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The EOS C200 Digital Cinema Camera is a “ready-to-go” production camera that comes with a built-in electronic viewfinder and an array of accessories including a 4-inch touch screen LCD monitor, a versatile handle and ergonomic handgrip. The camera can record internal 4K RAW to a CFast™ 2.0 card in our new Cinema RAW Light format without compromising detail, as well as 4K UHD and Full HD in MP4 format to SD cards. The 8.85 Megapixel Super 35mm CMOS sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, full compatibility with Canon EF-mount lenses, and HDR capability help make the EOS C200 ideal for film, documentary and television production, corporate and event videography, and news gathering. The camera’s multitude of features help deliver outstanding image quality, performance and versatility.
Canon 8.85 Megapixel Super 35mm CMOS Sensor
The EOS C200 Digital Cinema Camera integrates an 8.85 Megapixel Super 35mm 16:9 CMOS sensor that supports 4K (DCI) recording with a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels. The camera fully utilizes the image data delivered by this 4K CMOS sensor to also enable Over Sampling HD Processing for 2K (DCI) and Full HD 1080/60p recording.
Each pixel in this CMOS imaging sensor also maintains a wide pixel pitch that maximizes the amount of light that falls on to each photo site, thus enhancing the EOS C200 camera’s sensitivity while also minimizing noise and supporting ISO speeds of up to 102,400 for extreme low-light imaging. This sensor also reduces data-readout time, resulting in a reduction in rolling-shutter artifacts.
Fully Compatible with New and Existing Canon EF-Mount Lenses
A major aspect of the creative filmmaking potential of the EOS C200B Digital Cinema Camera is its compatibility with the full range of more than 100 Canon EF and EF-S photographic lenses (including specialty tilt-shift and fisheye models) and Canon’s 4K CN-E Cinema prime and zoom lenses (including the “ENG-style” Canon CINE-SERVO and COMPACT-SERVO zooms. Improved EF lens communication capabilities of the EOS C200B camera provide the display of CN-E Cinema lens T-values, compatibility with Dual-Pixel CMOS AF, lens metadata acquisition, and chromatic aberration correction.
Built-In Viewfinder with Touch Screen LCD Monitor, Camera Grip and Handle Unit
The EOS C200 Digital Cinema Camera is a “ready-to-go” production camera, right out of the box. The camera comes with a built-in electronic viewfinder, along with a 4-inch Touch Screen LCD Monitor (LM-V1), Camera Grip (GR-V1), Handle Unit (HDU-2) and Battery Charger (CG-A20)- all helping make the EOS C200 ideal for single operator shooting applications including film, documentary and television production, as well as corporate video and event videography work and news gathering.
Built-In Electronic Viewfinder
The 0.46 inch, 1.77 million dot built-in electronic viewfinder has a full array of menu options for controlling camera settings, and supports HDR viewing.
Touch Screen LCD Monitor (LM-V1)
The fully adjustable and detachable, 1.23 million dot, 4-inch Touch Screen LCD Monitor works with Canon's exclusive AF technologies for easy monitoring and one-finger "tap-focusing" during shooting.
Camera Grip (GR-V1)
The new Rosette style camera grip makes rotating and removing the grip simpler, and features an improved ergonomic design to help steady and focus the camera.
Handle Unit (HDU-2)
This handle unit can be attached to the camera body without tools, and features a new handle screw that enables fast and easy attachment. The unit can also be used to mount a variety of optional peripherals.
Dual DiG!C DV 6 Image Processors
The EOS C200 Digital Cinema Camera features our newly developed dual DiG!C DV 6 image processors, which powerfully process high-resolution image data.
The two on-board DiG!C DV 6 image processors allow for the recording of 1,800 horizontal TV lines in 4K. The DiG!C 6 is Canon’s sixth-generation Image processor that uses proprietary technology, allowing users to achieve high performance and creative freedom when acquiring images.
ISO Range of 100 to 102,400 Supported
The EOS C200 supports an ISO range of between 160 and 25,600. That range expands to between 100 to 102,400 when the “Extended Sensitivity” is set on the camera. This range of ISO settings provide the user with more creative freedom. Low ISO values allow the user to use large iris settings and shallow depth of field, even in scenes of bright light. The higher ISO values provide the user with more flexibility in dimly lit situations. A 54db gain setting can also be set to achieve high sensitivity in dimly lit scenes.
Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology
The EOS C200 Digital Cinema Camera features our Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF) Technology. DAF is a breakthrough AF technology that uses the CMOS sensor.
Each pixel in the camera's CMOS sensor is configured with two photodiodes. Two independent image signals can then be detected at each photo site. By implementing phase-difference AF, smooth focusing is accomplished using Canon EF lenses with much higher speed and accuracy than was possible with previous technologies- a major advantage during single-operator shooting.
Continuous AF and Face Detection AF with all Canon EF Lenses*
The EOS C200 has one-touch AF (with a push-button) and continuous AF within approximately 80% of the overall image area. Face Detection AF is another autofocus mode that can track a person's face in the frame and maintain focus on them. To further fine tune AF performance, the EOS C200 offers the ability to set the AF tracking speed (up to 10 steps) and sensitivity (up to 7 steps) to match the user’s preference.
*Excluding manual focus lenses
Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Touch Focus
Achieve faster focus with the included Touch Screen LCD Monitor (LM-V1), a new accessory with touch screen support. Tapping the area of the frame quickly brings the image into focus. This ability to choose the subject for focusing with the tap of the screen helps to make focusing intuitive.
Internal 4K RAW Recording with New Cinema RAW Light
The EOS C200 Digital Cinema Camera features Canon's newly developed Cinema RAW Light, a 4K RAW recording file format offering a smaller file size compared to our standard RAW*1 files, while maintaining the same high resolution, high color reproducibility, and wide dynamic range data to provide dramatically greater freedom in grading and compositing.
Cinema RAW Light files are about 1/3 to 1/5 the size of our standard RAW files. The smaller file size and reduced bit rate speeds up data transfer and allows internal recording to CFast™ cards.
The reduced file size also helps users extend storage capacity and transfer files on a network more easily. The high bit depth of Cinema RAW Light (10bit/12bit*2) maximizes retention of color and dynamic range information, which is especially critical in HDR production.
Internal 4K UHD and Full HD Recording in MP4
The EOS C200 Digital Cinema Camera offers 4K UHD and Full HD recording in MP4 format, up to 60fps. The compact size of the MP4 codec allows the EOS C200 to capture images directly to low cost SD cards.
Full HD 120P/100P Slow Motion Recording Support
The EOS C200 Digital Cinema Camera supports high-speed recording in Full HD at 120p/100p fps to enable additional creative freedom for slow motion replays and other special effects. It’s capable of a maximum 120fps, realizing even greater emotion in visual expression.
* CLICK HERE for an eight part video training series devoted to understanding and operating the Canon EOS C200 and C200B digital cinema cameras presented by the Canon Digital Learning Center. Please join frequent collaborator, producer and educator, Jem Schofield, on location at Canon Burbank as he demonstrates the camera setup and build, explains the menu system, shows the best way to adjust the custom picture settings, audio, autofocus, remote control, and discusses workflow options with product experts.
- You cannot perform the firmware update using CFast 2.0 cards. Please use a commercially available SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card that is 64MB or more for the firmware update.
- Firmware version 184.108.40.206.00 is for updating Cinema EOS C200 cameras running firmware version 220.127.116.11.00 - 18.104.22.168.00. If your camera's firmware is already version 22.214.171.124.00, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Once the camera is updated to the latest version, it cannot be restored to a previous version.