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The Canon C100 Digital Cinema Camera is an ultra-compact, highly versatile camera that will appeal to a wide spectrum of independent videographers including corporate video makers, wedding and event video producers, small video production companies, film schools, and more. Sophisticated Canon camera technologies, many of which are inherited from Canon’s high-spec EOS C300 camera and an AVCHD MPEG-4 4:2:0 codec delivers superb imaging performance for videographers. The Canon C100 offers a potent combination of exceptional imaging performance, compatibility with Canon’s EF mount Cinema Lenses for optimal optical performance, and ultra-compact form factor, allied with extensive customisation options to suit individual users.
Canon c100 Key Features:
Super 35mm-equivalent 8.3 MP CMOS sensor
EF lens mount
One-Shot AF/Push Auto Iris/Auto White Balance features
Compact, modular design
24Mbps MPEG-4 AVCHD/H.264 recording
ISO range of 320-80,000
Built-in Stereo microphones
New Wide Dynamic Range (Wide DR) Gamma setting
Two SD card slots with relay record or simultaneous record options
Low power consumption with supplied BP-955 battery
DIGIC DV III image processor
Comprehensive NLE support
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High-Res 8.3MP Super 35MM CMOS Sensor
The C100 features the same, large 8.3 Megapixel Super 35mm-equivalent CMOS sensor as the EOS C300 and C300 PL cameras for video capture that provides three-channel RGB processing for Full HD. The sensor has a pixel size larger than that for conventional professional camcorders enabling greater light-gathering capabilities for superb high-resolution images with enhanced sensitivity, low noise, reduced shutter artefacts and low power consumption, along with typical large sensor benefits such as beautifully shallow depth-of-field.
New Auto Features
The Canon EOS C100 incorporates a number of newly enhanced auto functions such as One-Shot AF, Push Auto Iris and Auto White Balance, which make it ideal for single operator use. Pushing the One-Shot AF button before recording starts, ensures the camera focuses on the subject at the centre of the screen. Push Auto Iris is a recording assist function that automatically adjusts the aperture in accordance with the brightness during recording. The Auto White Balance feature automatically normalises the colour temperature by correcting warm or cool tones. Note that One-Shot AF and Push Auto Iris functions are not available when shooting with Canon Cinema Lenses.
The C100 features enhanced sensitivity: low noise images can be captured at up to ISO 80,000, allowing for use in almost any shooting conditions.
Smooth editing workflow is key during video production and this is catered for thanks to an MPEG-4/AVCHD (H.264) system that enables the capture of extensive Full HD high resolution video recording, with less data volume, by means of highly efficient compression. The new Data Import Utility software that comes with the EOS C100 automatically recognises divided files as a single long file and seamlessly joins together the divided video files when they exceed 2GB or when they are created during relay recording. This helps to reduce the work during editing. An HDMI signal output function enables a timecode and 2:3 pulldown marker to be superimposed on the HDMI signal output. The non-compressed signals can be processed as SDI video signals (comparable to HD-SDI) depending on the external recorder and converter connected to the EOS C100. Footage is then compatible with NLE editing software from companies such as Apple, Adobe, AVID and Grass Valley.
The EOS C100 Digital Cinema Camera has an ultra-compact body (approximately 15% smaller than the EOS C300) that has a modular design for superb mobility. The body weighs just 1020g (410g lighter than the EOS C300). Removable grip, handle and multi-angle control panel components ensure maximum manoeuvrability, whilst the robust body features magnesium alloy components for additional rigidity and toughness. A 3.5-inch (8.8cm), 920,000-dot LCD panel can be moved upwards by up to 100 degrees for easy composition at low angles. By rotating and stowing the LCD panel DSLR-style shooting is possible with viewing through the 0.24-inch (0.65cm), 1.56-million dot EVF. The detachable handle has a built-in stereo microphone and two channels of XLR audio input connectors.
From the Manufacturer Attractively priced, yet endowed with a rich Cinema EOS feature-set and optimized for one-person operation, the EOS C100 is a full 1920 x 1080 digital video camera that's compatible with Canon's entire range of EF Cinema and EF-lenses. Equipped with the same Super 35mm Canon 8.3 Megapixel CMOS image sensor and revolutionary Canon DV III processor as the EOS C300 and EOS C500 series cameras, the C100 is a more compact professional camera that's highly mobile and ideal for those seeking operational convenience and exceptional HD imagery.
Recording AVCHD format video to dual SD cards, the C100 is compatible with a wide range of workflows and can acquire content to suit a broad range of post production/color-grading preferences, including Canon Log Gamma and a new Canon Wide DR Gamma. Autofocus recording with supported AF lenses, a multi-angle control/LCD panel, a removable handle and rotating grip, and many other innovations provide compelling mass-market appeal. Please Note: This item is not Returnable
The Canon C100 is commonly used for Documentaries, HD shooting, Low light, Movies/short films, Travel, Weddings and more.The Canon C100 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Pro videographer among others.The Canon C100 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon C100: Easy to use, Good in low light, Great picture quality, Great sound and Large clear LCD
Canon C100 Features
Canon Super 35mm CMOS Sensor
Push Auto Iris/One-Shot AF
Three Built-In ND Filters
Canon Log Gamma
Canon Wide Dynamic Range (DR) Gamma
Fully compatible with all Canon EF, EF-S and EF Cinema Lenses
Dual SD Card Slots
29 Custom Picture Settings
Waveform Monitor/Edge Monitor Focus Assist
HDMI Output With Time Code
Twin XLR Connectors in Handle
Compatibility with Third-Party Accessories
One-Shot AF: This function helps you to obtain precise focusing. Before recording starts, the camcorder focuses on a subject at the center of the screen when the ONE-SHOT AF button is pressed. The focusing status can be confirmed by the color of the frame.
Push Auto Iris: This function provides assistance in determining the exposure. It automatically adjusts the aperture in accordance with the brightness during recording. PUSH AUTO IRIS function is activated only while PUSH AUTO IRIS button is being pressed for manual aperture adjustment.
Wide Dynamic Range Gamma: The main feature of Wide DR Gamma is that it retains continuity of an image, unlike the knee function that compresses the signals in high brightness areas using linear gamma. Wide DR Gamma does not require post-production processing. Recorded data can be used as is. It also enables creative color grading opportunities.