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What the new Canon C300 can do

I honestly cannot believe the Canon 5D Mark II has been around for three years already. What a camera. The impact it's had on photography - and videography - is immense. And while it's not cheap, it's likely to remain the king (queen?) of full-frame HDSLRs for a while.

Unless you've participated in the 17-month simulated Mars mission, you probably already know that Canon has recently announced its latest baby. The Canon C300 offers film-makers an unbelievably advanced tool - at an ubvelievable price too.

As the camera has not yet been officially released, there have only been a handful of videos showing the camera's output. The latest video, however, is slightly different from the more cinematic samples we've seen so far. As its author, Jonathan Yi, admits, "Canon, not thrilled with my sense of humor, does not credit or condone this video, but I think it shows a lot of the camera's strengths." It certainly does.

If you are a serious filmmaker - and have £14,000 to spend - here's what the money buys you:

For more technical specs see here. Also, the British Journal of Photography has published an interview with Peter Yabsley, responsible for business development at Canon Europe, on how this camera was created.