NAB 2012: Canon is developing the EOS C500, a camera that will offer 4K RAW output and will be available with the manufacturer’s EF mount and PL mount.
It follows the November launch of the EOS C300, which was the first camera in Canon’s Cinema EOS System range.
The C500 will be based on the C300 but will support 4K RAW video capture and 444 sampling during 2K capture.
The camera will shoot frame rates up to 120p in 4K and 2K resolution for high-speed video capture in high resolution.
A prototype of the C500 will be on display at NAB in Las Vegas this week.
The camera will be available from Q4 and will be priced at £20,000.
Canon also announced that it plans to expand its range of EF and PL glass with four new zoom lenses.
Canon said the new models, which are in development, will support 4K resolutions.
The expanded EF Cinema Lens series will include two wide-angle cinema zoom lenses, the CN-E15.5-47mm T2.8 L S (EF mount) and CN-E15.5-47mm T2.8 L SP (PL mount), alongside two telephoto cinema zoom lenses, the CN-E30-105mm T2.8 L S (EF) and CN-E30-105mm T2.8 L SP (PL).
The lenses will be available from September 2012.