Canon denies that the Canon EOS R5 has been delayed or could be recalled

Canon denies that the Canon EOS R5 has been delayed or could possibly be recalled

Canon EOS R5

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The Canon EOS R5 hasn’t precisely had a straightforward experience since its launch a number of weeks in the past, with overheating criticism not too long ago adopted up by hypothesis that shipments have been delayed or that it might even be recalled. However Canon has poured chilly water on these rumors with some official statements.

We requested Canon Australia and Canon UK for an official response to reviews from Canon Rumors and EOSHD that it might delay the second cargo of Canon EOS R5 cameras, and even recall the mirrorless hybrid for a {hardware} repair, as speculated by Petapixel

A Canon Australia spokesperson advised us that it “can verify that there have been no delays in native cargo, with the primary native pre-order shoppers amassing their EOS R5 models from native retailers ranging from yesterday”.

The spokesperson additionally went additional, stating: “The EOS R5 has already began to ship in some international locations – Australia is 100% certainly one of them. Domestically, we do have numerous inventory on back-order, nonetheless, because of the excessive variety of pre-orders made. Any future timelines on delivery haven’t any connection to hypothesis of overheating – we’re merely working within the parameters of a provide chain affected by the worldwide pandemic.”

Whereas that does not particularly quell rumors that the second batch of EOS R5s could possibly be delayed till November, it does counsel that any potential delays could be right down to the knock-on results of the pandemic, somewhat than any attainable recall.

We’re nonetheless ready for a response from Canon UK, though a separate assertion from Canon USA seems to have been issued to PetaPixel  – it says: “Orders of the EOS R5 are scheduled to be delivered as initially said at launch. The primary set of cameras shipped from our warehouses this week. We eagerly await the content material that shall be produced by gifted creatives utilizing this digital camera to be shared with the world.”

Once more, this does not particularly deal with rumors, fueled by hypothesis from EOSHD about German retailers not receiving their EOS R5 allocations, that the digital camera’s second cargo could possibly be delayed. Nevertheless it does a minimum of counsel that early orders are being fulfilled and that no recall is presently being deliberate.  

Canon EOS R5

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Feeling the warmth

So the place does this depart the Canon EOS R5? We’ll little question get additional clarification from Canon within the coming days or perhaps weeks, however regardless of the hypothesis nothing a lot has modified. The EOS R5 is presently out of inventory (or ‘backordered’) in Canon’s US, Australia and UK shops, and there are not any dates but for when the subsequent models shall be accessible.

Any hypothesis that the full-frame mirrorless flagship could possibly be recalled additionally stays simply that. Canon issued a statement that overtly clarified the heat-related limitations of the EOS R5, and its want for ‘restoration occasions’ when pushed to its limits.

Such heat-related restrictions are additionally nothing new for cameras, significantly full-frame fashions with the EOS R5’s video powers, which is why exterior recorders just like the Atomos Ninja have grow to be a standard characteristic of filming setups.

We’re within the means of testing the Canon EOS R5, so will be capable of give our verdict on its relative strengths for video and stills quickly. It additionally appears seemingly, as Canon Rumors has steered, {that a} firmware replace addressing the digital camera’s warmth administration shall be en route too.

Till then, we’ll be sure that we convey you any extra official updates from Canon on when its mirrorless flagship is more likely to be delivery once more or accessible to order.

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