Canon Introduces The C700 Cinema Camera, XC15 Camcorder And 4K Monitors

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For those who like to shoot video, Canon has a number of pro-level items coming between now and January of next year.

The big draw is the new EOS C700 Cinema Camera. The C700 comes in three models, the C700, C700 PL and the C700 GS PL. These cameras are designed for 4K Cinema shooting, TV and On-Demand Streaming. The big adds here are 15 stop HDR shooting and the the new Super 35mm 4K sensor.

Canon also introduced a more compact camera in the XC15 4K UHD video camcorder. Unlike the C700 line, the XC15 is geared more towards news and run-and-gun production. It does feature 4K recording and comes with a MA-400 microphone adapter. It comes with a 1-inch CMOS sensor DIGIC DV 5 image processing.

Finally, Canon is also releasing two new 4K displays for image processing and editing. The DP-V2420 is a 24-inch display that supports HDR standards. The other lens is the DV-V1710 which is 17-inches and designed for HD, UHD and 4K images. Both of the displays hit 3840 x 2160 resolution.

We’ve included press releases for all of the products below, which include technical specifications.

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Canon C700 Cinema Camera

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MELVILLE, N.Y., September 1, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the next step in the evolution of the Cinema EOS family of professional cinematography products with the new EOS C700, EOS C700 PL and EOS C700 GS PL cinema cameras.

Featuring a completely new, customizable, modular design, the EOS C700 meets the demands of today’s productions – from feature films to documentaries to episodic dramas. The EOS C700 and EOS C700 PL cameras feature a Super 35mm 4.5K sensor1with wide dynamic range, and can be ideal for productions requiring 4K UHD TV or 4K DCI cinema deliverables. The EOS C700 GS PL features a Super 35mm 4K sensor with a global shutter to enable the distortion-free capture of subjects moving at high speeds. In addition to supporting the earlier XF-AVC2 recording format, the cameras also support Apple® ProRes.

Recognizing that customers today demand flexibility and the ability to respond to the changing needs of productions, the EOS C700 allows users to convert between EF mount and PL mounts, and between a standard CMOS image sensor and a global shutter CMOS image sensor at Canon service facilities3. The EF lens mount provides compatibility with Canon’s diverse lineup of over 70 interchangeable EF lenses as well as enabling use of Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. While the EOS C700 PL and EOS C700 GS PL allow use of industry-standard PL lenses and compatibility with Cooke /i metadata communication technology.

For those wanting to shoot and deliver High Dynamic Range (HDR)4 content, the EOS C700 and EOS C700 PL are ideal – providing 15 stops of latitude5, Canon’s proprietary Log Gammas (Canon Log3, Canon Log2 and Canon Log) and renowned color science. Additionally, these cameras seamlessly integrate with Canon’s professional 4K displays (DP-V2420, DP-V2410 or DP-V1770) for on-set color management and review that conforms to SMPTE ST 20846 standards of HDR display.

To complement these powerful new acquisition tools, Canon has turned to its trusted partner Codex to provide a fully-integrated (no cables) recording and workflow option. The combination of the EOS C700 camera with the optional Codex CDX-36150 recorder allows for high-speed 4.5K RAW recording at up to 100FPS, 4K RAW at up to 120FPS, 4K ProRes at up to 60FPS, 2K ProRes at up to 240FPS and XF-AVC at up to 60FPS.

Canon’s new EOS C700, EOS C700 PL and EOS C700 GS PL are the first Cinema EOS cameras to support anamorphic shooting  by utilizing a “de-squeeze” function for monitoring7, making possible the creation of images with the 2.39:1 aspect ratio typical of cinema productions. Furthermore, enabling Full HD high-frame-rate recording at a maximum of 240 fps (crop8), the camera enables smooth playback, even when slowed down, for great emotional visual expression.

Along with the announcement of these cameras, Canon is also introducing optional accessories OLED 1920×1080 Electronic View Finder EVF-V70, Remote Operation Unit OU-700, Shoulder Support Unit SU-15, Shoulder Style Grip Unit SG-1 and B4 mount adapters MO-4E/MO-4P.

The EOS C700 and EOS C700 PL are currently expected to go on sale in December 2016, while the EOS C700 GS PL is currently expected to go on sale in January 2017. The EOS C700 and EOS C700 PL will have a list of $35,000.00 each** and the EOS C700 GS PL will have a list price of $38,000.00**.

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†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

*This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission.  This device is not, and may not be offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.

**Availability, pricing and specifications are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

1 4.5K RAW recording will be supported following a firmware update (currently scheduled to be released at the end of March 2017, see chart below).

2 Canon’s proprietary video format that efficiently compresses video data.

3 Conversions will incur a fee and will be handled by Canon service facilities.

4 High Dynamic Range refers to a technique that enhances the contrast between light and dark values (the dynamic range) of an image.

5 15 stops achievable in EOS C700 and EOS C700 PL models in Canon Log2 mode. EOS C700 GS PL achieves 14 stops.

