Canon EOS R5

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Canon EOS R5
Canon EOS R5
MakerCanon Inc.
Type Full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera
ReleasedAnnounced July 9, 2020
Intro price$3899 (body only)
Lens mountCanon RF
SensorDual-pixel CMOS sensor
Sensor size36 mm × 24 mm (1.42 in × 0.94 in) (Full frame)
Maximum resolution8192 × 5464 (44.8 MP)
Film speedISO 100 – 51,200 expandable to 64 – 102,400
Recording mediumDual slots: CFexpress and SDXC (UHS-II)
FocusDual-pixel CMOS AF II
Continuous shooting12 fps mechanical
20 fps silent
Viewfinder5.76 million dot OLED EVF
Image processing
Image processorDIGIC X
Video recording8K RAW 29.97 fps
4K 119.9 fps
Dimensions138 mm × 97.5 mm × 88 mm (5.43 in × 3.84 in × 3.46 in)
Weight650 g (23 oz) (body only), 738 g (26.0 oz) (incl. battery and memory card)
Made inJapan

The Canon EOS R5 is a full-frame mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera officially announced by Canon on July 9, 2020[1] alongside the lower-resolution EOS R6 and various new RF mount lenses. While it is not a direct successor to any of Canon's previous mirrorless cameras, it does have clear improvements and advantages over the EOS R, namely: a new DIGIC X processor and sensor, 8K video capture, a new autofocus system, and the ability to take videos with 10-bit colours.[2] The camera is available as body only, or with the Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.



Overheating issues[edit]

Shortly after the EOS R5's initial announcement, concerns arose about issues of overheating while recording video, especially 8K video, after short periods of time. In response to users' complaints, Canon issued a media alert addressing these overheating issues, including how long it will take for the camera to overheat at each resolution, why a fan was not included, and how users can prevent the camera from overheating.

According to Canon's reported data, the EOS R5 will begin to overheat after recording for 20 minutes at 8K resolution though the average run time of videos published on social media is 11.7 minutes. A fan was not included to preserve its compact size. Users can delay overheating by toggling on "Overheat Control" in settings, which will adjust resolution and frame rate automatically to prevent overheating.[5][6] Although Canon offered this explanation, users have continued to complain.

Other testers, however, discovered continuous shooting is possible for up to four hours in 4KHQ mode with an external recorder if no memory cards are inserted, the screen is off, and a dummy battery is used. With an actual battery, again overheating can be avoided for the life of the charge of the battery, about one hour and 45 minutes.[7][8]

Canon EOS R5 C[edit]

Canon addressed overheating issues with a modified follow-up model, the Canon EOS R5 C, announced in January 2022.[9] Intended as a hybrid between the R5 and the EOS C video-oriented line of cameras, the R5 C includes a cooling fan. This allows the camera to shoot video at any resolution indefinitely, at the cost of a higher weight (770g) and a larger size (142 x 101 x 111 mm).[10] The R5 C also omits in-body image stabilization. It can record in a larger variety of video modes than the base model, and it supports some additional video-oriented features such as false colour and timecode integration.[11]


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  1. ^ "The Secret Is Out: Canon Officially Announces The Canon EOS R5 and R6, The Company's Most Advanced Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras Ever" (Press release). Canon U.S.A. Inc. July 9, 2020. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
  2. ^ "Canon EOS R5 review". DPReview. Retrieved 4 October 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Canon USA (2020). "Mirrorless | EOS R5 | Canon USA".
  4. ^ "Canon EOS R5 - Outstanding Autofocus Performance". Canon Europe. Retrieved 2022-11-25.
  5. ^ Rumors, Canon (14 July 2020). "Canon releases an official statement about the EOS R5 and EOS R6 heat concerns". Canon Rumors. Retrieved 2020-07-19.
  6. ^ "Canon Explains EOS R5 Overheating, Why There's No Fan, and More". 14 July 2020. Retrieved 2020-07-20.
  7. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: "Canon R5 Overheating Saga Pt. 1 - Over 4 Hours External Recording Ninja V". YouTube.
  8. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: "Canon R5 Overheating Saga Pt. 2 - Clearing the Smoke". YouTube.
  9. ^ Canon has officially announced its video-centric EOS R5c and this beefy beast costs $4,500
  10. ^ "Canon EOS R5C vs EOS R5: what's the same, what's different?". DPReview. Retrieved 2023-03-17.
  11. ^ "Canon EOS R5C vs EOS R5: what's the same, what's different?". DPReview. Retrieved 2023-03-17.

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