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Product Highlights

  • Compact, Durable, Self-Contained 4k Video Recording
  • Canon 18.1 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 4K Motion JPEG YCbCr 4
  • Full HD Recording and Super 35mm Crop Mode
  • Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors
  • Canon Log Gamma
  • HDMI Output with Time Code
  • Compatible w full line of Canon EF lenses
Canon 1D C Cinema: Picture 1 regular $7,999.00

About Canon 1D C Cinema

Now under the umbrella of the Cinema EOS System, Canon is extending the flexibility of digital 4K origination with the EOS-1D C - the first Canon hybrid DSLR to offer onboard 4K motion imaging and Full HD motion imaging on CF cards, in a rugged, ultra-compact form factor. Coupled with Canon's compact EF-mount lenses, the EOS-1D C facilitates 4K image origination in the tightest and most challenging environments, opening up fresh cinematic opportunities along the way.

For anyone familiar with Canon's 5D Mark II or 1D product line, the size and weight of the EOS-1D C will be immediately familiar. The EOS-1D C features an 18.1-megapixel full frame CMOS image sensor that offers a wide range of image acquisition options, including 4K (4096 x 2160), HD (1920 x 1080); or 18-megapixel (5184 x 3456) still images. The 4K is recorded as Motion JPEG; the HD is recorded as H.264; and the still images are recorded as RAW or JPEG. All of the selected motion imaging formats can be recorded as normal gamma-corrected video or with Canon Log. In addition, like with other Cinema EOS products, the EOS-1D C exhibits incredible low-light performance, ensuring optimum image quality under conditions of extremely low scene illumination, essential for natural-looking image capture when shooting in challenging environments. For capturing stills, the EOS-1D C offers the same level of high performance as an EOS DSLR, with top-of-the-range focusing, exposure, and burst mode.

The EOS-1D C is designed to go where other 4K cameras cannot go - into hostile environments, into very cramped spaces, mounted on the end of extended jib arms, or embedded on-set. With onboard 4K recording at 24p or HD recording at a range of frame rates up to 60p; and Clean HD via HDMI, the EOS-1D C offers additional capabilities for film and TV production as well as specialty image acquisition applications. For added versatility, record start/stop can be remotely controlled by EOS Utility Software via a WFT unit.
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• 18.1 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
• Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors
• Compatibility with EF Cinema and EF Lens
• Full HD Recording & Super 35mm Crop Mode
• Built-in-Headphone Terminal
• WFT-E6A Wi-Fi Unit with Remote Capabilities

