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Canon EOS C700 Cinema Camera - PL Mount (No DAF)

Abel Code: CN-1471C002
Mfr. Code: 1471C002
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The newest member of the Cinema EOS family, the EOS C700 with a PL Mount features an updated modular design for your "A" camera position. Includes Super 35mm sensor, 4K 60P/50P, 240fps, and RAW/XF-AVC/Pro-Res. Includes Dual Pixel Auto Focus (DAF).
Key Highlights
  • Record Apple ProRes to CFast Media
  • Anamorphic lens support
  • Modular body to accept accessories


Featuring a new modular design, the Canon EOS C700 Cinema Camera meets the demands of today’s productions, from feature films to episodic dramas and documentaries. The EOS C700 PL features a Super 35mm 4.5K sensor with wide dynamic range, ideal for productions requiring 4K UHD TV or 4K DCI cinema deliverables. In addition to supporting the earlier XF-AVC recording format, the cameras also support Apple ProRes. It includes Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus, or DAF.

DIGIC is Canon's acronym for Digital Imaging Integrated Circuit. The EOS C700 uses three DIGIC DV 5 processors to power the advanced features of this camera. DIGIC works in conjunction with other subsystems of the camera, such as the lens and sensor to support the various features and the image processing engine.

Designed to Match Customer Requirements

Canon recognized its customers demand flexibility and the ability to respond to the changing needs of productions. The EOS C700 allows users to convert between EF mount (not included) and PL mount (included), and also between a standard CMOS image sensor (included) and a global shutter (not included) CMOS image sensor at Canon service facilities. The EOS C700 PL allows use of industry-standard PL lenses and is compatible with Cooke /i metadata communication technology.

The EOS C700 has a significantly upgraded power management system to help facilitate connecting with various third party accessories. The camera comes standard with a V-mount plate to accept common professional battery systems. External power supplies of +10 - 34 VDC plug into the camera via an industry-standard 4-pin XLR Style power connector. Camera accessories can be powered via a 24V DC 3-pin and a 12V DC 2-pin connector located on the front of the camera to help with cable management.

The EOS C700 offers a choice of two lens mounts, PL (included) or Cinema Lock EF (sold separately). 

High Dynamic Range & Canon's Color Science

The EOS C700 is ideal for those wanting to shoot and deliver High Dynamic Range (HDR) content. The sensor features up to 15 stops of dynamic range. Unlike the EF Mount version, it does not offer Dual Pixel CMOS AF.

Along with Canon’s proprietary Log Gammas (Canon Log3, Canon Log2 and Canon Log) and renowned color science, the C700 camera seamlessly integrate with Canon’s professional 4K displays (DP-V2420, DP-V2410, or DP-V1770) for on-set color management and review that conforms to SMPTE ST 2084 standards of HDR display.

Internal Recording

Two modes of internal recording on CFast Media are included in the EOS C700: Canon XF-AVC and Apple ProRes. 

XF-AVC records up to 59.94p in 4K onto CFast media.

The camera also records Apple ProRes to CFast media. This is the first time a Canon Cinema EOS camera records ProRes internally which can help reduce the time and cost of transcoding video files for productions using ProRes as an intermediate and delivery format.

Simultaneous dual CFast recording is available to create an immediate backup.

CFast & CD Recording

Two CFast 2.0 card slots exist on the camera along with one SD card slot. The EOS C700 can record XF-AVC and ProRes (along with metadata) simultaneously to either or both CFast cards. Simultaneous recording is helpful where one card might go to the post house and the other could be stored safely in the production company's archive.

Relay recording is also possible for situations where changing cards and losing precious seconds is not an option (sporting events, speeches, nature documentaries).

At the same time, an 8-bit 4:2:0 Proxy XF-AVC file can be recorded to the SD card for immediate editing. The SD card can also capture JPEG still frames (2048x1080 or 1920x1080), metadata, menus and other information.

Be sure to check out the chart in our photos which shows Codec, Recording Media, Resolution, Format, Bits, and Frame Rates for your convenience. If you are interested in product White Papers you can also check out the Maximum Bit Rates recommended by Apple in their ProRes White Paper.

Refined Ergonomics & Design

The EOS C700 features a new design when compared to previous Cinema EOS products. The EOS C700 is a full size cinema camera allowing for both traditional studio style and handheld configurations. 

The camera body includes built in cheese plates with numerous 3/8-16 and 1/4-20 threaded holes on the top and bottom to easily attach accessories. The top handle attaches in a variety of positions for assisting in achieving optimum balance.

