Back at the star-studded launch of the Canon Cinema EOS C300 in Hollywood last November, Canon said that it would be available in late January and it seems to be keeping its word.
Canon has announced that the high-end camcorder will go on sale in Japan on 31 January for ¥1.5 million (£12,500) including a 5 per cent sales tax before a staggered global launch over the following weeks and months.
We still haven’t got a concrete release date for the UK, yet but it shouldn’t be too long after the Japanese launch. The EOS C300 is a digital video camera featuring a newly developed Super 35mm-equivalent approximately 8.29-megapixel CMOS sensor.
It will come in two versions, one for EF lens lovers and another for those who prefer PL lenses. The version launched on 31 January is the one for EF lenses, with the PL version coming in March and costing a similar amount.
Inside the C300 is Canon’s high-performance DIGIC DV III image processor, and it will be able to capture footage in Super 35 format at a range of speeds up to 60fps. It has ISO settings ranging from 320 all the way up to 20,000.
Canon introduced seven new 4K lenses back in November too, and will be launching the 14.5-60mm T2.6L lens on 31 January costing around £33,00.
Source: AV Watch (translated)