This is a little (!) off the beaten path, but worth noting Canon’s reach extending further into the movie-making arena, as well as the continued blending of photo and video technologies.
Canon has introduced the EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera and the EOS C100 Digital Video Camera.
The C500 is the flagship camera model in Canon’s Cinema EOS System; the C100, says Canon, provides another option for beginning filmmakers working on a budget.
The C500 is a high-end professional 4K (4096 x 2160-pixel) cinema camera capable of originating uncompressed RAW output for external recording to meet the demands of premium cinematic productions and other top-quality production markets.
The C100 digital video camera is a compact, affordable entry-level model delivering full 1920×1080 HD video and integrating the popular AVCHD codec for universal compatibility with laptop and desktop editing systems.
The C500 will be available in both EF- and PL-mount versions, while the C100 will be offered in EF mount only and will be compatible with the more than 70 zoom and prime lenses in Canon’s EF, EF-S and EF Cinema lens lineups.
The C500 and C100 join the C300 digital cinema camera for mainstream HD production, and the EOS-1D C 4K Digital SLR cinema camera for 4K and HD filmmakers favouring the SLR form factor.
Canon notes the C100 is aimed at those shooting low-budget television production and independent moviemaking; museums, galleries, and film schools that utilize Full HD video; and wedding, corporate and event videography.
The Canon EOS C500 and C500 PL 4K Digital Cinema Cameras are scheduled to be available in October for an estimated list price of $30,800.
The Canon EOS C100 is scheduled to be available in November for an estimated list price of $8,200.