Canon launches the EOS C100 Mark II
Canon today expands its Cinema EOS System with the launch of the EOS C100 Mark II, its latest large sensor professional video camera for single operators. Building on the success of the acclaimed EOS C100, the EOS C100 Mark II offers a comprehensively upgraded package, delivering improved image quality and greater creative flexibility alongside easier operation and wireless sharing capabilities.
EOS C100 Mark II key features:
- 8.3MP Super 35mm CMOS sensor, ISO 102,400
The EOS C100 Mark II Digital HD Camera employs the same single Super 35mm Canon CMOS image sensor as the rest of the Cinema EOS camera family and includes the same innovative strategies that have established the outstanding image performance of these cameras. This 8.3 megapixel sensor maximizes the size of the individual photosite ? each of which deploys two photodiodes to ensure high speed removal of accumulated charge, which in turn helps elevate the effective sensor dynamic range. Allied with innovative Canon signal extraction strategies that enhance the sensor signal to noise performance allows unprecedented elevation of the ISO setting in this professional Super 35mm camera, while always protecting its dynamic range.
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Face Detection AF
A standard feature of the EOS C100 Mark II Digital HD Camera, Dual Pixel CMOS AF (AutoFocus) ingeniously deploys the two photodiodes within each sensor Photosite to facilitate a powerful phase difference detection that provides measurement data that ultimately controls the EF lens focusing system helps ensure that proper focus is always maintained, even in unpredictable “run and gun” news or documentary-type shooting situations. Dual Pixel CMOS AF operates within the center portion of the frame and is compatible with more than 100 Canon EF lenses.
Face AF mode detects and focuses on human faces. Both the Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Face AF capabilities give camera operators more freedom to concentrate on composing their shots and paying attention to potentially unpredictable shooting environments.
- Dual Format AVCHD/MP4 recording up to 1080/60p
The EOS C100 Mark II Digital HD Camera enables users to record in both the AVCHD and the MP4 recording formats in a variety of bit rates (up to 28 Mbps and 35 Mbps, respectively), resolutions, and frame rates, including 59.94p, to address practically any production need. Both formats have their own particular advantages. AVCHD is a professional standard that enables long-duration recording of full HD using moderate total data capacities. MP4 has advantages for Web and smartphone sharing. Both formats are easily accepted by most nonlinear editing applications. The EOS C100 Mark II camera’s dual SD card slots can record in either or both formats simultaneously and can convert AVCHD and MP4 files into smaller MP4 files for web upload.
- OLED display; improved EVF
OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) is a newer display technology that provides vivid colors, high contrast, and dramatically improved responsiveness compared to traditional LCD screens. The 3.5-inch 1.23 megapixel OLED display on the EOS C100 Mark II delivers virtually 100 percent field of view coverage, wide and faithful color range support, and improved viewing even in bright sunshine. The EOS C100 Mark II camera’s OLED screen has a new hinge design to help maximize monitoring versatility. The design allows the panel to fold shut when stowed and protect the OLED surface. It can then open 180 degrees to reveal function keys and a joystick, or open further to 270 degrees to deploy against the side of the camera and provide monitoring for directors, producers, or other production personnel.
- Canon DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor
- Slow and Fast Motion Recording
- MP4 Conversion
- 1.23 Megapixel Tilting Color EVF
- Wireless FTP Video Transfer
- Built-In Microphone
- Built-In Canon Log LUT
- Red Record Buttons
- New Ergonamic Re-Design
- Outstanding Low Light Sensitivity and Wide Dynamic Range
- Full Manual Control and Focusing Aids
- Removable Pistol Grip and Top Handle with XLR Inputs and Stereo Mic
- HDMI® Out with Time Code
- Canon RC-V100 Remote Controller
- Canon GP-E2 EOS GPS Receiver
The EOS C100 Mark II features two recording formats to suit the needs of different productions. Dual Format recording allows operators to simultaneously capture Full HD footage in both MP4 (up to 35Mbps) and AVCHD (up to 28Mbps) variants, using frame rates of up to 60P. Alternatively users can chose to record HD and SD footage to separate SD memory cards for maximum workflow flexibility and easy sharing. This range of options further expands the world of creative opportunities offered by the EOS C100 Mark II and also makes the capture of slow and fast motion action possible.
Integrated Wi-Fi connectivity – a first for the Cinema EOS series – ensures that sharing footage from the camera is now easier than ever thanks to ability to transfer files via FTP. In situations that demand a fast turn-around, such as news or events reporting, Dual Format recording allows operators to quickly share low resolution SD files directly from the camera whilst the security of an HD copy is maintained.
Thanks to its robust, compact design, the EOS C100 Mark II is ideal for shooting in a wide range of applications, especially those involving a single shooter. Browser-based camera control via built-in Wi-Fi and support for Canon’s multi-functional RC-V100 remote control allow the camera to be positioned in locations that previously could not have been considered, enabling crews to maintain creative control even in the most awkward or obstructive situations.
The EOS C100 Mark II’s screen has been redesigned and now flips out to the side to provide greater monitoring possibilities, including allowing users to frame the shot whilst in front of the camera. A new OLED display delivers higher contrast, more vivid colours and faster response times, even in bright conditions. The camera also features an improved tiltable Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) and a larger eyecup to provide greater flexibility and accuracy during shooting. Additionally, a range of professional audio features accompany a microphone in the handle unit, while a new built-in microphone has been added to the camera body, enabling sound recording for continuity in the smallest possible camera configuration.
Harnessing technology found in the flagship EOS C500, the EOS C100 Mark II boasts a powerful imaging engine which delivers outstanding performance. A Canon Super 35mm 8.3MP CMOS sensor combines with a DIGIC DV 4 processor to deliver the rich colour and wide dynamic range synonymous with Cinema EOS cameras, while a new extended ISO range of 320 to 102,400 ensures superb performance, even in extreme low light conditions. The camera also features a new image processing system which enhances performance further by reducing moiré and aliasing, resulting in sharper, clearer images.
The EOS C100 Mark II includes Canon’s pioneering Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology as standard, which enables anyone to find focus and switch easily between multiple subjects in a single shot.
(Face Detection AF available with compatible lenses only)