Canon 1D C Cinema Features

  • Compact, Durable, Self-Contained 4k Video Recording: The EOS-1D C is an HD video powerhouse providing cinematographers 4K video capture in a single unit, with no need for external power or recording devices. The EOS-1D C is fully self-contained, with the ergonomic ease-of-use portability one expects from a Canon DSLR.
  • Canon 18.1 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS Sensor: The EOS-1D C carries the latest generation of Canon's Full-Frame CMOS sensor. With a Full-Frame sensor, Canon EF and EF Cinema lenses will perform to their true potential, while improved signal-to-noise ratio provide clearer shadows and highlights in both bright and low-light environments.
  • 4K Motion JPEG YCbCr 4:2:2, 8-bit video recording: The EOS-1D C is a self-contained device that captures 4K video in a cropped-sensor configuration at 24fps in YCbCr color space with a sampling ratio of 4:2:2 and 8-bit depth. Color and luminescence are preserved, while footage can easily adapt to existing post-production workflows.
  • Full HD Recording and Super 35mm Crop Mode: In addition to standard frame rates of 30fps, 25fps and 24fps, the EOS-1D C also enables Full HD recording at 60fps and 50fps and supports high-speed shooting for spectacular slow-motion footage. The camera's built-in LCD monitor can both preview and play back footage at its native frame rate.
  • Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors: The EOS-1D C utilizes dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors for stunning speed and image quality. Each DIGIC 5+ Image Processor contains twin 4-channel A/D converters for outstanding image quality, and refined algorithms reduce noise at high ISO values.
  • Canon Log Gamma: Canon Log Gamma is a setting that sets the EOS-1D C to maximize dynamic range and provide a wide exposure latitude. The files produced using log format are ideal for post-production processes where corrections, color matching, and grading are applied, providing users with a high level of creative freedom.
  • HDMI Output with Time Code: The EOS-1D C offers several new capabilities via HDMI output. Connect via HDMI to an external video recorder and output uncompressed YCbCb 4:2:2 8-bit video footage. Output frame rate is independent of shooting rate, allowing it to be matched to the capabilities of the external recorder.
  • Compatibility with EF Cinema and EF Lenses: The EOS-1D C is compatible with the full line of Canon EF lenses, including EF Cinema lenses (Cinema zooms only in Super 35mm Crop mode; Cinema primes in all modes). Ultra-wide, zoom, 4x macro, tilt-shift, and super-telephoto lenses in the EF line are tools to realize your cinematic vision.
  • Built-In Headphone Terminal: The EOS-1D C includes a built-in headphone terminal which outputs unprocessed sound, giving you the clear audio image while the camera is recording it.
  • WFT-E6A Wi-Fi Unit With Remote Capabilities: The EOS-1D C can connect to an optional Wi-Fi transmitter unit WFT-E6A to provide unique capabilities not found in competitive units. Users can control the EOS-1D C using any web-enabled devices such as laptops, smartphones, and tablet PC's.
  • Fully Featured 12.0 fps, 18.1 Megapixel Full-Frame DSLR Camera: The EOS-1D C shares its heritage with the EOS-1 Series family and is a world-class DSLR camera besides being a cinema powerhouse. Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors and an 18.1 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS sensor provide a burst shot rate of 12.0 fps for capturing exceptional quality.

