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Canon EOS R5 C

Canon EOS R5 C

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Prepare to enjoy a whole new sort of shooting experience with the Canon EOS R5 C Mirrorless Cinema Camera, which is ideal for wedding videographers, drone camera operators, and multimedia journalists that want quality picture stills and cinema video output. The R5 C transforms into a full-featured still photo camera with all of the settings of the R5 EOS mirrorless camera with the flip of a switch.

The camera transforms into a full-frame 8K60 Cinema EOS camera that records internally in 12-bit Cinema RAW Light footage when the switch is turned the other way around. When both stills and video are accessible in a single small design, there is no longer a need to bring along a second camera to your production.

When compared to its siblings, the R5 and C70, the R5 C offers a number of enhancements, including 4K120 recording, HDMI RAW output, Canon Log 3 HLG/PQ support, unlimited recording time, a timecode port, Dual Pixel CMOS AF with eye detection, an active cooling system, a high-capacity LP-E6NH battery, 13 reprogrammable buttons, and a multi-function shoe for XLR adapters.

Also included are features that have proven to be trustworthy in previous cameras, such wi-fi/bluetooth connectivity, video compatibility with DaVinci Resolve and Canon applications, an electronic radio frequency mount, CFexpress/SD card slots, a comparable button layout, and more. Also like its cinema cousin, the EOS C70, the EOS R5 C is water- and dust-resistant to the same extent as the EOS C70. Additionally, the entire package weighs only 1.7 pounds, making it an excellent candidate to become your go-to drone camera.

Dedicated Video Professionals Require Video Control.

Immediately after switching the EOS R5 C’s primary switch to the “video” position, the familiar Cinema EOS menu system and interface are brought up to speed. Extensive audio control is now available in addition to previously announced high-level video features such as waveform monitors, video codec options, and extensive audio control, significantly increasing the video potential of the EOS R5 C for the experienced camera operator or video content creator. During “picture” operation, the options are substantially identical to those found on the Canon EOS R5 digital camera.

EOS Design with Ergonomic Features

The EOS R5 C camera’s body is extremely small and lightweight, thanks to its innovative design. When used in conjunction with a Canon RF lens (or an EF lens when using the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R), it provides great performance while fitting effortlessly and comfortably in your hand, making handheld photography a breeze whether you’re shooting video or stills. Its electronic viewfinder is optically enlarged, allowing for viewing at eye level, identical to that of the standard EOS R5 camera, and it has the same ergonomic grip design as that of the ordinary EOS R5.

CMOS sensor and DIGIC X processor are used in this device.

The 8K CMOS sensor and DIGIC X processor combine to generate a high-quality video at up to 8K60 resolution, which is possible with the camera. With the use of the Cinema RAW Light format and its high-efficiency mode, it is possible to record directly to a memory card without the use of an external recorder. This camera supports high-dynamic-range (HDR) recording in the Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) and Perceptual Quantization (PQ) formats, which helps to ensure full-color rendition and wide latitude with a great range from black to pure white, making it ideal for delivering livestreams, broadcasts, and post-production projects in a variety of settings.

8K60 RAW Recording at 60 frames per second

For post-production grading and archiving, Cinema RAW Light in 8K is fantastic, as is MP4, which is geared for internet use and is faster to download. Internal recording on CFexpress cards is also possible in Super 35mm mode at 5.9K resolution and 2.9K resolution in Super 16mm mode at 2.9K resolution.

All frame rates may now be recorded in 12-bit resolution thanks to the optimization of Cinema RAW Light video files for greater efficiency. A new Cinema RAW Light mode, High-quality RAW HQ, standard-quality STA, and Light recording RAW LT, has been designed to allow photographers to customize their shooting experience by selecting the RAW video style that best suits their demands. While filming in 8K, it is also possible to capture lighter, smaller proxy video files.

It is possible to transmit RAW data via HDMI and record ProRes RAW data with suitable external recorders, such as Atomos devices, using the EOS R5 C camera. Users may shoot in Apple ProRes RAW at up to 8K30 resolution by connecting the EOS R5 C camera to an external recorder that is compatible with the camera. In addition, proxy data may be recorded to an SD card in-camera at the same time, allowing for more efficient post-production processes.

