The Canon EOS R5 has a maximum video recording time of 30 minutes, but only for some formats. That limit is also dependent upon multiple factors like camera settings, media storage size, camera power, and internal camera temperature. See details and notes below for more information.
Maximum continuous video recording times for the Canon EOS R5
1If the recording time reaches 29 minutes, 29 seconds, recording will stop automatically.
2If the recording time reaches 7 minutes, 29 seconds, recording will stop automatically.
Normal Frame Rates (59.94 fps or less)
High Frame Rates (119.9 or 100 fps)
7 minutes, 30 seconds2
Important Details Regarding Camera Temperatures During Video Recording
Temperature plays a major role in the actual recording times for the Canon EOS R5. Below is a list of estimated shooting times when the rise of internal camera temperature is taken into consideration.
Estimated shooting times for the Canon EOS R5 according to an increase in the internal camera temperature
1Estimated time for continuous shooting in 23°C / 73°F environment, from a cold start. If the camera is in LV mode standby before shooting or the ambient temperature is high, the shooting time may be even shorter. If the recording time reaches 29 minutes, 59 seconds, recording will stop automatically.
4K 120p (Full Sensor Width)
4K 60p (Full Sensor Width)
4K 60p (APS-C Crop - 5.1K Oversampled)
4K 30p/24p (Full Sensor Width)
Not limited by heat1
4K 30p/24p (Full Sensor Width High Quality - 8K Oversampled)
4K 30p/24p (APS-C Crop - 5.1K Oversampled)
Not limited by heat1
If recording stops due to an increase of internal camera temperature then a recovery time will usually be required. Please refer to the Estimated Camera Recovery Time chart in the Canon EOS R5 Full Specifications for more details on recovery times and available recording time after recovery periods.
The following files cannot be recorded to SD cards: RAW movies, 8K ALL-I, 4K 119.9/100.0 fps (High Frame Rate movies), 4K ALL-I HEVC (YUV422, 10-bit), 4K 59.94/50.00 fps ALL-I H.264 (YUV420, 8-bit). Pressing the movie shooting button will not start recording.
Using SD/SDHC cards: The card will be formatted in FAT32. If the file size exceeds 4GB, recording will continue and a new file will be created automatically.
Using CFexpress and SDXC cards: The card will be formatted in exFAT. Even if the file size exceeds 4GB during recording, the movie will be saved as a single file.