Canon C100 Cinema Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only)
The Canon EOS C100 EF Cinema Camera (Body Only) inherits the design concept of the EOS C300, which put DSLR quality video in a groundbreaking form factor with the key features of a more traditional video camera.
The Canon EOS C100 EF Cinema Camera (Body Only) inherits the design concept of the EOS C300, which put DSLR quality video in a groundbreaking form factor with the key features of a more traditional video camera. The C100 has been optimized for run-and-gun and one-man-band style shooting, a specialty of event videographers, documentarians and independent filmmakers. This camera is about 15% smaller than the C300, and yet its 1080p image will hold-up nicely beside that of the more expensive camera. The C100 even has a few features not found in the C300, like One Shot AF, Push Auto Iris, a built-in microphone, and uncompressed HDMI out with superimposed timecode and 2:3 pull down marker.
Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology
This is an optional upgrade feature that provides enhanced autofocusing, which prevents motion artifacts during rapid talent and pan moves. This features requires your C100 to be sent to an accredited Canon service, where an upgrade will be installed at a cost of $500.
This upgrade provides an Autofocus mode to help ensure sharp focus and smooth focus transitions. It provides a new Continuous AF (Autofocus) function for all autofocus Lenses, using Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. A new AF Lock setting also lets you change the image framing while holding the desired focus. This feature is ideal for users who regularly shoot with smaller crews, who shoot moving subjects, or who want smoother, more natural-looking autofocus.
Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology features a CMOS sensor that consists of an array of pixels that each feature two separate photodiodes. By continuously comparing their outputs during AF mode, phase-difference autofocus helps ensure non-blurred images and smooth focus transitions even when the talent and/or camera are moving. The new feature places a high priority on maintaining sharp focus while providing a natural, smooth autofocus movement with select Canon EF lenses — including newer-generation STM lenses — which offer even smoother and quieter operation.
This upgrade will have firmware version 220.127.116.11.00, which also includes the Continuous Recording enhancement available with firmware version 18.104.22.168.00.
Continuous Recording Firmware Update
Firmware update version 22.214.171.124.00, available free on Canon's EOS website, provides a continuous, nonstop recording function and the ability to create In and Out points in the footage every time the START/STOP button is pressed. At this time, the continuous recording function is compatible with Grass Valley's EDIUS Pro 7 software.
Super 35mm 8.3MP CMOS Sensor
The C100's Super 35mm-sized sensor provides an angle-of-view and depth of field that equivalent to that of traditional Super 35mm film. With a native resolution of 8.3MP and a wider pixel pitch than conventional professional camcorders, the C100's sensor offers enhanced sensitivity and reduced noise in low light environments.
EF Lens Mount with EF Contacts
The C100 is fully compatible with Canon's renowned EF mount lenses. Even specialty lenses, such as Canon's 24mm f/3.5L II tilt shift lens or the 8-15mm f/4L Ultra-Wide Zoom fisheye lens, are available on the C100. When shooting with EF lenses, C100 features peripheral illumination correction, which automatically compensates for light fall-off in the corners of the image. Furthermore, continuous AF will be available via a firmware update for compatibility with Canon EF Lenses with STM focusing.
HDMI Outputs an Uncompressed Signal
The C100 outputs an uncompressed signal via HDMI. This signal superimposes timecode and the 2:3 pulldown marker, which means an external recorder and converter can process the HDMI output as an SDI signal. External recorders provide an instant back-up and help to streamline post-production workflows.
ISO 320 and up to ISO 20000
A maximum ISO of 20000 allows the C100 to record in low light environments. This is ideal for working with available light. Although higher ISOs always translate into a noisier image, the C100 utilizes the same signal processing as 3-chip RGB systems, which produces a superior image quality.
