Canon EOS C300 Mark III (and other stuff) To Be Announced Ahead Of NAB 2019?

Canon EOS C300 Mark III

Canon might announced two new Cinema EOS cameras ahead of NAB Show 2019.

One of these new Cinema camera will most likely be the replacement for the Canon EOS C300 Mark II (we reported back in November 2018), while the other camera is rumored to be a high frame camera.

It’s also suggested that the Canon EOS C300 Mark III will might have sensor upgrade option for 8K video. This will most likely be a paid upgrade, apparently to keep the initial price competitive (we reported). 4.4.4 codec and electronic image stabilisation will likely be on board.

Along with these cameras Canon might also announce a CN-E 100mm cinema prime lens

Source: Canon Rumors

Yet Another Mention of Canon EOS C300 Mark III Getting 8K Video

Canon EOS C300 Mark III

A rumor which reports exactly what we reported back in November 2018 emerged from the web.

It’s suggested that Canon will release the EOS C300 Mark III in late 2019. The initial release will feature 4K video. A paid upgrade to 8K will be made available later, apparently to keep the initial price competitive. The EOS C300 Mark III will have a 4.4.4 codec and electronic image stabilisation.

Stay tuned…

Canon C100 Mark II vs C200 vs C300 Mark II Comparison

EOS C100 Mark II

Ever wondered what it is about Canon’s Cinema Cameras?

Stray Angel Films posted a short video where they compare the Canon C100 EOS Mark II vs EOS C200 vs C300 Mark II and highlight who needs what.

Canon release firmware update for EOS C100, EOS C300 & C300 Mark II, ME200S-SH

Canon EOS C300 Mark III

Canon released firmware update for three of their Cinema cameras, and for the multi-purpose camera ME200S-SH.

Canon Cinema EOS C100 firmware version 2.0.9.1.00 incorporates the following correction.

1. When CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S is attached the following features are enabled:
– Autofocus using the Dual Pixel CMOS AF function
– The joystick on the camera’s grip unit can be set to operate the zoom.
– Manual control of the iris with Camera’s Control dial.
– Control of focus, zoom and iris using the separately-sold Remote Controller RC-V100.
– Automatic aperture and push auto iris functions.
– Start/stop recording on the separately-sold lens grip ZSG-C10.
– Retrieval of Lens metadata, such as the model name and the focal distance will display on the camera.
2. When the camera is turned off the IS mechanical lock will be active regardless of the position of the switch.
3. Adds peripheral illumination correction for the following lenses:
COMPACT-SERVO Lens
– CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S
EF Lens
– EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM
– EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
– EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
– EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM
– EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM

Download firmware 2.0.9.1.00 for the Canon EOS C100 here.

 

Canon Cinema EOS C300 firmware version 2.1.9.1.00 incorporates the following enhancements:

1. When CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S is attached the following features are enabled:
– Autofocus using the Dual Pixel CMOS AF function
– The joystick on the camera’s grip unit can be set to operate the zoom.
– Manual control of the iris with Camera’s Control dial.
– Control of focus, zoom and iris using the separately-sold Remote Controller RC-V100.
– Automatic aperture and push auto iris functions.
– Start/stop recording on the separately-sold lens grip ZSG-C10.
– Retrieval of Lens metadata, such as the model name and the focal distance will display on the camera.
2. When the camera is turned off the IS mechanical lock will be active regardless of the position of the switch.
3. Adds peripheral illumination correction for the following lenses:
COMPACT-SERVO Lens
– CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S
EF Lens
– EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM
– EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
– EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
– EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM
– EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM

Download firmware 2.1.9.1.00 for the Canon EOS C300 here.

 

Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II firmware version 1.1.0.1.00 incorporates the following fixes and enhancements:

1. Support for LCD monitor LM-V1*1,2 (separately sold) has been added.
2. Peripheral illumination/chromatic aberration correction has been added for the following lenses:
- EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
- EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM
- EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM

Download firmware 1.1.0.1.00 for the Canon EOS C300 Mark II here.

 

Canon ME200S-SH firmware version 1.0.2.1.00 incorporates the following enhancements.

1. The following features are enabled for the CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S:
– Autofocus using the Dual Pixel CMOS AF function.
– Displaying the model name of the lens when attached.
– Support for Peripheral illumination correction.
– Manual control of the iris with camera’s joystick.
– Control of focus, zoom and iris using the separately-sold Remote Controller RC-V100.
– Automatic aperture and push auto iris functions.
– Start/stop recording on the separately-sold lens grip ZSG-C10.
2. Adds Peripheral Illumination Correction for the following lenses:
– EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM
– EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
– EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM
– EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM
3. Adds [NU protocol] to the other functions setting:
– [Other Functions] > [REMOTE B Term.] > [NU Protocol]
4. When the camera is turned off the IS mechanical lock will be active regardless of the position of the switch.

Download firmware 1.0.2.1.00 for the Canon ME200S-SH here.

Cann EOS C300 Mark III around the corner? [CW3]

Canon EOS C300 Mark III

A rumor from a new source (thanks), which reach also other places. It’s suggested Canon may soon announce the Canon EOS C300 Mark III, possibly before NAB 2018.

These specifications are rumored:

  • new 6K sensor (though 4k video only
  • up to 120 fps in 4K, internal + external Raw
  • new developed on-sensor image stabilization
  • price tag above current C300 Mark II (will not be discontinued)

Stay tuned.

Canon Cinema EOS C300 used to shot “O.J.: Made in America”, Winner of the 2017 Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature

Eos C300

Canon press release:

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 10, 2017 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to congratulate O.J.: Made in America, ESPN Films’ five-part documentary directed by Ezra Edelman and shot by Nick Higgins on winning the 2017 Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature. The film blends archival video with new footage captured primarily with the Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera.

Cinematographer Nick Higgins chose the EOS C300 camera for O.J.: Made in America because of the small form factor and ability to capture long takes without stopping. Higgins said, “The EOS C300 was the best camera to shoot this documentary. I really appreciate the small form factor, and was able to roll for hours and hours with just two 64 GB cards and AC power.”

The ability to shoot for long periods of time with limited interruption was crucial. “Interviews for this film lasted at least three hours and were typically around five or six hours long; our longest was eight hours long,” Higgins explained. “The topic of conversation was always intense, and the flow would have been completely thrown off if I had to interrupt for the camera. That’s why the EOS C300 was so important to this project.”

In terms of lenses, Higgins’ relied on the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens. “I shot the vast majority on the 50mm at an f2,” Higgins said. “That way, I could make the background abstract without fearing that the subject would go in and out of focus as they breathed.”

“When our skilled engineers develop cameras and lenses, it is our greatest hope that they end up in the hands of filmmakers like Nick Higgins and the team behind O.J.: Made in America,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, President and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “We extend our congratulations on the Oscar® win, from everyone at Canon.”

For more information about Canon Cinema EOS cameras and lenses, please visit the Canon U.S.A. website at cinemaeos.usa.canon.com.

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