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Canon EOS C100 Dual Pixel
Cinema EOS Digital Video Camera Body with Dual Pixel CMOS AF Feature Upgrade


Canon offers the Cinema EOS C100 Digital Video Camera that comes with a Dual Pixel CMOS AF Feature Upgrade.
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Canon offers the Cinema EOS C100 Digital Video Camera that comes with a Dual Pixel CMOS AF Feature Upgrade.

Now available from Canon is an accredited Canon service center installed upgrade for the EOS C100 Digital Video Camera (Body Only) that offers an autofocus mode to help ensure sharp focus and smooth focus transitions. The upgrade provides a new Continuous AF (Autofocus) Function for all autofocus Lenses, using Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. An AF Lock setting also lets you change the image framing while holding the desired focus. These critical focusing capabilities are designed to help reduce out of focus video while providing for smooth focus transitions and assist users when operating with small crews.

The accredited Canon service center installed feature upgrade for the EOS C100 camera is targeted at users who regularly shoot with smaller crews, who shoot moving subjects, or who want smoother, more natural-looking autofocus. Specific markets include documentary filmmakers, electronic newsgathering, sports productions, weddings and similar special events, nature and wildlife, and many others.

The EOS C100 camera with 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.


  • EOS C100 Body with Dual Pixel CMOS AF Feature Upgrade
  • Grip
  • Camera Cover
  • Handle Unit
  • Thumb rest
  • Battery Pack BP-955
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-930
  • DC Cable for CA-930
  • Tripod Adapter Base TB-1
  • WFT Attachment
  • Measuring Hook
  • AC Cable x2
  • Shoulder Strap SS-1200
  • Data Import Utility Disk

The Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera is the latest addition to the Cinema EOS family, bringing together the renowned technology of Canon CMOS sensors, DIGIC DV III Image Processor, and EF lens compatibility in a smaller, lighter body.  Modular and compatible with a host of Canon and third-party accessories, the EOS C100 brings true cinema quality to independent event videographers and video production organizations.

The EOS C100 sports the Super 35mm Canon CMOS Sensor and Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor of the C300 and records at 24Mbps using an AVCHD codec for easy integration in existing production workflows.  Operability and customization make the EOS C100 an ideal camera for one-person operation while providing expanded professional capabilities such as HDMI output with embedded Time Code, support for external recorders, remote operation, and complete manual control over both video and audio recording.

Pair the powerful and portable EOS C100 with the full range of Canon EF, EF-S and EF Cinema lenses, from fish-eye to macro to super telephoto, and make this expanded vista your new starting point on your cinematic adventure.

The EOS C100 is equipped with the advanced 16:9 Super 35mm Canon CMOS sensor.  The large sensor format opens up cinematic vistas and permits a shallow depth-of-field for arresting images.  The 8.3 megapixel sensor and its fine pixel pitch permit greater sensitivity in low light while minimizing noise.  The EOS C100 captures Red, Green, and Blue channels independently for Full HD 1920x1080 video.  The resulting picture features the color and image quality of a three-chip camera with a single sensor.  The optimized pixel count allows the camera to avoid additive processing as a result of skipping lines during capture; sensor sensitivity is maintained and aliasing or other degradation of the image is prevented.

Designed and built by Canon for the highest quality HD RGB processing, the DIGIC DV III Image Processor uses proprietary circuits and architecture to deliver exceptional image quality at the highest speeds, with low power consumption and minimal heat output.  It processes the RGB image data—originating from the single CMOS sensor of the camera—into three channels (Red, Blue and Green) to maintain the rich resolution and clean color fidelity formerly possible only in three-chip sensor designs.

Exceptional Low Light Sensitivity and Wide Dynamic Range

The EOS C100 incorporates the first Canon CMOS sensor designed specifically for high frame rate motion pictures, offering not only high resolution and shallow depth-of-field but also high sensitivity with low noise.  Working together, Canon's Super 35mm sensor and DIGIC DV III Image Processor achieve a remarkably high signal-to-noise ratio that enables recordings with great detail and dynamic range even in minimal light.  Users will appreciate the new camera's 12 stops of dynamic range at all ISO speed settings from 320 to 20,000.

