The real-world 4K HQ overheating limit is 2 minutes on the Canon EOS R5 say DPReview

The Canon EOS R5 must be recalled now as this is so far from acceptable. It appears that only 1-2 hours into a stills shoot you can toss aside the Canon overheating test data in the real-world.

In an update to the test at DPReview, Richard Butler found this out the hard way as he describes below.

The real story is not the continuous recording cut off at 30 minutes from cold in normal room temperatures, but that the limit is closer to 2 (or even zero) minutes during a day’s real-world shooting.

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Canon UK on EOS R5: “shoots comfortably on high-end production sets – ideal partner to C300 Mark III” – Why overheating is unintentional

Canon C300 III / EOS R5

Back in April, Canon announced the video specs of the EOS R5 with much hubris.

The camera was indeed intended to shoot reliably in 8K and 4K alongside Cinema EOS cameras…

According to Canon themselves.

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Severe Canon financials – profits drop 94% – And EOS R5 recall would be the ETHICAL thing to do

Profits at Canon’s camera division were down 93.8% year on year in Q2 2020 in part due to COVID-19. The 3 months ending June saw lockdowns and a global pandemic take hold across the world. The loss of life and livelihood is the important and most sad aspect of 2020, indeed the saddest time in my lifetime. My heart goes out to anyone who is mourning the loss of a loved one or suffering from a lack of work and derailed plans. In this article though I’d like to focus on Canon’s dire financial results from Q2 and the impact of coronavirus on the camera industry, and how it can respond. This proud industry, as well as the photography, video and filmmaking sector has been particularly badly hit by COVID-19.

I would also like to address Canon’s two most important camera releases of the decade, the EOS R5 and R6. After a faltering launch, with my sources saying that new shipments are delayed until November, only a very small number of cameras are currently with distributors and retailers. This first batch was shipped before the full furore over overheating, which revealed the EOS R5 and R6 to be basically defective products that don’t do as claimed by Canon’s advertising. Now, businesses and viruses are one thing but we need to talk about ethics and morality too. Can Canon executives look in the mirror this weekend and honestly be satisfied to put these two defective cameras out into the world without any adjustments or hardware changes?

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Will Canon recall the EOS R5? I asked retailers today, and the picture is grim

Is the lemon a goner?! As a journalist and filmmaker I like to find out the stories behind the scenes, and when it comes to a big camera launch like the Canon EOS R5, it is interesting to get an idea of how popular it is by speaking to retailers, how many pre-orders there are and how many units are in the first shipments. I have done this a lot over the past few years and now have a wide spread of sources for my information in the UK and Europe.

Here’s what they told me today about the Canon EOS R5 release.

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Canon EOS R5 overheating warning occurs after 0 minutes, following 1 hour photo shoot of 30 photos says Gerald Undone

This light usage in summer weather by Gerald Undone (one of the very few to properly test the camera, including Canon themselves?) further demonstrates the seriousness of the EOS R5’s overheating defect and could be grounds for a product recall.

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