The Canon EOS R6 overheating challenge has been considerably addressed by the most recent firmware replace, which improves real-world capturing instances by 192% in response to a brand new check.
Very similar to the Canon EOS R5 (opens in new tab), the Canon EOS R6 (opens in new tab) has had the specter of recording limits looming over it since launch. These limits, in place to stop the digicam from overheating as a result of excessive temperatures produced by the calls for of 4K seize, have been revealed to be arbitrary software program restrictions (opens in new tab), however Canon’s new firmware 1.1.1 goes a protracted approach to addressing their impression on capturing.
Not solely does the brand new firmware enhance most recording durations, it additionally markedly improves the restoration interval between them – that means that you could each document steady video for longer, and have your digicam calm down quicker as soon as it has overheated.
Within the beneath check, performed by DP Assessment (opens in new tab), the Canon EOS R6 utilizing the brand new firmware was in a position to document a 49:20 clip earlier than overheating; after a 30:00 cooldown, it was in a position to document one other 38:57 clip earlier than overheating once more – a complete of 88 minutes recording, with a 30-minute restoration.
This can be a vital enchancment over the unique R6 efficiency, which was solely in a position to document 41:00 clip earlier than overheating, whereupon it wanted a 60:00 cooldown (twice as lengthy) and will then document simply 21:00 – a complete document time of solely 62 minutes, with a 60-minute restoration.
Nevertheless, that is simply once you shoot the utmost attainable quantity of video each time – and few individuals shoot a steady 40-minute 4K clip. In actual world utilization, it is way more of a stop-start course of. So the location performed a second, extra lifelike, check the place the R6 filmed a 15:00 clip, adopted by a 5:00 cooldown, adopted by a ten:00 clip, one other 5:00 cooldown, one other 10:00 clip and so forth.
On this ‘real-world’ scenario, the unique R6 firmware was solely in a position to document for 40:40, however the brand new firmware enabled the digicam to document 117:08 – that is nearly two hours of recording time, which is an unbelievable enchancment.
That is partly on account of one other firmware change: ambient temperature is now considered. Beforehand, the digicam had a prescribed restoration interval that was totally unaffected by the encompassing temperature. In response to these new checks, nevertheless, the R6 can now be actively cooled utilizing one thing like an ice pack – and the cooler temperature is acknowledged by the digicam, which lets you shoot extra video after recovering.
“With that experiment that I discussed earlier than the place we did the overheat check, I simply left it at room temperature for that cooldown, and after half an hour as I discussed, it mentioned that there was 25 minutes remaining,” mentioned Jordan Drake.
“So then I did one other experiment; I let it overheat, and put it on high of an ice pack. And as soon as I did that, after solely quarter-hour, it was saying 25 minutes remaining. So half the time to get the identical obtainable time – it does actually appear like with this new firmware it is factoring ambient temperature into that restoration.”
It is a huge enchancment to the R6’s achilles heel, and immediately makes the digicam an much more interesting (and extra succesful) gadget for video.
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