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Canon c100
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
  • Built-in, manually controlled glass ND filters; 2, 4 and 6 stops
  • Low power consumption with supplied BP-955 battery
  • DIGIC DV III image processor
  • Comprehensive NLE support

 

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Canon c100 rear view

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.

Canon c100 with lens

 

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.

 

Ultra-Compact

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.
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• Super 35mm CMOS Sensor
• AVCHD Codec
• 3 Built-in ND Filters
• Dual SD Card Slots
• 29 Custom Picture Settings
• Compatibility w/ EF, EF-S & EF Cinema Lenses

The Canon C100 EF is commonly used for Documentaries, HD shooting, Low light, Movies/short films, Travel, Weddings and more.The Canon C100 EF is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Pro videographer among others.The Canon C100 EF is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon C100 EF: Easy to use, Good in low light, Great picture quality, Great sound and Large clear LCD

Summary of Customer Reviews

(6)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Good in low light (6),Great picture quality (6),Easy to use (5),Great sound (5),Large clear LCD (4)
Best Uses:
Documentaries (5),HD shooting (5),Low light (5),Movies/short films (4),Travel (4),Weddings (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Pro videographer (5)

Canon C100 EF Features

  • Canon Super 35mm CMOS Sensor
  • AVCHD Codec
  • 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
  • Built-In Microphone
  • 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.

Canon C100 EF Specifications

Effective Pixels
3840 x 2160 pixels; Approx. 8.29 megapixels
Total Pixels
4206 x 2340 pixels; Approx. 9.86 megapixels
Sensor Type
CMOS
Sensor Size
Super 35; 24.6 x 13.8 mm (28.2 mm diagonal); 6.4 ìm cell pitch
Scanning System
Progressive
Number of Sensors
1
Filter
RGB Primary Color Filter (Bayer Array)
Imaging Processor
DiGic DV III
Interchangeable Lens System
EF-mount for compatibility with EF, EF-S and EF Cinema lens systems
ND Filter
Mechanical ND filter system with option of clear, 2, 4, and 6 stops)
Iris
Manual setting in 1/2-step increments, 1/3-step increments or fine Push auto iris control
Peripheral Illumination Correction
Available
Exposure Modes
Manual; Push Auto Iris Control (metering system selection/AE shift possible)
Metering Modes
Available (Standard Center Weighted, Spotlight, Backlight)
GAIN
Normal Setting -6 dB to 30 dB / Fine Setting 0 dB to 24 dB in 0.5 dB increments
ISO
3200 to 20,000 in 1/3 stop increments
Exposure Compensation / AE Shift
Available
Sutter Modes
3 Modes: OFF; Speed; Angle; Slow Shutter; Clear Scan Speed setting can be set in ½ or 1/3 stop increments
Shutter Speed Range
59.94i/: 1/60 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30;
CS: 59.94 Hz - 250.27 Hz

PF30: 1/30 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/4, 1/8; CS: 29.97 Hz - 250.27 Hz

23.98p/PF24: 1/24 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/3, 1/6, 1/12;
CS: 23.97 Hz - 250.27 Hz

50i: 1/50 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/3, 1/6, 1/12 1/25;
CS: 50.00 Hz - 250.78 Hz

PF25: 1/25 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/3, 1/6, 1/12;
CS: 25.00 Hz - 250.78 Hz
Shutter Angle Settings
59.94i: 360, 240, 216, 180, 120, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.5, 15, 11.25

PF30: 360, 240, 216, 180, 120, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.5, 15, 11.25

23.98p/PF24: 360, 345.6, 288, 240, 180, 172.8, 144, 120, 90, 86.4, 72, 60, 45, 30, 22.5, 15, 11.25

50i: 360, 300, 240, 180, 150, 120, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.50, 15, 11.25

