Originally Posted by Tugela
So, it appears from the rumor sites that these cameras are almost on us, and both will shoot 4K video.
They will likely be using the same processor as the C200. And the stills analog of that processor (which would be the Digic 8) will be able to shoot 4K as well, which means that we will be seeing a deluge of 4K capable cameras coming out from Canon later this year or in early 2018, such as higher end powershots, the 7D3, the next Rebel, and the next full version of the M series (not the baby ones).
Should be interesting times ahead.
Ken will be forced to buy yet more cameras!
Is that XG10 supposed to be a model with the current G-series palmcorder form factor? It's high time for a worthy replacement for the Sony FDR- AX100/PXW-X70 which are not only quite long in the tooth but in a market position nobody, including Sony themseves, have even bothered challenging (until now?)
I believe a really compact true professional camera in a camcorder form factor still has its place in today's markets dominated by not so compact interchangeable lens cinema cameras, mirrorless, and DSLRs. A lot of professional videographers I know don't care one bit about stills features of the cameras they use but they occasinally have to resort to the use of DSLRs and mirrorless due to cost and availability. None of them seems to like the stills form factor when shooting video, especially for extended periods and the real hassle of making it more comfortable, or useable by adding in the rods, rails, follow focus mechanisms, ND matteboxes, audio interface etc. Whereas the usual requirements on the videos themselves are hardly cutting edge by any standards of today's pro video assignments e.g. 1080p up to 50p and 4K up to 25p or maybe 50p for provisional slow-mo posts. 8-bit 4:2:0 is mostly acceptable while 10-bit 4:2:2 at any resolution level may be preferable but is often not required. I have shot with the Canon C100 series cameras in 8-bit 4:2:0 1080p 24 and 28-Mbps AVCHD and the footage always beats the pants off a similar shot shot with my Sony X70 in 10-bit 4:2:2 at 50Mbps. It is the real world viewing by normal people, not the specs, that counts. It is often what people usually see such as well-defined detail, good colors, stable image, smooth camera movement, correct focus, correct exposure, freedom from unnatural artifacts such as macro blocking, jellos, wobbles or warping, and last but not least clean audio.
A 4K palmcorder with a 1" or even slightly smaller sensor size and up to internal 4K/50,60p capability and provisions for external 10-bit 4:2:2, decent stabilization and preferably a phase detection AF system can get the job done more cheaply and easily for quite a lot of people.