Canon’s Future 8K Video Camera Concept Explained

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The folks at Cinema5D made a neat video where they explain what Canon’s 8K video technology is about.

At Inter Bee 2018 Cinema5D met with Canon’s Toshiyuki Akimoto who is responsible for the development of 8K monitors and cameras. He was kind enough to explain Canon’s take on 8K acquisition.

The Canon 8K camera concept presented at Inter BEE 2018 has quite a compact body very similar to the Canon C300 Mark II. It will have a super 35mm sensor and an 8K processing unit inside and mind you that recording will not be done internally. You will have to find and attach an external 8K recording solution. According to Canon, the purpose of this demonstration is to research the market and to gather the customer’s opinion regarding future 8K demand.

Since this 8K camera is still only a prototype and future technology demonstration, there is no detailed explanation of its functions or ergonomics yet. The presented camera, however, looks to being very close to the production stage.

Canon has in fact already demonstrated the same system at the “Canon Expo” in 2015. It seems that Canon has had 8K technology for quite a while already. We can only guess the reason for not releasing a Canon 8K capable camera til now was because the 8K market has not grown enough yet. 8K is being promoted mainly in Japan – there were very few 8K demonstrations at international trade shows like NAB or IBC.

And here is the video.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Video Kit (battery grip, 64GB memory, external mic, more stuff) – $3,249.95

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV at a glance:

  • 30.4MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6+ Image Processor
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • DCI 4K Video at 30 fps; 8.8MP Still Grab
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • Expanded ISO 102400; 7 fps Shooting
  • Dual Pixel RAW; AF Area Select Button
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV video creator bundle on sale at B&H Photo. Along with the EOS 5D Mark IV, you get

  • Canon BG-E20 Battery Grip for EOS 5D Mark IV
  • 64GB SDXC Memory Card
  • Camera Backpack
  • 2x Spare Rechargeable Li-Ion Batteries
  • External Microphone
  • 9V Alkaline Battery
  • Shoulder Support Rig
  • External Dual Battery Charger

The bundle is on sale at $3,249.95.


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Canon Rebel SL2 vs. EOS 80D – Which on is better for vloggers?

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The Canon EOS 80D and the Canon Rebel SL2 both have very powerful video features and still are easy to use cameras.

So, which one is better suited for vlogging? The EOS 80D is pretty popular with people producing content for YouTube (as are the EOS M cameras, though). The Rebel SL2 is smaller, lighter, and has been announced recently.

I own an EOS 80D and I have to say it is a great DSLR in a still relatively compact and sturdy body. Nowadays I do most shots with the EOS 80D, and prefer it most of the times over my EOS 5D Mark II.

Canon Rebel SL2: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA

Canon EOS 80D: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA

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Here are Canon’s new 4K video camcorders, officially announced

Video camcordersPre-order links:

Canon XF400: Adorama | B&H Photo

Canon XF405: Adorama | B&H Photo

Canon VIXIA HF GX10: Adorama | B&H Photo 

Canon press release:

Canon Launches Three New Compact and Lightweight 4K UHD Video Camcorders: The XF405, XF400 and VIXIA HF GX10

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 12, 2017 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced three new additions to the company’s video camcorder lineup: the XF405 4K UHD Video Camcorder, the XF400 4K UHD Video Camcorder and the VIXIA HF GX10 4K UHD Video Camcorder, three lightweight and compact video camcorders that feature 4K/60p video recording.

Canon XF405, XF400 and VIXIA HF GX10 4K UHD Video Camcorders

The Canon XF405 and XF400 4K UHD Video Camcorders are both ideal for applications like broadcast interviews, documentaries and weddings. Designed with advanced amateurs and hobbyists in mind, the VIXIA HF GX10 4K UHD Video Camcorder provides the same high- image quality as the Canon XF405 and XF400.

All three models feature a newly developed 15x optical zoom lens (35 mm film equivalent: 25.5mm–382.5mm), to support 4K recording, alongside a 1.0-inch CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC DV 6 image-processing platform, to produce stunning 4K/60p recording across the entire zoom range. In addition, the compact and lightweight body designs measure approximately 5.3in (l) x 3.8in(h) x 8.4in(d) and weigh approximately 40.5oz, 40.3oz and 40.2oz for the XF405, XF400 and VIXIA HF GX10, respectively. The compact and lightweight nature of all three 4K UHD models provide great mobility when shooting such scenes as news reports and events.

All three camcorders provide users with fast, highly accurate focusing through intuitive touch-panel operations and feature Dual Pixel CMOS AF—a technology that offers smooth Auto Focus(AF) operation with high-tracking capabilities, making it ideal for shooting video.

Pricing and Availability

The Canon XF405 4K UHD video camcorder, the XF400 4K UHD video camcorder and the VIXIA HF GX10 4K UHD video camcorder are scheduled to be available in November 2017 for estimated retail prices of $3499.001, $2999.001 and $2499.00.1 respectively. For more information, please visit, usa.canon.com

Canon XF400/XF405 specification surface

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Some specifications of the upcoming Canon XF400/XF405 video cameras surfaced on the web.

  • 1″ CMOS
  • Dual pixel AF
  • Wide dynamic range
  • 3 built in ND Filters
  • Dynamic IS
  • MPEG4
  • XF-AVC
  • 4K UHD
  • 4:2:0 8bit 60p 50p 24p onto 2 SD Cards

Leaked images of the Canon Legria GX10 are here. We expect the announcement of the new gear later this week. Stay tuned.

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