Canon to Offer Dual Pixel CMOS AF Upgrade for
the EOS C100 Digital Video Camera
New EOS C100 Camera Feature Upgrade Offers
Outstanding Continuous AF Performance for Documentary, Electronic News
Gathering, and Small-Crew Productions
N.Y., November 5, 2013 - Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital
imaging solutions, announced today that the Company will offer an optional
feature upgrade for the EOS C100 Digital Video camera which will support
innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF autofocus technology, enabling continuous
autofocusing with Canon's entire EF lens lineup1. This optional
upgrade is expected to be available in February 2014 for a cost of $500.00 and
will require the EOS C100 camera body to be shipped to a Canon service center.
feature upgrade will provide the EOS C100 camera (first introduced in November
2012) with greatly improved autofocus (AF) functionality made possible through
Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. First employed in the EOS 70D digital SLR camera
launched in August 2013, the innovative new AF technology helps facilitate
greater shooting efficiency across a variety of shooting situations. For users
that work with moving subjects, this optional Dual Pixel CMOS AF upgrade for
the EOS C100 camera will allow for a smoother, more natural autofocus that can
be particularly useful for video markets like documentary, sports, event and
Pixel CMOS AF makes use of the Company's proprietary CMOS sensor technology
with a new structure that both captures light and performs phase-difference
detection autofocus. While focusing on the EOS C100 camera is primarily
performed manually, the feature upgrade will enable smooth continuous AF, a
capability that can be particularly beneficial when operating with a small
production crew, electronic news gathering, or run-and-gun documentary-style shoots.
Pixel CMOS AF functionality offered through the feature upgrade supports
continuous AF with all compatible Canon EF lenses for subjects positioned in
the center of the imaging area. The complementary use of the contrast signal
achieves advanced AF stability that helps reduce the occurrence of image blur.
Also, the inclusion of an AF Lock function contributes to expanded shooting
flexibility through focus preset, which allows users to set a desired focus
distance in advance, and the ability to alter the photographing range or
composition after establishing focus.
optional feature upgrade increases the speed of the EOS C100 camera's One-Shot
AF function by approximately two-times, which enables users to focus on a
subject located at the center of the screen with the push of a button, a
feature that is currently supported on 104 Canon EF lens models2.
upgrade service will be made available to users through Canon's product
maintenance centers. For more information about this update, please visit the
Canon U.S.A. website at http://usa.canon.com/cusa/professional/standard_display/eos_c100_feature_upgrade.
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