Canon Rumors New C100 & C500 Canon Cinema Camera At NAB 2012. *UPDATE*


Canon Rumors is reporting two new possible cinema cameras from Canon to be announced at NAB 2012. I have heard rumblings here in Hollywood about two possible cameras from Canon at NAB 2012. One camera in the $35K range (possibly the 4K number mentioned in the CR post?)

The other hitting Sony hard at around $8K with possible 4K intentions? This may be the  Cine DSLR camera that has been shown alongside the popular C300. It looks like we may have a race after all. My money is on Sony right now. However, that could easily change.
Click here to check out the CR post.

***Update Number 1***

I got a tip from a reputable source that the possible new Canon C100 will have a Canon EF only mount with HDMI output. No HD/SDI. This makes sense. I would also expect a smaller LCD than the $15K big brother Canon C300. I just hope the C100 will have 60P at full HD 1920 X 1080 resolution or it will simply not compete with the new Sony FS700.

***Update Number 2***

“Canon are due to issue a press release ahead of NAB. What my source says about the new cameras is pretty extraordinary even in light of what Sony are doing with the FS700.

Canon will release a C500 for $25,000.

This is designed to be an Epic killer.

It is 4K at 120fps with EOS RAW via 3G HD-SDI. Officially certified raw recording deck solutions are being provided by Blackmagic and AJA.

At 60 fps EOS RAW from the C500 is 12 bit. This drops to a still impressive 10 bit at 120p.

The C500 also pumps out 1080p, 2K and Quad HD.

And now for the 4K DSLR…

Costing $10k. This is full frame and does ALL-I, IPB and MJPEG 4K.

Both the C500 and 4K EOS DSLR have log profiles.

Another feature is that it has a Super 35mm crop mode (like the D800 with DX crop mode) for compatibility with cinema lenses.

There’s also going to be 2 new zooms. Lightweight 2kg PL and EF mount cinema lenses. The first is a 15.5-47mm T2.2 and the second a 30-105mm T2.2. These are pricey cinema lenses at the $15,000 mark.

More news to follow.”

Expect this to go official on Thursday afternoon GMT and in the morning in the US.


***Update Number 3*** First Photos Of Canon C500 leaked.

Got this tip today. Not 100% but it comes from a good source. Stay tuned for more!

Not getting a great feeling. I have pulled the photos pending conformation. I apologize. But sometimes this happens in this game. I will try and sort this out.

Thanks for understanding.

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.
  • Vijayrakhra

    With 4K cameras being well over $5,000 I highly doubt there will be an affordable, less than $8,000 4K camera available soon. 

  • Goforjared
  • Stephen L Hildreth

    Yeah, but the problem with that JVC is the 4 streams idea. There’s so much that could go wrong with recording to 4 SD cards. Seems like bad mojo.

  • Elle S

    Canon talked with us about the HDSDI at SXSW ran into the same old cost issue we did, so it’s not a surprise the c100 wouldn’t have it. Now that 4K is becoming easier, getting this up to speed should really be a priority…

  • Goforjared

    I wouldn’t touch it. But it does record 4K for under $5K.

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  • harikrishnan

    is it possible to take still photography with c 100