Canon Announces EOS C100 Cinema Camera
Canon continues its commitment to the advancement of tools for visual expression and expand its contribution to cinematic culture with the introduction of the new EOS C100 Digital Video Camera. The compact, affordable entry-level model delivers full 1920×1080 HD video and integrates the popular AVCHD codec for universal compatibility with laptop and desktop editing systems. Designed for professional operability, the C100 includes a push auto iris function, one-shot auto focus (or full manual focus and exposure control), a multi-angle 3.5-inch LCD control panel, a high-resolution electronic viewfinder (EVF), built-in ND filters, dual XLR inputs, and a locking HDMI output. These features combine with such advanced technologies as reduced rolling shutter artifacts in 60i mode, enhanced gamma modes (including Wide Dynamic Range [DR] Gamma and Canon Log Gamma), cinematic depth of field characteristics, and excellent low-light performance. The Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera is scheduled to be available in November 2012 for an estimated list price of $7,999 USD.