Canon Reveals Details on EOS C700 Lens Mount Change Service

The Canon C700 lens mount details where revealed recently by Canon. The service allows customers to go from EF with Cinema Lock to PL mount or vice versa. The Canon C700 is also Canon's first camera allowing users to change the sensor to a Global Shutter enabled one in the future. However, it is worth noting that when the sensor is changed from an electronic shutter one to a global shutter one, the camera loses the ability to use autofocus.

Canon EOS C700 Highlights

  • New 4K Super 35mm CMOS Sensor
  • PL and EF Mount variants
  • Global Shutter (PL Mount)
  • 4K RAW up to 100P/120P, to the optional dockable CODEX RAW recorder
  • Up to 15 Stops of Dynamic Range
  • BT.2020 Support for UHD Production
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • 4K/50p and 60p, 2K/HD up to 240 fps Super-Slow Motion
  • Canon Log 2 and Canon Log 3
  • 10-bit/12-bit XF-AVC and 4444 ProRes
  • Records onto CFast 2.0

Canon C700 Lens Mount Replacement Service

As mentioned before, future C700 owners can go from EF mount a PL mount (with Cook/i support), or perform the reverse - go from a PL mount (with Cook/i support) to be changed to an EF mount with Cinema Lock (enabling the autofocus capability on the standard sensor camera).

In order to do so, customers will have to send their EOS C700 to a Canon Regional Competence Centre (RCC), either directly or via a local Canon Authorised Service Facility (ASF), in order to perform the Lens Mount Replacement Service.

Alternatively, customers will also be able to purchase a PL mount (with Cook/i support) and/or SHIM kit directly for self-installation.

The Canon RCCs are located in Germany, France, Italy, Sweden and the UK. The following three types of services are available to customers sending in their C700's to a Canon RCC:

Mount Replacement Service: Cost - £380 + VAT

This is for users who chose to purchase their own PL mount (with Cook/i support) directly, or would like to revert the camera back to the original mount from a previous mount change. The Canon Regional Competence Cetre will be able perform the mount replacement using your purchased or original Lens Mount.

Mount Replacement Service & Mount: Cost - £1175 + VAT

If you would like Canon to do it all for you - all you have to do is send the camera to a your local RCC.

Mount Replacement Service & Mount & Shim Kit: Cost - £1300 + VAT

Depending on your requirements, the applicable RCC will supply & install either an EF Mount with Cinema Lock mount or a PL mount (with Cook/i support). A SHIM kit will also be supplied for self-installation.

Please note: the prices above may be subject to change and exclude VAT and inbound shipping. The prices are inclusive of outbound shipment & Cash On Delivery Surcharges (if applicable).

The Lens Mount Replacement service is expected to be available from March 2017, however Canon has not provided a specific date. We will update this post when full details on how to arrange the service (including the confirmed service start date) and customers are requested not to attempt to book their camera until this time.

Canon is due to release details soon on pricing and availability for the Global Shutter sensor swap as well. Once we know, we will update this post here.

As an authorised Canon C700 dealer, we can provide you with a bespoke quote tailored to your production needs at 0208 977 1222 or to see further details about the camera and place your order - head over to our Canon C700 page here.