Canon intros C300 successor for 4K shooting
Canon on Thursday made a number of announcements relating to high-end pro video, starting with the EOS-1D C and now the EOS C500 and C500 PL. Either of the C500 models is meant for cinematographers and shoots up to 4K resolution (4096x2160) video, though the former takes EF-mount lenses and the latter accommodates PL-mount glass. They output in 10-bit uncompressed RAW format and meet SMPTE production standards.
The camera also simultaneously records 50Mbps HD proxy video to its CF card to ease offline editing. At its heart is a new Super 35mm-equivalent CMOS sensor rated that is rated at approximately 8.85 megapixels.
Canon EOS-1D C becomes real
Canon made its concept camera real on Thursday by revealing the EOS-1D C ahead of NAB. The variant on its highest-end DSLR is the first camera of its kind to record 4K (4096x2160) video. Although capped at 24 frames per second, the 8-bit, 4:2:2 video is advanced enough that it can be used as part of a professional movie shoot using greater-than-HD video cameras from companies like RED while keeping the size much smaller for handheld recording.
Canon EOS C300 pro video cam due January 31
The recently introduced EOS Cinema C300 pro video camera will reach Japanese stores on January 31. The PL version of the camera, which will be able to accommodate industry-standard PL lenses rather than the regular version's EF mount, is due to arrive late in March. Confirmed pricing for either shooter hasn't yet been revealed, but early indications place either model at the equivalent of about $19,300.
Camera records with Super 35mm-size CMOS sensor
Canon's Cinema EOS C300 DSLR-grade pro video camera is now available for pre-order. The cinematography camera, which was launched in November, incorporates a Super 35mm-size CMOS sensor. The aim is to merge Canon's still image quality with equipment tailored to full-scale movie production.