Ahead of NAB 2013, Canon has announced development of a new 35mm full frame cinema prime lens. The new 35mm lens will join Canon’s existing cinema prime line up, which currently consists of 14mm, 24mm, 50mm, 85mm, and 135mm EF-mount Cinema prime lenses. [Read more…]
According to the sources, two Canon EOS cameras will land next week on March 21/22 with one being this EOS 100D and no specific word on the other except that it won’t be the Canon 70D. Perhaps the other will be the next iteration of the EOS M?
After yesterday’s rumor of a new Canon EOS Cinema camera to be unveiled around NAB 2013, new rumors surfaced of an “entry-level” cinema camera (perhaps a Canon EOS C50) that would be situated below the Canon C100.
While Canon’s cinema cameras are certainly popular, they are still well out of the reach of many amateurs and low-end pros who are shooting video with Canon DSLRs such as the Rebel T4i and Canon 60D. At $6500, the C100 is still quite a bit of a reach for many of these shooters.
Would a $3000 Canon C50 push these enthusiasts and low-end pros to step up to a dedicated cinema camera? Would you pay $3000 or more for such a camera? If a C50 is in the works, what kind of specs could it bring to the table and not cannibalize the C100?
Canon has announced that it will be providing a free update to the EOS 1D C to make the 25p frame rate available for 4K capture in April 2013. This announcement is a result of feedback from the European professional video community.
Stay tuned for word on the official release of the firmware update when it hits.
The Canon C100 was used to shoot the docu-short PULSE, which profiles the making of the BioBeats app, a new technology that utilizes cameras to generate custom music based on a human heart rate. The short was directed by Patrick Moreau of stillmotion. Aside from showing off the footage of the C100, it’s a well-told story that’s worth a few minutes of your time.
Check it out below.[vimeo https://vimeo.com/54808760 w=640&h=360]
The Canon 6D is a 20MP full frame camera that steps up in performance from the 5D Mark II, but still offers a lower entry price than what the 5D Mark II did at its debut. For now, Canon’s full frame line-up will consist of (in order of sophistication and price) the 5D Mark II, 6D and 5D Mark III.
The 6D should offer improved dynamic range and low-light noise control thanks to larger pixels and improved processing over the 5D Mark II. Additionally, the 6D steps up to 4.5 fps frame rate over the 5D Mark II at 3.9 fps. Another kudos goes to the locking mode dial on the 6D – a small, but great, addition. [Read more…]