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

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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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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Opinion: Canon EOS R6 and R5 heat problems risk full product recall, class action lawsuit

As we have seen from field-tests of both cameras, overheating nightmares demonstrate this just isn’t the case even on short shoots in high quality 4K 24p. The reliability issues are so serious that paid professional work is a complete gamble in 4K on both models.

Even the EOS R6 with the lower 20 megapixel sensor at the lowest frame rate (4K 24p) suffers repeated shut downs on a short shoot. In my opinion, this is a problem for Canon so severe it may even result in a full product recall and a class action lawsuit.

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