Canon EOS-1D C hands-on, we check out the ultimate 4K videographer's DSLR

The Canon EOS-1D C isn't new by any standard, but it's such an elusive - and pricey - camera that it's taken us until now to grab a hands-on look at it. Complete with the 50mm CN-E 50mm f/1.3 fully-manual cinema lens.

Think Canon EOS 1D X then think even bigger, in terms of abilities anyway. This video-focused device isn't mucking around - but you probably already knew that. Capable of shooting 4K at 24fps, or 1080p at 60/50fps, this full-frame beast is as serious as a videographer's DSLR gets. It's Hollywood grade stuff.

READ: Canon EOS 1D X review

And that lens. Oh that lens. It's so big for a 50mm that it almost matches up to the camera's body size. It's the first time we've seen any of Canon's cinema lens range in the flesh and it didn't disappoint. A non-click, silky-smooth analogue aperture rotational ring is the star of the show, delivering true manual performance that we just wanted to keep on twisting all day long.

We can't say much more than that, awe-struck as we are. It's always great to see what the high-end professionals use behind the scenes.

But at £10,000 for the 1D C body ($12,000 in the US) and about half that much again for the 50mm CN-E lens it's a mega buy. But then it is a mega device capable of mega results.



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