If rumors can be believed, Canon is poised to announce new, upgraded models to their Cinema EOS line of cinema cameras. Included in the new designs will be the long-awaited C200 Mk. II, and a follow-up full-frame Cinema EOS C700FF Mk. II.
C200 Mk. II
In what amounts to a kind of technological transfer, the C 200 Mk. II is believed to have the same image sensor as the C300 Mk. II captures the same frame rates and resolution as the C300 Mk. II, and sports the same connection ports.
The C200 Mk. II will also be able to take both EF and RF mount lenses, presumably through an adapter or easily swapped-out lens mounts. It will also be compatible with C300 Mk. II and C500 Mk. II accessories.
So will the C200 II essentially be a C300 Mk. II in disguise? It sure sounds like it, if this story by Canon Rumors can be believed.
C 700 Mk. II
Next up comes the full-frame Canon Cinema EOS C700FF Mk. II. Designed with a new 8K digital gain output (DGO) image sensor for 16+ stops of dynamic range, low noise, and ideal HDR color science.
DGO works by capturing two images simultaneously, at different signal amplifications, and then combining them into one master frame with the benefits from both.
Using this technology, which was first seen in the EOS C70, the C700FF Mk. II will be capable of capturing 8K Raw at up to 120 fps, or 6K Raw at up to 240fps. It’ll be similar in body style to the Cinema EOS C500 Mk. II and will come in either EF or PL mount options.
But there’s also believed to be an RF mount “underneath” indicating that the EF and PL mounts may be adapters to add onto the native RF mount. Lastly, it is believed that the C700FF II will also get many features from the EU-V2 expansion unit built natively into the body. This will include Genlock SyncOut, dual 3-pin XLR ports, and an Ethernet port for live streaming.
According to Canon Rumors, it’s likely that the announcements of both cameras will come concurrently at an event in 2023.