Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Canon's next Pro video cam

Thinking of getting a Sony HDR-AX2000 or HXR-NX5U? Chris Hurd at makes things more interesting for you with news of Canon's next pro-camera. Though there's no model number, price or availability, they are working up a solid-state version of the XH G1S, and you can see photos of the prototype at the above link.

Like the Sony model, it appears to rework an existing model (with maybe a few more body tweaks than Sony's models) and add dual-card recording; probably in AVCHD format. The camera will use three-CCDs, and is not based on the chip(s) from Canon's DSLR's (there had been rumors that Canon would bring out a more video-centric camera based on the imaging technology in the DSLRs, but it looks like that won't happen this year.)

According to another poster on dvinfo, Canon told him at CES that the model will be announced at NAB.

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