Canon Philippines has launched the Canon EOS R5 C and RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye, the newest addition to Canon’s growing Cinema EOS System line-up of video production equipment that meets the constantly evolving demand of professionals for high-quality imaging solutions and advanced technologies.
Designed for serious content creators, filmmakers, video storytellers, and virtual reality enthusiasts who demand high performance for both video and still photo shooting, the new Canon EOS R5 C is a compact and lightweight body weighing approximately 680g and comes equipped with 8K RAW internal video recording. Coupled with the RF5.2mm Dual Fisheye lens, this new RF lens is also compatible for Virtual Reality (VR) videos with its VR ready lens solution. The RF5.2mm Dual Fisheye lens is a dedicated RF lens for EOS R5 and R5 C which can produce 180-degree 3-Dimensional visuals and record high quality VR videos with its 8k recording capabilities. It uses Dual-Lens Electro-Magnetic Diaphragm that controls exposure electronically and it has a large aperture of f/2.8m that can work even in low light conditions. Its CMOS image sensor, on the other hand, simplifies the workflow from production to post-production as users don’t need to align and sync camera positions before a shoot or stitch images during post-production. With Canon’s newest VR (Virtual Reality) video production system, users just need to attach the dedicated lens to the mirrorless camera and use the EOS VR Reality software to convert the file to a VR file format – an efficient workflow for Virtual Reality (VR) video production.
By switching modes via the ON/OFF dial on the camera body, the EOS R5 C can be also 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 (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.
“At Canon, we are constantly developing our Cinema EOS System to meet the evolving needs of professional visual and video storytellers. In celebration of our 25th Anniversary in the Philippines, we are pleased to announce our latest groundbreaking products and solutions that will help videographers, filmmakers, and as well as various professional content creators to level up their creativity into new heights and worlds. Canon EOS R5 C is a powerful camera system that has both united the strength from Cinema EOS system and EOS R full frames system which can bring to life cinema-quality videos and high-quality images.
We also aim to expand our imaging solutions that will allow our customers to connect to the world of Metaverse with the new Virtual Reality Ready RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye – offering advanced technology for a fully immersive imaging experience in high quality (8K) video,” said Benny Yu, Head of Consumer Imaging and Information Division, Canon Marketing (Philippines)
Advanced Technology for Cinema-Quality Videos
The EOS R5 C is equipped with Canon’s proprietary full-frame CMOS sensor that boasts 45 million effective pixels 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. 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.
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 CF Express 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.
High-Speed and High-Quality Images
With 45 million effective pixel count and high-speed continuous shooting, EOS R5 C can capture high image quality even for moving objects. 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
Canon EOS R5 C offers one-of-a-kind experience not just in video production but also for still shooting. Whether it be for commercials, wedding, fashion, lifestyle, sports, and other fields such as metaverse, this compact mirrorless camera can capture moments and create high quality storytelling that will allow users to explore a new reality.