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Rumours, updates and announcements


With the launch of the EOS 5D mk2 in 2008, Canon put video functionality firmly into the EOS family of cameras, and the EF lenses they use.

The EOD 1D C and C500 show the path the high end of the range is likely to follow, whilst the provision of on-sensor phase AF pixels for the EOS-M and 650D, split pixel AF for the 70D, and ‘silent’ STM lenses point to where video functionality is becoming an integral part of the camera range.

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2017 December

6th New HD camcorders from Canon: XA15, XA11 and VIXIA HF G21 [CR]

4th A suggestion that an XC15 style camera with an EF mount is on its way [CR]

November

22nd Canon announce a new network camera module ME20F-SHN

me20f-shn

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 21 November 2017: Canon Europe, world leader in imaging solutions, today announces the launch of the ME20F-SHN, a low light network camera with remarkable performance. As a sister product to the ME20F-SH, the ME20F-SHN which now features network capability, further enhances Canon’s Multiple Purpose camera line-up with a solid proposition in producing full colour and Full HD resolution images in limited light scenarios. Perfect for critical surveillance operations, the ME20F-SHN packs incredible low light performance, network capability and built-in video analytics into a lightweight and compact body.

Incredible low-light performance

Equipped with a 2.26MP Full Frame 35mm CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV 4 processor, the ME20F-SHN delivers sharp, low noise, Full HD colour video in extreme low light conditions. The sensor’s pixels and readout circuitry use Canon’s proprietary technologies to achieve both reduced noise and exceptionally high sensitivity. With a maximum ISO in excess of 4 million (+75db), which delivers amazing low-light sensitivity, the ME20F-SHN can capture subjects illuminated with less than 0.0005 lux. Even greater detail can be captured in low-light environments by removing the IR cut filter when shooting in infrared mode.

Much like Canon’s Cinema EOS range, this network camera offers Canon Log and Wide DR from the Custom Picture menu, which enables a wide dynamic range of up to 12 Stops (800%), delivering high-quality images across a range of lighting scenarios. The Custom Picture menu has been upgraded, with the addition of the Crisp Img function, which obtains sharp images in well-lit environments and low noise image under low light conditions. These features are invaluable for users needing to capture clear and accurate images.

Enhanced network capability for surveillance applications

Featuring Ethernet, 3G/HD-SDI and HDMI ports, the ME20F-SHN caters for a plethora of video outputs based on users’ application requirements. For local monitoring, the ME20F-SHN has 3G/HD-SDI and HDMI ports; while an Ethernet connection enables remote operation of camera settings, monitoring and recording via web browsers, mobile devices or other video management software. The microSD card slot supports record and playback directly from a microSD card. For unmanned and cost-efficient surveillance, the 6 built-in video analytics functions and Alarm I/O interface enables automated recording and output to external devices triggered by video motion detection and alarm input.
With the Area-specific Data Size Reduction (ADSR) function, the ME20F-SHN enables users to capture absolute detail in selected areas of interest while reducing bit-rates in the other areas of the image to save network bandwidth. For ease of integration into existing video surveillance systems, the ME20F-SHN supports a wide range of video management software through Canon WebView and ONVIF protocols.

Flexible installation capabilities
Operators can select the ideal lens for each shooting and equipment scenario, taking aspects such as angle of view and level of brightness into account. Featuring an EF mount with Cinema Lock, the ME20F-SHN is compatible with a broad range of lenses across the Canon line-up, including zooms, primes and selected Cine Servo lenses for greater control. With PoE+ support, the data transmission via Ethernet and power supply are provided with a single LAN cable, which facilitates simple and rapid installation of the camera. The compact body and lightweight design are invaluable for users needing both a fixed and portable camera.

 

8th Firmware update for the Cinema EOS C200 camera.

Firmware Version 1.0.2.1.00 incorporates the following enhancements:

  • When CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S is attached the following features are enabled:
  • Autofocus using the Dual Pixel CMOS AF function
  • Dual Pixel Focus Guide function.
  • The joystick on the camera’s grip unit can be set to operate the zoom.
  • Manual control of the iris with Camera’s Control dial.
  • Control of focus, zoom and iris using the separately-sold Remote Controller RC-V100.
  • Automatic aperture and push auto iris functions.
  • Start/stop recording on the separately-sold lens grip ZSG-C10.
  • Retrieval of Lens metadata, such as the model name and the focal distance will display on the camera.
  • Peripheral illumination / chromatic aberration correction.

