Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

This is rumoured to be the 2010 1/3″ solid state AVCHD camcorder by Canon Pro Video, the Sony NX5 is very similar in spec and looks to the new Canon and sadly for Canon the Sony is already available !

This is a major disappointment for everyone who thought Canon was building a film like large 35mm sensor camcorder to compete with RED, personally I think Canon have lost the plot after 17 months with no new model to bring out a hand held solid state camcorder that there is little to no market for.

The camcorder above looks like the bad marriage of a domestic camera (back) rammed into a XH-A1 20x fluorite lens (front). If this is Canon’s solid state offering for 2010 don’t bother leaving the factory.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

2 thoughts on “Canon miss a great opportunity to compete with RED

  1. It just looks like the Canon version of products from Panasonic and Sony that are more mature and established. Unless the price is very good, I could only see Canon fanboy buying this. Canon needs to have their DSLR and video camera people share a bit more. A DSLR front with a video back would kill in sales.

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