Canon announces the EOS C300, 500 and 1-DC cameras in India for cinematographers

In a move to further expand Canon’s penetration in the Indian market and to connect deeper with the Indian consumers, Masaya Maeda, Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer & Global Head - Imaging Communication Products (ICP) division, Canon Inc., on his maiden India visit, today announced Canon India’s entry in the cinematography imaging business domain. The company announced the launch of the Cinema EOS range. Maeda unveiled 3 advanced Cinema EOS range cameras, including the EOS C300, EOS C500 and EOS 1-DC, along with eleven new Cinema EOS lenses. Canon claims that the launch will help the company widen its product portfolio in India and further accelerate the industry's transformation in terms of image capturing effects with technology and innovation.

Canon unveils the EOS C300/ C300 PL, EOS C500 and EOS 1-DC

Canon unveils the EOS C300/ C300 PL, EOS C500 and EOS 1-DC


Canon’s new Cinema EOS System, which offers compatibility with Canon’s wide array of high-performance EF lenses, provides cinematographers with a range of creative possibilities

Canon EOS C300/ C300 PL

The Canon EOS C300/C300 PL is an all new digital video camera available in two models. The EOS C300 is equipped with an EF lens mount for compatibility with the wide array of lenses that make up Canon’s current interchangeable EF lens line-up. The EOS C300 PL, offers a PL lens mount for use with industry-standard PL lenses. The camera features a Super 35 mm-equivalent, approximately 8.29-megapixel CMOS sensor ideally suited for digital cinematography. With a compact body design, the Canon EOS C300/C300 PL delivers exceptional maneuverability, enabling shooting from vantage points all, but inaccessible to large cinema cameras, such as close to the ground for high-impact low-angle shots, and alongside walls. The camera is equipped with four start/stop buttons positioned at various locations to satisfy any preferred camera-holding style. The new camera allows users to adjust image quality to match that of professional cameras and EOS-series digital SLR cameras.

Cinema EOS C500
The Cinema EOS C500 targets both, the motion picture and high resolution digital production industries. The camera will offer 4K RAW outputs and will be available with Canon’s EF mount and the industry-standard PL mount. Supporting the emerging next-generation 4K-resolution video capture and RAW data output, the EOS C500 achieves exceptional video results without any loss in quality. The camera’s uncompressed 4K output unleashes the full potential of Canon’s premium range of EF Cinema Lenses, combining with Canon Log Gamma, which delivers the high-quality video and wide exposure latitude required by digital cinematographers. Highly mobile and compact for filmmaking versatility, the Cinema EOS C500/C500 PL digital cinematography cameras - like Canon's Cinema EOS C300/C300 PL cinematography cameras - provide all of the same ergonomic features.

Cinema EOS 1D-C
The latest addition to the Canon Cinema EOS Product Line combines the convenient form factor of a Digital SLR Camera with Full HD and 4K Video Recording up to 4096 x 2160-Pixel Resolution. Equipped with an 18.1-megapixel full-frame 24mm x 36mm Canon CMOS sensor, the lightweight EOS-1D C provides video recording at 4K (4096 x 2160-pixel) or Full HD (1920 x 1080-pixel) resolution to support high-end motion picture, television production and other advanced imaging applications. The EOS-1D C's full-frame 24 x 36mm 18.1-megapixel Canon CMOS sensor makes possible a wide range of creative imaging expression, such as image-blur effects. Additional features include an expanded sensitivity range of up to ISO 25600 for exceptional motion-imaging results with reduced noise even in low-light settings.

Published Date: Jul 07, 2012 10:43 am | Updated Date: Jul 07, 2012 10:43 am