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Compact, Durable, Self-Contained 4K Video Recording

The EOS-1D C is an HD video powerhouse providing cinematographers 4K video capture in a single unit, with no need for external power or recording devices. The EOS-1D C is fully self-contained, with the ergonomic ease-of-use portability one expects from a Canon DSLR. Control layout is intuitive for both still and video shooting and the compact size provides an unobtrusive method to getting your desired footage. The EOS-1D C is also fully sealed for protection against dust and moisture.

18.1 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS Sensor

The EOS-1D C carries the latest generation of Canon's Full-Frame CMOS sensor. With a Full-Frame sensor, Canon EF and EF Cinema lenses will perform to their true potential, while improved signal-to-noise ratio provide clearer shadows and highlights in both bright and low-light environments. Achieve high quality results across the ISO range from 100 to 51200, expandable from ISO 50 to 204800. The sensor in the EOS-1D C also minimizes the rolling shutter effect with a high-speed read across the sensor bus for true-to-life images.

4K Motion JPEG YCbCr 4:2:2, 8-bit video recording

4K Motion JPEG YCbCr 4:2:2, 8-bit video recording

The EOS-1D C is a completely self-contained device that captures 4K video in a cropped-sensor configuration at 24fps in YCbCr color space with a sampling ratio of 4:2:2 and 8-bit depth. Color and luminescence are preserved, while footage can easily adapt to existing post-production workflows without conversion. 4K video can be monitored on the camera's rear LCD, or HD video can be output via HDMI to an external recorder for proxy editing. 4K files can also be played in native resolution using the EOS MOVIE Player.

Full HD Recording and Super 35mm Crop Mode

In addition to standard frame rates of 30fps, 25fps and 24fps, the EOS-1D C also enables Full HD recording at 60fps and 50fps and supports high-speed shooting for spectacular slow-motion footage. The camera's built-in LCD monitor can both preview and play back footage at its native frame rate. The EOS-1D C also supports Super 35mm Crop in Full HD at 30fps, 25fps, and 24fps. Image compression is H.264 and HDMI support permits external monitoring and playback of footage independent of shooting mode. When monitoring Super 35mm Crop images, the monitor automatically masks the image to aid composition.

Dual DiG!C 5_ Image Processors

The EOS-1D C utilizes dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors for stunning speed and image quality. Each DIGIC 5+ Image Processor contains twin 4-channel A/D converters for outstanding image quality, and refined algorithms reduce noise at high ISO values. The EOS-1D C also applies real-time correction of chromatic aberration and other optical artifacts based on data stored in-camera. Lens data can be added and deleted by using the included EOS Utility software.

Canon Log Gamma

Canon Log Gamma is a setting that sets the EOS-1D C to maximize dynamic range and provide a wide exposure latitude. The files produced using log format are ideal for post-production processes where corrections, color matching, and grading are applied, providing users with a high level of creative freedom in post-production without substantially degrading image quality. When using Canon Log, the EOS-1D C can provide a dynamic range of up to 800%.

HDMI Output with Time Code

The EOS-1D C offers several new capabilities via HDMI output. Connect via HDMI to an external video recorder and output uncompressed YCbCb 4:2:2 8-bit video footage. Output frame rate is independent of shooting rate, allowing it to be matched to the capabilities of the external recorder. HDMI output supports Full HD video, even when recording 4K video to the on-board CF cards. Time code is embedded into the footage for easy synchronization of audio or visual effects. Camera control is also enabled via HDMI; the transport controls on the external recorder can be used to control the camera remotely. In addition, footage can be previewed simultaneously on the camera's LCD monitor and via the HDMI output for multiple monitoring options.

Compatibility with EF Cinema and EF Lenses

The EOS-1D C is compatible with the full line of Canon EF lenses, including EF Cinema lenses (Cinema zooms are compatible only in Super 35mm Crop mode; Cinema primes are compatible in all modes). Ultra-wide, zoom, 4x macro, tilt-shift, and super-telephoto lenses in the EF line are tools to realize your most ambitious cinematic vision. EF Cinema Lenses merges the technology of advanced Canon cinema optics and compatibility with a broad array of industry-standard accessories.

Built-in Headphone Terminal

The EOS-1D C includes a built-in headphone terminal which outputs unprocessed sound, giving you the clear audio image while the camera is recording it.