Caution:

  • You cannot perform the firmware update using CFast 2.0 cards. Please use a commercially available SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card that is 128MB or more for the firmware update.
  • Firmware version 1.0.2.1.00 is for updating Cinema EOS C200 cameras running firmware version 1.0.0.1.00 – 1.0.1.1.00. If your camera’s firmware is already version 1.0.2.1.00, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Once the camera is updated to the latest version, it cannot be restored to a previous version.
  • For further information, please refer to the latest version of the unit’s Instruction Manual that is released with the firmware update.

The following things are required to perform this firmware update:

  • An EOS C200 or EOS C200B camera body
  • A computer (OS Requirements: Mac OS 10.7 – 10.13)
  • A 128 MB or higher-capacity SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card (both commercially available)
  • An SD card reader/writer (commercially available) or an SD card slot built into the computer
  • A fully charged battery pack for the camera
  • Compact power adapter bundled with the camera
  • The firmware (the downloaded file)

1st Suggestion [CR] that next year will see a C400

Canon announced two new 4K UHD portable zoom broadcast lenses:

“MELVILLE, N.Y., November 1, 2017 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today two new portable 4K UHD broadcast lenses for use with broadcast cameras featuring 2/3-inch sensors: the Canon CJ45ex9.7B 4K UHD Portable Zoom Lens provides users with the highest zoom ratio in its class1, and the Canon CJ45ex13.6B 4K UHD Portable Zoom Lens features both the highest zoom ratio and longest focal length in its class.”

October

23rd A ‘Major’ cinema EOS product for next year’s NAB [CR] – no idea what though ;-)

September

29th  C200 Firmware Version 1.0.1.1.00 incorporates the following fix:

  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the start time code is not correctly displayed when MP4* clips captured at 59.94P/50.00P frame rate are imported into NLE software.

*RAW clips are not affected.

Download firmware

12th Canon launch video cameras – Info page for the XF405/400

“Offering broadcast quality UHD and Full HD capability, a 1.0-Type CMOS sensor, 15x 4K zoom lens plus Dual Pixel CMOS AF and a 100P high frame rate in Full HD, the XF405/XF400 is ideal for newsgatherers looking for a small, light camcorder with network capability for FTP transfer plus remote control.”

11th A collection of Canon video cameras appear at a certification authority [Nok]

  • Canon VIXIA HF G21
  • Canon XA11
  • Canon XA15
  • Canon XF400
  • Canon XF405
  • Canon GX10

August 31st New firmware for the Cinema EOS C100 Mark II and  Cinema EOS C300 Mark II.

Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II Firmware Version 1.0.9.1.00 incorporates the following fixes and enhancements:

When CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S is attached the following features are enabled:

  • Autofocus using the Dual Pixel CMOS AF function.
  • Dual Pixel Focus Guide function.
  • The joystick on the camera’s grip unit can be set to operate the zoom.
  • Manual control of the iris with Camera’s Control dial.
  • Control of focus, zoom and iris using the separately-sold Remote Controller RC-V100.
  • Automatic aperture and push auto iris functions.
  • Start/stop recording on the lens grip.
  • Retrieval of Lens metadata, such as the model name and the focal distance will display on the camera.

Allows the position of waveform monitor to be changed on the display.

Adds peripheral illumination/chromatic aberration correction for the following lenses:

  • COMPACT-SERVO Lens [CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S]
  • EF Lens [EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM], [EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM]

When [Face Only] is active, the icon will change from gray to white when a face is not detected.

When the camera is turned off the IS mechanical lock will be active regardless of the position of the switch.

Fixes the list of shutter speed on the display when using Browser Remote.

Canon Cinema EOS C100 Mark II Firmware Version 1.0.5.1.00 incorporates the following enhancements:

When CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S is attached the following features are enabled:

  • Autofocus using the Dual Pixel CMOS AF function.
  • The joystick on the camera’s grip unit can be set to operate the zoom.
  • Manual control of the iris with Camera’s Control dial.
  • Control of focus, zoom and iris using the separately-sold Remote Controller RC-V100.
  • Automatic aperture and push auto iris functions.
  • Start/stop recording on the lens grip.
  • Retrieval of Lens metadata, such as the model name and the focal distance will display on the camera.

Adds peripheral illumination correction for the following lenses.

  • COMPACT-SERVO Lens [CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S]
  • EF Lens [EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM], [EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM]

When [Face Only] is active, the icon will change from gray to white when a face is not detected.

When the camera is turned off the IS mechanical lock will be active regardless of the position of the switch.

17th A Canon patent shows a new version of the EF mount that uses a lever to lock the lens in place rather than rotating the whole lens. Probably aimed at cine lenses.

The patent is a Japanese one and won’t let you use Google translate, so have a look at the drawings on the EF Lens page and see what you think?

July

19th Talk of an update to the C500 [CR]

May

31st Canon Cinema C200 is announced (£7699 )

Launch info:

About the Canon Cinema EOS C200

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.

