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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 or 1D product lines, 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.

The Canon EOS-1D C represents a breakthrough in cinematography in a DSLR specifically designed for video, that is incredibly flexible, rugged and compact. Offering onboard 4K image capture, industry-standard codecs and interfaces, and incredible low light performance, the EOS-1D C helps make 4K filmmaking as creative as you want it to be.

The EOS-1D C records the 4K signal as a YUV 4:2:2 at 24p Motion JPEG format directly to onboard CF cards. It can also externally record an HD time-coded proxy via HDMI output for use in an offline NLE system. The 4K file can be loaded directly into color grading systems that support the Motion JPEG file format; and the alternative HD recordings (H.264) on the CF cards can also be taken directly into color grading systems.

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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

Movie Recording Resolutions, and Frame Rates (progressive) 

Movie-recording size NTSC PAL Compression Method
4K (4096x2160) 24 fps 24 fps JPEG
Super 35mm Crop (1920x1080) 30 fps 25 fps ALL-I
24 fps 24 fps ALL-I
Full HD (1920x1080) 60 fps 50 fps ALL-I
30 fps 25 fps IPB
24 fps 24 fps ALL-I
HD (1280x720) 60 fps 50 fps IPB
SD (640x480) 30 fps 25 fps IPB


Movie Recording Size-related Figures 

Movie-recording size NTSC Compression Method File Size (approx.) Total Recording Time (approx.)
4GB Card 32GB Card 128GB Card
4K 24 fps JPEG 3.76 GB/min. 60 sec. 8 min. 32 min.
Super 35mm Crop 30 fps
25 fps
24 fps
IPB 385 MB/min. 9 min. 30 sec. 1 hr. 19 min. 5 hr. 16 min.
ALL-I 685 MB/min. 5 min. 44 min. 2 hr. 57 min.
Full HD 60 fps
50 fps
ALL-I 1.36 MB/min. 2 min. 30 sec. 22 min. 1 hr. 29 min.
30 fps
25 fps
24 fps
IPB 235 MB/min. 16 min. 2 hr. 9 min. 8 hr. 37 min.
ALL-I 685 MB/min. 5 min. 44 min. 2 hr. 57 min.
HD 60 fps
50 fps
IPB 205 MB/min. 18 min. 2 hr. 28 min. 9 hr. 52 min.
All-I 610 MB/min. 6 min. 49 min. 3 hr. 19 min.
SD 30 fps
25 fps
IPB 78 MB/min. 48 min. 6 hr. 28 min. 2 hr. 55 min.


Required Storage Card Performance 

Movie-recording size NTSC Compression Method CF Card writing/Reading speed[Approx., MB/sec.] Bit Rate [Approx., Mbps]
4K 24 fps JPEG UDMA7
100 MB/sec. or faster
Super 35mm Crop 30 fps
25 fps
24 fps
IPB 20 MB/sec. or faster 50
ALL-I 30 MB/sec. or faster 90
Full HD 60 fps
50 fps
ALL-I 60 MB/sec. or faster 180
30 fps
25 fps
24 fps
IPB 10 MB/sec. or faster 30
ALL-I 30 MB/sec. or faster 90
HD 60 fps
50 fps
IPB 10 MB/sec. or faster 27
ALL-I 30 MB/sec. or faster 80
SD 30 fps
25 fps
IPB 10 MB/sec. or faster 10


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 Output Signal During Full HD Television 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 kΩ)

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

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.

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).

* 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 
Before shooting, the effects of the following settings will be reflected in the Live View image

Exposure Auto Lighting Optimizer
Depth of field Peripheral illumination correction
White balance Chromatic aberration correction
White balance compensation Highlight tone priority
Picture Style  


Still Image Capture During Video Recording 
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 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 Recording

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.

Recording Options 

- Select one of the CF cards to record.

Auto switch card

- When the current card becomes full, the camera switches to the other card automatically.

Record 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.

Record 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.

Image Playback

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

Dust Reduction

3-Part Dust Reduction System 
EOS Integrated Cleaning System:

1. 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.

2. Dust Delete Data acquisition and appending - 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.

3. Manual cleaning


Exposure Control

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 readings can be taken.

Center-weighted average metering

Metering Range 
EV 0-20 (at 73°F / 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO 100)

Exposure Compensation 
Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments

AEB: ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments

Automatic Image Correction 
Peripheral Illumination Correction

Chromatic Aberration Correction

Highlight Tone Priority

Auto Lighting Optimizer

Color Control

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)

Canon LP-E4N Battery

Canon LC-E4N Charger

Round-Edge Power Cable

Camera Strap

Canon Body Cap