Canon EOS C300: ideal for fulldome productions?
A couple of weeks ago Canon announced the EOS C300 along with new cinema lenses.
The camcorder - which features a newly developed 35 mm-equivalent approximately 8.29-megapixel 2160-3840 CMOS sensor (4K resolution) - will be available in two models: the EOS C300 Digital Video Camcorder, equipped with an EF lens mount for compatibility with Canon's current diverse lineup of interchangeable EF lenses for EOS single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras and new EF Cinema Lens lineup; and the EOS C300 PL Digital Video Camcorder, with a PL lens mount for use with industry-standard PL lenses.
It looks like this camera will seek to be putting Red Scarlet and Arri Alexa in their place. NoFilmSchool has a nice article about how prices of the Canon EOS C300 and RED SCARLET-X compare.
The C300 will be available starting in 2012 and will be costing around $20,000 USD in stores, which may very well be hardly affordable to most of the fulldome community. It's more likely that fulldome producers will start making videos with the next Canon DSLR camera rather than with the EOS C300.
None of them will be able to acquire 4K-domemaster sequences at 30 fps, but we're getting closer.
We look forward to seeing great videos popping up taking advantage of this new technologies!
Source: Canon Global News Release
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