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The EOS C200B Digital Cinema Camera comes as a standalone camera body, excluding the built-in electronic viewfinder, LCD monitor, handle and handgrip accessories that come with the EOS C200. This allows the user the flexibility to customize the camera with a wide range of accessories to fit their specific needs. The camera's small form factor allows it to be used in tighter spaces, and more easily attached to a gimbal or drone.
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 C200B 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 C200B 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 HD1080/60p 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 C200B 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 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.
Flexibility for Custom Shooting Situations
The camera's small form factor allows it to be used in tighter spaces and mounted into a variety of gyro-stabilized housings, robotic camera pedestals, on a crane or drone, remotely operated for surveillance activities, hidden inside a race car or helicopter, or other hard-to-reach locations where the camera is not immediately accessible.
Dual DiG!C DV 6 Image Processors
The EOS C200B 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 C200B 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 C200B 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 photosite. 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 C200B 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 C200B 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.
Dual Pixel Focus Guide+
The camera's Dual Pixel Focus Guide takes advantage of Dual Pixel CMOS AF data to display focus assist information on the screen. The innovative user interface applies Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology to provide the user focus feedback. This lowers the barrier for focusing, especially when shooting in 4K, which requires strict focus accuracy.
The Dual Pixel Focus Guide presents the user with a rectangle in which to focus the subject. The rectangle turns green when the subject is in focus. If the subject is out of focus the box will turn gray and the arrows will indicate which way to adjust the lens to regain focus.
Internal 4K RAW Recording with New Cinema RAW Light
The EOS C200B 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.
Internal 4K UHD and Full HD Recording in MP4
The EOS C200B 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 C200B to capture images directly to low cost SD cards.
Full HD 120P/100P Slow Motion Recording Support
The EOS C200B 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.
In-camera ND Filter
The EOS C200B Digital Cinema Camera features in-camera ND filters to help save production time and help increase shooting versatility without the need to change filters. The internal ND filters are selected with the ND FILTER + and - buttons on the left side of the camera.
The camera uses an internal, motorized ND assembly consisting of two rotating disks with glass ND filters between the rear of the lens and the front of the sensor. This combination of ND filters allows 5 steps of neutral density. In normal mode 2, 4 and 6 stops are available. In extended mode, 8 and 10 stops are also available. Neutral density filters allow the operator more control of exposure in bright scenes, especially where shallow depth of field is desired.
* 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 188.8.131.52.00 is for updating Cinema EOS C200 cameras running firmware version 184.108.40.206.00 - 220.127.116.11.00. If your camera's firmware is already version 18.104.22.168.00, 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.