Dual SDHC/SDXC Card Slots
Secure Digital memory cards offer professional grade read/write speeds and reliability at ever more affordable prices. Dual SDHC/SDXC memory card slots allow the C100 to record simultaneously to two memory cards, creating an instant back-up. What's more, C100 can record HD footage to Slot A while simultaneously recording down-converted SD footage to Slot B.
Wide DR and Canon Log Gamma
Canon Log records an image with subdued contrast and sharpness, which preserves a high dynamic range and presupposes color grading in post production. Wide DR is a new gamma setting based on Rec. 709, which offers a wide dynamic range and smooth gradations in highlights and shadow, without requiring processing in post-production.
Reduced Rolling Shutter Skews
Traditional CMOS sensors scan one line at a time and sometimes produce a rolling shutter skew when shooting fast moving objects or executing a quick pan. The C100's CMOS sensor features the same signal processing as 3-chip RGB systems, which reduces the angle of distortion compared to cameras with regular CMOS sensors of the same size.
Built-in ND Filters with Manual Operation
In excessively bright environments neutral density filters are often required to avoid over exposure, without compromising desirable shutter and aperture settings. The C100 features built-in ND filters in three densities, which make for four ND configurations (OFF, 2 stops, 4 stops, 6 stops). The built-in ND filters are deployed via a manual dial.
Two XLR Audio Connectors
The C100 includes a top mounted handle unit, which features two XLR connectors and a microphone shock mount. XLR connections offer a high quality audio input for professional grade microphones and facilitate 2 channel 48kHz linear PCM (24Mbps) audio recordings.
One Shot AF and Push Auto Iris
One-Shot AF executes focus adjustments with a dedicated button, and the Push Auto Iris button automatically adjusts the aperture of the lens to quickly and easily maintain proper exposure. Both of these functions can be accessed even when operating in manual mode.
Full Manual Control and Focusing Aids
The EOS C100 offers complete manual control of each aspect of the recording process. Create and recall custom picture settings, camera functions, and display options. The camera also features several powerful and intuitive focusing aids in both the EVF and LCD monitor that make it easy to confirm critical focus distance; Peaking Modes and Magnify Focus Modes are available while in standby or while recording. Additionally, the LCD features Edge Monitor Display; green waveforms display the overall focus of the scene and red waveforms provide focus feedback of the three focus check boxes visible on the LCD monitor.
|Lens Mount||Canon EF mount with EF contacts|
|Image Sensor||Super 35mm CMOS (24.6 x 13.8 mm) (28.2 mm diagonal)|
|Processor||DIGIC DV III|
|Total Pixels||Approx. 9.84 megapixels (4206 x 2340)|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 8.29 megapixels (3840 x 2160 pixels)|
|Horizontal Resolution||1000 TV lines|
|Minimum Subject Illumination||59.94 Hz: 0.3 lux
50 Hz: 0.25 lux
|Recording Format||Compression: MPEG-4, AVC/H.264
File Format: AVCHD
Color Space: 4:2:0 SD down Conversion: MPEG2
