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Canon DR-E6C DC Coupler for EOS R5 C

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Canon DR-E6C DC Coupler for EOS R5 C
Key Features
  • External DC Coupler for EOS R5 C
  • Allows Mains or Battery Power to Camera
  • Allows Camera to Capture up to 8K RAW
  • Provides 9V/3A Minimum Voltage to Camera
Power your Canon EOS R5 C cinema/photo camera using an external power supply with this DR-E6C DC Coupler from Canon. The unique nature of the R5 C being a photo + cinema video camera in one requires a slightly different power supply method in order to power the video side of the camera when recording footage using high frame rates such as 8K60 RAW.
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Canon DR-E6C Overview

Power your Canon EOS R5 C cinema/photo camera using an external power supply with this DR-E6C DC Coupler from Canon. The unique nature of the R5 C being a photo + cinema video camera in one requires a slightly different power supply method in order to power the video side of the camera when recording footage using high frame rates such as 8K60 RAW.

The coupler allows you to power the camera directly using a compatible power source, but it will only power the high-resolution video side of the camera without the addition of an optional power adapter such as the Canon CA-946, or by using the optional Anton Bauer P-Tap to Canon 9V connector and a professional battery source such as the Anker 26800mAh power bank or a Gold mount or V-mount pack.

Compatibility

Canon EOS R5 C cinema/photo camera
Canon CA-946 Compact Power Adapter 1764C002
Anton Bauer P-Tap to Canon 9V Barrel Cable 8075-0271
UPC: 013803348828

Canon DR-E6C Specs

Output Power9 to 9 VDC at 3 A (Camera)
Dimensions5.5 x 2.9 x 1.6" / 14 x 7.4 x 4.1 cm
Weight16.4 oz / 465 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.29 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9 x 3.5 x 1.5"

Canon DR-E6C Reviews

It works, but...

By Eric
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-16

Bottom-line: it works and the build-quality is very good... BUT, the only reason for buying this model versus any other LP-E6 dummy battery, is because it can deliver 9 V out (instead of regular 7.9 V) at higher current needed for powering both the lens and camera when shooting 8k60 RAW. I don't plan on it, but bought this anyway just in-case... I power the camera from a D-tap battery, so I also need the Anton-Bauer D-tap to 9V regulator. Thus the total price for externally-powering my R5C is $260. Outrageous. Besides the price, what annoys me is that (unlike any other LP-E6 dummy battery our there), this one has a big common-mode EMI core with 3-loops of the power cable through it, tie-wrapped onto the cable. So the cable from the camera to the battery ends-up with the EMI core, an in-line barrel-connector, plus the 9 V regulator-box all hanging on the cable. It's just ugly, awkward, and waiting for an accidental in-line disconnect when the cable gets caught on my tripod as I pan. Third-party Canon vendors, please make a simple, clean external power solution: A dummy-battery with the complete regulator built-in, a simple, 1m flexible (silicone, maybe coiled?) cable, and a D-tap connector on the other end. And then put a reasonable price-tag on it (and make one for the R5 too).

Must-Have For Professionals

By Alice
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-16

I'm only giving this four stars because I think, like many of these adapters and couplers, they are overpriced. I think $100 is pushing the acceptable end of the spectrum for something like this, and $160 is just ridiculous. But, that being said, if you are a professional video producer, it's a must-have for filming interviews. Especially if you are on a job and need to quickly pivot from filming lengthy sit-down interviews to running out an capturing b-roll on the fly. You can't burn through all your batteries on an interview and then be caught empty-handed or waiting for things to charge when it's time to get moving. So, yes, this does the job it is made to do, and it will always be part of my kit.

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The Canon DR-E6C is only compatible with the Canon EOS R5 C.
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Date published: 2022-02-03

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The Canon DR-E6C DC Coupler for EOS R5 C is only compatible with the Canon CA-946. Please take a look at the following link: https://bhpho.to/3FwtBuc
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Date published: 2022-05-10
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