Canon Announces EOS C200 Cinema camera
Canon has announced the EOS C200 and C200B cinema cameras in EF mount. The C200B is a version of the C200 cinema camera without the EVF, top handle and LCD so that it can be used for three axis gimbals.
Salient features of the Canon Cinema C200 camera:
Sensor: Super 35 mm, 8.85MP CMOS. Active image area of 24.4mmx13.5mm
Processor: Dual Digic DV6
Resolution: DCI 4K Raw Light and UHD 4k. The Canon C200 can shoot in DCI 4K (4096x2160) in Canon Raw Light upto 50/60p in 10 bits or DCI 4K (4096x2160) in 12 bits at 24/25P/30p.
Full HD (1080p) at upto 120p using the full sensor.
ISO: ISO 100 to 102400. The standard ISO range is from ISO 160 to ISO 25600.
ND Filters: 10 stop internal ND filters
EVF: 1.77 million dot OLED Electronic View Finder (EVF)
UHD 4K (3840x2160) upto 60p in 8 bits to SD cards in MP4 format.
Media slots: 1 C Fast 2.0 card, 2 SD card slots
The C200 also has an improved version of Canonís Dual Pixel AF technology. There is a new AF lock setting which can be used to change the composition without changing the focus point from the subject.
This will be a big help in shooting in documentaries as well as shooting features with a small crew, especially when focus pullers are becoming an expendable item.
The Canon C200 will give a dynamic range of 13 stops when shooting in MP4 format and 15 stops in Cinema Raw light.
The C200 has a 4 inch removable touchscreen, a first in any canon camera. The users can touch the point in the LCD and select the focus and the DPAF will do the rest. In the 1DXII and the 5DMarkIV the touchscreen was at the back, so it was a bit difficult for people to touch and focus. After the introduction of 1DXII, we have been demanding such a touchscreen for the cinema series and now Canon has come out with the removable LCD touchscreen and it would really make a huge difference.
The C200 has two XLR audio inputs in the body. This is the first in the cinema series cameras to have XLRs in the body and not in the LCD screen. It also has a 3.5mm microphone input. Audio is recorded uncompressed in 16-bit PCM format at 48 kHz and option of AES/EBU. Canon had included 24 bit sound in the C300 Mark II. Reducing it to 16 bits is an attempt to downgrade it from the C300 Mark II. Wish it was 24 bits.
This camera weighs : 1.4 kgs.
Price: The C200 costs $7500 US Dollars and the C200B costs $5999 US dollars.
Preorder Link: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...825359/KWID/EZ