Once again, camera rumors are beginning to swirl for another classic digital cinema line. Unlike the last rumor of a possible new L-mount cinema camera for Panasonic, this latest floating around on Canon Rumors outlines a clear vision for the new Canon EOS C300 (mk III) - with the alluring possibility of 8K.
Little details are known, but here’s what’s been bouncing around so far…
Canon EOS C300 mk II
Firstly, the Canon EOS C300 mk II has been a very successful cinematic offering by Canon since it came out in late 2015. Like the original Canon C300 before it, the Canon C300 mk II has been popular for filmmakers for its digital cinematic quality, 15-stops of dynamic range and internal 12-bit recording. It’s also been sitting steady with a solid spot on the market since its price drop.
Here are the full specs for the current Canon EOS C300 mk II for reminder:
Super 35mm CMOS Sensor
4K,1920x1080 60/50i, 23.98/25p True 24p
Canon XF-AVC Codec
Dual CFast Card Slots
Rotating 4" LCD Monitor
2 x 3G-SDI Output, 2x XLR Inputs
10-bit Canon Log 2 Gamma available
Peak ASA of 102,400
EF or PL Lens Mount
The Rumored Canon C300 mk III
As it’s now been four years since the last update to the C300, it makes sense that Canon is currently deep in works to release a new version here soon. From the rumors online, the big headliners for a new C300 mk III would include 4K internal video recording, but also reportedly options to upgrade to 8K (obviously for an additional cost). The Canon C300 mk III could also see 4.4.4 included as well as some revamped electric image stabilization.
Announcement Coming Late 2019
We’ll keep you posted here on No Film School for any news as it comes out, but right now the word is that the new Canon C300 mk III is looking at a late 2019 date for an earliest possible release.
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