"We do not cripple our cameras" says Canon spokesperson

"We do not cripple our cameras" says Canon spokesperson
(Image credit: Canon)

Ever since the release of the Canon EOS R5 and the Canon EOS R6, Canon has been dogged by rumors and quiet accusations that it was purposefully limiting recording times in order to protect its professional cine camera line. However, in an interview with CineD, Katsuyaki Nagai, the Product Management Director of Image Communications Business at Canon Europe, dismissed these claims in no uncertain terms.

"This is an accusation we've seen before which belongs on the conspiracy theory pile. It is simply not a sensible business idea as users are more likely to switch to competitor systems than buy a much more expensive camera to get a certain feature."

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