In a historic interview granted only with the EOSHD YouTube Channel, a Canon colour science engineer finally sat down to talk about the EOS R5 overheating issues.
Let’s have a look at thermal management on small mirrorless cameras. The solutions shown here prevent overheating on the Sigma Fp and Panasonic S1H during long recordings. The Sigma Fp shoots 4K RAW internally from a 6K sensor and the Panasonic S1H shoots 6K internally in 10bit 4:2:2 V-LOG.
Canon can learn from the design of the Sigma Fp and Panasonic S1H when it comes to offering professional video features in a small weather sealed body.
Let me be clear, it is great Canon thinks video users are important again. Well done Canon for such a comprehensive set of features. Now, as you may have seen earlier, Canon quietly sent EOS R5 overheating test results and timings to UK dealer CVP, who were the only ones to actually mention it in a video.
Now there’s more.
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?
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.
The above screen shows the Canon EOS R5 codec selection menu in 8K!
Canon has announced a live-event kicking off at 14:00 CEST on Thursday 9th July 2020 to reveal the eagerly anticipated Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6.
Sony has confirmed that the A7S III is finally on the way this Summer, likely in July to coincide with the big Canon rivals – EOS R5 and R6.
I have some more information on what we can expect from the new flagship full frame mirrorless cameras.