The drawing above shows what Canon’s rival to the GH5 will look like. It is based on the form factor they introduced with the XC10 but features several ergonomic improvements and an interchangeable lens mount. The lens mount appears to support EF lenses and has a locking mechanism. However there seems to be even more going on with the lens mount than meets the eye.
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. ”
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?
The Canon XC10 is underrated on paper, not least by me! Having very little interest in one I decided anyway to give it a try.
Glad I did.
The Sony RX10 – $999. OLED EVF. Check. Raw stills, check. F2.8 (constant) Zeiss zoom. Check. The Canon XC10 – $2500 – none of the above.
Canon have a real problem in my opinion. They’re not listening to enthusiasts at all.
They claim the XC10 is an “enthusiast camera” and for aspiring filmmakers.
Actually it is a POV camcorder where you want a bit better quality than a GoPro.
The Canon C300 Mark II specs are now out and you can see my opinion of the new camera below. As well as the C300 Mark II, Canon also announced the XC10 today, a 4K bridge camera with 12MP 1″ sensor.
One is a winner and one isn’t!