Canon’s EOS-1D C: First Ever HD Tier 1 DSLR

September 12, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras | 0 Comments |
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The Canon EOS-1D C has recently been independently tested in accordance with European Broadcasting Union standards for HD content acquisition and found to be the first DSLR ever to provide an image of high enough quality for use as a broadcast production tool. Results indicated that the EOS-1D C provides ‘exceptional’ HD resolution from a 4K source with ‘very low’ aliasing, and ‘good’ colour performance and motion portrayal. The test results also confirm that the EOS-1D C camera system and its imaging performance comply with the recommended specification for inclusion in HD Tier 1 for HD production.

Canon Press Release

Canon’s EOS-1D C: First Ever HD Tier 1 DSLR

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 12 September 2013 – Canon today announces that the EOS-1D C, a unique and ground-breaking DSLR designed principally for motion picture capture, has been independently tested in accordance with European Broadcasting Union (EBU) standards for HD content acquisition1.  The tests found that the EOS-1D C is the first DSLR ever to provide an image of high enough quality for use as a broadcast production tool.

Results indicated that the EOS-1D C provides ‘exceptional’ HD resolution from a 4K source with ‘very low’ aliasing, and ‘good’ colour performance and motion portrayal. The test results also confirm that the EOS-1D C camera system and its imaging performance comply with the recommended specification for inclusion in HD Tier 1   for HD production2.

“The EOS-1D C has received a tremendous response since it launched, and we’re delighted the test results were so positive,” said Kieran Magee, Director of Professional Marketing at Canon Europe Ltd. “We’ve created a truly unique product that offers exceptional creative scope for videographers. The feedback we’ve received from the professional video community has been excellent, so it’s great that the product has been awarded the industry accreditation it deserves.”

Outstanding quality and flexibility

An innovative model that pushes DSLR video into new and exciting territories, the EOS-1D C delivers outstanding video quality, advanced low light performance and film-like dynamic range. It’s based on the same compact and lightweight design as Canon’s EOS-1D X, only with a specification that is designed for video-supporting in-camera 4K (4,096 x 2,160) video recording with 4:2:2 colour sampling, offering greater creative freedom for video professionals.

Its unique design and 4K shooting ability offers videographers a unique and highly portable package that’s optimised for high-quality video recording. Advanced creative flexibility is provided with support for a range of resolutions and variable frame rates, with 4K video recorded using 8-bit Motion JPEG compression at 23.98P or 25P, and Full HD (1920 x 1080) video capture available at frame rates up to 1080/60p for smooth motion.

As part of the wider EOS System, the EOS-1D C is compatible with Canon’s unrivalled selection of over 75 EF Lenses – providing videographers with an incredible range of creative options.

More information about the EOS-1D C can be found here: http://www.canon.co.uk/For_Home/Product_Finder/Cameras/Digital_SLR/EOS-1D_C/

EOS-1D C Key features:

·         Internal 4K movie recording
·         1080p at 50/60fps; Canon Log Gamma
·         Uncompressed HDMI output
·         18 MP Full Frame CMOS
·         Up to 12fps stills; 14fps mode
·         61 point AF system
·         ISO range 100-25600
·         Dual DIGIC 5+ processors
·         Clear View II 8.1cm (3.2”) LCD
·         EF lens compatible

1. EBU Tech 3335:  Methods of measuring the imaging performance of television cameras for the purposes of characterisation and setting (http://tech.ebu.ch/docs/tech/tech3335.pdf)

2. EBU Recommendation R.118:  Tiering of High Definition Cameras (http://tech.ebu.ch/docs/r/r118.pdf)



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