We didn't have much detail on when the Canon EOS C300 would be made available, beyond B&H Photo letting us know it'd be "sometime after January 30th." It turns out the retailer was pretty much on the money, though, as the 1080p-shooting cinema camcorder will go on sale in Japan the very next day along with its 14.5-60mm T2.6L lens. Chances are the US release will follow shortly after, as we were told to expect a staggered global launch. If you just can't wait, though, you should know that while it'll go for a pre-tax price of $15,999 in the US, Canon expects Japanese retailers to sell the C300 for a cool 1.5 million yen. That's over $19,000, inclusive of 5% sales tax — but if you can afford the camera in the first place, it may be a small premium to pay for the bragging rights.
Canon EOS C300 set for January 31st release in Japan
The Canon EOS C300 will go on sale in Japan on January 31st, for a price of 1.5 million yen. A US release should follow shortly.