January 24, 2017

Canon C700 Lens Mount & Global Shutter Sensor Swapping Announced

Canon C700 Lens Mount & Sensor Swap Announced
Two new service upgrades for owners of Canon's new flagship EOS 4K camera.

The new upgrades allow C700 owners to swap their lens mounts from EF to PL and back, as well as swap their Dual Pixel AF CMOS sensor to the global shutter version. The lens mount upgrade service will be available in March 2017, and Canon is currently only doing the servicing in Europe through their RCC (Regional Competence Centres). Pricing for the lens mount scales depends on what you want from the service: €450 for labor to swap; €1,400 for swap and mount; and €1,550 for labor, mount and shims.

Canon Europe now offering Lens Mount and Sensor Swapping

The sensor swap service will be available "later in 2017" and pricing is unknown. For owners of the EF model, the sensor upgrade means your camera is getting swapped to PL mount (goodbye autofocus) and losing 1 stop of dynamic range.

Servicing for the US has not been announced yet, but it should be in the near future.     

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You mean to say, 'The new upgrades will allow C700 owners to have Canon swap their mounts and sensors', correct?

January 24, 2017 at 8:13PM


With the added shims option, you should be able to switch between them yourself.

January 24, 2017 at 10:48PM


Shims are just for adjusting the focus when you have PL mount installed.. it has nothing to do with you being able to change the mount itself. If you want to change the mount itself you take the cam back to Canon and pay the fee for each time you wish to do so.

January 25, 2017 at 11:51PM