One of the Canon EOS R5's headline features was its 8K raw video capabilities, but with all that video horsepower came the caveat of issues with overheating, some of which could be a hindrance in professional environments. So, has the EOS R3 solved those issues, or will filmmakers need to tailor the workflows around keeping the camera cool? This great video puts the new camera through a stress test to find out.
Coming to you from CineD, this excellent video puts the new Canon EOS R3 through a video stress test to examine its ability to shoot for long periods of time. While the EOS R5 had no issues with short takes and clips, many filmmakers found that in long-form situations, such as interviews, overheating could be a real hindrance that caused serious difficulties. Thankfully, it appears Canon has made major strides with the EOS R3. Shooting in 6K raw, the camera has no issues recording until the battery runs out (almost two hours), then continuing on with a new battery, dissipating the heat so well that it feels comfortable to touch even after the long session. No doubt, we will need to see more shooting scenarios (such as working outside in the sun), but this is absolutely a significant improvement and a good sign for any filmmakers thinking of picking up the new camera. Check out the video above to see the full test.