NEW from Canon: the EOS-1D C and C500 4K Cinema cameras

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If you’re headed to NAB this year, you’re going to want to check out these two new exciting releases from Canon. The EOS-1D C and C500 4K Cinema cameras, along with two new lenses were recently announced  – in advance of the annual Las Vegas trade show and convention.

The EOS-1D C has the same chassis and still-shooting features as the  EOS-1D X and captures 4096 x 2160 8-bit 4:2:2 video to a CF card at 24 fps. Targeting the motion picture, television and high-resolution production industries, the EOS-1D C features an 18-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with a sensitivity range of ISO 100-25,600.

4K video is captured by an approximately APS-H-sized portion of the full image sensor, while Full HD video can be captured in the user’s choice of two different imaging formats: the standard Full HD setting, which  captures the full 36mm width of the CMOS sensor to achieve the largest possible angle of view for any compatible lens or an optional Super 35 crop setting which enables cinematographers to match the industry-standard imaging format and angle of view achieved by traditional motion picture cameras. This enables video footage from the EOS-1D C camera to more closely match the look of footage from other cameras in multi-camera shooting environments.

Key Features:

  • 4k movies
  • 1080p at 50/60fps; Canon Log Gamma
  • Uncompressed HDMI output
  • 18 MP Full Frame CMOS
  • Up to 12fps stills; 14fps mode
  • 61 point AF system
  • ISO range 100-25600
  • Dual DIGIC 5+ processors
  • Clear View II 8.1cm (3.2”) LCD
  • EF lens compatible

Available: by year-end 2012; MSRP: $15,000.

>> Read the press release


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The Canon EOS C500 will offer raw 4K output and will be available with Canon’s EF mount and the industry-standard PL mount.  The camera will not only support 4K-resolution video but also outputs this as a 10-bit uncompressed RAW data stream with no de-Bayering. The cameras offer the additional versatility of being able to output quad full-HD (3840 x 2160), 2K (2048 x 1080), full HD (1920 x 1080), and other imaging options.

If you happen to be in Las Vegas April 14 through 19, drop by Canon Booth #C4325  where they’ll have on display a prototype of the C500 at NAB 2012.

The Cinema EOS C500 simultaneously records in-camera a 50 Mbps HD proxy video to a CF card that is immediately available to support offline editing. Equipped with a newly developed Super 35mm-equivalent approximately 8.85-megapixel CMOS sensor, the cameras will be compatible with Canon’s wide range of interchangeable EF Cinema and PL-mount lenses and EF lenses for Canon SLR cameras.

A 15.5-47mm T/2.8 and 30-105mm T/2.8 lens have also been announced as part of a development series of four EF Cinema zoom lenses.

>> Read the press release