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
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
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
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.