Camera-maker extraordinaire Canon has launched the EOS-1D C, a digital single-lens reflex (SLR) camera.It delivers outstanding video quality, advanced low light performance and film-like dynamic range. It was forged in a bid to support motion picture industries. The first SLR camera of its kind, the EOS-1D C offers a unique and highly portable package optimised for high-quality video recording.
Advanced creative flexibility is provided with support for a range of resolutions and variable frame rates. 4K video is recorded using 8-bit Motion JPEG compression at 24p, and Full HD (1920 x 1080) video capture is available at frame rates up to 1080/60p. The camera supports internal recording to CF cards at all resolutions up to and including 4K, offering enhanced mobility.The EOS-1D C also features Canon Log Gamma, which facilitates the capture of high-quality video rich in exposure latitude and dynamic range and is ideal for video professionals who want to retain the maximum amount of information without huge file sizes.
The sensor provides high quality performance in all conditions, delivering advanced creative blurring and light capturing abilities when used in combination with Canon’s EF Cinema prime lenses.Additional advanced applications, including Picture Style Editor and EOS Utility, also enable adjustments to various camera settings to be conducted from a PC. Real-time procedures, such as the editing and registration of picture styles or checking results on a monitor, can be conveniently performed on-set using a PC or Mac – allowing users to promptly carry out adjustments, and ensuring efficient shooting and post-production procedures.