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.