"The EOS R5 offered a glimpse of the outstanding image quality that was possible in 8K, or even in the oversampled 4K HQ format," says Aron. "Whereas, with the EOS R5 C, not only do you get long duration 8K recording, you also get oversampling from 8K to 4K for a more detailed 4K image."
It features Canon's DIGIC X processor for outstanding clarity and reduced noise in both video and stills, and also has Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Eye AF and EOS iTR AF X to track a subject's face and eyes with new levels of precision in both stills and video.
The EOS R5 C also features a new timecode terminal. "Timecode is an essential feature for professional filmmaking productions," adds Aron. "This time we have used a DIN 1.0/2.3 terminal instead of BNC to keep the body as compact as possible."
In addition to timecode in/out, the EOS R5 C features a wealth of connectivity options, including 3.5mm microphone and headphone sockets, micro-HDMI and a USB-C terminal for power, charging and communication.
"Until now you've typically needed to use two separate cameras and lenses in order to produce high-quality VR content' explains Aron. "But that produces two different files and more post-production work. The beauty of our 8K VR system is that it's a single solution, requiring a single lens and a single camera. It's very easy to incorporate the single image into a VR workflow using Canon's software tools."
The Multi-function accessory shoe enables compatible accessories to be connected to and powered by the camera, including audio devices such as the Canon Directional Stereo Microphone DM-E1D and TASCAM's CA-XLR2d Audio XLR Adapter.
To sustain the 8K/60p Cinema RAW Light recording with full autofocus and other electronic functions of the lens, the EOS R5 C needs an external power supply. "The Canon USB Power Adapter PD-E1 or DC Coupler can be used for this," explains Aron. "Alternatively, you can even use a USB-C powerbank with power delivery when out in the field."
The EOS R5 C merges the video and photo worlds, and as a result it's compatible with a range of Canon apps. "When the camera's in photo mode, you can access image.canon cloud services and use the Canon Camera Connect app," says Aron. "All of those professional tools that you find on both sides – Cinema EOS and EOS R System – are available to EOS R5 C users."