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4K Canon EOS-1D C


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.


  • Compact, Durable, Self-Contained 4k Video Recording
  • Canon 18.1 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 4K Motion JPEG YCbCr 4:2:2, 8-bit video recording
  • Full HD Recording and Super 35mm Crop Mode
  • Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors
  • Canon Log Gamma
  • HDMI Output with Time Code
  • Compatibility with EF Cinema and EF Lenses
  • Built-In Headphone Terminal
  • WFT-E6A Wi-Fi® Unit With Remote Capabilities
  • Fully Featured 12.0 fps, 18.1 Megapixel Full-Frame DSLR Camera


Imaging Sensor

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 orientation

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 Shooting and Playback

Recording Format

  • 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)

- NTSC and PAL

Approx. 100% vertically and horizontally

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