|Video Record Mode||24 Mbps LPCM: 1920 x 1080 at 60i, PF30, PF24, 24p, 50i, PF25
24 Mbps: 1920 x 1080 at 60i, PF30, PF24, 24p, 50i, PF25
17 Mbps: 1920 x 1080 at 60i, PF30, PF24, 24p, 50i, PF25
7 Mbps: 1440 x 1080 at 60i, PF30, PF24, 24p, 50i, PF25
|Audio Record Mode||24 Mbps Mode: Linear PCM; 2-Channel; 16-Bit; 48 kHz
All Other Modes: Dolby Digital AC3
|Recording Media||2 SDHC/SDXC card slots|
|Maximum Recording Time||With an 2GB SD Memory Card
24 Mbps 1920 x 1080: 10 minutes
17 Mbps 1920 x 1080: 15 minutes
7 Mbps 1440 x 1080: 35 minutes
With an 4GB SD Memory Card
24 Mbps 1920 x 1080: 20 minutes
17 Mbps 1920 x 1080: 30 minutes
7 Mbps 1440 x 1080: 1 hours 10 minutes
With an 6GB SD Memory Card
24 Mbps 1920 x 1080: 30 minutes
17 Mbps 1920 x 1080: 45 minutes
7 Mbps 1440 x 1080: 1 hour 45 minutes
With an 8GB SD Memory Card
24 Mbps 1920 x 1080: 40 minutes
17 Mbps 1920 x 1080: 1 hour
7 Mbps 1440 x 1080: 2 hours 20 minutes
With an 12GB SD Memory Card
24 Mbps 1920 x 1080: 1 hour 5 minutes
17 Mbps 1920 x 1080: 1 hour 30 minutes
7 Mbps 1440 x 1080: 3 hours 35 minutes
With an 16GB SD Memory Card
24 Mbps 1920 x 1080: 1 hour 25 minutes
17 Mbps 1920 x 1080: 2 hours 5 minutes
7 Mbps 1440 x 1080: 4 hours 45 minutes
With an 32GB SD Memory Card
24 Mbps 1920 x 1080: 2 hours 55 minutes
17 Mbps 1920 x 1080: 4 hours 10 minutes
7 Mbps 1440 x 1080: 9 hours 35 minutes
With an 64GB SD Memory Card
24 Mbps 1920 x 1080: 5 hours 55 minutes
17 Mbps 1920 x 1080: 8 hours 20 minutes
7 Mbps 1440 x 1080: 19 hours 10 minutes
|Simultaneous REC./Relay REC.||Yes|
|Peripheral Illumination Correction||Yes (with EF lenses)|
AutoFocus (dependent on interchangeable lenses)
|Shutter Speed||Max. 1/2000 sec.|
|ISO Range||320 - 20,000 in 1-step and 1/3-step increments|
|Built-in ND Filter||Yes, manual operation type (OFF, 2 stops, 4 stops, 6 stops)|
|White Balance||AWB, Kelvin setting (2000K to 15000K), daylight, tungsten, set A, set B|
|Built-in Microphone||L/R Stereo electret condenser microphone|
|Audio Format||Dolby Digital/2 channel 48kHz linear PCM (24Mbps)|
|Auto Functions||ONE SHOT AF and PUSH AUTO IRIS provided for all EF mount lenses|
|Display||LCD: 3.5-inch, 920k dots, vari-angle (100% coverage)
EVF: 0.24-inch with an equivalent of 1,560,000 dots (100% coverage)
|Outputs||HDMI (Type A x1)
3.5mm Headphone mini-jack (x1)
High Speed Mini-B USB (input/output x1)
3.5mm Microphone Jack (x1)
High Speed Mini-B USB (input/output x1)
|Power Supply||7.4 V DC (battery pack: BP-955)
8.4 V DC (DC IN)
|Operating Temperature||Performance requirements
32 - 104° F (0 - 40° C), 85% relative humidity
32 - 113° F (0 - 45° C), 60% relative humidity
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||Body with Thumb Rest: 5.3 x 6.7 x 5.1 in (13.5 x 17 x 12.9 cm)
Body with Grip: 7.2 x 6.7 x 5.1 in (18.2 x 17 x 12.9 cm)
W/ Thumb Rest and handle: 5.6 x 11.1 x 9.3 in (14.2 x 28.1 x 23.6 cm)
W/ Grip and handle: 7.2 x 11.1 x 9.3 in (18.2 x 28.1 x 23.6 cm)
|Weight||Body only: approx. 2.2 lb. (1 kg)
Grip: approx. 8.1 oz (230 g)
BP-955 Battery: 7.8 oz (220 g)
- Handle unit
- BP-955 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (5200mAh)
- CA-930 Compact Power Adapter
- Thumb rest
- Tripod base
- AC Cable
- DC Cable (for CA-930)
- Shoulder Strap SS-1200
- Data Import Utility Ver. 1.0
- Data Transfer Application