We’re told that Canon will announce a new Cinema EOS camera the first week of September for IBC, which runs from September 8, 2016 until September 13, 2016 in Amsterdam.
Internally the camera is called the “C1” we’re told, but that it will not be called that when it is released, and it is not a follow-up to the Cinema EOS C500. If we had to guess again, we’re looking at a Cinema EOS C700.
We started talking about an true ARRI competitor as far back as 2014, and this appears to be that camera. This could be Canon’s version of the Amira.
The camera will employ a new Super35 sensor with a claimed dynamic range of 15 stops, the same sort of claim made of the C300 Mark II. The form factor will be different than the current Cinema EOS cameras. There will be likely be some kind of a shoulder mount.
We’re also told that the resolution will be slightly above 4K, but we don’t know exactly what it will be.
We’re told this camera will support anamorphic lenses, which we’ve seen a patent for recently.
Price wise, we’re probably looking at at least $30,000.
We have no idea what will become of the C500 follow-up, as it appears an 8K camera from Canon won’t be coming anytime soon.
As soon as we get more info, we’ll pass it on.