NAB 2018: New Canon Full-Frame C700 & 20mm L F Prime


Today, Canon has unveiled the latest addition to its Cinema EOS line: the C700 FF camera, with a full-frame CMOS sensor for higher-resolution rates, and shallower depths of field than those offered by Super 35-sized cameras. The EOS C700 FF is available in a locking Canon EF-mount version, featuring Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF) technology, and in a PL-mount version, for compatibility with a wide variety of pro cine lenses. Another announced addition to Canon’s cinema family is the full-frame, EF-mount CN-E20mm T1.5 L F Cinema Prime lens that provides an ultra-wide option between the existing 14mm and 24mm in the L F series.

ProRes and XF-AVC Internal Recording

Like the C700, the versatile EOS C700 FF can record internally at capture rates up to 4K in ProRes and XF-AVC, with the option of recording 5.9K RAW up to 60 fps using the optional CDX-36150 Codex Recorder. A wide selection of 2K/UHD/HD recording rates includes a 168 fps option in 2K RAW/Super 16mm cropped mode.

With its 20.8MP Full Frame CMOS sensor, and triple DIGIC DV 5 image-processing, the EOS C700 FF produces an effective pixel rate of up to 18.69MP. Oversampling 5.9K in the 4K/UHD mode can be used for an improved 4K image with reduced moiré, and minimized grain. For creative image control, the EOS C700 FF supports both Canon Log 2 and Log 3 gamma curves.

Key Features

Additional camera features include anamorphic and B4 (with optional adapter) lens compatibility, a dynamic range of 15 stops, IP streaming, and support for multiple LUT formats. Five internal ND filter settings provide options for quickly adjusting your exposure.

Form Factor

The EOS C700 FF features a rugged magnesium body with rounded edges for comfortable handling. Its modular design enables you to attach the Codex recorder, the EVF-V70 OLED viewfinder, and other components only when needed, suiting the camera to tripod-based, handheld, gimbal, or stabilizer use.

Cinema Prime CN-E20mm T1.5

The lightweight, full-frame, EF-mount CN-E20mm T1.5 shares the same form factors as most of the other Canon L F Cinema Primes, including placement of focus and iris gears, diameter, and length. Marks can be switched between feet and meters, and are placed on both sides of the barrel for easy viewing of focus and iris settings. Additional features include an 11-blade aperture for smooth bokeh, extensive barrel rotation of 300˚ for precise focus pulls.

Stop by the B&H SuperStore, or check the B&H Photo Video website for updates on these latest Canon Cinema products.

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Videogrpher since back in the days of the ABC Cameraman strike. What we really need are cameras with integrated Zoom Controls. Also need those new Cine lenses to integrate with the Camera Zoom Control. Makes for a more useful tool.