Will this $165 cooling fan solve the Canon EOS R5 / R6 overheating issue?

Tiltaing Cooling System Canon EOS R5 R6 fan
(Image credit: Tilta)

Accessory manufacturer Tilta has launched a cooling fan for the Canon EOS R5 and R6, which promises "high efficiency cooling" to solve the much publicized overheating issues affecting the two mirrorless cameras. 

Ever since they launched, both the Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6 have been the center of heated discussion (sorry) regarding their recording limits, implemented by the manufacturer to prevent the cameras from overheating when shooting oversampled 4K and (in the case of the R5) 8K video. 

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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.