At the other end of the scale

c100 markiiThe Canon EOS C100 Mark II digital video camera has been added to the company’s Cinema EOS line of professional Super 35 mm, 8.3-megapixel CMOS cameras.

It’s not aimed at the average consumer, rather it’s designed for film and video productions such as documentary and remote broadcast crews, wedding and event coverage, indie film productions, as well as film schools and business and government users.

Scheduled to be available at the end of December, the camera will carry an estimated retail price of $5,799.99. Oh, the lens is extra, but the camera is compatible with Canon EF Series lenses, including STM models.

If you’re intrigued, it shoots AVCHD and MP4 1920×1080/60p, for uncompressed YCbCr output from HDMI.

For the person who just has to have the most esoteric gear available, how about Canon’s new Cine-Servo 50-1000 mm T/5.0-8.9 lens?

Canon says this is the world’s longest focal length (75-1500 mm when using the built-in 1.5x extender) and highest (20x) magnification among Super 35mm zoom lenses.

The lens is available in either EF- or PL-mount.

You’re going to have to wait a few months to get it. It’s due early in the new year. You’re also going to have to have deep pockets. Its suggested list price is . . . wait for it . . . US$78,000.

If you have to ask, you can't afford it

If you have to ask, you can’t afford it

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