Jul 12 2020

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8k mirrorless: R5

Canon opened big doors for Dslr cinematography with a full frame sensor and full HD video in 5D mark II, that changed total scenario in the world of film making that liberalised Indie film makers.

But other updates of Canon Cinema cameras of C series was good addition but not to the expected level.

As Sony Panasonic took another big step with mirrorless series with success.

Now Canon has come up with huge announcement  EOS R5 camera of a full frame mirrorless camera recording 8k video with a bit depth of 10 and 4:2:2 color sampling internally,plus 120fps at 4k.

Canon says it has advanced heat dispersion can record continuously for 20 mints at 8k.

Important specs.

Sensor: 45MP full-frame CMOS 36 x 24mm
Image processor: Digic X
AF points: 5,940 Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
ISO range: 100-51,200 (expandable to 50-102,400)
Stabilization: 5-axis, up to 8 stops
Max image size: 8,192 x 5,464px
Metering zones: 384
Video: 8K DCI or UHD at 30p, 24p / 4K DCI or UHD at 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p / 1080p (FullHD) at 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p
Viewfinder: 0.5-inch OLED EVF, 5,690k dots, 100% coverage, 0.76x magnification, 120fps refresh rate
Memory card: 1x CFexpress type B, 1x UHS-II SD/SDHC/SDXC
LCD: 3.15-inch fully articulating touchscreen, 2,100k dots.
Max burst: 12fps mechanical shutter, 20fps electronic shutter
Size: 135.8 x 97.5 x 88mm
Weight: 650g body only (738g with card and battery.

 Another model announced is R6 which is 20.6 mp sensor has similar features with 4 k video.
Canon R5 would be strong camera if it doesn’t produce heat issues.
CJ Rajkumar
Author/ Cinematographer