Canon EOS C100
EF mount cinema camera with Super 35mm Sensor, One Touch AF and AVCHD recording.
JUST C IT ! (EOS C100)An exclusive film for the worldwide launch of the new EOS Cinema camera : The EOS C100
Canon EOS C100 – key features :
- 8.3MP Super 35mm CMOS sensor; Full HD
- High sensitivity, low noise
- 24Mbps AVCHD to SD cards
- Automatic shooting functions
- Interchangeable EF lenses
- Canon Log Gamma
- Compact, modular, lightweight
- Professional audio
- Seamless workflow integration
- CPS video support
With Canon’s Super 35mm 8.3MP Bayer-filtered CMOS sensor at its core, the EOS C100 combines exceptional image quality with a design approximately 15% smaller than the advanced EOS C300. The camera’s powerful imaging system enables the same processing as three-chip RGB systems, delivering exceptional colour, wide dynamic range and proven low light performance, while extensive NLE support makes it suitable for a wide range of users and production purposes. With Canon’s EF mount users have immediate access to over 60 class-leading EF lenses, as well as the freedom to experiment with the company’s expanding EF Cinema Lens line-up.
First-class camera system
Designed to offer leading quality and portability, the EOS C100 features a specification designed around the needs of single operators. Its advanced imaging system utilises the widely-used AVCHD codec, with the CMOS sensor recording 1920x1080 (Full HD) resolution video to SD cards¹ at 24Mbps with 4:2:0 colour sampling – delivering sharp, vivid, professional-quality video. Uncompressed video can also be output directly to external recorders via an integrated HDMI terminal, complete with embedded timecode data.
Equipped to provide exceptional performance, the EOS C100 allows users to capture high quality images for a range of creative outputs. Support for 24/25/30p and 50/60i frame rates offers flexibility, and an ISO range of 320-20,000 provides extensive exposure control and low noise in all lighting conditions. A new Wide Dynamic Range gamma setting makes it possible to shoot in demanding, high contrast situations – achieving a dynamic range of up to 800% without the need for extensive colour grading in post-production. Additionally, Canon Log Gamma enables the capture of high quality video rich in exposure latitude and dynamic range, and ensures footage has a consistent look and feel when used alongside other Cinema EOS cameras in multi-camera shoots.
Easy operation for single users
As well as full manual control, the EOS C100 integrates a range of new automatic features to support independent operators such as documentary makers or news shooters. A new One Shot AF button enables users to instantly check focus, with the central image area automatically checked prior to recording. Push Auto Iris evaluates exposure and makes any required adjustments before shooting, while new Auto White Balance uses the power of Canon’s DIGIC DV III image processor to detect and balance colour information – allowing operators to focus on the story in front of them.
A new graphical user interface enables videographers to conveniently adjust standard camera settings using the LCD screen. Operators can fine-tune Gamma settings, with the camera displaying both ‘before’ and ‘after’ curves on-screen, while White Balance settings can be altered using the camera’s joystick lever, with a colour/plane graphic displaying the amount of compensation being applied in real time. Additionally, support for continuous, automatic focus and iris adjustment will be added by a firmware update in 2013, providing fast, smooth performance when used with specified models in Canon’s range of EF Stepper Motor (STM) lenses.
The EOS C100 also offers highly flexible storage, recording to two SD card slots. Users can record to both cards simultaneously with Double Slot Recording or use Relay Recording to automatically switch across memory cards when the one in use becomes full. In-camera down-conversion also allows operators to convert HD footage stored on one card to SD resolution on the other – ideal for operators who want to reduce the size or resolution of footage before transferring or web hosting.
Professional design, professional audio
The EOS C100 features the same modular concept made popular by the EOS C300. Engineered to provide mobility and durability, it features a robust build and lightweight construction ideal for use in a number of situations. Its magnesium alloy frame provides strength and rigidity while keeping weight to a minimum, allowing users to enjoy both versatility and comfort – even during all-day use.
A large, high quality 8.8cm (3.5”) Vari-angle LCD is situated on the rear of the camera body, which can be manoeuvred to offer easy access to a range of function buttons situated behind the display. An adjustable handgrip also offers DSLR-like ergonomics during handheld shooting, and can be removed altogether for shooting in tight spaces or as part of a multi-camera rig. The camera’s button layout also has been designed taking user feedback into account, with all recording buttons now featuring red markings for added convenience during shooting. Up to 15 assignable buttons also provide high levels of customisation, allowing each user to optimise camera operation to suit their own requirements.
