Canon EOS 4K Concept DSLR Revealed

Canon 4K Concept DSLR

Canon is developing a DSLR capable of 4K video capture to go along with the new Canon EOS C300 and the rest of the EOS Cinema line.

More details below.

HOLLYWOOD, California, November 3, 2011/TOKYO, November 4, 2011 – Canon Inc. today announced that the company is developing a new-concept EOS-series digital single-lens reflex (SLR) camera. Incorporating an enhanced version of the video-capture capability offered in the current EOS-series lineup, the new camera will be ideally suited for cinematographic and other digital high-resolution production applications. The model will be equipped with a 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor and, enabling the recording of 4K video* (at a frame rate of 24P, with Motion-JPEG compression), will make possible the type of exceptional image quality and sublime imaging expression to be expected from the next generation of “EOS Movies.”

The announcement coincides with the launch of the Cinema EOS System, marking Canon’s full-fledged entry into the digital high-resolution production industry. The new professional digital cinematography system spans the lens, digital cinema camera and digital SLR camera product categories.

Further details regarding the new EOS digital SLR camera currently under development, including the product name, specifications and scheduled launch date, have yet to be decided.

EOS Movie: A New Industry Standard

Movie recording has been a standard feature in all newly introduced Canon EOS-series digital SLR cameras since the launch of the EOS 5D Mark II in November 2008. Coupled with the diverse array of lenses in Canon’s current interchangeable EF lens lineup, this feature has heralded rich visual expressive possibilities, delivering such characteristics as beautiful image blur and low noise while also garnering kudos for the mobility and maneuverability made possible through the cameras’ compact and lightweight body designs.

The impressive images created by the combination of Canon EOS digital SLR cameras and EF lenses, known as “EOS Movies,” have already earned their screen credentials on the sets of multiple productions, from television commercials and artist promotion videos to episodic dramas and even major motion pictures.

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* Cropped to APS-H-equivalent size (dimensions measuring approximately 80% vertically and horizontally of a 35 mm full-frame sensor) when recording in 4K.



  1. Radek says

    I am happy owner of 5D Mk. II. Even though I am still pictures photographer I tried making movies and yes, quality is amazing. There is just one problem. Camera like 5D Mk. II is totally un-ergonomical for shooting movies. I assumed movies are just added feature and most of all this camera is for still pictures so its design is ok. But now they made this Canon C for movies only and they keep same design as for still pictures. Come on Canon! Did you try shoot movies with it? Its so shaky, its so uncomfortable! How come Canon doesn’t see it as a problem?

    • Snail says

      Well, mostly because you will always have to use different rigs for different types of filming, the RED is just the same

  2. Luis Villalon says

    Redek As Snail says, you will always have to use some sort of rig to get a steady image no matter what camera, film or digital. I come from a 35mm movie background (Panavision-Arriflex-Moviecam) and I can shoot a good hand held, if it’s a moving shot, but it’s always preferable to use a good tripod, dolly or other stabilizing system. There is nothing worse than to see shaky camera work, and if you add bad sound and no lights, it screams AMATEUR. I use the Canon the same way I use film cameras, with a follow focus rig, Matte Box for filters, a separate monitor and a Zoom digital recorder with Sennheiser shotguns and wireless mikes for a good clean sound. The Canon built in mike is good for ambient sound only not for dialogue. Check these sites