There is a Cinema EOS R camera in the pipeline, likely for early 2022 [CR2]

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There have been a few rumors since the launch of the EOS R that a Cinema EOS model would be coming to the mirrorless lineup. I haven’t heard anything about such a camera for more than a year. That has changed this week, as it looks like we will see an “EOS R5c” in early 2022. I’m just calling it the R5C to keep things easy.
I have been told that the camera will have a slightly different body design than the EOS R5, likely to combat heat and some ergonomic changes.
The only other information the source knew is that it will definitely have internal ND’s, Canon Log 2 and 3. The source wasn’t sure which image sensor was going to be featured in the camera, so I don’t know whether it’s a 4K or 8K camera.
More to come…

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StoicalEtcher

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Will be interesting to see just what different body design this comes with, and whether it gives any clues for further 'non-cinema' R cameras, as Canon balances heat control with weather sealing.

(Of course, if it is a totally different design, then it probably won't give any clues).
 

VivaLasVegas

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Maybe Canon will have two types of video camera on the RF mount. One has a FF sensor on a ML body, the other has a S35 sensor on a Cinema body, modified not overheat of course with appropriate audio/video sockets and features. So the line up goes something like . . . R4(or R5c)=C90, R3=C70, R2=C50. Both types of bodies are spec’d for video use.
 
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Maybe Canon will have two types of video camera on the RF mount. One has a FF sensor on a ML body, the other has a S35 sensor on a Cinema body, modified not overheat of course with appropriate audio/video sockets and features. So the line up goes something like . . . R4(or R5c)=C90, R3=C70, R2=C50. Both types of bodies are spec’d for video use.
This question is purely from ignorance on the subject.

Why would anyone spending this type of money, want a smaller S35 sensor over a true FF sensor (or larger)?
 

BakaBokeh

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If it's still an R, then maybe this isn't the C50 or C90, or not like FX3... in that it is a video oriented hybrid (not pure video). Sounds like a direct competitor to an A7SIII and to some extent, S1H. Or it's the spiritual successor to the 1DC?

If this has no time limit recording and effective thermal management, could be an exciting camera.
 

Joules

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This question is purely from ignorance on the subject.

Why would anyone spending this type of money, want a smaller S35 sensor over a true FF sensor (or larger)?
In the video world, the shallow depth of field of FF is sometimes seen as a major downside. And giving up one stop of light isn't all that meaningfull given the slower shutter speeds compared to stills work. Not to mention that even in FF world, people gladly sacrifice one stop of performance if they gain something else like a lower price or weight.
 

Atlasman

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I would buy Cinema R5 with active cooling and ND filters—chop off the viewfinder like the FX3, but provide an optional viewfinder like the Blackmagic Cinema Pro! In fact, I’d be all over it!
 
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Nigel95

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This question is purely from ignorance on the subject.

Why would anyone spending this type of money, want a smaller S35 sensor over a true FF sensor (or larger)?
I am still satisfied with my current EF-S glass. The current APS-C offers don't cover my needs for video. I wish Canon would come up with a R7 APS-C or S35 high end body (compact design). I will use my current glass with an adapter, while having a nice high end body with specs like the R6/R5. Right now I need to switch to FF just for some high end specs, while I don't need a FF sensor personally. The price of something like a R6 body is not the issue, the issue is I have to replace 3 lenses also which gets very expensive in FF land for a serious hobbyist.
 

jam05

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Likely to see a fan incorporated now that the teeny weeny mirrorless bodies have pretty much topped out in image processing without active cooling. Active cooling is the way to go with any "Cinema" camera. So let's get on with the active cooling and 5G wifi.
 

padam

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This could rival their cinema cameras without loosing the ability to take stills, better features than a 1DX Mark III, so I guess the 1DC-esque pricing is back, just not quite as outrageous, but way above Panasonic S1H.
 

Doug7131

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This question is purely from ignorance on the subject.

Why would anyone spending this type of money, want a smaller S35 sensor over a true FF sensor (or larger)?
Super35 has been the standard in Hollywood over 40 years and is based on traditional 35mm film that's been standard for over 100 years. Full frame sensors are still a very new concept for cinema. The Arri Alexa (by far the most used camera for big productions) only got a full frame model in 2018.