Will Canon’s concept camera be the long-awaited EOS 5D Mark III? – British Journal of Photography

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At the November 3rd announcements, Canon not only announced the Canon EOS C300 but a new Cinema EOS DSLR (see our interview on the camera) and this seems to have confused many – and we thought our interview with Erik Allin clearly let people know that the EOS Cinema DSLR wouldn't be the Canon EOS 5D Mark III – but we keep getting asked that question, and the folks at the British Journal of Photography backed us up – so we thought we'd pass their article along.

Snippet of BJP article

When Canon announced that it was developing a new concept digital SLR with 4K video recording capabilities, photographers wondered whether the new model would be the long-awaited EOS 5D Mark III.

And while the new concept camera has so far remained unnamed, Mike Owen, Canon's European professional communication manager, in an interview with BJP's news and online editor Olivier Laurent at the Cinema EOS launch event in Berlin, confirmed that the camera [pictured above] will not be part of the firm's EOS range of still cameras.

“The Cinema EOS system is a system,” he tells BJP. “It will have multiple products as the EOS product line has, and the thing that will tie all of this together will be the lens mount, because we feel that our lenses are one of our key assets. But when it comes to the concept camera, that will be part of the Cinema system, and the still EOS range will continue to develop as it has been over the past few years.”

via this BJP article

The Cinema EOS DSLR is not the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

So there you go – we've got some exciting times coming up! Not only is a new Cinema EOS DSLR coming (likely in late 2012 according to my sources), but we still get to look forward to the Canon EOS 5D Mark III!

Oh, and read more details in the BJP article

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)


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