SmallRig Cooling System for Sony, Canon, and FUJIFILM Cameras Released

SmallRig has just released a cooling system designed for Sony, Canon, and FUJIFILM mirrorless cameras. These snap-on systems feature a heatsink and a fan, powered via USB-C, and are designed to avoid camera overheating and extend recording times. So, let’s take a closer look at these!As mirrorless cameras have become smaller and smaller over the years, always packed with higher resolutions/framerates/codecs, heat dissipation has become a problem. Indeed, most of these hybrid cameras are not designed to record footage for extended periods of time as it can cause overheating issues. One of the most well-known cameras with overheating problems is probably the Canon EOS R5/R6, which got a lot of attention at launch.To solve this overheating issue, companies such as Tilta and Ulanzi developed small cooling systems that attach to the back of your camera, with the LCD screen open behind the camera sensor. SmallRig now offers three different cooling systems designed for Sony, Canon, and FUJIFILM mirrorless cameras.The SmallRig cooling system. Image credit: SmallRigSmallRig cooling system – featuresThe SmallRig cooling system is a small 7 x 5 x 2cm/2.75 x 1.96 x 0.78in unit made out of aluminum and plastic. This versatile unit comes with eight mounting brackets, making it compatible with multiple cameras, including:The Sony ZV-E10 / ZV-1 / ZV-E1 / a7 IV / a7S III / a7C II / a7C / a6700 / FX3 / FX30.Canon EOS 70D / R5 / R6 / R7 / R8 / R10 / RP / R50. FUJIFILM X-T4 / X-S10.Image credit: SmallRigAt the back of the unit, you’ll find a power switch, a USB-C power input, a temperature display, and an air intake/outlet. The cooling system doesn’t have a built-in battery and requires external power. According to SmallRig, it has a low noise level of around 38 dB.In terms of gains, SmallRig claims that when shooting with the Sony ZV-E1 (XAVC HS 4K60P) at 25°C/77°F, you can jump from 30 minutes of maximum recording time without overheating to unlimited times. However, at an ambient temperature of 40°C/104°F, you’ll only gain 8 minutes of recording time.Image credit: SmallRigPrice and availabilityThe SmallRig cooling system for Sony, Canon, and FUJIFILM cameras is available now for $49.99 (codename 4815). Another version specifically designed for Sony cameras is also available for $69.99, but it doesn’t seem more efficient than the universal version.For more information, please visit SmallRig’s website here.What do you think about this cooling system? Do you often have overheating issues? Have you already used such a system? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below!

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