The 1D C is a big camera, everything about it is big. The body boasts the standard big yet elegant magnesium alloy Canon 1D chassis, it looks best with big Canon cinema lenses, it shoots big 4k video frames and it's price is equally big. But the word big in the camera world is very relative. The guys at Arri, Zeiss, Panavision, Red and most every other cinema camera manufacturer would say the 1D C is tiny. I recently had a great opportunity to use the 4k video features of the 1D C and I can say without a doubt it is much much sharper and retains so much more detail than any other DSLR I've ever used. I can crop into the footage surprisingly far before getting to the level of detail I'm used to seeing from the 5D mark iii or C100. Here are a few 4k video frame grabs for you to play with, these are directly from the camera without any processing.
Download the above full resolution 4k video screen grab by clicking the following link then right click and select "save as": 1D C 4k video frame grab of Nikon Df
I lit this shot with a single 400 LED video light on a seamless white background. It looks like it's getting some vignetting on the bottom left and very slightly on the left side of the frame but that's only because the single light was set on camera right at an approx. 45 degree angle, so all you're seeing is the light fall-off on the left side of the camera. This image was shot it at 1000 ISO, 1/50 and f/8.
Download the above full resolution 4k video screen grab by clicking the following link then right click and select "save as": 1D C 4k video frame grab of Pictureline showroom
This shot is all naturally lit from the store lights and ambient through the windows. It was a peaceful morning in the store before a big rush came in. I forget the settings I shot it at but if I were to guess I would say something in the range of: 1/50, T/5.6, and ISO 600.
I'll be doing a full video review of this camera at some point, but for now I just wanted to get a few video frames out to people who may want to grade them and see what they look like on their computers. Enjoy!