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Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only)

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Product Highlights
  • Super 35mm 8.3MP CMOS Sensor
  • 1920x1080 60/50i, 24/25p, PF30, PF24
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF Hardware Upgrade
  • EF Lens Mount
  • ISO 320 to 80,000
  • Uncompressed HDMI Output with Timecode
  • Canon Log and Wide DR Gamma
  • Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slots
  • Two XLR Audio Connectors
  • Built-In ND Filters with Manual Controls

The Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF is an updated version of Canon's compact Cinema EOS camera designed for event videographers, documentarians, and independent filmmakers. This updated version provides a new continuous autofocus function for all Canon autofocus lenses, using Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. This new feature provides faster and more accurate autofocusing to assist users when operating with small crews.

The EOS C100 uses the same Super 35mm Canon CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV III image processor as its big brother, the C300. With an EF lens mount, the camera is compatible with the full range of Canon EF, EF-S, and EF Cinema lenses. This is particularly useful for DSLR shooters who have already invested in Canon lenses. The camera uses the AVCHD codec to record 1080p video up to 24 Mbps. It supports dual SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards which, thanks to the efficient AVCHD codec, allows you to record nearly three hours of HD video on a single 32GB card. For professional applications, you can also record clean, uncompressed 4:2:2 video with embedded timecode via the HDMI output.

The ergonomic design of the EOS C100 is streamlined to support one-person shoots. Weighing only 2.2 pounds in its basic configuration, the camera's flexible modular design supports a variety of shooting styles. Additional features such as One-Shot AF and Push Auto Iris allow operators to spend less time checking camera settings and more time capturing cinematic footage.

HARDWARE UPDATE

Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology
This hardware 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.

FIRMWARE UPDATES

Continuous Recording
The continuous, nonstop recording function allows you 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.
320 to 80,000 ISO Range
With an extended ISO range from 320 to 80,000, the EOS C100 is even more sensitive to light than it was before. This lets you shoot usable footage during low-light and night shoots, even when using available or ambient lighting as your main light source. Being able to operate under lower light levels means you can work quickly with smaller crews and resources, ideal for low-budget and independent filmmakers.
Menu Navigation via Camera Buttons
Internal camera menus are now controllable from buttons on the camera body. While previously a removable joystick was the only way to control the internal menus, now buttons on the rear of the camera under the built-in monitor can be used. This lets you access the menus when the side grip is removed.
Viewfinder Magnification Location Shift
Manually move the center of the camera's magnification viewing area to one of 25 different locations throughout the image frame using the joystick. Now camera operators can easily check focus even on subjects that are located away from the center of the image frame.
Record Button Lock
The Key Lock setting now makes it possible to lock all operations, including the record button. This helps to prevent accidental operation during a critical shoot by the operator inadvertently pressing a wrong button.
Support for New Remote Controller
Scheduled to be available around June 2014, the new versatile RC-V100 Remote Controller will provide full access to all important user functions such as start-stop, shutter/gain adjustments, zoom/focus/iris control, custom picture values, while balance, black gamma, and more. The remote can also be used to adjust various menu settings. A SETUP mode lets you customize a number of key rotary controls, as well as user procedures and operating models. The RC-V100 is powered from the connected camcorder via a 15' (5m) cable. A USB port enables the unit's firmware to be updated to support future remote-control functions.
Enhanced Peripheral Lens Correction Support
The firmware update adds Peripheral Illumination Correction Data for several Canon EF and Canon Cinema lenses. By maintaining even illumination from corner to corner of each image frame, Peripheral Lens Correction helps eliminate vignetting and other unevenness of light across the sensor, using specific lens characteristics such as focal length, aperture, and distance settings. Visit Canon's website for a complete listing of supported lenses.

