Canon EOS R5 C hybrid camera

The new EOS R5 C is Canon’s first full-frame, 8K Cinema EOS camera. The hybrid cinema camera combines the professional filmmaking features of the Cinema EOS range with the EOS R System’s photo capabilities.

The camera boasts a full frame CMOS sensor, DIGIC X processor, RF Mount, 8K capture, precise Eye AF via Dual Pixel CMOS AF, and 45-megapixel still photo capture at burst speeds of up to 20 frames per second. So, regardless of whether you’re shooting motion or stills or both on any given day, the EOS R5 C has all bases covered.

The EOS R5 C is capable of internal 8K 30p RAW recording and up to 60p when using an external power source. While its internal active cooling system means that hours of recording are now possible, dependent on memory card capacity and battery.

Precise autofocus is made possible with Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF system allowing the camera to offer Eye AF and EOS iTR AF X. The technology can track people’s eyes in real time and even follow their head as they look away from the camera.

An ISO of 51,200 makes it ideal for shooting in low-light environment while 10-bit HEIF images can be captured with extended dynamic range and colour gamut.

To help streamline 8K workflows, the EOS R5 C records Cinema RAW Light internally allowing it to sustain high fidelity 12-bit footage with a wide dynamic range and colour gamut. Allowing users to choose the best RAW option based on their shooting needs and production process, Canon has introduced three newly developed variations of RAW: RAW HQ (High Quality), RAW ST (Standard Quality), and RAW LT (Light Quality).

Accepting both CFexpress 2.0 Type B and UHS-II SD cards, advanced simultaneous recording options allow for different formats, resolutions, and bit depths to be recorded to each card at the same time,  including audio recording when shooting at 4K 120p.

Users will be spoilt for choice when it comes to lenses a the RF mount on the EOS R5 C means that lenses from across Canon’s EF, RF, and cinema lens line-up can be used.

Challenges of navigating the camera’s functions have been addressed with the EOS R5 C offering two separate menus – one for stills (EOS R system) and one for video (Cinema EOS interface).

The camera, housed in a magnesium alloy body with dust and weather sealing, is the smallest and lightest in the Cinema EOS range, tipping the scales at just 680g.

The EOS R5 C will be available from March and have an RRP of $7,499.

Head to the Canon website for more information.


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