Big news from Canon: the same dual pixel AF technology that is in their 70D DSLR employs will soon be available for their C100 video camera. The C100 was designed with run and gun, corporate, wedding, news, and documentary shooters in mind so it’s only natural for it to be the first camera in the C line to get this technology.
Canon is really hyping up their new 70D DSLR as a “game changer” due to its continuous auto-focus feature. They gave the 70D to BBC Cameraman, Johnnie Behiri, to use in the field and see how useful the autofocus is. Johnnie shot two videos: a home-video style shoot to test the autofocus, and mini-documentary on a street artist to test the image quality.
Canon has just announced the new Canon EOS 70D. The 70D is the newest camera in the Canon APS-C sensor line. Canon is using the most overused phrase in the world, “game changer”, to describe the camera because it has Dual Pixel CMOS AF. This supposedly allows the camera to have smooth, continuous auto-focus even when shooting in movie mode!
Canon has released a new firmware for their popular C100 camera. The Canon EOS C100 firmware 188.8.131.52 is exciting because it allows the camera to support continuous focus tracking of moving subjects. Supposedly, you get the best results by using lenses with Stepping motors, such as the EF-S 18-35mm Canon lens.