Canon has announced its latest cinema camera, the EOS C300 Mark III. Contained within is a Super 35mm Dual Gain Output (DGO) sensor with up to 16 stops of dynamic range “for superior HDR recording and low noise”. As one might expect, it has an EF lens mount on the front which means it works with Canon’s range of EF mount photography lenses, but also cinema lenses, including 2.0 and 1.33 anamorphic lenses.
Given that The Photography Show didn’t happen, NAB and Photokina aren’t happening, and many governments around the world are telling us that we could potentially be in lockdown for more than six months, IBC, PPE and the rescheduled TPS might not happen, either. But Canon is pressing on with their gear announcements regardless.
Canon has announced that they’re hosting a virtual press conference on April 20th to announce some new gear. NAB was scheduled to begin on April 19th and go on until April 22nd, so April 20th falls in line with what was likely their original announcement schedule. I wouldn’t get your hopes up about the EOS R5, though.
It was three years ago, in 2015 when Canon released the EOS C300 Mark II. It came with some pretty significant advantages over the original EOS C300 cinema camera. But it’s time to start thinking about another refresh. And that’s exactly what Canon Rumors says is happening in 2019. But that C300 Mark III refresh may include the option of an 8K sensor.