MELVILLE, NY, January 6, 2020 – Sports photography and news media require the use of remote photography extensively to capture still images from various viewpoints or angles that may not be achieved with conventional photography methods. Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solution, today announced the release of the Canon Robotic Camera System CR-S700R, a remote-control system for still image shooting. This system was developed to meet the needs of professional photographers to operate cameras remotely to shoot still images for the media and further represents Canon’s continued commitment to deliver convenient solutions.

The Canon Robotic Camera System CR-S700R revolves around a remote pan head that can be used to remotely control and shoot still images using a compatible EOS camera and lens*. This system includes a small and lightweight gateway box: the IP camera controller CR-G100. The CR-A100 Camera Remote Application (sold separately) enables users to control multiple cameras from a PC, display live-view images, and remotely trigger a camera or simultaneously shoot with multiple cameras.

Bring New Viewpoints for Professional Press and Sports Photographers
By using a center-type mechanism that rotates around a central axis perpendicular to the optical axis of the lens, the remote pan head can perform operations such as zooming, panning, tilting, and rolling of the attached camera in a small footprint with minimal shifting of weight and balance. The remote-control solution can be ideal to follow high-speed subjects and features a turning radius of up to 260mm. The focus on still image capture has made it possible to achieve a more compact and lightweight design, while the IP camera controller CR-G100 helps eliminate complicated and bulky wired connections, meaning one person can operate multiple cameras. The PC software (licensed with the Robotic Camera System CR-S700R) is also available separately to control a camera using the IP camera controller CR-G100, streamlining the workflow of still image shooting at the news site.

Availability
The Robotic Camera System CR-S700R and the Camera Remote Application CR-A100 are scheduled to be available from mid-February 2020**. For more information, please contact your local Canon pro market representative or regional sales manager.

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  1. What's In The Box

    Robotic Camera System CR-S700R
    IP Camera Controller CR-G100
    Camera support bracket
    Zoom Unit (with rods)
    Eyepiece camera bracket
    Overview camera bracket
    100-400 lens support
    70-200 lens support
    Camera to CR-G100 N3 cable
    Camera to CR-G100 USB cable
    Camera to CR-G100 LAN cable
    Camera to CR-S700R power cable
    User Guide
    Interesting. Hopefully it's not prohibitively expensive for enthusiasts.


  2. Interesting. Hopefully it's not prohibitively expensive for enthusiasts.

    Uh, have you seen the thing?? It’s the size of a small washing machine. It’s so far from enthusiast gear that it’s not even funny. The price will probably be several tens of thousands per unit.
  3. It could just be because of the picture, but it looks bulky for what it is. In the TV And production world we have remote heads that are more streamlined and compact and they’re carrying larger cameras and lenses. The continual advancement of gimbal and other “robotics” over the last few years has given us some very good and inexpensive(relatively speaking) remote control options. If this is “several tens of thousands” of dollars, it will only be because Canon wants to charge a “Canon Tax”.
  4. Whatever the cost, it will be cheaper than the legal fees when a camera rigging comes crashing down on the court, or worse yet, onto some fans. Since this is custom designed by Canon and Canon would have some or all the liability in the event of failure, the actual cost of the unit will be happily paid by networks, teams, stadium owners, etc.
  5. Hi Unfocused.
    I do understand what you are saying to an extent, but does anyone rig gear overhead without a safety cable? If they do they deserve to find out the hard way bloody amateurs!
    Also why is Canon proudly making bullet point about up to 5 stored positions? My cheap really cheap pan and tilt security cameras (used for watching the dog due to his disability) have an app that gives 16 preset positions via my iPhone!

    Cheers, Graham.

    Whatever the cost, it will be cheaper than the legal fees when a camera rigging comes crashing down on the court, or worse yet, onto some fans. Since this is custom designed by Canon and Canon would have some or all the liability in the event of failure, the actual cost of the unit will be happily paid by networks, teams, stadium owners, etc.
  6. I'm sure it is built to last and all that, but the truth is for amateur/semi pro use my DJI Ronin-S gives me virtually all the functionality for under $600.

    Actually I was pretty down about the Ronin-S purchase for a while but DJI do keep adding functionality and camera support to it and because of that it is now twice the tool it was when I bought it.
  7. I'm sure it is built to last and all that, but the truth is for amateur/semi pro use my DJI Ronin-S gives me virtually all the functionality for under $600.

    Actually I was pretty down about the Ronin-S purchase for a while but DJI do keep adding functionality and camera support to it and because of that it is now twice the tool it was when I bought it.

    You can't use your Ronin-S for what this is made for. I can't tell if you're being serious or just really really lacking in grey matter.
  8. I'm sure it is built to last and all that, but the truth is for amateur/semi pro use my DJI Ronin-S gives me virtually all the functionality for under $600.

    It's a apple and oranges comparison - beyond the price, the Ronin is a light handheld gimbal, the Canon is a heavy fixed remote controlled mount on different axes part of a system to control several cameras at once. From the ports on the mount it looks it supports a camera to be attached to the viewfinder, and another external "view" camera.

    It's quite clear it's not aimed to and beyond the reach of amateurs and semi-pro - and it doesn't look designed to be controlled from a phone app.

    I would like to read technical specs like how many °/s the mount is capable in each axis, the lag between the axes controls, shutter release command and their actual activation (it's aimed at stills), and if the other cameras with software allow for some kind of auto tracking.
  9. Wasn't there some discussion of a similar product in the past, maybe just a patent?

    IIRC, someone noted all the large networks already have their own homegrown solutions, and doubted any of them would be interested replacing it with a Canon product, and someone else noted they might be happy to get rid of their homegrown solution in favor of something maintained by CPS.
  10. You can't use your Ronin-S for what this is made for. I can't tell if you're being serious or just really really lacking in grey matter.

    You most certainly could use a Ronin S in a very similar, if not exact manner.
  11. It's a apple and oranges comparison - beyond the price, the Ronin is a light handheld gimbal, the Canon is a heavy fixed remote controlled mount on different axes part of a system to control several cameras at once. From the ports on the mount it looks it supports a camera to be attached to the viewfinder, and another external "view" camera.

    It's quite clear it's not aimed to and beyond the reach of amateurs and semi-pro - and it doesn't look designed to be controlled from a phone app.

    I would like to read technical specs like how many °/s the mount is capable in each axis, the lag between the axes controls, shutter release command and their actual activation (it's aimed at stills), and if the other cameras with software allow for some kind of auto tracking.
    Obviously I know that, I was just replying to a comment on the suitability for less than news corporation network use. The Ronin-S can be tripod mounted and preprogrammed with repeatable movements, it can be used with a remote zoom, it can be used with the 1D X II and III along with many more cameras with the 70-200 and many other lenses. In actual fact the Ronin has vastly greater functionality, but that wasn’t the point, the point was if you want similar capabilities on a budget then there is modest priced gear out there for you to do it with.
  12. You can't use your Ronin-S for what this is made for. I can't tell if you're being serious or just really really lacking in grey matter.
    What can’t you do with a Ronin-S that you can do with this?

    Remember the context of my comment, an affordable way to get the majority of the functionality.

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