Introducing Canon’s first full-frame, 8K Cinema EOS series camera

The EOS R5 C is a compact, lightweight and hybrid Cinema camera for the next generation of content creators

Canon today announces the EOS R5 C, a powerful, hybrid Cinema camera that combines the professional movie shooting features of the Cinema EOS series with the photo capabilities of the EOS R system.

The new camera is supported by a high-resolution full-frame CMOS sensor, a DIGIC X processor and RF lens mount for capturing Hi-Fi 8K video and still images with 45 Megapixel resolution at continuous speeds of up to 20 frames / sec. – all from the same camera body. Based on the groundbreaking influence of the EOS 5D Mark II on the film industry, the EOS R5 C features a compact yet versatile housing that supports the needs of the new generation of content creators and photographers. To further strengthen the Cinema EOS series, Canon is also announcing a major upgrade to the acclaimed EOS C70 via a firmware update. This will enhance the already unique Cinema EOS capabilities with the addition of 12-bit Cinema RAW Light recording and a host of other features.

Canon’s first hybrid Cinema EOS camera

As something completely new for the acclaimed Cinema EOS system, the EOS R5 C can record 8K 30p RAW internally and up to 60p when using an external power source, which can achieve outstanding clarity and endless post-editing options. Thanks to the built-in active cooling system, content creators can enjoy making hours of filming[i]in high quality 8K. With HDR support via PQ and HLG as well as Canon’s popular Canon Log 3 Gamma, filmmakers can produce breathtaking videos and more creative content that will truly capture the viewer’s attention. The camera also features Canon’s renowned Dual Pixel CMOS AF system with Eye AF and EOS iTR AF X, so you can be sure to achieve accurate focus every time. This advanced autofocus technology tracks people’s eyes in real time and can even track their heads as they look away from the camera. The camera has an electronic image stabilization that works with the optical image stabilization in compatible lenses. The combination of camera and lens image stabilization reduces the effect of shake when shooting handheld, so you can get smooth and sharp image material.

Thanks to the 45 Megapixel resolution sensor and the DIGIC X processor, the EOS R5 C delivers razor-sharp still images, offering extremely fast continuous shooting speeds of up to 20 frames / sec. The DIGIC X processor also helps reduce image noise, so you can use an ISO sensitivity of up to ISO 51200 – perfect for shooting in low light such as indoor sporting events. Photographers can take 10-bit HEIF images with an expanded dynamic range and larger color space, giving them greater creative freedom. In addition, using the camera’s interval timer, you can create timelapse images with an incredibly high resolution.

Streamlined 8K workflows

The EOS R5 C captures Cinema RAW Light internally to preserve high fidelity 12-bit imagery with a wide dynamic range and color space, all in a manageable file size. Canon has also introduced three newly developed RAW versions of the new camera – RAW HQ (High Quality), RAW ST (Standard Quality) and RAW LT (Light Quality) – so users can choose the setting they want based on their shooting needs and production process. . With two card slots, a CFexpress 2.0 Type B card slot and a UHS-II SD card slot, you get a flexible workflow with advanced, simultaneous recording methods, where you can record different formats, resolutions and bit depths on each card simultaneously. This also includes audio recording when recording at 4K 120p. In addition to the 12-bit Cinema RAW Light, the EOS R5 C also supports Canon’s popular 10-bit XF-AVC format up to 810 Mbps and incredibly versatile MP4 recording capabilities. Using its full-frame 8K sensor, the EOS R5 C can produce 4K and Full HD with exceptional clarity, exceptional colors and low noise through internal oversampling. It also makes it easier to produce High Frame Rate content in 4K 120p resolution without image cropping, while maintaining autofocus functionality.

Versatility and connectivity

With the EOS R5 C, Canon offers professional photographers a versatile tool to help them meet the ever-increasing demand for diverse content. The camera uses the innovative RF lens mount, which has both a short flange distance and a 12-pin contact for faster communication between the camera and the lens. The EOS R5 C can be used with lenses from Canon’s EF, RF and Cine lens series as well as third-party, anamorphic lenses to achieve a larger image format for the large screen. As the demand for VR content increases, the combination of 8K video with Canon’s new RF 5.2mm F2.8L Dual Fisheye lens simplifies the production of captivating VR content from recording to editing. In addition to the flexible lens options, this camera has the same multifunction accessory shoe as the EOS R3 and XF605, so you can mount and power accessories like the Canon DM-E1D stereo microphone, Canon Speedlight 470EX-AI flash and TASCAM’s CA-XLR2d Audio XLR -adapter. The EOS R5 C has also been equipped with a specific Timecode In / Out port for integration into a professional multi-camera setup. With advanced connectivity options, photographers can use Content Transfer Mobile[ii]the app for FTP uploads and the editing of ML-G2 metadata – a perfect solution for news photographers and solo photographers.

Compact, well-known house

To truly offer the best of both worlds, the EOS R5 C has two separate menus for still images and videos: the interface of the EOS R system and the Cinema EOS. The menus are operated via a control wheel with three settings, with which users can easily switch between still image and video recording and access relevant menu settings. With its user-assignable 13 buttons and a range of professional video features, the EOS R5 C offers an incredibly high level of customization. This Cinema powerhouse also includes a 0.5 ″ OLED viewfinder with 5.76 million. dots and high resolution for accurate image analysis, a display on top of the camera to quickly check the camera settings, and a clear, articulated 3.2 ″ HD LCD screen for convenient viewing from different angles during the day or at night.

The EOS R5 C is designed for solo photographers and has an ultralight housing that weighs only 680 g, making it the smallest and lightest Cinema EOS camera to date. Though lightweight, this camera features a sturdy magnesium alloy housing and is dust and weather resistant, thanks to the intuitive design that separates the airflow from the electronic components.

Firmware update for the EOS C70

The latest firmware update for the EOS C70 opens up advanced features, including shooting in Cinema RAW Light LT 4K, as well as an XF-AVC proxy shooting feature to support this. Content creators get new creative capabilities and improved image quality from the EOS C70, thanks to Cinema RAW Light LT and the new Frame and Interval shooting methods for creating content such as stop-motion animations and timelapse videos. With the firmware released in December 2021, photographers can also use 12 new lenses when using the EF-EOS R 0.71x adapter, and enjoy full support for optical adjustments, metadata and autofocus, giving filmmakers greater flexibility, when choosing a lens.

The EOS R5 C is by far the smallest and most versatile Cinema EOS camera and is the ultimate hybrid camera. This camera is ready to capture everything that professional content creators expose it to – from perfect 8K video workflows to fast, high-quality still images.

Guide price: 40,599, – incl. VAT (32,479, – excl. VAT) and will be available in March.

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