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Canon EOS C300 Mark III Camcorder to be Announced Soon

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Canon USA has announced that they will be holding a livestream, or virtual press conference, on April 20th for their “new professional imaging products and technologies”.

We can assume that Canon will be focusing on their cine and camcorder product lines in the livestream. This will probably be the rumored Canon EOS C300 Mark III camcorder. According to the latest rumors, the next cinema camera will likely be called the “Canon EOS C300 Mark III”.

Besides this new camcorder, the company could announce all the details about the new Canon EOS R5 full frame mirrorless camera, as well as the much-rumoured EOS R6, said to be a more affordable step-down model from the R5. The new Canon EOS R5 camera already listed at Adorama and B&HPhoto.

Below are the rumored specifications of Canon EOS C300 Mark III :

  • Most likely will be called C300 Mk III (almost 100% confirmed)
  • The same body as the C500 Mk II and  accessories
  •  the same optical axis as the C200 and C700 cameras, so the bridge plates, shoulder mounts, and rod supports are the same
  • It sports a 4K super 35 sensor with the capability of recording 4K120 without crop in Cinema RAW Light format
  • It also has a “dual ISO” function when recording in XF-AVC
  • It has an anamorphic de-squeeze function and false-color built in for monitoring (with the C300 Mk II you had to use an external monitor with these functions)

Press release:

Canon U.S.A to Host Virtual Press Conference for New Professional Imaging Products and Technologies

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 30, 2020 –– Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that they will be hosting a Virtual Press Conference to unveil the company’s new professional imaging products and technologies. The Virtual Press Conference, which will be streamed on the Canon U.S.A. website at usa.canon.com/VPC2020, is scheduled to air on Monday, April 20, 2020, at 1:00 PM EDT/10:00 AM PT.

“As Canon continues to monitor the global response surrounding the spread of COVID-19, the effects of which have impacted every aspect of our lives, we would like to thank everyone for their understanding and ongoing support during this challenging time,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president, and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc “The road ahead is long and filled with uncertainty, but when the broadcast and cinema industries are ready to resume ‘normal’ activities, Canon wants them to know we will be there to continue to support professionals with new products and technologies that meet their needs.”

The new Canon broadcast and cinema products featured during the Virtual Press Conference are aligned with the current and growing needs of the respective industries such as 4K UHD and HDR, as well as evolving technologies.

For more information and the latest updates, please visit usa.canon.com/VPC2020 and follow us on Twitter at @CanonUSAprovideo and Instagram @canonusaprovideo.

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