Canon Launches Cinema EOS C300 Camera for $20k

Canon, the brand which is well known world over as a global leading company for Digital Imaging solutions, silently unveiled a new cinema camera called the Canon Cinema EOS C300 at a launch event which was held at the Hollywood’s Paramount Studios, California. The new interchangeable-lens digital cinema camera from Canon comes with exceptional imaging performance capabilities and also gives users the convinience of mobility and expandability to overcome all the demands of motion picture industry.

The C300 comes with a Super 35mm 8.29-megapixel CMOS sensor, which has a pixel size bigger than the conventional professional camcorders. The cinema camera will be available in two models: the EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera, equipped with an EF lens mount which is compatibile with Canon’s wide range of  interchangeable EF lenses lineup for EOS single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras and new EF Cinema Lens lineup and the EOS C300 PL Digital Cinema Camera with a PL lens mount which will be compatible for use only with the PL lenses.

The C300’s new sensor has a better light gathering capabilities which improves the camera’s sensitivity and reduces noise. The device is also powered with Canon’s new high-performance DIGIC DV III image processor for faster and smoother image processing. Check out the specs of the new professional camcorder from Canon after the break.

Canon Cinema EOS C300 Specifications

  •  5.2 x 7 x 6.7 inches
  • Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • 4 inch display
  • Super 35mm 8.29 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 59.94 frames-per-second frame rate
  • ISO 320-20000 range
  • 1080p HD video
  • Continuous Auto-focus
  • MXF (Material eXchange Format)
  • 2 x CF card slots
  • Supports CompactFlash (CF Type I), CompactFlash (CF Type II), SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • HD/SD-SDI video output
  • MPEG-2 Full HD (MPEG2 422@HL compliant) format
  • HD-SDI video format
  • Microphone input
  • BP-9 Removable battery

The Canon EOS C300 (EF mount) digital cinema camera is scheduled to be available in the last week of January 2012 while the Canon EOS C300 PL (PL mount) digital cinema camera is scheduled to be available in March 2012. Both the versions of the camera will be available with a price tag of $20,000.

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