douglaurent Posted July 26, 2022 Share Posted July 26, 2022 18 hours ago, Andrew Reid said: Who said anything about unlimited recording times? It was never an expectation of anyone about rolling unlimited number of hours in 8K. For those with short memories - We were sold a camera 2 years ago which was borderline unusable, shutting down from sitting idle in the menus, because of a badly implemented fake cripple hammer timer. There should have been a class action lawsuit brought. Canon soon realised they had a PR disaster on their hands so rolled out a firmware update and got all their client journalists to hype it up. That update did very little to improve recording times. We had been mis-sold and mislead into buying a camera that was advertised to do professional 8K and 4K video at highest quality when it couldn't even get through 20 minutes of sitting idle on set or an hour of light stills use before blocking you out of major headline features you paid for. Then to make it worse they refused to apologise, and left it out there software-crippled for 2 years before fixing it. But yeah you cannot expect anything more for your $4000... whatever Doug. The photo mode was great. All the video functions were great as well, except the time limit. It didn't bother me because a) there was the hack and b) I did use multiple cameras anyway. For 2-3 hours straight recording I would have used other cameras anyway. Canon did overfulfil by adding 8K and other stuff that didn't exist in that price range, so I wasn't disappointed. As far as I can remember Canon did announce the limitations right away. Still using the R5 too long can't be recommended because it's really getting too hot. If they had added a fan, of course it wouldn't have been the same price point and also not what many other users wanted. Of course I welcome that the workaround just in case longer times are not needed is not necessary anymore. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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