Shoe with a variety of functions for audio recording

Using the optional TASCAM CA-XLR2d-C professional audio XLR microphone adapter, Canon’s multi-function shoe with a digital audio interface may record up to four channels of high-quality audio. It has two full-sized XLR terminals with phantom power and a shotgun microphone mount, allowing for digital 4-channel and 24-bit audio recording to fulfill the demands of professional video production.

Various Power Sources are Available

Greater resolutions and frame rates required by Cinema RAW Light recording at higher resolutions and frame rates necessitate the inclusion of more processing capacity to ensure complete lens operation. Standard LP-E6NH, LP-E6, or LP-E6N battery packs will not be able to power the electronics of RF lenses or EF lenses mounted through an adapter while shooting in full-frame 8K60, Super 35 5.9K60, and Super 16 2.9K120 with Cinema RAW Light recording. These settings allow you to utilize just mechanical lenses without encountering any problems.

You can use a power bank such as the Anker PowerCode 26800mAh PD or the omnicharge Omni Mobile 25600mAh to achieve full electronic lens functionality at all Cinema RAW Light resolutions and frame rates. Alternatively, you can use the CA-946 power adapter with the new DR-E6C DC coupler for mains or pro D-Tap battery power sources, or you can use the CA-946 power adapter with the new DR-E6C DC coupler for mains or

13 Assignable Buttons with a Wide Range of Functions

The EOS R5 C camera has been developed with operational flexibility in mind, allowing it to adapt to any specific professional workflow. It has 13 labeled, assignable buttons that allow for user-friendly customizable operation and is easy to operate.

4k and 2k oversampling

In addition, the EOS R5 C camera reads out signals from all of the effective pixels on its full-frame 8K sensor, allowing for 4:2:2 10-bit high-definition recording by oversampling while shooting 4K and 2K video. With the inclusion of a high-definition debayer algorithm, as well as the 4K derived from the rich RGB data of the 8K sensor, the camera is able to produce more refined imaging capabilities with reduced incidence of moiré, false colors, “jaggies,” and noise.

Slow and fast motion recording modes up to 4K120 in 4:2:2 10-bit 4:2:2 color space are available.

The EOS R5 C camera can record High Frame Rate (HFR) movies at up to 120p at DCI/UHD 4K resolutions (4096 x 2160/3840 x 2160) in 4:2:2 10-bit without cropping the sensor. The camera can also record 4K movies at up to 120p at DCI/UHD resolutions (4096 x 2160/3840 x 2160) in 4:2:2 10-bit. The EOS R5 C camera’s fast and intuitive autofocus remains enabled even while recording at high frame rates (HFR), making it ideal for shooting from a gimbal or drone and delivering outstanding focus accuracy at both HFR and common frame rates. The EOS R5 C camera’s fast and intuitive autofocus remains enabled even while recording at high frame rates (HFR).

With HFR, you may record audio in two places at the same time.

Audio may be captured with the EOS R5 C, unlike some other cameras that do not record audio when shooting in high-speed mode.

When shooting slow motion or fast motion video, WAV audio may be recorded as a distinct file from the video, so practically removing the need for separate audio recording and delivering HFR video and audio files on a single handy device.

Canon Log 3 Increases the Number of Expressive Possibilities

Canon Log 3 is included in the EOS R5 C camera, which is also present in many other Canon cameras and is compatible with a wide range of Canon EOS and Cinema EOS cameras. After shooting, the large dynamic range may be used to get a greater range of grading results. It is meant for minor color correction, such as tightening dark regions and modifying tones, and it is available in Canon Log 3 format. It maintains the simplicity of use of Canon Log while producing less audible noise. It may also be used with other Canon Cinema EOS system cameras, such as the EOS C300 Mark III and EOS C70 cameras, to create a more cinematic look.

