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Canon Unveils DSLR Capable of 4K Video

David Gilbert


Canon Unveils DSLR Capable of 4K Video

Amid all the hullaballoo surrounding Canon’s entry into the professional movie game with the Canon Cinema EOS C300, the company also announced an intriguing new device which is still in development.

The company announced that it has a new digital SLR camera under development which will incorporate an enhanced version of the video capture capability offered in the current EOS-series line-up. Canon said it would be perfect for “cinematographic and other digital high-resolution production applications.”

The “EOS Movies” camera, which will sit somewhere between its current crop of DSLRs and the high-end C300, will be equipped with a 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor and will be able to record 4K video (at a frame rate of 24fps, with Motion-JPEG compression).

Of course movie recording capability on a Canon EOS DSLR is nothing new, being standard on all models since the EOS 5D Mark II launched in November 2008 – with several devices being used on TV commercials, television production and even at times feature films.

In the press shots released, the camera is fitted with an EF 50 lens as well as a new Cine 24 lens. An episode of the Hugh Laurie-starring House has already been shot using this camera with the director calling it “the future.”

Many were hoping for an announcement regarding the highly anticipated EOS 5D Mark III/6D but we’ll just have to wait a little longer for that.

When we’ll get our hands on the new concept camera is unknown at this point, as is name and pricing but do let us know in the comments what you think of Canon's latest innovation.

Source: Canon


November 4, 2011, 6:19 pm

'Unveils' - No.

Announces the development of - yes.

Small point, but significant. (And pedantic!)

Canon have really dropped the ball with the 1080 C300 - twice the price of the RED Scarlet and yet no where near as capable. They will both use the same lenses (which will sell well thanks to all those RED users!).

Then they announce the development of this DSLR format 4K 'Movie EOS camera'. Then there's the expected 5D Mk3 - where will that fit? Since the announcement of the 1DX Canon appear to have lost a bit of direction.

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