Canon’s EOS Cinema Cameras Can Now Shoot at ISO 80,000; But We’re Not Sure Why You’d Want To


Canon announced a brand new firmware update for their Cinema EOS cameras recently that allows the C100, C300, and C500 to shoot at ISO 80,000. Why? Well, we’re not quite sure why one would want to do that unless they’re shooting in black and white. But besides the ability to shoot at an absurd ISO level, there are loads of other updates that come via firmware updates today.

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Canon Announces Suggested Pricing on C500: $30,000

Apparently the newly announced C500 may go for around $30,000.

Straight from the press release:

Further details regarding the Cinema EOS C500/C500 PL digital cinematography cameras – including specifications and pricing – have yet to be decided, although preliminary plans are for a suggested list price of approximately $30,000†. Plans also call for these new products to be launched later this year. In addition to targeting a swift launch of these cameras, Canon will continue to enhance other components of its Cinema EOS System product lineup, which is designed to contribute to the continued advancement of tools for visual expression and the development of cinematic culture.

Head on over to our earlier post covering all you need to know about the new announcements from NAB 2012.

Everything You Really Need to Know About Canon’s Announcements at NAB 2012

NAB is right around the corner, and Canon has taken to introducing loads of new products for the videography industry. We previously saw a prototype 4K 1D camera, and it has now been formally announced. Coined as the 1D C (for cinema), the new DSLR seems to take the cake as the current king of HDSLR cameras. With a full frame sensor, 60p Full HD video recording, and 4K capabilities, this seems like a winner…if you have $15,000 to burn.

But wait, there’s more!

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Review: Opteka Excursion C500 Bag

When I bought my Fuji X100, I found that I needed a smaller bag to carry around while doing street photography. I’ve discussed my main bag on this site before, the Tamrac Rally 5, which is great for when I’m hauling around my entire Nikon D7000 kit along with my Fuji X100, my iPad 2, and more, but is a little big for the X100 alone. The Opteka Excursion C500 was recommend to me by a friend, and it seems to be the perfect solution for me.

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