Another full frame mirrorless camera that can’t produce 4K 50p nor 422 10bit internally, did they not read the specs for the Panasonic GH5 at 4K 25p producing 422 10bit internally at 150 Mbps !!!
Ask the majority of camera operators if they enjoy using an external recorder the answer is NO as its a further link in the chain that can go badly wrong and is cumbersome. External recorders are fine in studio environments but not for run and gun.
Mini HDMI is no longer acceptable for serious video work in my opinion when Panasonic prove that with a bit of design savvy you can get a full size HDMI socket on a small camera body. How many times does the mini HDMI connector break after a only few shoots.
How much are you willing to spend on a mirrorless camera for video work certainly not £5,398 if you include the RF 28-70mm f2 lens.
The one thing going for this camera is the fast autofocus.
– World’s fastest autofocus
– Full compatibility with existing EF lenses
– A new adapter with drop-in filter
– The new EOS-R lenses are focus by wire and have an extra customizable ring
– SD card slot
– lack of IBIS
– single slot card
– Low battery life: 370 shots
– The EOS R does have eye-AF but only S-AF.
– It uses the same 30MP sensor from the 5D IV (with more phase detection pixels added)
– The new lenses are very expensive: RF 50mm f/1.2L £2,349, the RF 28-70mm f/2L £3,049
– The dial on the left is just an ON-OFF button
– Canon will not be opening up the RF mount specs to third parties
– No AF-C in continuous high drive (slower FPS compared to Sony cameras)
– Still a huge crop in 4K recording. Looks the same as 5D IV. Heavy rolling shutter as well.
– 1080p does 60fps and not 120fps
– It has 10 bit 4:2:2 output only.