Just days ago Canon displayed a Concept 4K camera. There will be many changes when it is released – I wonder when but it is very interesting that Canon is entering this High Definition Market. Canon is probably leveraging the increased interest in HD-SLR Cameras (Video capable DSLRs). Currently their is nothing between the current crop of HD-SLRs and a fully fledged 4K camera – well, not until RED Scarlet comes to market.
However, there are questions:
- What price will this come in at? $5000? or more?
- What codec will be used?
- What bit rate?
- What sacrifices are being made to get a 4K sequence of images from a 2/3″ sensor.
Regardless of that, it is exciting. RED Scarlet will probably come out before the Canon 4K, but that may be doubtful because RED’s focus is on the EPIC first.
All I can say is: Bring it on.
More information (and photos of the camera): Canon 4k concept camera and first images from Canon Expo in NY
[Photo(modified) of a Canon Camera by jessi.bryan]