The EOS C100 also offers professionally-optimised audio and connectivity, supporting the capture of Dolby Digital AC3 or 16-bit Linear PCM audio at 48 kHz – the high quality signal required for professional broadcast content. A stereo microphone is built into the camera’s detachable handle, alongside audio control dials and two XLR terminals which enable users to connect to external microphones and other sources. The camera also features a new lockable HDMI terminal that ensures cables remain securely attached to the input during shooting².
EF lenses and EF Cinema Lenses – power to create
As part of the EOS system, the EOS C100 is compatible with over 60 EF lenses and Canon’s EF Cinema Lens line-up, and complements a new duo of compact lightweight cine zoom lenses, the
CN-E15.5-47mm T2.8 L S and CN-E30-105mm T2.8 L S. Both new lenses offer outstanding mobility and quality, providing performance and value that makes them excellent options for independent professionals and production houses alike.
In addition, Canon’s hugely-popular EF lens series for DSLRs offers virtually unlimited creative freedom, with options to meet any budgetary requirement. The EF-S range comprises a selection of compact, lightweight zoom lenses that merge high image quality with affordable pricing, while the full-frame EF lens line-up offers outstanding quality and flexibility – utilising luxury, class-leading optics in a range of focal length options ranging from 8mm to 800mm. Since the launch of the EOS System in 1987 over 80 million EF lenses have been manufactured, a measure of the system’s unparalleled quality, popularity, and ability to meet the needs of all kinds of photography and video users.
|Sensor||Super35mm type CMOS|
|System||RGB primary colour filter (Bayer array)|
|Total pixels per sensor||9.84 megapixels|
|Effective pixels per sensor||8.29 megapixels|
|Minimum illumination||NTSC Mode 0.3 Lux [F1.2 lens , 24 dB, 29.97P mode, shutter speed 1/30] PAL Mode 0.25 Lux [F1.2 lens, 24 dB, 25.00P mode, shutter speed 1/25]|
|Sensitivity||NTSC: F9 [1920x1080/59.94i , ISO640 (0dB), 2000 Lux, 89.9% reflection] PAL: F10 [1920x1080/50.00i , ISO640 (0dB) , 2000 Lux, 89.9% reflection]|
|S/N Ratio||NTSC: 54dB (Typical) [1920x1080/29.97P, Canon Log base sensitivity ISO850 (Dynamic range 800%)] PAL: 54dB (Typical) [1920x1080/25.00P, Canon Log base sensitivity ISO850 (Dynamic range 800%)]|
|Dynamic Range||During normal shooting: 300% With Canon Log gamma: 800% (ISO 850 or above/gain 2.5 dB or more)|
|Horizontal Resolution||Up to 1000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode), depends on lens used.|
|Lens Mount||Canon EF Mount, including EF-S and EF Cinema lens|
|Focal length||Equivalent to 1.53x the focal length of EF lenses; As indicated for EF-S lenses and Canon cine lenses|
|Peripheral illumination correction||YES (dependent on lens used)|
|ND filter||4 glass filters in camera body: Off, 2 stops; 4 stops; 6 stops. Operate via dial on body .|
|Focus control||Via lens or by using ONE-SHOT AF mode.|
|Iris control||Via body, grip, remote control or Push Auto Iris control . 1/2-stop, 1/3-stop or FINE control. Possible to maintain constant F-number during zoom.|
|Image stabilization system||Depends on lens used|
|Image Processor Type||DIGIC DV III|
|Video storage media||SD/SDHC/SDXC card (2 card slots)|
|Recording time||64GB SD card: up to 5 hours, 55 minutes. ( 1920 x 1080 @24Mbps VBR)|
|Recording file format||AVCHD|
Please note that this list is for guidance only. We will always advise you if for any reason the equipment is to be supplied with a different number of batteries.
Where applicable, all batteries will be fully charged before dispatch, except in the event of a turnaround where the client will be advised accordingly.
The following accessories are available to hire with the Canon EOS C100 -
|Daily Hire||£95.83 (£115.00)||Weekend Hire||£126.67 (£152.00)|
|Weekly Hire||£367.50 (£441.00)||2 Weekly Hire||£498.33 (£598.00)|
|3 Weekly Hire||£750.83 (£901.00)||Deposit||£1,375.00|
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