Interesting. Canon’s taking RED head-on with a new digital video camera that aims to output film-quality video. Two versions: one which takes EF (Canon EOS) lenses and one which takes PL movie lenses. Canon are also introducing a series of 4K lenses to go with it.
The Cinema EOS C300 camera is no prosumer model. It’s built specifically for professional work, and its UI and design reflects this. (and of course the price) But it’s also really compact, building on Canon’s extensive DSLR work, so it can be carried and placed in ways impossible with older heavier cameras. Combine that with high ISO (low light shooting without banks of lighting) and its wireless remote capabilities (stick the camera on a crane and control it from the ground) and you’ve got a lot of fascinating possibilities for stuff like TV production and documentary filmmaking.