New Canon EOS Cinema Cameras/Lenses Coming to NAB 2013

Canon EOS Cinema Camera

With NAB 2013 just around the corner in April, expect to hear some new rumors on video-related gear. To that end, the latest rumors point to a new Canon EOS Cinema camera situated between the Canon C100 and C300 and offering a PL and EF mount version.

No additional details on the specs of such camera at this point, but there will be plenty more at or before NAB 2013.

Additionally, two new Canon Cinema lenses are expected – a zoom and a prime. Canon’s Cinema zoom lenses have been $40k+ and cover an APS-C image circle, while the prime lenses are full frame and have been in the $5k+ range. I would expect these to follow suit.

[via CR]

Canon EF Cinema Lenses Detailed

Canon 24mm Cinema Prime

Canon has revealed details on seven new EOS Cinema lenses for the new EOS C300 camera and the upcoming 4K DSLR camera.

The lenses are high-end cinema lenses rated better than 4K resolution.  The new CN-E24mm T1.5 L F, CN-E50mm T1.3 L F and CN-E85mm T1.3 L F lenses are designed for all current Canon EOS sensor formats, including full frame coverage on the 5D Mark II and 1D X.  The 24mm and 50mm lenses will be available in July 2012, while the 85mm is set for an August 2012 release.  All three new cinema primes retail for $6800.

The 14.5-60mm (Jan. 2012) and 30-300mm (Mar. 2012) cinema zoom lenses ring in at $45,000 and $47,000, respectively.  Note that these lenses are only compatible with Super 35 / APS-C format image sensors.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

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. [Read more...]