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New Canon EOS cinema camera teaser hints at full-frame sensor coming in June 5 announcement

Canon's teased cinema camera looks like it features some updates akin to the EOS R1. (Image source: Canon - edited)
Canon's teased cinema camera looks like it features some updates akin to the EOS R1. (Image source: Canon - edited)
Canon has teased an upcoming EOS cinema camera on its Instagram. While the camera maker gives no indication of what the new cinema camera could be, it seems likely that a C500 III is on the way.

Canon has long since been rumoured to be updating its cinema camera line-up, and it looks like that time is finally upon us, with Canon USA teasing a new cinema camera announcement on June 5 at 12 PM PDT (7 PM GMT).

While the camera maker has given no indication of what is coming on June 5, speculation would suggest that it could either be a C500 Mark III or a companion camera to the recently confirmed Canon EOS R1.

The EOS C500 II (curr. $ launched back in 2019, and, while five years certainly isn't an eternity in the camera world the same way it is for smartphones, it certainly seems like it's about time for an upgrade to an EOS C500 III.

On the other hand, Canon's Instagram teaser shows off part of the front of the camera and part of the lens mount, both of which seem to share some similarities with the Canon EOS R1. For starters, the EF mount on the upcoming cinema camera has the same markings as the EOS R1 — which are different to both the C300 III and C500 II. The lens release button is also identical to the one found on the R1, and the top pyramid, for lack of a better name, is very different to the design of the C500 II and C300 III.

Whatever the case may be, the camera certainly seems more akin to a full-frame C500 or R1 than a Super 35 C300 III or C70 (curr. $4,999.99 on Best Buy). Canon's new cinema camera will be announced on June 5 during a livestream on the official Canon YouTube channel at 12 PM PDT (7 PM GMT).

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Julian van der Merwe, 2024-05-31 (Update: 2024-05-31)