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Canon EOS C700 Cinema Camera

BH #CAC700EF • MFR #1454C002
Canon EOS C700 Cinema Camera
Key Features
  • Super 35mm CMOS Sensor
  • EF Cinema Lock Type Mount
  • Up to 15 Stops of Dynamic Range
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
Put Canon's mastery of image processing into a cinema-grade production-ready form factor and you get the EOS C700 Cinema Camera. This version of the C700 comes stocked with Canon's EF lens mount with a positive-locking mechanism, minimizing play found in traditional spring-loaded bayonet-style mounts. Beyond the lens mount is the first stop in the C700's imaging pipeline, the 4.5K CMOS image sensor. With a physical resolution exceeding that of DCI 4K and a dynamic range of approximately 15 stops, the C700 is ready for today's 4K and HDR productions.
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Canon C700 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Recording Features
  • 3Monitoring Features
  • 4General Features

Put Canon's mastery of image processing into a cinema-grade production-ready form factor and you get the EOS C700 Cinema Camera. This version of the C700 comes stocked with Canon's EF lens mount with a positive-locking mechanism, minimizing play found in traditional spring-loaded bayonet-style mounts. Beyond the lens mount is the first stop in the C700's imaging pipeline, the 4.5K CMOS image sensor. With a physical resolution exceeding that of DCI 4K and a dynamic range of approximately 15 stops, the C700 is ready for today's 4K and HDR productions.

What good is a sensor without the processing technology to back it up? The C700 is capable of 4K recording at 60p to CFast 2.0 cards using the XF-AVC format. Also available are Apple's well-regarded ProRes formats for direct-to-edit workflows. Raw recording is another possibility through Canon's separately available Codex Digital Recorder which simply clips onto the rear of the C700's modular design.

While the C700 is a fairly advanced piece of equipment, Canon has implemented a familiar user interface. Most basic functions can be accessed through the six buttons surrounding the screen. More advanced settings can be found using the simple selection dial and set buttons.

I/O options for nearly any application can be found on the C700's side panel. Video, audio, control, and power inputs and outputs are available for implementations ranging from ENG-style run-and-gun to high-budget cinema productions.

While the C700 is a production powerhouse all on its own, its modular design lets the user customize the form factor to fit their use case. The rectangular body has enough real-estate to be shoulder-mounted for handheld shooting or secured to a dovetail on professional grip equipment with ease. And for the first time on a Cinema EOS camera, native V-mount battery support is available via an installed IDX battery plate.

Recording Features
High Frame-Rate Support
Slow down the action with high frame rates. Crop in on the sensor for 2K frame rates up to 240 fps. With the separately available Codex Digital raw recorder, frame rates of up to 120 fps can be captured using the entire sensor.
Internal ProRes Recording
The inclusion of Apple's ProRes codec inside the C700 enables shooters who require a quick turn-around to go direct-to-edit on many NLEs without any transcoding necessary. In 4K the 422 HQ flavor is implemented, and is supported up to 30 fps. In 2K mode, 10-bit 422, 10-bit 422HQ, and 12-bit 4444 can be used. High frame-rate recording is supported up to 180 fps using the 10-bit 422 flavor combined with the 2K center crop. All formats are conveniently recorded directly to the CFast 2.0 cards.
Multi-Format Recording
Using the SD card slot, low-data-rate proxy files can be recorded simultaneously with XF-AVC or ProRes on the CFast 2.0 cards. Proxy files are useful for easy editing, either on-the-go, or with a less powerful computer to be linked up with the master files later on. Alternatively, the proxy files can be given to a client for review.
Raw Recording
By removing the battery mount on the rear of the camera, and using the included bracket, a Codex Digital raw recorder can be installed using the included bracket. 12-bit DCI 4K raw files will be recorded onto separately available Codex Digital Capture Drives and will be instantly compatible with the robust Codex Digital workflow.
Monitoring Features
If using monitors compatible with the SMPTE ST 2084 standard, you can connect to the monitor via SDI or HDMI outputs for vibrant images with enhanced dynamic range visibility over standard monitoring solutions. The separately available EVF-V70 OLED viewfinder has HDR simulation via a LUT that resembles the SMPTE ST 2084 standard for HDR preview monitoring in-camera.
Surrounding Area
The viewfinder and monitoring outputs will display a translucent area around the image that is being recorded. Having that area lets the operator see what's happening outside the recorded frame.
ACES Support
The C700 supports ACESproxy version 1.0. Connect it to an input device that supports ACESproxy to deliver a standardized color space in images at the shooting and editing locations, which improves workflow efficiency.
Anamorphic De-Squeeze
Anamorphic lenses enable one-of-a-kind visual expression and are supported on the C700. When outputted to EVF or monitor outputs, the image is stretched to 2.39:1 after de-squeezing. Magnification factor can be set to OFF/2x/1.33x to match the anamorphic optics in use.
General Features
Canon Log
Following in the tradition of the EOS C series cameras, the C700 offers Canon Log, Canon Log 2, and Canon Log 3 curves for recording.

