When the Canon EOS R5 was first announced, one of its marquee features was its 8K raw video, but videographers quickly ran into issues with the camera overheating when recording in both 8K and 4K, leading some to question just how useful the camera actually is for video work. How much is this truly an issue in real-world usage, though? This excellent video review features a cinematographer and director discussing how the camera performs in specific modes after months of usage.
Coming to you from Bryan Redding of Deaf Director, this fantastic video review takes an in-depth look at the overheating issues of the Canon EOS R5. The good news is that Redding says he has experienced no issues whatsoever with overheating when it comes to photography, an experience that echos mine. I have pushed my EOS R5 pretty heavily in photo applications and have never experienced a problem. That being said, there are definitely limitations not just in 8K mode, but in the various 4K modes as well. For some filmmakers, this will not be an issue, but if you shoot certain things like long-form interviews, this is something you will absolutely want to consider before you purchase the camera. Check out the video above for Redding's full thoughts.