Canon’s Cinema line of cameras have been a big hit with filmmakers for projects of all budget levels over the past few years. Because of this, we know everyone will be excited to hear that both the Canon C100 and C500 have had their prices reduced over the past week.
Yesterday, Canon released a new firmware for the C100 and C300 that allows you to use ridiculously high ISO numbers, like 80,000. We were intrigued and wanted to know two things 1) How bad is the digital noise at ISO 80,000, and 2) Does the new firmware improve lower ISO settings (i.e. Does ISO 850 have less digital noise on the new firmware vs the old)? We put a quick video together to get some answers.
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.
The Canon C100 has a Super 35mm CMOS and records 24 Mpbs AVCHD codec. It has the same ISO range as the Canon C300: 320 – 20,000 and also offers Canon Log (aka C Log) Gamma profile.
Canon’s C100 camera was especially designed with run-and-gun style shooting in mind. It offers built-in ND filters, One Shot Auto Focus, and Push Auto Iris, and a built-in microphone.
It seems there is a bit of an ISO war happening right now. Sony recently announced an upgrade to to the FS700 that gives it a max ISO of 64,000. Yesterday, Canon gave details about a future update that will allow their C line of cameras to have a maximum ISO of 80,000.
Canon has released a new firmware for their popular C100 camera. The Canon EOS C100 firmware 220.127.116.11 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.
The Canon C300 has been one of our hottest rentals over the past year. No matter how many we have, they are almost always all off the shelf. Canon really did something right with this camera, and in the same “C” line they have now released the C100.
Now that we rent both, a lot of people have been asking which is right for them. Of course it depends a lot on the project, but we wanted to give everyone a quick overview on the main differences between the two cams.