Canon EOS C700 Announced: 4.5K Sensor, 4K ProRes Recording & 120fps

September 1st, 2016
Canon EOS C700 Announced: 4.5K Sensor, 4K ProRes Recording & 120fps

The Canon EOS C700 has just been announced, a new flagship camera model for their Cinema line that will likely replace the C500, which dropped in price by $3000 earlier today.

Canon EOS C700

With the C700, Canon has moved on to a different form factor for the first time in quite a while. The Canon EOS C700 is reminiscent of competitor cameras such as the Panasonic Varicam, Arri Amira or the Sony F55/F5, and its features and pricing clearly target it at the higher end of filmmaking.

Like with the C300 Mark II, Canon claims 15 stops of usable dynamic range in the standard rolling-shutter CMOS version of the C700. There is a Global Shutter version of the C700 available, which comes at a loss of 1 stop of dynamic range, for a total at a claimed 14 stops of usable DR.

Like with their C300 and C500 line, there will be separate EF and PL versions of the camera.

The Canon EOS C700 camera offers internal 4K recording to CFast 2.0 cards at up to 59.94p in XF-AVC (10-bit 4K, which we already know from the C300 Mark II) and also in ProRes (even in 4K 10-bit 422HQ, or 2K in ProRes 4444 at 12 bit).

Sampling from a 4.5K sensor and using the optional, specifically-developed Codex CDX-36150 recorder for which there is no pricing or availability yet, the Canon EOS C700 provides 120fps 4K RAW recording, which is probably its most mind-blowing feature. 4.5K RAW recording at up to 100fps is said to be coming at a later point via a Firmware upgrade.

When it comes to higher internal frame rates, the  Canon EOS C700 can record the following:

  • 4K internally to the CFast 2.0 cards at up to 60fps in XF-AVC format.
  • Apple 4K ProRes up to 30fps.
  • Up to 180 fps using the 10-bit 4:2:2 combined with the 2K centre crop.
  • Ability to record a 4:2:0 proxy onto an SD card in XF-AVC in 2K in 1080p, which is very useful for rushes

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Other highlights of this new camera:

  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF (with compatible EF lenses), which is quite brilliant and easily the most innovative feature in Canon cameras these days, as seen already in many other cameras from Canon lately (5D Mark IV, C300 Mark II, 1DX Mark II …)
  • Dual Pixel Focus Guide (for manual focus confirmation).
  • Canon Log 2 and Canon Log 3 including all the color science that sets Canon cameras still apart from Sony and others for many users
  • B4 Lens Support (for traditional 2/3″ ENG lenses).
  • Built-in ND Filters.
  • Anamorphic De-Squeeze (when outputting to EVF or monitor outputs, the image is stretched to 2.39:1 after de-squeezing. The magnification factor can be set to OFF/2x/1.33x to match the anamorphic optics in use).
  • Detachable remote panel, a’ la Panasonic Varicam (it mirrors the camera controls, so an assistant can adjust settings easily).
  • 12V and 24V power outputs that enable users to power all kinds of professional accessories through the camera
  • High resolution EVF with proprietary Canon connection like on the C300 mkII.
  • Optional servo control grip for most lens functions, allowing ENG-like functionality.
What's in the box

What’s in the box

Optional accessories:

  • 1080p viewfinder EVF-V70, a new dedicated viewfinder clearly priced as high as other high-end viewfinders from Arri and Sony, and like them only works with the dedicated cameras (C700 and C300 Mark II)
  • Baseplate with Sony VCT Quick Release and what seem to be 15mm rods
  • Control grip is now optional too, looks similar to other control grips on large Canon ENG lenses and makes it an ENG-style camera
  • B4 Mount optical adapter to use 2/3 inch broadcast lenses on the camera

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MeEKCYvApM

Above, footage by Canon marketing Japan.

It is yet to be seen how this new line of camera and accessories will be received by rental houses and high end professional users, but for now, one thing is sure: Canon just made a clear declaration of wanting to be a part of a handful of camera manufacturers who are aiming to the top.

