After yesterday’s rumor of a new Canon EOS Cinema camera to be unveiled around NAB 2013, new rumors surfaced of an “entry-level” cinema camera (perhaps a Canon EOS C50) that would be situated below the Canon C100.
While Canon’s cinema cameras are certainly popular, they are still well out of the reach of many amateurs and low-end pros who are shooting video with Canon DSLRs such as the Rebel T4i and Canon 60D. At $6500, the C100 is still quite a bit of a reach for many of these shooters.
Would a $3000 Canon C50 push these enthusiasts and low-end pros to step up to a dedicated cinema camera? Would you pay $3000 or more for such a camera? If a C50 is in the works, what kind of specs could it bring to the table and not cannibalize the C100?
The first footage from the Canon EOS C100 cinema camera has been published in the form of a promotional short film, Just C It!, from Sebastien Devaud.
According to Sebastien: [click to continue…]
Blackmagic has unveiled a new version of its Cinema Camera with a Micro Four Thirds lens mount. It will carry the same $2995 price as the Canon EF mount version and will be available in December.
This is a good move on Blackmagic’s part because the sensor crop has been the biggest limitation for the Canon EF mount. A Micro Four Thirds mount puts the camera into a range of lenses that are more appropriate focal lengths for its sensor size.
Details on the BMCC MFT below. [click to continue…]
Blackmagic Design, maker of the very popular and affordable Blackmagic Cinema Camera, apparently has something up its sleeve for tomorrow morning. That is, if tonight’s tweet from Andy Shipsides (Camera Tech & Training Department Manager at AbelCine) has any credence to it.
IBC 2012 kicked off today and there is a lot of pro video news coming out of the convention over the past few days. Of course, Blackmagic makes a lot of products that aren’t quite as sexy as the BMCC, but we’ll be keeping an eye on it regardless. Check back Friday morning to see what’s up.
[UPDATE: It's a Micro Four Thirds mount version of the BMCC.]
Canon finally brought its line of cinema cameras into the sub-$10k territory. Today, Canon announced the C100, a 1080p cinema camera that uses the AVCHD codec and will be offered in EF mount only. (The Canon C300 and C500 are both available in EF and PL mount options.) [click to continue…]
Redrock Micro has addes new cinema camera bundles to its line for the Sony FS700/FS100, Sony F3 and Panasonic AF100. There are models for both studio rigs and shoulder rigs for each camera.
More details are available on Redrock Micro’s website.