Canon held a live press conference to announce the new Canon C300 Mark III cinema camera, new CINE-SERVO 25-250mm T2.95-3.95 canon zoom lens, and CJ18ex7.6B KASE telephoto zoom lens.
Canon C300 Mark III
The Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark III is Canon’s new generation Super 35mm cinema camera. The camera is equipped with a new Dual Gain Output (DGO) sensor and, like the full-frame digital cinema camera EOS C500 Mark II has a modular design and interchangeable lens mount, which allows users to easily customize the camera according to consumer needs.
The 4K Super 35mm DGO sensor was recently developed. This visualization system allows you to create content with a high dynamic range, reading each pixel using two separate amplification factors. One gain determines the priority of saturation in bright areas, and the other suppresses noise in the shadow. The result is an image with 16+ stops of the dynamic range, clear saturated shadows and bright highlights with a resolution of up to 4K 60k/s. And in 2K recording mode, the EOS C300 Mark III delivers recording speeds of up to 180k/s. The ISO sensitivity range is from 100 to 102,400.
Canon C300 Mark III is equipped with the latest Canon DIGIC DV 7 video processor. The camera provides smoother and more efficient 4K and HDR recording and can handle high-speed video recording, including 4K at 120k/s.
It uses the Cinema RAW Light codec, a useful tool that helps reduce the file size from about one third to one-fifth of a similar Cinema RAW file without losing quality. In addition to being able to record 4K and 2K RAW data without using an external recorder, the camera also supports XF-AVC (with the choice of Intra or LongGOP), offering flexible recording duration options.
The Canon EOS C300 Mark III comes with 13 accessories, such as a 4.3-inch LCD monitor and GR-V1 pen. In addition, users can choose from a wide range of optional accessories that allow them to customize the EOS C300 Mark III to suit their preferences.
Optional accessories include the EVF-V70 electronic viewfinder, SU-15 shoulder support unit, and EU-V1 and EU-V2 expansion units. The EU-V1 expansion unit allows you to generate, synchronize, remotely use and connect to an Ethernet network, while the EU-V2 expansion unit has features such as connecting a battery with a V-mount, two analog XLR audio ports and 241V DC output. In addition, mount kits (sold separately) allow users to replace an EF mount with an EF-Cinema mount or PL.
Price and availability
Canon EOS C300 Mark III has been priced at $10,999 for Camera Body and is now available to buy through the Bhphotovideo.com store.
Canon CINE-SERVO 25-250mm T2.95
CINE-SERVO 25-250mm T2.95 is the new broadcast lens designed for use with 4K cinema cameras. The lens is available for both the EF and PL mount, it is equipped with a 1.5x extender with 10x optical zoom. The lens is suitable for live broadcasts of documentaries, news, and entertainment TV shows. It’s compactness and weight are its plus points.
The new lens is suitable for cameras with a Super 35mm sensor. While a 10x zoom covers a focal length of 25-250mm, the built-in extender extends the range to 375mm.
The servo that comes with the 25-250mm lens can be easily removed to provide manual focus control. The version of the lens with the EF mount allows you to use Canon’s proprietary Dualpixel focus, which provides smooth autofocus and high tracking speed, and the version with the PL mount supports Cooke / i Technology.
Price and availability
The price of the new CINE-SERVO 25-250mm T2.95 Canon zoom lens is $29,999 for both EF and PL mounts and it is also available to buy via the Bhphotovideo.com store.
Canon CJ18EX7.6B KASE S
The new Canon CJ18ex7.6B KASE S lens is designed for use with 4K UHD broadcast cameras that have 2/3-inch sensors and has the same optical characteristics as the existing CJ18ex7.6B IRSE / IASE lens model, except for an optical extension. While delivering 4K UHD image quality at a price that goes well with many of the cheaper 4K cameras on the market. The KJ18ex7.6B KASE S lens has a zoom range of 7.6-137mm.
The lens is compatible with the new Canon ZDJ-G01 Zoom Demand and FDJ-G01 Focus Demand accessories, which provide operators with enhanced functionality.
The compact CASE CJ18ex7.6B KASE S zoom lens delivers high 4K UHD performance across the entire zoom range thanks to Canon’s proprietary optical design technology that incorporates materials such as fluorite and ultra-low dispersion (UD) glass.
In addition, the lens supports a wide color gamut, approved by the UHD broadcast standard ITU-R BT.2020, all the functions necessary for HDR imaging. Ergonomics and digital servo control for the lens are similar to Canon’s current line of portable zoom lenses, providing users maximum mobility in a variety of shooting conditions.
Canon also mentioned their EOS R5 mirrorless camera. Its characteristics were once again confirmed and it was already listed on the BH Photo store will be released to reveal the full potential of the camera.