The last camcorder to come from the Canon Professional stable was the Canon XL-H1s during April 2008…16 months ago…what are Canon playing at there is a need to fill a very large hole in the film like stable and your counterparts in the 35mm stills department have unearthed this hole with the introduction of the Canon 5D Mk11 and more recently the Canon 7D.
Are Canon VideoPro influenced by their stills department…I hope not. HDV is a dying format and a very poor one technically so Canon Professional must have an SDHC or a CF camcorder soon. The market is screaming out for a true video version of the 5D Mk11.
A camcorder that will take all your EF series lenses allowing shallow depth of field (SDoF)…Solid State (SDHC or CF)…2-4 tracks of audio with XLRs…Radical chip sensor not unlike the 21mp sensor found in the 5D Mk11 for that film look (SDoF) and good low light capabilities…A Hi Rez colour viewfinder as seen on the Sony EX-3… Proper shoulder mount would be an advantage as shoulder mounting camcorders are few and far between… Decent tripod mount.
I have made a similar plea a few months back hoping Canon would get the message.