We have been anticipating quite a bit from Canon by way of new Cinema EOS cameras this 12 months, however issues have been disappointingly quiet. As we strategy 2022, although, that will change dramatically, as a brand new 4K and a pair of recent 8K cinema cameras are apparently on the best way – together with a brand new line of RF cinema lenses.
The corporate has been steadily constructing a status on this space for a few years now, and it appears to have paid off. Final 12 months noticed the discharge of the hybrid Canon EOS C70 (opens in new tab), that includes a DSLR-style physique and RF mount, together with the pure Canon EOS C300 Mark III. Nonetheless, each have been Tremendous 35mm cameras – and we’ve not had a sniff of a brand new full body Canon cine cam.
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After the NAB (Nationwide Affiliation of Broadcasters) present in Las Vegas was cancelled in September, and put again till subsequent April, we have been anticipating some type of launch from Canon on the Cine Gear 2021 occasion in LA. However that wrapped up a couple of days in the past, and never solely have been there no bulletins from Canon – there wasn’t even a sales space on the present.
Within the absence of any official data coming from the Japanese producer, we’re having to depend on leaks. And so we have been excited to see particulars leaked by (opens in new tab) Canon Rumours article of not one, not two, however three new fashions coming subsequent 12 months.
Three new cameras
First, there’s the Canon Cinema EOS C300S, an 8K Tremendous 35mm digital camera enabling you to shoot at 8K 60p or 4K 120p, in all modes. This can function a again aspect illuminated (BSI) stacked, 3.2um DGO sensor, with Twin Pixel Autofocus and provide 16 stops of dynamic vary in DGO mode.
Second comes the Canon Cinema EOS C500S, a 8K full body digital camera with a BSI stacked, 4.65um 8K DGO sensor. This provides 17+ stops of dynamic vary in DGO Mode. Once more, you’ll shoot at 8K 60p or 4K 120p, in all modes, and profit from Twin Pixel Autofocus.
Lastly there’s the Canon Cinema EOS C700DR, a 4K full body digital camera providing 4K 240p in Quick Mode and 4K 180p in WDR Mode. Offering greater than 20+ stops of dynamic vary when utilizing the latter, it is going to sport a BSI stacked, 9.6um 4K WDR picture sensor.
All three cameras can be primarily based round a Twin Digic DV8 Picture Processor.
New RF cinema lenses, too
The Canon Rumors article additionally reveals eight new Canon RF Mount Cinema Prime lenses are on their means. These are the RF 14mm T/1.5, RF 18mm T/1.5, RF 24mm T/1.3, RF 35mm T/1.3, RF 50mm T/1.3, RF 85mm T/1.3, RF 100mm T/1.5, RF 135mm T/1.5. That covers a variety of bases, though what we would actually prefer to see right here is an anamorphic cinema lens from Canon.
With the launch of an RF line of cine lenses, it could make sense that the three new cameras function the Canon RF mount, following the footsteps of the EOS C70 and the newly launched flagship Crimson V-Raptor ST (opens in new tab).
Clearly none of this data is in any respect official, however there’s a lot specificity to this leak that it does appear convincing to us. There is no phrase on launch dates or pricing, although, so we’ll simply must hold ready to search out out when (and certainly if) these exciting-sounding Canon Cinema EOS cameras see the sunshine of day.
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