Canon's cinema-focused camera line gets a lot more flexible and professional -- and way more expensive -- with the introduction of its EOS C700 models. Redesigned for the needs of professionals, the new versions offer service-center interchangeable EF- and PL-mounts, plus a model of the camera with a global shutter.
These top-of-the-line models shoot 4K video in both DCI and UHD resolutions, and Canon claims a 15-stop dynamic range for the Super 35mm-sized, 4.5K-resolution sensors. Mac -based producers will welcome native support for the ProRes codec. Canon also introduces the ability to shoot anamorphic 2:39:1 aspect-ratio video with algorithmic corrections to facilitate accurate monitoring.
In conjunction with the cameras, there will be a new external Codex recorder model (CDX-36150) that will enable features like 4.5K raw at 100fps, 4K raw at 120fps, 4K ProRes at 60fps, HD ProRes at 240FPS and XF-AVC at 60fps.
Canon expects to ship the C700 and C700 PL in December 2016 for $35,000 (£28,840); the EOS C700 GS PL should follow in January 2017 for $38,000 (£30,790). I don't think it's been announced in Australia, but those prices directly convert to about AU$46,375 and AU$50,350. Support for the Codex recorder comes later via a firmware update in March 2017.