Canon EOS C300 camera revealed

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eos-c300.jpgCanon have today revealed the new EOS C300 interchangeable lens digital camera, with its sights set squarely on a place in the hands of Hollywood directors currently using Red Scarlet kit.

Very much a high-end, pro shooter (the $20,000 price tag sets it out of most amatuer filmmakers), it’ll be a relatively compact way to capture blockbuster scenes.

Two models will be available, the C300 and the C300 PL with Arri Positive Lock PL mount. Both come equipped with a new Super 35mm-equivalent sensor, boasting rich, natural colours.

Specs ride high throughout – 4K imaging is possible thanks to an 8.3-megapixel CMOS sensor offering 2160 x 3840 reolutions, powered by a DIGIC DV III processor.

Plenty of lens options will be available too 14.5-60mm and 30-300mm lens (EF and PL mounts), and 24mm, 50mm and 85mm prime lenses for the EF mount only.

Saving on to two flash cards, by using the Canon XF codec the photography giants are also claiming recording write speeds of 50mbps.

Keep an eye out for these on Hollywood film sets from January.

Gerald Lynch