In advance of NAB 2018, Canon has announced the EOS C700 FF, their first full-frame cinema camera. Canon has been making full frame digital cameras since the introduction of the 5D Mark II DSLR in 2008, but this new model is built from the ground up as a full fledged purpose-built motion picture camera. The C700 FF features a CMOS image sensor with a total of 5952 (H) x 3140 (V) photosites in a digital cinema 17:9 aspect ratio, which gives it the same image circle size as the full frame EOS 5D camera series.
Available in both PL and EF Mount, (with a positive-locking mechanism), the EOS C700 FF provides users with the same outstanding performance, operation and modular design as the EOS C700 (released in December 2016). Existing owners of Canon’s original EOS C700 cinema camera will be pleased to know there is an upgrade path to have their Super 35mm sensor exchanged for a fee to the new Full-Frame sensor. Authorized Canon facilities such as Canon Burbank are ready to process C700 upgrades as well as lens mount swaps, and offer equipment drop off, on-site repairs and upgrades, as well as equipment testing and demonstration.
The EOS C700 FF incorporates two codecs for on-board recording –Canon XF-AVC or Apple ProRes using CFast cards. Codex also provide a fully integrated (no cables) recording and workflow option. The combination of the optional Codex CDX-36150 recorder docked onto the back of the EOS C700 FF enables 5.9K 60 fps RAW recording, 4K RAW up to 72 fps (in 24p mode), 4K ProRes up to 60 fps and 2K ProRes up to 168 fps (in Super 16mm mode). The C700 FF also supports the latest version (1.0) of the ACESproxy, the ACES (Academy Color Encoding System) color management transmission standard. The EOS C700 FF EF and EOS C700 FF PL are scheduled to be available in July 2018 for an estimated retail price of $33,000.US.
C700 FF Features include:
-5.9K Full-Frame CMOS Sensor with DAF
-EF-Cinema Lock Type Mount
-Dual Pixel AF, Triple DIGIC DV 5
-XF-AVC and ProRes Recording to CFast 2.0
-Internal Full-Frame up to 60 fps
-Internal 4K/Super35 Crop up to 72 fps
-Internal 2K/Super16 Crop up to 168 fps
-Selectable Gamma and Log Curves
-External Raw Recording Option
Canon will also be introducing a new Cinema Prime and 4K HDR Reference Displays at NAB.
With the introduction of the new lens, CN-E20mm T1.5 L F Canon fills out their Cinema lens lineup which now totals 21 lens models including Primes, from 14mm to 135mm, Zooms, Compact Zooms, CINE-SERVO and COMPACT-SERVO series of lenses. The new CN-E20mm provides 4K resolution from the center of the images to the periphery, for cameras that feature full-frame sensors such as their new EOS C700 FF. The 11-blade aperture provides soft bokeh and the lens features 300 degrees of focus ring rotation, and minimized focus breathing. The CN-E20mm T1.5 L F lens is scheduled to begin shipping in fall 2018.
The new displays include the 24-inch DP-V2421 and the 17-inch DP-V1711. Featuring 12G-SDI terminals (four IN and four OUT), both displays allow for easy transmission of 4K 60p footage with a single cable compared to reference displays that are equipped with only 3G-SDI terminals that require four cables. Both new displays support industry standards, including Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) and Perceptual Quantization (PQ) as well as Canon’s proprietary log gammas—Canon Log, Canon Log 2 and Canon Log 3 support Canon’s proprietary log gammas—Canon Log, Canon Log 2 and Canon Log 3— with assist functions for all HDR standards such as a built-in waveform monitor. The DP-V2421 and DP-V1711 are scheduled to be available the end of April 2018 for an estimated retail price of $39,000.US and $18,000.US respectively.