i dont mean those family ones.. i mean these: http://www.usa.canon.com/app/html/HDV/index.shtml
*nods* that is exactly the line that I am wondering how the C300 fits in and if it signals a phasing out of that product line.
Thought marekjoz does bring up a good point, as PaS and DSLRs increasingly become multimedia devices, what will become of the dedicated 'family' camcorder? If it is not worth it to produce dedicated still cameras, why would it be worth it to produce dedicated video ones?
My guess is that this thing will still be limited in terms of battery life and storage. It's not the type of thing you'd use if you were trying to film a wedding. It also won't come with a nice cheep zoom. My guess is that body only, it will be somewhere in the neighborhood of 4000. This price keeps it well below the c300 and the RED Scarlet. In other words, this is will be Canon's offering to maintain its status as the indie filmmaker's tool of choice.