In advance of Cine Gear Expo, Canon has introduced the Cinema EOS C200 and C200B, the first Canon Cinema EOS Cameras to feature Canon’s “Cinema Light RAW” as well as MP4. The cameras share the same 8.85MP CMOS sensor with newly developed dual DIGIC DV6 image processing and Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Auto Focus) system. The combination of sensor and new processing allows for the support of the two new 4K file formats. Cinema RAW Light, available in 4K 60p/50p at 10 bit and 30p/25p/24p at 12 bit, allows users to record data internally to a CFastTM card by cutting data size to about one-third to one-fifth of a Cinema RAW file, without losing grading flexibility. Alongside recording to a CFastTM card, proxy data (MP4) can also be simultaneously recorded to an SD card for use in offline editing.
Additionally, filmmakers will also be able to record 4K in the MP4 format on SD media cards at 60/50/30/25/24P at 8 bit. Both RAW and MP4 support recording from Full HD (1920×1080) and 2K (2048×1080) to 4K UHD (3840×2160) and 4K DCI (4096×2160). The cameras also offer slow motion capabilities up to Full HD recording at 120fps to help ensure every frame is captured in exquisite detail. The EOS C200 package includes the LM-V1 LCD Monitor which provides intuitive touch focusing support.
In addition to these features, both cameras offer:
- Over Sampling HD Processing*: enhances sensitivity and helps minimize noise
- Wide DR Gamma: helps reduce overexposure by retaining continuity with a gamma curve
- ISO 100-102400 and 54db gain: high quality in both low sensitivity and low-light environments
- In-Camera ND Filter: Internal ND unit allows cleaning of glass for easier maintenance
- ACESproxy Support: Delivers standardized color space in images, helping to improve efficiency
- Two SD card and one CFast™ card slots for internal recording
- Improved grip and Cinema EOS System compatible attachment method
- Support for Canon CINE-SERVO and EF Cinema Lenses
The cameras are scheduled to be available in August 2017 at estimated retail prices of $7,499 for the C200 and $5,999 for the C200B. The B version is thought to be a more compact and lighter weight model ideal for working with drones and gimbals and does not include such items as the internal EVF similar to the one found on the rear of the C300. Both cameras are available only in EF mount.