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Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 Shooting Times for Video Modes

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Canon has released an additional press release to detail the video recording times possible with the EOS R5 and EOS R6 cameras and whether there are any limits due to overheating.

Canon EOS R5, capable of recording 8K video, as well as the Canon EOS R6, capable of recording 4K 60p video. Canon has released the following press release to detail the different video recording times, as well as how long you’ll have to wait before you can record again.

The new Canon EOS R5 & EOS R6, full frame mirrorless cameras, four new RF lenses and other accessories are now available for pre-order. See full press text here and here is a quick recap of what’s new.

The Canon EOS R5 will start shipping on July 30, while the Canon EOS R6 will be released on August 31.

Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6: shooting times for video modes

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 14th July 2020 – The highly anticipated Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6, two advanced full-frame mirrorless cameras, offer a combination of speed and resolution to set new standards and make mirrorless an ideal choice for everyone from wedding to wildlife photographers.

EOS R5 and EOS R6 offer powerful stills and movie recording capabilities within compact body designs, allowing photographers and filmmakers to push creative boundaries harder and capture action better than ever before. At the highest frame rates and resolutions, heat is generated because of the best-in-class resolution, frame rate and autofocus capability, which can limit continuous recording times.

Several steps have been taken to manage this; magnesium alloy is used in the body to dissipate heat away from internal components and there is an ‘overheat control’ function to reduce heat generation when the camera is in standby. To maintain the level of weather sealing and retain a compact design, an internal fan has not been installed.

Before recording starts, EOS R5 and EOS R6 display an estimate of the recordable time based on the current camera temperature and the set recording mode. Approximate recording and recovery times for 23°C / 73°F environments are available so that customers will be able to decide how to best utilise each mode:

Estimated camera recovery times are indicated below. The time until full record time is available will vary with ambient temperature, continued camera operation and the selected shooting resolution.

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1 Time available for continuous shooting in 23°C / 73°F environment, from a cold start. If the camera is in LV mode standby before shooting or the ambient temperature is high, the shooting time may be shorter.

2 Recording stops at 7minutes and 30seconds for high frame rate video. Indicates the time when recording can be resumed immediately.

3 Recording is limited to 29 minutes 59seconds. Indicates the time when recording can be resumed immediately.

Canon EOS R5 body: $3,899 at AmazonB&H, Adorama.

Canon EOS R5 with 24-105mm f/4L Lens: $4,999 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Canon EOS R6 body: $2,499 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Canon EOS R6 with 24-105mm f/4-7.1 Lens: $2,899 at AmazonB&H, Adorama.

Canon EOS R6 with 24-105mm f/4L Lens: $3,599 at AmazonB&H, Adorama.

Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM Lens: $2,699 at AmazonB&H, Adorama.

Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM Lens: $599 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.

Canon RF 600mm f/11 IS STM Lens: $699 at AmazonB&H, Adorama.

Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM Lens: $899 at AmazonB&H, Adorama.

Canon Extender RF 1.4x: $499 at B&H, Adorama.

Canon Extender RF 2x: $599 at B&H, Adorama.

Canon WFT-R10A Wireless File Transmitter: $999 at B&H, Adorama.

Canon BG-R10 Battery Grip: $349 at B&H, Adorama.

Canon LP-E6NH Lithium-Ion Battery: $79 at B&H, Adorama.

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