As a DSLR that puts video first, the EOS-1D C represents one of the smallest 4K cameras, especially when combined with EF-mount lenses. With 18MP, a full frame CMOS image sensor, and support for Motion JPEG (a 4K format) this camera is sure to push your CF cards to the limit. It can shoot at a variety of frame rates within 24p and 60p.
There is still capability to shoot HD as H.264 and stills in RAW or JPEG, and while we mention photos, it's worth mentioning that the EOS-1D C is good in low-light and is a top performer in terms of focusing, exposure and bursts.
Canon added uncompressed RAW output through 3G-SDI for both 4K and 2K recording. Video also comes through the camera at 12-bit RGB and 4:4:4 while at a range of 1-60fps.
Canon has also dedicated development on four new lenses, two are wide-angle at 47mm and two are telephoto at 30-105mm. Now with a dedicated complete workflow thanks to nextLAB from FotoKem. The software solution is file-based and is the first Canon camera to use the Academy of Color Encoding Specifications system throughout production and post-production. When working with the EOS C500 on a film or TV set, nextLAB provides excellent data management as is being used by industry professionals, some of whose work can be viewed at the Cinema EOS site. Finally, the EOS-1D C and EOS C500 (with more details to come) are scheduled to be available by the end of 2012.