The EOS C300 Mark III camera will be available from June and the CN10X25 IAS S lens is available from July.
Canon Middle East has launched the EOS C300 Mark III – its next-generation Cinema EOS System camera with a new Super 35mm 4K CMOS DGO (Dual Gain Output) sensor, modular design and the ability to record in multiple formats. Canon has also revealed the CN10X25 IAS S – a versatile, 8K-capable 25mm250mm 10x power zoom CINE-SERVO lens with exceptionally broad focal length range and capabilities to extend up to 375mm using its built-in 1.5x optical extender.
In addition to this, the company has also announced new firmware updates for its professional display monitors and Cinema EOS System cameras – enhancing functionality, compatibility and workflow.
EOS C300 Mark III showcases a new DGO sensor that enhances HDR output exceeding 16-stops of dynamic range, configurable design – similar to that of the EOS C500 Mark II launched last year – and ability to record up to 120fps in 4K Cinema RAW Light or XF-AVCi.
The versatile multi-recording format ability of the EOS C300 Mark III promises to provide workflow efficiency to fulfil multiple production requirements across broadcast and cinema. The camera’s ability to internally record 4K Cinema RAW Light provides all the benefits of a RAW file in terms of flexibility in post-production, but in a smaller file size – easing the burden and cost that can come with large file sizes.
In addition to this, the EOS C300 Mark III can record internally in Canon XF-AVC at 4K DCI and UHD at 4:2:2 10-bit, as well as 2K and Full HD. For non-RAW recording in XF-AVC, professionals can select ALL-I or Long GOP to film with high compression for efficient workflow and longer recording times. When recording 2K or Full HD in Super 35mm, footage boasts the 4K sensor’s full capabilities. This recording is downsampled internally to record the footage at the resolution selected by the user – providing higher image quality and uncompromised field of view.
The camera can be configured using two different optional Expansion Units (EU-V1 and EU-V2) – both which add extra connection terminals to the camera body and expand the camera’s compatibility with various styles of shooting.
With optics and compact and lightweight design, the versatile 4K and 8K-capable CN10X25 IAS S CINE-SERVO lens looks to meet multiple production needs. The camera is ideal for professionals looking to filming high-quality productions across a wide range of genres such as drama, commercials, sports and documentary.
For these reasons, the lens makes a great pairing with the likes of the new EOS C300 Mark III. With its 11-blade aperture, a soft and subject popping bokeh is achieved with warm colour tones for superior image quality and cinematic rendering. When used with Canon’s Cinema EOS System cameras, including the EOS C300 Mark III, it offers top image quality, operability and reliability the industry is looking for.
The ergonomic drive unit of the CN10X25 IAS S is detachable, suiting a multitude of broadcast and cinema production requirements. Its lens mount can also be interchanged between EF and PL mount.
Canon also announced an update for seven models of its professional 4K reference displays – the DP-V3120, DP-V2421, DP-V2420, DP-V2411, DP-V2410, DP-V1711, and DP-V1710 – improving various functions and performance for a strengthened 4K/HDR workflow.
Canon Middle East also launched the CJ18ex7.6B KASE – a compact and lightweight 2/3” 4K broadcast zoom lens with exceptional performance, operability, and affordability. Canon also announced more specifications of the EOS R5 ahead of its official launch.
Canon Middle East also announced a firmware update for its Cinema EOS System cameras. The updates include added lens compatibility between the EOS C700 FF, EOS C700/C700GS, EOS C300 Mark II, chromatic aberration and peripheral illumination correction functions and the lens metadata recording, XF-AVC Long GOP and XF-AVC proxy recording formats added to the EOS C500 Mark II to meet industry requirements and for compatibility with multiple workflows.
Commenting on the new products, Binoj Nair, Marketing Director B2C Business Unit, Canon Middle East, said: “The EOS C300 range has always been a successful offering to the cinematic industry. We pride ourselves in listening to the floating demands, concerns and needs of the filmmakers, and thus, not only implementing but exceeding their expectations. This camera along with the lens provides a dynamic range with a superb image sensor technology, a combination that it is set to be a true game-changer for creative filmmaking.”