Capability Drives Creativity

Canon’s Super 35mm CMOS sensor along with newly developed Dual DIGIC DV6 image processors deliver 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 in MP4 (Canon Log/log 3), the camera is perfect for capturing highlight and shadow detail.

Innovative Focus Control
With Dual Pixel CMOS AF, superb tracking and smooth autofocus ideal for video capture is possible. Using the LM-V1 touch-panel LCD monitor, users can intuitively select the subject they wish to focus on with simple touch operation.
4K / UHD
The 8.85M sensor supports 4K recording up to 4096 x 2160 for high quality images. 2K/HD recording (Over Sampling HD Processing) that takes full advantage of data from the 4K sensor.
DIGIC DV 6
Dual DIGIC DV 6 image processors are the core technology of this 3rd generation CINEMA EOS SYSTEM that offers wide-ranging expressive capabilities and stress-free operation in an compact body.
Cinema RAW Light – DCI 4K 60P/50P
New Cinema RAW Light format retains a high degree of post production freedom when colour grading similar to Cinema RAW while achieving between a one-third to one-fifth file size.
MP4 – 4K UHD 60P/50P
Support for UHD (3840 x 2160) 60P/50P makes long recording time possible on versatile SD cards while maintaining high image quality.
120fps – FHD
The C200 supports high-speed recording with a maximum 120fps in Full HD without cropping, realising even greater emotion in visual expression.
Dual Pixel CMOS AF
Ground-breaking AF technology that uses a CMOS sensor with a construction that combines the functions of both imaging and phase difference AF.

Features

  • The C200’s lightweight body of just 1.4kg is designed for comfortable hand-held shooting.
  • Offering exceptional creativity, the compact size makes the C200 suitable for mounting onto a drone or gimbal.
  • Combine Dual Pixel CMOS AF with the LCD Monitor LM-V1, with touch panel support, focusing becomes even more intuitive, with the capability to choose the subject for focusing with a touch.
  • The C200 offers high-speed One-Push AF and continuous AF within a horizontal and vertical range of the screen of approx. 80%.
  • The C200 supports a variety of output signals via HD-SDI and HDMI. High quality on-board audio is delivered via 2 x XLR terminals.
  • An EVF LUT with partial HDR simulation enables a view close to an HDR display. HDR View Assist (400%/1600%) checking is also possible on the LM-V1.

Features:

  • Professional UHD/50P camera with internal SD card recording and High Frame Rate option
  • Enter the world of professional 4K filmmaking with a camera boasting a Super 35mm CMOS sensor capable of recording high definition UHD/50p MP4 footage internally to dual SD card and Full HD up to 120P with flexibility and ease
  • Internal RAW recording to CFast 2.0 card
  • Record 4k Cinema RAW light footage in 10 bit/50P OR 12 bit 24P/25P to CFast 2.0 card with simultaneous MP4 proxy
  • Professional high quality image and audio
  • Up to 13-stops dynamic range with Canon Log 3 Wide DR for ease of use and high sensitivity ISO 100-102,400
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and extensive shooting functions
  • Advanced autofocus options with touchscreen control plus HDR monitoring and 10 stop electronically controlled optical ND filters
  • Easy operation and flexible configuration
  • Robust, compact body featuring and EF mount supporting a huge range of EF and cinema lenses. Built-in Wi-Fi, Ethernet, SDI and XLR terminals for professional use

Benefits:

  • Internal 4K recording with Cinema RAW Light and MP4 format
  • Continuous 120fps (maximum) High Frame Rate with no cropping at Full HD
  • Up to 15-stops dynamic range (Cinema RAW Light)
  • Professional High Quality image and audio
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with touch control and extensive shooting functions
  • Easy operation and flexible configuration

More release info at DPR

29th Some pictures of the new C200 leak out [Nok]

canon eos c200

canon eos c200 back

12th More info from Canon about the 5D mk4 C-log video feature [Canon]

10th A C200 is mentioned [CR] as arriving shortly – no specs, or whether this is a new model or a ‘C100 mark3’.

April

20th Canon has announced the Compact-Servo 70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S lens designed for small-scale filmmakers. Targeted at a middle ground between the company’s EF lenses and CN-E lenses.

canon 70-200 cine

Includes autofocus, auto iris and image stabilisation but covers 4K. Includes servo unit for driving focus, iris and zoom.

Availability later in 2017 and no price yet… [DPR]

Sigma announce cine lenses [Sigma] for NAB 2017

April 20, 2017 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced its brand new Cine FF High Speed 14mm T2 and 135mm T2 prime lenses and new Cine Prime and Zoom product options.

