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Old December 12th, 2014, 07:17 AM   #1
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New compact Canon 4K video camera?

There's a rumor - and only a rumor - that Canon will soon release a small camera to compete with Sony's X70. It will have a 1" sensor, maybe even a Sony sensor. It might have the form factor of the C100, but smaller and with a fixed lens.
Price around $2,500.

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Old December 12th, 2014, 07:21 AM   #2
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Re: New compact Canon 4K video camera?

Very interesting. 4K is definitely getting more and more affordable as the days move forward. Probably by Dec 2015 I may be ready to upgrade all HD gear to 4K.
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Old December 12th, 2014, 07:33 AM   #3
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Re: New compact Canon 4K video camera?

Just keep the C100mk2 in mind, because it is of course very unlikely canon will put out something to detract sales from that
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Old December 12th, 2014, 09:44 AM   #4
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Just keep the C100mk2 in mind, because it is of course very unlikely canon will put out something to detract sales from that
I don't know if the C100 II and the X70 are in competition. Will a Canon "X70" take sales away from its own C100? Maybe, but they really are different cameras, especially price wise (if the price holds true). But I'm sure Canon would love to take some of Sony's X70 business away.
I've always liked the C100's form. To use that in a smaller, 4K camera would be sweet. But they need more of a codec than AVCHD, in my opinion.
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Old January 13th, 2015, 11:50 AM   #5
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Re: New compact Canon 4K video camera?

Canon has all of the pieces and parts in their possession, they have yet to just put them in to one camera all together. They need to strike soon before they have lost too much of the market switching over to 4K.
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Old January 13th, 2015, 08:32 PM   #6
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Re: New compact Canon 4K video camera?

@markkoha: You don't know Canon. They wait and are last with a good solid product. If you buy it, then you get the benefits. However, when you want to move to the next great thing, you have to wait and wait. So if you are the type that always has to have the latest, it may not be a good choice if you want to stay with the brand for more than one go around.YMMV
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Old January 13th, 2015, 08:46 PM   #7
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Re: New compact Canon 4K video camera?

@Mark and @Les:

Actually you're both right. Canon has all of the pieces and parts in their possession right now, true. It's also true that they always wait and are always last with a good solid product. They always let all the other manufacturers go first, and I'm sure that's a key part of their corporate philosophy. They'll do it when the time is right for them, and it'll be last, and it'll be great. And it'll be 20% overpriced and they won't make enough of them.
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Old January 13th, 2015, 11:14 PM   #8
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And it'll be 20% overpriced and they won't make enough of them.
HA -- yes, so true.

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Old January 14th, 2015, 06:08 AM   #9
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What Chris said. So true.
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Old January 15th, 2015, 09:56 AM   #10
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Re: New compact Canon 4K video camera?

So is the general thinking that a c300 mkII is on the way?
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Old January 15th, 2015, 10:24 AM   #11
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Re: New compact Canon 4K video camera?

no-one knows, until Canon introduces a successor.
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Old January 16th, 2015, 03:59 PM   #12
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I was always terrible at waiting for Christmas as a kid and I am no better as an adult waiting for new tech. Even though I have pretty much decided I am getting a C100 mkII.
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Old January 17th, 2015, 05:16 AM   #13
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You can get two c100's for the price of one c300..., that's 2 packages under the Christmas tree :)
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Old January 20th, 2015, 10:13 AM   #14
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Can't say that in my current state I would ever pony up for a C300. A C100 is right in my wheelhouse though. It's just the problem of having to get lenses too.
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Old January 20th, 2015, 10:20 AM   #15
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You know what they say, the best camera is what YOUR money can buy. :) Plenty of other much cheaper options out there.
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