Not much is known about this new, smaller 4K camera apart from the 1 inch CMOS Sensor and the 10 times optical zoom lens (24-240mm equivalent with an aperture of f2.8 to f5.6).
The other similar cameras on the market are the Sony FDR-AX100 and the Panasonic FZ 1000, both of which also have 1 inch sensor and shoot 4K video.
Rumors have been circulating about the successor to the Canon 5D Mark III that will have 4K video recording (likely with a unsatisfying video codec if Canon remains consistent in its approach).
The main rumor has been 28mp, 9fps, and 4K video, to be released around September. One other source has suggested 32mp and a release date that makes it questionable if it will be out before the year end.
In a recent interview one of the Canon high up staff acknowledged that Canon as a company needs to move faster in releasing its products. Let’s hope the Mark IV will surprise us as the Mark III was a disappointing update from the Mark II.
Andrew Reid from EOSHD has compared the video footage from the previously $15,000 Canon C300 to the video footage from the $1,500 Samsung NX1 mirrorless hybrid camera. The Canon C300 has useful features that the Samsung NX1 doesn’t have so it’s not an apples to apples comparison, but the 4k video quality from the Samsung NX1 is impressive.
The results speak for themselves:
You can read Andrew’s full post here.