Digital Cinema Cameras




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Marketed December 2012

The EOS-1D C, a digital single-lens reflex (SLR) camera targeting the motion picture, television and other digital high-resolution production industries. Realizing outstanding video performance, the compact, lightweight EOS-1D C delivers 4K (4,096 x 2,160 pixels) video recording to support cutting-edge visual expression possibilities such as shots employing blur effects.

The Canon EOS-1D C is capable of recording video at 4K (at a frame rate of 24p, with 8-bit Motion JPEG compression), cropped to an APS-H-equivalent size angle of view, making possible next-generation visual expression with even higher image quality and resolution performance.

The camera is capable of recording video, including 4K, to an inserted CF card without using such peripheral equipment as external recorders, enabling workflows with increased mobility. In addition, captured video can be output from an HDMI terminal to an external recorder (excluding 4K video) using an uncompressed YCbCr 4:2:2 signal. The EOS-1D C also supports Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) video recording at a frame rate of 60p to satisfy the demands of professionals in the industry. Facilitating a smooth introduction into motion-picture production locations, the camera incorporates a Super 35 mm crop function allowing video to be recorded in the industry-standard 35 mm angle of view. Canon Log Gamma enables the recording of high-quality video with rich gradation expression, making possible the type of impressive image quality required in motion pictures by minimizing both shadow-detail loss and highlight-detail loss while providing a high level of color-grading freedom.

Equipped with a 35 mm full-frame approximately 18.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, the EOS-1D C makes possible sublime imaging expression, such as beautiful image blur. Furthermore, when shooting video, the new camera features an expanded sensitivity range up to ISO25600 for exceptional visual imaging results with reduced noise even in low-light settings. By combining the new camera with one of Canon’s more than 60 interchangeable EF lenses or EF Cinema Lenses, which draw out the highest levels of performance from the company’s EOS-series camera lineup, professionals will be able to realize exceptional image quality with great expressive power.

Type Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera
Recording media Type I or II CF card, UDMA mode 7-compatible

* Dual CF card slots

Image sensor size Approx. 36.0 x 24.0 mm
Compatible lenses 1. Canon EF lenses (except EF-S and EF-M lenses)
2. Canon Cinema (CN-E) lenses (EF mount)

* The effective angle of view is equivalent to the lens focal length.
* Canon EF Cinema zoom lenses are compatible only with Super 35mm Crop movies. (Not compatible with still photo shooting, 4K, Full HD, HD, and SD movies.)

Lens mount Canon EF mount
[Image Sensor]
Type CMOS sensor
Effective pixels Approx. 18.10 megapixels
Aspect ratio 3:2
Dust delete feature Auto, Manual, Dust Delete Data appending
[Recording System]
Recording format Design rule for Camera File System (DCF) 2.0
Image type JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original), RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording enabled
Recorded pixels L (Large) Approx. 17.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456)
M1 (Medium 1) Approx. 14.20 megapixels (4608 x 3072)
M2 (Medium 2) Approx. 8.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304)
S (Small) Approx. 4.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728)
RAW Approx. 17.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456)
M-RAW Approx. 10.10 megapixels (3888 x 2592)
S-RAW Approx. 4.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728)
JPEG quality 10 levels
Recording function Standard, Auto switch card, Record separately, Record to multiple
Create/select a folder Possible
File name Preset code, User setting 1, User setting 2
File number Continuous, Auto reset, Manual reset
[Image Processing During Shooting]
Picture Style Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1 – 3
White balance Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White fluorescent light, Flash), Custom, Color temperature setting (Approx. 2500-10000K), Personal white balance (5 settings), White balance correction, and White balance bracketing possible

