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May 28, 2017

Canon Announces July Availability Date for EOS C700 Cinema Camera


(MELVILLE NY, March 7, 2017) Canon U.S.A. Inc. says their EOS C700 Cinema Camera will ship in July.

The EOS C700 (originally announced in September of 2016) is modular and customizable with a Super 35mm 4.5K sensor and global shutter, specifically designed for feature films, documentaries and episodic dramas requiring 4K UHD TV or 4K DCI cinema deliverables.

Filmmakers who need distortion-free capture of fast-moving subjects require a global shutter. Additionally, the camera allows custom conversion between EF and PL mounts and also between standard CMOS image sensors. In addition to supporting the earlier XF-AVC2 recording format, the cameras also support Apple® ProRes. The EF lens mount provides compatibility with Canon’s diverse lineup of over 70 interchangeable EF lenses as well as enabling use of Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. While the EOS C700 PL and EOS C700 GS PL allow use of industry-standard PL lenses and compatibility with Cooke /i metadata communication technology.

For those wanting to shoot and deliver High Dynamic Range (HDR)4 content, the EOS C700 and EOS C700 PL provide 15 stops of latitude, Canon’s proprietary Log Gammas (Canon Log3, Canon Log2 and Canon Log) and renowned color science. Additionally, these cameras seamlessly integrate with Canon’s professional 4K displays (DP-V2420, DP-V2410 or DP-V1710) for on-set color management and review that conforms to SMPTE ST 20846 standards of HDR display.

To complement these acquisition tools, Canon partners with Codex to provide a fully-integrated (no cables) recording and workflow option. The combination of the EOS C700 camera with the optional Codex CDX-36150 recorder allows for high-speed 4.5K RAW recording at up to 100FPS, 4K RAW at up to 120FPS, 4K ProRes at up to 60FPS, 2K ProRes at up to 240FPS and XF-AVC at up to 60FPS.

Canon’s new EOS C700, EOS C700 PL and EOS C700 GS PL are the first Cinema EOS cameras to support anamorphic shooting by utilizing a “de-squeeze” function for monitoring7, making possible the creation of images with the 2.39:1 aspect ratio typical of cinema productions. Furthermore, enabling Full HD high-frame-rate recording at a maximum of 240 fps (crop8), the camera enables smooth playback, even when slowed down, for great emotional visual expression.

Canon tells us that the EOS C700 and EOS C700 PL will have a list of $35,000.00 each and the EOS C700 GS PL will have a list price of $38,000.00. (These prices are subject to change.)

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