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Patent: Canon RF mount modular CINE camera appears in drawings

An RF mount cinema camera of some kind is likely an inevitable evolution in Canon’s ecosystem when such a camera will appear is unknown at this time. I imagine the lens lineup needs to be a bit bigger before we see this sort of camera come to market.

Canon News has uncovered a patent that shows such a camera in great detail. The patent itself is related to reducing the size of the forced air cooling smaller and more efficient, therefore reducing the size of the camera.

As you’ll see below, the technical drawings for this camera are quite detailed. It shows a very modular camera design, it looks to be about the size of the XC series of cameras. We believe the Cinema EOS lineup will be moving to more modular designs as we’ve seen in the recent EOS C500 Mark II.

masterpix

EOS 80D
Jun 29, 2016
144
100
It looks like a medium format camera, dual memory card slots etc. Maybe Canon is finaly moving toward the medium format?
 

sanj

EOS 5D MK IV
Jan 22, 2012
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The lens line up is good enough for most video productions. The 70-200 is around the corner. After 200mm it gets into very specialized video production.
 
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Quackator

EOS RP
Jul 19, 2011
233
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People keep forgetting the EF->RF mount adapters and more so the beauty of the built-in vari-ND filter in one of those adapters. More lens line-up than Canon's? You are trolling us, are you? EF lenses perform on RF bodies with adapter at least as good as on native EF bodies - some even better than that.

The importance of ND filters for video can't be emphasized enough.
 

RayValdez360

EOS 7D MK II
Jun 6, 2012
426
184
People keep forgetting the EF->RF mount adapters and more so the beauty of the built-in vari-ND filter in one of those adapters. More lens line-up than Canon's? You are trolling us, are you? EF lenses perform on RF bodies with adapter at least as good as on native EF bodies - some even better than that.

The importance of ND filters for video can't be emphasized enough.
cine cameras have built in nd filters already
 
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Dec 11, 2017
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Dallas
ampnetmedia.com
Definitely looking forward to something like this. Love the Cinema line of cameras but also loved the form factor of the XC cameras. Something in-between is still a big want in my life.
 

EduPortas

EOS T7i
Jul 1, 2015
98
43
Yep, a hypothetical "C-RF-X00" would include ND filtration, a feature in almost every Canon videocamera already.

An intriguing model, for sure.
 

StoicalEtcher

EOS 80D
Jan 3, 2018
171
78
Yorkshire
It looks like a medium format camera, dual memory card slots etc. Maybe Canon is finaly moving toward the medium format?
I know what you mean - it has a very MF style-look to it - and would be very interesting.

However, as PureClassA says, there would need to be a new lens design to cover the MF sensor, and RF isn't going to do that. (Not quite sure what the image circle of a non-tilted/shifted TS lens is though...)
 

PureClassA

Canon since age 5. The A1
Aug 15, 2014
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I know what you mean - it has a very MF style-look to it - and would be very interesting.

However, as PureClassA says, there would need to be a new lens design to cover the MF sensor, and RF isn't going to do that. (Not quite sure what the image circle of a non-tilted/shifted TS lens is though...)
I think we would see Canon develop a MF stills camera plus a healthy family of glass well before they ever went to a dedicated MF Cine line. That said, Canon has never seemed interested (at least up this point) in delving into the MF world at all.
 

StoicalEtcher

EOS 80D
Jan 3, 2018
171
78
Yorkshire
I think we would see Canon develop a MF stills camera plus a healthy family of glass well before they ever went to a dedicated MF Cine line.
Yes - agreed.
Just for clarification, I was't intending to refer to an MF cine camera - I was thinking along the lines of an MF stills camera - I could perhaps have been clearer. :)
Cheers
 

BrightTiger

EOS M50
Aug 21, 2015
42
33
In related news, Ricoh, Canon and others will be offering the ultimate in modular cameras by providing individual components that consumers can build their own bespoke unit*.
Proposed modular components
* Some assembly required. Not for children under 3 due to choking hazards.
 

Architect1776

Defining the poetics of space through Architecture
Aug 18, 2017
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People keep forgetting the EF->RF mount adapters and more so the beauty of the built-in vari-ND filter in one of those adapters. More lens line-up than Canon's? You are trolling us, are you? EF lenses perform on RF bodies with adapter at least as good as on native EF bodies - some even better than that.

The importance of ND filters for video can't be emphasized enough.
These great cameras are why the people who complain about Canon not making their still cameras into video cameras are really clowns who are clueless how to use real video cameras. If you want video then get a real video that runs rings around still cameras trying to be video as well. If you do you tube you are doing video so learn what a real video camera is and how to use it.
Still cameras with a bit of video are fine but to do REAL video they will never be REAL video cameras. Just still cameras with basic video capability.
Thank you Canon for understanding the consumers as 99% have no clue about real video and those that do get the Canon real video cameras and do real productions, not home movies or downright boring you tube videos of them being narcissists.
 

MadScotsman

EOS R / RP
Sep 9, 2019
11
22
These great cameras are why the people who complain about Canon not making their still cameras into video cameras are really clowns who are clueless how to use real video cameras. If you want video then get a real video that runs rings around still cameras trying to be video as well. If you do you tube you are doing video so learn what a real video camera is and how to use it.
Still cameras with a bit of video are fine but to do REAL video they will never be REAL video cameras. Just still cameras with basic video capability.
Thank you Canon for understanding the consumers as 99% have no clue about real video and those that do get the Canon real video cameras and do real productions, not home movies or downright boring you tube videos of them being narcissists.
Pretty much. The little YouTube and photo forum amature crybullies that cry like little b... er... sissies didn't understand that Canon was protecting their product line and therefore their profit margin. Something they have historically been very good at. Even in the face of the global pressures they are all feeling. Let 'em cry. If you want pro video buy pro video.
 

bgoyette

EOS T7i
Feb 6, 2015
92
39
It looks like a medium format camera, dual memory card slots etc. Maybe Canon is finaly moving toward the medium format?
Given the the 2 XLR ports on the back, the CinemaEos style (side mounted) dials and buttons, the handle, cheese plate and the CinemaEos/Arri rosette. I think this is very safely what it purports to be - a video camera. I think it's interesting that they are using the LP-E6 battery. That might not bode well for this thing having a premium feature set.
 

SwissFrank

EOS RP
Dec 9, 2018
301
116
think it's interesting that they are using the LP-E6 battery. That might not bode well for this thing having a premium feature set.
Don't lose sight of the fact they're actually only discussing an air cooling system. The camera may be largely real but many particular details could have been changed to protect the particulars of their business direction.
 
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