Introducing The Ultimate Camera: Canon EOS R5 C

Introducing The Ultimate Camera: Canon EOS R5 C

Canon has just announced the 8K video-capable Canon EOS R5 C. It’s a stunning follow-up to their high-performance and hugely popular Canon EOS R5 digital mirrorless camera. The Canon R5 is a 45MP full-frame CMOS powerhouse perfect for pro-level photography. The Canon EOS R5 C takes all that was applauded about the original R5 and adds true hybrid system performance. The all-new Canon EOS R5 adds full 8K 60P¹ internal video recording. While 8K 60p recording is only available when the camera is connected to an external power supply, you can still capture full 8K at 30P when running on the camera’s battery.

Canon has added a new heat-dissipating internal cooling system to support the enhanced video recording capabilities to enable non-stop recording. It’s also worth highlighting that the Canon EOS R5 C. features customisable buttons and dials along with a new timecode input and output terminal. So no matter your genre or preferred medium, the new Canon EOS R5 is a mighty full-frame digital mirrorless camera that makes the most of the extensive range of Canon RF lenses for professional photography and videography.


True Hybrid Content Creation


It’s not often a manufacturer states they have two cameras in one. For many years Canon users have expressed vocally online about their desire to merge the best of both worlds - Canon’s famous cine and still products. There was a waging war about when they would do it, and now we can confirm the Canon R5 C is the camera that everyone has been waiting for.


Canon EOS R5C

If you are a professional photographer who requires 45MP still images, or a cinematographer who requires 8K video, the R5 C will meet your expectations. To obtain the best of both worlds, you will need some additional accessories to manage power externally. Don’t forget that you’re going to need some additional card storage to store the crisp images and 8K video files within the camera.


Professional 8K Video Support


The Canon EOS R5 C defines everything a cinematographer needs. 8K recording is possible at 60P¹ both internally and externally via an external recorder. The full-frame sensor on the new camera can readout signals for all effective pixels at 8K¹, thus enabling 4:2:2 10-bit HD recording through oversampling during 4K/2K video recording. In addition, cinematographers and photographers can record video in the following formats:


  • Fit 8K 60p

  • Fit 4K 60p

  • Fit 4K 120p

  • CropS35 4K 60P

  • CropS35 4K 120P

  • CropS16 2K 120P


Cinema RAW Light is also on the cards for users. Using this codec, Canon offers the support of MX-based XF-AVC, which conforms to current broadcast standards and highly versatile MP4.


 Canon EOS R5C



¹ 8K 60p recording requires connection to an external power source via either the combination of DR-E6C DC coupler + CA-946 power adapter (RF and EF lenses via EF-EOSR lens adapter); or PD-E1 USB Power adapter (RF lenses only). These accessories are available for purchase separately.


Simultaneous RAW Recording


If you are familiar with the Canon R5, the R5 C boasts the same dual SD card slots with the combination to add an additional CFexpress card. Plus, there’s the ability to record simultaneously to both cards, making it ideal as a backup solution. Choose from different file formats, resolutions and colour sampling when simultaneously recording.


Canon EOS R5C


The Canon R5 C Keeps It Cool

If you think that the original and highly acclaimed Canon EOS R5 was a cool camera, wait till you check out the all-new Canon EOS R5 C. Videographers loved the capabilities of the Canon R5 however were limited to 4K recording due to the camera limitations. Shooting above 4K consumes considerable power and causes heat dissipation and continuous recording issues. The Canon EOS R5 C addresses those issues by fitting the camera body with an all-new heat dissipating design.


Canon EOS R5C


The size of the Canon R5 C is considerably deeper than the original R5 to accommodate the internal cooling fan system and airflow vents on both sides of the body. As a result, you’ll enjoy continuous and uninterrupted recording thanks to effective heat dissipation while pulling power from an external continuous power source. The limitations of 4K recording are a thing of the past thanks to the Canon R5 C’s ability to now record full 8K video footage at 60p


Create Immersive VR Content


One of the most exciting features of the Canon EOS R5 C is the compatibility with Canon’s future-ready approach to Virtual Reality. The R5 C can capture high-resolution VR images and video with the revolutionary Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye 3D VR lens. Capture immersive multi-dimensional and stereoscopic content to enhance online content and visual presentation.


The L-Series Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye 3D VR lens is the world’s first interchangeable lens capable of capturing stereoscopic 3D 180-degree Virtual Reality imagery to a single image sensor. The Canon EOS R5 and R5 C optimise the high-resolution full-frame CMOS sensor and record a single image or video file. With the R5 C², up to 8K, 60p¹ footage can be viewed on compatible VR headsets, including the Oculus Quest 2. 



² Canon’s EOS VR Utility or EOS VR Plug-in for Adobe® Premiere® Pro are required to perform the equirectangular conversion of recorded 180° VR images from a compatible camera. A trial use of Canon’s app with still images and videos under 2 minutes is free of charge. When exporting (EOS VR Utility) / importing (EOS VR Plug-in for Adobe® Premiere® Pro) videos 2 minutes or longer, a paid subscription is required.


Canon EOS R5C


Final Thoughts


By now, you are most likely ready to get your card out and say, “take my money”. We can certainly accommodate this, but just remember this camera will go like hotcakes. Ensure you place your pre-order today, so you avoid disappointment.

At Georges, we stock a vast range of cine accessories to ensure you get the rig you desire. So if you need additional memory cards, battery grips, wireless transmission, rig components, power accessories or video camera bags, we are here for you.

Speak to our friendly team today to ensure the Canon EOS R5 C. becomes part of your essential kit.