EOS C100 Feature Upgrade

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EOS C100 Feature Upgrade

Canon Australia has today announced plans to offer an optional feature upgrade for the EOS C100 Digital Video Camera that will support innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF autofocus technology, enabling continuous autofocusing with compatible Canon EF lensesi. This optional upgrade is expected to be available in February 2014, with pricing and service details to be announced at that time on the Canon Australia website.

The Canon feature upgrade will provide the EOS C100 digital video camera – introduced to the renowned Cinema EOS System in November 2012 – with greatly improved autofocus (AF) functionality made possible through Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. First employed in the EOS 70D digital SLR camera launched in August 2013, the innovative new AF technology helps facilitate greater shooting efficiency across a variety of shooting situations.

“EOS C100 users who work with moving subjects will welcome this optional upgrade to take advantage of the ability for Dual Pixel CMOS AF to achieve a smoother, more natural autofocus,” says Paul Stewart, Manager – Pro Motion Imaging, Canon Australia. “This will be particularly useful for professionals in video markets such as documentary, sports, events and wildlife.”

Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF makes use of the company's proprietary CMOS sensor technology with a new structure that both captures light and performs phase-difference detection autofocus. While focusing on the EOS C100 camera is primarily performed manually, the feature upgrade will enable smooth continuous AF, a capability that can be particularly beneficial when operating with a small production crew, electronic news gathering, or run-and-gun documentary-style shoots.

The Dual Pixel CMOS AF functionality offered through the feature upgrade supports continuous AF with all compatible Canon EF lenses for subjects positioned in the centre of the imaging area. The complementary use of the contrast signal achieves advanced AF stability that helps reduce the occurrence of image blur. Also, the inclusion of an AF Lock function contributes to expanded shooting flexibility through focus preset, which allows users to set a desired focus distance in advance, and the ability to alter the range or composition after establishing focus.

This optional feature upgrade increases the speed of the EOS C100 camera’s One-Shot AF function by approximately two-times, which enables users to focus on a subject located at the centre of the screen with the push of a button, a feature that is currently supported on 104 Canon EF lens modelsii.
This feature upgrade service will be made available to users through Canon's product service centres.

Pricing and service details will be published on the Canon Australia website from February 2014.

i Excludes manual focus Cinema, TS-E, MP-E, and EF Cinema lenses

ii As of November 7, 2013