PF25: 360, 300, 240, 180, 150, 120, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.50, 15, 11.25
Iris (Aperture) Range
Lens Dependent
Focus Settings
Manual; One-Shot AF
Autofocus System
Available; AF is dependent on interchangeable lenses / TTL-Video Signal Sensing System
AF Metering Area
Fixed at center of screen (4% of the screen)
AF Modes
One-Shot AF
Signal System
NTSC and PAL
Compression
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Color Space
4:2:0 internal recording
Maximum Bit Rate
24Mbps
Canon Log
Available
Canon Wide Dynamic Range
Available; Provides the same DR Range as Canon Log Gamma while maintaining a standard video curve
Recording Options
24 Mbps LPCM - 1920 x 1080: 60i/PF30/PF24/24p/50i/25p
24 Mbps - 1920 x 1080: 60i/PF30/PF24/24p/50i/25p
17 Mbps - 1920 x 1080: 60i/PF30/PF24/24p/50i/25p
7 Mbps - 1440 x 1080: 60i/PF30/PF24/24p/50i/25p
Recording Format
24 Mbps Mode: Linear PCM; 2-Channel; 16-Bit; 48 kHz All Other Modes: Dolby Digital AC3
Built-in Microphone
Stereo Microphone built in to Handle Unit
External Audio Inputs
2 XLR inputs (Auto and Manual level settings)
External microphone terminal: (3.5 mm diameter)
XLR Mic Trimming
Available; -12dB, -6 dB, 0dB, +6dB or +12 dB
Limiter
Available
Built-in Speaker
Yes; 16 level settings
Power Terminal
Battery Pack: 7.4V / DC in: 8.4V
Battery
BP-9 Series
Temperature and Humidity
Performance requirements: 0ºC to 40ºC, 85% (relative humidity)
Operating requirements: -5ºC to 45ºC, 60% (relative humidity)
Language Support
English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Russian, Korean
Body Dimension WxHxD
Approx. 5.3 x 6.7 x 5.1" / 135 x 170 x 129mm (with thumb rest)
Weight
Approx. 2.25 lb / 1020g (body only)

Canon C100 EF Reviews

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4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

100%

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Great Camera!

I have used the C100 on documentary, event, and corporate projects and it has been fantastic in all cases. The form factor, ease and comfort of operation, and just plain awesome controls have helped reignite my passion for filming. Coming from the 5d, it only took me a few minutes to learn the menu options and get a feel for the controls of the C100. The handle feels solid and comfortable to grip. The thumb control is well placed and intuitive. Menus are easy to navigate. The XLR audio is a w...

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I have used the C100 on documentary, event, and corporate projects and it has been fantastic in all cases. The form factor, ease and comfort of operation, and just plain awesome controls have helped reignite my passion for filming. Coming from the 5d, it only took me a few minutes to learn the menu options and get a feel for the controls of the C100. The handle feels solid and comfortable to grip. The thumb control is well placed and intuitive. Menus are easy to navigate. The XLR audio is a welcome addition coming from DSLRs. I love the ability to record to both card slots at the same time. This is a big deal when you consider a big job doesn't have to be field recorded to only one sd card. Image quality is a good deal beyond what the 5d mark iii is capable of. Low light noise looks more organic and less digital. High detail shots are crisp and pleasing to view. The image also holds up well to color correction. Battery life is long lasting (up to 5+ hours with the larger battery). So you can go out with a couple of batteries and shoot all day in most cases. ND filters built in. Worth their weight in gold. HDMI port allows for either uncompressed HD recording with an external recorder, or you can also run a 2nd monitor while also using the on board LCD, which is great for a video village.

Reviewed by 6 customers

 
5.0

Great Video Camera!

By

from San Antonio, Texas  -  Video Enthusiast

Using the C100 for shooting video for instructional videos. It is crystal clear compared to the Canon 7D and the 7D is a great camera. It's easy to use and setup. It's really nice not having a mirror flipping up and down everytime you set your camera to the video mode. Just getting started using this thing and so far it is fantastic. Money well spent.

