Canon to announce 12bit 4K C500 to compete with RED Epic ($35,000)

Things are hectic as I am frantically editing “You and your Canon C300” DVD which is why the blog has had a bit of a rest but thats the lull before the NAB 2012 storm. So far only Sony have announced their new camera line up and the NEX-FS700 is causing a storm with its 4K sensor and the 10x slow motion in full HD.

Not a dicky bird from Panasonic but this just in from our friends over at Canon Rumours…

Canon Cinema EOS 1D

  • Full Frame
  • Higher Megapixel than 1D X
  • ALL-I, IPB and MJPEG 4K.
  • Log Profiles
  • Super35 Crop Mode
  • Compatible with cinema lenses
  • Priced around $10,000

 Canon EOS C500

  • To compete with RED Epic
  • 4K at 120fps EOS RAW via 3G HD-SDI
  • At 60 fps EOS RAW from the C500 is 12 bit.
  • Priced around $35,000

The boys at Canon Rumours got the C300 spot on so I have no doubt that the C500 is on its way…fantastic. It puts my Lock Circle story in a bit of an anti climax but I just received my EF body cap protector and its the most practical device to arrive on my desk for a long while.

If like me you are changing lenses all day during filming you will not regret buying a “Lock Circle” body cap as the engineering is second to none and is 100x less footery to use than Canon’s original plastic effort.

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