First Unboxing of Canon C300

This is the first unboxing video of Canon’s new EOS C300 cinema camcorder. It surfaced yesterday on Youtube.

Canon EOS C300 was announced late last year in a Hollywood event. Canon has crammed this camera with many features filmmakers have opted for since the introduction of the popular DSLR models:

  • Super 35mm-Size CMOS Sensor
  • EF Lens Mount for Broad Compatibility
  • Canon XF Codec – 4:2:2 50 Mb/s MPEG-2
  • 1920 x 1080
  • Rotating 4″, 1.23 Mp LCD Monitor
  • HD-SDI Output, XLR Inputs
  • Dual CF Card Slots
  • Timecode I/O, Genlock In & Sync Out
  • Canon Log Gamma
  • Modular Design: Removable Grip & Monitor

It will start shipping after Mon, January 30 in the United States. It retails at ($15,999), excluding taxes.

Check B&H for further details.

Check Canon C300 Brochure

Is Canon 5D Mrk III in the Making?

There have been numerous rumors surfacing recently about the possibility that Canon is working secretly on a new DSLR release later this year. Is it going to be the 3rd generation of the famous 5D or the 2nd generation of the cropped sensor 7D?

Whichever is going to turn out to be true, what we really care for are the new features that Canon will introduce to better meet filmmakers’ aspirations and needs. Some of the features that majority of filmmakers and DPs will anticipate:

  • Live histogram to better keep color tones locked in place
  • Audio meter
  • Clean signal out from the HDMI cable to record uncompressed footage
  • Better and improved compression codecs
  • Last but not least, 4K capability in HDSLRs
Is it the 5D III or 7D II?

This photo was taken by Stephen Oachs from Aperture Academy