Friday, April 13, 2012

Canon EOS-1D C Introduced by Canon For Cinematographers

Canon EOS-1D C
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The latest DSLR offering of Canon was unveiled recently and it is reportedly aimed to be promoted to professional cinematographers. Even though the Canon EOS-1D C looks similar to the Canon EOS-1D X, the features on this $15,000 DSLR will spell the difference between the two Canon DSLR offerings.

The Canon EOS-1D C features a full-frame 18MP image sensor that has the capability of recording 8bit 4K videos using the motion JPEG format that has a sampling rate of 4:2:2 at 24fps. The upcoming DSLR also has the capability of recording 1080p videos through a range of frames rates from 24fps up to 6-fps.

The focal length multiplication factor of 1.33x is due to the fact that the Canon EOS-1D C only uses part of the image sensor when it record 4K footage. However recording 1080p videos will require the entire 36mm image sensor width. The Canon EOS-1D C also imitates the cinematographic standard field of view through the Super 35 crop setting.

The Canon EOS-1D C can also use all the Canon EF and Canon EF cinema lenses that can be purchased or rented by the users. The dual Canon Digic 5+ image processors of eth DSLR also allows it to record stills of up to around 12fps while the JPEG shooting mode allows it to record at 14fps.

The maximum ISO setting for the Canon EOS-1D C is at 25600 for videos while capturing still images offers a maximum ISO setting of 51200. The Canon EOS-1D C was initially previewed last November when the Canon C300 was the inaugural camera of the Cinema EOS lineup.

Aside from the Canon EOS-1D C, the company also announced a pair of Canon EF Cinema Zoom lenses that is compatible to both PL and EF mounts. The CN-E30-105mm T2.8 L is considered a wide angle to short telephoto zoom lens while the CN-E 15.5-47mm T2.8 L is an ultra-wide angle to normal lens.

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