Canon EOS C200 Announcement & Features
The pics of the C200 leaked a few days ago and I guess Canon said fuck it and decided to officially announce early ahead of Cine Gear Expo.
Canon continues with their design I find disgusting where the camera still looks like a DSLR with parts from the extras bin attached to it. The design does allow for internal ND so kudos there.
I’ll skip to the meaty part of the announcement that is really the point of this camera. Internal 4K “Raw” recording ability. I put quotes around the raw because it is (like Red’s) a compressed format which Canon dubs Cinema RAW Light. It will capture 15 stops of dynamic range at 4K (4096 x 2160) at 50P at 10-bit to a CFast 2.0 card, or 30P at 12 bit. All at a bit rate of 1 Gbps.
The only other recording format is the old tired 8 bit H.264 which allows for 13 stops of range. But you can record full 3840×2160 and HD onto dual slotted SD cards.
The sensor is the 4K S35 Canon sensor with an ISO from 100 to 102,400. The C200 supports Wide DR Gamma, Canon Log and Canon Log 3.
The Canon EOS C200 can be pre-ordered right now and scheduled to ship in July. Price point is $7499 for the full kit or you can ditch the LCD, hand, and grip for $5999
- S35 CMOS Sensor recording (4096 x 2160 RAW) (3840 x 2160 H.264)
- Internal ND Filters at 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 stops
- Support for Dual Pixel CMOS AF Autofocus
- Cinema Raw Light Codec (4096 x 2160) with max FPS of 50 at 10-bit, and 30 at 12-bit at 1Gbps
- MP4 H.264 Codec (3840 x 2160) 8 bit at 150Mbps
- CFast Card 1x Slot
- SD Card 2x Slots
- Approx 3.2 lbs