Canon points assertion concerning EOS R5 & R6 Overheating Throughout Video Recording

In response to the rising concern concerning the overheating of the EOS R5 and R6, Canon has simply formally launched a press release. Beneath you may learn it:

The EOS R5, one of many newest additions to Canon’s full-frame mirrorless digital camera line, provides class-leading autofocus with high-resolution and excessive body price video recording choices utilizing the utmost width of the full-frame sensor at excessive bit charges.  Inevitably, this mixture of options has the potential to generate some important warmth, which is able to restrict recording time. 

Canon has taken a number of steps to handle the potential for overheating, together with:

  • Magnesium alloy was used within the physique to dissipate warmth away from inside elements
  • An “overheat management” perform to scale back warmth era when the digital camera is in standby

In regard to the set up of a fan: The choice to not set up a fan inside the physique was made so as to keep the EOS R5’s compact dimension, light-weight development and climate resistance.

Earlier than recording begins, the EOS R5 and EOS R6 show an estimate of the recordable time primarily based on the present digital camera temperature and the set recording mode.

Canon has printed and included beneath the approximate recording and estimated restoration instances for 23°C / 73°F environments and ensures that the digital camera will warn customers when it’s getting too scorching. Moreover, tricks to cut back overheating in addition to recovering time are listed beneath.

How are you going to cut back warmth buildup within the EOS R5?

That is what Canon recommends:

Set Overheat Management perform to “ON” (default). When the overheat management perform is enabled, the film dimension and body price are robotically modified whereas the digital camera is in standby mode to suppress the rise of the interior temperature.

Between recordings, it is strongly recommended to show off the digital camera and place the digital camera out of direct daylight. It’s also possible to use an exterior fan to dissipate warmth.

These will not be at all times going to be choices which can be attainable. In case you are a working skilled there shall be jobs the place utilizing this digital camera particularly modes might get you into actual hassle. You possibly can’t inform a shopper, sorry we’ve got to attend for 20min earlier than we are able to shoot once more, and oh, by the way in which, then we are able to solely report for an additional 3 minutes. Once more, select the fitting software for the fitting job. When you use an R5 in a scenario the place that is going to occur then you haven’t any one responsible however your self.

How lengthy will it take for the digital camera to recuperate?

Estimated digital camera restoration instances are indicated beneath. The time till full report time is accessible will range with ambient temperature, continued digital camera operation, and the chosen capturing decision.

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Whereas there’s fairly substantial hindering of recording instances when capturing 8K or 4K 60p (oversampled), these are unlikely to be modes that almost all of customers are going to shoot in for prolonged durations of time.

What you have to clearly observe, is these downtimes listed by Canon are for working in circumstances the place the ambient temperature is 23 C / 73 F. In case you are working in a lot hotter circumstances then the ready instances and subsequent recording instances are going to be elevated and decreased respectively.

When you do wish to report loads of 8K or 4K60p (oversampled) then one choice can be to have a number of digital camera our bodies, however that isn’t going to be a financially viable choice for lots of customers.

What in regards to the EOS R6?

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Here’s what Canon says about haet and the R6:

Just like the EOS R5, the EOS R6 provides highly effective film recording and stills capabilities inside a compact physique design. On the highest body charges and resolutions, warmth is inevitably generated. We imagine the EOS R6 provides the perfect in school efficiency, particularly for fanatic photographers and video content material creators.

The EOS R6 can report as much as the 29 minutes 59 second recording restrict within the 5.1K oversampled 4K 60p mode at (23°C / 73°F) earlier than encountering any warmth associated points inside the digital camera and as much as 40 minutes of 4K at 30p.

If you have to report for longer durations of time and don’t wish to encounter any main warmth points, the R6 might be a greater choice than the R5.


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It’s a step in the fitting course that Canon has addressed this difficulty that has been grabbing the headlines. Whereas it doesn’t remedy any overheating points it does present potential customers of the digital camera with the knowledge wanted in order that they will use the digital camera correctly.

Look, these cameras aren’t going to be for everybody. When you’ve got particular necessities or work in circumstances or environments the place these limitations might have an effect on what you might be doing, then don’t purchase the digital camera.

A mirrorless hybrid digital camera is at all times going to have compromises as it’s constructed with two totally different functions in thoughts. I nonetheless imagine that each the R5 and R6 shall be good cameras if used inside their limitations. Would it not be nice in the event that they didn’t have any warmth or recording limitations? Completely, however they do.

I don’t wish to defend or chastise Canon, as a result of there are two sides to each story. Canon most likely oversold the digital camera to a sure extent, and in hindsight, they most likely ought to have talked about all of those points lots earlier on or of their preliminary press briefings.

It’s best to consider the R5 as a 4K digital camera that may shoot 8K and never an 8K digital camera that may shoot 4K. proportion of individuals shopping for the R5 most likely received’t be recording in 8K for quite a lot of causes, and overheating is simply a kind of causes.

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