Sigma 14mm T2 FF

 

Sigma is expanding its Cine Prime line to include two brand new lenses: the Sigma Cine FF High Speed 14mm T2 and the Sigma Cine FF High Speed 135mm T2. The high-performance Sigma Cine Prime product line, which now includes the following focal lengths and apertures – 14mm T2, 20mm T1.5, 24mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5, 85mm T1.5 and 135mm T2 – is compatible with the latest full-frame camera sensor technology. Compact in design, the Cine Prime line offers outstanding optical performance and is ready for higher resolution shooting (up to 6K-8K). Both the 14mm T2 and 135mm T2, along with the previously announced Sigma Cine Prime and Zoom lenses, will be available for test-shooting at the Sigma NAB booth C11525.

Sigma 135mm T2 FF

In addition to this expansion of its Cine Lens Prime line, Sigma is now offering customers the option to order Cine lenses in metric or imperial measurements as well as standard or full luminous paint on markings. Existing customers who wish to swap from one measurement system to the other can do so for a paid fee.

Also, Sigma is now offering its sought-after Mount Conversion Services for the Cine lens customers. The highly successful program ensures continued return on investment for customers, allowing them to convert their lenses to and from EF and E mounts.

The 5D4 C-log firmware is announced [Canon CPN – Canon US] – It’s a chargeable upgrade (at a Canon authorised service centre)

Note that most of the rumoured features in March were not real…

17th Video week for Canon at NAB in the US – a 70-200 cine lens and the 5D4 video firmware update should appear.

March

31st A host of firmware updates are announced for Cinema EOS cameras: EOS C100, EOS C100 Mark II, EOS C700, XC10, XC15 and ME20F-SH [CR]

28th Lots more details [CR] of what may be in the upcoming C-log firmware update – all of it seems aimed at the video user…

Some of the features:

  • Sampling for DCI 4K will be increased to a 5632 x 2970 pixel sensor area resulting in a 1.27x Crop factor.
  • Sampling for UHD will be from a 5472 x 3078 pixel sensor area resulting in a 1.29x Crop factor.
  • Both modes are accurately down-sampled to their final resolutions.
  • Existing frame rates will remain the same.The current 1:1 4K sampling mode will remain an option for situations benefiting from the 1.78x Crop factor.

22nd The 5D mk4 is due to get C-log for its video via an upcoming firmware update [CR]

January

19th Canon announce a mount and sensor swap programme for the C700 [CPN]

“Canon Europe has announced two significant specification options for its flagship EOS C700 digital cinema cameras, offering users the option of changing the camera’s original lens mount to either an EF mount with Cinema Lock or to a PL mount (with Cook/i support) and back again, and – for the first time – an option to have the standard sensor replaced with a Global Shutter sensor.
The EOS C700 has generated wide anticipation thanks to outstanding 4K video performance and impressive dynamic range. In line with Canon’s policy of continual improvement and offering customers the best possible flexibility, a mount and sensor option has been announced, to be offered via Canon’s network of pro dealers.”

2016 December

21st Interview with Canon’s Tim Smith about the C700

20th The 1D C has been out a while now (see timeline below) and there are suggestions that it will get an 8K update for next year [CR]
I suspect that this is firmly in the wishful thinking category and that any developments in 8k are much more likely to come in a ‘C’ style body.

  Crop  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
            1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Best Full       1Ds 1Ds Mk II 1Ds Mk III 1D X 1DX II
1.3     1D 1D Mk II 1D MkIIn 1D Mk III 1D Mk IV                    
video                             1D C          
High Full                               5Ds/5Dsr
            5D 5D Mk II 5D Mk III 5D Mk IV
1.6                     7D 7D Mk II
'Better'  Full                             6D 6D 2
1.6 D30 D60 10D 20D 30D 40D 50D 60D 70D 80D
Mid 1.6         300D
Rebel
Kiss
350D
XT
Kiss N
400D
XTi
Kiss X
450D
XSi
X2
500D
T1i
X3
550D
T2i
X4
600D
T3i
X5
650D
T4i
X6i
700D
T5i
X7i
760D
T6s
77D
        750D
T6i
800D
T7i
Micro 1.6                           100D SL1 X7 200D
SL2
Entry 1.6                   1000D / XS / F 1100D / T3 / X50 1200D T5 X70 1300D T6
Mirror
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1.6                               M5
                            M M2 M3 M6
                              M10 M100

Note: dates start in announcement quarter, not shipping dates.

Video capable 4k | Digic | Digic 2 | Digic 3 dual | Digic 4 dual | Digic 5 dual | Digic 6 dual | Digic 7 dual

15th The firmware updates for the C300 are now available – links and info [CR]

November

9th C300 firmware updates.

