It looks like Canon is finally going to be updating some of the Cinema EOS lineup in 2023, we think a lot of products have been delayed and reworked over the last 12-18 months. It looks like Canon will make a splash at NAB in April in Las Vegas.
We are likely to see a replacement for the Canon Cinema EOS C200 ahead of NAB, and a new C700 series camera ahead of IBC in September.
The Cinema EOS C200 Mark II is rumored to take on a different form factor and slot between the Canon Cinema EOS C70 and Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark III. The naming of the camera is not confirmed, but we don’t see the “C200” name going away. Some product differentiation in form-factor is likely a good idea.
Canon Cinema EOS C200 Mark II
- Same Super 35 4K DGO sensor as the C70 / C300 Mark III
- RF mount
- 4K up to 120 frames
- Cinema RAW Light, XF-AVC and MP4 recording options
- 2x SD UHS-II V90 media slots
- A modular box design, somewhat similar of the Panasonic BS1H camera
- HDMI Type A and 12G-SDI outputs
- The multi-function hot shoe is included for an external XLR module
Canon Cinema EOS C700 Mark II
- User swappable sensors with two offerings at launch: a Super 35 5K Global Shutter sensor and a Full Frame 8K DGO Rolling Shutter sensor
- Both sensor blocks are equipped with a direct RF mount, which can be topped by an EF or LPL mount without the need to remove the RF mount (the whole mount can be assembled on top of the RF mount and mounted to the camera, like Sony did with the VENICE 2)
- Introduction of two new gamma curves: Canon Log 4, designed for HDR productions; and Wide DR Cine, designed for cinematic colors straight out of camera
- 2x CFExpress Type B cards and 1x SD card media slots
- This will be the most CODEC heavy from Canon: XF-AVC, ProRes and Cinema RAW Light can be recorded internally; BRAW and ProRes RAW externally with the Blackmagic VideoAssist and Atomos Ninja+; Cinema RAW with the Codex CDX-36150; and a new module/recorder developed in partnership with RED Digital Cinema to record REDCODE to a proprietary media
- 4x SDI outputs for different monitoring workflows
- Camera design is somewhat closer to the C300 Mark III/C500 Mark II design, although a little bit bigger to acomodate the extra I/O terminals
- This camera prototype is already out on the field being tested
A lot of this information seems to be an evolution of previous Cinema EOS rumors.
We also expect to see some RF mount cine prime lenses to finally be announced in 2023, we have been told that they’re based off the Sumire line of lenses, but with some minor updates.
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