Firmware Version 184.108.40.206.00 incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:
- A Continuous Recording function has been added allowing for nonstop recording.*1
- Peripheral illumination / chromatic aberration correction has been added for the following lenses:
– EF Cinema Lens: CN-E20mm T1.5 L F
– EF Lens: EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM
- For LUTs that can be applied to output footage, official support for the ITU-R BT.2100 standard and ITU-R BT.2408 report have been added for the following terminals:.
– SDI terminal
– HDMI OUT terminal
Changes have been made so that the [HDR: PQ] and [HDR: HLG] base luminance corresponds to Diffuse White (100%) being 203nits*2.
- Support for the [Reset] function that resets the clip number when the reel number is set, has been added.
- When using an assignable button, the White Balance setting will be maintained after the power has been turned off.
- Fixes a phenomenon that occurs on cameras with firmware versions 220.127.116.11.00 to 18.104.22.168.00 in which resolution appears to be reduced in SD card recordings and in external outputs when shooting with specific menu settings*3.
*1 When using the continuous recording function, only MP4 format / 1920×1080 resolution is possible.
*2 The HLG output is the brightness in the case of displaying on a 1000nits monitor.
*3 Specific menu settings:
– When [Resolution/Color Sampling] is set to [3840×2160 YCC420 8 bit].
– When [Resolution/Color Sampling] is set to [1920×1080 YCC420 8 bit], and [Slow Motion Recording] is activated.
– When [Resolution/Color Sampling] is set to [1920×1080 YCC420 8 bit], and the digital tele-converter and EF-S lens correction are activated.
For further information, please refer to the latest version of the unit’s Instruction Manual that is released with the firmware update.
Canon released a firmware update (version 22.214.171.124.00) for the Canon EOS C200/C200B Cinema cameras.
Firmware Version 126.96.36.199.00 incorporates the following enhancements:
- When CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S is attached the following features are enabled:
- Autofocus using the Dual Pixel CMOS AF function
- Dual Pixel Focus Guide function.
- The joystick on the camera’s grip unit can be set to operate the zoom.
- Manual control of the iris with Camera’s Control dial.
- Control of focus, zoom and iris using the separately-sold Remote Controller RC-V100.
- Automatic aperture and push auto iris functions.
- Start/stop recording on the separately-sold lens grip ZSG-C10.
- Retrieval of Lens metadata, such as the model name and the focal distance will display on the camera.
- Peripheral illumination / chromatic aberration correction.
- You cannot perform the firmware update using CFast 2.0 cards. Please use a commercially available SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card that is 128MB or more for the firmware update.
- Firmware version 188.8.131.52.00 is for updating Cinema EOS C200 cameras running firmware version 184.108.40.206.00 – 220.127.116.11.00. If your camera’s firmware is already version 18.104.22.168.00, 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.
- For further information, please refer to the latest version of the unit’s Instruction Manual that is released with the firmware update.
- Super 35mm CMOS Sensor
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology
- Dual DIGIC DV 6 Processors
- 4K DCI and UHD, 1920 x 1080
- 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p
- Canon RAW Light, MP4, MP4 Proxy
- Integrated EVF, 2 x XLR Audio Inputs
- Rotating 4″ LCD Monitor, Camera Grip
- 1 x CFast Card, 2 x SD Card Slots
- 1 x SDI Output, 1 x Ethernet Connector
Philip Bloom is rather impressed by the features and specifications of the new Canon EOS C200 Cinema camera (press release). With internal raw as it’s main recording format, the EOS C200 aims high in the cinematographer market.
Raw […] video recording as its main recording format is really, yes I will say it again, bold and rather impressive. They are calling it “Cinema Raw Light” and it is a variable bitrate compressed raw, this is good, as uncompressed raw video is totally unmanageable in data size.
The Canon EOS C200 has Dual Pixel Auto-Focus on board. Philip Bloom writes:
Canon dual pixel AF is SO good it changes the way you shoot for certain things. Interviews and gimbal work especially. Whilst Sony have incredible features on their video cameras their AF needs to be drastically improved. The best AF Sony have for video are on their A6500 and A9 stills cameras, both of which have touch screen autofocus using phase detection. The fact the C200 has their amazing autofocus via touch screen isn’t surprising but it does mean this camera trumps its bigger brother, the C300 MKII, in this and internal raw. Read the article.
Nice to see that a professional cinematographer like Philip Bloom is impressed by the Canon EOS C200. It appears Canon isn’t doing anything wrong.
