Canon Shows Off the 18-80mm EF Cine Zoom & Multi-Purpose Cams ME200-SH and ME20-SH

Canon demos their latest hybrid EF/Cine zoom lens and compact cinema cameras.

No Film School's Andy Zou interviewed Canon's Alex Sax on the convention center floor about the new affordable cine lens and the differences between the super 35mm sensor ME200-SH, the full frame ME20-SH (and the hypothetical PL mount version).

Canon's 18-80mm at NAB 2016
Canon ME200-SH

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$5225 pre-order! I know it's a servo but that seems high for such a slow lens.

April 19, 2016 at 9:53AM

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A servo IS cine parfocal zoom lens ought to be pretty expensive. If they made it any faster the price would probably triple :-/ I agree they should have just made a faster, more expensive lens.

April 21, 2016 at 8:43PM

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Andy Zou
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Full rame cinema camera ME20-SH!!!!
Is canon lost its mind calling its a cinema full frame camera with barely HD and 60ifps and more weirdly pricing 20000/- above. WTF canon.

April 19, 2016 at 10:40AM, Edited April 19, 10:40AM

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Canon has never had a clue about motion-picture cameras. Look at the original 5D: It could shoot 30 FPS video, but not 24!

And then they hobbled along for years with shitty line-skipping instead of proper downscaling of images from the sensor for video. Hell, they might still be.

Then they release "cinema" cameras for tens of thousands of dollars that don't shoot 4K, and use outdated, interframe-compressed junk codecs. Meanwhile, you can buy a 4K camera that shoots raw and uses Canon lenses for $3K.

Canon needs to fire its management and hire people who know something about photography, both moving and still.

April 19, 2016 at 3:11PM

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David Gurney
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The original 5D wasn't a motion picture camera. It was a stills camera with added video capability. It was designed to give extra news gathering options to photo journalists. Canon could never have predicted in their wildest dreams what that would lead to.

Name me one Canon cinema camera that costs tens of thousands of dollars. For that statement to be true it must cost over $20,000.

April 20, 2016 at 2:11AM

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Willard
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Why does Canon even have a booth at NAB? If your not gonna unveil the 5D Mark 4 then get outta Vegas.

April 19, 2016 at 11:55AM, Edited April 19, 11:58AM

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Kaster Troy
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Lol. Are people still waiting for that camera?

April 19, 2016 at 1:56PM

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"If your not gonna"

If your WHAT is not gonna?

April 19, 2016 at 3:07PM

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David Gurney
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Seriously lol?? Not gonna (Not going)

April 20, 2016 at 11:41AM

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Kaster Troy
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This guy seems reasonably on the ball, but he says 23.98 is slow motion.

$5K for an HD video camera. With no recorder. What year is this?

April 19, 2016 at 3:17PM

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David Gurney
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