Canon Log Gamma and Wide DR Gamma

Canon Log Gamma preserves shadow and highlight detail for maximum editing and grading in post-production without degrading image quality; contrast and sharpness are subdued with characteristics similar to negative film.  Canon Log Gamma emphasizes rich gradients from mid-range to highlights and realizes 12-stops of Dynamic Range (DR). At ISO850, Canon Log Gamma enables 5.3 stops of latitude above optimal exposure (and 6.7 stops below), broadening the available dynamic range in color grading.

Wide DR Gamma is based on Rec. 709 and is optimized for monitor output or situations requiring less color grading in post-production. Wide DR Gamma exhibits high dynamic range, suppressing brightness while maintaining seamless gradations. A wide dynamic range of 800% preserves latitude for post-production work, but Wide DR Gamma is designed for perfect color "out-of-the-box."

Multiple Recording Modes and Frame Rates

The EOS C100 supports shooting AVCHD bit rates up to 24Mbps (LPCM) at a maximum resolution of Full HD, 1920x1080. Frame rates of 60i, PF30, PF24, 24p, 50i, and 25p are all available for any number of production workflows. In addition, the 60i frame rate offers reduced rolling shutter artifacts for cleaner, more realistic images. The EOS C100 supports relay recording of long takes between dual SD cards or can write video to both cards for redundancy in the event of SD card failure. Pre REC mode buffers approximately 3 seconds before the tally light activates, instilling confidence that you have captured your take as you planned it.

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. Built-in ND filters expand control over exposure, depth-of-field, and motion capture. Manual control of video and audio capture gives you the power to fully control what you capture.

The EOS C100 is equipped with 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. The EOS C100 also features the Edge Monitor Display on the LCD Monitor; 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.

Compact and Ergonomic Designn

The EOS C100 is designed with the single user in mind. It is 85% smaller than the Canon C300, 410 grams lighter, and it is based on a mobile core design that allows additional accessories to be attached depending on the situation. Strip the EOS C100 down for a "run-and-gun" style, or complement the camera with the full range of camera-mounted accessories. With a compact body, you can shoot dual-camera 3D without an outsized and cumbersome rig. Its light weight reduces user fatigue and allows even elaborate rigging systems to be mobile enough for a "crew of one." The removable accessory hand grip rotates 360 degrees for comfortable shooting positions, while customizable hardware buttons allow the EOS C100 to fit your own personal shooting preferences.

One-Shot AF assists in focusing adjustment with a dedicated button. Focus status is confirmed on the viewfinder and monitor.

Push Auto Iris automatically adjusts the aperture of the lens to quickly and easily maintain proper exposure, even in situations where lighting changes frequently. Run-and-Gun videographers and documentary filmmakers will appreciate the ability to start rolling without a protracted routine to establish optimum exposure values.

High Resolution EVF and Integrated LCD Display

Accurately assess focus, composition, and exposure with the 1.56 million dot-equivalent .24" Electronic Viewfinder with 100% coverage. The built-in 3.5" 920k dot LCD tilts 100 degrees for flexibility when composing tough perspective shots and rotates 180 degrees to protect the screen when not in use. Use the LCD display to review footage or to view the EOS C100's waveform monitor.

Removable Hand Grip with XLR Inputs and Built-in Stereo Microphone

The EOS C100 accepts a removable hand grip unit with built-in tally lights, stereo microphone, and dual XLR audio inputs for stereo recording. Audio is captured in 16-bit 48 kHz linear PCM format and each channel allows for independent gain adjustment. Attach a second microphone in the integrated mount, or power a wide range of audio capture devices with the dual XLR inputs with phantom power supply.

AVCHD File Based Recording to SD Cards

EOS C100 records video to SD cards using AVCHD, a high-efficiency codec that has quickly become the standard in both the professional and consumer video markets. Maximum bit-rate is 24Mbps. Video files greater than 2GB are split into multiple files while recording, which are automatically joined together upon import using Canon Data Import. AVCHD video is widely supported across NLE systems and is the standard codec for Blu-Ray. The EOS C100 supports a variety of output media.

