Canon Cinema EOS Rumors

What’s next for the Canon Cinema EOS line?

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When I first reported back in May, 2021 that a Canon EOS R5 C was coming, I was also told about new versions of the C300, C500, and C700 Cinema EOS cameras. The joys of the pandemic hit and it seemed everything for the Cinema EOS lineup was stuck.

This is what I reported on back in April of 2021.

Canon Cinema EOS C300S

  • 8K Super 35mm
  • 8K/60p, 4K/120p in all modes
  • BSI Stacked 3.2um 8K DGO Sensor
  • Dual Pixel Autofocus
  • 16 Stops Dynamic Range in DGO Mode
  • 10ms Readout in 8K DGO Mode
  • Dual DIGIC DV 8 Image Processor

Canon Cinema EOS C500S

  • 8K Full Frame
  • 8K/60p, 4K/120p in all modes
  • BSI Stacked 4.65um 8K DGO Sensor
  • Dual Pixel Autofocus
  • 17+ Stops Dynamic Range in DGO Mode
  • 10ms Readout in 8K DGO Mode
  • Dual DIGIC DV 8 Image Processor

Canon Cinema EOS C700DR

  • 4K Full Frame
  • 4K/240p in Fast Mode, 4K/180p in WDR Mode
  • BSI Stacked 9.6um 4K WDR Sensor
  • 20+ Stops Dynamic Range in WDR Mode
  • 5ms Readout in 4K WDR Mode
  • Dual DIGIC DV 8 Image Processor

Canon RF Mount Cinema Prime Lenses

  • RF 14mm T/1.5
  • RF 18mm T/1.5
  • RF 24mm T/1.3
  • RF 35mm T/1.3
  • RF 50mm T/1.3
  • RF 85mm T/1.3
  • RF 100mm T/1.5
  • RF 135mm T/1.5

There will also be two new Cinema compact zoom lenses for full-frame, as well as two larger new cinema zoom lenses.

I was told as recently as last week that we’d be seeing new “modules” for both the Cinema EOS C300 Mark III and Cinema EOS C500 Mark II announced this year.

The NAB Show 2022 is still scheduled for April, but I’m not sure if Canon is going to follow through with their attendance at the show if things go sideways again with the pandemic.

I’m still confident in a lot of this information will be correct, but plans may have changed due to delays from the semiconductor shortage globally.

I hope to have some clarity on the lineup in the near future. For now, I think Cinema EOS gets some new gear, and then we’ll see a lot of EOS R series gear announced in the 2nd half of 2022.

rontele7

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This all sounds wonderful - really, it does! - but people should keep in mind that Sony is having a very hard time filling orders for a camera announced last year, the FX6, due to the chip shortage. I have colleagues that ordered one in Sept/Oct 2021, and still have not received it.

So it seems reasonable that whatever big camera Canon annoucnes next, won't really be in peoples hands until Q4 2022/Q1 2023.
 
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Bob Howland

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Are all these new variants going to have RF mounts? If the C300 and C500 have interchangeable lens mounts, can Canon introduce RF lens mount "modules" for them?
 

DBounce

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I wonder if that 20 stops of DR will actually translate into a usable 14+ stops like on the Arri Alexa Mini LF?
The top tier model has the lowest resolution… which honestly is more than enough. High resolution in cinema camera just leads to trying to find ways to remove detail… vintage lenses… anamorphics… Promist filters etc… I think a nice solid 2.5 to 3K might be ideal for cinema work.
 
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Canon should update c70 , present one has no viewfinder , this lack hold me to replace my c100 mk2 . Canon should make c70 in two version . Canon can you make it ?
 
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RunAndGun

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Next up is the R5Cii with a PROPER HDMI.
In the professional world, there is no such thing as "a PROPER HDMI". Considering HDMI is non-locking and a full-sized cable connector is pretty large, I think it's almost more of a liability than one of the smaller variants.
 
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bsbeamer

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NAB likely will happen, but it might not be truly international and it likely will not be well attended. No one I work with is planning to attend in 2022, even if it gets moved to another date.
 
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I wish there was a c70-like camera with full frame sensor…
I like the .71x speedbooster from Canon more than I thought I would. There is no discernible distortion or loss of IQ. That - combined with the regular glass free adapter - means you can enjoy full frame ef glass at two fields of view, and super35/apsc glass like the Sigma 18-35 remain useful. If you have ef glass it’s great… not so good if you’ve moved to rf.
 
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In the professional world, there is no such thing as "a PROPER HDMI". Considering HDMI is non-locking and a full-sized cable connector is pretty large, I think it's almost more of a liability than one of the smaller variants.
Can’t agree with you there. Pretty much every large cine camera (see c300/500 etc) has a full size connection. Sure SDI is preferred, but they all have HDMI as well and it’s never mini or micro which are all but useless - they easily break - and sure to be the number one complaint from professionals using the R5c.
 
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jam05

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This all sounds wonderful - really, it does! - but people should keep in mind that Sony is having a very hard time filling orders for a camera announced last year, the FX6, due to the chip shortage. I have colleagues that ordered one in Sept/Oct 2021, and still have not received it.

So it seems reasonable that whatever big camera Canon annoucnes next, won't really be in peoples hands until Q4 2022/Q1 2023.
Why keep in mind about Sony? Wrong reason to manage one purchases or rentals. That's Sony's problem not mine.
 
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mxwphoto

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Everyone's focused on the cameras and the dynamic ranges, but OMG the lenses! 14mm T1.5, 24mm T1.3 and 135mm T1.5 translates to f1.4 and f1.2 versions photo lenses. How big and heavy and costly are those going to be?? :Drool:
 
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CanonGrunt

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I like the .71x speedbooster from Canon more than I thought I would. There is no discernible distortion or loss of IQ. That - combined with the regular glass free adapter - means you can enjoy full frame ef glass at two fields of view, and super35/apsc glass like the Sigma 18-35 remain useful. If you have ef glass it’s great… not so good if you’ve moved to rf.
I’m using EF, RF, EF-s, and my personal favorites, Canon FD & FL glass. I just ordered the Metabones FD to RF speedbooster. Looking forward to trying it out. You can adapt about anything to RF. I really love it.