Both sides of the camera can have redundant main displays with menus and controls. A built in control panel on the camera operator side allows quick access to the camera controls. Canon's optional new Remote Operation Unit OU-700 attaches to the camera's right side and mimics all the functions of the built-in Main Display. It conveniently flips up for access to the CFast and SD card slots. This allows for camera operation from both sides of the camera making camera adjustment easy for both operator and assistant.

The intuitive six button layout of the menu system allows quick access to frequently used camera functions such as ISO, shutter, slow and fast motion, etc. and may feel very familiar and comfortable to seasoned camera operators. Each quick access function delivers the ability to access deeper menu options. Complete camera control and customization is always accessible while the menu remains clean and easily usable.

Canon offers an optional 0.7" OLED Electronic Viewfinder (EVF-V70) to fit the EOS C700. Canon's first professional grade viewfinder features Full HD 1920x1080 viewing, surround view, view assist and false color. The EVF also has the ability to display an HDR simulated picture with a "stretched" dynamic range for increased shadow detail and highlight retention.

The EOS C700 can also be used with an optional accessory Shoulder Support Unit (SU-15) with industry-standard rosettes on each side and 15mm rods in front. The unit has a comfortable shoulder pad which consists of two sections that adjust to fit the width of a camera operator's shoulder. Attaching the shoulder pad to the camera allows for easy handheld operation yet still provides a quick release bottom to connect to a tripod.

Workflow & RAW Recording

To complement these powerful new acquisition tools, Canon has turned to its trusted partner Codex to provide a fully-integrated (no cables) recording and workflow option. The combination of the EOS C700 camera with the optional Codex CDX-36150 recorder allows for high-speed 4.5K RAW recording at up to 100FPS, 4K RAW at up to 120FPS, 4K ProRes at up to 60FPS, 2K ProRes at up to 240FPS and XF-AVC at up to 60FPS.

The Codex CDX-36150 RAW Recorder is attached to the EOS C700 by removing the battery plate at the rear of the EOS C700 and replacing it with the recorder. This modularity of the EOS C700 allows the recorder to be connected securely without wires. It behaves like an integrated part rather than an external accessory. The rear of the Codex recorder has a battery plate with onboard Gold Mount battery connector. External power (10-32 VDC) can also be supplied to the 2-pin connector on the recorder body.

Codex CDX-36150 is an integrated system when attached to the EOS C700. The Codex Recorder allows recording not only 4K RAW, but also ProRes at significantly higher frame rates than internal CFast Cards. When recording RAW files, they are saved as an .RMF frame sequence in an uncompressed format. Clip development can then be easily adjusted in post using Canon Raw Development (CRD) software.

The CDX-36150 uses one Codex Capture Drive 2.0 (1 TB or 2 TB capacity), a familiar and commonly available professional recording media.

Anamorphic Lens Support

Canon’s new EOS C700 is the first Cinema EOS cameras to support anamorphic shooting by utilizing a de-squeeze function for monitoring. You can now create images with a 2.39:1 aspect ratio typical of cinema productions. 

The EOS C700 supports anamorphic format lenses by electronically desqueezing the image in the viewfinder and on connected monitors for viewing. On the sensor users can take advantage of the camera's full 4K resolution by using 1.3x squeeze anamorphic lenses that cover the full 16x9 area of the EOS C700 sensor. Popular 2x squeeze anamorphic lenses that cover a native 1.2:1 aspect ratio on the sensor can be used as well using a cropped area of the sensor.

Canon Log 2 & Log 3

The EOS C700 supports Canon Log 2 and Canon Log 3 Gamma. In post production, Canon Log is designed to reproduce the entire tonal range of the CMOS image sensor. Log workflow provides you with higher dynamic range, more highlight and shadow retention, and more flexibility in grading.

Canon Log 2 provides the largest dynamic range and image detail. While Canon Log 2 provides the most post-production flexibility and the full 15 stops of dynamic range of the sensor, it requires more post time. If you are seeking the benefits of log workflow, but with shorter turnaround times, Canon Log 3 provides an alternative with only a slightly reduced dynamic range of 14 stops.

SMPTE ST 2084 Support for HDR Productions

The EOS C700 features the option to output ST 2084 over the monitor port to assist in HDR production. ST 2084 permits compatible monitors to simulate the HDR look of the final piece and allows for easier lighting and other technical decisions on set during the acquisition process.

