Canon 8.85 Megapixel Super 35mm CMOS Sensor
The EOS C200 Digital Cinema Camera integrates an 8.85 Megapixel Super 35mm 16:9 CMOS sensor that supports 4K (DCI) recording with a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels. The camera fully utilizes the image data delivered by this 4K CMOS sensor to also enable Over Sampling HD Processing for 2K (DCI) and Full HD 1080/60p recording.
Each pixel in this CMOS imaging sensor also maintains a wide pixel pitch that maximizes the amount of light that falls on to each photo site, thus enhancing the EOS C200 camera's sensitivity while also minimizing noise and supporting ISO speeds of up to 102,400 for extreme low-light imaging. This sensor also reduces data-readout time, resulting in a reduction in rolling-shutter artifacts.
Fully Compatible with New and Existing Canon EF-Mount Lenses
A major aspect of the creative filmmaking potential of the EOS C200 Digital Cinema Camera is its compatibility with the full range of more than 100 Canon EF and EF-S photographic lenses (including specialty tilt-shift and fisheye models) and Canon's 4K CN-E Cinema prime and zoom lenses, including the “ENG-style” Canon CINE-SERVO and COMPACT-SERVO zooms. Improved EF lens communication capabilities of the EOS C200 camera provide the display of CN-E Cinema lens T-values, compatibility with Dual-Pixel CMOS AF, lens metadata acquisition, and chromatic aberration correction.
Built-in Viewfinder with LCD Touch Panel, Camera Grip and Handle Unit
The EOS C200 Digital Cinema Camera is a “ready-to-go” production camera, right out of the box. The camera comes with a built-in electronic viewfinder, along with a 4-inch Touch Screen LCD Monitor (LM-V1), Camera Grip (GR-V1), Handle Unit (HDU-2) and Battery Charger (CG-A20)- all helping make the EOS C200 ideal for single operator shooting applications including film, documentary and television production, as well as corporate video and event videography work and newsgathering.
Built-In Electronic Viewfinder
The 0.46 inch, 1.77 million dot built-in electronic viewfinder has a full array of menu options for controlling camera settings, and supports HDR viewing.
Touch Screen LCD Monitor (LM-V1)
The fully adjustable and detachable, 1.23 million dot, 4-inch Touch Screen LCD Monitor works with Canon's exclusive AF technologies for easy monitoring and one-finger "tap-focusing" during shooting.
Camera Grip (GR-V1)
The new Rosette style camera grip makes rotating and removing the grip simpler, and features an improved ergonomic design to help steady and focus the camera.
Handle Unit (HDU-2)
This handle unit can be attached to the camera body without tools, and features a new handle screw that enables fast and easy attachment. The unit can also be used to mount a variety of optional peripherals
Over Sampling HD Processing
Dual DiG!C DV 6 Image Processors
The EOS C200 Digital Cinema Camera features our newly developed dual DiG!C DV 6 image processors, which powerfully process high-resolution image data.
The two on-board DiG!C DV 6 image processors allow for the recording of 1,800 horizontal TV lines in 4K. The DiG!C 6 is Canon's sixth-generation Image processor that uses proprietary technology, allowing users to achieve high performance and creative freedom when acquiring images.
The EOS C200 features Over Sampling HD Processing*, a high-image-quality signal processing system that satisfies a broad spectrum of video production needs by effectively utilizing the abundant powers of 4K image expression in 2K (2048 x 1080) / Full HD (1920 x 1080) recording.
ISO Range of 100 to 102,400 Supported
The EOS C200 supports an ISO range of between 160 and 25,600. That range expands to between 100 to 102,400 when the “Extended Sensitivity” is set on the camera. This range of ISO settings provide the user with more creative freedom. Low ISO values allow the user to use large iris settings and shallow depth of field, even in scenes of bright light. The higher ISO values provide the user with more flexibility in dimly lit situations. A 54db gain setting can also be set to achieve high sensitivity in dimly lit scenes.
Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology
The EOS C200 Digital Cinema Camera features our Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF) Technology. DAF is a breakthrough AF technology that uses the CMOS sensor.
Each pixel in the camera's CMOS sensor is configured with two photodiodes. Two independent image signals can then be detected at each photosite. By implementing phase-difference AF, smooth focusing is accomplished using Canon EF lenses with much higher speed and accuracy than was possible with previous technologies- a major advantage during single-operator shooting.
