B&H has the Canon C300 PL mount cine camera for $2999 (was $4999) in limited quantity at this price. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Canon EOS C100 & C300 Deals
A couple Canon EOS Cinema cameras received further discounts with some relatively reasonable prices now. The original Canon EOS C100 is now available for $2,299 (was $3,999), while the C100 with the Dual Pixel AF update is $2499 (was $4,499). The C100 Mark II with the EF-S 18-135mm IS STM lens is $3,699 (reg. $5,699). Finally, the C300 Mark II is available for $9,999 (reg. $15,999) – perhaps in response to the recently announced Panasonic AU-EVA1, which ships later this year. I’m not sure if these are permanent price drops or if they are only for a short while. If you’ve been on the hunt for a cinema camera though, these are are the most attractive deals Canon has offered thus far.
Major Price Drops on Canon EOS C300 and C100
Canon just made some massive price drops on the EOS C300 and EOS C100 cinema cameras. The EOS C300 dropped from $11,499 to $6,499. That’s a $5k drop in price. The C100 dropped by $1,000 from $3,999 to $2,999. [Read more…]
4K Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II and C500 Mark II Due in April
Canon is now rumored to deliver the second generation of the Cinema EOS C300 and the C500 for NAB 2015 in early April.
Canon Rumors says that it has confirmed that the C500 Mark II would arrive – most likely alongside a 4K C300 Mark II cinema camera too.
Recall that we saw the Canon Cinema EOS C100 Mark II unveiled back in October 2014. It saw mild, yet important, upgrades from its predecessor.
Pushing the C300 Mark II to 4K is a big step up but still only a logical progression for a $12k+ camera in 2015. No word yet on what improvements the C500 Mark II will see.
Canon 2015 Price Drops on Cinema EOS Cameras
It looks like Canon has dropped retail prices on all of its first generation Cinema EOS cameras. Check out the breakdown of the new/old prices below. [Read more…]
Canon EOS C300 Mark II w/ 4K Rumored for NAB 2015
The Canon EOS C100 Mark II was recently announced with a rather modest, yet still effective, set of feature upgrades. Notably missing from the feature set was the ability to record 4K video. The second generation of the C300 line, however, is rumored to make the move to 4K capture. [Read more…]
Canon Unveils $80k Lens with a Whopping 50-1000mm Zoom Range
For those who have been clamoring for a bigger superzoom lens for their Canon DSLRs, you now have an option available. Canon just announced its new CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 Ultra-Telephoto Zoom lens for a whopping retail price of $78,000. [Read more…]
Canon C300 Gets Dual Pixel AF Upgrade
Canon has announced plans to offer the Dual Pixel AF continuous autofocus feature on the EOS C300 cinema camera. As was the case for the EOS C100, the upgrade will require you to take or ship your camera to an accredited Canon service center.
The charge for the upgrade is $500 and is only available for the EF version. More details here from Canon.
Canon CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 Lens Unveiled for EOS Cinema Cameras
The Canon CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 lens is a new servo zoom lens for Cinema EOS cameras like the C500, C300 and C100. It covers a Super35 image circle an remains T2.95 through 91mm and achieves a max iris of T3.6 at the full 120mm zoom end. [Read more…]
Zacuto Z-Finder for Canon C300 & C500 Available Soon
Zacuto has released a new Z-Finder optical viewfinder for the Canon C300 and C500 cinema cameras. The Z-Finder delivers 1.8x magnification of the LCD screen.
It attaches by using a foam padded sleeve that slides over the LCD screen of either the C300 or C500. The sleeve is secured into place with a bar clamp. It also includes a unique monitor lock clip to keep the LCD screen from moving forward when the Z-Finder is pressed against your eye.
The Z-Finder for the Canon C300 and C500 retails for $485 and is expected to ship mid-March. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
You can see the new Z-Finder and other Zacuto C300 and C500 accessories in the video below. [Read more…]