Canon C500

 

Virtual Expo

Back in September, Canon announced that they were developing an 8k resolution cinema camera to be released with an 8k workflow and display unit. Canon Rumors had a wonderful write up here.

Canonvirtualtour

 

  The Cinema EOS System 8K camera being developed will be equipped with a Canon Super 35 mm-equivalent CMOS sensor that makes possible high-resolution 8,192 x 4,320 pixel (approximately 35.39 million effective pixels) imaging performance even at a frame rate of 60 frames per second with 13 stops1 of dynamic range and a richly expressive wide color gamut.

 
Canon8kcamera

 

Canon 8k camera specs

 

Big Resolution With A Purpose

Additionally, for those that couldn’t make it to New York for Canon’s Expo 2015, the expo’s website had virtual walk-through with the new camera on display. Most likely to be the Mk II update to the C500, the new 8k camera will provide cinematographers the ability to record subtle changes in light to give a more realistic perspective. I would expect that this new camera is going to push the limits of film making even future with more realistic, engaging imagery.