Another day, another amazing camera and lens at NAB 2017. We’ve got our eyes on the prize (err, gear) and located our friends at the Canon booth to get the deets on some of their latest and greatest products: the Canon Compact Servo 70-200mm T4.4 lens and EOS C700.
We chatted with Timothy Smith, Sr. Advisor of Film & TV Production at Canon, to hear all about the specs and new features that come along with these beauties.
Price point: Should be around $5,500
- It’s a compact and lightweight 4K lens, ideal for filmmakers and documentary shooters
- Incorporates Image Stabilization, Autofocus, and Auto Iris functionality, which are not commonly found in cinema lenses
- Parfocal in both manual and autofocus modes, which means it maintains consistent focus even as you change the focal length
- Compatible with EF-mount Super 35mm large-format cameras
- Maintains brightness across the entire focal range at T4.4 (equal to f/4.0)
- The lens comes equipped with a Servo Drive Unit, which provides seamless switching between servo and manual modes
Price point: Coming soon (on the pricier side, but competitive to high-end cameras)
- Designed to be a flexible “A” camera for various types of shooting scenarios
- Two new 4K sensor designs: the EOS C700, which comes in both PL and EF mounts; and the EOS C700 GS PL.
- Can record uncompressed RAW to an optional 4K Codex CDX-3150 recorder, as well as both internal 4K ProRes and XF-AVC recording to CFast cards
- Option for a cool accessory: a new Remote Operation Unit OU-700. This allows for camera operation from both sides of the camera making camera adjustment easy for both operator and assistant.