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.
The housing includes the newest version of the venerable Nauticam Cinema Skids that feature tracks along which the accompanying trim weights can be moved to achieve perfect trim for the shot. Mounts on the housing itself also allow for direct attachment of the trim weights to allow for either a fixed trim or for when using tripod legs instead of the skids.
The housing will accommodate the Canon BP-A30 and larger BP-A60 batteries, providing plenty of run time. As with previous Cinema System housings, the Nauticam NA-C200 features large control knobs for focus and zoom also feature marking disks that can be removed and marked with the desired lens position or focus information.
The NA-C200 comes with the Nauticam Vacuum Check and Leak Detection electronics installed and with the addition of a vacuum valve gives temperature compensated (important for cinema cameras that generate significant sensor heat) visual indications via a large multi-color LED on the rear of the housing as to the watertightness of the system.
Taking your eyes off the monitor to adjust a setting means potentially missing the shot. The Mission Control philosophy of Nauticam Housings means that all essential exposure controls are placed within easy reach from the handles.
The NA-C200 features a variety of mounting points for accessories such as top handles, cheese-plates, mounting balls, bulkheads and more. Four M16 Bulkheads allow for situation-specific arrangement of cables.
HDMI and SDI Output
Connect the C200 to an external monitor or surface support with an HDMI or SDI bulkhead. The C200 features SDI and HDMI output.
CINEMA FOCUS AND ZOOM KNOBS
Large diameter rubberized lens control knobs with marking disks provide the operator precise control over the lens, and are placed at the handles for ergonomic operation.