Canon EOS C300 Will Be Released on January 31st in Japan 0

There are currently a lot of rumors in the grapevine about up-and-coming shooters and lenses for Canon. There’s the Canon 5D Mark III, which is said to come with 7D auto-focus and a 21-megapixel sensor. There’s also talk going around about the impending update for the Canon EOS EF 24-70 F/2.8L II, which will come with external zoom but without an image stabilizer.

But let’s give the rumor mills a rest for now and focus instead on a digital cinema camera that has already been announced: the Canon EOS C300.

Canon EOS C300

The EOS C300 is Canon’s first foray into digital cinema. The C300 will be equipped with Canon’s DIGIC DV III image processor and a 9.84-megapixel CMOS sensor  (which is 8.29-megapixel effective) with Super 35 format capabilities. You can shoot at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, and 59.94 fps at ISOs that range from 320 to 20,000.

B&H Photo previously said that the C300 would be on sale “sometime after January 30th” with a $15,999 price tag. The CN-E 14.5-60mm T2.6 L S and CN-E 30-300mm T2.95-3.7 L S zoom lenses that can be used with it are priced at $42,750 and $44,650 respectively.

Now AV Watch has revealed that the 1080p shooter will go on sale in Japan on January 31st. It will be priced at a cool 1.5 million yen, which is approximately $19,000.

[The Verge]