Cinema EOS

EOS-1D C – the EOS camera that captures 4K movies

Canon announced the introduction of the new EOS-1D C, a digital single-lens reflex (SLR) camera targeting the motion picture, television and high-resolution production industries. Delivering outstanding video quality, advanced low light performance and film-like dynamic range, the compact and lightweight EOS-1D C supports in-camera 4K (4,096 x 2,160) video recording with 4:2:2 colour sampling, offering greater creative freedom for video professionals.

Full press release on Canon Europe site.

EOS-1D C images

Four new Cinema EOS lenses for 4K movie capture

Canon announced the development of four new digital cinematography zoom lenses, as the company expands its EF Cinema Lens range to provide greater creative options for video professionals. Joining the seven high-end lenses announced in 2011, the new models support 4K (4,096 x 2,160) resolutions and will be smaller, lighter and more compact – offering outstanding mobility and quality. Available with both EF and PL mounts, the lenses will also be available at competitive prices, offering premium performance to a wider range of users.

Full press release on Canon Europe site.

New Cinema EOS lenses images

Canon Cinema EOS C500 development announcement

Canon announced the development of a new digital cinema camera capable of recording 4K-resolution (4,096 x 2,160 pixels) video. Targeting both the motion picture and high resolution digital production industries, the EOS C500 will offer 4K RAW output and will be available with Canon’s EF mount and the industry-standard PL mount.

Full press release on Canon Europe site.

Cinema EOS C500 images

So Canon is showing clear commitment to the Cinema EOS range and movie making in general. I’m just left wondering if I can get away with an April fool in 2013 that says the EOS 5D Mark III will be getting a firmware update for 4K video shooting 🙂