Canon Cinema EOS C700
The next generation Cinema EOS C700 Digital Cinema Camera is the camera that so many cinematographers having been asking for from Canon and incorporates what Canon has learned through professional feedback over the last five years since the original Cinema EOS C300 was announced. Canon’s new EOS C700 Super35 format camera is designed to be a flexible “A” camera for various types of shooting scenarios. The EOS C700 features both internal 4K ProRes and XF-AVC recording. With the optional 4K Codex CDX-3150 recorder, the EOS C700 is capable of recording uncompressed RAW up to 120 frames per second.
As Canon’s flagship cinema camera, the EOS C700 features the choice of one of two new Super 35mm CMOS sensors. With three models to choose from, users can choose the best tool for their shooting requirements. The EOS C700 is available in both EF and PL versions and features a pixel resolution up to 4.5K, a dynamic range of 15 stops and Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF). The PL mount only EOS C700 GS PL features 14 stops of dynamic range, up to 4K resolution and a Global Shutter.
The EOS C700 also includes a variety of 2K/HD recording options featuring frame rates up to 120 fps using the full frame of the sensor, and up to 240 fps in 2K crop mode. The rugged magnesium body features rounded edges and semi-circular sides behind the lens mount that hint at the Canon Cinema design legacy. The EOS C700 can be equally comfortable handheld, shoulder-mounted, on a tripod head, gimbal rig or rigged to a car mount.
The EOS C700 is designed for professionals and incorporates “must have” features that users have asked for. The versatile design allows the EOS C700 to be compatible with a wide variety of lens configurations including EF, PL, B4 with (with optional adapter), and Anamorphic.
Other key features of the camera system include Dual Pixel CMOS AF (EF Model , optional Professional OLED HD viewfinder, Canon Log 2 and 3, Slow and Fast Motion Recording, ACES Support, SMPTE 2084 HDR Monitoring, 10 stops of internal ND filtration, and IP Streaming.
The EOS C700 is available in the following three models:
- EOS C700 EF — EF mount
- EOS C700 PL — PL mount (No DAF)
- EOS C700 GS PL — PL mount with global shutter sensor (No DAF)
Slow and Fast Motion Recording
The EOS C700 has the fastest frames rates available of any Canon Cinema EOS Camera to date. In addition to the 4K 60P, EOS C700 also features 2K recording up to 120 frame per second and a crop 2K mode featuring up to 240 frames per second.
Internal CFast and SD Card Recording
The EOS C700 features two CFast 2.0 card slots on the camera right side and one SD card slot. The EOS C700 can record XF-AVC and ProRes (along with metadata) simultaneously to either or both CFast cards. Simultaneous recording is helpful, for example, where one card might go to the post house and the other could be stored safely in the production company’s archive. Relay recording is also possible for situations where changing cards and losing precious seconds is not an option (sporting events, speeches, nature documentaries). At the same time, an 8-bit 4:2:0 Proxy XF-AVC file can be recorded to the SD card for immediate editing. The SD card can also capture JPEG still frames (2048x1080 or 1920x1080), metadata, menus and other information.