The optional Canon Electronic Viewfinder (EVF-V70) features a ST 2084 simulation mode so the camera operator can see HDR visuals in a format close to what is supplied upon the monitor signal. This can facilitate creative decisions on set when HDR reference equipment and output devices are not available.


The EOS C700 supports Rec. 2020, which is the UHDTV display color space. Rec. 2020 support means productions seeking to go straight to the UHD format can start in that expanded color space without the need to do conversions.

ACES 1.0 of the Academy Color Encoding System is supported by the EOS C700. Using Canon supplied IDTs, images captured on the EOS C700 can be imported directly into the ACES compatible systems. Additionally, video output from the camera can be monitored by selecting the ACES Proxy.

Aces Proxy allows the camera to send a monitor output that simulates ACES space to a compatible monitor or device. Modifications made using the proxy output can be saved and later brought into the editing or grading suite to help insure changes and color choices made on set are accurately reproduced in post.

Canon 17, 24 and 30-inch Reference Displays support ACES image display. The EOS C700 has four 3G-SDI outputs at the rear of the camera. So, while the Codex CDX-36150 records 4K RAW, the EOS C700 can simultaneously send the 4K image to a Canon Reference Display. The Canon Monitor debayers the RAW image and converts it to an ACES color space. In addition to ACES, Canon's new DP-2420 Reference Display nicely supports HDR, Canon Log3, and Hybrid Log Gamma.


Slow & Fast Motion

The EOS C700 has the fastest frames rates available of any Canon Cinema EOS Camera to date. In addition to the 4K 60P, EOS C700 also features 2K recording up to 120 frame per second and a crop 2K mode featuring up to 240 frames per second.

IP Streaming

IP Streaming enables users to send their video online, in real time, as they shoot. It works with compatible IP decoders, IP streaming software and other devices for live streaming to video websites, news shows, video productions, post production facilities, editing rooms and broadcast stations.

The EOS C700 supports MPEG2-TS with UDP, RTP, RTSP+RTP protocols.

Wireless Remote Capabilities

The EOS C700 can connect to a wireless network using a Canon wireless file transmitter (WFT-E6A / WFT-E8A). Using the WFT Transmitter, users can operate the camera and view live images using a Wi-Fi® connected device with a compatible web browser.


When an optional Canon GP-E1 GPS receiver is connected to the EOS C700, GPS information can be added to the metadata. This is selected using the menu. GPS position (altitude, latitude, longitude) and time can be recorded where GPS service is available.

Accessory Options

Two B4 mount adapters are available for purchase separately for the EOS C700: a B4 to EF adapter (MO-4E), and a B4 to PL adapter (MO-4P). Canon's B4 mount adapter blows up the image slightly, resizing the 2/3" image circle to approximately 1" to correspond with native HD resolution on the EOS C700 sensor. This design helps minimize light loss through the adapter, while maintaining depth of field and range of the 2/3" lens. For power and control with B4 servo lenses the C700 features a 12-pin lens connector on the front of the camera body.

You may have seen a number of accessories in the product description above. For your convenience, here is a list of those items which are available for purchase separately:

  • .07" OLED Electronic Viewfinder (EVF-V70)
  • Remote Controller (RC-V100)
  • Shoulder Support Unit (SU-15)
  • Remote Operation Unit (OU-700)
  • Codex Recorder (CDX-36150)
  • Shoulder-Style Grip Unit (SG-1)
  • GPS (GP-E1)
  • Wireless File Transmitters (WFT-E6A) / (WFT-E8A)

Please ask your AbelCine salesperson, visit the local office, or view more about these optional products on our website.

What's in the Box

  • Button Battery
  • Allen Wrench
  • Cable Clamp Base
  • 2 x Measuring Hooks
  • Microphone Holder
  • WFT Attachment
  • 4 x Base Feet
  • Tripod Adapter Base
  • Body Cap
  • Handle Unit
  • Canon EOS C700 Cinema Camera - PL Mount
  • Codex Recorder Reinforcing Plate


Key Highlights

  • Record Apple ProRes to CFast Media
  • Anamorphic lens support
  • Modular body to accept accessories
  • 4K up to 60fps & 2K/HD up to 240fps
  • Includes V-Mount plate for batteries
  • Up to 15 stops of dynamic range
  • PL Lens Mount

Camera Lens System

ND Filter:
5 density settings (2, 4, 6, 8*, 10* stops) - *when expansion is selected


