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Canon announces the C100 and C500, 2 new Cinema EOS cameras


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#1 wetpixel

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 09:32 AM

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Canon has added two new cameras to its EOS digital cinema range. The EOS C500 captures 4K, 2K or HD image quality and can output 4K as a 10-bit uncompressed raw data stream or 2K as a 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 signal to an external recorder. Whilst doing so, it can simultaneously record a 50 Mbps HD file onto two in-camera CF cards. There will be two versions, one for for PL mount lenses and another for EF/EF-S and EF Cinema. The camera will be available from October at $30,000.
The EOS C100 is a smaller camera, outputting individual R, G, and B channels for each full HD 1920 x 1080 frame. It records in an AVCHD format featuring a maximum recording bit rate of 24Mbps in a 4:2:0 color space. It records to two SD cards or can output uncompressed HD via an HDMI connection. This output includes superimposed time code and 2:3 pull-down marker information. The EOS C100 will also be released in October and retails at $7,999.


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Posted 14 September 2012 - 04:18 AM

The C100 promo video has a few short underwater scenes shot by the C100 in an EWA marine bag:

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 05:53 AM

Looks just like my 5D2 footage from my EWA bag. I like the EWA bags for what they are, but it is difficult to get proper exposure and steady shots with a DSLR and probably the C100 as well. Hard to really see what this camera could do underwater.

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