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Canon has unveiled a flagship full frame Cinema EOS camera, the C700 FF. It has a new full frame 38.1 mm x 20.1mm CMOS sensor and is capable of recording up to 5.9K. The EOS C700 FF also supports multi-format recording, shooting with EF, PL and anamorphic lenses. When using EF lenses, the C700 FF supports Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which is ideal for full frame format shooting.

Canon claims the sensor priduces unprecedented low noise, natural skin tones, shallow depth-of-field, and a broad ranging tonality that exceeds 15-stops of dynamic range. The newly designed sensor also allows the user to explore different sensor modes including full frame, Super 35mm and Super 16mm, whilst recording in a wide range of versatile recording formats including ProRes, XF-AVC (internally to CFast cards) and Canon’s uncompressed Cinema RAW.

Using the dedicated CODEX CDX-36150, the EOS C700 FF can record 5.9k 12/10-bit RAW, with 4K and 2K RAW 12-bit options available, as well as shooting ProRes 4K. For high frame rate shooting, the EOS C700 FF can shoot up to 60fps (5.9K), 72fps (4K crop) and at up to 168fps (2K crop). Using the 5.9K oversampling processing, the camera is also able to deliver a higher quality 4K and 2K image with reduced moiré and noise.

The C700 FF is available in both EF lock & PL mount, compatible with Canon’s extensive range of EF series and Cinema lenses. Thanks to the vertical 20.1 mm sensor size, the C700 FF also enables users to shoot with anamorphic lenses. Utilising the Canon EF lens system, users can benefit from the full sensor size whilst shooting, as well as Canon’s innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF which ensures focusing by locking onto and tracking a moving subject; critical in higher resolution recordings.

The EOS C700 FF is also compatible with existing Canon EOS C700 accessories including the EVF-V70 viewfinder, the MO-4E/ MO-4P B4 mount adapter and the OU-700 remote operation unit. It is set to cost £31,250/ $33,000 when it's released in June. 

Written by Matt Snow

Red hopes its new Gemini 5K Super35 sensor inside its Epic-W camera will be the king of low light as it features dual sensitivity modes, similar to the latest crop of Panasonic cameras.

The Gemini sensor offers an increased field of view at 2K and 4K resolutions compared to the higher resolution Helium sensor. And the sensor’s 30.72 mm x 18 mm dimensions allow for greater anamorphic lens coverage than with Helium or Dragon.

“While the Gemini sensor was developed for low-light conditions in outer space, we quickly saw there was so much more to this sensor,” said Jarred Land, President of Red. “In fact, we loved the potential of this sensor so much, we wanted to evolve it to make it have a broader appeal.  As a result, the Epic-W Gemini now sports dual-sensitivity modes. It still has the low-light performance mode, but also has a default, standard mode that allows you to shoot in brighter conditions.”

The new camera is built on Red’s current compact DSMC2 platform, captures 5K full format motion at up to 96fps along with incredibly fast data speeds of up to 275MB/s.

Like all of RED’s DSMC2 cameras, Epic-W is able to shoot simultaneous Raw and Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD/HR recording.

Beginning at £26,000/ $24,500, the new Red Epic-W with Gemini 5K S35 sensor is available for purchase at Red.com now.

A free firmware upgrade for the Panasonic EVA1 will add support for external Raw recording and new All-I 10-bit 4:2:2 at 400Mbps formats among a range of other new features. It will be released at the end of March.

In a bid to match up to rival cameras from Sony and Canon, the Raw option will give the ultimate quality but will need an external recorder like and Atomos. The All-Intra options will mean the file sizes are larger but quality should be improved, for those who don't want the extra post processing and strain on memory that Raw files require.

There will also be 2K recording up to 240fps in Raw. If you shoot at 5.7K Raw, frame rates go up to 30fps and in 4K up to 60fps.

The new features include:

All-I frame rates:

  • 4K 400Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p
  • UHD 400Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 29.97p/25p/23.98p
  • 2K/FHD 200Mpbs 10-bit 4:2:2 59.94p/50p
  • 2K 100Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p
  • FHD 100Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 29.97p/25p/23.98p

Variable frame rates:

  • 4K/UHD VFR up to 400Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 1-30fps
  • 2K/FHD VFR up to 200Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 1-120fps.

