Canon EOS R5 to Get Full HD 120fps, and C-Log 3 in Next Firmware ?

Canon EOS R5 is rumoured to release a firmware update with C-Log3 and Full HD 120fps, in addition to lower bit rate options in RAW as well as IPB in all frame rates and codecs.  So the question; Is Canon about to add 120fps in 1080p and lower bit rate options in 8K to the EOS R5?

The Canon EOS R5  (AmazonB&HAdorama) supports high-resolution DCI 8K 30 fps raw video recording internally along with 4K recording up to 120 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit with Canon Log, as well as up to 20 fps burst shooting with an electronic shutter and up to 12 fps with a mechanical shutter.

Of course, 1080p / 120 was a feature that should have already added at the time of the EOS R5’s announcement. Think about it, the more budget friendly Canon EOS R6 supports Full HD / 120fps. It’s amazing that the EOS R5 is capable of 4K/120fps, but can’t it do 120fps at 1080p? As of now, EOS R5 specs officially only list 1080p / 60 support as maximum frame rates in Full HD.

As you might think that the last Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 firmware update was not the one we were expecting. It was a minor upgrade on these cameras and 1080p video at 120fps is on the horizon for the next firmware update.

New firmware update for Canon EOS R5 will feature addition of 1080p @ 120fps, Clog 2 and 3 with bug fixes.

Features we can expect for the new firmware of Canon EOS R5:

  • Canon Cinema RAW light addition
  • C-Log 2 and 3
  • 1080p @ 120fps
  • Further tweaking of temperature control
  • Bug fixes
  • Other codecs are being worked on, but may not arrive in time for the November release.

Canon recently announced an EOS R6 firmware update to address overheating issues. Does firmware 1.1.1 for EOS R6 improve the camera’s video performance?

Canon EOS R5 with 24-105mm f/4L Lens: $4,999 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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