MELVILLE, N.Y., November 9, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced firmware updates for both the Canon EOS C300 and EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Cameras being showcased at NAB Show New York 2016, November 9 and 10 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. These firmware updates support a number of feature updates for users including improvement of accessory support, ease of use, Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF) and creative flexibility.

Firmware updates are as follows:

  • The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera (EF-Mount) updates will allow various functions such as support for the Canon EVF-V70 OLED Electronic Viewfinder, WFT-E8 Wireless File Transmitter, Shutter Angle Priority, support for Zebra range at 65 percent or below, 2K Crop Audio Recording, Built-In Mic Audio off, and Peripheral Illumination Correction when using the new EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens.
  • The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera (PL-Mount) updates will allow various functions such as support for the Canon EVF-V70 OLED Electronic Viewfinder, WFT-E8 Wireless File Transmitter, Shutter Angle Priority, support for Zebra range at 65 percent or below, 2K Crop Audio Recording, and Built-In Mic Audio off.
  • The EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera (EF-Mount) updates will allow various functions such as support for the WFT-E8 Wireless File Transmitter, Shutter Angle Priority, Grip Zoom Function when using CINE-SERVO 17-120mm EF-mount, CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm EF-Mount and COMPACT SERVO 18-80mm lenses, Auto Iris and Push Iris when using CINE-SERVO 17-120mm EF-mount, CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm EF-Mount and COMPACT SERVO 18-80mm lenses and Peripheral Illumination Correction when using the new EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens.
  • The EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera DAF (EF-Mount) updates will allow various functions such as support for the WFT-E8 Wireless File Transmitter, Shutter Angle Priority, Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF) when using CINE-SERVO 17-120mm EF-Mount and COMPACT SERVO 18-80mm lenses, Grip Zoom Function when using CINE-SERVO 17-120mm EF-mount, CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm EF-Mount and COMPACT SERVO 18-80mm lenses, Auto Iris and Push Iris when using CINE-SERVO 17-120mm EF-mount, CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm EF-Mount and COMPACT SERVO 18-80mm lenses and Peripheral Illumination Correction when using the new EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens.
  • The EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera (PL-Mount) updates will allow various functions such as support for the WFT-E8 Wireless File Transmitter and Shutter Angle Priority.

To learn more about the firmware updates, please visit usa.canon.com/nabny2016firmware.

These firmware updates are scheduled to be available on December 13, 2016.

September

1st Canon announce the C700 and XC15 video cameras

C700 

EOS C700 key features:

4K (4,096 x 2,160) video recording at up to 810Mbps
Internal 10/12-bit XF-AVC or ProRes recording
4K recording at up 59.94P/50P internally or 100P/120P with optional Codex recorder
Up to 15 stops dynamic range
Dual Pixel CMOS AF (EOS C700 only) or Global Shutter model options

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 1 September 2016 Canon today unveils two new flagship models in the esteemed Cinema EOS system – the EOS C700 (EF/PL) and EOS C700 GS PL. Both models are ready for the 4K generation, enabling high-end production houses and broadcasters to intuitively and easily shoot with a wide dynamic range, in supreme quality. The EOS C700 cameras capture creative slow motion 4K video footage internally with high frame rates of up to 59.94P/50P and 2K up to 200p/240p (sensor crop mode), or 4K RAW up to 100P/120P, to the optional dockable Codex[i] RAW recorder. Building on the Cinema EOS System range, the powerful video cameras are modular in design to adapt to all shooting requirements and include support for the Apple ProRes format for the first time. Designed for fast-moving subjects and action scenes, the EOS C700 GS PL is also the first Cinema EOS camera with a global shutter.

Quality and versatility for every production

Created with cinematographers and high-end broadcast production professionals in mind, both models deliver the versatility that the industry demands using a Canon Super 35mm CMOS sensor with a maximum pixel count of 4.5K (EOS C700 GS PL at 4.2K). 4K DCI or 4K UHD can be recorded up to an incredible 810Mbps. Combining the sensor with triple DIGIC DV5 processors, documentary makers can capture natural history and compelling stories in incredible detail, delivering spectacular high-resolution videos with low-noise and shallow depth of field. Together, with a high ISO of up to 102,400 and built-in ND filters, with up to 10-stops of control, both models offer enhanced flexibility and stunning cinematic detail, in even the most challenging of lighting conditions.

The EOS C700 EF’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF is incredibly effective at locking onto and tracking a subject allowing the camera operator to concentrate on framing the shot, making it easier for news reporters to film accurately on the move. Operators on drama productions will appreciate the acclaimed Dual Pixel Focus Guide feature, which is ideal for greater control and accuracy. Supporting Canon Log 3, Log 2 and Log Gammas, the EOS C700 (EF/PL) is capable of recording up to an incredible 15-stops of Dynamic Range (14-stops with the EOS C700 GS PL), where footage can be graded with greater confidence and flexibility in HDR post-production workflows.

