Rumor: Canon 4K S35 Video Camera Announcement By November 2011.



I picked up a little info about a possible new S35 camera from Canon. It could be a rumor but this sounded as legit as it gets. I am only putting this out there because we recently invested heavily in Sony cameras and wanted to throw this info out to our viewers. If you were thinking of spending more than 10K on a camera system then you may want to hang tough until late November.  If you have a specific project in mind then please use the camera systems available now.

Here is as much as I know right now.

1.There are more than five of these cameras in the wild.

2. Canon Super 35 Sized CMOS Sensor. 4K Resolution with 10 or 12 Bit at 50Mbps.

3. There will be two options Canon EF and PL Mount.

4. This is a Professional Video Camera not a DSLR.

5. Price point around $15K US.

6. November 2011 announcement.

If this ends up being a rumor with no merit than I apologize for the trouble. I still plan to use the Sony FS100 for our documentary “The Board Of Education”. I don’t think that this camera will be available until early next year.


I just found this on Canon Rumors. It pretty much confirms the basic info I got on the new Canon S35 Camera. So I’m not that crazy! Thanks.

*Update #2*

Engadget is reporting a major announcement from Canon November 4th, 2011. Could this be the new Super 35 4K camera? Here is a rip from the post. Click here to check it out.

“The imaging company just sent us word of a presumably star-studded SoCal event on November 3rd, giving its cameras a chance to walk the red carpet in a rather surprising Hollywood role reversal.”

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.
  • Rob Tilbury

    sounds awesome, look forward to more info on it.

  • Koo

    Wouldn’t 4K at 50Mbps be a really low datarate considering 50Mbps is Canon’s current bitrate on their 1080P cams? XF100 and XF300 are doing 50Mbps with a fraction of the resolution of 4K…

  • Goforjared

    Separate streams similar to the JVC 4K camera. 

  • Dustin Uy

    any chance your source got it from canon rumors?

  • Shamol Majumder

    So why not write 200Mbps? Based on the current specs it would be 4x 50Mbps 4:2:2 8-bit MPEG-2 streams.

    (I think) the JVC will have a smaller sensor, and it has a fixed lens, so for 2x the estimated price the Canon is realistic. JVC should be available in February.

    But we are more or less in RED price range (all estimates, none released yet, no comments on this and no bashing from either-side fanboy neccessary).

    JVC – Scarlet fixed lens, and Canon – Epic-S (or whatever they may be called). And one thing is for sure, RED will always be minimum 12-bit RAW, no crappy long GOP MPEG-2/4

  • Goforjared

    I don’t think so. There was a lot of specific info. Also no consumer model was mentioned as in the CR post. I would not post if I did not have a “Feeling”. I could be wrong, but my instincts are pretty good. It’s out of my price range anyway. 

  • Goforjared

    You are correct. It would be more like a total of 200Mbps. 2K at 50Mbps I think. 

  • Jakecamera

    This separate streams thing is the worst idea ever.  C’mon guys!  Imagine the possible problems: “Oops, sorry mr. producer, for some reason it only recorded half the frame… ”   or   “wait, was that part on card A1 or B2 or…”

  • Goforjared

    I agree. It sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.

  • Nagakawa

    I will come for sure…trust me

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  • John J McMullen

    I know for fact some of this is true. If you’re waiting for the hottest video camera from Canon, with EF, save your clams. It’s out there, and I’ve seen it.

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  • Sid

    Ehh as an amateur filmmaker, I hope Canon also announces a rival to Sony’s Nex VG20. A large chip camcorder with interchangeable lenses and full manual control–preferably round the 2000- 2.5k price point.

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  • Nick Wernham

    Holy crap. This sounds really promising. I am very excited to see how this stacks up against the Scarlet.

  • David Grant

    RED wont be happy

  • Jay

    It is real.  Still grinning.

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  • jay
    Here’s the leak announcement.

  • Digibaba

    I understand today that the Red Camera & Sunglass Company will be announcing its dissolution and going-out-of-business on November 3, 2011.  After just 12 short years of being in the forefront of nowhere, and coming out with absolutely nothing worth mentioning. Or at least making incessant announcements of it. 

    So sad to see them go already. 

  • Trowedp

    Nope only normal hi def and a max of 60fps 10bit

  • Trowedp

    Cinema EOS  Just got back from the Hollywood unveiling of this camera. Very disappointing 50mps 4:2:2 codec writing to dual CF cards.  Price for Body $16000?! without lens.  Those you can pick up for $7000!  Or get a zoom for $45000.  Pretty pictures, low light great 1920 X 1080 only! Just a little bigger than the Canon 7d chip. Not what I was expecting.