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  1. The only way the overheating is a big issue is if it consistently overheats in 4K 24-60fps in 10-bit 422. Otherwise, it's a non-issue as it's a tiny body for 8k raw or 4k 120fps. Who is shooting 4k 120fps for longer than a few minutes (and even that seems insanely long)? Only Ang Lee and nobody liked that. We like to think camera companies cripple their cameras to spite us or something, but there are obviously some technical limitations to processing power, resolution, and frame rates. Panasonic gave us all sorts of internal codecs, 6k, good frame rates, amazing IBIS, good battery life, no record limits, and NO overheating and we all cry "It's TOO BIG!!" or "The video AF SUCKS!" Canon tries to stuff all of their best tech into a smaller body, gives us the MAIN big things we ask for (10-bit 4k up to 60fps with great AF and amazing IBIS), and then threw in some serious goodies like 8k raw and 120fps in 4k but mentions "hey, might overheat because we didn't want tot make a 1200 gram camera like Panasonic," and we LOSE OUR MINDS!! How. Dare. They?
  2. Will wait to see more tests on both overheating and rolling shutter before writing the camera off completely. The record limits are the same as every other manufacturer besides Panasonic. For paid video work, I'd definitely only incorporate R5 as a B-Cam to another Canon C-series camera, so for 20-30 second gimbal shots or low-key b-roll shots, it will certainly be up to the task. Wonder if the R6 will have any overheating issues. Still a few more weeks/months before we have all the answers.
  3. Why are we bashing Canon for including 8k raw INTERNALLY? They also could have just left it at that, but also included All-I and IPB in 8K - a pretty amazing inclusion. Add on to that that they do give you all of the great internal 10-bit codecs (All-I and IPB) in 4K and HD and up to 120fps in 4K, why are we complaining? If you don't want the giant file sizes, just use one of the other modes. Solved AND you still get 10-bit 422. If you want the highest quality and don't care about thousands of dollars of storage, use raw and All-I. Or use every other camera manufacturer (outside of Panasonic) and just shoot in 8-bit 420 up to 30fps or to an external recorder. What Canon has done with these two cameras is pretty mind-blowing. I thought the S1H would be king (and in some ways it still is) for another year or two, but these cameras are close to top of the heap. Yes, I would have preferred the Canon R6 to have 4k raw at much smaller file sizes, but hard to complain when they have given us so much in a seriously compact form factor. I love the S1H, but it won't ever be my photo camera due to size and weight, so the R5 could easily become both video and photo for me (or the R6).
  4. Seems like the R6 will have 10-bit video, but only in IPB and not ALL-I as well like the R5 and 1DX III. That's a bummer, because for 4K, the All-I, 10-bit codec on a 20-megapixel camera sounds better than one on a 45-megapixel camera for low-light and downsampling. On the price front, $3899 seems like a great deal for the R5 - basically has the speed of an A9 (12fps/20fps), with the megapixel count of an A7r (40+), the codecs (and then some) of an S1H, with what may be the best IBIS in the business (perhaps outside of Panasonic). Don't know that last one for sure yet, but Canon tends to be late to certain technology because they don't rush it and tend to be more robust than Sony or Nikon, whose IBIS is shaky at best.
  5. Also hoping that the C-Log is also C-Log 2 and/or C-Log 3. Regular C-Log just doesn't have the DR that the others allow.
  6. Getting pretty exciting! I gotta say, despite my belief that the EOS R had just awful UI, these cameras are looking very exciting and maybe (finally) everything in one package. Sony has tried to pour lots into their mirrorless cameras, but never got 10-bit and their color is dreadful compared to Canon/Fuji/Panasonic. Panasonic S1(H) is close to being perfect but they are large and don't have good AF at all. With the R5 and R6, we get Canon's color and IQ (perhaps both best in class), Canon's AF (seemingly updated), internal Raw, 10-bit codecs, high frame rates, option to have a variable ND "in-camera" (see: adapter), IBIS, and all in a pretty compact mirrorless package. Not to mention 40+ megapixel stills and Canon's amazing RF glass. Frankly, anything at or around $4k for the R5 seems like a pretty darn good deal. It's a very, very impressive list. I love my S1H as I think it has IQ that rivals cameras double (or triple) its price point and has the dual XLR adapter. And I love Fuji for photos due to their compactness, but perhaps the R5 could replace both those systems and match better with the cinema cameras I usually use (Canon C series). Pretty impressive and excited to see what tomorrow brings.
