Johnnie Behiri, a freelance cameraman for the British Broadcasting Company (BBC), was able to secure a pre-production version of the full-frame Canon 6D, resulting in the first sample footage publicly released shown above and below, much to the delight of eagerly-awaiting pixel-peepers.
Both B&H and Adorama have just opened the option to pre-order Canon’s new flagship DSLR, the EOS-1D X, becoming the first major online retailers to do so and with it confirming the date in which the first units will begin matriculating their way through the market.
Now that the dust has begun to settle on the 5D Mark III announcement, our “what’s next?” mentality will undoubtedly begin to surface if it hasn’t already done so. Thankfully, it seems as though Canon won’t keep us waiting too long, as their latest tease, shown above and similar to the pre-C300 announcement campaign, has brought out immense speculation on what will be unveiled at NAB 2012.
Unfortunately, the originally scheduled due date of March won’t pan out for Canon’s flagship DSLR, as the camera maker has announced that the EOS-1D X’s release has been has been pushed back to “late April.”
B&H has opened up pre-orders on the Canon EOS C300, revealing a concrete price-point at which U.S. retailers will start to move Canon’s digital cinema camera out the door for. Both the EF and PL mount C300 bodies will set you back $15,999, while the Canon cine-zooms could be yours for a mere $40,000+ (ouch!):
The infamous EOS 3D has been a staple of the Canon camera rumor mill for nearly the last decade, with first reports of a possible release dating back to 2004. Yes… 2004! But of course, that hasn’t stopped the year to year speculation from giving us hope in the belief the 3D actually exists.
The world can now sleep a little tighter this Christmas as Mr. Bloom himself has revealed his personal thoughts of the time spent with Canon’s EOS C300. I won’t do Philip the disservice of reintegrating his likes and dislikes, which have been covered thoughtfully in the video above, but hopefully his opinions of the camera won’t be met with the same backlash the prior review of the RED Scarlet was met with… Hopefully.
We’ve already seen the new 61-point autofocus system, DIGIC 5+ image processor, and overhauled auto-exposure thoroughly explained in the first three parts of the EOS-1D X on film series, while the fourth video will tackle the camera’s internal mechanisms and revamped controls, including: the more responsive mirror, allowing for the incredible 12fps continuous burst rate and reduced shutter lag, the built-in Gigabit Ethernet port, and overhauled Ultrasonic Wave Motion Cleaning (UWMC) system to name a few.
Inspired by a recent Planet5D poll, and due to the fact that the Canon EOS C300′s price seems to be as grey as a clouded winter morning, I thought I would turn the question to The Digital Visual readers and see where the general consensus lies.