Image Stabilization with a Higher Level of Detail

When Canon’s RF lenses with optical image stabilization are used in conjunction with the EOS R5 C camera’s electronic image stabilization when shooting in the XF-AVC or MP4 formats, enhanced image stabilization is obtained through coordinated control. When using an RF lens with optical image stabilization in conjunction with the electronic image stabilization in the EOS R5 C camera, coordinated control helps to produce the best possible hand-shake correction results. This contributes to improved anti-vibration performance when compared to traditional IS-equipped EF lenses (when using the optional Mount Adapter EF-EOS R) and electronic IS when used in conjunction.

Support and workflow for the Canon VR with the RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens

The Canon EOS R5 C camera is a great match for the RF5.2mm F2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens, which allows for the creation of stereoscopic 3D 180° VR footage with the lens (viewing in 3D requires the use of a compatible Head Mount Display). Several tools, like an Adobe Premiere Pro plug-in and Canon’s EOS VR Utility, are available to help simplify the process from filming to editing.

Canon EOS R5 C Specifications

MSRP$4499 (body only)
Body typeSLR-style mirrorless
Max resolution8192 x 5464
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels45 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors47 megapixels
Sensor sizeFull frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorDigic X
ISOYes, 100-51200 (expands to 102400)
Boosted ISO (minimum)50
Boosted ISO (maximum)102400
White balance presets8
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, normal
AutofocusPhase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points1053
Lens mountCanon RF
Focal length multiplier
Articulated LCDFully articulated
Screen size3.2″
Screen dots2,100,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification0.76×
Viewfinder resolution5,760,000
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic)1/8000 sec
Aperture priorityYes
Shutter priorityYes
Manual exposure modeYes
Subject / scene modesNo
Built-in flashNo
External flashYes (via hot shoe)
Continuous drive20.0 fps
Self-timerYes
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpotPartial
Exposure compensation±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±6 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes
FormatMPEG-4, XF-AVC, H.264, H.265
Modes8192 x 4320 @ 30p / 540 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM8192 x 4320 @ 24p / 540 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM8192 x 4320 @ 23.98p / 540 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM8192 x 4320 @ 30p / 400 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM8192 x 4320 @ 24p / 400 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM8192 x 4320 @ 23.98p / 400 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM7680 x 4320 @ 30p / 540 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM7680 x 4320 @ 24p / 540 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM7680 x 4320 @ 23.98p / 540 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM7680 x 4320 @ 30p / 400 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM7680 x 4320 @ 24p / 400 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM7680 x 4320 @ 23.98p / 400 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 810 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 260 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 410 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 410 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 410 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 160 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 160 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 160 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 810 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 260 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 410 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 410 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 410 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 160 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 160 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 160 Mbps, XF-AVC, MXF, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 225 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 170 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 135 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 135 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 135 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 225 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 170 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 135 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 135 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 135 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage typesCFexpress B and SD (UHS-II) slots
USBUSB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec)
USB chargingYes
HDMIYes (micro HDMI)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portYes
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notes802.11ac (dual-band) + Bluetooth
Remote controlYes
Environmentally sealedYes
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLP-E6NH lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)320
Weight (inc. batteries)770 g (1.70 lb / 27.16 oz)
Dimensions142 x 101 x 111 mm (5.59 x 3.98 x 4.37″)
Orientation sensorYes
GPSNone

Verdict

Canon’s EOS R5 C is a video-oriented version of the company’s EOS R5 camera. A member of Canon’s Cinema EOS lineup, it captures 8K video at up to 60 frames per second in Canon’s Cinema Raw Light format, with 10-bit 422 possibilities in the XF-AVC format as an option.

The key differentiating feature is an active cooling mechanism on the rear of the camera, which allows for virtually limitless recording duration without overheating. Although there is no in-body image stabilization mechanism, there is a connector for synchronizing timecode, which is different from the standard R5 model.

The camera can be turned on in either Photo or Video mode via a three-way switch, with the menus and user interface altering depending on which model you pick. A waveform and vectorscope display are featured in video mode, which is not available on the basic R5.

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