Canon recently announced the launch of the EOS R5 C, the newest addition to the company’s Cinema EOS System of video production equipment. This Canon EOS R5 C Digital Cinema Camera is designed for users who demand high performance for both video and still photo shooting, they feature a compact and lightweight body weighing approximately 680g and it comes equipped with 8K RAW internal video recording.

 “With the new Canon EOS R5 C, users can expect a state-of-the-art video-centric hybrid camera, with versatile capabilities aimed at addressing the needs of the creative community.” said Edwin Teoh, Head of Marketing, Singapore Operations, Canon Singapore. “Created with the blended expertise of Canon’s photography and videography product lines, the Canon EOS R5 C is able to bring out cinema-level image quality. With the option to utilise the photography and videography function separately, it offers the best of both worlds, to fulfil the diverse needs of our consumers.” 

The Canon EOS R5 C can be used either as a video camera with Cinema EOS System quality, or a stills camera with high performance comparable to that of the Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera (1) [released in July 2020], just by switching modes via the ON/OFF dial on the camera body. This new camera is a complete package with the inclusion of both next-level video and still image capabilities, making it ideal for a wide variety of usage in which mobility is crucial, including journalism and fields that require cinema-level image quality, such as advertising and corporate video production.

The EOS R5 C is equipped with Canon’s proprietary full-frame CMOS sensor that boasts 45 million effective pixels (2) and a DIGIC X image processor that produces an internal recording of 8K / 30P RAW video and 8K / 60P RAW video when using an external power supply (3). The camera is also ideal for a variety of video production scenarios thanks to support for 8K / 30P recording in the highly versatile MP4 file format. 

With full pixel readout from 8K effective pixels, which possess a rich amount of data, the EOS R5 C can also perform oversampling to generate high-image-quality 4K / 4:2:2 / 10bit video. What’s more, a proprietary heat transfer architecture and internal thermal transfer fan built into the EOS R5 C will enable video recording for longer durations than the EOS R5. 

The EOS R5 C employs the Cinema RAW Light recording format that preserves the data-richness of RAW video while reducing file size. Thanks to internal recording capabilities, video can be recorded on media such as CFexpress cards without the need for an external recording device. The camera also supports Canon’s proprietary XF-AVC format based on broadcast standards, making it versatile and compatible with a wide range of user workflows. What’s more, a high frame rate of up to 4K / 120P enables smooth video recording even when shooting slow-motion video. 

The new camera realizes both high image quality, thanks to a 45 million effective pixel count, and high-speed continuous shooting. Continuous stills shooting of up to approximately 20 frames-per-second (FPS) is possible when using the electronic shutter, and up to approximately 12 FPS when using the mechanical shutter/electronic curtain4, thus making possible high-quality image capture even for moving subjects. 

Pricing and Availability

The EOS R5 C is priced at $6,599 and will be available for pre-order from 25 February 2022 to 15 March 2022 on Canon eShop and at the following Canon authorised dealers – Alan Photo, Bally Photo, Cathay Photo and SLR Revolution.

Customers who purchase the Canon EOS R5 C during this period will be eligible to receive a 512GB CFExpress Type B memory card and a CFExpress Card Reader worth $1,200. The EOS R5 C is expected to be shipped from 31 March 2022. 

Notes:

(1) The EOS R5 C is not equipped with in-body image stabilization (IBIS), and therefore cannot work in conjunction with optical stabilization mechanisms on the lens side.  

(2) Actual pixel count: approximately 47.10 million pixels. 

(3) Shooting in 8K / 60P requires either: use of the DC coupler DR-E6C together with the Compact Power Adapter CA-946; or the USB power adapter PD-E1 (each sold separately, to be released on the same day as the EOS R5 C)  

(4) Continuous shooting speed may vary depending on such conditions as aperture settings or type of lens used. For more information, please refer to the Canon homepage.  

* Information and picture courtesy of Canon Singapore and GLOO *

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