LUT Details:
BT.709/ BT.2020/ DCI/ ACESproxy/HDR-ST2084 and others
Gamma Modes:
Wide DR
Color Gamut:
Canon Cinema Gamut
BT.709 Gamut
BT.2020 Gamut


Output Connector/Port:
DC Out - DC 24V 2A/DC 12V 2A terminal
Monitor - (1/2)
Sync Out - also serves as Genlock terminal
Timecode - input/output switching
4 x SDI
Headphone Jack
Input Connector/Port:
Genlock - also serves as SYNC OUT terminal
Timecode - (input/output switching)
Remote - (A/B)
Microphone Jack - DC IN 12V / XLR 4-Pin
Other - System extension terminal
XLR 4-pin

Lens Characteristics

Lens Mount:


Monitor Size:
5.0" and Under - 3.0-inch (7.66cm on the diagonal) color liquid crystal. Approximately 1.036 million dots.


Recording Resolution:
C700 Raw
2.39:1 2.5K Anamorphic - Cropped to 2.39:1 Aspect Ratio
4K 17:9
UHD 4K 16:9
HD 16:9 (UHD Downscale)
2K 17:9 (4K Downscale)
ProRes / Apple ProRes Codec
MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 - XF-AVC
RAW / Uncompressed
Playback Frame Rate Notes:
System Frequency Selection / Frame Rate - 59.94 Hz, 50.00 Hz, 24.00 Hz; 59.94 Hz mode: 59.94i/59.94P/29.97P/23.98P; 50.00 Hz mode: 50.00i/50.00P/25.00P; 24.00 Hz mode: 24.00P
Bit Rate:
Bit Depth for RAW - 12/10 bit
For ProRes: ProRes4444 / ProRes422HQ / ProRes422
For XF-AVC: 810 / 440 / 410 / 310 / 225 / 210 / 170 / 160 / 90Mbps Intra-frame 50 Mbps Long GOP
For XF-AVC (proxy): 24/35Mbps Long GOP

Recording / Media

Slot Count:
Dual Slot

Sensor Specifics

Sensor Size:
Super 35
Sensor Type:
Sensor Dimensions:
24.00 mm x 13.50 mm


Timecode Modes:
Rec run, free run, regeneration
To Drop or Not:
Drop frame* or non-drop frame - *Only in the 59.94 Hz mode


EVF Screen Type:
OLED - OPTIONAL - Sold Separately (EVF-V70)


Media Cards:
2 x CFast Cards (2.0) - Movie recording (XF-AVC/ProRes), custom pictures, metadata recording
SD - Records movies XF-AVC (proxy), photos (JPEG), custom pictures, metadata, menus and other data
Codex Capture Drive - Video (RAW) (Available with Codex Recorder Attached to C700) / ProRes* (* with March 2017 firmware update)
Camera Weight (Body):
5.01-10.0lbs - 736 lb (approx. 3440 g)
Camera Features:
WiFi - Streams video to decoder transmission device or computer over the network. 9Mbps/4Mbps: 1920x1080 [59.94i/50.00i]; 2Mbps: 1280x720 [29.97P/25.00P]; 1.5Mbps: 720x480(/579)/[59.94i/50.00i]
Relay Recording
White Balance - AWB, USER setting setting (setting range: 2000K to 15000K/ -20CC to +20CC), AWB, daylight, tungsten, settings (A/B)
Magnify - Canon calls it: magnification chromatic aberration compensation
Custom Functions - Available
Assignable Buttons
Color Bars
Imaging Processor:
3 x DUAL DIGIC 5 - Triple
Ethernet Interface:
Ethernet terminal
Native ISO:
1 step, 1/3 step settings - [*100 - 160 - 25600 - *102400] *When the sensitivity is expanded
Iris Dial:
1/2-stop, 1/3-stop or fine setting selected - (1) Push auto iris control; (2) Auto iris control
Exposure Mode:
(1) Manual exposure based on shutter setting, iris setting, ISO/gain setting, and ND filter setting
(2) Push auto iris control, auto iris control - (Light metering system selection, shift possible)
Camera Focus Settings:
Focus Control - Dual Pixel CMOS AF support. Manual Focus, One-Shot AF, continuous AF, AF-Boosted MF, Face Detection AF. Lens must support AF for any of these modes.
Focus Guide - Lens must support AF
Shutter Type:
Rolling Shutter


13.7 in
13.5 in
18.4 in
14.7 lb
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