Canon is now shipping C100 cameras with the Dual Pixel AF system already included. Previously, this upgrade has only been available via an authorized Canon service centre.
If considering the C100 and the AF upgrade appeals to...
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Canon has released a couple of nice new features for their current video and cinema camera lines. Starting off with perhaps the most significant, Dual Pixel CMOS AF for the C300....
UPDATE (November 28):
Canon pulled the update described below quickly after C300 owners discovered a weird color shift in their color balance. They have now released an updated version of that firmware update.
Here are the facts:
The new C300 firmware is now [November 28] available for download.
CLICK HERE to download.
Canon just announced that they will release a hardware(?)/firmware upgrade for the Canon Cinema EOS C100 – their entry-level cinema camera (watch and read our very own Sebastian Wöber’s review here) – that will unlock a continuous autofocusing function similar to the one found in the Canon 70D. And I have to say, that function isn’t half-bad (considering that AF is usually a big no-no in professional productions), watch Johnnie Behiri’s video test of the 70D’s autofocus function by clicking here.
Canon recently announced that they would release a major firmware upgrade for the popular C series line of their cameras (Canon C100 / C300 / C500) which would (among other things – read our detailed article here -) would unlock higher ISO values of up to ISO 80,000. So far, the camera topped out at a whopping ISO 20000.
Canon have released firmware update 188.8.131.52 for the EOS C100, which now features continuous focus tracking of moving subjects and XLR modification.
Our friends over at Planet5D picked up on this first, with one of their moderators commenting on the functionality of the feature:
“OK I downloaded it and installed it on the C100 just before the camera left our building and did some very quick tests using the 18-135mm STM lens. The AF in Focus Lock mode was very fast and smooth. Much better than before.
AF in Continuous mode (which is accessible as a setting in the camera menu) is fully continuous which means it keeps focusing without any interaction.
The One Shot (focus lock) AF mode still requires you to push the Focus button on the front of the camera body.
In my initial test, I was very impressed with the speed and smoothness of the Continuous Focusing. It was very good in very low light, and would probably be even better in good light. It seemed to track a moving person diagonally very well, which is not easy for most contrast detection systems.”...
Zacuto have designed a Z-finder specifically for the C100.
The device comes as a kit, which includes:Z-finder with 1.8x magnification, diopter and essential anti fog insert. The C100 adaptor plate, which connects the eye piece to the screen A pair of Z-bands, which connect to the C100 to add tension to the setup (the screen cannot hold the weight of the eye piece without this)
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