Canon Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary Of Cinema EOS System

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It’s 10 years since Canon introduced the Cinema EOS system. Time to celebrate.

Canon press release:

Canon’s Cinema EOS System Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

MELVILLE, NY, November 4, 2021 Canon Inc. announced today that the company is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its Cinema EOS System of professional digital cinema camera and lens products for the film and visual production industries. Since its debut, the company’s line of products has received an abundance of support from professional filmmakers around the world.

In 2011, both film-analog and digital equipment were being used side-by-side in the cinema production industry. Digitalization was continuing its spread, and digital cameras equipped with Super 35mm equivalent large-format sensors were becoming the mainstay of the industry. Amid this environment, Canon leveraged its visual technologies, including the optical technologies cultivated since its founding, and launched its Cinema EOS System, thus formally marking its entry into the cinema production industry.

When developing equipment such as cameras and lenses for the cinema production market, it’s essential to have assistance from professionals in the field who use the equipment. From the release of its first digital cinema cameras (EOS C300 / EOS C300 PL) and lenses (CN-E14.5-60mm T 2.6 L S / CN-E14.5-60mm T 2.6 L SP) in January 2012, Canon has always sought out feedback about performance, ease-of-use and recording styles from end-users on the front lines of cinema production. Canon strives to develop products with designs and intuitive ergonomics that enable the shooting styles and visual expression demanded by professionals.

Canon has continued to expand the boundaries of visual expression and pursue the development of devices with ever-evolving technology. The company’s first Cinema EOS camera, the EOS C300, which is equipped with a CMOS sensor that produces video reproduction comparable to 35mm film, was awarded a Technology and Engineering Emmy® award from The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) in 2012. What’s more, the company has been honored for its cinema lenses, having received another Technology and Engineering Emmy® award in 2017 for its 4K cinema lenses that have earned high praise from the market for its excellent optical performance.

Canon’s Cinema EOS System is widely used in the modern cinema production industry, including in film and television production. The EOS C300 Mark II (released in September 2015) digital cinema camera and eight cinema lenses were used to film the 2018 Academy Award-winning documentary Free Solo. The System was also honored at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2020, where the winner of the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematography, ACASĂ, MY HOME, was filmed with the EOS C300 and EOS C100 Mark II cameras (released in December 2014).

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Canon Might Announce RF Mount Cinema Prime Lenses Soon

Rf 24mm F/1.8 Rf-s Canon Eos R7 Eos R100 Canon High Resolution Eos R R10 Eos C5 Eos R1 Eos R5c Canon Rf 16mm Rf 35mm F/1.2L EF Lenses Tilt-shift Lenses Rumor

Last month we hear about some pretty dope Canon Cinema that are rumored to get announced in 2021. Here are the RF mount Cinema prime lenses that might come along.

In April 2021 we had this rumor about upcoming Canon Cinema cameras: EOS C700DR (4K), EOS C500S (8K) and EOS C300S (8K). A set of RF mount prime lenses are now also rumored to come soon, likely along with the Cinema gear above. Canon Rumors reports the following lenses:

  • RF 14mm T/1.5
  • RF 18mm T/1.5
  • RF 24mm T/1.3
  • RF 35mm T/1.3
  • RF 50mm T/1.3
  • RF 85mm T/1.3
  • RF 100mm T/1.5
  • RF 135mm T/1.5
  • and some compact zooms and telephotos for the RF mount

Unknown so far if Canon will make a development announcement or the real thing. All these lenses are rumored for 2021. When is another take but NAB 2021 in Fall seems a good candidate.

Are New 8K Capable Video Cameras Coming To The Cinema EOS Lineup?

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This morning a Twitter user posted three specification sets for three possibly upcoming Cinema EOS cameras. Fake or real?