Continuous AF and Face Detection AF with all Canon EF Lenses*
The EOS C200 has one-touch AF (with a push-button) and continuous AF within approximately 80% of the overall image area. Face Detection AF is another autofocus mode that can track a person's face in the frame and maintain focus on them. To further fine tune AF performance, the EOS C200 offers the ability to set the AF tracking speed (up to 10 steps) and sensitivity (up to 7 steps) to match the user’s preference.
*Excluding manual focus lenses.
Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Touch Focus
Achieve faster focus with the included Touch Screen LCD Monitor (LM-V1), a new accessory with touch screen support. Tapping the area of the frame quickly brings the image into focus. This ability to choose the subject for focusing with the tap of the screen helps to make focusing intuitive.
Dual Pixel Focus Guide
The camera's Dual Pixel Focus Guide takes advantage of Dual Pixel CMOS AF data to display focus assist information on the screen. The innovative user interface applies Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology to provide the user focus feedback. This lowers the barrier for focusing, especially when shooting in 4K, which requires strict focus accuracy.
The Dual Pixel Focus Guide presents the user with a rectangle in which to focus the subject. The rectangle turns green when the subject is in focus. If the subject is out of focus the box will turn gray and the arrows will indicate which way to adjust the lens to regain focus.
The camera also has a focus pre-set feature. Separate predetermined focus points can be selected and when the SET button is pushed, the lens will move focus from one mark to the other. This is especially useful when focusing in scenes with multiple subjects.
A newly developed menu function has been added for Auto-Focus tuning, allowing easy access to camera and lens settings. The AF Speed Tuning function allows users to set the lens drive speed to any of 10 steps. AF subject tracking characteristics can also be varied and set to any of 7 steps, allowing the user to select the appropriate responsiveness when changes have occurred in the subject.
Firmware Version 18.104.22.168.00 incorporates the following fix:
1.Fixes a phenomenon in which the start time code is not correctly displayed when MP4 clips captured at 59.94P/50.00P frame rate are imported into NLE software.
* RAW clips are not affected.
•You cannot perform the firmware update using CFast 2.0 cards. Please use a commercially available SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card that is 64MB or more for the firmware update.
•Firmware version 22.214.171.124.00 is for updating Cinema EOS C200 cameras running firmware version 126.96.36.199.00. If your camera's firmware is already version 188.8.131.52.00, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Once the camera is updated to the latest version, it cannot be restored to a previous version.
Preparations For A Firmware Update
After the firmware update has been performed, the camera's menu and custom picture settings will be reset. It is recommended that users save their menu and custom picture settings as settings data to an SD card, separate from the one that will be used to carry out the update, before starting update operations. This saved data can be loaded into the camera and the settings can be changed after the update has been completed. For further information on this, please refer to the section in the unit's Instruction Manual titled "Saving and Loading Camera Settings".
The downloaded folder contains the firmware (file name: VNC1.FIM / file size: 36,928,128 bytes), and instructions on the firmware update procedures (a PDF file in five languages: Japanese, English, French, Spanish and Simplified Chinese). Before starting the firmware update operations, please be sure to carefully confirm your understanding of these instructions.
The following items are required to perform this firmware update:
1.An EOS C200 or EOS C200B camera
2.A computer (OS requirements: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 SP1, Mac OS X 10.7 - 10.11)
3.SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card with a capacity of 64 MB or more (commercially available)
4.An SD card reader/writer (commercially available) or an SD card slot built into the computer
5.A fully charged battery pack for the camera
6.Compact power adapter bundled with the camera
7.The firmware (the downloaded file)
Download Firmware Version 184.108.40.206.00 for the EOS C200 and for the EOS C200B.
If you have not already done so, please register the EOS C200/C200B. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email about future announcements.
This information is for residents of the United States and its five territories only. If you do not reside in the USA or its five territories, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region.
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Internal 4K RAW Recording with New Cinema RAW Light
The EOS C200 Digital Cinema Camera features Canon's newly developed Cinema RAW Light, a 4K RAW recording file format offering a smaller file size compared to our standard RAW*1 files, while maintaining the same high resolution, high color reproducibility, and wide dynamic range data to provide dramatically greater freedom in grading and compositing.
Cinema RAW Light files are about 1/3 to 1/5 the size of our standard RAW files. The smaller file size and reduced bit rate speeds up data transfer and allows internal recording to CFast™ cards.
The reduced file size also helps users extend storage capacity and transfer files on a network more easily. The high bit depth of Cinema RAW Light (10bit/12bit*2) maximizes retention of color and dynamic range information, which is especially critical in HDR production.
Cinema RAW Light files can be transcoded to other commonly used file formats, such as DPX or ProRes for later editing and online delivery using Canon's CRD software.