A Canon 8K Super 35mm Camera Undergoing Field Testing

Canon EOS R300 Canon 8k

We got an interesting tip (thanks) about a Canon 8K camera with a Super 35mm imaging sensor.

Not sure if the specifications we have been suggested apply to the rumored 8K Cinema cameras, or to another camera, maybe the Canon R300.

A Canon 8K camera with a Super 35mm imaging sensor is “in beta version” (we interpret this as undergoing field testing). These are the specifications:

  • 8K 3.2μm Super 35mm imaging sensor
  • High-Speed 3D
  • Dual Gain Output
  • Dual Pixel AF II
  • Dual Native ISO
  • DIGIC DV X (Faster AF, Faster I/O, Faster UI)
  • DCI 8K 60fps 12b RAW
  • 4K RGB (2-Green-pixel binning on sensor) 90fps 12b RAW Output

The source added that the camera has a “crazy image quality, higher IQ than HELIUM 8K S35 and VENICE 4K S35 mode in dark scenes“.

Ideas and comments welcome.

Were These The Specifications For The Canon EOS C50?

Canon Eos C70 Canon Eos C50

A few weeks ago we got a tip about two upcoming Canon EOS R cameras, one of these was a video-oriented camera. It might have been the Canon EOS C50.

The source gave us some specifications for this video/cinema oriented camera, which was named to us as EOS R5c (or R3c):

  • Same sensor technology as the EOS R5 but with 11.25MP resolution
  • Records 4K/120P with no crop
  • Does 2.8K supersampling in super-35 mode
  • Has newly developed heat sink
  • Dual Pixel AF performance in low light better than EOS R5 and EOS R6

Now, another source contacted us and told us that the camera specifications listed above refer to the EOS C50, an upcoming Canon Cinema camera with RF mount. We already expected the C50 to get announced with the Canon EOS C70.

As usual, I am thankful for more insights and constructive comments.

Canon Set To Release An RF Mount Version Of The C500 Mark II, Along With RF Cine Lenses

Canon Cinema Rf Mount

We got a tip (thanks) about Canon’s future RF mount Cinema gear plans.

According to our source, Canon will release an RF mount version of the C500 Mark II. Along with the Cinema camera, this 1.25x anamorphic lenses might also be released.

  • RF 17mm T2.4 USM
  • RF 28mm T2.4 USM
  • RF 50mm T2.4 USM
  • RF 85mm T2.4 USM
  • RF 150mm T2.4 USM

What do you think about?

This Is The Canon C70, Announcement In A few Days

Canon C70

On September 24, 2020, Canon will announce the Canon C70, the company’s first Cinema camera with an RF mount (image on top).

Some specifications for the upcoming Canon C70 leaked over the web. Here they are:

  • Super 35mm 4K DGO sensor (same as the Cinema EOS C300 Mark III)
  • No IBIS
  • RF Mount
  • Internal ND (10 Stops)
  • CLog 2 & CLog 3
  • 4:2:2 10bit onto SD cards up to 4K120 and 2K180
  • No RAW capability internally at launch
  • BP-A batteries

All Canon rumors are listed here. Stay tuned.

New Cinema Camera Announcement At Canon Vision, Company Reveals

Canon Vision

Canon is set to announce a new Cinema camera at Canon Vision, the company reveals via press release.

The virtual trade show platform Canon Vision, launching 24th September, will be the set for the announcement of a new Cinema camera. This could be one of rumored Cinema cameras with RF mount. However, along with the press release came the image on top. Likely a teaser.

Canon press release:

New Canon cinema camera to be announced on Canon Vision – its virtual trade show platform launching 24th September.

Canon today announces it will reveal details of a new cinema camera on Canon Vision – a platform launching at 14:00 CEST on Thursday 24th September 2020, which reproduces the trade show environment virtually.

Ideal for broadcasters, cinematographers, independent filmmakers, videographers and more, visitors to Canon Vision will be able to learn more about the camera and explore Canon’s full range of Pro AV products and solutions. They will also gain insight into the technology from its team of product specialists and industry-leading professionals and have the opportunity to watch short film screenings.

Across the 24th and 25th September, the Canon Vision programme of events includes six live sessions with imaging professionals to discuss everything from the current industry challenges and video journalism trends to the world of post-production and future of Nollywood. The following industry professionals will come together on Canon Vision and be on hand to answer questions from visitors to the platform:

Thursday 24 September
15:00 CESTElisa Iannacone: What a camera means to me for journalismElisa shares her experiences of Canon’s new cinema camera and the XA55, and how they support her as an on-the-go solo shooter.
17:00 CESTJolade Olusanya: The first production with Canon’s new cinema cameraJolade takes us behind the scenes, shooting with Canon’s new cinema camera in the mini-documentary “Give this heart a pen”.
Friday 25 September
10:00 CESTJuan Luis Cabellos: How full frame influences cinematographyJuan explains the benefits of full frame technology in the EOS C500 Mark II and how it works in harmony with Canon’s Sumire Prime lenses.
12:00 CESTOllie Kenchington: How the EOS C300 Mark III positively impacts workflowOllie speaks about how his production workflow has been enhanced, thanks to the EOS C300 Mark III.
14:00 CESTSimeon Quarrie: How the new tech supports low budget productionSimeon dissects how the tech in Canon’s new cinema camera and EOS R5 allows him to capture the shot, whatever the scenario.
16:00 CESTDaniel Ehimen: Nollywood: The trend and futureDaniel shares his experience of using cameras from the Canon Cinema EOS range as storytelling tools in the Nollywood film industry.


To visit Canon Vision and to view the programm of events the platform will be hosting, please register at the following link: https://www.canon.se/pro/events/canon-vision/.

Canon Vision event details:

  • DATE: 24th and 25th September 2020
  • TIME: From 14:00 CEST
  • LOCATION: Canon Vision platform
  • Live broadcasts available in English only

What To Expect Next From Canon (Cinema, XC & XF cams, RF lenses, EOS M)

Canon Eos M50 Mark Ii

We can expect some more gear announcement by Canon within 2020.

It seems two different timeframes are to expect for announcements, one in August/September and another one towards November and December. However, to us it seems weird that Canon might announce gear in December, and August is almost over (but still rumored for announcements).

The gear Canon might announce:

As we said, the timeframe for all these announcements seems to be a bit tight but everything is still possible.

Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors