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The Canon EOS R5c is coming in the first quarter of 2022 [CR2]

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The long-rumored Cano EOS R5c is reportedly still expected to be announced in the first quarter of 2022. Original rumors placed an announcement for January 2022, but I can’t confirm that will be the case.

The source did say certain retailers are being told to expect the camera to be announced in Q1 of 2022 with availability coming soon thereafter, but likely in limited quantities.

Pricing is still unknown obviously, but I have been told that it will cost “significantly less” than the Canon Cinema EOS C70, which is currently priced at $5499 USD.

Canon EOS R5C Information

  • 45mp full-frame sensor (Same as the EOS R5)
  • DIGIC X
  • Canon Log 3
  • Canon Log 2 is still being discussed
  • Unlimited 8K30P recording in Cinema RAW Light. XF-AVC and MP4
  • Timecode in/out
  • The same multipurpose hot shoe as the EOS R3. Which will work with accessories such as the Tascam XLR module.
  • Active cooling
  • 3/8″ or 1/4″ mounting point on the EVF for a top handle that won’t interfere with the hot shoe.
  • Full-size HDMI Port
  • The LCD has been moved further back to accommodate the cooling fan. So this likely means that it won’t recess into the body like the Canon EOS R5.

H. Jones

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We've been holding out on upgrading our gimbal EOS R at work awaiting the EOS R5C. We mainly shoot 1080p to be honest, so it hasn't been a pressing issue, but we're definitely interested in a more video centric option with unlimited record time and the upcoming XLR adapter. The R3 would be a definite option, but the gimbals definitely work better with the smaller bodies.

That said, on the personal end of things after picking up the R3 I'm more excited to see lenses get announced than cameras. A 35mm f1.2 or 1.4 would be nice, and I'd love to see a 300mm 2.8 or similar prime or zoom come out for the RF mount. I hope they announce some lenses with it!
 
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bsbeamer

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The more that comes out about this, the more it sounds like a box camera design. Not sure if it will be the "hybrid" many were/are hoping for. Price will determine almost everything. While 8K/30 is nice, it certainly is not 100% necessary all the time. Solid 4K/6K recording with higher frame rates would be sufficient for many.
 
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EOS 4 Life

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We've been holding out on upgrading our gimbal EOS R at work awaiting the EOS R5C. We mainly shoot 1080p to be honest, so it hasn't been a pressing issue, but we're definitely interested in a more video centric option with unlimited record time and the upcoming XLR adapter. The R3 would be a definite option, but the gimbals definitely work better with the smaller bodies.
An old 1DC would get you 1080p with no record limit
 

peters

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  • The LCD has been moved further back to accommodate the cooling fan. So this likely means that it won’t recess into the body like the Canon EOS R5.
This is a realy realy big detail in my opinion. Not being able to swivel the screen on the current R5 while using an HDMI cable/cage is very limiting.

45mp would be very nice. If its less than the R5, I think I will stick to my R5s, because I do a lot of photogaphy. But if its 45mp, I guess I will switch one R5 for an R5c
 
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We've been holding out on upgrading our gimbal EOS R at work awaiting the EOS R5C. We mainly shoot 1080p to be honest, so it hasn't been a pressing issue, but we're definitely interested in a more video centric option with unlimited record time and the upcoming XLR adapter.
I've use 1080p on the R5 many times and it has very good quality 1080p. The EOS R's 1080p is muddy af compared to the R5's 1080p.
 
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mb66energy

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Seems to be great news!
I like to take photos and videos with my currently three EOS M50 (2 of them mark ii) but C70 might be interesting for 4k if that matters and the XLR inputs to get much better audio.
While C70 is presumably excellent for video it is really bad for taking photos and I do not like to lug too much. Maybe R5c is a great solution.
Hopefully it has something like 2 ... 24 fps to make time lapses with high flexibility!
So a good reason to buy some ultra wide lens from EF land to use R5c with the variable ND filter adapter and dump some money before inflation eats it up :)
 
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  • The LCD has been moved further back to accommodate the cooling fan. So this likely means that it won’t recess into the body like the Canon EOS R5.
This is a realy realy big detail in my opinion. Not being able to swivel the screen on the current R5 while using an HDMI cable/cage is very limiting.

45mp would be very nice. If its less than the R5, I think I will stick to my R5s, because I do a lot of photogaphy. But if its 45mp, I guess I will switch one R5 for an R5c
It'll probably just be protruding out like the C70
 
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Sony's FX3 is $3,900, so hopefully the R5c also comes in under the $4k mark. It really should, as it seems its only improvements over the R5 are unlimited record times and the electronic hot shoe. Timecode is already pretty accessible with something like tentacle sync. And candidly there's no reason the current R5 shouldn't already have unlimited recording in 1080p and non-HQ 24fps 4k. All other competing mirrorless cams offer unlimited record times at this price point, so it does feel like Canon has held back adding that in firmware to justify an R5c. Long record times are more appealing in non-raw anyway. C-Log2 and internal ND's (even just a single 3-stop or 6-stop filter would be welcome) and would make it much, much more compelling. An internal ND would make the R5c sing and stand out in its segment.
 
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  • The LCD has been moved further back to accommodate the cooling fan. So this likely means that it won’t recess into the body like the Canon EOS R5.
This is a realy realy big detail in my opinion. Not being able to swivel the screen on the current R5 while using an HDMI cable/cage is very limiting.

45mp would be very nice. If its less than the R5, I think I will stick to my R5s, because I do a lot of photogaphy. But if its 45mp, I guess I will switch one R5 for an R5c
Why would the resolution be different than the R5 given its the same sensor?
 

Inspired

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What about the photo features will it have the same photography features as the R5, or will it cripple photo features?
 
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H. Jones

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An old 1DC would get you 1080p with no record limit

We've already moved to the RF Mount in my office, with the C70 and EOS R being our primary b-roll cameras. Our photographer uses an R5 already as well. Additionally, like I said about the R3 option, we far prefer the smaller form factor of the EOS R and R5 to a gripped camera when using a handheld gimbal, so the 1DC would just be adding even more weight/volume over the R3 even.
 
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mb66energy

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[...] C-Log2 and internal ND's (even just a single 3-stop or 6-stop filter would be welcome) and would make it much, much more compelling. An internal ND would make the R5c sing and stand out in its segment.
Would be definitely great but I think this isn't easy to implement in a R5-ish body because you have to shift the filter by roughly 38mm sidewards (or 26mm downwards/upwards) and need some mm for the mechanics
... but while I write this ...
why not use a 1 stop filter flipping in from above, a 2 stop filter flipping in from below and both make a three stop thing?
.... no, flange distance etc to low. doesn't work. ...
except you can do a more complicated movement of the filter ...
Maybe only EF lenses with the variable ND filter adapter will help ...
 

privatebydesign

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Well it may be announced in the first or second quarter, then maybe a batch of a few hundred might arrive late second or third quarter. Then no more supply for 6 months....
 
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BakaBokeh

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Can't wait. I love the R5 and it works great for most cases. The only practical limitation in my use is filming some High Frame Rate stuff then switching to something more long form. It does cut into record time. Will be nice to have the peace of mind to shoot whatever you want without having to budget for record times.
 

Joel C

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If this thing comes in under 4k$ I will likely order 2 of them. I cannot wait, and feel like I have been waiting for so so so so so so long now.