Canon Log 2 emphasizes post-production grading, and maintains higher tonality in dark areas compared to the original Canon Log. With this curve, up to 15 stops of dynamic range can be realized in a single frame.

Canon Log 3 uses a gamma designed to simplify grading by tightening dark areas and adjusting gradation, making it a gamma that makes noise less noticeable and widens dynamic range while retaining Canon Log's ease of use.
Dual Pixel CMOS AF
With phase-detection pixels covering 80% of the sensor area, quickly achieving accurate focus with compatible EF lenses is as simple as selecting an area and have the camera automatically focus on it. Face detection will lock the focus on a face inside the frame and track it as it moves through the frame. Different faces inside the frame are selectable. To ensure that focus is smooth, sensitivity can be adjusted in the menu.

Another function of Dual Pixel AF is Dual Pixel Focus Guide, especially for manual focus confirmation. Select an area inside the frame and the UI will show if the lens is front or back focused from that point. Once critical focus is achieved the area will confirm immediately.
Lens Control
A 12-pin lens connection enables remote control of a compatible lens's focus, zoom, and iris functions, similar to that of a broadcast lens.
B4 Lens Support
With the separately available B4 lens mount adapter, traditional 2/3" ENG lenses can be used in run-and-gun situations as they cover a large zoom range while remaining relatively compact.
Intuitive Operation
In addition to several assignable buttons, six soft keys surround the control screen on the operator-side of the camera. Each of the six buttons can be set to adjust a different camera setting easily and intuitively. This menu system can be driven independently of the EVF menu. Deeper settings can be accessed using the dial, set key, as well as familiar home and back buttons.
ND Filters
Dual motorized filter wheels hold 2, 4, and 6-stop ND filters. Using both wheels together in the extension mode enables even stronger 8 and 10-stop settings.
The camera can grow with your productions as you require. If your workflow moves from EF-mount lenses a Canon service center can switch your mount. Additionally, the sensor block is factory-upgradable if you wish to switch to the global shutter sensor block.
IP Streaming Support
IP streaming support lets users stream video online in real-time as they shoot. The C700 can connect with compatible IP decoders, IP streaming software and other devices, either through the on-board Ethernet connection or with a separately available Wi-Fi adapter, to enable live streaming to video websites or news programs within an existing video production and editing workflow, such as at a broadcast station.