HDMI Out With Time Code

In addition to recording to SD cards, the EOS C100 can output video via HDMI to an external display for monitoring purposes or to a separate, dedicated recorder. Time Code is superimposed on data output via HDMI, making it easy to sync additional video or audio to your footage in post-production.

Remote Terminal

Remotely control the EOS C100 via its LANC-compatible remote terminal. Remote operation allows for single-person operation even in creative rigging situations.


  • Standard Definition or High Definition: High Definition
  • Power Supply (rated):
    • 7.4 V DC (battery pack: BP-955)
    • 8.4 V DC (DC IN)
  • Recording/Codec:
    • Signal System: NTSC and PAL
    • Compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
    • Color Space: 4:2:0
    • Maximum Bit Rate: 24Mbps
    • Canon Log Gamma: Available
    • File Format: AVCHD
  • Recording Options:
  • Mode


    Frame Rate

    24 Mbps LPCM

    1920 x1080


    24 Mbps

    1920 x1080


    17 Mbps

    1920 x1080


    7 Mbps

    1440 x1080


  • Audio: 24 Mbps Mode: Linear PCM; 2-Channel;16-Bit; 48 kHz
  • All Other Modes: Dolby Digital AC3
  • Built-in Microphone: L/R
  • External Audio Inputs: 2 - XLR inputs (Auto and Manual level settings)
  • External microphone terminal: (3.5 mm diameter)
  • Recording Channel Selection: This is used to setthe allocation ofthe audio channels:
    • CH1/CH2: The CH1 signals are allocated to the L output channel, and the CH2 signals are allocated to the R output channel.
    • CH1/CH1: The CH1 signals are allocated to the L output channel, and the CH1 signals are allocated to the R output channel.
    • CH2/CH2: The CH2 signals are allocated to the L output channel, and the CH2 signals are allocated to the R output channel.
    • ALL CH/ALL CH: Signals obtained by mixing the CH1 and CH2 signals are allocated to the L and R output channels.
  • XLR Mic Trimming: Available; -12dB, -6 dB, 0dB, +6dB or +12 dB
  • Recording Level Adjustment Range: - Infinity to +18dB
  • Phantom Power: Available; +48V
  • Headphone Adjustment: 16 Settings; Volume is muted at lowest setting
  • 1KHz Tone: Available: Available; -12, -18, or -20 dB
  • Image Sensor :
    • Sensor Type: CMOS sensor (single-panel) equivalent to Super 35mm
    • Sensor Size: 24.6 x 13.8 (28.2 mm diagonal); 6.4 cm cell pitch
  • Scanning System: Progressive
  • Number of Sensors: 1
  • Filter: RGB Primary Color Filter (Bayer Array)
  • Imaging Processor: DIGIC DV III
  • Effective Pixels: Approx. 8.29 megapixels(3840 x 2160)
  • Total Pixels: Approx. 9.84 megapixels (4206 x2340)
  • Max. Movie Recording Time:
    • (1) Recording media: SD/SDHC/SDXC card
    • (2) Number of slots: 2
      Note: Movie and photo recording is enabled. Also, custom pictures (20 files) and settings of data such as menus can be recorded.  Recording media operation results: A list of cards that can be used for recording will be provided separately.
      Note: Clips of 59.94 Hz and 50.00 Hz modes cannot be stored together on a single media device.
      Note: The maximum continuous recording time is 12 hours.  When this time has elapsed, recording will stop automatically. When continuous recording is performed, data is divided up in 2 GB files. When 50 files are recorded for 1 clip, recording will stop automatically.