Below: Hands-on with the Canon EOS C200 and EOS C200 vs EOS C300 Mark II
Now it’s official. Canon announced the EOS C200. Hands-on with the Canon EOS C200 at News Shooter. The Canon EOS C200 and EOS C200B Digital Cinema Cameras are scheduled to be available in August 2017 for estimated retail prices of $7,499 and $5,999 respectively
Canon press release:
Canon U.S.A. Announces New Canon EOS C200 and EOS C200B Digital Cinema Cameras in Continued Expansion of Cinema EOS System
New Offerings Bring Performance and Versatility, Combining Core Canon Technologies with New 4K Video Formats Optimized for HDR Applications
MELVILLE, N.Y., May 31, 2017 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the Canon EOS C200 and Canon EOS C200B Digital Cinema Cameras, the latest additions to its acclaimed Cinema EOS line of professional cinema cameras. Designed to meet the demanding needs of filmmakers and TV production users, the new Canon cinema offerings will combine the ease of use of entry level cinema cameras with exciting new, high-end features that are ideal for cinema, documentary, wildlife, wedding and events productions.
Representing the third generation of the Cinema EOS system, the Canon EOS C200 and Canon EOS C200B Digital Cinema Cameras feature the latest in Canon technologies and offer two 4K video formats, Canon’s new Cinema RAW Light and MP4, optimized for those interested in recording beautiful HDR video. Alongside a newly developed dual DIGIC DV6 image processing system, Canon’s celebrated Dual Pixel CMOS AF system and improved operability for professionals, these new products are capable of capturing stunning 4K video across a variety of production applications.
“Building upon the success of our Cinema EOS system and taking into account feedback from users in the field, the new Canon EOS C200 and EOS C200B Digital Cinema Cameras provide powerful and versatile solutions for production users eager to expand their creativity and explore the possibilities of HDR cinematography,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO of Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With an innovative new file formats available, alongside improved operability that professionals need, the new generation of Cinema EOS cameras are poised to become the camera of choice for many in the filmmaker community.”
Based on feedback from Cinema EOS users, this new offering will be available in two configurations, while retaining the same core technologies within. The Canon EOS C200 Digital Cinema Camera is a production-ready solution that can be used right out of the box, accompanied by an LCD Monitor, LCD Attachment, Camera Grip and Handle Unit. The camera also features a 1.77 million dot OLED Electronic View Finder (EVF). For users who crave more versatility and the ability to craft custom setups tailored to their subject or environment, the Canon EOS C200B Digital Cinema Camera offers cinematographers the same camera without these accessories and the EVF to optimize shooting using a gimbal, drone or a variety of other configurations.
New Features and Benefits
The Canon EOS C200 and Canon EOS C200B Digital Cinema Cameras sport the same 8.85MP CMOS sensor, that combines with a newly developed dual DIGIC DV6 image processing system to help process high-resolution image data and record video from Full HD (1920×1080) and 2K (2048×1080) to 4K UHD (3840×2160) and 4K DCI (4096×2160). A core staple of the third generation Cinema EOS System, this new processing platform offers wide-ranging expressive capabilities and improved operation when capturing high-quality HDR video.
The combination of sensor and newly developed processing system also allows for the support for two new 4K file formats designed to help optimize workflow and make 4K and HDR recording more accessible to filmmakers. Cinema RAW Light, available in 4K 60p/50p at 10 bit and 30p/25p/24p at 12 bit, allows users to record data internally to a CFastTM card by cutting data size to about one-third to one-fifth of a Cinema RAW file, without losing grading flexibility. Due to the reduced file size, users will appreciate rich dynamic range and easier post processing without sacrificing true 4K quality. Alongside recording to a CFastTM card, proxy data (MP4) can also be simultaneously recorded to an SD card for use in offline editing.
Additionally, filmmakers will also be able to export 4K in MP4 format on versatile SD media cards at 60/50/30/25/24P at 8 bit. Support for UHD recording allows for use in cinema and broadcasting applications or scenarios where long recording times are needed while still maintaining top image quality. The digital cinema cameras also offer slow motion Full HD recording support at up to 120fps to help ensure every frame is captured in exquisite detail.
The Canon EOS C200and Canon EOS C200B Digital Cinema Cameras feature Innovative Focus Control that helps assist with 4K shooting that demands precise focusing, whether from single or remote operation. Canon’s acclaimed Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology helps to expand the distance of the subject area to enable faster focus during 4K video recording. This also allows for highly accurate continuous AF and face detection AF when using EF lenses. For 4K video opportunities that call for precise focus accuracy that can’t be checked on an HD monitor, users can also take advantage of the LCD Monitor LM-V1 (supplied with the EOS C200 camera), which provides intuitive touch focusing support to help filmmakers achieve sophisticated focusing even as a single operator.
