The cinema camera will be eligible for an upgrade that adds autofocus during video recording, the same feature found on the consumer-grade 70D.
Those using Canon's lower-end cinema camera can soon spend $500 for a sensor that improves autofocus performance. The dual-pixel technology debuted this year on Canon's 70D SLR.
It remains to be seen how well it works in the real world, but the new dual-pixel autofocus technology shows promise in Canon's promotional video about its latest SLR.
With Photokina starting next week, a midrange camera important to the fate of Canon and its SLR customers appears imminent.