Canon has expanded its Cinema EOS System with the EOS C100 Mark II, its latest large sensor professional video camera for single operators. The EOS C100 Mark II offers an upgraded package, with Canon promising improved image quality and greater creative flexibility alongside easier operation and wireless sharing capabilities.
The camera boasts a Canon Super 35mm 8.3MP CMOS sensor, DIGIC DV 4 processor, and a new extended ISO range of 320 to 102,400. It also features a new image processing system which aims to enhance performance further by reducing moiré and aliasing, resulting in sharper, clearer images.
The EOS C100 Mark II includes Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology as standard, which enables anyone to find focus and switch between multiple subjects in a single shot. Canon’s Face Detection AF technology is also supported.
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.
Integrated Wi-Fi connectivity is a first for the Cinema EOS series. 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.
The screen has been redesigned and now flips out to the side, allowing users to frame the shot whilst in front of the camera. A new OLED display promises higher contrast, more vivid colours and faster response times, even in bright conditions.
As part of the EOS system, the EOS C100 Mark II is compatible with and optimised for – Canon’s range of interchangeable EF lenses and 4K EF cinema lenses.