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Latest Canon Rumors: EOS R5c Cinema Coming 2021, New Features Via Firmware For R5, R6, 1DXIII

Canon Rumors Canon EOS R5c
A cinema version of the EOS R5 might get released, sometimes in 2022

Here are the latest Canon rumors. It’s suggested a Cinema version of the EOS R5 might be released, and some new features will come via firmware update to the EOS R5, EOS R6, and EOS-1D X Mark III.

The source, Canon Rumors, seems to be pretty confident on both rumors, giving their highest rating.

The Canon EOS R5c, a Cinema version of the EOS R5

First, “R5c” is a name invented by the community, not an official Canon moniker. The new rumor suggests the EOS R5c will feature the same imaging sensor of the EOS R5 and also sport the same recording modes and options. There is, however, a noteworthy detail coming with the rumor: the EOS R5c will have a bigger body and active cooling (remember the overheating hysteria?). Despite it’s Cine destination, the EOS R5c will also be a hybrid camera still perfectly usable for stills photography. And it might have C-Log 2.

In the past we got some suggestions for this camera, the R5c. Some of what came with the latest rumor was already anticipated then:

  • same sensor technology as the EOS R5 but with half resolution
  • records 4K/120P with no crop
  • 2.8K supersampling in super35 mode
  • newly developed heat sink
  • Dual Pixel AF performance in low light better than EOS R5 and EOS R6.

Firmware updates for the EOS R5, EOS R6, EOS-1D X Mark III

Firmware updates for the Canon EOS R5, EOS R6 and EOS-1D X Mark III are now ready to get released in the next weeks.

All three cameras will get C-Log 3 and new compression modes for 4K recording. For the Canon EOS R5 and EOS-1D X Mark III also expect a Cinema RAW Light feature. The EOS R5 will likely also get 1080p @120fps video recording. Most likely the new firmware version are already actively tested by selected photographers.

Firmware updates for Canon cameras and lenses are listed here.

Stay tuned, stay safe.

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