Canon Launches The EOS-1D C In Japan!
Canon has launched its super-expensive EOS-1D C in Japan, and will be following it up with a launch in the United States rumored to take place in the next couple days. At $11,999, this latest Canon 1D is hardly set to become a DSLR bestseller, but there are certainly a few pro shooters willing to line up for an incredibly versatile 18-megapixel 4K cam, with EOS lens compatibility and a full-frame sensor.
For those interested, the 4K video is recorded using 8-bit Motion JPEG compression at 24p, and Full HD (1920 x 1080) video capture is available at frame rates up to 1080/60p. The camera supports internal recording to CF cards at all resolutions up to and including 4K, offering enhanced mobility. Video can also be output to external recorders (excluding 4K video) via an integrated HDMI terminal using an uncompressed YCbCr 4:2:2 signal.
Support for 24, 25, 30, 50 and 60p frame rates in Full HD resolution shooting is also included, as is the ability to capture 12fps continuous stills shooting (14fps in Super High speed shooting mode) in bursts of up to 180 large JPEG images (38 RAW) and a wide ISO range of 100 to 25600 for movies and 100-51200 for stills expandable up to ISO 204800.
There is a Super 35mm Crop Mode and Canon Log Gamma. In terms of hardware, the 1D offers an integrated headphone port and HDMI with time code. You will need UDMA 7 Cards that record at least 100MB/s to do the 4K video, and even then because of the high 500mbits per sec bitrate (Higher than RED EPIC’s 5K 24 fps 350mbps for some reason) , 1 min of footage will take up 4 GB of space!
Other stats to brag about the EOS-1D C are the 61-point AF system, the Dual “DIGIC 5+” processor and a 1,040k-dot 3.2inch Clear View II LCD screen.
There are a handful of nice test videos and images clicked from the EOS-1D C floating around online.