Canon Launches New EOS R5C 8K Cinema Camera, and Firmware Updates to the EOS C7O

Canon U.S.A., Inc. offers digital imaging solutions for consumers, businesses, as well as industries. Canon was founded in 1930 as a manufacturer of cameras. It has since grown to be a leader in digital imaging, networking and a major manufacturer for personal and professional gear, broadcasting equipment, and medical supplies. The new Canon EOS 8K Cinema Camera shows that innovation and research are the key to Canon’s success.

Canon posted the announcement on its social media accounts. The teaser image shows that Canon claims the new Canon Cinema EOS System release is “Ready for Anything.” We now have all the details about this release.

Canon EOS R5C Cinema Cam:

  • Video control and expanded interface with 13 assignable buttons
  • 8K/60P internal RAW recording, 8K HDR recording (HLG/PQ).
  • The internal cooling fan provides non-stop 8K/60P recording
  • 45 Megapixel Full-frame 8KCMOS Sensor with DIGICX Processor
  • Internal Cinema RAW Light Up to 8K/60P HDMI 8K Raw Output
  • Multiple recording formats can be used simultaneously
  • MP4 Codecs and XF-AVC for 10-bit 4 2:2:2 Video
  • 4K and 2K Oversampling
  • Maximum 4K 120P Slow Motion Recording Mode in 4 :2:2 10-bit
  • HFR allows simultaneous audio recording
  • Canon Log 3: Enhanced Image Stabilization, Flexibility in AF Area, Canon Log 3
  • Canon VR with F5.2mm F2.8L Dual Fisheye Lens Support and Workflow
  • Dual Pixel CMOS with iTRAF AF X Subject Detection & Tracking AF at 20fps
  • ISO range 100-51200; expandable to 102400
  • Continuous Shooting: Electronic Shutter, up to 20fps, Mechanical Shutter at 12fps
  • CFexpress Slot – Type B, SD Card – UHS-II

The EOS R5C hybrid camera is compact and lightweight, designed for videographers. It supports many of the Cinema EOS features and video formats. You also get many of the EOS R5’s still imaging features. The EOS R5C is a low-cost 8K, 4K and FHD video camera that can be used by amateurs, filmmakers, and journalists. The camera’s stunning image quality is due to the 45 Megapixel full frame CMOS imaging sensor.

Video Specifics

The specs and resolution of the Canon R5C are significantly higher than the Canon R5. Canon has achieved a new level of performance with 8K at 60fps and unlimited recording. The internal fan will allow users to prevent the R5’s overheating. You can record in RAW, Canon RAW Light, and 8K/60P. A full-size HDMI port allows 8K RAW to be output to external recorders. You also get 8K HDR recording (PQ/HLG). DIGIC X processor also supports internal recording, 2K and 4K oversampling, and 4K 120 in 4 :2:2 10-bit. The R5C can do 8K/60P and has Super 35, Full-frame, Super 16 and Super 32 modes.

Design and Body

It may be heavier than the R5, but it has an ergonomic design that is similar to the R5. It is slightly heavier due to the addition of a cooling fan and full-size HDMI port. The LCD screen had to be moved further back. A multi-purpose digital hotshoe will be available, just like the R3. This will let you add accessories such as an XLR audio output. The EVF also has a mounting point for either 3/8″ or 1/4″.

Stills Specs

This camera is a great choice for avid photographers. It’s more video-centric than the R5. The full-frame 45-megapixel sensor still shoots stills at up to 20 frames per seconds. This includes all the AF features that were released with the 1.5 R5 firmware upgrade, including vehicle, face, torsos and eye detection. The R5 firmware update has the same ISO and dynamic range.

Canon celebrates the 10th anniversary its Cinema EOS System. This system includes a variety of lenses and cameras that are designed to offer a single solution for professional filmmakers as well as cinematographers. A new model is a great time to launch a model. The ergonomic EOS R5C is the perfect choice for Canon shooters looking to upgrade, have unlimited 8K video or just love new gear.

Canon EOS R5C Mirrorless Digital Cinema Camera

C70 Firmware Update

Canon also revealed details about the rumored EOS C70 firmware upgrade, which will include Cinema RAW Light Internal Recording as well as Frame and Interval Recording modes.

Cinema RAW Light can be now captured internallly onto compatible SD cards. The EOS C70 already has the 10-bit XF -AVC, but the 12-bit Cinema RAW Light LT can capture up to 645Mbps. This will result in smaller file sizes and better performance while still retaining the benefits of RAW. Cinema RAW Light can capture 16+ stops dynamic range using the Dual Gain Output sensor. This allows you to grade your footage with the greatest flexibility. RAW HQ will be available, RAW ST will be available, and RAW LT will be available. Each setting will be 12-bit regardless of the frame rate. You can also simultaneously capture Cinema RAW Light or XF-AVC Proxies.

Frame and Interval recording modes make it easy to create stop motion and time-lapse sequences. Frame recording is used for stop motion. Each press of the record button will capture a set number of frames. Interval recording is used to determine the number of frames and the interval between them in time-lapse sequences.

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