Canon announces the EOS R5 C 8K RAW Digital Cinema Camera


Capable of Both Cinema-quality Video and High-speed, High-quality Still Image Capture

New Delhi, February 24, 2022 – Canon today announced the launch of the EOS R5 C, the newest addition to the company’s Cinema EOS System of video production equipment. Designed for users who demand high performance for both video and still photo shooting, the camera features a compact and lightweight body weighing approximately 680g and it comes equipped with 8K RAW internal video recording.

Commenting on the flagship launch, Mr. Manabu Yamazaki, President and CEO, Canon India said, “We at Canon, have consistently aimed at introducing creative and most pioneering technologies for our users, enriching them with memorable photography and cinematography experience every single time. The launch today marks a special milestone for us, as we introduce high-quality and high-performance hybrid model that combines the video performance and high reliability of the Cinema EOS System and the still image performance of the EOS R5. With the introduction of EOS R5C camera, we are confident that we will be able to consolidate our leadership position in the country.”

By switching modes via the ON/OFF dial on the camera body, the EOS R5 C can be used either as a video camera with Cinema EOS System quality, or as a stills camera with high performance comparable to that of the EOS R5 mirrorless camera[1](released in July 2020). With the inclusion of next-level video and still image capabilities, the new camera is a complete package that is ideal for a wide variety of usage in which mobility is crucial, including journalism and fields that require cinema-level image quality, such as advertising and corporate video production.

Mr. C Sukumaran, Senior Director-Consumer Systems Products and Imaging Communication Business, Canon India added, “With the rapid growth in global imaging culture, professionals are constantly seeking the best possible solution for their need-specific requirement. We are witnessing a rise in demand for further innovation in the mirrorless camera segment among the professional segment of photographers and cinematographers. The perfect choice for professional consumers would be an extremely powerful imaging device that combines the best of still and video technologies. With that sentiment, we are delighted to launch a hybrid imaging marvel, the new EOS R5C in India. A potent combination of still & video, this is Canon’s first camera to provide internal 8K 60P Cinema RAW Light recording. With the launch of this hybrid model, Canon is confident that this all-in-one solution will become the tool of choice for discerning content creators.”

The EOS R5 C is equipped with Canon’s proprietary full-frame CMOS sensor that boasts 45 million effective pixels[2] and a DIGIC X image processor that produces an internal recording of 8K / 30P RAW video and 8K / 60P RAW video when using an external power supply[3]. The camera is also ideal for a variety of video production scenarios thanks to support for 8K / 30P recording in the highly versatile MP4 file format.

With full pixel readout from 8K effective pixels, which possess a rich amount of data, the EOS R5 C can also perform oversampling to generate high-image-quality 4K / 4:2:2 / 10bit video. What’s more, a proprietary heat transfer architecture and internal thermal transfer fan built into the EOS R5 C will enable video recording for longer durations than the EOS R5.

[1]  The EOS R5 C is not equipped with in-body image stabilization (IBIS), and therefore cannot work in conjunction with optical stabilization mechanisms on the lens side.

[2] Actual pixel count: approximately 47.10 million pixels.

[3] Shooting in 8K / 60P requires either: use of the DC coupler DR-E6C together with the Compact Power Adapter CA-946; or the USB power adapter PD-E1 (each sold separately, to be released on the same day as the EOS R5 C)

The EOS R5 C employs the Cinema RAW Light recording format that preserves the data-richness of RAW video while reducing file size. Thanks to internal recording capabilities, video can be recorded on media such as CFexpress cards without the need for an external recording device. The camera also supports Canon’s proprietary XF-AVC format based on broadcast standards, making it versatile and compatible with a wide range of user workflows. What’s more, a high frame rate of up to 4K / 120P enables smooth video recording even when shooting slow-motion video.

The new camera realizes both high image quality, thanks to a 45 million effective pixel count, and high-speed continuous shooting. Continuous stills shooting of up to approximately 20 frames-per-second (FPS) is possible when using the electronic shutter, and up to approximately 12 FPS when using the mechanical shutter/electronic curtain[1], thus making possible high-quality image capture even for moving subjects.

The EOS R5 C will go on sale in April 2022 at MRP ₹ 399 900.00/U