Exciting times ahead, as Canon recently announced the addition of a new camera to their EOS Digital Cinema Camera range.
Following on from the success of the C300 (announced last year), Canon have announced the new C500, which is based on the existing C300 design, but is now equipped to output RAW 4K picture to an external recording unit.
The C500, sits at the higher end of the EOS Digital cinema family, has a fixed grip (unlike the C300), several different additional shooting modes to the C300 and the ability to output both 2K and 4K resolution, whilst at the same time also offering the operator full 1080p HD. Canon have announced that the price tag upon shipping dates (expected Autumn this year) Will be approximately £16,000. The Canon C500 will also be available with a PL mount version, just like the C300PL before it.
Yuichi Ishizuka, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A had this to say about the company’s latest and proudest announcement,
“With the unveiling of our Cinema EOS System last November to great acclaim, Canon marked our full-fledged entry into the motion-picture production market. To further serve the needs of Hollywood’s premier filmmakers, Canon is developing the Cinema EOS C500 and Cinema EOS C500 PL digital cinematography cameras, which deliver the added benefit of full 4K motion-image capture to the Cinema EOS System.”