Designed specifically for the unique demands of the motion picture industry, the EOS-1D C Camera from Canon
is a breakthrough in hybrid HDSLR technology--able to record stills, 4K
and Full HD video, to either two on-board CF cards or uncompressed Full
HD to outboard recorders.
One of the largest benefits of having 4K video technology in a DSLR body
is that it will be able to go places that other larger 4K cameras
cannot, providing new ways of composing and capturing scenes. It is also
compatible with the entire fleet of Canon EOS lenses already available,
and perhaps already in your arsenal. If you're looking for a powerful
yet versatile rig that knows what a cinematographer wants and needs,
then Canon answers the call with this impressive offering.
The EOS-1D C was built to shoot cinematic quality, in a compact and
versatile EOS body. It is able to capture 4K (4096 x 2160), 24p (23.976)
content directly to its on-board CF memory cards. It does this by using
an 8-bit 4:2:2, high bit rate Motion JPEG compression scheme--allowing
4K content to be acquired in virtually any shooting environment, without
an off-board external recorder.
Coupled with the camera's small form factor, the EOS-1D C allows 4K
recording in environments that would normally be impossible or that
would require much larger cameras, crews and permits. It also allows
filmmakers to be discreet in crowded or hostile shooting environments,
on and in vehicles, or even in underwater housings.
In addition to its large pixel size--for outstanding still images and
4096 x 2160 video--the camera provides the serious photographer with a
generous ergonomic design, along with a smart layout of the controls.
Dual CF card slots ensure that every shot can be captured, while the
magnesium alloy body is dust and weather resistant, allowing you to get
the job done without hesitation, or worry.
Producing the selective focus and field of view that made filmmakers
fall in love with the EOS 5D Mark II, the standard Full-Frame HD setting
on the EOS-1D C takes advantage of the camera's 36mm sensor width. This
setting is ideal when filmmakers want to take full advantage of Canon's
EF and EF Cinema prime lenses to capture that unique and distinct
full-frame look--though Canon's EF Cinema zoom lenses require the Super
35mm Cropping setting, fixed focal length EF Cinema lenses will cover
the area of a full-frame sensor.
As a new category of hybrid HDSLR cameras is created, capable of
shooting 4K video--the motion picture industry standard--Canon and the
EOS-1D C enter previously uncharted territory. Now cinematographers can
shoot feature films from inside cars and planes, or documentaries using
underwater housings--allowing a whole new perspective to be captured for
the big screen.