Canon have added a new camera to their Cinema EOS range, the C200. The camera uses newly developed Canon Dual DIGIC DV6 processors to record 4k UHD 50p MP4, 4k DCI RAW and continuous 120 fps High Frame Rate in Full HD without crop, all internally.
As well as this advanced capture technology, the C200 boasts Canon’s best ever Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus technology and a new touch screen LCD monitor, providing smooth autofocus operation and effective tracking. All this is packed into a lightweight body of just 1.4kg, making the C200 ideal for long handheld shoots, or drone or gimbal mounting.
Key features include:
– Internal 4k 50p recording with Cinema RAW Light and MP4.
– Continuous 120 fps (maximum) High Frame Rate with no cropping at Full HD.
– 15-stops of dynamic range with Cinema RAW Light and up to 13-stops of dynamic range in MP4 (Canon Log / Log 3).
– ISO range of 100 to 102,400.
– New dual DIGIC 6 processors.
– Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus with touch control and face detection, face priority and face only focus options.
– New 4” touch panel with touch autofocus capability.
– Single CFast 2.0 and dual SD card slots.
– XF-AVC video format will be available as a future firmware upgrade in 2018.
Cinema RAW Light workflows
Canon’s Cinema RAW Light codec enables the camera to process RAW image quality, but with the flexibility of a smaller file size – you can fit about 15 minutes of Cinema RAW Light footage on a 128 GB Cfast 2.0.
Canon has worked with several partners to ensure Cinema RAW Light is integrated with various software programs. As a result, editing and grading of the Cinema RAW Light video format will be supported in Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve. Editing will be possible in Avid Media Composer, using the Canon RAW plug-in for Avid Media Access. This format can also be processed using Canon’s Cinema RAW Development application,.
Availability and pricing
Canon also plan to release a single unit CG-A20 charger with an RRP of £325 ex VAT and a new CL-V2 Clamp base with an RRP of £358.35 ex VAT.
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This camera is on the same level as Sony’s FS5 and FS7, and comparable to the UA-EVA1 that Panasonic announced at Cine Gear Expo (200g lighter with a 5.7K Super 35mm size sensor; no current RAW support but Panasonic have confirmed it will arrive in a future update.)