WFT-E6A Wi-Fi® Unit with Remote Capabilities

The EOS-1D C can connect to an optional Wi-Fi® transmitter unit WFT-E6A to provide unique capabilities not found in competitive units. Users can control the EOS-1D C using any web-enabled devices such as laptops, smartphones, and tablet PC's. Functions of the EOS-1D C with the WFT-E6A include the ability to adjust shooting parameters, start and stop the camera, monitor a remote feed and input metadata. Bluetooth v2.1 +EDR communicates with external GPS units to embed location data with your footage.

Fully Featured 12.0 fps, 18.1 Megapixel Full-Frame DSLR Camera

The EOS-1D C shares its heritage with the EOS-1 Series family and is a world-class DSLR camera besides being a cinema powerhouse. Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors and an 18.1 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS sensor provide a burst shot rate of 12.0 fps for capturing the action with exceptional quality. With ISO sensitivity ranging from 100 to 51200, expandable to L: 50, H1: 102,400, H2: 204,800, the EOS-1D C allows you to grab the best possible shot even in the most challenging lighting. The 61-Point High-Density Reticular autofocus system with a coordinated 100,000 pixel RGB metering system provides sharp images with incredible color and clarity.

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Approx. 18.1 million effective pixels (Total pixels: Approx. 19.3 million)

Recording Pixels

5208 x 3477 effective pixels

Sensor Type

Full-Frame CMOS sensor

Pixel Size

6.95 microns square

Lens Focal Length Factor

Same as indicated on lens (as indicated on lens)
4K: approx. 1.3x; Super 35mm Crop: approx. 1.6x

Compatible Lenses

Canon EF Lenses (excluding EF-S, EF-M lenses)

Canon EF Cinema (CN-E) lenses*

* Since the image circle of EF Cinema zoom lenses only support the image sizes of Super 35mm Crop and APS-C, vignetting will occur if you shoot larger image sizes.

Number of AF Points


Number of Cross-Type AF Points

1 to 5 cross-type AF points at f/2.8
10 to 20 cross-type AF points at f/4
15 to 21 cross-type AF points at f/5.6
1 cross-type AF point at f/8

(The number of cross-type AF points will differ depending on the lens.)

AF Area Selection Modes

Single-point AF (Manual selection)

- Auto selection 61-point AF
- Single-point Spot AF (Manual selection)
- AF point expansion (Manual selection, 4 points: up, down, left, and right)
- AF point expansion (Manual selection, surrounding 8 points)
- Zone AF (Manual zone selection)

AF point setting for vertical/horizontal orientation


Focus Modes

One-Shot AF

- Predictive AI Servo AF*
- Manual focus

* For automatic AF point selection, the AF point to start the AI Servo AF operation can be selected. For automatic AF point selection, the active AF point can be displayed.

Recording Format


4K: Motion JPEG
Super 35mm Crop, Full HD, HD
- MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), variable bit rate
- Audio: Linear PCM, Meta information is embedded in the MOV file (no separate THM file)
- NTSC and PAL

Approx. 100% vertically and horizontally

Color Space

Color space matches the TV monitor

Color Sampling Method

- YCbCr 4:2:2 (8bit): 4K
- YCbCr 4:2:0 (8bit): Super 35mm Crop, Full HD, HD, SD

Color Sampling Method

- YCbCr 4:2:2 (8bit): 4K
- YCbCr 4:2:0 (8bit): Super 35mm Crop, Full HD, HD, SD

Color Profile (Color Matrix)

- Rec. ITU-R BT.601: 4K, SD
- Rec. ITU-R BT.709: Super 35mm Crop, Full HD, HD

Image Creation Processing

- Based on current Picture Style
- Canon Log gamma * View Assist possible.

Video Range

Full range (0-255)


Count up: Rec run, Free run

Start time setting: Manual entry, Reset, Set to camera time

Count indicator: Rec/Play time (Recording and playback time), Timecode

Drop frame: Enable, Disable

Maximum File Size Per Video Clip


Maximum Length for a Movie

12 hours

HDMI Output for Movie Footage

Possible - Output frame rate: Auto/24p/50i/60i

- Adding time code is possible
- Possible to synchronize an external recording device to start/stop recording

Signal Compatible with HDMI Output

1080: 60i/50i/24p, 480/60p, 576/50p

Signal Compatible with HDMI Output

Before movie shooting: 1080: 60i/50i/24p
During movie shooting: 1080: 60i/50i/24p

Audio Recording Method

Linear PCM

- Internal monaural microphone
- External stereo microphone jack

Recording level automatically adjusted.

