Canon is has a new platform, the Multi purpose camera. It first product is the ME20F-SH. This small box sized camera is versatile & can fit into smaller spaces. You can use optional accessories to configure the camera for a variety of applications. The camera's sensor feature photosites that measure 19 micrometers, which is 7.5 times larger than the photosites of the nominal Canon 35mm DSLR sensor. This allows the camera to provide excellent low light performance.
This is an HD camera body only and is capable of capturing 1920 x 1080 footage at 59.94P / 59.94i / 50.00P / 50.00i / 29.97P / 25.00P / 23.98P. Professional connectivity includes the HD/3G-SDI connectors and genlock input, allowing the camera to be easily integrated into a multi-camera workflow. The OSD is also available on both the HDMI and the first SDI output.
The ME20F-SH features a built-in filter stack including a clear filter, an ND 1/8, and an ND 1/64, as well as an IR cut filter, this allows you to choose to use the IR cut filter much as you would choose from the built-in ND filters.
Here are some product highlights:
- Up to 4 Million ISO & 12 Stops DR
- Full Frame 35mm CMOS Sensor
- Canon DIGIC DV 4
- Full HD up to 60p
- HD/3G-SDI & HDMI Connectors
- Canon Locking Cinema EF Lens Mount
Featuring an astonishing four million ISO rating, the Canon ME20F-SH Multi-Purpose Camera captures video at up to 1920 x 1080p 60 and supports both NTSC and PAL broadcast frame rates. The camera incorporates a full frame 35mm-sized sensor with approximately 2.26 million pixels. This results in a pixel that is about 7.5 x larger than the pixels on optional Canon Full-frame DSLR cameras, which provides for camera's notable ISO rating.
Looks like Canon is moving into the cinema production space with full force and this body along with its cinema lenses will close the gap even more.