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EOS C700 targets high-end 4K production

The EOS C700 is Canon’s new flagship 4K cinema camera. It records 4096×2160 video at up to 810Mbps, at 50/60p internally, or 100/120p with an optional Codex Raw/high-speed recorder, as well as 2K at up to 200/240p (in sensor crop mode).

There will be two models: the C700 EF/PL, which ships in December for £28,839 (inc VAT), and has a fast-focusing 4.5K Super 35mm Dual Pixel CMOS AF sensor; while the £30,789 C700 GS PL is better suited to fast-moving subjects thanks to its 4.2K global shutter (the first in

Canon’s Cinema EOS range), and should ship early next year.

Both offer internal 10/12-bit XF-AVC or ProRes recording (to dual CFast 2.0 cards), have a high ISO of up to 102,400, plus ND filters with up to 10-stops of control, and use three DIGIC DV5 processors. They support Canon Log 3, Log 2 and Log Gammas, and can record up to 15 stops of dynamic range (14 stops on the C700 GS).

The C700 also allows direct live HD streaming via the internet from its Ethernet port or optional wireless transmitter. Other options include: a new 0.7-inch 1920×1080 OLED viewfinder; new OU-700 remote controller; and new SU-15 shoulder support unit with SG-1 shoulder-style grip unit.