Sampling frequency: 48 kHz, Bits: 16 bit x 2 ch
Compatible with a commercially-available external microphone with 3.5mm dia. stereo mini-jack.

Headphone Terminal

Stereo mini-jack (3.5mm diameter) provided * Max. -9dBv (with 16 kΩ)

Sound Recording Adjustment

Sound-recording level: Auto, Manual (64 levels), None
* With the movie silent setting, recording level can be changed with touch pad.

- Sound-recording meter: Provided
- Wind filter: Disable/Enable

Video Snapshots

Not provided

Creative Image Processing

Based on current Picture Style
- Canon Log gamma (View Assist possible)


Same as focusing with Live View shooting

- During movie shooting, the image cannot be magnified for manual focusing.
- Compatible with power focus mode in movie shooting.

Metering Method

1. AF point-linked evaluative metering
- When the AF mode is Live mode or Face Detection Live mode

2. Center-weighted average metering
- For manual focusing or when the AF mode is set to Quick mode
- Metering range: EV 0 to EV 20 (At 73°F / 23°C and ISO 100, with 50mm f/1.4 lens)

Video Exposure Control

1. Program AE for movie shooting
- For shooting modes other than manual exposure and bulb
- Shutter speed (1/30-1/4000 sec., signal accumulation time), aperture, and ISO speed automatically set.

2. Manual exposure
- For manual exposure.
- Shutter speed (signal accumulation time), aperture, and ISO speed (auto/manual) manually set. The shutter speed (signal accumulation time) is limited to 1/4000 sec. at the maximum and to 1/30 sec. at the minimum for 24/25/30 fps or 1/60 sec. or higher for 50/60 fps.

ISO Speed

- P, Av, Bulb: Automatically set within ISO 100-25600
Expandable to H (equivalent to ISO 51200), H1 (equivalent to ISO 102400) and H2 (equivalent to ISO 204800).

- Tv: Automatically set within ISO 100-25600

- M: With Auto ISO, automatically set within ISO 100-25600.
With manual setting, ISO 100?25600 set manually (in 1/3- or wholestop increments). Expandable to H (equivalent to ISO 32000/40000/51200), H1 (equivalent to ISO 102400) and H2 (equivalent to ISO 204800).
* If highlight tone priority is set, the ISO speed range will be ISO 200-25600.

Exposure Compensation

Up to ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments

AE Lock


- During movie shooting, press AE Lock button to set AE lock and the AF point selection button to cancel AE lock (no automatic cancellation).
- AE lock (canceled automatically when metering turns off) possible before movie shooting. Movie shooting can start while AE lock is in effect.

Movie Digital Zoom

Not Provided

Information Display

Switchable with INFO button (5 settings)

Image Stabilization

With an IS lens and the Image Stabilizer switch turned on, image stabilization operates during metering and movie shooting.

Movie Playback

The following playback is possible:

Playback, Slow motion (variable speed possible), Jump to first frame, Previous frame, Next frame, Jump to last frame, Edit first or last frame, and Audio volume (11 levels, including mute)

* The audio level when the camera is connected to a TV set is adjusted with the TV set.

Editing Out First/Last Scenes

First/last scenes editable (deletion) in 1-sec. increments

Still Photo Extraction

Possible with updated version of ImageBrowser EX

Image Type / Processing

JPEG, RAW (14-bit)

Image Format Options

JPEG (compression adjustable) RAW (CR2)

Resolution Options

Large - 5184 x 3456 (Approx. 17.90 million pixels)
Medium 1 - 4608 x 3072 (Approx. 14.20 million pixels)
Medium 2 - 3456 x 2304 (Approx. 8.00 million pixels)
Small - 2592 x 1728 (Approx. 4.50 million pixels)
RAW - 5184 x 3456 (Approx. 17.90 million pixels)
M-RAW - 3888 x 2592 (Approx. 10.10 million pixels)
S-RAW - 2592 x 1728 (Approx. 4.50 million pixels)

Data Recording Format

Complies with Design rule for Camera File system 2.0 and Exif 2.3

Folder Setting

Creating new folders and selecting folders in the card is possible.

Storage Media

CF card (2 slots)
- Type I/II drive (Incompatible with Microdrive)
- High-speed writing possible with UDMA CF cards.

Recording Options

- Select one of the CF cards to record.

Auto switch card
- When the current card becomes full, the camera switches to the other card automatically.

Record separately
- The same image is saved to both cards, but in a different size (L, M1, M2, S, RAW, M-RAW, or S-RAW) that was set for the respective card.

