Canon describes their EOS C200 Cinema Camera as a "ready-to-go" production camera. The C200 couples a small form factor coupled with the ability to capture 12bit RAW DCI 4K and the ability to use the full EF lens lineup. Nauticam has always been at the forefront of housing development for the modular cinema camera with housings for RED, BlackMagic and ARRI cameras. Nauticam continues the line now with the NA-C200 for the Canon C200.
The Canon EOS C200 Cinema Camera
The Canon C200 is a compact form-factor cinema camera built around an 8.85 MP Super 35 CMOS sensor. When used with CFast 2.0 cards, the C200 is able to record DCI 4K in Canon's proprietary Cinema RAW Light at 59.94P in 10bit and 29.97P in 12bit and 2K (oversampled) at 120/100p.
Integrated into the camera are an in-camera Neutral Density filter which allow for 5 steps of neutral density at 2,4,6,8 and 10 stops as well as an electronic viewfinder that can closely recreate the ITU-R BT.2100 (PQ) standard for HDR allowing the cinematographer to more accurately see the full dynamic range of the image as it is being captured.
For the underwater video shooter there have alway been two major sticking points that "topside" cameras just didn't handle well when taken underwater, autofocus and white balance. The C200 is going to be popular with underwater shooters for precisely these two reasons as it features what has become known as "Canon Color" or Canon's unique ability to give better manual white balance results than any other camera manufacturer and Canon's Dual Pixel AF which uses two photodiodes behind each pixel to improve the camera's autofocus abilities.
Key Camera Specifications
8.85MP CMOS Super 35 Sensor
Canon EF Lens Mount
Integrated Neutral Density Filter
1.77M Dot EVF with 100% FOV coverage
4K DCI 60p (59.97) Canon RAW Light Recording
CFast 2.0 Card Support
The Nauticam NA-C200 Underwater Housing
Nauticam has long been producing industry-leading housings for Cinema cameras and have taken that experience to create the most advanced underwater cinema system housing available.
Taking advantage of the small form factor of the C200, the Nauticam NA-C200 is both ultra-portable yet offers full access to the camera's critical functions. Nauticam has taken a modular approach to the C200 system, similar to that of the DCS housings for RED and ARRI cameras with a wide variety of add-ons from top-handles to skids and movable trim weights.
The NA-C200 features multiple bulkhead openings for HDMI/SDI Bulkheads and when paired with the NA-502S allows for the use of the SmallHD 502 monitor with SDI support. In bright conditions or if a monitor is not called for, the EVF can be used and enhanced with a Nauticam magnifying viewfinder, available in either traditional 180º or angled 45º.