Thursday, 23 October 2014

Canon EOS C100 Mark II

Canon’s entry-level EOS C100 Mark II Super 35mm camera has received a major upgraded that is designed to offer: improved image quality; better in-camera recording quality; greater creative flexibility; easier operation; and wireless sharing. There is also an improved, tiltable electronic viewfinder and a new flip-out OLED display (just one of many improvements that recognise that the C100 is often used by lone shooters).

It is the first Cinema EOS camera to get integrated WiFi, for file transfer via FTP, and can record HD at up to 50/60p in both MP4 (at up to 35Mbps) and AVCHD (up to 28Mbps), or HD and SD, simultaneously to the two SD cards (and upload the lower bitrate version). There is also browser-based camera control via WiFi.

It also supports Canon’s multi-functional RC-V100 remote control, which, together with WiFi monitoring, allows it to be used more easily as a remote camera or in confined spaces.

The 8.3MP CMOS sensor now offers an extended ISO range of 320 to 102,400, for low-light use, while a new image processing system (based on the more powerful DIGIC DV 4 processor) reduces moiré and aliasing, for sharper, clearer images.

Its Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology simplifies finding focus and switching between multiple subjects - it also has Face Detection AF for automatic recognition and focus tracking.

The new OLED display boasts higher contrast, more vivid colours and faster response times, even in bright conditions, and can be positioned facing forward for single shooters doing a piece to camera. The C100 MkII also has an improved tilt-able electronic viewfinder (EVF) and a larger eyecup.

A built-in microphone has been added to the camera body, enabling sound recording for continuity in the smallest possible camera configuration. There is also a microphone in the handle unit.