That is not a typo. Canon's newest camera is its first "multi-function" camera and is capable of something entirely refreshing (and maybe even a bit scary): capable of shooting 1080p at an equivalent of over four million ISO, the ME20F-SH can shoot objects that even the naked eye cannot see (objects lit by less than 0.0005 lux of illumination) in Full HD. While all cameras are somewhat multi-purpose by nature, Canon's "multi-function" designation of this camera speaks to the wide range of uses for which the ME20F-SH can be adapted given such features.
The sensor used in the ME20F-SH is a modified version of a 2.26-megapixel, 35mm, full-frame sensor developed in 2013 and features a pixel size about 5.5 times that of leading professional camera bodies. The monstrous low-light capabilities of the 12-megapixel Sony A7S are helped by a pixel pitch of 8.4μm (square that number for a surface area of 70.56μm squared per pixel). The ME20F-SH, meanwhile, has a pixel pitch of 19μm (or a surface area of 321μm squared per pixel), allowing it to gather an incredible amount of light, needless to say.
It's important to note that while four million sound like and is a very impressive ISO number, another way to consider this fact is that it is "only" about 3.5 stops more capable than the Sony A7S' max ISO of 409,600.
The ME20F-SH features a body conducive to mounting in a variety of rig types thanks to its square form and multiple external ports for a bevy of external recording and/or streaming options. A Canon EF mount with a cinema-mount-style locking mechanism further expands the versatility of the ME20F-SH by opening it up to a wide and established lens line-up.
The ME20F-SH will ship this December at a possibly (you tell us) reasonable $30,000. Read the full press release here and/or see more specs and images below.