* Flash color temperature information transmission enabled

Noise reduction Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots
Automatic image brightness correction Auto Lighting Optimizer
Highlight tone priority Provided
Lens aberration correction Peripheral illumination correction, Chromatic aberration correction
Type Eye-level pentaprism
Coverage Vertical / Horizontal approx. 100% (with Eye point approx. 20 mm)
Magnification Approx. 0.76x (-1 m-1 with 50 mm lens at infinity)
Eye point Approx. 20 mm (from eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1)
Built-in dioptric adjustment Approx. -3.0 – +1.0 m-1 (dpt)
Eyepiece shutter Built-in
Focusing screen Ec-C V provided, interchangeable
AF status indicator Provided
Grid display Provided
Electronic level Horizontal: 1° increments, ±6°
Vertical: 1° increments, ±4°

* During horizontal shooting

Mirror Quick-return type
Depth-of-field preview Provided
Type TTL secondary image-registration, phase detection
AF points 61 points (Up to 41 cross-type points)

* Number of available AF points and cross-type points vary depending on the lens.

Focusing brightness range EV -2 – 18 (with center f/2.8 AF point, at 23°C/73°F, ISO 100)
Focus modes One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, Manual focusing (MF)
AF area selection modes Single-point Spot AF (manual selection), Single-point AF (manual selection), AF point expansion (manualselection: up, down, left, and right), AF point expansion (manual selection: surround), Zone AF (manual selection), 61-point automatic selection AF
AF point automatic selection conditions Depending on EOS iTR AF setting (AF using color and face detection information possible)

* iTR: Intelligent Tracking and Recognition

AF Configuration tool Case 1 – 6
AI Servo characteristics Tracking sensitivity, Acceleration / deceleration tracking, AF point auto switching
AF fine adjustment AF Microadjustment (All lenses by same amount or Adjust by lens)
AF-assist beam Emitted by the EOS-dedicated external Speedlite
[Exposure Control]
Metering modes Approx. 100,000-pixel RGB metering sensor and 252-zone TTL metering at max. aperture
EOS iSA (Intelligent Subject Analysis) system
– Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
– Partial metering (approx. 6.5% of viewfinder at center)
– Spot metering (approx. 2.5% of viewfinder at center)
– Center-weighted average metering
Metering range EV 0 – 20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)

* Spot metering: EV 2 – 20

Exposure control Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual exposure, Bulb exposure
ISO speed
(Recommended exposure index)
Auto ISO, manually settable within ISO 100 – 51200 (1/3-stop or whole-stop increments), and expandable to L (Equivalent to ISO 50), H1 (Equivalent to ISO 102400), H2 (Equivalent to ISO 204800)
ISO speed settings ISO speed range, Auto ISO range, and Auto ISO minimum shutter speed settable
Exposure compensation Manual ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AEB ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (Can be combined with manual exposure compensation)
AE lock Auto Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual By AE lock button
Standard exposure level adjustment AE Microadjustment possible
[Multiple Exposures]
Shooting method Function/control priority, Continuous shooting priority
Number of multiple exposures 2 to 9 exposures
Multiple-exposure control Additive, Average, Bright, Dark
Type Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter speeds 1/8000 sec. to 30 sec., Bulb (Total shutter speed range.
Available range varies by shooting mode.), X-sync at 1/250 sec.
[Drive System]
Drive modes Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous,10-sec. self-timer, 2-sec. self-timer, Silent single shooting, Super high-speed continuous
Continuous shooting speed Super high-speed continuous shooting Max. approx. 14 shots/sec.
High-speed continuous shooting Max. approx. 12 shots/sec.
Low-speed continuous shooting Max. approx. 3 shots/sec.

* At ISO 32000 or higher (or ISO 20000 or higher if the camera’s internal temperature is low), the maximum highspeed continuous shooting speed will be approx. 10 fps.

Max. burst JPEG Large Approx. 100 shots (approx. 160 shots)
RAW Approx. 27 shots (approx. 29 shots)
RAW+JPEG Large Approx. 17 shots (approx. 17 shots)

* During high-speed continuous shooting
* Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) and an 8 GB card.
* Figures in parentheses apply to an UDMA mode 7, 128 GB card based on Canon’s testing standards.

