Canon expands its Cinema EOS line with the new EOS-1D C, a hybrid DSLR camera that combines the convenient form factor of a DSLR with Full HD and 4K video recording. The new compact DSLR sports an 18.1 Megapixel 24mmx36mm full-frame Canon CMOS sensor and is capable of 8-bit 4:2:2 Motion JPEG 4K video recording at 24fps and Full HD 1920×1080 video at selectable frame rates from 24p to 60p. Videos are recorded to CF memory card.
According to Canon, 4K video is captured by an approximately APS-H-sized portion of the full image sensor, while Full HD video can be captured in the user’s choice of two different imaging formats – standard Full HD setting captures the full 36mm width of the CMOS sensor; and optional Super 35 crop setting enables cinematographers to match the industry-standard imaging format and angle of view achieved by traditional motion picture cameras.
Canon’s EOS-1D C is equipped with Dual DIGIC 5+ image processor to deliver high-precision AF and AE performance, and up to 12fps high-speed continuous shooting. The camera offers a sensitivity range of ISO 100-51200. The Cinema EOS include a built-in headphone jack for real-time audio monitoring, and the ability to view the camera’s LCD even when the HDMI port is connected to an external monitor. To be released within 2012, the EOS-1D C will be priced at $15,000.