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FOUR new Canon cameras on the way – and a brand new Cinema EOS R line?

FOUR new Canon cameras on the way – including brand new Cinema EOS R line?
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As if releasing the R5 and R6 weren't already enough, Canon is apparently set to launch four more cameras – including a pair of RF-mount cine cameras, which will lay the foundations for a brand new Cinema EOS R line. 

Although the Canon EOS R5 was touted as being a versatile B-camera for use in production environments, it's not a cinema camera – but clearly Canon intends for its existing Cinema EOS line to transition to the RF mount ecosystem, so that its best cinema cameras can make use of the new generation of RF glass. 

That's where the two new RF cameras, unofficially being referred to as the Canon EOS R300 and Canon EOS R200, come into play, according to a new report by Canon Rumors. The new products are set to be revealed later this month, ahead of IBC 2020 (dedicated to broadcast imaging products) in mid-September.

The R300 is set to sit alongside the Canon EOS C300 Mark III and carries these purported specs:

• Super 35mm 4K DGO sensor (same as the Cinema EOS C300 Mark III)
• No IBIS
• RF Mount
• Internal ND (10 Stops)
• CLog 2 & CLog 3
• 4:2:2 10bit onto SD cards up to 4K120 and 2K180
• No RAW capability internally at launch
• BP-A batteries
• Price: $6299 USD

In a similar vein, the R200 is the RF mount counterpart to the existing Canon EOS C200 line and looks like this: 

• Super 35mm 4K sensor (same as the Cinema EOS C200)
• No IBIS
• RF Mount
• Internal ND (10 Stops)
• CLog 2 & CLog 3
• 4:2:0 8bit internally onto SD cards up to 4K60 & 1080/120
• No RAW
• Dual LP-E6NH battery slot
• Price: $3499 USD

Canon isn't stopping there, though. In addition to its dedicated cinema camera lineup, the manufacturer is also refreshing its range of camcorders featuring one-inch image sensors: 

Canon XF505
• Replacement for the XF205
• Same 1″ sensor as the XF705
• 12G-SDI output and SD cards
• An integrated zoom lens with 15x zoom
• BP-A batteries

Canon XC20
• Replacement for the XC10/XC15
• Same 1″ sensor as the XF705
• CFexpress slot for internal RAW recording
• SD cards for XF-AVC/MP4 recording
• An integrated lens with 10x zoom and constant f2.8 aperture
• LP-E6NH batteries

The move into cinema camera territory represents a very broad and exciting target market for the RF mount system, especially given its seamless compatibility with Canon's existing EF and cine lenses. We look forward to seeing what's actually revealed at IBC next month! 

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