Canon 1D C Cinema Specifications

Approx. 18.1 million effective pixels (Total pixels: Approx. 19.3 million)
Recording Pixels
5208 x 3477 effective pixels
Sensor Type
Full-Frame CMOS sensor
Pixel Size
6.95 microns square
Lens Focal Length Factor
Same as indicated on lens (as indicated on lens)
4K: approx. 1.3x; Super 35mm Crop: approx. 1.6x
Compatible Lenses
Canon EF Lenses (excluding EF-S, EF-M lenses)
Canon EF Cinema (CN-E) lenses
Since the image circle of EF Cinema zoom lenses only support the image sizes of Super 35mm Crop and APS-C, vignetting will occur if you shoot larger image sizes
Number of AF Points
Number of Cross-Type AF Points
1 to 5 cross-type AF points at f/2.8
- 10 to 20 cross-type AF points at f/4
- 15 to 21 cross-type AF points at f/5.6
1 cross-type AF point at f/8
(The number of cross-type AF points will differ depending on the lens.)
AF Area Selection Modes
Single-point AF (Manual selection)
Auto selection 61-point AF
Single-point Spot AF (Manual selection)
AF point expansion (Manual selection, 4 points: up, down, left, and right)
AF point expansion (Manual selection, surrounding 8 points)
Zone AF (Manual zone selection)
AF Point Setting for Vertical/Horizontal
Focus Modes
One-Shot AF
Predictive AI Servo AF
Manual focus
For automatic AF point selection, the AF point to start the AI Servo AF operation can be selected. For automatic AF point selection, the active AF point can be displayed.
EOS Movie Recording
Recording Format: MOV
4K: Motion JPEG
Super 35mm Crop, Full HD, HD
MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), variable bit rate
Audio: Linear PCM, Meta information is embedded in the MOV file (no separate THM file
Coverage: Approx. 100% vertically and horizontally
Color Space
Color space matches the TV monitor
Color Sampling Method
YCbCr 4:2:2 (8bit): 4K
YCbCr 4:2:0 (8bit): Super 35mm Crop, Full HD, HD, SD
Color Profile (Color Matrix)
Rec. ITU-R BT.601: 4K, SD
Rec. ITU-R BT.709: Super 35mm Crop, Full HD, HD
Image Creation Processing
Based on current Picture Style
Canon Log gamma * View Assist possible
Video Range
Full range (0-255)
Count up: Rec run, Free run
Start time setting: Manual entry, Reset, Set to camera time
Count indicator: Rec/Play time (Recording and playback time), Timecode
Drop frame: Enable, Disable
Maximum File Size Per Video Clip
Maximum Length for a Movie
12 hours
HDMI Output for Movie Footage
Possible - Output frame rate: Auto/24p/50i/60i
Adding time code is possible
Possible to synchronize an external recording device to start/stop recording
Signal Compatible with HDMI Output
1080: 60i/50i/24p, 480/60p, 576/50p
HDMI Full HD TV Connection
Before movie shooting: 1080: 60i/50i/24p
During movie shooting: 1080: 60i/50i/24p
Audio Recording Method
Linear PCM
Internal monaural microphone
External stereo microphone jack
Recording level automatically adjusted
Sampling frequency: 48 kHz, Bits: 16 bit x 2 ch
Compatible with a commercially-available external microphone with 3.5mm dia. stereo mini-jack.
Headphone Terminal
Stereo mini-jack (3.5mm diameter) provided * Max. -9dBv (with 16 k ohm)
Sound Recording Adjustment
Sound-recording level: Auto, Manual (64 levels), None
With the movie silent setting, recording level can be changed with touch pad
Sound-recording meter: Provided
- Wind filter: Disable/Enable
Video Snapshots
Not provided
Creative Image Processing
Based on current Picture Style
Canon Log gamma (View Assist possible)
Same as focusing with Live View shooting
During movie shooting, the image cannot be magnified for manual focusing
Compatible with power focus mode in movie shooting
Metering Method 1
AF point-linked evaluative metering
When the AF mode is Live mode or Face Detection Live mode
Metering Method 2
Center-weighted average metering
For manual focusing or when the AF mode is set to Quick mode
Metering range: EV 0 to EV 20 (At 73°F / 23°C and ISO 100, with 50mm f/1.4 lens)
Video Exposure Control 1
Program AE for movie shooting
For shooting modes other than manual exposure and bulb
Shutter speed (1/30-1/4000 sec., signal accumulation time), aperture, and ISO speed automatically set.
Video Exposure Control 2
Manual exposure
For manual exposure
Shutter speed (signal accumulation time), aperture, and ISO speed (auto/manual) manually set. The shutter speed (signal accumulation time) is limited to 1/4000 sec. at the maximum and to 1/30 sec. at the minimum for 24/25/30 fps or 1/60 sec. or higher for 50/60 fps.
