Canon launches Cinema EOS R5C 8k full frame camera

Canon launches Cinema EOS R5C 8k full frame camera

Canon has come out a cinemacentric version of their EOS R5 mirrorless camera by launching the Canon Cinema EOS R5C which can shoot unlimited 8K raw video from a 35mm full frame sensor.

The Cinema EOS R5C retains the same 45 Megapixels still shooting capabilities. And it comes with 8K 50/60p shooting ability in various forms of Raw as well as XF-AVC and MP4 codecs. In its highest form, it can record DCI 8K in 50/60p in 12 bits Cinema Raw Light from the full frame sensor. This 8K in a small form factor is going to be a huge benefit for lot of people. It has a dedicated button to change from stills shooting to video.

We are immensely excited by this announcement as one can now shoot 8K in such a small package. For smaller budget films we can now afford dual 8K camera setups and more for consistency in matching footage without much struggle during post processing. We will bring a full field review of a production camera later.

Salient features of EOS R5C:

  • Sensor: 35mm Full frame 45 Megapixel CMOS sensor
  • Resolution: stills 45 Megapixels, DCI 8K video
  • Processor: Digic X
  • ISO: 100-51200, expandable to ISO 50 at the lower end and ISO 102400 at the top.
  • Still burst shooting: 12 fps mechanical shutter, 20fps electronic shutter
  • AF: Dual pixel CMOS readout from 100 % of still image area. With older lenses 80% of the vertical and 80% of horizontal area. AF is available with subject detection in high speed burst shooting mode even in full resolution. Subject detection and tracking as R5 camera. Head and eye detection, animal detection, vehicle detection ability built-in. Autofocus in very low light EV-6
  • Video: Max 8K 60p internal video recording in raw mode. There are three different raw codecs HQ, ST and LT and all of those are in 12 bits. One can also shoot 8K in XF-AVC and mp4 in lower bit rates. XF-AVC codecs offer 10-bit 4:2:2 files in a .MXF wrapper. 4K video can be shot upto 120p and audio recording is possible even in high frame rate shooting.
  • External video: 4:2:2 10 bit via HDMI. DCI 4K and UHD 4K upto 60p. With Atomos Ninja V+ recorder one can record 8K ProRes Raw.
  • Dual card slot: one CFexpress and one SD UHS-II
  • Time code: There is a time code terminal which can help sync with any time code generator from a mixer or another camera in multicamera shooting mode.
  • Audio: Canon has changed the flash shoe to a multi-function shoe and with the optional TASCAM CA-XLR2D microphone adapter which is sold separately, one can plug in XLR microphones. This adaptor has its own batteries so that the camera battery won’t be drained.
  • LCD monitor: 3.2 inch vari-angle touchscreen LCD monitor similar to the R5 and other mirrorless and DSLR cameras. 5.76 million-dot viewfinder
  • A new DC Coupler DR-E6C helps to provide the continuous power needed for shooting 8K 50/60p.
  • Enhanced Image Stabilization: EOS R5C’s image stabilization coordinates with the optical IS in the Canon’s RF lenses when shooting XF-AVC or MP4 formats. However, this is not possible while shooting in raw.
  • Gamma curve: Canon Log 3, HDR-HLG, HDR-PQ, Rec2020, Rec709
  • Weight: 770gms with battery and cards.

Price: $4499 US Dollars. India price will be updated after announcement.

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Ready for Anything: The Canon EOS R5 C True Hybrid, Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Bridges Cinema EOS and EOS Technology

Ideal for a Wide Variety of Content Producers, Including YouTubers, Wedding, Indie and Documentary Filmmakers, Drone Operators and Multimedia Journalists

MELVILLE, NY, January 19, 2022 – Imagine having the best of both worlds at your fingertips. A Canon camera with equal parts video and still digital imaging power, all in one compact-and-lightweight package. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the EOS R5 C Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera, a hybrid, RF-mount 8K camera that has something for everyone. The new camera showcases video formats and features from the company’s award-winning Cinema EOS line, alongside select still capabilities that have made the EOS R5 camera a popular and trusted choice among imaging professionals and enthusiasts alike i.

“Imaging professionals are living in a multimedia world. Gone are the days of only needing to be sufficiently equipped and skilled at video or stills,” said Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Canon U.S.A.’s Imaging Technologies & Communications Group. “The EOS R5 C squarely takes aim at providing end-users with a solution that can tackle all facets of the ever-demanding multimedia and content production landscape. Canon is confident this all-in-one solution can help improve the workflow for a variety of content creators.”

Small, but Mighty

The EOS R5 C camera can record non-stop, uninterrupted 8K/60Pii thanks to an active cooling system. 8K video delivers outstanding definition and realism with four times the resolution of 4K video, enabling unprecedented capabilities in video expression and highly flexible workflows, such as 4K cropping from 8K footage.