    Recording bit rate (Variable Bit Rate)

    1920 x 1080 recording

    1440 x 1080 recording

    Memory capacity

    24 Mbps (*1)

    17 Mbps

    7 Mbps


    10 minutes

    15 minutes

    35 minutes


    20 minutes

    30 minutes

    1 hour 10 minutes


    30 minutes

    45 minutes

    1 hour 45 minutes


    40 minutes

    1 hour 00 minutes

    2 hours 20 minutes


    1 hour 5 minutes

    1 hour 30 minutes

    3 hours 35 minutes


    1 hour 25 minutes

    2 hours 05 minutes

    4 hours 45 minutes


    2 hours 55 minutes

    4 hours 10 minutes

    9 hours 35 minutes


    5 hours 55 minutes

    8 hours 20 minutes

    19 hours 10 minutes

    (*1) Same for 24 Mbps LPCMrecording.
    Note: If recording is performed continuously for 12 hours,recording will stop automatically. The recording will not be startedautomatically.

  • Lens : Interchangeable: EF mount for compatibility EF, EF-S and EOS Cinema lens systems (non-PL).
  • Focusing System:
    • Manual: One-Shot AF
    • Autofocus system is available; AF is dependent upon interchangeable lenses
  • Max. Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec.
  • ISO Range: 320 to 20,000 in 1-step and 1/3-step increments
  • ND Filter Settings: Mechanical ND filter system with option of clear, 2, 4, and 6 stops
  • White Balance:
    • AWB
    • Kelvin setting (setting range: 2000K to15000K)
    • Daylight
    • Tungsten
    • Set A
    • Set B
  • Frame Rate:
    • NTSC: 60i, 30p,24p
    • PAL: 50i, 25p
  • Minimum Illumination:
    • 59.94 Hz: 0.3 lux 
    • 50 Hz: 0.25 lux
  • Illumination Correction: Available
  • Genlock Terminal: N/A
  • HD/SD-SDI Terminal: N/A
  • Timecode Terminals: N/A
  • Viewfinder: 0.24-inch (0.61 cm diagonal)colorwide-screen LCD with 16:9 aspect ratio
    • Equivalent to approx. 1.555 million dots (960 x RGB x 540), 100% field of view ratio
  • LCD Screen (Monitor Unit): 3.5-inch (8.8 cm diagonal) color wide-screen LCD with16:9 aspect ratio
    • Equivalent to approx. 922,000 dots (640 x RGB x 480), 100% field of view ratio
  • Microphone: Stereo (electret condenser microphone)
  • Recording Media :
    • SD Card x2 (Video, Still Images (JPEG), Custom Picture Data*, Clip ip Metadata, and menu settings)
    • SD/SDHC/SDXC Supported; MMC Cards are not supported
      *Note: Custom Picture Data and settings is not compatible with data from others Canon models
  • USB Terminal:
    • mini-B
    • Hi-Speed USB
  • Video Terminal: 3.5 mm 4-pole mini jack out only
  • Audio Terminal: 2 - Balanced 3-pin XLR (Mic Level, Mic Level with phantom power and Line Level) in Handle unit
  • HDMI Terminal: Yes (Type A) Time code can be superimposed
  • AV Mini-terminal/Headphone Terminal: 3.5mm stereo mini-jack
  • WFT Terminal: N/A
  • OperatingTemperature Range:
    • Performance requirements: 0°C to 40°C, 85% (relative humidity)
    • Operating requirements: 0°C to 45°C, 60% (relative humidity)
  • Dimensions:
    • C100 (Body plus Thumb Rest): Approx. 5.3" W x 6.7" H x 5.1" D (135 x 170 x 129 mm)
    • C100 (Body plus Grip): Approx. 7.2" W x 6.7" W x 5.1" D (182 x 170 x 129 mm)
    • C100 (Body plus Thumb Rest plus handle): Approx. 5.6" W x 11.1" H x 9.3" D (142 x 281 x 236 mm)
    • C100 (Body plus Grip plus handle): Approx. 7.2" W x 11.1" H x 9.3" D (182 x 281 x 236 mm)
  • Weight(not including lens):
    • Main Unit:  C100 Body: Approx. TBA lb. (TBA g)
    • Grip: Approx. 8.1 oz. (230 g)
    • Handle Unit: Approx. TBA oz. (TBA g)
    • BP-955 Battery: 7.8 oz (220g)
    • SD Cards x 2: 0.14 oz (4g)

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