Canon has designed a solution to the Canon EOS R5 overheating problem

Canon has designed a solution to the Canon EOS R5 overheating problem
(Image credit: Canon / JPO)

Much has been made of the Canon EOS R5's recording limitations when shooting 4K and 8K video, due to the camera overheating. Well, not only is Canon aware of the issues – it has already designed a solution to them. 

The Canon EOS R5 is one of the most formidable cameras on the market – though its uncropped 4K 60p, 4K 120p and 8K 30p modes are all subject to recording limits due to overheating. This is due to the R5 body being so compact, slim and weather sealed; unlike cinema cameras, or bodies like the Panasonic S1H, it doesn't have a built-in fan to cool itself – and the lack of airflow causes heat buildup.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.