NAB is right around the corner, and Canon has taken to introducing loads of new products for the videography industry. We previously saw a prototype 4K 1D camera, and it has now been formally announced. Coined as the 1D C (for cinema), the new DSLR seems to take the cake as the current king of HDSLR cameras. With a full frame sensor, 60p Full HD video recording, and 4K capabilities, this seems like a winner…if you have $15,000 to burn.
But wait, there’s more!
EOS 1D C
The 1D C seems to look just like a Canon 1D X. Here are the important specs:
– Video recording at 4K (4096 x 2160-pixel) or Full HD (1920 x 1080-pixel) resolution. 4K video is captured at an APS-H size though, so a 1.3x crop factor.
– 18.1-megapixel full-frame 24mm x 36mm Canon CMOS sensor
– The camera records 8-bit 4:2:2 Motion JPEG 4K video to the camera’s CF memory card at 24 frames-per-second (fps) or Full HD 1920 x 1080 video at selectable frame rates from 24p to 60p.
– Canon Log Gamma to enable the recording of high-quality video with rich gradation expression
– Captured video (excluding 4K video) can be output from the camera’s HDMI terminal to an external recorder using an uncompressed YCbCr 8-bit 4:2:2 signal.
– Optional Super 35mm sized crop recording.
– ISO 100-51200
– Dual DIGIC 5+ image processors
– Shoots 12fps in still mode and 14fps with the mirror up
– The Canon EOS-1D C digital SLR camera is scheduled to be available within 2012 at a suggested retail price of $15,000.
– 8.85-megapixel CMOS sensor
– Available in PL mount and EF mount
– 4K (4096 x 2160-pixel) resolution
– 10-bit uncompressed RAW data stream with no de-Bayering
– The camera offer the additional versatility of being able to output quad full-HD (3840 x 2160), 2K (2048 x 1080), full HD (1920 x 1080), and other imaging options.
– All 4K formats can be selected to operate from one to 60 frames per second
– The cameras employ a 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 signal format during 2K output, which can be selected to operate from one to 60 frames-per-second (fps) as well. If switched to a 10-bit YCrCb 4:2:2 mode, the camera can operate up to 120 fps.
– The Cinema EOS C500 simultaneously records in-camera a 50 Mbps HD proxy video to a CF card that is immediately available to support offline editing.
– No word on pricing yet. UPDATE: May be around $30,000!
New Zoom and Prime Lenses for Cinema
– The CN-E15.5-47mm T2.8 L S* (for EF mounts)
– CN-E15.5-47mm T2.8 L SP* (for PL mounts)
– the CN-E30-105mm T2.8 L S* (for EF mounts)
– CN-E30-105mm T2.8 L SP* (for PL mounts).
From the Press release: “The new Canon XJ80x8.8B and XJ76x9B HD field lenses combine augmented telephoto and wide-angle performance. The premium XJ80x8.8B lens delivers an 80x zoom with a maximum wide angle of 8.8mm (a horizontal angle-of-view of 57.2 degrees), which is approximately five percent wider than previous long-zoom lenses. These capabilities enable the XJ80x8.8B to capture everything from a panoramic stadium-wide shot to a telephoto close-up of an individual player’s face. The XJ80x8.8B’s wide-angle capabilities enable the lens to pull back from a telephoto shot and replace it with a dramatic close-up – thus adding to creative flexibilities.”
At the moment of reporting this story, Canon doesn’t have much else info. In fact, none of the products are even listed on the website yet.
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