Canon launches flagship full frame Cinema EOS camera

GTC sponsor Canon recently released its flagship full frame Cinema EOS camera, the C700 FF. Thanks to a newly developed, next generation Canon full frame 38.1mm x 20.1mm CMOS sensor, the camera is capable of recording up to 5.9K, delivering maximum creative freedom and quality. The EOS C700 FF also supports multi-format recording, shooting with EF, PL and anamorphic lenses. When using EF lenses, the C700 FF supports Canon’s innovative autofocus (AF) system, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which is ideal for full frame format shooting.

New sensor technology, sensor modes and recording formats

The newly developed full frame 38.1mm x 20.1mm CMOS sensor, designed for high-end production, enables filmmakers to capture filmic images with unprecedented low noise, natural skin tones, shallow depth-of-field, and a broad ranging tonality that exceeds 15 stops of dynamic range. This provides freedom and flexibility in grading and post production, as well as in the capture of HDR images. The newly designed sensor also allows the user to explore different sensor modes including full frame, Super 35mm and Super 16mm, whilst recording in a wide range of versatile recording formats including ProRes, XF-AVC (internally to CFast cards) and Canon’s uncompressed Cinema RAW. 
 
Using the dedicated CODEX CDX-36150, the EOS C700 FF can record 5.9K 12/10-bit RAW, with 4K and 2K RAW 12-bit options available, as well as shooting ProRes 4K. For high frame rate shooting, the EOS C700 FF can shoot up to 60fps (5.9K), 72fps (4K crop) and at up to 168fps (2K crop). Using the 5.9K oversampling processing, the camera is also able to deliver a higher quality 4K and 2K image with reduced moiré and noise.

Lens options and design

The C700 FF is available in both EF lock and PL mount, compatible with Canon’s extensive range of EF series and Cinema lenses. Thanks to the vertical 20.1mm sensor size, the C700 FF also enables users to shoot with anamorphic lenses. Utilising the Canon EF lens system, users can benefit from the full sensor size whilst shooting, as well as Canon’s innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF which ensures focusing by locking onto and tracking a moving subject – critical in higher resolution recordings. 
 
The EOS C700 FF is also compatible with existing Canon EOS C700 accessories including the EVF-V70 viewfinder, the MO-4E/ MO-4P B4 mount adapter and the OU-700 remote operation unit. 

EOS C700 FF key features

  • 5.9K full frame CMOS Sensor
  • 15 stops of dynamic range
  • Various sensor modes including Full Frame, Super 35mm and Super 16mm
  • Accurate and reliable Dual Pixel CMOS AF system with Canon EF mount
  • Supports multiple recording formats including Canon Cinema RAW, ProRes and XF-AVC 

For further information about Canon UK please visit canon-europe.com/broadcast.

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