Canon announced new EOS D1-C DLSR Camera with 4K Video Recording

Written by staff
Published on April 13, 2012

Camera captures 4.096 x 2.160 video at up to 24p without upscaling, 18 MP full frame sensor. Price expected: USD 15.000

The digital SLR camera seems to be aimed at professional filmmakers, television producers and other high-level imaging professionals. The new gadget is equipped with an 18.1-megapixel full-frame 24mm x 36mm Canon CMOS sensor and records 8-bit 4:2:2 Motion JPEG 4K video to CF memory card at 24 frames-per-second (fps) or Full HD 1920 x 1080. The D1C features frame rates from 24p to 60p.

Here are some other interesting features:

  • camera incorporates Canon Log Gamma
  • full-frame 24 x 36mm 18.1-megapixel
  • sensitivity range of up to ISO 25600
  •  8-bit 4:2:2 4K and 8-bit 4:2:0 Full HD video to CF cards
  • captured video (excluding 4K video) can be output from the camera’s HDMI terminal to an external recorder using an uncompressed YCbCr 8-bit 4:2:2 signal
  • 4K video is captured by an approximately APS-H-sized portion of the full image sensor, while Full HD video can be captured in the user’s choice of two different imaging formats: The standard Full HD setting captures the full 36mm width of the CMOS and an optional Super 35 crop setting
  • built-in headphone jack for real-time audio monitoring
  •  view the camera’s LCD even when the HDMI port is connected to an external monitor.
  • same LP-E4N battery pack as the EOS-1D X, and it can also be powered by an optional AC Adapter Kit


The Canon EOS-1D C digital SLR camera is scheduled to be available within 2012 at a suggested retail price of $15,000.