ISO Speed
P, Av, Bulb: Automatically set within ISO 100-25600
Expandable to H (equivalent to ISO 51200), H1 (equivalent to ISO 102400) and H2 (equivalent to ISO 204800)
Tv: Automatically set within ISO 100-25600
M: With Auto ISO, automatically set within ISO 100-25600
With manual setting, ISO 100?25600 set manually (in 1/3- or wholestop increments). Expandable to H (equivalent to ISO 32000/40000/51200), H1 (equivalent to ISO 102400) and H2 (equivalent to ISO 204800).
ISO Speed (note)
If highlight tone priority is set, the ISO speed range will be ISO 200-25600
Exposure Compensation
Up to ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments
AE Lock
During movie shooting, press AE Lock button to set AE lock and the AF point selection button to cancel AE lock (no automatic cancellation)
AE lock (canceled automatically when metering turns off) possible before movie shooting. Movie shooting can start while AE lock is in effect.
Movie Digital Zoom
Not Provided
Information Display
Switchable with INFO button (5 settings)
Image Stabilization
With an IS lens and the Image Stabilizer switch turned on, image stabilization operates during metering and movie shooting
Final Image Simulation
Depth of field
White balance
White balance compensation
Picture Style
Auto Lighting Optimizer
Peripheral illumination correction
Chromatic aberration correction
Highlight tone priority
Still Image Capture During Video Rec
Still photos shooting possible during movie shooting by pressing the shutter button (Still image capture is not possible when Canon Log gamma is set, or when 4K, Super 35mm Crop, or Full HD recording at 60p/50p is set)
Still Image Capture when Video Rec cont.
Still shooting will interrupt the movie shooting
The still photo is inserted in the movie for about 1 sec
Exposure control used for movie shooting is applied to the still shooting
Flash cannot be used
Super high-speed continuous shooting at 14 fps cannot be selected
Wireless Remote Control Shooting
Enabled with Wireless Controller LC-5. Possible only when the shutter button can start/stop the movie shooting
Playback Methods
1. Playback on camera LCD monitor
2. Playback on TV connected with AV or HDMI cable
3. Playback with ImageBrowser EX
Recommended are (1) and (2), while (3) requires a high-performance personal computer
Movie Shooting Battery Life
4K: 1 hr. 25 min. at 73°F / 23°C
1 hr. 15 min. at 32°F / 0°C
Full HD (30 fps, ALL-I): 2 hr. 10 min. at 73°F / 23°C
2 hr. at 32°F / 0°C
Movie Playback
The following playback is possible:
Playback, Slow motion (variable speed possible), Jump to first frame, Previous frame, Next frame, Jump to last frame, Edit first or last frame, and Audio volume (11 levels, including mute)
The audio level when the camera is connected to a TV set is adjusted with the TV set
Editing Out First/Last Scenes
First/last scenes editable (deletion) in 1-sec. increments
Still Photo Extraction
Possible with updated version of ImageBrowser EX
Image Type / Processing
JPEG, RAW (14-bit)
Image Format Options
JPEG (compression adjustable) RAW (CR2)
Resolution Options
Large - 5184 x 3456 (Approx. 17.90 million pixels)
Medium 1 - 4608 x 3072 (Approx. 14.20 million pixels)
Medium 2 - 3456 x 2304 (Approx. 8.00 million pixels)
Small - 2592 x 1728 (Approx. 4.50 million pixels)
RAW - 5184 x 3456 (Approx. 17.90 million pixels)
M-RAW - 3888 x 2592 (Approx. 10.10 million pixels)
S-RAW - 2592 x 1728 (Approx. 4.50 million pixels)
Data Recording Format
Complies with Design rule for Camera File system 2.0 and Exif 2.3
Folder Setting
Creating new folders and selecting folders in the card is possible
Storage Media
CF card (2 slots)
Type I/II drive (Incompatible with Microdrive)
High-speed writing possible with UDMA CF cards
Standard Recording
Select one of the CF cards to record.
Recording with Auto Switch Card
When the current card becomes full, the camera switches to the other card automatically
Recording Separately
The same image is saved to both cards, but in a different size (L, M1, M2, S, RAW, M-RAW, or S-RAW) that was set for the respective card
Recording to Multiple
The same image is saved to both cards in the same size (RAW+JPEG also possible)
Image Copying
Possible between the two CF cards (2 slots)
Noise Reduction
Long exposure noise reduction (set with a menu):
Functions with exposures 1 sec. or longer
[Auto] or [Disable](always applied) settable