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Sanaullah Afridi
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September 3rd, 2016

It didn’t impress me

 Edoardo Pasero
Member
September 2nd, 2016

Well, they probably didn’t choose the best video to start promoting this camera, boring is not enough ant is such a cliché I cannot even looking at it without smiling. Anyway the look doesn’t even come out so filmic at all, it’s kinda “videoish” to be honest, cinealta f35 was way better years ago

Stee Simons
Guest
September 2nd, 2016

Josh… one each?

Anders Hallengren
Guest
September 2nd, 2016

Who is the idiot who designed microphone holder. think they can not do the right thing at once!

GELAX STUDIO
GELAX STUDIO
Member
September 2nd, 2016

The only special feature is DPAF,but what kind of cinematographer use AF for filmmaking?
He or she either be a non-professional or a canon fan

And who the hell will buy a more expensive PL version with no use of the DPAF
Besides,the DPAF only can be match with EF-lens and non-STM lens may have noise issues
Canon must expecting a lot of sales of their new lens

Wally Crow
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September 2nd, 2016

Maybe the C300MKII will have a price drop now.

Stefano Bianchi
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September 2nd, 2016

Canon is still keeping secret their REAL discovery. They invented the first, functional, time machine, and they’re gonna sell hundreds of C700 ten years ago!

 Dan Hyman
Dan Hyman
Member
September 2nd, 2016

Slow clap. Is this intended to compete with RED and Arri? It’s not run and gun, or priced for corporate.. so TV commercials and feature indies? We just shot a national spot with an FS7 in Cine EI SLOG 3, 10-bit, 4K, and it colored as well as any Canon I’ve seen. I really can’t see dropping anything over $10k in this day and age. There will be a newer spec camera in a month from someone else for a lot less.

Danny Kim
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September 2nd, 2016

Has almost the exact same specs as the Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4.6K at nearly five times the price. 4.5K sensor, CFast 2.0 card recording, optional B4 lens mount, etc. Except you need an external recorder which costs god knows how much to get RAW. The Ursa gives you Raw right out of the box in uncompressed, 3:1 and 4:1 compression ratios. The only noticeable addition are the built-in ND filters.

Albin Wildner
Guest
September 1st, 2016

always loved canon colors more than sonys…now in a real camerabody. very interesting

Member
September 1st, 2016

If you don’t have the dough, shoot with an iphone, that’s even cheaper than that chinese crap fs7.

Tony Hernandez
Guest
September 1st, 2016

Canon was ever launching prods at higher price than it worth, then after some months rebating their prices, still expensive the c300 30p, this c700 is still out of scope, I think

Bud Gallimore
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September 1st, 2016

What an anticlimax :(

Olivier Kandyflosse - Videomaker
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September 1st, 2016

Calme toi Canon !!!

Chris York
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September 1st, 2016

When RED suddenly becomes the most sensible, affordable option. Yikes, Canon. And those inevitable price plunges are helping confirm they have their marketing game on point either. Jumping ship soon as I can.

Torrey Loomis
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September 1st, 2016

Robert Pyne & Eric Maddox

Phillip Kimmeskamp
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September 1st, 2016

Ingo wtf

Ingo Schwarz
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September 1st, 2016

hm? was is mit der cam?

 the SUBVERSIVE
the SUBVERSIVE
Member
September 1st, 2016

How does this compare to the Panasonic Varicam LT? It seems to have about the same feats but no DUAL ISO and it’s almost double the price of the Varicam LT.

 the SUBVERSIVE
the SUBVERSIVE
Member
September 1st, 2016

So this cameras has an H.264 codec in 4K while the 1DX and 5D have that terrible MJPEG?

 the SUBVERSIVE
the SUBVERSIVE
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September 1st, 2016
Reply to  the SUBVERSIVE

Why is this comment here? I posted this in the XC15 article.

Matteo Bertoli
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September 1st, 2016

Aram Khachaturyan canon is fucked up ahah

Aram Khachaturyan
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September 1st, 2016
Reply to  Matteo Bertoli

lol what a jokers

Matteo Bertoli
Guest
September 1st, 2016

Ursa Mini, same specs, 5.000. Lol

Tolu Awosika
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September 2nd, 2016
Reply to  Matteo Bertoli

When will Canon learn?

