Canon just announced its first full-frame 8K Cinema EOS camera
Canon’s EOS R5 C is the brand’s first full-frame mirrorless cinema camera to combine 8K recording support with the shooting capabilities of the EOS R system.
Specifically, the EOS R5 C is capable of capturing 8K/30p 12-bit RAW video internally, or up to 8K/60p using an external power source. Videographers can also expect HDR support via PQ, as well as Canon Log 3 gamma from HLG and Canon for realistic results.
The EOS R5 C includes features from Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, such as Eye AF to track eyes in real time, and EOS iTR AF X, which allows AF to track heads even when they’re moving. turn away from the camera.
The camera also benefits from electronic image stabilization, which works in tangent with the Optical IS in compatible lenses to reduce the effects of camera shake when shooting handheld.
The EOS R5 C can capture Cinema RAW Light internally, allowing the camera to record high-fidelity 12-bit footage with wide dynamic range and color gamut.
Users can even choose from three newly developed RAW variants depending on their needs, including RAW HQ (high quality), RAW ST (standard quality), and RAW LT (light quality).
Inside the hybrid cinema camera is a 45-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, Canon’s DIGIC X processor and RF mount.
The sensor captures 45-megapixel stills at burst speeds of up to 20 fps, while the processor allows filmmakers to push ISO up to 51,200 when shooting in harsh conditions. low lighting.
Photographers can also capture 10-bit HEIF images with wide dynamic range and color gamut, while the interval timer helps create high-resolution time lapses.
Meanwhile, the RF mount allows users to attach lenses across Canon’s EF, RF and Cinema lens ranges, as well as third-party anamorphic lenses if a wider aspect ratio is required.
All of the above is pressed into a compact and lightweight 680g dust and weather resistant magnesium alloy body. There are also 13 assignable buttons, along with a 0.5-inch OLED viewfinder and 3.2-inch HD LCD screen to display separate menus for photos and videos accessed via a 3-position power dial.
There are also two card slots – one CFexpress 2.0 Type B and the other a UHS-II SD card reader – allowing simultaneous recording in different formats.
You’ll be able to get the Canon EOS R5 C from March 2022. It’s priced at £4,499.99/€4,999 and pre-orders for the camera are open now.