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Manual reveals that Canon EOS R5 overheats quickly shooting in 4K and 8K [+UPDATE]

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  • A YouTuber found indications of overheating in the Canon EOS R5 instruction manual, one of the latest camera models released by the company
  • This was identified when the camera was shooting at the highest resolution options – 8k and 4k –
  • The company has commented, providing some tips to minimize this problem

UPDATE: 7/15/2020 s 9am

Canon has commented on the identified problems with heating. The company informs that several steps have been taken to manage camera overheating and, details some of them. It also informs some measures that the users must take when using the equipment, so that they do not suffer from the problem.

The table above was made by Canon itself, and details the temperature and amount of time needed to reach it. This had already been described in the instruction manual itself, where the problem was initially encountered.

The company also informs that decided not to include a fan, or a fan, for cooling the system. This is because the company considers it important to maintain the "compact size, light construction and weather resistance".

The fact that, the company admitted that the cameras will have a heating, but it did guide some ways to minimize the impact. In any case, the manufacturer has prioritized compact and lightweight design, rather than more efficient cooling solutions. Canon says that if the user follows the guidelines sent, he should not suffer serious damage from the problem.


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THE Canon EOS R5 a professional camera capable of shooting in 8K format RAW and 4K in 60fps that costs less than $ 4,000. it is a heavy value, but for the segment this model has been considered as having a good price for the resources it offers. So, of course, there would be a complicated downside just waiting to appear. And it seems that in this case, the overheating.

The video above by Max Yuryev, specialist in content and review of cameras and other filming devices. Yuryev found in his own EOS R5 manual his Achilles heel from overheating. According to official information, shooting in 8K in RAW or HEVC (H.265) format will cause the camera to overheat with just 20 minutes of footage. Using the 4K format at 60fps offers a few more minutes, but not too many – the camera overheats after 35 minutes.

When the EOS R5 overheats it turns off and it is impossible to continue filming. And the cooling time is the real problem of overheating of these models. If you let the camera cool for 20 minutes, you will gain just 8 more minutes of footage at 8K, for example. These are the estimates that Canon offers in the manual, as shown in the table below:

The numbers are especially complicated for those who really want to make professional use of the camera. If you shoot events, like a wedding for example, it is natural to want to take more than 30 minutes. While the 8K resolution may not be as popular yet, we can now imagine that most customers will ask to shoot at least in 4K.

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Another thing that should be taken into account mainly by us Brazilians. These overheating estimates were taken in a controlled environment, with mild temperatures. Imagine filming abroad in the middle of summer in Rio de Janeiro, for example.

Yuryev himself says in the video that he has already placed his order for a Canon EOS R5, so he must perform some tests to further discuss the overheating soon. The way to wait and keep an eye on.

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