Record to multiple
- The same image is saved to both cards in the same size (RAW+JPEG also possible).

Image copying: Possible between the two CF cards (2 slots).

Noise Reduction

Long exposure noise reduction (set with a menu):

- Functions with exposures 1 sec. or longer.
- [Auto] or [Disable](always applied) settable.

High ISO speed noise reduction (set with a menu):

- [Standard], [Low], [High], or [Disable] can be selected.

Imaging Processor

Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processor

Maximum Frames Per Second

12 fps High-speed continuous shooting
14 fps Super high-speed continuous shooting:

Drive Modes

Single Shooting
High-speed continuous shooting (12 fps)
Low-speed continuous shooting (3 fps)

Silent single shooting
Self-timer (10 sec. and 2 sec.)
Super high-speed continuous shooting (14 fps)

Number of Maximum Frames / Burst

JPEG Large: 180
JPEG Medium 1: 310
JPEG Medium 2: 1390
JPEG Small: 6430
RAW: 38
M-RAW: 28
S-RAW: 41
RAW + JPEG Large: 17
M-RAW + JPEG Large: 19
S-RAW + JPEG Large: 20

High-speed continuous shooting with 8GB UDMA-7 card based on Canon's testing standards and may vary depending on shooting conditions.

Flash Sync Speed

Up to 1/250 sec.

Shutter Lag Time

(1) During SW-1 ON, time lag between SW-2 ON and start of exposure: Approx. 0.09 sec. *With flash, approx. 0.035 sec.
(2) Time lag between simultaneous SW-1/SW-2 ON and start of exposure: Approx. 0.55 sec.

Start-up Time

Approx. 0.1 sec (Based on CIPA testing standards)

UDMA High-Speed Compatible

High-speed writing possible with UDMA CF cards.

LCD Monitor

Kelvin setting (setting range: 2000K to 15000K), daylight, tungsten, settings (A/B)

Frame Rate

3.2-inch (Screen aspect ratio of 3:2)

- Approx. 1,040,000 dots
- Approx. 100% coverage
- Approx. 170° vertical and horizontal viewing angle

Brightness Adjustment

Manually adjustable to one of seven brightness levels

Playback Options

Single image display
Two types of single-image full display and two types of shooting information display.
Index display
4-image index and 9-index image
Jump display, Jump 1 image, Jump 10 images, Jump 100 images, Date, Folder,Movies, Stills, or Rating

3-Part Dust Reduction System

Movie recording, custom picture settings, metadata 2-slot

SD Card

Recording of movies and photos (JPEG), custom pictures, metadata, menus and other data possible

Video Compression Formats

EOS Integrated Cleaning System:

1. Self Cleaning Sensor Unit - * Carrier wave type, removes dust adhering to the infrared- and ultraviolet-blocking glass. Self-cleaning executed automatically (taking about 1.8 sec.) when power is turned on or off. Manual execution also possible (taking about 5.2 sec.). Low-pass filter has a fluorine coating.

2. Dust Delete Data acquisition and appending - The coordinates of the dust adhering to the infrared- and ultraviolet-blocking glass are detected by a test shot and appended to subsequent images. The dust coordinate data appended to the image is used by the provided software to automatically erase the dust spots.

3. Manual cleaning

ISO Range

100-51,200 in 1/3-stop or whole-stop increments
ISO Expansion Range

- L: 50
- H1: 102,400
- H2: 204,800

Auto ISO: 100-51,200

Shutter Speed Range

1/8000 to 1/30 sec., bulb, X-sync at 1/250 sec.

Shutter speed's control range can be set with a Custom Function.

Exposure Modes

Program AE (shiftable), Shutter-priority AE (Safety shift possible), Aperture-priority AE (Safety shift possible), Manual exposure, Bulb, E-TTL II autoflash program AE

Metering Modes

252-zone metering with approx. 100,000-pixel RGB AE sensor and TTL maximum aperture metering employed.
EOS iSA (Intelligent Subject Analysis) system employed.
Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
Partial metering (center, approx. 6.5% of viewfinder)

Spot metering (center, approx. 2.5% of viewfinder)
- Center spot metering
- AF point-linked spot metering (Custom Function)
- Multi-spot metering

Up to eight multi-spot meter readings can be taken.
Center-weighted average metering

Metering Range

EV 0-20 (at 73°F / 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO 100)

Exposure Compensation

Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments

AEB: ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments

Automatic Image Correction

Peripheral Illumination Correction
Chromatic Aberration Correction
Highlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer

White Balance Modes

Auto (AWB)
Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Twilight, Sunset Tungsten, White fluorescent, Flash)

Custom (Custom WB)
Color Temperature (Approx. 2,500-10,000 Kelvin)
Personal WB settings PC-1 - PC-5 (up to five white balance data that you set yourself with the provided software.)