6 The wide dynamic range imaging standard recommended by the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers.

7 A lens that enables shooting with landscape-orientation compression and makes possible a characteristic blur effect.

8 A shooting function that creates a pseudo-telephoto effect using a portion of the sensor area.

Format

Recording media/ recorder

Resolution

Data spec

Bit depth

Max. Frame Rate

Available/Update

ProRes

CFast

4K / QFHD

ProRes 422 HQ

10 bit

~30 fps

Available

2K / FHD

ProRes 422 HQ

10 bit

~60 fps

Available

ProRes 4444

12 bit

~60 fps

Available

Crop 2K / FHD

ProRes 422

10 bit

~180 fps

Available

Codex recorder

CDX-36150

4K / QFHD

ProRes 422 HQ

10 bit

~60 fps

March Update

2K / FHD

ProRes 422 HQ

10 bit

~120 fps

March Update

ProRes 4444 XQ

12 bit

~60 fps

March Update

ProRes 4444

12 bit

~60 fps

March Update

Crop 2K / FHD

ProRes 422 HQ

10 bit

~240 fps

March Update

RAW

Codex recorder

CDX-36150

4.5K

RGB Bayer RAW

~100 fps

March Update

4.2K(GS)

~100 fps

March Update

4K

~120 fps

Available

4.5K anamorphic

~120 fps

March Update

Crop 2K

~240 fps

March Update

Ext. RAW Recorder

4K

RGB Bayer RAW

~60 fps

Available

XF-AVC

CFast

4K / QFHD

YCC422 Intra

10 bit

~60 fps

Available

2K / FHD

YCC422 Intra

10 bit

~120 fps

Available

YCC422 LongGOP

10 bit

~60 fps

Available

(Slow & Fast motion Not supported)

RGB444 Intra

12 bit

~60 fps

Available

10 bit

~60 fps

Available

Crop 2K / FHD

YCC422 Intra

10 bit

~240 fps

Available

FHD Interlace

YCC422 LongGOP

10 bit

60i / 50i

Available

(Slow & Fast motion Not supported)

Crop FHD Interlace

YCC422 LongGOP

10 bit

60i / 50i

Available

(Slow & Fast motion Not supported)

XF-AVC

(Proxy)

SD Card

2K / FHD

YCC420 LongGOP

8 bit

~60 fps

Available

(Slow & Fast motion Not supported)

Canon XC15 4K UHD Video Camcorder

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MELVILLE, N.Y., September 1, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the XC15 4K Video Camcorder, a 4K UHD digital video camcorder for professional use that achieves high-image quality with a lightweight, compact body.

The new Canon XC15, which builds on the XC10 4K UHD digital video camcorder announced in April 2015, enables shooting with an external microphone through an XLR input and features the selection of visual-expression “Look” modes, including modes that allow it to match the look of other Canon professional cameras, making it ideal for use as a “B”-camera as well as for media and video-content productions.

The Canon XC15 ships with the MA-400 microphone adapter that, when attached, enables shooting with XLR-input microphones used in a wide range of media and content-creation applications. As a result, the camcorder supports the production of content that combines both high-image quality and high-sound quality with reduced noise. The MA-400 is also compatible with the EOS C300 Mark II camera.

Thanks to its high-sensitivity one-inch CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV 5 image processing platform with high calculation-processing power, the new XC15 is capable of capturing high-image quality and low-noise 4K UHD video. Additionally, the camcorder features a compact, lightweight body design, measuring approximately 5.0 x 4.1 x 4.8 inches (WxHxD) and weighs approximately 2.1 pounds while also sporting a 10x optical zoom lens1, which facilitates shooting in confined spaces and environments that demand mobility.

The Canon XC15 4K UHD professional video camcorder is scheduled to be available in September 2016 for a list price of $3,000.00.* For more information, please visit usa.canon.com

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† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

* Availability, prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

1 Body and Lens Only

Canon 4K Displays

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 1, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today two new professional 4K/UHD displays in response to the needs of content-creators – the DP-V2420 professional 4K reference display, a 24-inch high-luminance model ideal for High Dynamic Range (HDR1) footage and the DP-V1710 professional 4K reference display, an industry-first2 17-inch, 3840 x 2160 display ideal for use on set, in broadcasting vans, and in studios. Both displays feature a Canon-developed image-processing engine, proprietary backlight system and an IPS LCD panel, that when combined deliver excellent color reproduction and high-resolution, high-contrast imaging performance.

DP-V2420
The Canon DP-V2420 professional 24-inch 4K reference display supports HDR standards and display methods3 increasingly used for next-generation video production, and provides high luminance and black luminance performance essential for screening HDR content. Canon’s DP-V2420 display qualifies as a Dolby Vision mastering monitor and complies with the ITU-R BT.2100-0 HDR standard which specifies a peak luminance 1000 cd/m2 and a minimum luminance 0.005 cd/m2. Allowing for the review and confirmation of high-quality 4K images, the display’s expanded dynamic range greatly increases color expression and the contrast between the light and dark areas of an image to achieve luminance expression close to that of the naked eye while also supporting the expression of natural colors and a sense of three-dimensionality.

DP-V1710
The DP-V1710 4K/UHD is the industry’s first 17-inch 3840 x 2160 resolution professional-model display, which can be used with the 19-inch rack mounts that are commonplace in broadcast studio sub control rooms and broadcasting vans. The DP-V1710 is ready to deliver stunning HD, UHD, and 4K imagery in mobile production vehicles. In addition to providing high-image-quality UHD resolution, the display features a compact body size that makes it ideal for use on-set, carrying during on-location shooting or for use in broadcasting vans with limited space. Additionally, supporting HDR standards and display methods,3 the DP-V1710 delivers a level of black luminance performance demanded for broadcasting, supporting a wide range of users who create Full HD, 4K/UHD, and HDR content.

The DP-V2420 and DP-V1710 displays are scheduled to be available in November 2016 and February 2017 for list prices of $32,900.00 and $13,500.00, respectively*. For additional information please visit, usa.canon.com.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2015† and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2016. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact pr@cusa.canon.com.

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† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

* Availability, prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers.

1 High dynamic range refers to a technique that enhances the contrast between light and dark values (the dynamic range) of an image.

2 Among professional-use 4K displays. As of September 2, 2016.

3 ITU recommended ITU-R BT.2100-0, as well as Canon digital cinema camera proprietary log gammas: Canon Log, Canon Log2 and Canon Log3.

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