Matteo Bertoli
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September 2nd, 2016
Reply to  Matteo Bertoli

Tolu Awosika Never :)

Tom Walsh
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September 1st, 2016

#SonyF55

Ben Jungjareon
Guest
September 1st, 2016

Once again Canon has jacked up the price on an underwhelming camera, and again scary their customers.
30K? What? If I’m gonna spend 30K I’d go buy a RED that shoot 6K.

Kevin Luiz
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September 1st, 2016

I actually think this is quite nice. Gasp.. I said I actually liked a Canon. To bad it’s way beyond purchase. Good rental choice perhaps

Savneet Singh
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September 1st, 2016

:D

Daniel Schweinert
Guest
September 1st, 2016

Do they finally realized that ProRes is a must today. Now if only the price would be below 15K :-)

David Michnowicz
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September 1st, 2016

Look out Varicam 35!!

Booming Rich
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September 1st, 2016

Give me a Red Raven. And 3 Cine lenses.

Rafael Molina
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September 1st, 2016

¿$30.000 USD? Better buy a few URSA Minies 4.5K or 2 fully operational RED Scarlet Weapons.

Alejandro H. Madrid
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September 1st, 2016

mierda de camara

Jonathan Patton
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September 1st, 2016

And Canon catches up to everyone else finally.

Ojo Kuen
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September 1st, 2016

Gorka Montiel

Gorka Montiel
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September 1st, 2016
Reply to  Ojo Kuen

❤️

Ojo Kuen
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September 1st, 2016
Reply to  Ojo Kuen

Gorka Montiel apurtxo bat garesti….28.000 basikoena. Hurrengo urten FS7aren ordezkoa daukeu ta oaingo hontan ere zaplasteko earra sonyk Canoni

Ian Dillon
Ian Dillon
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September 1st, 2016

100k with lens and support gear

Andy McEntire
Guest
September 1st, 2016

Not impressed, especially for the price

Justin Smith
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September 1st, 2016

I thought “finally Canon come to the party with a functional form factor” and then I see the price. It’s going up against the entrenched Amira and Red Epic at that price without enough differentiation to make it more likely to be picked over those two workhorses. Real head scratcher there Canon.

Sarthak Chawla
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September 1st, 2016

Rs.10 kam padh gaye

Gavin McGregor
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September 1st, 2016

You had me till……additional recorder.

Michael Großmann
Guest
September 1st, 2016

who needs a canon alexa…

Sergio Ratore
Guest
September 1st, 2016

Hahaha this is so funny, Canon always steps up overpricing things!
Way to go, you will be out of the competition soon by Sony, Panasonic, Arri and Red :D
And who the hell would buy this and not buy Red Scarlet or Arri or Even Sony :D
In the marketplace brand does not mean everything and to buy a brand would mean to give $10000 more.
Screw it, I’m better with Red or Sony :D
BYE CANON :D

나현수
Guest
September 1st, 2016

기어

Chris Wait Toph
Guest
September 1st, 2016

I hope there will be a cheap cam with 16k, 2000fps, Raw, 20stops and al internal, like the 192kHz and 32bit in the Audioworld, so we all can get back to work.

Taylor Garvin
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September 1st, 2016

Lol I’m just amazed by the comments on this page. Everyone wants a camera that does everything, for nothing, and none of these ppl actually make a living in video. It’s tough being Canon.

Rodrigo Barradas
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September 1st, 2016

André Cabral

André Cabral
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September 1st, 2016

Que besta de maquina ahah

Eadweard Muybridge
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September 1st, 2016

its only brain? $30.000

Massimo Volta
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September 1st, 2016

Half the price and you get a full optional new Red Scarlet, with spare money for half a dozen redmags… I don’t see the whole point of this big plastic thing, even if I’m a Canon aficionado

Jason Han
Jason Han
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September 1st, 2016
Reply to  Massimo Volta

Canon doesn’t care what the competition is lol, they never have and never seemingly will. Always drops some underwhelming camera way too late and way too expensive. The canon users always argue that the canon “look” is still worth it. The dragon / arri skin tones are far superior in my opinion

Levi Magyar
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September 1st, 2016
Reply to  Massimo Volta

I was thinking the same thing. Oh- but it has built in ND… Grow a pair and slap a filter in the matte box.

