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New Canon EOS C400 camera with RF mount and Cine Servo lens

Canon is expanding its portfolio with the EOS C400 RF-mount camera and CN7x17 KAS T ​​lens, which can take large-scale productions to the next level.

The versatile EOS C400 camera is designed with changing market needs in mind. It is a comprehensive solution, tailored to the needs of a wide range of different productions - from independent cinema and documentaries, through live and virtual broadcasts, to electronic reporting materials.

The EOS C400 is the first professional EOS Cinema camera with an RF mount, ushering in a new era of Canon products (particularly the EOS R offerings). This innovative design has small dimensions - but great possibilities. It combines advanced features and specifications typically found in larger cameras in a compact package. Designers focused on ease of use and functionality without compromising performance. The camera is also equipped with special connectors such as genlock, return input and 12-pin lens connector, enabling multi-camera live production.

BSI matrix and triple ISO

The EOS C400 camera is equipped with a state-of-the-art full-frame BSI (back-illuminated) CMOS sensor with a 6K resolution and a 16-stop dynamic range. This technology is more effective in low light conditions and allows for faster data readings, ensuring the highest image quality.

The EOS C400 camera sets a new standard with Canon's Triple Base ISO technology, which delivers clear, low-noise images in low-light conditions. With base ISO levels of 800, 3200 and 12800 when working in Canon Log 2 or 3 mode, users have greater flexibility when shooting in difficult lighting conditions.

To make the filming process much easier, the automatic sensitivity switching mode detects ambient lighting conditions and adjusts the base ISO level accordingly, improving the overall comfort of using the camera.

RF mount

Thanks to Canon's RF mount, the EOS C400 camera integrates seamlessly with a wide range of RF lenses: fixed, zoom, hybrid, cinema and VR. For greater flexibility without the need for third-party accessories, the camera also offers the option to use Canon's various EF-EOS R mount adapters, as well as the new PL-RF mount adapter. Additionally, the camera has enhanced metadata and connectivity options, making it easier to capture frame-by-frame data in real time, streamlining visual effects and virtual production workflows.

Dual Pixel CMOS AF II

Canon is now introducing Dual Pixel CMOS AF II technology to the cinema EOS system, providing filmmakers with enhanced autofocus capabilities. Thanks to 100% frame coverage, Dual Pixel CMOS AF II ensures fast and precise operation, increasing the certainty of a sharp shot every time.

This latest system also offers additional benefits such as face, eye or body tracking - as well as animal detection and tracking, which is especially useful when working in a dynamic environment.

Recording formats

With more built-in recording formats, users can now better select the format to suit their specific needs. They feature Canon's scalable 12-bit Cinema RAW Light LT/ST/HQ formats, the reliable 10-bit XF-AVC 4:2:2 format, and the all-new MP4-based XF-AVC S and XF-HEVC S formats that will meet the expectations of professionals. All are compatible with extensive video creation workflows, offering support for professional file naming and metadata systems.

Compact design

Users of the EOS C500 Mark II camera will appreciate the familiar design of the EOS C400 camera - now even more compact, but still offering a wide range of connections. This gives operators access to all functions usually associated with large production cameras, without unnecessary dimensions, weight and the need to connect additional modules.

The new, compact design and improved accessories, such as a versatile LCD mount, advanced top handle and improved grip, enable a variety of shooting styles: handheld, gimbal, drone, or shoulder-mounted.

The newest Cine Servo lens

The all-new CN7x17 KAS T ​​lens, available in RF or PL mount, is part of the Canon Cine Servo lens range. This is the next evolution of the previous CN7x lens, with improvements for operational efficiency and compatibility with virtual production and VFX workflows.

With a wide 7x optical zoom and a focal range of 17-120mm, this lens is perfect for sports and live coverage, documentaries, films, and remote and virtual production. The diaphragm structure is made of 11 blades, thanks to which the light accents are delicately dispersed and the background is silky soft.

Of particular note is the improved connectivity between the lens and camera and the improvement of processes such as real-time lens distortion correction, m.

source: Canon


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