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Canon officially announces the Canon EOS R5 C

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MELVILLE, NY, January 19, 2022 – Imagine having the best of both worlds at your fingertips. A Canon camera with equal parts video and still digital imaging power, all in one compact-and-lightweight package. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the EOS R5 C Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera, a hybrid, RF-mount 8K camera that has something for everyone. The new camera showcases video formats and features from the company’s award-winning Cinema EOS line, alongside select still capabilities that have made the EOS R5 camera a popular and trusted choice among imaging professionals and enthusiasts alike i.

“Imaging professionals are living in a multimedia world. Gone are the days of only needing to be sufficiently equipped and skilled at video or stills,” said Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Canon U.S.A.’s Imaging Technologies & Communications Group. “The EOS R5 C squarely takes aim at providing end-users with a solution that can tackle all facets of the ever-demanding multimedia and content production landscape. Canon is confident this all-in-one solution can help improve the workflow for a variety of content creators.”

Preorder the Canon EOS R5 C Body $4499

Small, but Mighty
The EOS R5 C camera can record non-stop, uninterrupted 8K/60Pii thanks to an active cooling system. 8K video delivers outstanding definition and realism with four times the resolution of 4K video, enabling unprecedented capabilities in video expression and highly flexible workflows, such as 4K cropping from 8K footage.

The EOS R5 C camera can record High Frame Rate (HFR) video up to 120P at 4K resolution in 4:2:2 10-bit without cropping the sensor, an ideal option when shooting scenes full of fast-paced action or when the camera is paired with a gimbal or drone. Canon’s renowned Dual Pixel CMOS AF is functional even in HFR shooting. Unlike some cameras where audio is not recorded during HFR shooting, the EOS R5 C camera can record .WAV audio as a separate file from video, virtually eliminating the need for separate audio recording.

The EOS R5 C is the first Canon camera to provide internal 8K (8192×4320) 60P Cinema RAW Light recording. Cinema RAW Light is a popular and valuable format found in other Canon Cinema EOS cameras such as the EOS C300 Mark III and EOS C500 Mark II. This feature captures the full dynamic range of the sensor and provides video data with a cinematic look, optimized for advanced grading and HDR, in a more manageable file size than Cinema RAW. Cinema RAW Light now has three newly-developed modes, RAW HQ (high quality), RAW ST (standard quality), and RAW LT (light recording). All three modes are 12-bit regardless of frame rate. The EOS R5 C can also record 8K video in MP4 format, ideal for quicker delivery.

The EOS R5 C supports RAW output via HDMI for ProRes RAW recording with compatible a external recorderiii. When connecting the EOS R5 C with a supported external recorder, users can shoot in Apple ProRes RAW at up to 8K/30P. Proxy data can also be simultaneously recorded to an SD card in-camera, helping to provide efficient post-production operations.

Powerful Still Imaging Performance
With the flip of a switch, the EOS R5 C becomes a familiar force to be reckoned with as a still photography camera. At its core is Canon’s 45-megapixel high resolution, high-speed full-frame CMOS sensor, paired with the equally impressive DIGIC X image processor that provides users an ISO range of 100-51200; expandable to 102400iv. Precise focus and lightning-fast speed are cornerstones of the EOS R5 C, featuring Dual Pixel CMOS AF II and high-speed continuous shooting of up to 12 frames-per-second (fps) in mechanical shutter mode and up to 20 fps in silent electronic shutter mode. This allows users to track and photograph split-second movements of even the most elusive subjects. With EOS iTR AF X and 1,053 Automatic AF zones, it is easier than ever to photograph people using Eye, Face and Head Detection AF, or intuitively track the whole body, face, or eye of cats, dogs, or birds with Animal Detection AFv. For those with the need for speed, the camera also offers vehicle subject detection to track cars and motorcycles accurately, especially in race-type environments. Connectivity like 5GHz and 2.4GHz Wi-Fi®vi and Bluetooth®vii connectivity is also included for the transfer of still images.

