IBC 2013: Canon’s 4K-capable DSLR, the EOS-1D C, has been cleared for HD acquisition by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

Canon said the EBU tests, which covered noise, sensitivity, exposure range, resolution and alias artefacts, found that the 1D C is the first DSLR ever to provide an image of high enough quality for use as a broadcast production tool.

According to the manufacturer, the results indicated that the EOS-1D C provides “exceptional” HD resolution from a 4K source with “very low” aliasing, and “good” colour performance and motion portrayal.

The test results also found that the EOS-1D C camera system and its imaging performance comply with the recommended specification for inclusion in HD Tier 1, which covers shoulder mounted professional single or 3 sensor camera.

“The EOS-1D C has received a tremendous response since it launched, and we’re delighted the test results were so positive,” said Canon Europe director of professional marketing Kieran Magee.