 
4.0

Balance between image and usability

By

from Texas  -  Pro Videographer

The image is extremely crisp and full of detail. You can pull stills out of it even with the internal codec they look gorgeous. Focus becomes really important. It has so many tools like waveforms, focus peaking, zebras, XLR's so you have an entire system built into the camera. It feels really balanced and that goes a long way when you are shooting for several hours. Then it's great at handling light. Stuck in a dark situation? This camera can pick up faint light easily. Stuck in a bright situation? Built in ND's. Its main downsides are that it shoots 1080 60i, not 1080 60p. Also it lacks higher resolution options. These wouldn't be an issue but considering the price, there should be more options. Overall a great camera that wears many hats and will not disappoint.

 
4.0

Fantastic Little Rig

By

from Northern Michigan  -  Pro Videographer

I'm primarily a one-man-band shooter, specializing in commercial and corporate production. The C100 strikes a great balance between simple efficiency and quality, for me this is critical. PROS: 1. Sensor is fantastic, nice dynamic range, great look. 2. EF Mount: Works natively with my Canon glass. So nice. No fiddly lens adaptors needed. 2. Form Factor: I love how it feels and shoots. 3. On board audio ! Goodbye dual system. 4. Intuitive CONS: 1. No VFR, no 60P. I really miss this. 2. No intervalometer. I miss this feature from my AF100. 3. The viewfinder is absolutely useless. C'mon Canon, this is a beautiful device in so many ways ... why the silly EVF ? It's plain awful. You'll need to pick up an external EVF to take full advantage of this device. The C100 is a near perfect camera for those of us who operate on tight budgets, short deadlines, and tiny crews. The cons can be forgiven when you factor what you are getting. Nice stuff Canon. Hopefully you see fit to give us 60P in a future firmware update. I'd be very thankful for that.

 
5.0

Simply put... FANTASTIC

By

from Orange County CA  -  Pro Videographer

I haven't looked back to my DSLR equipment ONCE!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Camera!

By

from Birmingham, Al  -  Pro Videographer

I have used the C100 on documentary, event, and corporate projects and it has been fantastic in all cases. The form factor, ease and comfort of operation, and just plain awesome controls have helped reignite my passion for filming. Coming from the 5d, it only took me a few minutes to learn the menu options and get a feel for the controls of the C100. The handle feels solid and comfortable to grip. The thumb control is well placed and intuitive. Menus are easy to navigate. The XLR audio is a welcome addition coming from DSLRs. I love the ability to record to both card slots at the same time. This is a big deal when you consider a big job doesn't have to be field recorded to only one sd card. Image quality is a good deal beyond what the 5d mark iii is capable of. Low light noise looks more organic and less digital. High detail shots are crisp and pleasing to view. The image also holds up well to color correction. Battery life is long lasting (up to 5+ hours with the larger battery). So you can go out with a couple of batteries and shoot all day in most cases. ND filters built in. Worth their weight in gold. HDMI port allows for either uncompressed HD recording with an external recorder, or you can also run a 2nd monitor while also using the on board LCD, which is great for a video village.

 
4.0

Great job Canon.

By

from Hyattsville, MD  -  Pro Videographer

Having used my C100 on 2 weddings, I'm very happy with it's performance. I shot the first wedding in C-log and figured Wide-Dr is more then enough for weddings and events for me. I leave the cam on preset 8 and am very pleased with the image quality. Balanced well on my glidecam and was almost a smooth transition from my previous camcorder. Taking a while getting use to the WB button location as it's higher then I'm use to but the joystick and accessing other items is a breeze while shooting. My only gripe with the C100 is it doesn't have any form of Slow-motion. It doesn't have 60P either which I could use for slowmotion. There are times where I could really use the feature and am not able to do. It's unfortunate. Besides that I'm a very happy customer, and happy I upgraded.

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John D  Does this camera also accept Nikon lenses.?
ATTN P  No, unless you buy a Nikon mount adapter to Canon EF
nico e  The handle with XLR inputs is included?
CASEY N  Yes, the XLR equipped handle is included. It is removable and plugs in with an attached cable. Another plus is all audio channel selectors and gain controls are mechanical switches or dials in convenient locations on the c100 body. No need to go hunting through menus.
Shopper  Hey i love this, but is it really great?
DOVE DIGITAL M  Fantastic!
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