High ISO speed noise reduction (set with a menu):
[Standard], [Low], [High], or [Disable] can be selected
Imaging Processor
Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
Maximum Frames Per Second
12 fps High-speed continuous shooting
14 fps Super high-speed continuous shooting
Drive Modes
Single Shooting
High-speed continuous shooting (12 fps)
Low-speed continuous shooting (3 fps)
Silent single shooting
Self-timer (10 sec. and 2 sec.)
Super high-speed continuous shooting (14 fps)
Number of Maximum Frames / Burst
JPEG Large: 180
JPEG Medium 1: 310
JPEG Medium 2: 1390
JPEG Small: 6430
RAW: 38
M-RAW: 28
S-RAW: 41
RAW + JPEG Large: 17
M-RAW + JPEG Large: 19
S-RAW + JPEG Large: 20
High-speed continuous shooting with 8GB UDMA-7 card based on Canon's testing standards and may vary depending on shooting conditions
Flash Sync Speed
Up to 1/250 sec
Shutter "Lag" Time
1. During SW-1 ON, time lag between SW-2 ON and start of exposure: Approx. 0.09 sec. *With flash, approx. 0.035 sec
2. Time lag between simultaneous SW-1/SW-2 ON and start of exposure: Approx. 0.55 sec
Start-up Time
Approx. 0.1 sec (Based on CIPA testing standards)
UDMA High-Speed Compatible
High-speed writing possible with UDMA CF cards
LCD Monitor
3.2-inch (Screen aspect ratio of 3:2)
Approx. 1,040,000 dots
Approx. 100% coverage
Approx. 170° vertical and horizontal viewing angle
Brightness Adjustment
Manually adjustable to one of seven brightness levels
Playback Options
Single image display
Two types of single-image full display and two types of shooting information display
Index display
4-image index and 9-index image
Jump display, Jump 1 image, Jump 10 images, Jump 100 images, Date, Folder,Movies, Stills, or Rating
Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
Carrier wave type, removes dust adhering to the infrared- and ultraviolet-blocking glass. Self-cleaning executed automatically (taking about 1.8 sec.) when power is turned on or off. Manual execution also possible (taking about 5.2 sec.). Low-pass filter has a fluorine coating
Dust Delete Acquisition & Append
The coordinates of the dust adhering to the infrared- and ultraviolet-blocking glass are detected by a test shot and appended to subsequent images. The dust coordinate data appended to the image is used by the provided software to automatically erase the dust spots
Other Cleaning
Manual cleaning
ISO Range
100-51,200 in 1/3-stop or whole-stop increments
ISO Expansion Range
L: 50
H1: 102,400
H2: 204,800
Auto ISO: 100-51,200
Shutter Speed Range
1/8000 to 1/30 sec., bulb, X-sync at 1/250 sec.
Shutter speed's control range can be set with a Custom Function
Exposure Modes
Program AE (shiftable), Shutter-priority AE (Safety shift possible), Aperture-priority AE (Safety shift possible), Manual exposure, Bulb, E-TTL II autoflash program AE
Metering Modes
252-zone metering with approx. 100,000-pixel RGB AE sensor and TTL maximum aperture metering employed
EOS iSA (Intelligent Subject Analysis) system employed
Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
Partial metering (center, approx. 6.5% of viewfinder)
Spot metering (center, approx. 2.5% of viewfinder)
Center spot metering
AF point-linked spot metering (Custom Function)
Multi-spot metering
Up to eight multi-spot meter
Center-weighted average metering
Metering Range
EV 0-20 (at 73°F / 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO 100)
Automatic Image Correction
Peripheral Illumination Correction
Chromatic Aberration Correction
Highlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer
White Balance Modes
Auto (AWB)
Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Twilight, Sunset Tungsten, White fluorescent, Flash)
Custom (Custom WB)
Color Temperature (Approx. 2,500-10,000 Kelvin)
Personal WB settings PC-1 - PC-5 (up to five white balance data that you set yourself with the provided software.)
White Balance Compensation
Alter white balance in amber-blue direction, and/or magenta-green direction ±9 levels
White Balance Bracketing
Alter white balance in amber-blue direction or magenta-green direction, ±3 levels in single-level increments
Picture Styles
Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3
Compatible Flashes
Canon EX-Series Speedlites (Manual flash only with non EX-Speedlites)
FE Microadjustment
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Compensation
±3 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop increments
PC Socket
Not Provided
Viewfinder Display Info
AF Information:
AF Points
AF Confirmation
AF Status Indicator

