIS EVF and a flip screen, it can write to cheap media, and it does have AF enabled at all times and they did not take away things like joystick and dual card slots like they did with past 6D-series cameras.
    Canon should be applauded that.

    Looking the recording abilities of the R5, ALL-I wouldn't work continuously with 4k60p to UHS-II SD card in Canon cameras anyway, (needing CFExpress or it would work with CFast 2.0 as well)
    But all the rest should have no limitations to use ALL-I, there is where the Cripple Hammer decided to hit.

  22. Not sure this was discussed, but:

    "Ok, now onto the sensor, a 20 Megapixel full-framer that’s based on the one in the 1Dx Mark III DSLR but now with a different low pass filter and able to support dual pixel autofocus on uncropped 4k 60p video – remember the 1Dx III made you choose between a crop or manual focus when filming 4k 60"

    I wonder if it also means that the rolling shutter is not improved in 60p unlike the 1DX III

  23. 42 minutes ago, jgharding said:

    The S1H second hand is a lot cheaper than this, you'll find them for 2700 USD or so.

    It has an internal fan, all anamorphic modes you could think of, VLOG. External recording for boosted settings, but plenty of good internal ones including a 6K mode for big plates. Excellent colour and DR, it's wonderfully usable.

    The only down sides are shit autofocus and the battery life could be better. The stills are amazing too.

    That's just not true, for stills, the S1H is much weaker than the EOS R5, the lenses aren't nearly as good, and it's a lot bigger.
    It's just not the right camera (or rather the right system) for most people, that's why it's depreciating so much.

    Canon has never said anywhere that they are going to design this camera for long record times, they are not shy to admit that it will have some limitations.
    They've put in the technology with the IBIS etc. and they've kept it as small (and believe it or not, as cheap) as possible.
    Could they have added cropped internal RAW recording modes among other things to make it more compelling for video then it already is or equip it with a more useful HDMI port?
    Yes, absolutely.

    Each have it's own uses and there is no perfect camera, whatever anyone says. So the bashing will continue until the end of time, especially from people who are using other cameras.

    But some people indicating this camera being "utter garbage" is still kind of funny. The ambassadors are fully on the hype train, no doubt, but for the most part, it seems quite justified.

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