Chris Reynolds
Guest
September 1st, 2016

It looks like Canon are going after the high end commercials/ Netflix series and motion picture market with this camera. It is however the same(ish) price as an Arri Amira which is the camera of choice (unless it’s a Netflix series where everything has to be shot 4K). What with the utterly underwhelming video specs and price of the new 5D, the utterly calamity of the C300 Mkii (did anyone actually buy one???), and now this very pricey high end camera. I wonder if someone at Canon is trying to brand themselves ‘high-end’?? Very risky prospect if they are though. God help Canon if Sony actually start to make inroads in the ‘motion picture’ sector with the F55/F65. That’ll really screw them up!

Taylor Garvin
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September 1st, 2016
Reply to  Chris Reynolds

I know a lot of people that love the C300 Mark II. The crop sucks, but the image quality is good.

Chris Reynolds
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September 1st, 2016
Reply to  Chris Reynolds

Taylor, i don’t doubt that for a minute. Canon make cameras with lovely images that’s for sure and it’s always been very stable in it’s internal operation. In my opinion (for what it’s worth), i don’t understand why Canon does the things it does. It’s almost saying to everyone ‘hey you lot, you can’t afford me’!!

Kenneth Chan
Guest
September 1st, 2016
Reply to  Chris Reynolds

They’re not only saying “you can’t afford me” but also “even if you have the money you still can’t have all the features the other guys have!”

Chris Reynolds
Guest
September 1st, 2016
Reply to  Chris Reynolds

..which is what i don’t understand!!! The C700 is a camera that ‘matches’ what’s already out there. Its retro-active. Not progressive. Also, what’s with the screens!! Stop trying to copy everyone else and just innovate, for gods sake!!!

James Manson
James Manson
Member
September 2nd, 2016
Reply to  Chris Reynolds

yes, I purchased a C300MKII. Utter calamity? Really? I just don’t understand how this amazing camera can be described as an utter calamity. I love it and use it every single day. It is just an amazing workhorse that has never let me down – it works in all conditions – basically shoots in the dark – 4K + 2k in 12 bit 444 – incredible form factor for what I do – travel/lifestyle television – city one day, harsh Australian outback the next – this camera is built like a tank when compared to an FS7. CFFast cards are awesome, no external recorder needed – great evf – great monitor – beautiful looking high frame rates ( could care less what others who actually have never used the camera say) and no matter what anyone else says to my eyes the image completely wipes the floor with what comes out of an FS7. No utter calamity for me just a camera that keeps keeps me in constant work.

Patrick Jaeger
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September 1st, 2016

looks like a varicam copy

Roberto Mettifogo
Guest
September 1st, 2016

sexy

Nigel Dias
Guest
September 1st, 2016

Jules Goes buying na

Jules Goes
Guest
September 1st, 2016
Reply to  Nigel Dias

$28,000 for this …. canon placing them self near arri ??? :P …… the way things are going ….. canon giving up video :( sounds another nokia

James Davis
Guest
September 1st, 2016

Yawn

Zach Goodwin
Guest
September 1st, 2016

Boring picture, terrible, just a camera, does not tell a story, except a product being shown. GOING TO MAKE SHORT FILMS!

João Rosa
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September 1st, 2016

30k usd xD

James Barnett
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September 1st, 2016

120fps at 4K Raw is very decent.

Miguel Ezquieta
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September 1st, 2016
Reply to  James Barnett

External?

Mehdi Bakkali
Guest
September 1st, 2016
Reply to  James Barnett

30k is also pretty decent

James Barnett
Guest
September 1st, 2016
Reply to  James Barnett

Miguel Ezquieta not sure it doesn’t state. Can’t imagine any CFast card keeping up with that unless it’s doing Card A even frames Card B odd frames like the Ursa Mini.

Andy McEntire
Guest
September 1st, 2016
Reply to  James Barnett

It’s for external…which is a few years too late

Levi Magyar
Guest
September 1st, 2016
Reply to  James Barnett

I can do that all day @ 4.5k, internally on my Red Raven

Derek Olson
Derek Olson
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September 1st, 2016
Reply to  Levi Magyar

Really? What’s the highest useable iso on your Raven? Must be at least 20,000 right? Next thing you’re going to tell me is that the Ursa Mini is 4.5k, apples to apples. Pretty much the same thing right?

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