High-resolution 4K-capable Canon cameras aimed at professional market
Canon has unveiled a pair of video cameras capable of capturing 4K footage, but are located on two different ends of the market. The XC10 is a high-end video camera that will cost $2,500 when it goes on sale, while the EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera is aimed at cinematographers, and is estimated by Canon to carry a hefty price tag of around $20,000 when it ships later this year.
Canon Cinema EOS-1D C, shoots video in 4K at 24fps
The Canon Cinema EOS-1D C, first announced in April, is now shipping in Japan. The high-end full-frame camera is the first on the market to be able to shoot video in the Ultra HD format with a resolution of 4096x2160. US customers can expect to get their hands on the new flagship camera for $11,999 when it goes on sale by the end of the week.
Super HD camera sports $8k price
Sony may soon be releasing a high performance NEX-based camera for the professional videography market. EOSHD quotes sources as saying the company will be unveiling the NEX FS700 at the NAB 2012 conference next month. The camera can purportedly record at 4K resolution with a price point of $8,000.
Canon hints at Cinema EOS DSLR news
Canon has sent out invitations for an April 15 event ahead of the NAB media production expo in Las Vegas. Saying only that "the story continues," it uses the same theme as the Cinema EOS event from November. Its most probable candidate is the Cinema EOS DSLR Canon hinted at in the fall, which would mate a full-frame DSLR body with 4K video recording and cinematography-oriented lenses.
Canon EOS concept with 4K video shown at event
Mentioning it just at the end of the unveiling of the EOS C300, Canon has shown an early prototype of an upcoming pro DSLR with record-setting video. The unnamed prototype would have a full-frame CMOS sensor and could shoot 4K (usually 4096x2160) video at 24FPS when using Motion JPEG. Very little else was mentioned, although it had the same red "C" badge from the C300 that denoted the Cinema badge.
Canon Cinema EOS C300 unveiled at event
Canon at its special Hollywood event unveiled the Cinema EOS C300, its first DSLR-grade pro video camera. The shooter uses a 35mm-equivalent full-frame sensor and focuses on image quality first. Canon claims to have better overall color reproduction, primarily for skin tones.