Canon launches flagship full frame Cinema EOS camera

Canon launches flagship full frame Cinema EOS camera

Canon EOS C700 FF

Canon today releases its flagship full frame Cinema EOS camera, the C700 FF. Thanks to a newly developed, next generation Canon full frame 38.1 mm x 20.1mm CMOS sensor, the camera is capable of recording up to 5.9K, delivering ultimate creative freedom and quality. The EOS C700 FF also supports multi-format recording, shooting with EF, PL and anamorphic lenses. When using EF lenses, the C700 FF supports Canon’s innovative autofocus (AF) system, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which is ideal for full frame format shooting.

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New sensor technology, sensor modes & recording formats

The newly developed full frame 38.1mm x 20.1mm CMOS sensor, designed for high-end production, enables filmmakers to capture filmic images with unprecedented low noise, natural skin tones, shallow depth-of-field, and a broad ranging tonality that exceeds 15-stops of dynamic range. This provides freedom and flexibility in grading and post production, as well as in the capture of HDR images. The newly designed sensor also allows the user to explore different sensor modes including full frame, Super 35mm and Super 16mm, whilst recording in a wide range of versatile recording formats including ProRes, XF-AVC (internally to CFast cards) and Canon’s uncompressed Cinema RAW.

Using the dedicated CODEX CDX-36150, the EOS C700 FF can record 5.9k 12/10-bit RAW, with 4K and 2K RAW 12-bit options available, as well as shooting ProRes 4K. For high frame rate shooting, the EOS C700 FF can shoot up to 60fps (5.9K), 72fps (4K crop) and at up to 168fps (2K crop). Using the 5.9K oversampling processing, the camera is also able to deliver a higher quality 4K and 2K image with reduced moiré and noise.

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EOS C700 FF Key Features

  • 5.9K Full Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 15-stops of dynamic range
  • Various sensor modes including Full Frame, Super 35mm and Super 16mm
  • Accurate and reliable Dual Pixel CMOS AF system with Canon EF mount
  • Supports multiple recording formats including Canon Cinema RAW, ProRes and XF-AVC

Lens options and design

The C700 FF is available in both EF lock & PL mount, compatible with Canon’s extensive range of EF series and Cinema lenses. Thanks to the vertical 20.1 mm sensor size, the C700 FF also enables users to shoot with anamorphic lenses. Utilising the Canon EF lens system, users can benefit from the full sensor size whilst shooting, as well as Canon’s innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF which ensures focusing by locking onto and tracking a moving subject; critical in higher resolution recordings.

The EOS C700 FF is also compatible with existing Canon EOS C700 accessories including the EVF-V70 viewfinder, the MO-4E/ MO-4P B4 mount adapter and the OU-700 remote operation unit.

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Canon launches the CN-E20mm T1.5 L F, a large format super-fast cine prime lens with EF mount to deliver outstanding 4K footage

Canon also announced the launch of the CN-E20mm T1.5 L F, a wide-angle lens perfect for high-quality cinematic productions. Offering outstanding optical capability and superior lens build, the CN-E20mm T1.5 L F enables the straightforward capture of stunning 4K images and enhances the current cine prime lens range.

Canon launches the CN-E20mm T1.5 L F, a large format super-fast cine prime lens with EF mount to deliver outstanding 4K footage

Canon EOS C700 FF with Canon CN-E20mm T1.5 L F

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Outstanding optical performance

The CN-E20mm T1.5 L F boasts a large diameter aspheric lens and low dispersion glass, eliminating spherical aberration and other optical phenomena; delivering an extremely clear image. With a bright T No of 1.5, the CN-E20mm T1.5 L F captures stunning 4K footage in low light, perfect for nature documentaries. To enhance creative shooting, the CN-E20mm T1.5 L F’s bright T No and 11-blade iris produces natural blur effects, enabling a three-dimensional bokeh effect with a deeper depth of field. Equipped with reduced focus breathing, the CN-E20mm T1.5 L F delivers pin-sharp focusing for stable shooting.  

Canon CN-E20mm T1.5 LF Key Features

  • Super-fast 20mm 4K cine prime lens
  • 118.4mm long and weighs just 1.2kg
  • T1.5 maximum aperture
  • Excellent image quality
  • Superb optomechanical build and durability

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Highly compatible, durable and operable

Compatible with the newly launched EOS C700 FF, as well as the EOS-1D C and other full frame cameras, the CN-E20mm T1.5 L F enables users to capture premium-quality footage with confidence. The CN-E20mm T1.5 L F has an image circle that covers full frame 35mm, to expand shooting opportunities. The built-in rubber ring at the mount connector guarantees a drip-proof structure, durable enough for any production which involves challenging shooting environments.  The CN-E20mm T1.5 L F is consistent with the rest of the Canon EF Cinema lens range, offering Canon fans familiarity with the gear position, front diameter, total length and rotation angle. New phosphorescent front barrel indicators provide greater visibility in low light conditions, while the focus ring displays numbers on both the left and right side of the lens, to allow the operator to check the distance indicator from either side. Creating just the right amount of resistance when focusing, the CN-E20mm T1.5 L F has a professional grade, 300° focus rotation angle. By harmonising the exposure and white balance of natural lighting, the CN-E20mm T1.5 L F ensures quality footage from every shot. The lens information displayed on the viewfinder, allows users to easily pinpoint footage, streamlining the editing and post production process.

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