updated 08:30 pm EST, Fri March 9, 2012
Canon hints at Cinema EOS DSLR news
Canon has sent out invitations for an April 15 event ahead of the NAB media production expo in Las Vegas. Saying only that "the story continues," it uses the same theme as the Cinema EOS event from November. Its most probable candidate is the Cinema EOS DSLR Canon hinted at in the fall, which would mate a full-frame DSLR body with 4K video recording and cinematography-oriented lenses.
Other possibilities include a variant on the C300 or a counterpart that sits below it.
Canon's Cinema EOS line is intended to bring the sensor quality and behavior of DSLRs to the movie-making realm while keeping the controls and inputs needed for pro video recording. Even while expensive next to still cameras, they usually cost much less than conventional pro video cameras and are more direct competition for companies like Red. [via Engadget]