 

 

 

Canon's new EOS M50 is a mirrorless camera capable of shooting 4K video that features Canon's Dual Pixel autofocus for the first time. It has a 24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor, 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder, 3.0″ Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD and can record in UHD 4K and HD 720p at 120fps. 

There's Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC and Bluetooth, the ISO range is 100-25600, extendable to ISO 51200 and it features 5-Axis Image Stabilisation.

It has a maximum bitrate of 120 Mbps when shooting 4K (UHD) and up to 60 Mbps at Full HD when shooting at 50fps or 59.94fps. If you want to shoot at 120fps you can only do so at 1280×720 resolution at 52Mbps.

When shooting in 4K, there is an additional crop of 1.7x and autofocus is limited to contrast detection only and doesn’t use the Dual Pixel system.

The camera is aimed at Vloggers who want to move up from a smartphone so is an easy-to-use camera with lots of connectivity. 

The EOS M50 will be available to purchase from March 2018 and costs £539.99/ $780 for body only and as a kit with M50 + EF-M 15-45mm lens - £649.99/ $900.

Canon has also unveiled the EOS 2000D and EOS 4000D, entry-level DSLR cameras. Both record Full HD movies. The EOS 2000D featured a new 24.1 Megapixel APS-C sensor, and the EOS 4000D used an 18 Megapixel APS-C sensor. 

Key Features:

Canon EOS 2000D:

  • 24.1MP APS-C CMOS image sensor
  • DIGIC4+ processor
  • ISO range from 100-6400 (expandable to 12800)
  • Full HD 1080p video up to 30fps and Video Snapshot mode
  • 3fps continuous shooting
  • 9-point autofocus
  • 3” (7.5 cm) 920k-dot TFT LCD monitor with inbuilt Feature Guide
  • Scene Intelligent Auto mode
  • Creative filters
  • Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity

Canon EOS 4000D:

  • 18MP APS-C CMOS image sensor
  • DIGIC4+ processor
  • ISO range from 100-6,400 (expandable to 12,800)
  • Full HD 1080p video up to 30fps and Video Snapshot mode
  • 3fps continuous shooting
  • 9-point autofocus
  • 2.7” (7.5 cm) 920k-dot TFT LCD monitor with inbuilt Feature Guide
  • Scene Intelligent Auto mode
  • Creative filters
  • Wi-Fi

Both cameras will be available to purchase from March 2018 priced:

  • EOS 2000D body only - £369.99
  • EOS 200D + EF-S 18-55mm lens - £469.99
  • EOS 4000D body only - £329.99
  • EOS 400D + EF-S 18-55mm IS lens - £369.99.

 

Fujifilm has unveiled the new X-H1, a flagship 24MP APS-C camera that has 5-axis image stabilisation and higher video spec than the old XT-2. And Fujifilm has also released its MK cinema zooms in an X-mount to match.

The new camera can record in DCI 4K, in addition to UHD recording at up to 30p. It can also record F-Log footage internally for the first time and adds a movie-style Eterna Film Simulation mode. You can also select the compression rates for your video, at up to 200 Mbps which is double that of the X-T2.

The X-H1 shoots stills at 14 fps with electronic shutter or 8 fps with mechanical shutter. That can be boosted to 11fps with optional grip which also extends continuous 4K recording to 30 minutes and adds a headphone socket for audio monitoring.

It will cost £1699/ $1899 when it goes on sale next month.

 

 

 

The long-awaited and much-marketed Kodak Super8 movie film camera has taken a step closer to reality with the launch of a video showing some actual footage. Kodak says the camera will cost between $2500-3000 when it comes on the market this year,  and have launched a film showing some footage of the typical hipster-style target market and fashionistas caught in behind-the-scenes shoots. 

Panasonic has revealed a video-focused version of the GH5 mirrorless camera called the GH5S with a newly-developed 10.2-megapixel high-sensitivity Live MOS sensor, Timecode IN/OUT for multi camera shoots and internal 4:2:2 10-bit recording at 400-Mbps All-Intra in 4K 30p/25p/24p. V-Log comes pre-installed on the camera, the ISO goes up to 51,200 and there is Dual Native ISO technology as used in the Varicam and EVA-1 cinema cameras.

Based on the popular GH5 micro four-thirds camera, there is expanded video recording capability and enhanced image quality, say Panasonic. It's designed for professional filmmakers,  with Panasonic's highest-ever sensitivity and video image quality. 

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