The Canon EOS C700 FF EF Camera is a robust full frame camera that is capable of providing quality and professional video and is compatible with a variety of lenses.
While the Canon EOS C700 FF EF Camera is a fairly advanced piece of equipment, Canon has implemented a familiar user interface. Most basic functions can be accessed through the six buttons surrounding the screen. More advanced settings can be found using the simple selection dial and set buttons. I/O options for nearly any application can be found on the camera's side panel. Video, audio, control, and power inputs and outputs are available for implementations ranging from ENG-style run-and-gun to high-budget cinema productions. The camera supports ACES, and features selectable gamma and log shooting modes. While the camera is a production powerhouse all on its own, its modular design lets the user customize the form factor to fit their use case. The rectangular body has enough real estate to be shoulder-mounted for handheld shooting or secured to a dovetail on professional grip equipment with ease.
The inclusion of Apple's ProRes codec inside the EOS C700 FF Digital Cinema Camera enables shooters who require a quick turnaround to go direct-to-edit on many NLEs without any transcoding necessary. In 4K, the 422 HQ flavor is implemented and is supported up to 30 fps. In 2K mode, 10-bit 422, 10-bit 422 HQ, and 12-bit 4444 can be used. High frame rate recording is supported up to 168 fps using the 10-bit 422 flavor combined with the 2K center crop. All formats are conveniently recorded directly to the CFast 2.0 cards.
The Canon EOS C700 FF EF Camera supports ACES 1.0 of the Academy Color Encoding System. Using Canon supplied IDTs, images captured on the EOS C700 FF can be imported directly into the ACES compatible systems. Additionally, video output from the camera can be monitored by selecting the ACES Proxy. Aces Proxy allows the camera to send a monitor output that simulates ACES space to a compatible monitor or device. Modifications made using the proxy output can be saved and later brought into the editing or grading suite to help insure changes and color choices made on set are accurately reproduced in post.
This camera has IP streaming support and lets users stream video online in real-time as they shoot.The C700 can connect with compatible IP decoders, IP streaming software and other devices, either through the on-board Ethernet connection or with a separately available Wi-Fi adapter, to enable live streaming to video websites or news programs within an existing video production and editing workflow, such as at a broadcast station.
- Dual motorized filter wheels hold 2-, 4-, and 6-stop ND filters. When the camera is set to expanded ISO, the camera will combine the filter wheels to allow 8- and 10-stop settings.
- In addition to several assignable buttons, six soft keys surround the control screen on the operator side of the camera. Each of the six buttons can be set to adjust a different camera setting easily and intuitively. This menu system can be driven independently of the EVF menu. Deeper settings can be accessed using the dial, set key, as well as familiar home and back buttons.
- With phase-detection pixels covering 80% of the sensor area, quickly achieving accurate focus with compatible EF lenses is as simple as selecting an area and have the camera automatically focus on it.
- Face detection will lock the focus on a face inside the frame and track it as it moves through the frame. Different faces inside the frame are selectable. To ensure that focus is smooth, sensitivity can be adjusted in the menu.