Exposure information:
Metering mode
shooting mode
AE lock
Shutter speed
Exposure compensation
ISO speed (always displayed)
Exposure level
Exposure warning

Flash information:
Flash ready
High-speed sync
FE lock
Flash exposure compensation

Image information
Battery check
Grid, electronic level
Approx. 20mm
Focusing Screen
-3 ~ +1.0 (user-adjustable)
Live View Type
Electronic viewfinder with image sensor
Live View Autofocus
Live mode (Contrast based)
Face Detection Live mode (Contrast based)
Quick mode (Phase based)
Live View Features
Magnified view, 3 Grid types, Correct Exposure/Exposure Simulation Display activated through Menu (Aspect Ratio indicator not provided.)
Multiple Exposures
Exposures: 2 to 9
Type: Additive, Average, Bright, Dark
Shutter Durability
400,000 Cycles
Video Output
HDMI mini OUT terminal (Type C), CEC compatible
Audio (stereo)/video (NTSC/PAL selectable) OUT terminal
External Microphone IN Terminal
3.5mm diameter stereo mini-jack
PC Terminal
Not provided
Digital Terminal
For personal computer communications, direct printing (Hi-Speed USB)
Audio (stereo)/video (NTSC/PAL) output
Connects to GPS Receiver GP-E2 (Non-dedicated GPS)
Remote Control Terminal
N3-type terminal
Wireless Remote Control
Enabled with Wireless Controller LC-5
System Extension Terminal
For Wireless Transmitter WFT-E6A and GPS Receiver GP-E1
Ethernet Terminal
RJ-45 jack (for gigabit Ethernet)
LP-E4 or LP-E4N Lithium-Ion battery pack
With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E4, AC power is possible
Battery Life
With a fully charged LP-E4N Battery Pack:
Approx. 2 hr. 10 min. (at 73°F/23°C)
Approx. 2 hr. (at 32°F/0°C)
Battery Information
The power source type, remaining capacity (in 1% increments + 6-level battery check), shutter count, and recharge performance can be checked

The battery registration and operation history (serial number, remaining battery level when removed, and date) cannot be checked

Battery rechargeable regardless of remaining capacity
Exterior Material: Magnesium alloy
Weather Sealing: Dust and water resistant
Dimensions (WxHxD)
6.2 x 6.4 x 3.3 in. (158 x 163.6 x 82.7mm)
3.4 lbs (1.5kg)
Mfr #

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Best hybrid camera to date.


As a DP/photographer on various film and TV productions, the 1DC is the best camera I could have hoped for. I shoot both videos and stills and it doesn't get any better than that, even compared to newer releases from other brands. The MJPEG 4K image was, I believe, a very smart choice as it gives the camera a unique look, very close to 35mm film. It does not look "video". The 8-bit is somewhat limiting, as it was on the 5D Mark 2, but the image is sharp and more importantly, soulful. I'm hoping it will not disappear from Canon's line of cinema products as I'm waiting to see improvements such as 4K out via HDMI and peaking on the LCD. HD recording at 4:2:2 colour sampling would a definite plus as well but since it outputs uncompressed HD, not a big problem. Overall, a fantastic camera. Always looking forward to my next shoot with it!


Magnificent Beast


This is one of the best cameras mankind has ever created, I use this camera for independent film making. I love the 4k's quality and the relation between the size of the camera and it's capabilities, The postproduction of 4k's mjpeg its very easy to work with. Very versatile camera, the best in photo and cinema. An absolute monster.


Great ibrid camera ever


Great Camera but need more software implementation, 30p in 4k Mode, focus peaking, 50/60p in S35, continuos autofocus.

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