Professional workflow integration

The EOS C700 (EF/PL) provides a wide range of colour space options, including the Canon Cinema Gamut, BT.2020, and DCI-P3, as well as support for ACES 1.0 workflow. The camera also supports HDR monitoring with SMPTE ST.2084. For a truly integrated, efficient and reliable HDR workflow, all versions of the EOS C700 can connect directly to the new DP-V2420, Canon’s 4K high luminance reference monitor that is able to support the new ITU-R BT.2100 standard for HDR output.

Offering universal appeal for high-resolution production, the EOS C700 is capable of recording high bitrate 4K files internally to dual CFast 2.0™, supporting both XF-AVC and ProRes formats, while simultaneously recording 4K RAW files to an external recorder. Equipped with an Ethernet (RJ45) terminal, the EOS C700 allows broadcasters to live stream Full HD footage via the internet, and also can be connected to a wireless network using the optional wireless file transmitter (WFT-E6B/WFT-E8).

To complement this powerful new camera, Canon has worked with Codex to provide a fully-integrated recording and workflow solution. The combination of the dockable Codex RAW recorder (CDX-36150) with the Canon EOS C700 allows for high-speed 4K RAW recording at up to 120 frames per second (fps). Future firmware upgrades[ii] will include 4.5K RAW recording at up to 100 fps, 4K Apple ProRes at up to 60 fps, and Apple 2K ProRes at up to120 fps. Codex’s production-proven recording media – Codex Capture Drives – are used for both RAW and higher-speed ProRes recording. Along with the images, frame-accurate metadata such as lens information can also be captured, streamlining production and post-production processes and delivering time and money savings.

Build the camera your own way

The camera can be adapted to suit the needs of the individual as well as for each filming scene. For full customisation, there is an extensive range of optional accessories including a new 0.7’’OLED viewfinder system, the EVF-V70, which offers Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) with a wide colour gamut. The optional Remote Operational Unit OU-700 can also be used to control the camera when shooting with a multi-member team. For newsgatherers and high-end documentary makers, a bespoke Shoulder Support Unit, the SU-15, and new Shoulder Style Grip Unit, the SG-1, will be available for on-the-move shooting.
For complete creative freedom and choice, anamorphic lenses are supported, along with a huge range of EF and PL lenses, plus the ability to use compatible Canon broadcast lenses with the optional B4 mount adapters (in Full HD mode). The EOS C700 with EF mount with Cinema Lock and EOS C700 PL with Cook/i support can even swap mounts by Canon service, if user requirements change.
EOS C700 key features:

· 4K (4,096 x 2,160) video recording at up to 810Mbps
· Internal 10/12-bit XF-AVC or ProRes recording
· 4K recording at up 59.94P/50P internally or 100P/120P with optional Codex recorder
· Up to 15 stops dynamic range
· Dual Pixel CMOS AF (EOS C700 only) or Global Shutter model options

Pricing and Availability

· The EOS C700 (EF/PL) is available from December 2016 with the RRP £28,839 inc VAT
· The EOS C700 GS PL is available from Q1 2017 with an RRP of £30,789 inc VAT

XC15

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 1 September 2016 – Canon today announces the XC15 – a compact, 4K (UHD) and Full HD video camcorder with stills capability, aimed at content creators such as news gatherers and independent or documentary filmmakers. Following in the footsteps of the popular XC10, the XC15 combines the best elements from its predecessor with new features and functionality, including a microphone adapter with dual XLR inputs for professional audio capture, quick autofocus and a 24p frame rate option for cinematographers.

Recording versatility for easy workflow integration

The XC15 is the perfect “B” or “C” camera for film productions, thanks in part to its ability to record with Canon Log, providing the same impressive 12 stops (800%) of dynamic range as seen in Canon’s EOS C500. The camera can record UHD (3840 x 2160) 4K footage at 25p or 24p to an internal CFast 2.0™ card at up to an impressive 305Mbps, or Full HD to an SD card at up to 50Mbps. The option to record at 24p, combined with the ability to select a ‘Look’ setting, appeals directly to cinematographers as they are able to easily integrate footage from other cinema cameras, dramatically improving their workflow. The shutter speed and shutter angle modes further support the camera’s operator to work in a more familiar way.

Meeting the needs of today’s content creators 

News gatherers and filmmakers understand that sound quality is just as important as the image and increasingly require a camera with more advanced audio options. Built on feedback from global XC10 users, the XC15 includes the MA-400, a microphone adapter which allows professional grade audio to be recorded via dual XLR connections that accept balanced and unbalanced microphones and line level audio inputs.