In addition to these features, the Canon EOS C200 and Canon EOS C200B Digital Cinema Cameras offer:
- Over Sampling HD Processing*: enhances sensitivity and helps minimize noise
- Wide DR Gamma: helps reduce overexposure by retaining continuity with a gamma curve
- ISO 100-102400 and 54db gain: high quality in both low sensitivity and low-light environments
- In-Camera ND Filter: Internal ND unit allows cleaning of glass for easier maintenance
- ACESproxy Support: Delivers standardized color space in images, helping to improve efficiency
- Two SD card and one CFast™ card slots for internal recording
- Improved grip and Cinema EOS System compatible attachment method
- Support for Canon CINE-SERVO and EF Cinema Lenses
Cinema RAW Light Compatibility
Editing and grading of Cinema RAW Light video format will be supported in DaVinci Resolve of Blackmagic Design. Editing will also be possible in Media Composer® from Avid Technology®, using Canon RAW Plugin for Avid Media Access®.*1 This format can also be processed using a Canon application, Cinema RAW Development.*2 Demonstrations using these software programs will be given at the 2017 Cine Gear Expo June 1st-4th in Hollywood, CA.
Furthermore, Premiere Pro CC of Adobe® Systems will support this format until the end of 2017. Editing will also be possible in Final Cut Pro® X from Apple®, using Canon RAW Plugin for Final Cut Pro X®.*3 after second half of this year.
Pricing and Availability
The Canon EOS C200 and EOS C200B Digital Cinema Cameras are scheduled to be available in August 2017 for estimated retail prices of $7,499** and $5,999** respectively. The EOS C200 comes equipped with additional accessories including the LM-V1 LCD Monitor, LA-V1 LCD Attachment, GR-V1 Camera Grip and HDU-2 Handle Unit. These accessories will also be sold separately and available in September 2017.
An ideal complement for the EOS C200 Cinema Camera is the recently announced COMPACT-SERVO 70-200mm Zoom Lens. The lens is scheduled to be available later in 2017, for an estimated retail price of $5800.
- Internal 4K recording with Cinema RAW Light and MP4 format
- Continuous 120fps (maximum) High Frame Rate with no cropping at Full HD
- Up to 15-stops dynamic range (Cinema RAW Light)
- Professional High Quality image and audio
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF with touch control and extensive shooting functions
- Easy operation and flexible configuration
An online retailer in UK (CVP) has the not yet announced Canon EOS C200 on display and available for pre-order (€7,361.03/£6,416.66).
Canon EOS C200 product description:
Offering exceptional creativity and flexibility, the new 4K compact digital cinema camera is perfect for a broad range of imaging professionals.
As the first Cinema EOS camera to support the new RAW recording format – Cinema RAW Light – the EOS C200 provides the same flexibility in colour grading as Cinema RAW in a smaller file size, enabling filmmakers to record internally to a CFast 2.0™ card.
Newly developed Canon Dual DIGIC DV6 processors provide the ability to record internally 4K UHD/50P MP4, 4K DCI RAW and continuous 120fps High Frame Rate (HFR) in Full HD without crop. At the same time, advances in Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus (AF) technology and a new touch screen LCD monitor provide smooth AF operation and effective tracking.
Capability drives creativity
The EOS C200 features Canon’s 4K Super 35mm CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of 8.85MP, along with the newly developed Dual DIGIC DV6 image processors. As a result, it candeliver Cinema RAW Light recording at 4K DCI 50P internally to a CFast 2.0™ card. It can also deliver 4K UHD recording at 150Mbps, and 2K or Full HD at 35Mbps to SD cards in MP4 format.
Supporting up to 15-stops of dynamic range with Cinema RAW Light and up to 13-stops of dynamic range in MP4 (Canon Log / Log 3), the camera is perfect for capturing highlight and shadow details.
The EOS C200 is also capable of delivering both slow and fast motion recording at up to 120fps with no crop in Full HD/MP4, ideal for those wanting creative slow motion capture.
An ISO range of 100 to 102,400 guarantees excellent performance, even in difficult lighting conditions, such as when quickly switching between locations. The built-in optical ND filters of up to 10 stops provide further flexibility and convenience, allowing filmmakers to shoot in bright light and expand the depth of field control.
Advanced operability and ergonomic design
Built for professionals and ideal for single shooters, the EOS C200 features an advanced AF system that provides reliability and accuracy when shooting 4K, as well as a touch screen LCD panel for filmmakers to easily select their subject. For those who need to switch effortlessly between several subjects in a single shot, the Dual Pixel CMOS AF enables smooth AF operation whilst the Manual Focus Assist Function, Face Detection with Face Priority and Face-Only options provide greater creative focus control.