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


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19 minutes ago, Andrew Reid said:

It's not about having just one camera - two, three, A and B, all fine...

It's about getting through a take!

Which you may not be able to do with EOS R5. So what's it doing on set at all?

You'll have 4K 120 fps as for instance...

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Just now, newfoundmass said:

Why would you shoot with an R5 if there's even remotely a chance that it'll overheat? 

I am not much of a filmmaker, I've only recently started dabbling in that aspect, but for event filming, corporate, commercial work and interviews I don't turn off the camera unless I absolutely have to. Is it common to turn cameras on and off on a film set? 

On film set the cameras are always on. They only are powered off on breaks for lunch and diner (sometimes). But they are usually always on.

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23 minutes ago, Video Hummus said:

Wedding shooters too...I missed the shot because my camera overheated and wouldn’t turn on....

Without a B camera, wedding shooters are fried... LOL : )

  

22 minutes ago, Coiii said:

On film set the cameras are always on. They only are powered off on breaks for lunch and diner (sometimes). But they are usually always on.

Definitely, does not suit the job.

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Just now, Video Hummus said:

Wedding shooters too...I missed the shot because my camera overheated and wouldn’t turn on....

For years Canon have been saying this is why they don't push the video specs to the limit.

Reliability is key, blah blah!

And they suddenly do a U-turn for marketing reasons!!

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1 minute ago, Emanuel said:

Without a B camera, wedding shooters are fried...

Bit like the EOS R5 sensor.

My point is... doesn't matter how many cameras you have round your neck during a wedding if one of them stops shooting in the middle of a magic moment.

The shot is lost and you don't get to rewind the wedding or ask people to repeat stuff for your B cam.

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look....Canon never wanted the R5 to be used in place of camcorder jobs. They have camcorder models for this purpose. Does anybody think that Canon or Sony is going to screw their video camera divisions? 

Many people actually believe that Canon Cine managers and Sony XDCAM managers don't care about R5 or A7S-III planning meetings.

Believe me....XDCAM managers are right there at the meeting table with the Alpha managers of A7S-III design and marketing meetings!! BELIEVE IT!!

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12 minutes ago, Andrew Reid said:

Bit like the EOS R5 sensor.

My point is... doesn't matter how many cameras you have round your neck during a wedding if one of them stops shooting in the middle of a magic moment.

The shot is lost and you don't get to rewind the wedding or ask people to repeat stuff for your B cam.

Not proper for events cinematography as part of your main setup plan, better count on it, oh yeah.

 

28 minutes ago, deezid said:

Well, of course Canon finds a way to screw things up, wouldn't be Canon otherwise 

 

Why wouldn't they simply implement active cooling? Even the S1H does

I guess the explanation is their high-end aka C-series.

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The past 3 months of R5 waiting and wondering and hoping has turned into a virtual train wreck for many of us. This is bad for any kind of moderate long form event shooting. Downright impossible.

The Canon Cripple Hammer has struck again!

Again...I'm sure that the Canon video camera division managers and sales people are sleeping perfectly fine tonight.

CT

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By the way. I have a contact that works for Canon and he told me the R5 would have recording time restrictions over two months ago. If you look back at my posts here, I warned everybody here over and over again about it.

Non if this was news to me. Although, I had hoped he was wrong in any kind of way.

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It didn't surprise me, they wouldn't put the eggs in the same basket : ) It's a specialised tool IMHO, the most advanced hybrid tool so far and not exactly a cinema camera as we're used to see : -)

Better than the use of a smartphone from a tiny sensor size without question... Or is there anyone to disagree here? ; -)

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48 minutes ago, Andrew Reid said:

For years Canon have been saying this is why they don't push the video specs to the limit.

Reliability is key, blah blah!

And they suddenly do a U-turn for marketing reasons!!

Yeah this whole thing is a marketing ploy. Anyone who has worked in marketing will recognise this is simply a classic loss leader -type strategy, where the R5 draws consumers into Canon and interests them in the ‘cutting edge’ RF line. 

In sales, there’s this thing called the alternative close - where you give the customer a choice of two (instead of ‘buy or not buy‘ it’s ‘buy this or buy that’). You always pitch the product you WANT to sell after you’ve presented the loss leader. It’s a very effective strategy and it’s working wonders for Canon: ‘Yeah that R5 looks neat but it’s expensive and I don’t need 8K, so I’ll get the R6 instead...’

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