As well as sound, the flexibility of the XC15 will appeal to news gatherers due to its ability to extract 8.29MP still images when used in 4K (UHD) recording mode for publication in print or online. When capturing breaking stories is of upmost importance, the camera’s autofocusing is quick and includes face detection for added ease of use when framing a shot.

Capture more detail, even in low light

The XC15 has excellent low-light capabilities thanks to its wide ISO range from 100 to 20000, perfect for shooting in difficult lighting conditions such as news interviews in poorly lit areas. Equally, the built-in ND filter helps when the light is too bright. Combining speed and quality, the XC15 features a 1.0 type CMOS sensor and Canon’s DIGIC DV5 image processor, providing users with the ability to capture high quality, low noise 4K video with a shallow depth of field. The camera also features a 10x Optical Zoom lens with Canon’s class-leading image stabilisation technology providing the ability to shoot a range of scenes, from portraiture to large expanses of scenery.

Lightweight and compact design, optimised for easy shooting

The XC15’s compact size and lightweight makes it the ideal companion for shooting documentaries and news interviews, particularly when needing to capture a different viewpoint from an unusual or tight location, such as inside a car. For the ultimate in comfort, the camera’s body is ergonomically designed, featuring a rotating side hand grip. Additionally, the vari-angle touch LCD provides easy viewing whilst the loupe makes it easier to shoot in bright light or at eye level.

Always connected

The XC15 features built-in dual band Wi-Fi for Live View and easy remote control through a browser or smart device – a must-have for any videographer’s toolkit.

XC15 key benefits:

· Capture professional 4K and Full HD video
· Professional dual XLR audio connections
· Professional features and easy workflow integration
· Discrete and highly versatile
· Easy to use

Pricing and Availability

· The XC15 is available from September 2016 with the RRP £2,409 inc VAT

August

30th Some pics of the new XC15 4k camcorder appear [DCI & Nok] – no specs, but suggestions are that it is very similar.

canon xc-15
canon xc-15 rear view

May

31st A C700 or some other higher spec Cinema EOS video camera coming in September? [CR]
6th Canon patent an anamorphic zoom lens (37-100mm) for video – see the lens page for more info

April

14th As expected, Canon roll out a number of video related products and upgrades for the NAB show in the US.
Updates Include Canon Log3 for the EOS C300 Mark II Camera and Support of ARRI Log C and Metadata for Canon’s DP-V2410 4K Reference Display [CR]

A CN-E18-80mm T4.4L IS KAS S servo zoom lens [Canon] is new (with more related lenses on the way)

The compact ME20F-SH video camera kit [CR]
12th Lytro may have decided that Lightfield cameras have no traction in the consumer market (really? colour me amazed ;-) but their 755MP 300fps monster looks to have a place in video [DPR]

7th Canon press info about their attendance at the NAB show in the US:

“MELVILLE, N.Y., April 6, 2016 – At the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its full line of professional 4K and high-definition imaging equipment for motion picture, television production, video content creation, and still photography at booth C4325. Additionally, there will be presentations and panel discussions throughout the show featuring Canon Explorers of Light, ASC members, and other emerging voices in imaging culture. A unique, immersive event, 8K Ride Experience showcases Canon’s innovation in current, emerging, and future technology by providing a simulated journey through a realistic, panoramic landscape powered by Canon 8K imaging technology. Visitors will also have hands-on opportunities with the full range of Canon Cinema cameras, 4K reference displays, HD Video and DSLR cameras, including the recently announced EOS-1D X Mark II and EOS 80D DSLR Cameras. On the lens side, users can see the latest in Canon Cinema, Broadcast, and EF lenses. In addition, on display will be Canon’s line of high- resolution Projectors, including a 4K HDR Projector and its first laser model, the LX-MU800Z.
“The NAB show is Canon’s opportunity to show our valued customers and the industry our latest technology as well as the multitude of ways that Canon digital imaging solutions can help them achieve their vision,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “NAB is an amazing show for us to connect with professionals in all aspects of video creation, editing, and distribution.”

A Beautiful Planet
Cinematographer James Neihouse, ASC will be presenting alongside Marsha Ivins, a former American astronaut and veteran of five space shuttle missions, about the making of the IMAX movie A Beautiful Planet. The film, premiering in April, was largely shot aboard the International Space Station using Canon EOS C500 and EOS-1D C Cinema Cameras in 4K. Neihouse has worked on more than 30 IMAX® films including Space Station 3-D and Hubble 3-D. He has also trained more than 25 shuttle and space-station crews on the intricacies of large-format filmmaking. Ivins consulted on A Beautiful Planet drawing on her many years of experience with filming in space during her tenure with NASA.

