overheating

This Guy Watercooled His Canon R5 and Unlocked Unlimited 8K

The Canon R5's overheating time limit has been the subject of much discussion and controversy. Regardless of how or why the overheating happens, Matthew Perks over at DIY Perks has come up with an unusual mod that actually works to fix it: he watercooled his camera.

Canon Firmware 1.1.1 Makes a ‘Huge Improvement’ to EOS R6 Overheating

Jordan Drake and Richard Butler at DPReview recently put the latest Canon EOS R6 firmware update to the test, and what they found is extremely promising. The update more or less solves the overheating issues in "regular" shooting scenarios, and marks a "huge improvement" in overall overheating performance.

This Simple Canon EOS R5 Thermal Mod Enables Unlimited 8K Recording

After making a fairly straightforward thermal modification to his new Canon EOS R5, maker/tinkerer Yifan Gu was able to get the camera to record unlimited 8K without having to resort to various timer resetting "hacks." All he had to do was swap out the thermal pads and add a couple more.

Lensrentals Did a Proper Heat Emission Test on the Canon EOS R5

Roger Cicala and the team at Lensrentals recently decided to do a proper heat emission test on the Canon EOS R5. After all the debates in the comments, amateur teardowns published to Weibo, and a whole lot of speculation, LR wanted to answer a basic question well: how does heat get out of this camera... or does it at all?

Lensrentals Breaks Open the EOS R5, Finds Exceptional Weather Sealing

Roger Cicala and the crew at Lensrentals finally got the chance to do a proper teardown of the Canon EOS R5, and what they found is an exceptionally well-sealed camera that's packed full of the latest tech. That's both a huge pro and, if you're thinking in terms of heat dissipation, a potential con.

Teardown Reveals ‘Overheating Timer’ Chip Inside the Canon EOS R6

Over at Kolari Vision, we love tearing into the newest camera gears to learn how they work and if they can be modded for infrared photography, full spectrum photography, or other things. We’ve been really excited about the R5/R6 release, and had plans to add some cooling mods and overhaul it into a proper video camera.

Canon Unveils EOS R5 Firmware 1.1, Improves Overheating Times

Most regular consumers haven't even received their Canon EOS R5 pre-order yet, but the company has already released a major firmware update for the camera. And while Canon doesn't actually SAY it in the documentation, this update does improve both the base overheating and the recovery times.

Simple Hack ‘Proves’ Canon EOS R5 Overheating Limit is Artificial

After a DPReview forum user suggested that the controversial overheating and recovery time limits on the new Canon EOS R5 may not be based on temperature at all, several people have tried various "hacks" that seem to prove him right. Based on these tests there is an artificial timer built into the camera's firmware, which can be reset.

Canon EOS R5 vs Sony a7R IV: A High-Res Shootout for Photographers

Over the past few weeks, a ton of reviewers have been comparing the new Canon EOS R5 against the new Sony a7S III, but for stills shooters this is the wrong comparison. That's why photographer Matt Granger decided to compare the 45MP R5 against its most obvious high-res stills competitor: the 61MP Sony a7R IV.

Removing the Memory Cards ‘Fixes’ EOS R5 Overheating Over HDMI

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.

DPReview: Canon EOS R5 Overheating is a Problem in Real World Use

When Canon released the EOS R5 and EOS R6, they made it clear right away that both cameras were thermally limited when shooting 8K (R5) or oversampled 4K (both) video. But what does this mean for real world use? DPReview has now tested both cameras, and their conclusion is unfortunate for Canon fans who hoped that overheating concerns were made up or overblown.

Sony a7S III Overheats Faster than EOS R5 in Some Cases: Report

During the a7S III announcement, Sony made much of the heat dissipation technology that allegedly allows the camera to record 4K/60p video internally for over one hour. The implication was clear: "our camera doesn't overheat." But at least a couple of reviewers have had a different experience...