VERSATILE 4K PRODUCTION
The new EOS C200 and EOS C200B Digital Cinema Cameras bring the performance of the Cinema EOS system to a wide range of shooters looking for high quality digital imaging at an affordable price. The cameras are able to 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 both cameras ideal for film, documentary and television production, corporate and event videography, and newsgathering. The EOS C200 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 EOS C200B comes as a standalone camera body, excluding the built-in electronic viewfinder, LCD monitor, handle and handgrip. This allows the user the flexibility to customize the camera with a wide range of accessories to fit their specific needs. The EOS C200B’s small form factor allows it to be used in tighter spaces, and more easily attached to a gimbal or drone. The EOS C200 and EOS C200B cameras provide a multitude of features helping to deliver outstanding image quality, performance and versatility.
8.85 MEGAPIXEL SUPER 35MM CMOS SENSOR
The EOS C200 and EOS C200B Digital Cinema Cameras integrate 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 cameras fully utilize 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 and 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 time, resulting in a reduction in rolling-shutter artifacts.
DUAL DiG!C DV 6 IMAGE PROCESSORS
The EOS C200 and EOS C200B Digital Cinema Cameras feature our newly developed dual DiG!C DV 6image 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 DIGIC 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 and EOS C200B Digital Cinema Cameras support 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. The 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 and EOS C200B Digital Cinema Camera features our newly developed dual DiG!C DV 6image 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.
Dual Pixel CMOS AF+ with Touch Focus
Achieve faster focus with the optional Touch Screen LCD Monitor (LM-V1), a new accessory (included with the C200) 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 even more intuitive.
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.
The camera also has a focus pre-set feature. Separate predetermined focus points can be selected and when the SET button is pushed, the lens will move focus from one mark to the other. This is especially useful when focusing in scenes with multiple subjects.
A newly developed menu function has been added for Auto-Focus tuning, allowing easy access to camera and lens settings. The AF Speed Tuning function allows users to set the lens drive speed to any of 10 steps. AF subject tracking characteristics can also be varied and set to any of 7 steps, allowing the user to select the appropriate responsiveness when changes have occurred in the subject.
IN-CAMERA ND FILTER
The EOS C200 and EOS C200B Digital Cinema Cameras feature 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.
INTERNAL 4K RAW RECORDING WITH NEW CINEMA RAW LIGHT
The EOS C200 and EOS C200B Digital Cinema Cameras feature 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.
The EOS C200 and EOS C200B Digital Cinema Cameras offer a variety of professional workflows. The cameras new Cinema RAW Light format provides professional shooters with the widest dynamic range and highest color fidelity for post production work. Using Canon’s CRD software and Canon RAW Light codec with up to 15 stops of dynamic range is achievable.
MP4 recording is also possible on the camera for situations such as news gathering where capturing the image and speed through post are priority.
The EOS C200 supports both ACES 1.0 and HDR imaging through support for emerging HDR standards. Canon is working closely with 3rd party developers to help ensure maximum compatibility for these new formats with NLE and grading systems.
Canon Log and Canon Log 3
The EOS C200 and EOS C200B support both Canon Log and Canon Log 3 Gamma. Canon Log is designed to reproduce, in post production, the entire tonal range that the CMOS image sensor is capable of. Log workflow provides the user with higher dynamic range, more highlight and shadow retention, and more flexibility in grading.
Canon Log 3 is ideal for professional end users that want to get the most out of the camera system, and provides the most versatility for post production when recording in camera.
When using Canon RAW Light and Canon’s RAW development software it is possible to additionally use Canon Log 2 allowing for a total of 15 stops of dynamic range out of the camera. Using this method requires additional post production time over other options, but gives the highest quality and flexibility for post.
Wide DR Gamma
The EOS C200 and EOS C200B provide the Canon Wide Dynamic Range Gamma function that allows users to get many of the benefits of Canon Log Gamma while maintaining an 18% gray point similar to Rec. 709. By using this setting, users can maintain the full dynamic range of the sensor without the need for extensive post processing. Use of Wide DR Gamma can greatly reduce post production time while maintaining very high image quality.
FULLY COMPATIBLE WITH NEW AND EXISTING
CANON EF-MOUNT LENSES
A major aspect of the creative filmmaking potential of the EOS C200 and EOS C200B Digital Cinema Cameras are 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 C200 and EOS C200B provide the display of CN-E Cinema lens T-values, compatibility with Dual-Pixel CMOS AF, lens metadata acquisition, and chromatic aberration correction.