  7. Agreed. Love Sigma, both what they make and sell as well as their philosophy. Really hoping they can get those APS-C lenses onto Fuji X. Also would love if they continue with F2 (in the vein of the 45mm f2.8, but faster) primes for the L-Mount and other mirrorless mounts. Love their quality and price, but most of their primes and zooms are insanely large and heavy. And more cameras too, of course.
  8. I would LOVE a small L Mount camera. Keep full frame, but can be bigger (under 500-600 grams) and then fill it out with a whole lineup of f2 primes like their 45mm f2.8. Especially 24mm f2.
  9. Get an S1 or S1H. I've gone back and forth so many times. I love Fuji. Very much like Canon when it comes to the Cinema EOS line (especially the new ones) and love their IQ/color, but hate the EOS R lineup so far. Perhaps the R5 and R6 will change that. But the cameras that keep working and have the best IQ in the range of mirrorless/DSLR are the Panasonics, especially the S1 or S1H, but even GH5 and GH5s with correct lens choice. They never overheat. Battery life is fantastic. Timecode(!). Internal codecs galore. Will have 6k ProRres Raw soon if you want to have those data rates. But the internal codecs are fantastic. Panasonic's IBIS is leaps and bounds ahead of the others (I guess Canon's will be good too once it's released - god knows they're 5 years behind on it, so let's hope). Dual XLR adapter is fantastic. Lenses are amazing. They are a bit big, yes and the AF isn't great for video (photos it is fine), but I have had AF fail me on cameras like EOS R, C200, and Sony so many times that if I am getting paid for a shoot, I'm not using it. In my opinion, it's really not even close in terms of IQ, usage, ergonomics, features, etc etc - Panasonic makes the best cameras. And all of their files play friendly with others.
  10. R6 is definitely starting to look pretty great. Will be an exciting launch, especially with all the new lenses as well. The R6 is definitely looking to be a better video buy than R5 - outside of the lack of 4K 120fps.
  11. Definitely appears the R6 will be second in command to the R5 - a powerful camera but just without 8k and high megapixel count. It may ultimately be better for video shooters with lower megapixel, probably better noise performance, probably downsampling from 6k sensor to 4k, IBIS, 4k 60fps, 10-bit. Basically a 1DX III but without the 5.9k raw (which is fine to lose, really, for 90% of shoots). Might be a much better B-Cam to C300/C500/C200 than the R5 will be. I just hope they get their gunshot-loud shutter under control. Give me a Panasonic or Fuji sounding and feeling shutter, pleeeeaaaase.
  12. Really hard to know without knowing final specs for R5 or R6. I have a feeling the R6 may be the best bet because it will give you all of the advantages of the mirrorless system but perhaps bypass all of the giant features that I'll rarely use (8k raw, 5.5 raw). I'm most interested in 10-bit 422, full-frame 4K (both in 400mbps All-I and 150mbps LongGOP). Would be great to get it in 60fps or 120fps as well, but up to 30fps in 10-bit is a must. Hoping the R6 is closer to a 1DX III but without the 5.5k raw. Either way, despite the fact that the 1DX III has great video specs, it is still their premier PHOTO camera - sports, wildlife, journalist, conflict zone camera. The R5 and R6 should both be more usable for video, I would think.
  13. Unfortunately that was my problem with the C200 as well. Raw files were glorious, but the playback was horrible. And yea, you can do proxies, but when you have a souped up, brand new iMac, that's annoying. Compared to running 6k-8k redcode, it was awful. Whereas redcode played back like butter.
  14. Yep - I was guessing somewhere in the $3699 - $3999 range and I'm guessing they will stick with that. I'd guess $3899 if I was a betting man. It could be a reason (along with C300 III and R6) to go back to using Canon full time after using Panasonic (EVA-1 and S1H) for the last couple of years. BUT, a lot of that will depend upon whether the R5 is actually enjoyable to use and not a total pain in the ass like the EOS R. The S1H is so fun to use, as our the Fujis for photography that I love so much. But, really hoping to unite my mounts for photo, cinema, and gimbal cam. The Komodo helps too as that can be the main video camera with the R5 as photos + video. Probably means sticking with the EF mount for awhile since I love that ND adapter, which is a bit of a bummer because the RF lenses are sweet as our Panasonic and Sigmas new mirrorless lenses.
  15. Interesting. I have this lens, haven't used it a ton. I have the XT4 with some primes and am debating whether to keep it. If the AF is as solid as native glass, this could be a great combo. Other than the extra reach and a bit wider, do you see a big advantage of getting the adapter and using the Sigma rather than Fuji's own 18-55mm f2.8-f4? Those lenses are easy to find for $250-300 or cost the same in a kit.
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