New Canon cinema camera includes global shutter, support for anamorphic

Canon Cine EOS C700
Neal Romanek
September 1st 2016 at 11:03AM : By Neal Romanek

Canon has also released a new 4K camcorder for newsgathering and 2nd unit cinematography

Canon has announced a new high end cinema camera, the EOS C700, available in two models.

Both models, the EOS C700 (EF/PL) and EOS C700 GS PL, capture 4K video footage internally up to 59.94P/50P and 2K up to 200p/240p (sensor crop mode). They can capture 4K RAW up to 100P/120P using an optional dockable Codex RAW recorder. 

The cameras are modular in design and include support for the Apple ProRes format for the first time. The EOS C700 GS PL is also the first Cinema EOS camera with a global shutter.

Anamorphic lenses are supported, along with a range of EF and PL lenses, plus the ability to use compatible Canon broadcast lenses with the optional B4 mount adapters (in Full HD mode). The EOS C700 with EF mount with Cinema Lock and EOS C700 PL with Cook/i support can swap mounts by Canon service, if user requirements change.

Canon EOS C700

The cameras use the Canon Super 35mm CMOS sensor with a maximum pixel count of 4.5K (EOS C700 GS PL at 4.2K). 4K DCI or 4K UHD can be recorded up to 810Mbps. Both models have an ISO of up to 102,400 and built-in ND filters, with up to 10-stops of control. Supporting Canon Log 3, Log 2 and Log Gammas, the EOS C700 (EF/PL) is capable of recording up to an 15-stops of Dynamic Range (14-stops with the EOS C700 GS PL).

The EOS C700 (EF/PL) provides a wide range of colour space options, including the Canon Cinema Gamut, BT.2020, and DCI-P3, as well as support for ACES 1.0 workflow. The camera also supports HDR monitoring with SMPTE ST.2084. All versions of the EOS C700 can connect directly to the DP-V2420, Canon’s newly released 4K high luminance reference monitor that supports the new ITU-R BT.2100 standard for HDR output.

The EOS C700 can record high bitrate 4K files internally to dual CFast 2.0, supporting both XF-AVC and ProRes formats and simultaneous record 4K RAW files to an external recorder.

Equipped with an Ethernet (RJ45) terminal, the EOS C700 allows broadcasters to live stream full HD footage via the internet, and also can be connected to a wireless network using the optional wireless file transmitter (WFT-E6B/WFT-E8).

Canon has worked with Codex to provide an integrated recording and workflow solution. The combination of the dockable Codex RAW recorder (CDX-36150) with the Canon EOS C700 allows for high-speed 4K RAW recording at up to 120 frames per second. Future firmware upgrades will include 4.5K RAW recording at up to 100 fps, 4K Apple ProRes at up to 60 fps, and Apple 2K ProRes at up to120 fps.

The system offers a range of optional accessories including a new 0.7’in OLED viewfinder system, the EVF-V70, which offers Full HD resolution (1920x1080) with a wide colour gamut. The optional Remote Operational Unit OU-700 can control the camera when shooting with a multi-member team. For newsgatherers and high-end documentary makers, a Shoulder Support Unit, the SU-15, and new Shoulder Style Grip Unit, the SG-1, will be available.

The EOS C700 will be on show next week at IBC2016 in Amsterdam.

Canon EOS C700 accessories


A new camcorder, the XC10

Canon has also unveiled a new compact 4K (UHD) and full HD video camcorder with stills capability, aimed at content creators such as news gatherers and independent or documentary filmmakers. Called the XC15, the camera retains elements from Canon's XC10 as well as adding a microphone adapter with dual XLR inputs for professional audio capture, fast autofocus and a 24p frame rate option.

Canon XC15 oblique view

The XC15 records with Canon Log, providing the same 12 stops of dynamic range in Canon’s EOS C500. The camera records UHD (3840x2160) 4K footage at 25p or 24p to an internal CFast 2.0 card at up to 305Mbps, or Full HD to an SD card at up to 50Mbps. The option to record at 24p, combined with a ‘Look’ setting feature, is aimed at enabling cinematographers to integrate footage into existing workflows. The shutter speed and shutter angle modes further support the camera’s operator to work in a more familiar way.

Canon XC15

Built on feedback from XC10 users, the XC15 includes the MA-400, a microphone adapter which allows professional grade audio to be recorded via dual XLR connections that accept balanced and unbalanced microphones and line level audio inputs.

Canon hopes the ability of the XC15 to extract 8.29MP still images when used in 4K (UHD) recording mode will appeal to newsgatherers, as well as its autofocus which includes face detection. The XC15 has a wide ISO range, from 100 to 20000, and a built-in ND filter. The XC15 features a 1.0 type CMOS sensor and Canon’s DIGIC DV5 image processor. The camera also features a 10x Optical Zoom lens with Canon’s image stabilisation technology.

The XC15 features built-in dual band Wi-Fi for Live View and remote control through a browser or smart devices.

Canon XC15 accessories