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Canon EOS C300 pre-orders begin at $15,999, cinema lenses run $40K

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Today, you can pre-order both the EF and PL mount versions of the Canon's EOS C300 Super 35mm CMOS rig for $15,999 each.

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Canon told us to expect a $20,000 price tag and a staggered release for its EOS C300 cinema camcorder, but the company's doing a bit better than its word: today, you can pre-order both the EF and PL mount versions of the Super 35mm CMOS rig for $15,999 each. That's just the body-only price, mind you, so you'll still need some heavy-duty optics to go with it (if you don't have some L glass sitting around), and Canon's hoping to tempt you with its CN-E 14.5-60mm T2.6 L S and CN-E 30-300mm T2.95-3.7 L S zoom lenses for $42,750 and $44,650 respectively. We don't know how those values stack up against industry norms, but that's definitely outside our prosumer budget. In a world that's gradually transitioning to higher resolutions, do you agree with Canon that 1080p is the place to be? Vote with your dollars at our source link. According to B&H, the cameras and lenses will ship sometime after January 30th, and while you wait, you can take a look at our hands-on pictures below.