Canon testing full-frame 4K video DSLR prototype

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canon-mark-iv.jpgWhile the Hollywood big shots will be salivating over this morning’s EOS C300 reveal, those with more modest wallet sizes (and a bit of patience) also got some good news from Canon.

The company are said to be ironing out the creases on a concept EOS series DSLR that would offer the same 4K shooting found in the C300, but pair it with a 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor.

With that combo, you’d be able to videos at a zippy 24fps (using Motion-JPEG compression), without compromising on the quality of stills captured simultaneously.

According to Canon, it “will make possible the type of exceptional image quality and sublime imaging expression to be expected from the next generation of EOS Movies.”

Very, very exciting. No news yet on when we’ll see these units in the flesh, or how mcuh they’ll cost, but we’ll keep you posted.

Gerald Lynch