Canon 5D3 Concept 4K Camera Revealed By Photography Bay


There was some speculation about this during the Engadget Live Blog. Some keen eyes picked on this from Giulio Sciorio on Twitter to Photography Bay we have the new Canon 4K concept camera.

Boring Press Release Rip from Photography Bay Here.

More details below.

HOLLYWOOD, California, November 3, 2011/TOKYO, November 4, 2011 – Canon Inc. today announced that the company is developing a new-concept EOS-series digital single-lens reflex (SLR) camera. Incorporating an enhanced version of the video-capture capability offered in the current EOS-series lineup, the new camera will be ideally suited for cinematographic and other digital high-resolution production applications. The model will be equipped with a 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor and, enabling the recording of 4K video* (at a frame rate of 24P, with Motion-JPEG compression), will make possible the type of exceptional image quality and sublime imaging expression to be expected from the next generation of “EOS Movies.”

The announcement coincides with the launch of the Cinema EOS System, marking Canon’s full-fledged entry into the digital high-resolution production industry. The new professional digital cinematography system spans the lens, digital cinema camera and digital SLR camera product categories.

Further details regarding the new EOS digital SLR camera currently under development, including the product name, specifications and scheduled launch date, have yet to be decided.

EOS Movie: A New Industry Standard
Movie recording has been a standard feature in all newly introduced Canon EOS-series digital SLR cameras since the launch of the EOS 5D Mark II in November 2008. Coupled with the diverse array of lenses in Canon’s current interchangeable EF lens lineup, this feature has heralded rich visual expressive possibilities, delivering such characteristics as beautiful image blur and low noise while also garnering kudos for the mobility and maneuverability made possible through the cameras’ compact and lightweight body designs.

The impressive images created by the combination of Canon EOS digital SLR cameras and EF lenses, known as “EOS Movies,” have already earned their screen credentials on the sets of multiple productions, from television commercials and artist promotion videos to episodic dramas and even major motion pictures.

For more information and to view online demonstration footage of the new products please visit:

* Cropped to APS-H-equivalent size (dimensions measuring approximately 80% vertically and horizontally of a 35 mm full-frame sensor) when recording in 4K.

Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
  • Eric Harnden

    I was just going to ask you about these very pictures and announcements.  You mentioned in an earlier blog to wait for a rebel version of the 1dx and hoped of a 5Dmk3 too.  The pictues today made me want to ask you if you thought that this would still be the case. I guess you  answered my question before I even had the chance to ask!

  • Maccam

    About the compresstion being motion jpeg. Isn’t that a downgrade from doing a quicktime or avc format. I had the d90 that recorded motion jpeg and found post production to be difficult and result were ok. With a Dslr that records in the quicktime h.264 format to have much improved quaity and post was easier with day and night results.

  • Dave

    No sir, motion JPEG is pretty awesome…especially since it doesn’t have to pick up the hardware’s slack. This and the C300 are going to be awesome to work with. Easy and efficient, and fantastic images!

  • Maccam

    Wow. If that is the case why is the d90 video not up to pair like d7000 or any of canons. No manual video controls and 720p compression probably hurt the quality right there.

    Oh and as a side note is there less rolling shutter in the C300. I notice little effert to really improving the refresh speed. The D7000 looks to have it the lease out of the canons. Even with a 70-200 on It still very noticeable when paning fast but seems to currect itselt quicker and i have better results hand held shots with no jelly anomalies showing up.