Additional Features of the Canon EOS R5 C Camera Include:

  • Supports 8K HDR recording in Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) and Perceptual Quantization (PQ) formats
  • 4K and 2K oversampling with high-definition debayer algorithm that processes RGB data of the 8K sensor with less incidence of moiré, false colors, and noise
  • XF-AVC codecs offer robust 10-bit 4:2:2 files in a .MXF wrapper for simple compatibility with non-linear editing systems (NLEs) and existing workflows
  • Canon Log 3, which is found in many Canon cinema products, is available for a wider range of grading after shooting
  • Coordinated image stabilization (with Canon lenses equipped with optical IS) helps to correct hand-shake and better anti-vibration performance than electronic IS alone
  • Timecode terminal allowing for multi-camera shooting
  • Canon’s next-generation Multi-Function Shoe is compatible with a variety of accessories, such as an optional TASCAM CA-XLR2d-C XLR microphone adapter (sold separately) for up to 4-channel digital audio
  • RF mount provides access to the expanding lineup of Canon RF lenses, as well as the full lineup of EF lenses (adapter required)
  • Compatible with Canon’s new RF 5.2mm 2.8 L Dual Fisheye lens allowing for stereoscopic 180° VR video capture
  • 13 marked, assignable buttons allow for user-friendly customized operation
  • Compact-and-lightweight at 1.7 lbs. (body only)
  • 3.2-inch variable-angle LCD monitor and high-definition 5.76 million-dot viewfinder
  • Dual card slots: one CFexpress and one SD UHS-II
  • USB Video Class (UVC) connectivity, enabling out of the box use as a streaming video camera
  • A new DC Coupler DR-E6C helps to provide the continuous power needed for the demands of shooting in Cinema RAW Light at high framerates

Preorder the Canon EOS R5 C Body $4499

Pricing and Availability
The Canon EOS R5 C Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera is scheduled to be available March 2022 for an estimated retail price of $4499.00.* For more information please visit, usa.canon.com.

bbasiaga

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No IBIS. That's a good thing according to most of what the video guys post, but the one thing that will make a stills guy really have to think hard deciding between R5 and R5C.

And the price was on the low end of the predictions! For like the first time ever! Seems like a real beast of a body at that price.

Brian
 
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No IBIS. That's a good thing according to most of what the video guys post, but the one thing that will make a stills guy really have to think hard deciding between R5 and R5C.

And the price was on the low end of the predictions! For like the first time ever! Seems like a real beast of a body at that price.

Brian

Exactly, i would order it immediately if it had IBIS.

I’m also a little concerned about the weather sealing..
 
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Rocksthaman

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Micro HDMI just seems lazy. If ibis is gone for video shooters this seems like a no brainer.

The price is better than expected from canon, but even the fx3 was $600 less and it included the XLR handle plus full HDMI but is missing the EVF and monitoring tools.

For my event shooters there is also a 9 second delay when switching from photo to video. The camera actually “reboots”. This would drive me nuts. I will say I was really excited about the video/photo switch.
 
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goldenhusky

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Thanks to the forum members who pointed out no IBIS and micro HDMI. I cancelled my pre-order.
 
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StandardLumen

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This really isn't a proper stills camera (no IBIS) or a proper cinema camera (no full size HDMI, no ND, etc).

To me, that means it's a niche camera designed for someone who really wants to shoot 8K on a budget. That's definitely not everyone, but for that purpose, it's probably going to be the best camera on the market. It's too bad that it's a bit crippled, but at least the price is right this time.
 
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DBounce

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So officially no IBIS?
I revealed this hours ago and was attacked for it. No IBIS is not the answer… lockable IBIS is the way to go in a hybrid. IMO the lack of IBIS cripples this camera for stills work.

Also, dual booting? Really? This is lazy coding. Canon should have made a true hybrid OS... The whole camera feels like a bunch of afterthoughts piled together. Just like how they graphed that extended fan onto the back of the body.
I’m guessing this camera was hurriedly cobbled together to answer Sony’s FX3.

Nothing is cohesive. It looks like we’ll have to wait for the R1 to address all the shortcomings?
 
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For a video camera, it is quite understandable, there is no IBIS. Most of the time it gets mounted to some external rig. But for a photography guy, who would actually like to start explore video, it is a bummer and R5 is a imo a better solution for such ppl.
 
