Canon C300 S35 EOS Cinema camcorder announced!

Canon announced their first S35 EOS Cinema camcorder Canon C300! The keynote is still running, but I will update this blog in the following hours. Some specs: Single 8.3 megapixel 2160×3840 Super-35 CMOS sensor (4K resolution) with Digic DV III processor Canon XF codec (50Mbps 4:2:2 1080p30 MPEG2 MXF) records to two Compact Flash card slots Canon Log gamma, SDI, compact body, Custom Presets and menus similar to Canon XF series Exposure and focus control are completely manual — there is no AE or AF on either camera Sold as a system, incl. LCD monitor / XLR audio unit, side grip, top handle, batt. & charger 10 bit 4:2:2 external, only single link HD-SDI no 4:4:4 10 bit (only single link HD-SDI) 4:2:2 8bit 50mb/s MXF wrapped Mpeg 2 to CF internal 24P, 25P, 30P, 1080p 60P at 720 2 CF card slots 4″ LCD monitor XLR outputs on the handle HDMI & HD/SDI out SD card for stills Time Code with Genlock Availability: Jan. 2012; Price: appx. $16,000 USD update: $20,000 (for C300) The camera has a 4K sensor, but which is limited to 1080p! That’s a bit odd! Also it’s only possible to shoot slow motion at 720p…

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