Will Canon finally cross over into the reasonably-priced 4K market?
If recent rumors turn out to be true, we could see a $2500-ish Canon 4K camcorder in early 2015. The rumored camera is said to be direct competition to the Sony PXW-X70 camcorder.
Like the X70, Canon’s new 4K offering is also rumored to sport a 1″ CMOS sensor. We know Canon is working with 1″ sensors now that we’ve seen the PowerShot G7 X. What we don’t know is whether Canon will continue to source image sensors from Sony, as was the case for the 1″ sensor in the PowerShot G7 X.
The form factor for the upcoming 4K camera is expected to resemble the Canon EOS C100 but it should be smaller and closer in overall size to the Sony X70.