Again when the Canon EOS R5 was first launched and the rumours of overheating first got here to gentle, one of many first firms to leap on the digicam cooling practice had been Tilta, asserting a cooling kit for the EOS R5 & R6 that mounted onto the again of the digicam when the LCD was flipped out. The issue was, the EOS R5 firmware was on a timer. It wasn’t temperature-dependent. So it didn’t actually work.
Over a few firmware updates, issues modified and now the EOS R5 (and EOS R6) does screens the temperature, as confirmed by Matt Perks’ DIY cooling attempt. This makes Tilta’s $165 digicam cooling product, first announced in July 2020, lastly, probably viable. So, now it’s really being launched and it’s appropriate with each cameras.
Right here’s a video from when the cooling equipment was initially introduced final yr from that1cameraguy. Clearly, he didn’t handle to get his palms on one, because it was by no means launched on the time, but it surely’s a fairly good abstract of what was promised – however couldn’t be delivered. To be clear, the cooling equipment did apparently cool the unit down, however the EOS R5 firmware on the time didn’t care, as a result of it was set on timers, not the precise temperature.
Now that the EOS R5 really does have a look at the temperature earlier than turning on the overheat warning and shutting down, Tilta’s system ought to really work. – though the EOS R5 has change into a lot better at managing its temperature by itself, too. Though it’s nonetheless not good and will still eventually shut down when recording 8K and even 4K video.
It seems to be just like the Tilta cooling equipment has seen somewhat tweaking from the preliminary announcement final yr. For a begin, the fan pace has been dropped from 6,200rpm to five,000rpm. This drops the noise stage it generates down from 34dB to 30dB. Maybe Tilta found that the additional 1,200rpm was overkill and having examined it with newer firmware, that pace isn’t needed. Excellent news for those who’re recording audio with a mic close to the digicam, although.
The system is powered externally through Kind-C USB port that accepts between 5-12v at 3-5A, so it will probably take an influence feed out of your on-camera discipline monitor, a USB energy financial institution or no matter different battery system you’re utilizing, so long as it falls throughout the voltage vary. Contained in the unit is heat-conducting silicone, one other conduction cooling board, a chip to regulate all of it, a giant heatsink, a low-noise fan and the closely vented prime cowl.
The unit is appropriate with each the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 and attaches to the again of the digicam when the LCD’s flipped out. It’s accessible to buy now for $165 from the Tilta web site and transport is anticipated to to take two weeks from whenever you order.