Canon has tonight announced a new EOS camera, the EOS C300, aimed at professional filmmakers, according to reports from the US.

Canon has tonight announced a new EOS camera aimed at professional filmmakers, according to reports from the US.

NEWS UPDATE 4 NOVEMBER

It is called the EOS C300, according to a live blog published by the website engadget, and reports on Twitter.

The news will disappoint photographers who were expecting to see a Canon EOS 5D Mark III.

Canon engineers apparently used the Canon EOS 5D Mark II to help them develop the new camera.

The announcement, in Hollywood, has yet to be confirmed by Canon UK.