Alongside 8K 30p in HEVC and 4K in XF-AVC with oversampling, both highly practical formats used widely by wedding videographers, the EOS R5 C offers multiple 12-bit RAW recording options for video. "This gives videographers the greatest flexibility," Ram explains. "The availability of multiple RAW options, as well as XF-AVC and MP4 formats, really marries the EOS R5 C with the rest of the Cinema EOS line. The maximum 8K frame rate is also increased from 30fps to 60fps, with an external power source.
"Other video-specific features compared to the EOS R5 include a waveform monitor, false colour and timecode terminal, which are key professional-assist tools and features for high-production video capture. Although it's the smallest, most lightweight Cinema EOS camera, the EOS R5 C delivers absolutely beautiful footage. The controls are also enormously customisable, with 13 buttons that you can assign to various functions, so you can shoot just how you want."
Filmmaker Kevin Clerc used the EOS R5 C to shoot a wedding as part of a film about the island of Madeira, and he was impressed by its versatility. He found the eye and face tracking autofocus "very reliable" and loved the Dual Pixel Focus Guide feature, which assists when you're focusing manually. "Such a professional camera in such a small body!" he comments.
Ultimately, the EOS R5 C is ideal for professionals needing a compact, lightweight camera for long-form, high-quality wedding videography, along with the ability to cover an entire wedding from a stills perspective with exceptional resolution, all without the need to switch between different cameras.