The plot thickens… in a pair of videos released this week, YouTuber and Twitch streamer Wayne from No Life Digital shows how simply removing the memory cards from the Canon EOS R5 basically “fixes” the camera’s overhearing problems when shooting to an external recorder.
If you have been following the video overheating debates surrounding Canon, you know that the camera has issues when shooting both internally and externally when using its oversampled 4KHQ mode (8K recording isn’t possible externally). Typically, recording HQ 4K/30p or 24p video to an external recorder will cause the camera to overheat at around 60-75 minute
The Canon EOS R5 must be recalled now as this is so far from acceptable. It appears that only 1-2 hours into a stills shoot you can toss aside the Canon overheating test data in the real-world. In an update to the test at DPReview, Richard Butler found this out the hard way as he describes below. The real story is not the continuous recording cut off at 30 minutes from cold in normal room temperatures, but that the limit is closer to 2 (or even zero) minutes during a day’s real-world shooting. I’ve been saying for a while – …
With 2020 rapidly approaching Q4, there isn’t much time left for manufacturers to announce new cameras this year. But with the pace at which new ones have been announced over the last few months, it wouldn’t surprise me if there were a few more yet to come. And according to a report on Canon Rumors, […]
Canon has recently suffered a ransomware attack that affected over 30 of its external and public services, including email and USA website. According to the reports, 10TB of data and private databases have been stolen. And if Canon doesn’t pay the ransom, they will be leaked publicly. BleepingComputer has investigated the case and found that […]
Canon’s announcement of two RF 85mm f/1.2L lenses for their mirrorless camera system was quite surprising. One of them has that “DS” moniker, or “Defocus Smoothing” and the other does not. It was announced early last year, but what does it actually do? And how do the two lenses stand up side-by-side? The DS version of […]
Canon has reportedly been hit by a devastating ransomware attack. In addition to knocking a long list of Canon websites offline, the attack is said to have resulted in a whopping 10 terabytes of data being stolen from Canon servers.
BleepingComputer reports that the ransomware group called Maze has claimed responsibility for successfully attacking Canon and impacting a wide range of services at the company, including email, team collaboration software, its USA websites, and internal applications.
Canon reportedly sent out a company-wide alert this morning to inform employees of “wide spread system issues affecting multiple applications[.] Teams, Email, and
I haven’t been impressed with a 10x zoom since the original Angenieux 25-250mm HR. There are have been several attempts at reviving that focal length; the Fujinon 25-300mm, Arri Alura 45-250mm, even an Angenieux 25-250mm Optimo Style zoom. None of these lenses were bad, they just weren’t particularly good. So I didn’t want to get my hopes up when Canon announced their 25-250mm Cine-Servo. But now that I’ve had a chance to play with it and put it through its paces…
Given all of the overheating controversy and the intense focus on the camera’s 8K and 4K video capabilities, you’d be forgiven for forgetting that the Canon EOS R5 is also a stills camera. But Gordon Laing at Cameralabs didn’t forget, and he’s reviewed this camera specifically for stills photographers.
The full review and all of the included samples were captured using a boxed, full-production unit of the Canon EOS R5, so no “pre-production” warnings here. It’s just a proper review of all the things that matter to stills photographers: resolution, noise, dynamic range, autofocus performance, IBIS with and without a
If you’ve ever been Canon lens shopping, you’ve probably had to take a minute (or five) to figure out what the name of the lens actually means. With a string of seemingly random letters and numbers, these abbreviations have baffled photographers, beginners and some professionals alike, for as long as they have been around.
As confusing and arbitrary as they may seem; however, these numbers and letters reveal quite a bit about the Canon lens type, technology, and so much more. And if you don’t know how to read them, never fear. You are not the only one.
