Along with the Canon EOS-1D C DSLR camera, the company introduced the Cinema EOS C500 as well as four EF Cinema zoom lenses. The first mentioned is built to offer up to 1920 x 1080p full HD video captures, while both Canon cameras can deliver 4K recording.
The EOS-1D C is fitted with an 18.1MP full-frame 24mm x 36mm Canon CMOS sensor. 4K footage can be recorded by a roughly APS-H-sized portion of the full image sensor. On the other hand, full HD content may be captured either in the standard full HD setting via the 36mm width of the CMOS sensor or through an optional Super 35 crop setting. 1920 x 1080p clips can be taken at frame rates ranging from 24p to 60p.
“The Canon EOS-1D C DSLR camera was designed in response to the needs of filmmakers, television producers, and other high-level motion-imaging professionals,” remarked Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “Not only does it combine 4K and Full HD video capture with a convenient design, its use of dual CF cards also offers an efficient workflow compatible with today’s post-production requirements.”
One of the highlights of the Canon EOS-1D C is the fact that it can store 8-bit 4:2:2 4K and 8-bit 4:2:0 full HD video to CF cards, taking away the need to depend on an external recorder. At the same time, users do have the choice to push content to an external recorder via the HDMI terminal, by employing an uncompressed YCbCr 8-bit 4:2:2 signal.
The camera is bundled along with software applications like EOS Utility and Picture Style Editor. It gets its steam from Canon Dual Digic 5+ image processors and accommodates a sensitivity level of ISO 100 – 51200. When tipped into ultra-fast continuous shooting form, the snapper is said to be capable of rendering 14fps. It can be wielded to capture still images with over 60 interchangeable Canon EF and EF Cinema lenses.
The Canon EOS-1D C release date and price details read at somewhere in 2012 and $15,000, respectively.