Top-end cinematography camera captures images up to 5.9K resolution
Canon has revealed a full-frame version of its C700 camera, the C700 FF, which captures images up to 5.9K resolution via a newly developed 38.1 mm x 20.1mm CMOS sensor.
“Filmic images with unprecedented low noise, natural skin tones, shallow depth-of-field, and a broad ranging tonality.”
The new full-frame sensor “enables filmmakers to capture filmic images with unprecedented low noise, natural skin tones, shallow depth-of-field, and a broad ranging tonality that exceeds 15-stops of dynamic range,” says Canon. This enables the capture of HDR images and provides a high degree of flexibility in the grading process.
The C700 FF can be used for full frame, Super 35mm and Super 16mm shooting in a range of formats including ProRes, XF-AVC (internally to CFast cards) and Canon’s uncompressed Cinema RAW.
It captures images at resolutions including 5.9k 12/10-bit RAW, 4K and 2K RAW 12-bit and ProRes 4K.
It shoots up to 60fps at 5.9K, 72fps at 4K crop and up to 168fps at 2K crop. Canon adds: “Using the 5.9K oversampling processing, the camera is also able to deliver a higher quality 4K and 2K image with reduced moiré and noise.”
The C700 FF is available in both EF lock & PL mount and shoots with EF, PL and anamorphic lenses. Using EF lenses, it supports Canon’s autofocus system – Dual Pixel CMOS AF – which the company says, “ensures focusing by locking onto and tracking a moving subject; critical in higher resolution recording.”
The camera is compatible with C700 accessories including the EVF-V70 viewfinder, the MO-4E/ MO-4P B4 mount adapter and the OU-700 remote operation unit.
The C700 FF will cost around €27,999 (£24,500) ex VAT (body only).
EOS C700 FF – Key Features
• 5.9K Full Frame CMOS Sensor
• 15-stops of dynamic range
• Various sensor modes including Full Frame, Super 35mm and Super 16mm
• “Accurate and reliable” Dual Pixel CMOS AF system with Canon EF mount
• Supports multiple recording formats including Canon Cinema RAW, ProRes and XF-AVC