ALL FEATURES

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.
DIGIC DV III Image Processor
Designed and built by Canon for the highest HD RGB processing, the DIGIC DV III Image Processor uses proprietary circuits and architecture to deliver the highest image quality at the highest speeds, with low power consumption and minimal heat output. It processes the RGB representations that originate in 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.
Low Light Sensitivity
Working together, the Super 35mm sensor and DIGIC DV III Image Processor achieve a high signal-to-noise ratio that enables recordings with great detail and dynamic range even in minimal light.
Canon Log Gamma and Wide DR Gamma
Canon Log records an image with subdued contrast and sharpness, which preserves a high dynamic range and presupposes color grading in post production. Canon Log Gamma emphasizes rich gradients from mid-range to highlights, resulting in 12-stops of dynamic range. At ISO 850 and above, 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 yields wide dynamic range by suppressing brightness while maintaining gradations, but is designed to produce finished-looking images without requiring any color grading in post-production.
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.
Multiple Recording Modes and Frame Rates
The EOS C100 supports AVCHD bit rates up to 24Mbps (LPCM) at a maximum resolution of 1920x1080. Frame rates of 60i, 50i, 24p, 25p, PF30, and PF24 are all available to meet the needs of your production workflow. In addition, the 60i frame rate offers reduced rolling shutter artifacts. 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 three seconds before the tally light activates.
Uncompress HDMI Out with Timecode
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.
Compact and Ergonomic Design
The EOS C100 is designed with the solo shooter in mind. It is 85% smaller than the Canon C300, 14.5 ounces (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 even shoot dual-camera 3D without an over-sized and cumbersome rig. Its light weight reduces user fatigue and allows even elaborate rigging systems to remain mobile enough for a single operator. 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.
Removable Top Handle with XLR Inputs and Stereo Microphone
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.
High Resolution EVF and Integrated LCD Display
Accurately check focus, composition, and exposure with the 1.56 million dot-equivalent 0.24" 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.
AVCHD File Based Recording to SD Cards
The EOS C100 records video to SDHC/SDXC cards using AVCHD, a high-efficiency codec that has quickly become a 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.
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.
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.
Built-in ND Filters
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.
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.
Additional Features
  • Waveform monitor; standard and RGB modes
  • Exposure/Focus aids: Peaking, Zebra, Magnify, Edge Monitor Focus Assist, Black and White Mode
  • Drop Frame (DF) or Non-Drop Frame (NDF) Timecode
  • Timecode modes: Regen, Record Run, Free Run
  • Nice Customized Picture Profiles available in camera and up to 20 can be saved to an SD card
  • Custom picture profiles can be adjusted using the following settings: Gamma, Black, Black Gamma, Low Key Saturation, Knee, Sharpness, Noise Balance, Color Correction, Setup Level
  • 15 assignable function buttons
  • SMPTE, EBU, or ARIB standard color bars can be selected
Image Sensor
Sensor Super 35mm CMOS (24.6 x 13.8 mm) (28.2 mm diagonal)
Total Pixels Approx. 9.84 megapixels (4206 x 2340)
Effective Pixels Approx. 8.29 megapixels (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Processor DIGIC DV III
Color Filter RGB Primary Color Filter (Bayer Array)
Lens System
Lens Mount Canon EF mount with EF contacts
ND Filters Clear, 2 stops (1/4), 4 stops (1/16), 6 stops (1/64)
Iris Dial Manual setting in 1/2-step increments, 1/3-step increments, or fine
Push auto iris control
Peripheral Illumination Correction On supported Canon EF, EF-S, and Cinema lenses
Exposure Control
Exposure Modes Manual
Push Auto Iris Control (metering system selection/AE shift possible)
Metering Modes Standard Center Weighted, Spotlight, Backlight
Gain Normal: -6 to 30 dB TBD
Fine: 0 to 24 dB, in 0.5 dB increments
ISO Range 320 to 80,000 in 1/3-step increments
Shutter Modes OFF, ISO Speed, Shutter Angle, Slow Shutter, or Clear Scan

Speed setting can be set in 1/2 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 to 250.27 Hz

