A Conversation With Canon’s Tim Smith Regarding the Cinema EOS C700

A Conversation With Canon’s Tim Smith Regarding the Cinema EOS C700

By Canon Rumors | November 10, 2016 | Canon Cinema EOS Rumors

Hugh Brownstone had a chance to chat with Tim Smith from Canon USA regarding the Canon Cinema EOS C700 camera which was announced back on September 1 of this year. The Cinema EOS C700 was in development for about 5 years before it was announced and will come in 3 versions, the EF mount, PL mount and later on, a PL mount with a global shutter.

The new Cinema EOS C700 is modular, so even if you pickup an EF version of the C700, you’ll be able to take it to Canon service and they can give it the global shutter, as well as swap the mount to PL. The one significant difference with the global shutter version is it has less latitude than the non GS version (14 stops compared to 15 stops), which isn’t a big difference, but should be noted.

This flagship cinema camera from Canon will run you about $30,000USD and should be available soon. It’s definitely not for everyone, but it should fit a niche quite nicely.

Canon Cinema EOS C700 at B&H Photo: EF Mount | PL Mount | PL w/Global Shutter

Canon Photography Series to Run Globally on Netflix

Canon Photography Series to Run Globally on Netflix

By Canon Rumors | November 10, 2016 | Canon Business General

Tales by Light Season One, produced in Australia, available on Netflix from 11 November, 2016

Sydney 10 November 2016:
Canon Australia is proud to announce that Season One of the brand’s locally conceived and produced photography adventure series, Tales by Light will be available to the global Netflix audience from 11 November.

Shot in stunning 4K resolution, Tales by Light Season One is a six-part series that follows five extraordinary photographers as they push the limits of their craft in little-known, little-covered and little-understood corners of the Earth.

“Having Tales by Light Season One available on Netflix is a wonderful acclamation of the quality and broad appeal of our Australian-made photography series and we are excited that it will now entertain millions of subscribers around the world,” says Canon Australia Director of Consumer Imaging and Executive Producer of the series Jason McLean. “This series is unique and started from our simple aim of celebrating the amazing visual storytellers who push the creative boundaries and it’s great that this concept resonates so well across regional divides.”

Prior to joining the Netflix documentary content line-up, Tales by Light Season One screened initially on the National Geographic Channel subscription network in Australia and New Zealand. Uniting exploration, photography and the natural world, Tales by LightSeason One was produced locally in 2015 and offers a rare glimpse into the eyes and minds of some of Australia and the world’s best photographic storytellers. Read more at Canon Australia

Where to view:

To follow the adventure:

  • Facebook
  • Instagram @talesbylight #talesbylight
Firmware: Canon Announces New Firmware for Cinema EOS C300 & C300 Mark II

Firmware: Canon Announces New Firmware for Cinema EOS C300 & C300 Mark II

By Canon Rumors | November 9, 2016 | Canon Firmware

MELVILLE, N.Y., November 9, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced firmware updates for both the Canon EOS C300 and EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Cameras being showcased at NAB Show New York 2016, November 9 and 10 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. These firmware updates support a number of feature updates for users including improvement of accessory support, ease of use, Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF) and creative flexibility.

Firmware updates are as follows:

  • The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera (EF-Mount) updates will allow various functions such as support for the Canon EVF-V70 OLED Electronic Viewfinder, WFT-E8 Wireless File Transmitter, Shutter Angle Priority, support for Zebra range at 65 percent or below, 2K Crop Audio Recording, Built-In Mic Audio off, and Peripheral Illumination Correction when using the new EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens.
  • The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera (PL-Mount) updates will allow various functions such as support for the Canon EVF-V70 OLED Electronic Viewfinder, WFT-E8 Wireless File Transmitter, Shutter Angle Priority, support for Zebra range at 65 percent or below, 2K Crop Audio Recording, and Built-In Mic Audio off.
  • The EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera (EF-Mount) updates will allow various functions such as support for the WFT-E8 Wireless File Transmitter, Shutter Angle Priority, Grip Zoom Function when using CINE-SERVO 17-120mm EF-mount, CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm EF-Mount and COMPACT SERVO 18-80mm lenses, Auto Iris and Push Iris when using CINE-SERVO 17-120mm EF-mount, CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm EF-Mount and COMPACT SERVO 18-80mm lenses and Peripheral Illumination Correction when using the new EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens.
  • The EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera DAF (EF-Mount) updates will allow various functions such as support for the WFT-E8 Wireless File Transmitter, Shutter Angle Priority, Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF) when using CINE-SERVO 17-120mm EF-Mount and COMPACT SERVO 18-80mm lenses, Grip Zoom Function when using CINE-SERVO 17-120mm EF-mount, CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm EF-Mount and COMPACT SERVO 18-80mm lenses, Auto Iris and Push Iris when using CINE-SERVO 17-120mm EF-mount, CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm EF-Mount and COMPACT SERVO 18-80mm lenses and Peripheral Illumination Correction when using the new EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens.
  • The EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera (PL-Mount) updates will allow various functions such as support for the WFT-E8 Wireless File Transmitter and Shutter Angle Priority.

To learn more about the firmware updates, please visit usa.canon.com/nabny2016firmware.

These firmware updates are scheduled to be available on December 13, 2016. To see these products with the firmware updates mentioned above at NAB Show New York 2016, visit Canon U.S.A., Inc. at Booth #1133. Follow Canon throughout the show on Instagram at @CanonUSA and Twitter at @CanonUSApro.

Patent: Canon Auto Switching Hybrid OVF and EVF

Patent: Canon Auto Switching Hybrid OVF and EVF

By Canon Rumors | November 8, 2016 | Canon Patents

A patent showing a hybrid optical viewfinder and electronic viewfinder from Canon has appeared. I’m going off the Google translation of the patent, but if anyone can translate the Japanese a bit better, we’d appreciate hearing from you.

Patent Publication No. 2016-173443 (Google translated)

  • Published 2016.9.29
  • Filing date 2015.3.17
  • Provided with the OVF and EVF
  • Trackable AF
  • It switched to the EVF and deviates from the effective range of the AF sensor

Could this be something we see introduced in a new EOS Rebel DSLR?

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