Canon EOS C300 Mark III coming in late 2019, with possible 8K option [CR1]

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We’re being told that the next iteration of the C300 will be coming in late 2019.
On an interesting note. We’re told that the EOS C300 Mark III will be launched at 4K but will be able to be upgraded to 8K for an additional cost after purchase. We have no information on how the upgrade would work, or how much it would cost.
Other features will include 4.4.4 as well as a new electronic image stabilization, but no details were given for the latter.
Testing for the new Cinema EOS body is already under way.
More to come…

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Yeah, pretty sure the full-frame option will be a sensor replacement like the C700. Canon's full-frame sensors 38.1mm x 20.1mm are going to be necessary to accommodate an 8K sensor without generating unacceptable noise.

The 4:4:4 sampling and new electronic stabilization are nice to hear about. But I'm also hoping for a much faster frame rate for slow-motion recording sequences. I'm not expecting 4k at 120FPS (although that would be amazing), but I think the C300 III should have 4K at 60FPS & 1080p at 240FPS to remain competitive.
 
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I’m not saying canon won’t do this but I’ll believe it when I see it, I can’t imagine them giving this thing a better sensor in terms of pixel count than the c700. The cost will be stupid I imagine
I don’t think many consider pixel count to be the preeminent specification. It could be higher res with lesser specs elsewhere like the 5D versus 1Dx (e.g. frame rate, chroma sampling, datarate, area from which video is recorded, etc).
 
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Yeah, pretty sure the full-frame option will be a sensor replacement like the C700. Canon's full-frame sensors 38.1mm x 20.1mm are going to be necessary to accommodate an 8K sensor without generating unacceptable noise.

The 4:4:4 sampling and new electronic stabilization are nice to hear about. But I'm also hoping for a much faster frame rate for slow-motion recording sequences. I'm not expecting 4k at 120FPS (although that would be amazing), but I think the C300 III should have 4K at 60FPS & 1080p at 240FPS to remain competitive.

Agreed.

But the FF sensor upgrade will have a 1.8x crop :D
 
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8k??? Umm, how about about a regular, middle ground codec that can overcrank without a crop and without looking like total mush!!

Already done.....!!! DCI 8K video at 8192 x4320 pixels 16-bits per channel 4:4:4 60 fps Interframe AND Intraframe and 120 fps DCI 4k video at 4096 x 2160.....AND...to put it mildly...I TOLD YOU SO !!!!
 
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