Designed specifically for the unique demands of the motion picture industry, the EOS-1D C Camera from Canon is a breakthrough in hybrid HDSLR technology–able to record stills, 4K and Full HD video, to either two on-board CF cards or uncompressed Full HD to outboard recorders. One of the largest benefits of having 4K video technology in a DSLR body is that it will be able to go places that other larger 4K cameras cannot, providing new ways of composing and capturing scenes. It is also compatible with the entire fleet of Canon EOS lenses already available, and perhaps already in your arsenal. If you’re looking for a powerful yet versatile rig that knows what a cinematographer wants and needs, then Canon answers the call with this impressive offering. The EOS-1D C was built to shoot cinematic quality, in a compact and versatile EOS body. It is able to capture 4K (4096 x 2160), 24p (23.976) content directly to its on-board CF memory cards. It does this by using an 8-bit 4:2:2, high bit rate Motion JPEG compression scheme–allowing 4K content to be acquired in virtually any shooting environment, without an off-board external recorder. Coupled with the camera’s small form factor, the EOS-1D C allows 4K recording in environments that would normally be impossible or that would require much larger cameras, crews and permits. It also allows filmmakers to be discreet in crowded or hostile shooting environments, on and in vehicles, or even in underwater housings. In addition to its large pixel size–for outstanding still images and 4096 x 2160 video–the camera provides the serious photographer with a generous ergonomic design, along with a smart layout of the controls. Dual CF card slots ensure that every shot can be captured, while the magnesium alloy body is dust and weather resistant, allowing you to get the job done without hesitation, or worry.
11 Alternative Cameras to Canon 1D C
We’ve combed through thousands of cameras to compile this list of cameras which we think are good alternatives to the Canon 1D C. We’ve looked at DSLR cameras with a Full frame sensor (most of the time) and also rated their overall performance for guidance. You can find even more similar camera suggestions if you click on a camera in the list – doing this will take you to another list we’ve compiled of cameras similar to that one.
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