Why Canon lacks a 4K B-cam

On the EOSHD Forum recently, filmmaker Oliver Daniel raised a very good point about the Canon C200 –

“It’s a professional camera, used for professional jobs that pay well. (or it’s an expensive hobby camera!) For this purpose, you then have to start thinking about smaller B and C cameras – and this is where the prospect falls. Sony has an A7S II, A7R II, RX10, RX100, A6500, A99II, A9…. many options in different sizes and purposes for an easy multi-camera workflow. ”

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Updated: Canon XC15 to be announced with a breakout audio port – but what else is new?

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Update: Rather an an SDI port, it seems the XC15 is set to feature an audio connector for a set of XLR jacks on a top grip accessory which slots into the hot-shoe similar to the C300. The larger hot-shoe has been redesigned with a screw-thread, again another hint the update is all about accommodating a handle with XLRs.

With a camera so ripe for a change, could we expect anything else or is this yet another disappointment?

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