[Live View Shooting]
Focus modes Live mode, Face detection Live mode (contrast detection), Quick mode (phase-difference detection), Manual focusing (approx. 5x / 10x magnification possible)
Focusing brightness range EV 1 – 20 (with contrast detection, at 23°C/73°F, ISO 100)
Metering modes Evaluative metering with the image sensor
Metering range EV 0 – 20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Silent shooting Provided (Mode 1 and 2)
Grid display Three types
[Movie Shooting]
File size 4K (25p/24p) Approx. 3.76 GB/min.
Super 35mm Crop (30p/25p/24p) / IPB Approx. 385 MB/min.
Super 35mm Crop (30p/25p/24p) / ALL-I Approx. 685 MB/min.
Full HD (60p or 50p) / ALL-I Approx. 1.36 GB/min.
Full HD (30p/25p/24p) / IPB Approx. 235 MB/min.
Full HD (30p/25p/24p) / ALL-I Approx. 685 MB/min.
HD (60p/50p) / IPB Approx. 205 MB/min.
HD (60p/50p) / ALL-I Approx. 610 MB/min.
SD (30p/25p) / IPB Approx. 78 MB/min.
Color sampling YCbCr 4:2:2 (8 bit) 4K
YCbCr 4:2:0 (8 bit) Super 35mm Crop, Full HD, HD, SD
Color matrix Rec. ITU-R BT.601 4K, SD
Rec. ITU-R BT.709 Super 35mm Crop, Full HD, HD
Pixel range 8 bit, 0 to 255 (with Canon Log Gamma: 8 bit, 16 to 254)
Movie characteristic 1. Canon Log gamma, 2. Picture Style selectable

* If Canon Log gamma is set, View Assist is possible.

Required card performance(Writing / reading speed) 4K UDMA7 100 MB/sec. or higher
Full HD 60p/50p 60 MB/sec. or higher
Super 35mm Crop/IPB 20 MB/sec. or higher
Other than the above PB: 10 MB/sec. or higher
ALL-I: 30 MB/sec. or higher
Focus modes Same as focusing modes with Live View shooting

* With Canon Log gamma: AF is not possible
* With 4K, Super 35mm Crop, or Full HD 60p/50p: AF with Quick mode is not possible

Metering modes Center-weighted average and Evaluative metering with the image sensor

* Automatically set by the focusing mode.

Metering range EV 0 – 20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure control 1. Autoexposure, 2. Shutter-priority AE, 3. Aperturepriority AE, 4. Manual exposure

* With 1, 2, and 3, exposure compensation and AE lock are possible.

Exposure compensation 1/3-stop increments, ±3 stops (±5 stops for still photos)
ISO speed (Recommended exposure index) P, Av, and BULB ISO 100 – 25600 set automatically, or ISO expansion to H (equivalent to ISO 51200), H1 (equivalent to ISO 102400), H2 (equivalent to ISO 204800)
Tv ISO 100 – 25600 set automatically
M Auto ISO (ISO 100 – 25600 set automatically), ISO 100 – 25600 set manually (in 1/3- or whole-stop increments), or ISO expansion to H (equivalent to ISO 32000/40000/51200), H1 (equivalent to ISO 102400), H2 (equivalent to ISO 204800)
Time code Supported
Drop frames Compatible with 60p/30p
Sound recording Built-in monaural microphone, external stereo microphone terminal provided, sound recording level adjustable, wind filter provided
Headphones Headphone terminal provided
Grid display Three types
Still photo shooting Possible

* If Canon Log gamma is set or 4K, Super 35mm Crop, or Full HD 60p/50p is set, still photo shooting is not possible.

Two-screen display Simultaneous display of LCD monitor and HDMI output image is possible.
HDMI output Image without information display can be output.