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jam05

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I revealed this hours ago and was attacked for it. No IBIS is not the answer… lockable IBIS is the way to go in a hybrid. IMO the lack of IBIS cripples this camera for stills work.

Also, dual booting? Really? This is lazy coding. Canon should have made a true hybrid OS... The whole camera feels like a bunch of afterthoughts piled together. Just like how they graphed that extended fan onto the back of the body.
I’m guessing this camera was hurriedly cobbled together to answer Sony’s FX3.

Nothing is cohesive. It looks like we’ll have to wait for the R1 to address all the shortcomings?
Most professional videographers that are shooting 8k60 are using gimbals and disengage IBIS. I shoot medium format, large format, and many times film for my clients for my stills work. Never needed IBIS on my Pentax 67II. Photographers or videographers that only use one camera are rare. Many already have cameras with IBIS. And have no problem shoting with motion picture equipment without it. Yes amateurs that carry around one single camera for a gig most likely will complain about IBIS. Skill, no substitute for it. Lens stabilization and eye autofocus is all I really need for digital stills. However when shooting film, medium format, and large format, don't need it whatsoever. Many young photogs that have ditched their digital for film are not crying over the lack of IBIS. A gimbal with IBIS engaged? Really?
 
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-pekr-

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I revealed this hours ago and was attacked for it. No IBIS is not the answer… lockable IBIS is the way to go in a hybrid. IMO the lack of IBIS cripples this camera for stills work.

Also, dual booting? Really? This is lazy coding. Canon should have made a true hybrid OS... The whole camera feels like a bunch of afterthoughts piled together. Just like how they graphed that extended fan onto the back of the body.
I’m guessing this camera was hurriedly cobbled together to answer Sony’s FX3.

Nothing is cohesive. It looks like we’ll have to wait for the R1 to address all the shortcomings?

Wait wait wait - it is really a dual boot camera? For a long time IT person, that makes me chuckle :) On the other hand, if it boots quite fast, most ppl will not care :)
 
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tomislavmoze

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I revealed this hours ago and was attacked for it. No IBIS is not the answer… lockable IBIS is the way to go in a hybrid. IMO the lack of IBIS cripples this camera for stills work.

Also, dual booting? Really? This is lazy coding. Canon should have made a true hybrid OS... The whole camera feels like a bunch of afterthoughts piled together. Just like how they graphed that extended fan onto the back of the body.
I’m guessing this camera was hurriedly cobbled together to answer Sony’s FX3.

Nothing is cohesive. It looks like we’ll have to wait for the R1 to address all the shortcomings?
As they said in one of their promo videos, it is a cinema camera that can take photos. They didn't have in mind creating a perfect hybrid camera they just did the R5 narrative, where R5 is a photo camera that can take video, here we have the opposite.
To bad, although it is a decent product. For me the R3 is still a better hybrid solution.

I think canon is just not aware of a market segment of people doing both video and photo basically at the same time, switching from one to another during the shoot. a
But all ogether this is a great video camera, if they sacrificed the ibis for the ND I would straight away order one, but considering it has micro HDMI and no IBIS and no ND... will have to really think if this is a good buy.
 
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If Canon implemented/fixed all of the little nit-picks people have with the R5C it would have been more expensive.

seems like a fair price for once, the output quality will be almost impossible to beat for this price… that’s what matters most.

not a bad effort!
 
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As someone evaluating the R5 for stills + a _little_ bit of video (80% stills/20% video or so), I decided to wait on the R5 C just to see if the extra video features would sweeten the pot. Three points convinced me that for my use case, the R5 will be ideal:

  1. Lack of IBIS
  2. The camera just got a _lot_ bigger in back
  3. $500 more for features that _I_ won't need (of course, YMMV)
 

tomislavmoze

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If Canon implemented/fixed all of the little nit-picks people have with the R5C it would have been more expensive.

seems like a fair price for once, the output quality will be almost impossible to beat for this price… that’s what matters most.

not a bad effort!
I would gladly pay 500$-700$ more for ibis or ND, full hdmi and a solution where you don't turn off camera when switching from mode to mode.
 
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