Two New Camera Models Fill Out a Well-Rounded Cinema EOS Line-up with High-End 4K and Entry-Level HD Camera Solutions
Canon issued a press release this morning. The full text of the press release can be found here.
Here is a quick bullet list of highlights from the release:
C500 is Canon’s high-end professional 4K (4096 x 2160-pixel) cinema camera
capable of originating uncompressed RAW output for external recording
C500 and C500 PL cameras output 4K resolution to external recorders as a 10-bit uncompressed RAW data stream
as well as output quad full-HD (3840 x 2160),
2K (2048 x 1080),
full HD (1920 x 1080),
and other imaging options.
When shooting in 2K, the C500 and C500 PL cameras employ a 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 signal format from one to 60 frames-per-second (fps)
For high-speed shooting and slow motion capture the cameras can be set to a 10-bit YCrCb 4:2:2 mode,
and can output 4K or 2K video up to 120 fps.
Simultaneously record a 50 Mbps Full HD video file in-camera to the user’s choice of one or two CF cards.
Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera
Estimated list price of $7,999. Available November 2012
Compact, affordable entry-level model delivering full 1920×1080 HD video
AVCHD codec -24Mbps in full HD 1920 x 1080 and 4:2:0 color space
Records to dual SD cards
EF mount ONLY
85% of the size of the EOS C300
Super 35mm 16:9 CMOS
ISO range of from 320 to 20,000
includes a push auto iris function,
one-shot auto focus (or full manual focus and exposure control),
a multi-angle 3.5-inch LCD control panel,
a high-resolution electronic viewfinder (EVF),
built-in ND filters,
dual XLR inputs,
locking HDMI output.
We look forward to talking in more detail about these two new cameras and will no doubt be featuring a future Learning Lab as soon as demo units become available.
Director of Technology