Canon has slipped in a new camera without any fanfare, the EOS C200. Canon is reportedly taking preorders starting June 5, and the cost should be $7,499.00. Of course, this news comes out just ahead of Cinegear in a couple of days. The only real information we can find is from a European dealer. Here is what we know from so far:
Offering exceptional creativity and flexibility, the new 4K compact digital cinema camera is perfect for a broad range of imaging professionals.
As the first Cinema EOS camera to support the new RAW recording format – Cinema RAW Light – the EOS C200 provides the same flexibility in colour grading as Cinema RAW in a smaller file size, enabling filmmakers to record internally to a CFast 2.0™ card.
Newly developed Canon Dual DIGIC DV6 processors provide the ability to record internally 4K UHD/50P MP4, 4K DCI RAW and continuous 120fps High Frame Rate (HFR) in Full HD without crop. At the same time, advances in Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus (AF) technology and a new touch screen LCD monitor provide smooth AF operation and effective tracking.
- Super 35mm CMOS Sensor
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology
- Dual DIGIC DV 6 Processors
- 4K DCI and UHD, 1920 x 1080
- 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p
- Canon RAW Light, MP4, MP4 Proxy
- Integrated EVF, 2 x XLR Audio Inputs
- Rotating 4″ LCD Monitor, Camera Grip
- 1 x CFast Card, 2 x SD Card Slots
- 1 x SDI Output, 1 x Ethernet Connector
C200 Capability drives creativity
The EOS C200 features Canon’s 4K Super 35mm CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of 8.85MP, along with the newly developed Dual DIGIC DV6 image processors. As a result, it candeliver Cinema RAW Light recording at 4K DCI 50P internally to a CFast 2.0™ card. It can also deliver 4K UHD recording at 150Mbps, and 2K or Full HD at 35Mbps to SD cards in MP4 format.
Supporting up to 15-stops of dynamic range with Cinema RAW Light and up to 13-stops of dynamic range in MP4 (Canon Log / Log 3), the camera is perfect for capturing highlight and shadow details.
The EOS C200 is also capable of delivering both slow and fast motion recording at up to 120fps with no crop in Full HD/MP4, ideal for those wanting creative slow motion capture.
An ISO range of 100 to 102,400 guarantees excellent performance, even in difficult lighting conditions, such as when quickly switching between locations. The built-in optical ND filters of up to 10 stops provide further flexibility and convenience, allowing filmmakers to shoot in bright light and expand the depth of field control.
C200 Advanced operability and ergonomic design
Built for professionals and ideal for single shooters, the EOS C200 features an advanced AF system that provides reliability and accuracy when shooting 4K, as well as a touch screen LCD panel for filmmakers to easily select their subject. For those who need to switch effortlessly between several subjects in a single shot, the Dual Pixel CMOS AF enables smooth AF operation whilst the Manual Focus Assist Function, Face Detection with Face Priority and Face-Only options provide greater creative focus control.
The EOS C200’s lightweight body of just 1.4kg is designed for comfortable hand-held shooting and will benefit those who are filming for long periods. The compact size also makes the camera suitable for mounting onto a drone or gimbal.
Built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity allows for browser remote control and the ability to transfer files via FTP, whilst the camera’s compatibility options mean new and existing accessories can be used, including Canon’s electronic viewfinder – the EVF-V70.
Sensor Super 35mm type CMOS
System RGB primary color filter (Beyer array)
Total pixels Approx. 9.84 megapixels (4206 x 2340)
Effective pixels Approx. 8.85 megapixels (4096 x 2160): When 4096 x 2160 or 2048 x 1080 is selected as the resolution Approx. 8.29 megapixels (3840 x 2160): When 3840 x 2160 or 1920 x 1080 is selected as the resolution
Dynamic Range 13 Stops (Canon Log3)
Image Processor Dual DIGIC DV6
Lens Mount Canon EF Mount
ND filter Clear, 2, 4 ,6, 8, 10-stop
Focus Auto Focus (Dual Pixel AF Approximately 80%(vert.),80%(horizontal)
Dual SD Cards & CFast 2.0
RAW Recording options
RAW (Cinema RAW Light)
Cinema RAW Light, MP4
Recording time (CFast 2.0card)
128GB card 15 Mins (4K Cinema RAW Light 1Gbps VBR)
Recording time (SD Card)
128GB card 110 mins (MP4, 150Mbps) 485Mins (MP4, 35Mbps)
Cinema RAW Light, (CFast 2.0) MP4 XF-AVC (SD card. XF-AVC1)
Recording Frame Rate
(1) 59.94 Hz mode (59.94P/29.97P/23.98P)
(2) 50.00 Hz mode (50.00P/25.00P)
(3) 24.00 Hz mode (24.00P)
1/3 stop display: 1/1, 1/1.26, 1/1.59, —, 1/1600, 1/2000 (total of 34 settings)
1/4 stop display: 1/1, 1/1.19, 1/1.41, 1.68 —, 1/1700, 1/2000 (total of 45 settings).