Some say Canon already have a fire-breathing small dragon in the EOS R5, but an official “Canon Komodo” mini RF mount Cinema EOS camera might indeed be planned for an August unveil if Canon Rumors are right. Interestingly, if you look back around 10 months to a Canon mini cine camera patent, the company can be seen to be already developing a very small Cinema EOS camera with active cooling system and Komodo-style form factor. However in the patents, the feature-packed body is for a camera with XC10 style fixed lens. So this may point to there being two versions – one
On the latest Go Creative Show podcast, I talk with host Ben Concoli about the future of trade shows as well as the latest camera releases from Sony, Canon, and Blackmagic. Ben and I discuss how COVID-19 has impacted trade shows, if the Sony a7S III a worthy upgrade, Canon’s new EOS R5, and R6 … Continued
Back in April, Canon announced the video specs of the EOS R5 with much hubris. The camera was indeed intended to shoot reliably in 8K and 4K alongside Cinema EOS cameras… According to Canon themselves. So I don’t think Canon intended the EOS R5 overheating to be a purposeful cripple hammer. I think all the signs point to it being a major engineering cock-up. In the Canon UK press release dated April 20th 2020, the company says: “On the set of high-end productions such as commercials, dramas and documentaries, the EOS R5 is an ideal partner to the likes of …
DPReview has released their Canon EOS R5 and R6 test of overheating, using the final production models. Technical editor Richard Butler remarks “Lack of dependability makes them a poor choice for much professional video work”. There are areas of this test that I agree with, and other parts I don’t. But that’s ok, people can have differences of opinion and I’ll put my cards on the table about this now. Richard says the EOS R5 is not marketed at professionals interested in video: “It should be noted that Canon did not design either the EOS R5 or R6 to be …
Canon’s new ‘Camera Cloud Platform’ image.canon hasn’t been up very long, but it’s already experienced its first critical failure. The site has been taken down pending an investigation after “some original photo and video files” that were marked for long term storage were “lost.”
First announced in February, image.canon is billed as a “camera cloud platform” that allows Canon shooters to sync their image library across devices and store some files in the cloud long term. It has/had three main features:
The Canon EOS R5 is a faulty product. If you are order an EOS R5, please consult the field tests and data below to determine how it performs in the real world. Important: there is no hard and set recording time limit that always applies to 4K HQ and 8K. You do not have to film in 30 or 20 min continuous takes to trigger the overheating warning. Just having the camera switched on or taking a few photos reduces the limit on a hot day to as little as zero minutes of video recording. Therefore the Canon EOS R5 …
Following yesterday’s reports from Canon Rumors and EOSHD about delays in shipping of the EOS R5 to retailers, Canon has released a statement to set the record straight. There is no delay, says Canon. The first shipment is going out this week, as promised.
The statement was prompted primarily by a report published by EOSHD citing several retail sources in Europe and the UK who had received extremely limited quantities of the EOS R5 ahead of the official ship date. That report was corroborated by Canon Rumors, whose sources indicated that the second allocation of EOS R5 cameras might
Photographer and occasional PetaPixel contributor Usman Dawood has put together a video and camera showcase that seeks to prove a simple, possibly overlooked point: the best beginner camera for aspiring professionals isn’t a high-end APS-C system… it’s a used Canon 5D Mark II.
The recommendation might seem absurd to some readers—the camera is a full 12 years old at this point—but its age is part of its appeal, explains Dawood.
A used full-frame 5D Mark II can be had for around $500, and despite its older sensor and image processor, DPReview studio scene test images show that the full-frame 5D
Profits at Canon’s camera division were down 93.8% year on year in Q2 2020 due to COVID-19. The 3 months ending June saw lockdowns and a global pandemic take hold across the world. The loss of life and livelihood is the important and most sad aspect of 2020, indeed the saddest time in my lifetime. My heart goes out to anyone who is mourning the loss of a loved one or suffering from a lack of work and derailed plans. In this article though I’d like to focus on Canon’s dire financial results from Q2 and the impact of
You may have read rumors and reports of a possible product recall happening for the Canon EOS R5 and R6. None of these rumors or reports feature any direct statement from Canon, instead, they are all based on third-hand information. The only way to find out if there is any truth to them is to … Continued