PF30: 1/30 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: ¼, 1/8; CS: 29.97 to 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 to 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 to 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 to 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
Focus Control
Settings Manual
One-Shot AF
Autofocus AF is dependent on interchangeable lenses
Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Canon EF, EF-S, and Cinema lenses
Video
Signal System NTSC and PAL
Recording Format Compression: MPEG-4, AVC/H.264
Maximum bit rate: 24 Mbps
Color Space: 4:2:0 to SD card, 4:2:2 via uncompressed HDMI out
HD to SD Conversion Format: MPEG-2; 9 Mbps
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
Audio Record Mode 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 top handle
Audio Inputs 2 x XLR on top handle (Auto and Manual level settings)
1 x 3.5 mm terminal
XLR Mic Trimming -12, -6, 0, +6, or +12 dB
Limiter Available
Audio Level Control Infinity to +18 dB, Automatic
Separate controls for internal and externally connected microphones
Phantom Power +48 V
Headphone Output Level 16 Settings; volume is muted at lowest setting
Built-in Speaker Yes; 16 level settings
Tone 1 KHz tone available; -12, -18, or -20 dB
Media
Recording Media 2 x SD/SDHC/SDXC card slots
File system: FAT 32
Maximum Recording Time 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
LCD Display
Type 3.5" (8.9 cm)
640 x 480
922,000 pixels
Adjustments Brightness, Contrast, Color, Sharpness, and Backlight (Normal or Bright)
Viewfinder
Type 0.24" (0.61 cm) color
960x540 resolution
1,560,000 pixels
Diopter Adjustment +2.0 to -5.5
Adjustments Brightness, Contrast, Color, and Backlight
Inputs/Outputs
HDMI Output 1 x Type A
Timecode Embedded in HDMI output
Audio Input 2 x Balanced 3-pin XLR on top handle unit
1 x 3.5 mm input jack on main body
Headphone Jack 1 x 3.5mm stereo mini-jack
Remote Terminal LANC compatible
USB 1 x Mini-B USB 2.0
General
White Balance Auto, Kelvin, Daylight, Tungsten, Set A, Set B
White balance shift is available within Presets (-9 to +9)
Waveform Monitor 2 Modes (Standard and RGB Component)
Minimum Subject Illumination 59.94 Hz: 0.3 lux
50 Hz: 0.25 lux
Language Support English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Russian, Korean
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
Operating requirements:
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 (1.0 kg)
Grip: approx. 8.1 oz (230 g)
BP-955 Battery: 7.8 oz (220 g)
Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only)
  • 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
  • CD-ROM with Data Import Utility Ver. 1.0
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    CanonEOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only)
     
    4.6

    (based on 11 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (10)
    • Professional quality (6)
    • Compact (4)
    • Great picture quality (4)
    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (6)
      • Complex projects (3)
      • Documentaries (3)
      • HD shooting (3)
      • In the studio (3)
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      4.0

      Great Quality + Good Value

      By Crossing Bridges

      from Glendale, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only):

      We are non-fiction filmmakers using the camera for docs, BTS, corporate videos and event videography. Very versatile, easy to use as run and gun one man crew, and has all of the video functions that are lacking with the 5D line. The new auto-focus upgrade works great. Only wish it had high frame rate recording, and hope for that capability to come in future upgrades.

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      4.0

      Good step up from DSLR

      By Iowa shooter

      from Iowa

      About Me Pro Videographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • HD Shooting
        • Indoors/Low Light

        Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only):

        I purchased the c100 as a step up from the two 5D Mark iii's I've been shooting on. I like having the dual xlr audio inputs makes recording sound a lot easier compared to the dslr's. It doesn't shoot full frame like the Mark iii's which is a bit of an adjustment because I mostly use the 24-105 lens, so in a tight space the shot is a lot tighter so I'm probably going to have to get a little bit wider lens. Overall I like the camera just a few things to get adjusted to.

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        5.0

        Stunning Images with the Canon C100

        By The Rainman

        from Dayton, OH

        About Me Pro Videographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Documentaries
          • HD Shooting
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Movies/Short Films

          Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only):

          6/27/2014 - I've been shooting film and video for more than 35 years (yes I know, that makes me very old), first with an Arriflex 16BL and then with a wide variety of video cameras (my latest main cam is a high-end Sony), but I've never been as impressed with the images I've captured (and I'd like to think at times I've shot some pretty good stuff) as those the MCOMM crew and I captured this week with our new Canon EOS C100... they are simply stunning.

          Let me fill you in.

          This week's assignment was to shoot a variety of people, from all different walks of life, in various "scenic" city locations for a series of television commercials. We've been researching new cameras for quite a while, with the idea of taking a more cinematic approach to productions, and this project would be our first step down that path. "A more cinematic approach" entails a whole "mess" of things; lighting, camera movement, shot composition, and perhaps most importantly, total control over depth of field. Now, don't get me wrong, we've always had these tools in our workshop, and we've put them to good use, we just wanted to up the ante a bit and knew to do so we would need some new gear. After lots of research and "window shopping", we finally decided on the C100.

          If you don't already know, the C100 is one of three cameras in Canon's Cinema line. It's considered to be the entry-level model, but has the same image sensor as it's more expensive siblings. Its main drawbacks are an anemic viewfinder (yes it's very poor), and the fact that it captures video with the highly compressed AVCHD codec. As it turns out, these are not unsurmountable issues, and since budgets are always a concern at MCOMM, that's great news. We already rely heavily on Zacuto's EVF for DSLR shoots, and the Zacuto just happens to work equally as well with the C100, that's cool, and with the help of an Atomos Ninja Blade, it's possible to record footage as Pro Res 422HQ files... so those problems were easily solved. (I'll post more on the Atomos in the upcoming weeks, it's fantastic in its own right). It's important to mention that the controls on the C100 are very intuitive, and it's relatively easy to tweak the images so that you get precisely the look you're after. That's huge in my book.

