Canon has announced the EOS R5 C hybrid cinema camera which combines the features of the Cinema EOS range with the EOS R System’s photo capabilities.

The high-resolution, full frame CMOS sensor, DIGIC X processor and the RF Mount enable 8K capture and 45 megapixel still photo capture at burst speeds up to 20 frames per second.

Canon is also announcing a significant upgrade to the EOS C70 via a firmware update adding 12-bit Cinema RAW Light recording, amongst other features.

The EOS R5 C is capable of internal 8K 30p RAW recording and up to 60p when using an external power source. It has HDR support via PQ and HLG, as well as Canon’s Canon Log 3 gamma and Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF system with Eye AF and EOS iTR AF X.

The EOS R5 C records Cinema RAW Light internally, to sustain high fidelity 12-bit footage with a wide dynamic range and colour gamut, all in a manageable file size. Canon has also introduced three newly developed variations of RAW, including RAW HQ (High Quality), RAW ST (Standard Quality), and RAW LT (Light Quality). Two card slots – a CFexpress 2.0 Type B and UHS-II SD card slot – allow for advanced simultaneous recording options where different formats, resolutions and bit depths can be recorded to each card at the same time for flexible workflow options. This includes audio recording when shooting at 4K 120p. Along with 12-bit Cinema RAW Light, the EOS R5 C supports Canon’s 10-bit XF-AVC format up to 810Mbps and MP4 options. Using its full frame 8K sensor, the EOS R5 C enables 4K and Full HD recording with exceptional clarity, colour and low noise through internal oversampling. This also facilitates recording of High Frame Rate content at 4K 120p resolution, without cropping the angle of view and maintaining auto focus functionality.

EOS R5 C key features:

  • Full Frame Sensor with 8K/30p 12-bit RAW recording or 8K/60p when using an external power source

  • 45 megapixel images up to 20 fps

  • Precise Eye AF via Dual Pixel CMOS AF and intelligent face/ head tracking via EOS iTR AF X

  • Extensive professional recording formats including three new flavours of Cinema RAW Light

  • Active cooling for long-form recording

  • Timecode Terminal

  • RF Mount with Advanced Combination IS

  • Advanced connectivity and Multi-Function Accessory Shoe

Jon Creamer

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