After more hype than the internet could handle it’s finally here – Canon’s Historic Global Announcement! If you’ve been tapped into the online speculation today then some of the details won’t come as a huge surprise, but are occasionally impressive. As rumored, the camera is the Super-35 sensored ‘EOS C300′.
Specifications are as follows;
- 8.3 megapixel Super 35 CMOS Sensor: 24.4mm x 13.5mm
- Pixels: 3840 horizontal by 2160 vertical
- ISO Native 850
- Up to ISO 20,000
- 1080P – 1-30 fps variable (with 24 True and 23.98)
- 720P – 1-60P fps
- EF and PL mount models
- Canon XF Codec (50 mbs)
- Built in ND
- HDMI and HDSDI out (SDI at 4:2:2)
- Dual XLR
- Dual CF card slots
Looking closely at some of the images (we’ve uploaded them as high res as we could so you can really see what’s going on) it’s clear EOS users will easily transition. The menu dial, though on the side instead of the back, looks identical and I suspect the menu system won’t be a far cry from what we’ve come to know so well. Not far from the dials: ND + and – buttons, along with your standard zebra/peaking/etc. You’ll find two CF card slots on the back, and you’ll notice an SD card slot on the side for your user settings.
You’ll also notice some serious Canon glass on the C300 (the PL mount version anyway), including their Cine zooms announced back in April (14.5-60mm T2.6 and 30-300mm T2.95). These beasts are available in both PL and EF mount. They’re also showcasing some new Canon Primes (24mm, 85mm, and 135mm).
So what’s left? Well, pricing for starters. It’s going to be available this January for aboot $16,000 (give or take). Pricing on their new lenses isn’t yet available, but factor in a couple lenses and, well, it ain’t cheap. So what do you do until January? Well, how about checking out the RED announcement surrounding the Scarlet…it should be live any minute now…