          Our shoot also included a Canon 24-70 2.8 L lens, Arri HMI lights, a doorway dolly, EZ FX jib arm, a variety of filters, several talented actors, and an awesome crew. Eric, MCOMM's Production Assistant, and I took extra care to scout just the right locations, and during production, the entire crew made sure every shot was perfect. And again, I think the end results are amazing.

          There are a few things about our new Canon that will take getting used to, I've become quite accustomed to a servo zoom for instance, but I feel comfortable saying the C100 will now be our go-to cam. And that's a pretty dramatic statement, especially when you consider the fact that the camera it will be replacing was purchased at 6 times the cost of the C100.

          I'll be posting the final commercial spots on our Portfolio Page within the next few days, so please take a look and you can let me know what you think about our work.

          Until next time.

          Ray Monell

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          5.0

          Outstanding Camera

          By Tom

          from Fort Wayne, IN

          About Me Semi-pro Videographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Battery Life
          • Built-in Nd
          • Dual Pixel Af
          • Easy to Use
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Ergonomics
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Peaking
          • Zebras

          Cons

          • Poor Sound

          Best Uses

          • Documentaries
          • HD Shooting
          • Home Movies
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Movies/Short Films
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only):

          Just received my C100 a week ago and have only been shooting test videos at this point, but WOW what amazing image quality, especially for me, coming from a Canon 5D mk II. The low light quality of this camera is unbelievable. I shot some footage at 20,000 ISO about 30 min after sunset and the camera "saw" things I absolutely could not with my naked eye. Now, as you might imagine, the noise was crazy, but with a quick pass from the Neat Noise Reduction plugin in Premiere Pro CC, it cleaned up amazingly well.

          I have recorded both with the native AVCHD format at 24 bps and ProResHQ using an Atomos Ninja 2. I have found the AVCHD to be better than expected, especially once I tweaked the WideDR profile to add some noise reduction (I highly suggest doing this). The AVCHD with WideDR actually allowed me to pull and push the image more in post than I expected. The ProResHQ is fantastic to work with in post.

          The camera ergonomics are like a breath of fresh air after using a DSLR. It operates like a real video camera with peaking, zebras and built-in ND. I know the viewfinder on the C100 gets blasted in reviews and I admit it's not the best, but I added a C-cup that I bought from KickStarter and it actually makes the viewfinder much more useable. That coupled with the dual pixel CMOS AF makes focusing much easier. I have a shoulder rig I can use with this camera (which was a necessity with the 5D), but honestly I am not sure that I will use it much. You can run and gun with this camera just the way it comes out of the box or with a good monopod and get very good results.

          Battery life is absolutely unbelievable. I have run it with dual SD use, and a lens in IS mode and constantly focusing along with both viewfinder and rear screen enabled and I get over 4 hours of battery life from the factory battery. I would not recommend buying more that one spare unless you really have the need.

          The internal microphones on the handle are less than stellar. The give decent scratch track sound and could be used in a pinch, but I will stick to a shotgun mic attached to the handle (Rode NTG-3 delivers great results).

          In all, if you are a DSLR shooter looking to move up or even a filmmaker looking for a good B camera. I highly recommend the C100.

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          4.0

          Form over function

          By db

          from LA, CA

          About Me Pro Videographer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Great Sound
          • Great Zoom

          Cons

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              Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only):

              For what the camera costs, its an excellent buy. Would I have purchased the FS-700 if I had an extra 2-4k in the budet? 100%...But for the price, the Canon C100 is a great camera for run and gun/docustyle cinematoraphers in both the broadcast and digital/online worlds. The new autofocus feature is very nice, although not safe to rely on with moving subjects...for interviews its $$$$!!! I paired my C100 with the Atomos Ninja Blade. Its been a great marriage thus far...Only reason why this camera gets 4 out of 5 stars is that some of the specs on the Canon 5D MKIII are better than the C100 (60p function, full-frame sensor to name a couple)...all in all, I am a very happy cinematographer, and so are my clients. The second Canon comes out with a 60p firmware upgrade, I'll be back on B&H to add the 5th star on this review! The only other huge negative I have about the camera is the viewfiner...its is 100% uselesss.

