Canon’s new professional digital cinematography system spans the lens, digital video camcorder and digital SLR camera product categories.The 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. With the debut of the Cinema EOS System, Canon introduced seven new 4K EF Cinema Lenses – four zoom lenses and three single-focal-length models. The company also announced the launch of the EOS C300/C300 PL interchangeable-lens digital video camcorder, equipped with a Super 35-mm-equivalent CMOS sensor, and a new digital SLR camera currently under development that features a 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor supporting the recording of 4K video.
Canon’s Cinema EOS System makes its debut with an all-star cast featuring seven new 4K EF Cinema Lens models: four zoom lenses covering a wide zoom range from 14.5 mm to 300mm – two models each for EF and PL lens mounts – and three single-focal-length lenses for EF mounts. All seven new lenses deliver 4K (4096 x 2160 pixels) optical performance and offer compatibility with Super 35mm-equivalent sensors. Additionally, the three single-focal-length lenses can be used with cameras equipped with 35mm full-frame sensors.The Canon EOS C300/C300 PL is an all new digital video camcorder available in two models: the EOS C300, equipped with an EF lens mount for compatibility with the wide array of lenses that make up Canon’s current interchangeable EF lens lineup; and the EOS C300 PL, offering a PL lens mount for use with industry-standard PL lenses. The camcorder features a Super 35mm-equivalent approximately 8.29-megapixel CMOS sensor ideally suited for digital cinematography.The impressive images created by the combination of Canon EOS digital SLR cameras and EF lenses, known as “EOS Movies,” have already earned their screen credentials on the sets of multiple productions, from television commercials and artist promotion videos to episodic dramas and even major motion pictures.Check out Canon’s Facebook page for more product information and the latest news.