* Selectable from Auto, 24p, 60i, and 50i.

Accessory attachment Camera bottom provides an alignment hole to prevent rotation.
[LCD Monitor]
Type TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor size and dots Wide, 8.1 cm (3.2-in.) (3:2) with approx. 1.04 million dots
Brightness adjustment Manual (7 levels)
Electronic level Provided
Feature guide Displayable
Camera system status display Provided
Image display formats Single-image display, Single-image + Info display (Basic info, shooting info, histogram), 4-image index, 9-image index display
Highlight alert Overexposed highlights blink
AF point display Possible
Grid display Three types
Zoom magnification Approx. 1.5x – 10x, starting magnification and position settable
Image browsing methods Single image, jump by 10 or 100 images, by shooting date, by folder, by movies, by stills, by rating
Image rotate Possible
Ratings Provided
Movie playback Enabled (LCD monitor, video/audio OUT, HDMI OUT) , Built-in speaker
Slide show All images, by date, by folder, movies, stills, or by rating
Image protect Possible
Voice memo Recording / playback possible
Copying images Possible
[Post-Processing of Imagess]
In-camera RAW image processing Brightness correction, White balance, Picture Style, Auto Lighting Optimizer, High ISO speed noise reduction, JPEG imagerecording quality, Color space, Peripheral illumination correction, Distortion correction, and Chromatic aberration correction
Resize Possible
[Direct Printing]
Compatible printers PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable images JPEG and RAW images
Print ordering DPOF Version 1.1 compatible
[Wired LAN]
Ethernet 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T
FTP transfer Automatic transfer upon shooting, Image selection/transfer, Transfer with SET button, Transfer with caption
EOS Utility EOS Utility’s remote control works with wired LAN
WFT server Camera control, simple control, basic shooting, image viewing, and downloading
Media server DLNA-compatible
Multi camera time sync function Master camera can synchronize time with up to 10 slave cameras
Time error of approx. ±0.05 sec. between master and slave cameras
[Image Transfer]
Transferrable images Still photos (JPEG, RAW, RAW+JPEG images), Movies
[Custom Functions]
Custom Functions 31
Save camera settings Up to ten sets can be registered in a card
Custom shooting modes Register under C1/C2/C3
My Menu registration Possible
Copyright information Entry and inclusion enabled
Audio/video OUT / Digital terminal Analog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL) / stereo audio output
Personal computer communication, Direct printing (Hi-Speed USB or equivalent), GPS Receiver GP-E2 connection
HDMI mini OUT terminal Type C (Auto switching of resolution), CEC-compatible
External microphone IN terminal 3.5 mm diameter stereo mini-jack
Headphone terminal 3.5 mm diameter stereo mini-jack
Remote control terminal Compatible with N3-type remote controller
Ethernet terminal RJ-45 terminal, gigabit Ethernet compatible
System extension terminal For Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E6 and GPS Receiver GP-E1
Battery Battery Pack LP-E4N/LP-E4 (Quantity 1)

* AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E4

Battery information Remaining capacity, Shutter count, and Recharge performance displayed
Battery life (Based on CIPA testing standards) With viewfinder shooting Approx. 1120 shots at 23°C/73°
Approx. 860 shots at 0°C/32°F
With Live View shooting Approx. 290 shots at 23°C/73°F
Approx. 250 shots at 0°C/32°F
Movie shooting time Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. at 23°C/73°F
Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. at 0°C/32°F

* With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E4N and 4K shooting.

Date/Time battery CR2025 lithium battery (Quantity 1)
[Dimensions and Weight]
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 158.0 x 163.6 x 82.7 mm / 6.2 x 6.4 x 3.3 in.
Weight Approx. 1545 g / 54.5 oz. (CIPA Guidelines)
Approx. 1355 g / 47.8 oz. (Body only)
[Operation Environment]
Working temperature range 0°C – 45°C / 32°F – 113°F
Working humidity 85% or less