Canon today announced brand new additions to their professional cinema camera line, the EOS C200 and EOS C200B.
Both cameras feature two 4K video formats and Canon’s new Cinema RAW Light, but the C200B is a pared down version, missing the LCD monitor, LCD attachment, camera grip, handle unit and 1.77 million dot OLED Electronic View Finder (EVF) that are packaged with the C200. This makes the C200B a good option for gimbal and drone use while the C200 is built for more traditional cinema, documentary and event production.
Both the EOS C200 and EOS C200B use a 8.85 megapixel CMOS sensor and newly developed dual DIGIC DV6 image processing system to capture video in full HD, 2K and both 4K UHD and 4K DCI video. Cinema RAW Light is available in 4K at up to 60p at 10-bit and 30p at 12-bit. Frame rates up to 120 frames per second are available in 1080p for slow motion recording.
Other notable features include over sampling HD processing, wide DR gamma, an ISO range of 100-102400 with 54db gain, ACESproxy support, an improved grip and support for Canon CINE-SERVO and EF Cinema lenses. Handy for run-and-gun shooters, the cameras also has a built-in ND filter.
Both cameras also tout Canon’s Innovative Focus Control technology with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, promising faster and more precise focusing in 4K. Continuous AF and face detection AF are also available when using EF lenses. In addition, the EOS C200’s LCD Monitor LM-V1 offers touch focusing capabilities.
The new Cinema RAW Light format is designed to shrink file sizes down to between one-third and one-fifth the size of a Cinema RAW file without loosing flexibility in post-production. The format is currently supported in Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve, with support from other major editing platforms forthcoming.
4K Cinema RAW Light footage is recorded internally to a CFast card while proxy MP4 video can be recorded simultaneously to an SD card. 8-bit 4K video at up to 60p can also be exported to SD in the MP4 format.
The Canon EOS C200 and EOS C200B Digital Cinema Cameras are slated to start shipping in August 2017 for 7,500 dollars and 6,000 dollars, respectively. The additional accessories packaged with the C200 will also be available separately in September 2017. For more information, visit www.canon.com.