Information about the upcoming Canon gear leaked ahead of the live-streamed Canon announcement expected today at 1pm EST. Canon will announce the C300 Mark III and lenses.
Product description for the Canon Cinema C300 Mark III, the CINE-SERVO 25-250mm T2.95-3.95 and CJ18ex7.6B KASE S lenses leaked over the web.
Canon Cinema C300 Mark III:
Adding to its robust and expansive line up of Cinema EOS digital cinema cameras, the EOS C300 Mark III is Canon’s next-generation Super 35mm workhorse. The camera features a new Dual Gain Output (DGO) sensor, and like the full-frame EOS C500 Mark II digital cinema camera, employs a modular design and an interchangeable lens mount that allows users to easily customize the camera according to the needs of each project, making it an ideal tool for a wide range of video content production. The introduction of these two cameras signal Canon’s equal and high attention to the two important constituencies of Super 35mm and full-frame content creation.
The newly developed 4K Super 35mm DGO imaging system captures high dynamic range content by reading out each pixel through two separate gains. One gain prioritizes saturation in highlight areas while the other suppresses noise in the shadows. The result is an image with 16+ stops of dynamic range, clean rich shadows and vibrant highlights in up to 4K/60p. In 2K recording mode, The EOS C300 Mark III features recording speeds up to 180p. Equipped with Canon’s latest video imaging processor, the DIGIC DV 7, the camera achieves more fluid and efficient recording of 4K and HDR and can process high-speed video recording, including 4K at 120p.
The EOS C300 Mark III camera utilizes Cinema RAW Light a very powerful and useful tool for helping to cut the data size of a file to about one-third to one-fifth of a similar Cinema RAW file, without losing grading flexibility. In addition to being able to record 4K and 2K RAW data internally without using an external recorder, the camera also supports XF-AVC (with a choice of Intra or LongGOP), offering flexible options in recording durations..
The EOS C300 Mark III camera is modular and customizable, just like the EOS C500 Mark II. Included with the camera are 13 accessories, such as a 4.3-inch LCD monitor and the GR-V1 grip, and users can choose from a wide range of additional accessories that allow them to configure the EOS C300 Mark III to their preferences. Optional accessories include the EVF-V70 electronic viewfinder, SU-15 shoulder support unit and EU-V1 and EU-V2 expansion units. The EU-V1 expansion unit allows for gen-lock, sync out, remote use and ethernet connection, while EU-V2 expansion unit features those functions plus a V-mount battery connection, two analog XLR audio ports and 24v DC Out. Additionally, the mount kits (sold separately) allow users to exchange the EF mount with an EF cinema lock mount or PL mount.
Additional features of the Canon EOS C300 Mark III include:
• 4K DCI/UHD up to 120 fps and 2K/HD up to 180 fps — with 4:2:2 10-bit XF-AVC recording
• 2 CFexpress media card slots
• Compatibility with EF and PL lenses as well as anamorphic and spherical lenses
• Dual Pixel CMOS AF, up to 120fps
• 5-axis electronic image stabilization, which can be utilized even without the use of a lens with IS functionally
• Support for Canon Log 2 and 3
• Four-channel recording that supports 4 XLR inputs with the use of the EU-V2 expansion unit
• User LUT allowing users to upload and apply custom LUTs
• The camera body is approximately 6 in (width) x 5.8 in (height) x 6.6 in (depth) with a bodyweight of approximately 3.9 lbs., making it compact and lightweight.