Canon Launches Cinema EOS C700FF and Showcases Professional Video Camera XF 705


Canon’s latest Cinema EOS C700FF and Professional Video Camera XF 705 are targeted at the professional film makers

Canon India today unveiled the Cinema EOS C700FF camera at Broadcast India Show 2018 held at Bombay Exhibition Centre in Goregaon, Mumbai. The Broadcast India Show is considered as an important event in the Indian Film and Infotainment industry. Canon also showcased Professional Video Camera XF 705.

The Canon Cinema EOS C700FF camera launch taking place at a Film industry event clarifies the target audience that the company has set in mind.

Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President and CEO, Canon India, said “Innovation being an essential pillar for us at Canon India, we have always brought to forefront supreme imaging solutions for our customers. We are delighted to continue our association with the Broadcast India Show, an opportune platform to showcase some of our best technology in the Cinema EOS range and Professional Video cameras range to the customer community and further receiving first hand feedback from them. This will be a step further to fortify our foothold in the flourishing cinema business in the country. Encouraged by the overwhelming response received during the previous years, we are looking forward to engage, connect and collaborate with newer audiences at the show this year.”

Canon Cinema EOS C700FF camera features

Canon’s new EOS C700FF top-end digital cinema camera features a full –frame CMOS sensor designed to meet extensive range of production needs. The camera’s full-frame sensor provides higher resolution and produces footage with shallower depth of field with 35mm sized sensors, giving filmmakers a variety of creative options.

Capable of 5.9K RAW recording up to 50/60 frames per second with the optional Codex CDX-36150 recorder, the Canon EOS C700FF can also record ProRes and XF-AVC up to 4K to internal CFast cards. When over sampling 5.9K in 4K/UHD recording moire is suppressed and noise graininess improved, resulting in higher quality video compared to native 4K image capture.

Both EF and PL mount models are available, with the EF mount option including Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology for precision focusing that can be crucial when recording in high resolution.

Canon Professional Video Camera XF 705 features

Touted as Canon’s first professional video camera, the Professional Video Camera XF 705 with new XF-HEVC file format, enables the recording of internal 4:2:2 10-bit UHD (HLG/PQ) files to SD cards, plus output a 4K UHD signal over a single 12G-SDI interface or ethernet connection.

A 1.0-Type CMOS sensor and DIGIC processor produce professional 4K UHD 50P images in 4:2:2 10-bit, utilising Canon’s new and efficient XF-HEVC file format for smaller files that can be recorded direct to SD cards. Multiple recording formats are also supported including XF-AVC and high frame rates up to 100P.

XF 705 can record internally in two HDR formats, using HLG or PQ and features extensive HDR assist functions that aid the user to control the exposure for HDR shooting. Alternatively, for less time-critical productions, Canon Log3/BT.2020 support enables flexibility in a HDR Post-Production workflow.

Image capture starts with outstanding optics and Canon’s L-Series lens delivers this in a compact, 3-ring, 15x wide angle zoom that incorporates a 5-axis IS, designed for exceptional 4K UHD capture

New Canon Cameras Pricing

The company has not revealed the prices of Canon Cinema EOS C700FF Camera and Canon Professional Video Camera XF 705. However, the Canon Cinema EOS C700FF Camera is available for pre-order at bhphotovideo website (America) for a price tag of $33,000 (approx Rs 24,16,771) and Canon Professional Video Camera XF 705 is available for pre-order on the same website for $6,999 (approx Rs 5,12,221).