White Balance Bracketing

Alter white balance in amber-blue direction or magenta-green direction, ±3 levels in single-level increments

Picture Styles

Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3

Compatible Flashes

Canon EX-Series Speedlites (Manual flash only with non EX-Speedlites)



FE Micro adjustment


Flash Exposure Lock


Flash Exposure Compensation

±3 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop increments

PC Socket

Not Provided


Intelligent Viewfinder uses a transparent LCD for superimposed display of the following:

AF Information
- AF Points
- AF Confirmation
- AF Status Indicator
Exposure information
- Metering mode
- shooting mode
- AE lock
- Shutter speed
- Aperture
- Exposure compensation
- ISO speed (always displayed)
- Exposure level
- Exposure warning

Flash information
- Flash ready
- High-speed sync
- FE lock
- Flash exposure compensation

Image information

Battery check

Composition information
- Grid, electronic level




Approx. 20mm



Focusing Screen



-3 ~ +1.0 (user-adjustable)


Electronic viewfinder with image sensor


Live mode (Contrast based) Face Detection Live mode (Contrast based)

Quick mode (Phase based)

Live View Features

Magnified view, 3 Grid types, Correct Exposure/Exposure Simulation Display activated through Menu (Aspect Ratio indicator not provided.)


2 to 9


Additive, Average, Bright, Dark

Shutter Durability

400,000 Cycles

Copyright Capability

The copyright information set with the camera is appended to the image as part of the Exif information

Camera System Information

Basic information:

- Serial No.
- Firmware version
- Shutter-release cycles

Camera status log:

- Error log
- Caution log

Video Output

HDMI mini OUT terminal (Type C), CEC compatible

Audio (stereo)/video (NTSC/PAL selectable) OUT terminal

External Microphone IN Terminal

3.5mm diameter stereo mini-jack

Headphone Terminal


PC Terminal

Not provided

Digital Terminal

For personal computer communications, direct printing (Hi-Speed USB)

Audio (stereo)/video (NTSC/PAL) output

Connects to GPS Receiver GP-E2 (Non-dedicated GPS)

Remote Control Terminal

N3-type terminal

Wireless Remote Control

Enabled with Wireless Controller LC-5

System extension terminal

For Wireless Transmitter WFT-E6A and GPS Receiver GP-E1

Ethernet terminal

RJ-45 jack (for gigabit Ethernet)


LP-E4 or LP-E4N Lithium-Ion battery pack
- With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E4, AC power is possible.

Battery Life

With a fully charged LP-E4N Battery Pack:
Approx. 2 hr. 10 min. (at 73°F/23°C)
Approx. 2 hr. (at 32°F/0°C)

Battery Information

The power source type, remaining capacity (in 1% increments + 6-level battery check), shutter count, and recharge performance can be checked.

The battery registration and operation history (serial number, remaining battery level when removed, and date) cannot be checked.

Battery rechargeable regardless of remaining capacity.

Exterior Material

Magnesium alloy

Weight (without eye-cup)

Approx. 54.5 oz./1545g (CIPA Standard)

Approx. TBA oz./TBA g (Body only*)

* with date/time function battery

Weather Sealing

Dust and water resistant

Dimensions, W x H x D

6.2 x 6.4 x 3.3 in. (158 x 163.6 x 82.7mm)

USB Tethered SDK

Are a developer and want to control select Canon cameras within your application? The Canon EDSDK allows you to set various camera settings, take a picture, and the retrieving of images remotely using a USB connection. The EDSDK is available at the Canon Developer Community website. Go to https://developercommunity.usa.canon.com for more information.


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Software Development Kit (SDK)

The Canon EOS Digital Camera Software Development Kit (EDSDK) enables developers to integrate select Canon cameras directly into their software application solutions, giving them access to remote camera control and communication functionality of the camera. There are two versions of the EDSDK compatible with Windows or Macintosh.

The Software Developer Kit is provided free of charge and can be found at DeveloperCommunity.usa.canon.com.

To learn more please visit the Canon Developer Community site and register to download Canon’s SDKs.

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