Canon C700 Specs

Lens MountCanon EF Cinema
Lens CommunicationYes, with Autofocus Support
Sensor ResolutionActual: 11.54 Megapixel (4622 x 2496)
Effective: 8.85 Megapixel (4096 x 2160)
Sensor TypeSuper35 CMOS
Built-In ND FilterMechanical Filter Wheel with 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters
Capture TypeStills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter TypeElectronic Rolling Shutter
ISO Sensitivity160 to 25,600 (Extended: 100 to 102,400)
Gain-2 to 42 dB (Native)
-6 to 54 dB (Expanded)
Raw RecordingRaw 12-Bit
4096 x 2160
Raw 10-Bit
4096 x 2160
Recording ModesProRes 4:4:4 12-Bit
2048 x 1080
1920 x 1080
XF-AVC 4:4:4 12-Bit
2048 x 1080
1920 x 1080
XF-AVC 4:2:2 10-Bit
4096 x 2160
3840 x 2160
ProRes 4:2:2 10-Bit
4096 x 2160
3840 x 2160
Sensor Crop ModesSuper35 / APS-C
Variable Frame RatesUp to 240 fps
Gamma CurveCanon Log, Canon Log 2, Canon Log 3, DCI-P3, Rec2020, Rec709, ST2084, Wide DR
IP StreamingRTP, RTSP, UDP
720 x 480 to 1920 x 1080 at 25p, 29.97p, 50i, 59.94i (1.5 to 9.0 Mb/s)
Media/Memory Card SlotDual Slot: CFast (CFast 2.0)
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Video I/O2 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
4 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
1 x HDMI Output
Audio I/O2 x XLR 3-Pin Microphone Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
Power I/O1 x XLR 4-Pin (12 VDC) Input
1 x D-Tap (12 to 24 VDC at 2 A) Output
Other I/O1 x Lens 12-Pin Control
1 x BNC (Timecode) Input/Output
1 x BNC (Genlock) Output
1 x RJ45
Wireless2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) Control
Resolution1,036,000 Dot
Secondary DisplayTop: 3" LCD Status Display
TypeOptional, Not Included
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeAutomatic, Manual Focus, Continuous-Servo AF
Battery TypeV-Mount
Accessory Mount1 x 1/4"-20 Female
1 x 3/8"-16 Female
Netflix ApprovedYes
Dimensions (W x H x D)6.6 x 6.1 x 12.9" / 16.7 x 15.4 x 32.7 cm
Weight7.6 lb / 3.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight14.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)18.4 x 13.7 x 13.5"

Canon C700 Reviews

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How much does it weight
Asked by: Anonymous
The Canon EOS C700 Cinema Camera weighs 7.6 lb / 3.4 kg (approximately)
Answered by: Dana G.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Is the PL-mount the ONLY version that you can get the GLOBAL SHUTTER with? I'd really want it to be compatible with my EF lenses. If so, is there an adapter available to use EF lenses on a PL mount?
Asked by: Robert A.
Sorry, the Canon C700 with global shutter is only available with the PL mount. And also, there is no adapter for EF to PL or PL to EF. These two mounts unfortunately are incompatible in flange depth. Even if you were able to mount a certain lens on the opposite type mount, the distance from the lens to the sensor would be wrong and thus there would be no way to focus the image.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2021-01-25


native iso?
Asked by: Anonymous
The C700 was just announced so we do not yet know all the details on it. Please keep an eye on this page, as more detailed are released we will up date them here. That being said the other Canon Cinema Cameras (C100, C300, C500) had a native ISO of 850. That may be the native ISO of the C700 as well.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-27


does the C700 have the option of sensor crop, for super 16mm lenses?
Asked by: leonard
The camera is designed to accept EF or PL lenses for Super 35 recording or a B4 mount lens for a cropped 2/3 HD recording size. It many be possible to have a PL mount C700, use a Super 16 lens in a PL adapter and then select in the menu the B4 mount adapter setting. If it is selectable without the B4 adapter, the sensor is cropped. But then the image would be cropped as well for the Super 16 lens creates a larger than 2/3 image.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Can you discribe the difference of whats in this box versus whats comes in the Canon EOS C700 EF Production bundle?
Asked by: Drew B.
The Canon EOS C700 EF Production Bundle, B&H # CAC700EFPB, will come with a number of different items like a viewfinder, shoulder support unit and more. To avoid any confusion here is a link to the page, which now has been updated with more details in the Product Highlights regarding what the bundle will include.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2021-01-25


Is an external monitor necessary for monitoring video?
Asked by: Carter L.
Yes, otherwise you will not be able to see what you are recording. You need to at least get the camera an EVF or electronic viewfinder. This one is recommended: Canon EVF-V70 OLED Viewfinder for C700 B&H # CAEVFV70.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2021-01-25


What are the best lenses for filmmaking with this camera?
Asked by: Anonymous
Canon CN-E EF Mount Cinema Prime lenses would be great choices for the C700. B&H # CACLK4 is a kit that has 4 key focal lengths, 14, 24, 50 and 85mm. This would be a great set to start off with.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2021-01-25
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