Netflix has been a pioneer in standardising high-fidelity 4K HDR content for home entertainment, and its strict guidelines for evaluating camera technology and workflow pipelines have ensured that Netflix Original content consistently produces outstanding image and sound quality. Approved cameras must have been used for at least 90% of the final cut's runtime – although there can be more flexibility when it comes to non-fiction.
Netflix has now added the Canon EOS R5 C to its list of approved cameras, meaning that filmmakers in any genre, from documentary and drama to reality TV, are now able to use Canon's smallest full-frame Cinema EOS body as their primary camera or B-cam for Netflix Original productions.
The EOS R5 C can be used alongside the full-frame Canon EOS C500 Mark II, which gained Netflix approval shortly after its release, or the EOS C300 Mark III and EOS C70 – two filmmaking powerhouses which share the same DGO sensor technology and are also on the Netflix approved list.
"Receiving the Netflix stamp of approval for all these Cinema EOS cameras is a result of Canon's continuous pursuit of developing cutting-edge image technology without compromises, regardless of whether it's for entry level or high end," says Canon Europe Product Specialist Aron Randhawa.