User how2fly posted more or less at 4am EST on Twitter the following specification sets for yet unreleased and never rumored cameras in the Cinema EOS lineup:

EOS C700DR

  • 4K Full Frame Cine Camera
  • Up to 4K/240p in Fast Mode
  • 4K/180p in WDR Mode
  • BSI Stacked 9.6um 4K WDR Sensor
  • 20+ Stops Dynamic Range in WDR Mode
  • 5ms Readout in 4K WDR Mode
  • Dual DIGIC DV 8 Image Processor

EOS C500S

  • 8K Full Frame Cine Camera
  • Up to 8K/60p
  • 4K/120p in all modes
  • BSI Stacked 4.65um 8K DGO Sensor
  • Dual Pixel Autofocus
  • 17+ Stops Dynamic Range in DGO Mode
  • 10ms Readout in 8K DGO Mode
  • Dual DIGIC DV 8 Image Processor

EOS C300S

  • 8K Super 35mm Cine Camera
  • Up to 8K/60p
  • 4K/120p in all modes
  • BSI Stacked 3.2um 8K DGO Sensor
  • Dual Pixel Autofocus
  • 16 Stops Dynamic Range in DGO Mode
  • 10ms Readout in 8K DGO Mode
  • Dual DIGIC DV 8 Image Processor

Please note: we have no records about this Twitter user. We recommend you take this with a grain of salt, a big one. What do you think, are these specs something to write home about?

Latest Canon Rumors: XF505 Video Camera And New Cinema Lenses, First For RF Mount

Canon Rumors

Here are the some new Canon rumors for the video and Cinema side of things.

The Canon rumors suggest Canon will announce some new video gear for NAB 2021. Among this gear is the Canon XF505, a run-and-gun camcorder likely similar to yet more feature packed than the Canon XF405. A few rumored specifications made it to the world:

Canon XF505 Specifications:

  • Same 1″ sensor as the XF705
  • 12G-SDI output and SD cards
  • An integrated zoom lens with 15x zoom
  • BP-A batteries

Next, Canon is likely to release also a bunch of new Cinema lenses, and among them the first for the RF mount. The rumor suggests Canon is set to replace the current Compact CINE-ZOOMs with new models that cover the Super35 and the full-frame imaging sensors. This is achieved by changing the rear group of optical elements. PL and EF mount will be available as usual. The first Cinema lens for the RF mount might be a prime lens. No more to get here for the time being.

All Canon rumors are listed here.

Stay safe, stay tuned.

Source: CR

Canon Might Announce New Video Gear In 2021 (XF505, XC20, C50, 8K Camera)

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Some new tidbits about possible upcoming Canon video gear, possibly to be released in 2021.

Canon Rumors sums up the video gear that Canon might announced in 2021. None of the listed and rumored video cameras seems to be a consumer product.

Canon XF505

  • Replacement for the XF205
  • Same 1″ sensor as the XF705
  • 12G-SDI output and SD cards
  • An integrated zoom lens with 15x zoom
  • BP-A batteries

Canon XC20

  • Replacement for the XC10/XC15
  • Same 1″ sensor as the XF705
  • CFexpress slot for internal RAW recording
  • SD cards for XF-AVC/MP4 recording
  • An integrated lens with 10x zoom and constant f2.8 aperture
  • LP-E6NH batteries

Canon Cinema EOS C50

  • Super 35mm 4K sensor (same as the Cinema EOS C200)
  • No IBIS
  • RF Mount
  • Internal ND (10 Stops)
  • CLog 2 & CLog 3
  • 4:2:0 8bit internally onto SD cards up to 4K60 & 1080/120
  • No RAW
  • Dual LP-E6NH battery slot

Canon Cinema EOS 8K

Well, this one is known to come since a while, and it made some more or less intentional appearances in the past.

Other Canon video cameras that are on a possible release list are the Cinema EOS C90 and Cinema EOS C200 Mark II.

There are many factors that could delay these announcements, the global pandemic and related supply chain shortages or other production issues in first place.

Stay tuned, and safe.

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