Canon has just announced their first truly professional cinema class camera – a super 35mm sized 4K sensor in a small, 3.6 lb body. The EOS C300 is available with either EOS or PL mounts and records to CF cards with an ISO range of 320 to 20,000.
With real timecode, XLR audio, built-in neutral density filters and other pro features, Canon has successfully bridged the gap between their still camera based HDSLR world and true professional video cameras.
Both the EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL are expected to be available at dealers in early 2012, at an estimated selling price of less than $20,000 – actual start of sales and pricing is TBA.
Film maker Vincent Laforet has had the camera for a few months to review and shot this film using the new EOS C300. Check it out in full 1080p HD here :