What’s next for the Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6?

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There has obviously been more talk about how quickly the Canon EOS R6 and Canon EOS R5 overheat when recording video, especially when shooting 8K or 4K60p (along with other framerates). The second issue a lot of videographers have is how long the cameras need to cool down once they reach an overheating threshold.
So is Canon going to do anything about it?
I think so, and I’ve been talking to a few sources and reading between the lines a bit. Canon released its first statement about the heat concerns back on July 16 and has been relatively silent since.
I have been told that Canon is actively working on solutions to increase record times and reduce cooldown times. What those solutions are is...

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Besisika

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I am not sure if I want it now and ship back when a solution requires for it, or to wait another 4 months. Dilemma.
 

Mark3794

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Or they can go the sony way by changing this line in the firmware:

#DEFINE shutdown_temp 85
into
#DEFINE shutdown_temp 105

Jokes aside this is the way sony addressed overheating complaints in the past:

"One of the major improvement has been seen on the A6300. With the new firmware it takes more than double the time before it overheats in comparison to the older firmware."

"Sony has now fixed the problem with firmware version 1.01 for the Sony Alpha A9. In the change log it simply says 'This utility updates the camera firmware to version 1.01 and improves the overheating warning functionality."
 
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BeenThere

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Not a big deal for me as I am primarily a stills photographer. I will enjoy it for 4 months and deal with a recall if/when it happens. :cool:
 
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Viggo

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At least this time I’m not sitting with the camera in hand when it’s recalled, I’m looking at you 1d mkIII :p
 
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Go Wild

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There was a test in youtube that shows A7s3 overheating faster than R5! :) Now this is only fun to shut up Sony boys. I am getting my R5 tomorrow so I will be able to test it and to see if overheating is a big issue. However if Gerald Undone is correct, my problems are solved with the Atomos. At least for 4k60..for 4k120 no but I guess I wont make 17 minutes of slow motion in 1 day....Canon could somehow decrease a bit the bitrate without losing quality and try to increase record times...Or finding some firmware update to improve it. If they could manage to change record times to 1 hour 4kHQ and 30+ minutes 4k120 that would help a lot!

Another thing they could do is to find a way to release the possibility of recording 4k20fps externally.

Other options the adapter to attach between camera and lens would be well received if it can manage to cool down a lot faster the camera. But....in that solution Canon should offer the adapter or price it in a really low price because we would need 2 adapters..rf to rf and rf to ef.

I hope they can improve in a firmware update, I am expecting this camera for 3 years and now that I am going to have it, I dont want to let it go not even for 1 week!! :D :D :D
 
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landon

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They can take their time.
LOL. It's $6,800 in Aus. Give me more time to save up.
 
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...something doesn't seem right about this entire scenario--surely Canon knew about the heat issues prior to the product's release, right?
 
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CDR

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Honestly, if a hardware fix means a better solution for all I hope Canon does this to keep its brand image intact, as by not doing this there may be a serious backlash! But before anybody crows about Sony, did Sony ever do anything when the issue was widely flagged on their older models????
 

TominNJ

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the conversations going on in Canon engineering must be interesting.
 
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arthurbikemad

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Anyone know if the C500 is any good as a stills camera ;)


As for what's next, not sure, what else can they add?
 
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landon

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Take the time to get it right.
I want to see the c100 and/or c200 RF cinema line first, so I can decide between the R5 or R6 as a B cam.
 
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arthurbikemad

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I do feel this topic is kind of prodding my anxiety, I've been tweeting my dealer and said, for Gods sake, just let me know if I've made the cut......
 
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