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              5.0

              Excellent Camera

              By George

              from Coolidge, AZ

              About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist, Videographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Canon Lens Family
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Improves Performance
              • Large Sensor
              • Output Clean Hdmi
              • Professional Quality
              • Smooth Autofocus And Lock

              Cons

              • Viewfinder
              • View Finder Is Poor
              • View Finder Is Suspect

              Best Uses

              • Complex Projects
              • Documentaries
              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio
              • Narrow Dof Closeups

              Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only):

              I bought this camera because it has an excellent, large sensor, and it is compatible with the complete Canon lens family. It can output to a HDMI field recorder as well as record internally. If video is recorded in C Log, it can be beautifully graded. The new auto focus capability is a huge factor in shooting video in highly dynamic situations, which I encounter often.

              I looked at possibly buying a 4K camera, but I decided to stick with the Canon lineup at this price point. (I didn't want to go to the C500 or 1DC.) 4K is great, no doubt, but it is not a must yet. With this camera I can create perfectly suitable broadcast quality video in a whole range of situations using the large sensor and wide array of lens available.

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              5.0

              Awesome!

              By Godzspeed

              from Ottawa Canada

              About Me Business Owner

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Complex Projects
                • Independent Films
                • In The Studio

                Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only):

                Such an easy camera to use. It produces a dynamite image for the cost. Great value.

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                5.0

                A huge upgrade over my Canon 5D II

                By Than the Entrepreneur

                from Copley, OH

                About Me Business Owner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Movies
                  • Independent Films

                  Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only):

                  I selected the C100 mainly for:
                  1. Form factor. I like that I am able to walk around with it comfortably.
                  2. Use with Canon lenses I already own.
                  3. Continuous AF. I find this feature very helpful with the type of shooting I do.
                  4. ProRes 422 1080p work flow with an Atomos Ninja Blade. As much talk as there is about 4k, 1080p works better for me. All of my finished product goes up on the web and I do not have the processing power and drive space to work with 4k RAW files. 1080p 422 is just great.
                  5. Professional Audio. Poor audio was a deal killer for many of the other cameras I was considering.

                  There was a bit of a learning curve going from a 5D II to the C100, but after a week I feel very comfortable with the new camera. In particular, the there is quite a lot of noise even at ISO 1600, but by playing with the sharpness and noise reduction settings I was able to dial in an output that was clean without giving up too much detail.

                  All the criticism of the EVF are pretty much true and on point. Pretend it doesn't exist. It is embarrassingly bad. Mine even rattles when you shake the camera lightly.

                  Overall I love the C100. It would be nice to get slow motion in a firmware update, but honestly 99.9% of my shots are non-slow motion.

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                  4.0

                  great all around camera

                  By JD in DC

                  from Washington, DC

                  About Me Business Owner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                  • Lacks Functionality

                  Best Uses

                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only):

                  I love this camera for interviews, b roll, and generally beautiful sharp footage! The form function is great, it is lightweight and other than not shooting 60P, it is a fantastic value. The AF upgrade is totally worth it.

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                  5.0

                  Great Investment!

                  By Jeremy

                  from Sacramento, CA

                  About Me Business Owner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Lightweight
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                  • Poor viewfinder

                  Best Uses

                  • Independent Films
                  • Wedding Films

                  Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only):

                  Before purchasing this camera, I shot with a Canon 7D. Without a doubt, the C100 blows the 7D out of the water. Built in ND filters, waveform, XLR inputs... all of them have made my life easier! The Dual Pixel CMOS AF is incredible. After watching Phillip Bloom's review of the camera, I assigned the "Magnify" button on the grip as an "AF Lock." Very useful! The eye piece is not very helpful, but the LCD works great. Overall, I am elated with this camera!

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                  5.0

                  Love this camera

                  By JustNIc

                  from Philadelphia,PA

                  About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Audio
                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Full Hdmi Out
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Lightweight
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                  • Codec

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects
                  • Documentary
                  • Independent Films

                  Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only):

                  I don't know how much I will but using the autofocus but it does work well in the tests I have done. I really love the way this camera handles. feels good in my hands and it nearly as small as a DSLR but has none of the problems. The image is creates is great. Low light ability is incredible. I love this camera

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                  Focus your sound with a high-quality microphone. Audio quality can make or break your video.

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                  Carry, organize and protect your investment with quick access to your gear.

                  Pearstone -  Digital Video Camcorder Bag
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                  Stabilize the your footage and eliminate handheld fatigue with the support you need.

                  Magnus -  VT-4000 Tripod System with Fluid Head
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