The EOS R5 C camera can record High Frame Rate (HFR) video up to 120P at 4K resolution in 4:2:2 10-bit without cropping the sensor, an ideal option when shooting scenes full of fast-paced action or when the camera is paired with a gimbal or drone. Canon’s renowned Dual Pixel CMOS AF is functional even in HFR shooting. Unlike some cameras where audio is not recorded during HFR shooting, the EOS R5 C camera can record .WAV audio as a separate file from video, virtually eliminating the need for separate audio recording.

The EOS R5 C is the first Canon camera to provide internal 8K (8192×4320) 60P Cinema RAW Light recording. Cinema RAW Light is a popular and valuable format found in other Canon Cinema EOS cameras such as the EOS C300 Mark III and EOS C500 Mark II. This feature captures the full dynamic range of the sensor and provides video data with a cinematic look, optimized for advanced grading and HDR, in a more manageable file size than Cinema RAW. Cinema RAW Light now has three newly-developed modes, RAW HQ (high quality), RAW ST (standard quality), and RAW LT (light recording). All three modes are 12-bit regardless of frame rate. The EOS R5 C can also record 8K video in MP4 format, ideal for quicker delivery.

The EOS R5 C supports RAW output via HDMI for ProRes RAW recording with compatible a external recorderiii. When connecting the EOS R5 C with a supported external recorder, users can shoot in Apple ProRes RAW at up to 8K/30P. Proxy data can also be simultaneously recorded to an SD card in-camera, helping to provide efficient post-production operations.

Powerful Still Imaging Performance

With the flip of a switch, the EOS R5 C becomes a familiar force to be reckoned with as a still photography camera. At its core is Canon’s 45-megapixel high resolution, high-speed full-frame CMOS sensor, paired with the equally impressive DIGIC X image processor that provides users an ISO range of 100-51200; expandable to 102400iv. Precise focus and lightning-fast speed are cornerstones of the EOS R5 C, featuring Dual Pixel CMOS AF II and high-speed continuous shooting of up to 12 frames-per-second (fps) in mechanical shutter mode and up to 20 fps in silent electronic shutter mode. This allows users to track and photograph split-second movements of even the most elusive subjects. With EOS iTR AF X and 1,053 Automatic AF zones, it is easier than ever to photograph people using Eye, Face and Head Detection AF, or intuitively track the whole body, face, or eye of cats, dogs, or birds with Animal Detection AFv. For those with the need for speed, the camera also offers vehicle subject detection to track cars and motorcycles accurately, especially in race-type environments. Connectivity like 5GHz and 2.4GHz Wi-Fi®vi and Bluetooth®vii connectivity is also included for the transfer of still images.


Additional Features of the Canon EOS R5 C Camera Include:

  • Supports 8K HDR recording in Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) and Perceptual Quantization (PQ) formats
  • 4K and 2K oversampling with high-definition debayer algorithm that processes RGB data of the 8K sensor with less incidence of moiré, false colors, and noise
  • XF-AVC codecs offer robust 10-bit 4:2:2 files in a .MXF wrapper for simple compatibility with non-linear editing systems (NLEs) and existing workflows
  • Canon Log 3, which is found in many Canon cinema products, is available for a wider range of grading after shooting
  • Coordinated image stabilization (with Canon lenses equipped with optical IS) helps to correct hand-shake and better anti-vibration performance than electronic IS alone
  • Timecode terminal allowing for multi-camera shooting
  • Canon’s next-generation Multi-Function Shoe is compatible with a variety of accessories, such as an optional TASCAM CA-XLR2d-C XLR microphone adapter (sold separately) for up to 4-channel digital audio
  • RF mount provides access to the expanding lineup of Canon RF lenses, as well as the full lineup of EF lenses (adapter required)
  • Compatible with Canon’s new RF 5.2mm 2.8 L Dual Fisheye lens allowing for stereoscopic 180° VR video capture
  • 13 marked, assignable buttons allow for user-friendly customized operation
  • Compact-and-lightweight at 1.7 lbs. (body only)
  • 3.2-inch variable-angle LCD monitor and high-definition 5.76 million-dot viewfinder
  • Dual card slots: one CFexpress and one SD UHS-II
  • USB Video Class (UVC) connectivity, enabling out of the box use as a streaming video camera
  • A new DC Coupler DR-E6C helps to provide the continuous power needed for the demands of shooting in Cinema RAW Light at high framerates

Pricing and Availability

The Canon EOS R5 C Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera is scheduled to be available March 2022 for an estimated retail price of $4499.00.*

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