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Canon EOS C200B Review

Super35 CMOS sensor and Dual Pixel Autofocus are two features of the Canon EOS C200B EF Cinema Camera. The EOS C200B’s EF lens mount allows for compatibility with Canon’s series of EF-mount CN-E cinema prime and zoom lenses in addition to their extensive selection of DSLR lenses now in use. Canon’s Dual DIGIC DV 6 image processor works in tandem with the Super35 sensor to provide up to DCI 4K resolution recording and capturing.

Through its lone CFast card slot, the C200B can also record Canon’s Cinema RAW Light internally. Additionally, the camera features two SD card slots for UHD 4K/HD MP4 video recording. Please be aware that the C200B does not ship with an EVF and cannot later be upgraded to include one. The camera’s SDI output allows you to output video, while the integrated XLR connections offer two channels of audio at line, mic, and mic+48V levels. Input/output control is provided using a built-in Ethernet port.

Additional Interesting Characteristics

  • Active EF mount and Super35 CMOS sensor
  • advanced face detection and dual pixel CMOS autofocus on touchscreen
  • Up to ND 10 internal filters, with five.
  • Low noise and good low-light performance
  • outputs for HDMI and SDI
  • The body has XLR inputs.
  • Recording through the proxy to an SD card

Super35 CMOS Sensor from Canon

The Canon CMOS sensor, which is based on the Super35 motion picture film standard, has an active image size of 24.4 x 13.5mm. It supports Full HD (1080p), Ultra HD (3840 x 2160), and Cine 4K with a resolution of 4096 x 2160. (1920 x 1080).

dual-pixel CMOS autofocus

uses Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology to offer continuous AF (Autofocus) features for all autofocus lenses. You can now modify the image framing while maintaining the correct focus thanks to a new AF Lock setting. Users who frequently work with smaller crews, photograph moving objects or prefer smoother, more natural-looking autofocus will find this option to be excellent.

The CMOS sensor used in dual-pixel CMOS AF technology has an array of pixels with two independent photodiodes in each pixel. Phase-difference autofocus helps to prevent blurry shots and smooth focus transitions even when the talent or camera is moving by continuously comparing their outputs while in AF mode. With some Canon EF lenses, notably the more recent STM lenses, which enable even smoother and quieter performance, the new function prioritizes keeping sharp focus while delivering a natural, smooth autofocus movement.

ISO range, dynamic range

The dynamic range of the C200B is about 13 stops, and its ISO sensitivity ranges from 160 to 25,600. Additionally, an increased ISO range of 100 to 102,400 is available. Wide DR Gamma, Canon Log, and Canon Log 3 are supported.

Canon DIGIC DV 6 Image Processor in Dual

To conduct internal data processing, the camera has two Dual DIGIC DV 6 processors.

No EVF

Despite the fact that external third-party EVFs are readily accessible, the EOS C200B does not come with an EVF and you cannot afterward add a Canon EVF to the camera body.

Detailed Audio Controls

Two XLR audio inputs with +48V phantom power are physically incorporated into the C200B, and the camera also includes a 3.5mm microphone terminal. For high-fidelity sound, audio is recorded uncompressed in 16-bit PCM format at 48 kHz. Gain control options include automatic and manual for the mic terminal, both XLR inputs and both.

Camera RAW Light for Canon

The camera’s lone CFast card slot can be used with this codec to record raw data internally to a CFast 2.0 card. DCI 4K footage can be recorded in Canon’s Cinema RAW Light format via the CFast card slot.

  • Recording in MP4
  • The two SD card slots allow for the recording of UHD 4K and Full HD content to SD cards.
  • Pre-recording, frame recording, slow-motion recording, and interval recording
  • Recording Capabilities
  • Double slot recording and relay recording
  • Rapid-fire shooting
  • When recording in Full HD, the option to record at 120/100p is available.
  • Black and White
  • WEB
  • Setting range for Kelvin is 2000K to 15000K (-20CC to +20CC).
  • Daylight
  • Tungsten
  • Set A
  • Set B
  • Additional Recording Features
  • individual picture setting
  • Black balance modifications
  • Bars of color
  • reaching its peak
  • Zebra print
  • My Menu preferences
  • the waveform monitor
  • programmable buttons (1-17)
  • a key lock
  • markers showing
  • bigger display
  • specific display
  • Correction of the peripheral lighting
  • GPS assistance (GP-E2)
  • stereophonic microphone

Playback Activities

Normal playback, fast forward (5, 15, 60 fps), fast reverse (5, 15, 60 fps), frame forward, frame reverse, and review of the recording

Canon EOS C200B Specs

Imaging

Lens MountCanon EF
Lens CommunicationYes, with Autofocus Support
Sensor ResolutionActual: 9.84 Megapixel (4206 x 2340)
Effective: 8.85 Megapixel (4096 x 2160)
Sensor Type24.6 x 13.8 mm (Super35) CMOS
Pixel Pitch6.4 µm
Built-In ND FilterMechanical Filter Wheel with 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters
Capture TypeVideo Only

Exposure Control

Shutter TypeElectronic Rolling Shutter
ISO Sensitivity160 to 25,600 (Extended: 100 to 102,400)
Gain-2 to 42 dB (Native)
-6 to 54 dB (Expanded)
Internal Recording ModesCinema RAW Light 10-Bit
4096 x 2160 at 50/59.94 fps [1 Gb/s]
Cinema RAW Light 12-Bit
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps [1 Gb/s]
MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit
3840 x 2160 at 24.00/29.97/59.94 fps [150 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 29.97/59.94/119.88 fps [35 Mb/s]
Sensor Crop ModesSuper35 / APS-C
Variable Frame RatesUp to 119.88 fps
Built-In Microphone TypeMono
Audio Recording4-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz
IP StreamingNone

Interface

Video I/O1 x BNC (Unspecified SDI) Output
1 x HDMI 2.0 Output
Audio I/O2 x XLR 3-Pin Microphone (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
Power I/O1 x LEMO 4-Pin Input
Other I/O1 x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini (LANC) Control Input
1 x RJ45 (LAN)
WirelessNone

Monitor

Size4.0″
Resolution1,230,000 Dot
Display TypeIncluded External Touchscreen LCD

Viewfinder

TypeBuilt-In Electronic
Resolution1,770,000 Dot

Focus

Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeAutomatic, Manual Focus

General

Battery TypeCanon BP-A Series
Accessory Mount1 x Cold Shoe Mount
1 x 1/4″-20 Female
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.7 x 5.7 x 5.4″ / 14.48 x 14.48 x 13.72 cm (Without Protrusions)
6.7 x 8.2 x 5.4″ / 17.02 x 20.83 x 13.72 cm (With Protrusions)
Weight2.9 lb / 1.3 kg

Packaging Info

Package Weight12.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)18.4 x 14.4 x 12.8″

Canon EOS C200B Price

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