I have been told that Canon still plans to announce two new Cinema EOS cameras in the first half of 2021. I was also told that a third one would come in the second half of 2021 and that it will most likely be the 8K Cinema EOS camera. NABShow is taking place in October 2021, so that seems like a logical time for the big 8K announcement.
The two cameras mentioned for the announcement in the first half are the Canon Cinema EOS C50 box camera, and the Canon Cinema EOS C200 Mark II.
I have published the rumoured specs for the Canon Cinema EOS C50, but I haven't had any real update on the camera in quite some time.
As for the Cinema EOS C200 Mark II, I haven't been given any specifications for the camera, but I would expect something to hit my inbox in the next little while if the camera is indeed coming in the next few months.
As always, the pandemic could do pandemic things to manufacturing and product announcements.
You may recall a mention of a Cinema EOS C90 camera, unfortunately, I have never had any follow-up to the original suggestion.
Canon Cinema EOS C50 Rumored Specifications:
- Super 35mm 4K sensor (same as the Cinema EOS C200)
- No IBIS
- RF Mount
- Internal ND (10 Stops)
- CLog 2 & CLog 3
- 4:2:0 8bit internally onto SD cards up to 4K60 & 1080/120
- 4:2:2: 10bit external in HD
- No RAW
- Dual LP-E6NH battery slot
Header Image Credit // Chung Dha
I have been waiting what feels like centuries for that camera. I know that it is not that big a deal to a lot of people, but, for me it is really going to change my filming. I really hope there is a release date coming soon, as I know that it was delayed by the pandemic.
Everything points to it being a box camera.
The C90 will be what the C500 Mark II does, except the RAW.
For perspective, near-mint C200's with all accessories can be picked up for ~$4k on the used market. Definitely a different tool/form factor, but raw, xlrs, movable LCD & grip, SDI, etc. sound awful nice for an extra $500. I just see the C50 having a tough time differentiating itself if all that's on offer is that it's small. Small & nicely affordable would be a better combo.
I sure hope you're right! $2,500 would be perfect for this camera, and Canon would sell a lot of them.
I do think this would be a perfect match for less intensive multimedia workers, who will probably already be using a camera that takes LP-E6NH batteries, RF adapter, and SD cards anyway. Already having the accessories for a camera saves you hundreds, if not thousands.
I would like that very much...while I enjoy my R5, I STILL prefer the handling of my 2.8E Rollei. The SLR form factor just isn't the best for me.
Going with mirrorless lets them put the viewfinder and screen literally anywhere, doesn't it?
They could even build cameras designed to fit alien hands, which would let them go into a market S*ny has already gained a commanding position in.
Out of curiosity can you tell us why this camera in particular has caught your interest? Canon thinks they have spotted a niche and you seem to be it. I'm just not sure what it is.