Kenko C-Mount Camera System

February 3, 2011 | Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera | 11 Comments | |
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Kenko are showcasing an interchangeable lens compact camera system based around the C-mount standard. Originally designed for movie camera lenses, the C-mount measures 1 inch in diameter. Mockups of no less than 14 lenses and a camera body are currently on display at the Tokyo International Gift Show in Japan (Kenko’s stand pictured above). The Kenko C-Mount Camera System will be priced at around 30,000 Yen with release in Japan planned for Summer 2011.

Website: Kenko-Tokina

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#1 Antony Shepherd

Wonder how large the sensor is?
You can use c-mount lenses on a micro four-thirds camera (with adaptor), although there is vignetting depending on the lens.

3:55 pm - Thursday, February 3, 2011

#2 Mark Pearson

Are Kenro at Focus 2011 in Birmingham?

if so, will drop by and have a look.

12:17 am - Friday, February 4, 2011

#3 Lilya Corneli

Wonder how much will that cost in Europe..

12:36 am - Friday, February 4, 2011

#4 Mike

Can't wait for it to hit the U.S. market!

2:48 am - Friday, February 4, 2011

#5 Matthew

This looks like a beast of a lens! I await the UK price to be announced, just so as I can drool!!

3:09 am - Friday, February 4, 2011

#6 Alan, Photographer Syndey

Wow 30,000 YEN... If my maths is correct that's only US$370. I hope the lens quality is high as this will make the perfect addition to my kit.

9:51 am - Friday, February 4, 2011

#7 Pedro Almeida

The sensor is around 1/2.33 (crop factor x5.6). This is basically a low end compact camera with interchangable lens, not really exciting, except for the fast lens available. But no video is a letdown.

1:08 pm - Sunday, February 6, 2011

#8 Richard

It's rubbish then. Where oh WHERE is the old 2/3" sensor? It would be a great match for 2/3" and 1" CCTV lenses and it would produce good images.

5:25 am - Saturday, February 12, 2011

#9 Event Photography Southampton

Can't wait to see this at Focus next month!

3:41 pm - Monday, February 14, 2011

#10 Greyeye Wedding Photography Yorkshire

Jesus that lens looks big. Any idea on the price tag or wheres my best bet to get this cheap?

12:38 pm - Thursday, February 17, 2011

#11 Leonor

perfect for photographers! I do have nikon, but i think I should see more about kenko

1:09 pm - Friday, February 8, 2013