B&H Photo is delighted to share the announcement of Canon EOS R5C, compact system camera ideal for journalists, event photographers and drone users who regularly capture photos and videos during their working day. This RF mount mirrorless camera combines the resolution and speed of EOS R5 still image capture with the unlimited recording time and additional video features of the EOS Cinema range, including Cinema RAW Light recording 12 bit. Canon C70 users will also be excited to explore new firmware updates for this Cinema Line camera.

Main characteristics

  • Two cameras in one housing: photo + cinema
  • 45MP photos, 8K full-frame CMOS sensor
  • Photo/video switch changes the settings menu
  • JPEG/C-RAW, 12-bit cinema RAW light
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Eye Detection
  • CFexpress Type-B and SD UHS-II slots
  • Dual slot recording, unlimited recording time
  • Timecode DIN port, multi-function shoe
  • 4-channel audio recording with XLR adapter
  • 13 reassignable buttons

The best of both worlds

The R5 C full-frame camera offers discrete menu options for still and video capture that are selected with the twist of the dial, allowing you to access the capabilities of both forms of capture with use (and the weight) of a single body.

In addition to providing a “best of both worlds” merging Canon C70 and Canon EOS-R5 features, the R5C The camera adds features such as raw output via HDMI, up to 4K120 recording, Canon Log 3 HLG/PQ support, recording time limited only by your media and batteries, a timecode, Dual Pixel CMOS AF with eye detection, active cooling, a more powerful LP-E6NH battery and a multi-function hot shoe for XLR audio adapters. The total of 13 user-assignable buttons allow you to customize the controls however you like.

Features carried over from the C70 and R5 include Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, an electronic RF lens mount, CFexpress and SD card slots, a familiar button layout, and DaVinci Resolve and Canon app compatibility for a seamless workflow. smooth post-production work.

Capturing Still Photos

The R5 C delivers stills with continuous capture at speeds up to 20 fps using the 45MP full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC X processor. Autofocus options are available to match almost all types of action and includes Dual-Pixel CMOS AF II to freeze movement in a split second, 1,053 AF areas used for eye, face and head detection AF, AF animal detection to capture wildlife or furry friends. , and vehicle detection to nail those automotive product photos. Use the R5 C’s dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity for image file transfers while you work.

Compact and lightweight body

Compact and lightweight like the EOS R5, the R5 C is designed for comfortable handheld use. It also sports an optically extended EVF for eye-level viewing and it shares the ergonomic design of the R5 grip. The R5 C works with R5 accessories like the battery and WFT (Wireless File Transfer) grips, so if you’re upgrading, you can keep those existing items.

Cinema line video imaging

Cinema camera users will see the familiar Cinema EOS menu when using the R5 C in movie mode, making it easy to switch between a Cinema EOS camera such as the C70, C300 Mk II or C700 and an R5 C used as a ” B” camera.


It’s the first Cinema EOS camera capable of recording 8K video internally at bit rates up to 8K60p using Canon’s Cinema RAW Light codec or MP4 for faster downloading. Incredibly detailed 8K (8192 x 4320) resolution can be used natively or used for 4K cropping from within the frame. The R5 C’s ability to record two resolutions simultaneously means you can capture in Cinema RAW light for your final release while capturing 4K, HD, or a proxy file for faster, less storage-intensive editing.

Canon DR-E6C DC Coupler for EOS R5 C
Power the Canon EOS R5 C Cinema/Photo Camera using an external power supply with this DR-E6C DC coupler from Canon. The unique nature of the R5 C being a photo + cinema video camera in one requires a slightly different power method in order to power the video side of the camera when recording footage

HDR Imaging

The R5 C offers HDR (High Dynamic Range) in HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) in PQ (Perceptual Quantization) – producing detail-rich and lifelike footage even in 8K. Canon Log 3 compatibility makes simple calibration simple when pairing the R5 C with other Cinema EOS models on multi-camera shoots.

Sensor Modes

Content is produced for a wide variety of cinema-style forms and the R5 C gives you the flexibility to choose from full-frame, Super35 and Super16 modes. High frame rate options include up to DCI 4K120 at 4:2:2 10-bit without sensor cropping and the ability to use autofocus and record audio even at frame rates. elevated images.


A ventilation system keeps the R5 C cool, enabling uninterrupted internal video recording, and professional touches like a timecode port, durable housing and integrated cable clip make the R5 C easy to integrate into your multi-camera events all day long. daytime.

Just Announced – Canon EOS R5 C Mirrorless Cinema Camera – First Look https://youtu.be/NhmGkQDE0R0

Canon EOS R5 C Mirrorless Cinema Camera Specifications

Canon EOS R5C
Sensor 45MP full-frame CMOS
Lens frame Canon RF
Memory card slots 1 x CFexpress Type B
Video recording 8K 60p (full frame)
8K 30p (full frame)
6K 30p (Super35)
4K 120p (full frame)
Recording formats Cinema RAW Light (12-bit)
XF-AVC (10 bit 4:2:2)
MP4 (10 bit 4:2:2)
External recording 8K 30p RAW via HDMI
Viewfinder 5.76m-dot OLED EVF
LCD screen 3.2″ 2.1m-dot touchscreen LCD
Auto focus Dual Pixel CMOS AF II with iTR AF X
ISO Sensitivity ISO 100-51200 (extended: ISO 50-102400)
Continuous shooting 12 fps mechanical shutter, 20 fps electronic shutter
Cooling Internal cooling fan
Image stabilization Electronic IS during video recording
Wireless connectivity Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 5.0/2.4GHz
Interface USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 2)
3.5mm microphone
3.5mm headphones
Drums LP-E6NH, LP-E6N, LP-E6
Continuous AC power via AC-E6N and DR-E6C
Dimensions 5.6 x 4.0 x 4.4″
Weight 1.7 lbs with battery and memory card
1.5lb body only

Learn more about the Canon EOS R5 C camera at B&H Explora https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/videos/video/get-the-best-of-stills-and-video-with-the-canon-eos-r5-c-camera

Canon EOS R5 C Mirrorless Cinema Camera: Panel Discussion with Keith Ladzinski
Join the Canon Live event on January 19 at 3:00 p.m. and B&H Live Event on January 20 at noon for a closer look at the Canon R5 C.

Ryan Snyder, senior EOS Cinema Product Specialist and professional video
For most of his career, Ryan has acted as a field support, technical trainer and spokesperson for Canon’s video solutions. Self-described as a “user-friendly manual”, it prides itself on its technical proficiency for its products as well as its top-notch customer service.

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