8K Technology 
Canon will be bringing its 8K Ride Experience to NAB as well. First introduced at the Canon Expo this past September in New York, The 8K Ride Experience projects video on large screens surrounding viewers to give them a unique sense of movement while sitting or standing still. By experiencing such high resolution imagery from all angles, the technology can simulate a physical journey often sparking a physical and emotional reaction. Additionally, Canon will be showcasing working prototype 8K cameras and lenses, with the stunning imagery shown on Canon 8K displays. Also on display will be a prototype 4K Projector capable of covering up to 100 percent of the DCI color space.

Canon Professional Services
Canon’s Professional Services (CPS) will again be hosting the Canon Hospitality Suite, in Room C201. The Canon Hospitality Suite is open to all NAB tradeshow attendees with priority support for CPS Gold, Platinum, Cinema, and Enterprise members. Visitors to the suite, located just off of the tradeshow floor, can experience Canon’s commitment to service and support for the professional imaging community.

Visit Canon at the 2016 NAB show at Booth C4325 in the Central Hall to see first-hand the latest products, hear from the Explorers of Light and the enjoy the 8K Ride Experience. For more information on the booth and an up-to-date schedule of the speaker schedule, please visit www.usa.canon.com/NAB2016. Follow Canon throughout the show on Instagram at @CanonUSA and Twitter at @CanonUSApro.”

March

22nd Suggestions of an 8k camera for the NAB show next month … and maybe something else? [via CR]

3rd A new range of speed categories are announce by the SD card group, with faster options for up to 8k video.

“The new Video Speed Class maintains the tradition of ensuring guaranteed minimum performance levels as the familiar Speed Class and UHS Speed Class systems do today. Minimum speeds will range from 6MB to 90 MB per second. The fastest options, V60 and V90, support 8K resolution, while V6, V10 and V30 capture high-definition and 4K resolution.”

Full press info [PDF]

February

12th Panasonic announce a video camera that can take EF mount lenses [ProNews]
The 4k Varicam LT
panasonic varicam LT
6th Samyang announce two new Xeen cine lenses in a range of mounts. 14mm T3.1 and 35mm T1.5 [Xeen]

Focal length 14mm (NEW) 24mm 35mm (NEW) 50mm 85mm
Maximum T-stop T3.1 T1.5 T1.5 T1.5 T1.5
Negative size 24 mm X 36 mm 24 mm X 36 mm 24 mm X 36 mm 24 mm X 36 mm 24 mm X 36 mm
Angle of view Full Frame(1:1x) 115.7˚ 84.1° 63.1˚ 46.2° 28.4°
Super 35 98.2˚ 61.2° 46.9˚ 31.2° 19.0°
APS-C (1:1.5x) 92.7˚ 60.4° 43.1˚ 30.8° 18.7°
APS-C (1:1.6x) 90.4˚ 57.3° 41.5˚ 29.0° 17.7°
MFT (1:2x) 76.3˚ 47.6° 33.4˚ 23.6° 14.4°
Focusing range ∞ to 0.28 m ∞ to 0.25 m ∞ to 0.33 m ∞ to 0.45 m ∞ to 1.12 m
Front size 114mm 114mm 114mm 114mm 114mm
Number of blades 9 11 11 11 11
Size PL 117.6mm x 80.3mm 117.6mm x 113.7mm 117.6mm x 113.7mm 117.6mm x 113.7mm 117.6mm x 113.7mm
Canon EF 117.6mm x 88.3mm 117.6mm x 121.7mm 117.6mm x 121.7mm 117.6mm x 121.7mm 117.6mm x 121.7mm
Nikon F 117.6mm x 85.8mm 117.6mm x 119.2mm 117.6mm x 119.2mm 117.6mm x 119.2mm 117.6mm x 119.2mm
Sony E 117.6mm x 114.3mm 117.6mm x 147.7mm 117.6mm x 147.7mm 117.6mm x 147.7mm 117.6mm x 147.7mm
MFT 117.6mm x 113.1mm 117.6mm x 146.5mm 117.6mm x 146.5mm 117.6mm x 146.5mm 117.6mm x 146.5mm
Angle Focus angle 200° 200° 200° 200° 200°
Iris angle 30° 40° 40° 40° 40°
Weight
(without Lens cap)
PL 1,170g 1,180g 1,360g 1,160g 1,245g
Canon EF 1,170g 1,180g 1,375g 1,160g 1,245g
Nikon F 1,125g 1,135g 1,320g 1,115g 1,200g
Sony E 1,175g 1,185g 1,380g 1,165g 1,250g
MFT 1,175g 1,185g 1,380g 1,165g 1,250g

January

11th The D5 may have added 4k video, but is still outperformed by the 1D C [EHD]

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