Canon unveils EOS C100 Mark II cinema camera

Canon has announced the new EOS C100 Mark II cinema camera. It is the successor to the C100 cinema camera. It can record 1080p resolution video at up to 60/50 fps.

Mark II uses the same Super-35mm-sized CMOS sensors the C100 camera, with an EF lens mount compatible with the full range of Canon EF, EF-S, and EF-mount cinema lenses.

The camera sports Canon’s Dual Pixel AF technology and supports Face detection AF when using Canon STM lenses.

Other features include Canon Log display LUT support on the HDMI output, built-in Wi-Fi, and improved viewfinder and display panel.

Canon EOS C100 Mark II

The new Canon EOS C100 Mark II records in AVCHD or MP4 formats, with a maximum bit rate of 28 Mbps in AVCHD and 35 Mbps in MP4.

These recording modes support 1920×1080 recording at 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p, 50i, 50p, and 59.94p, with the MP4 mode adding 720p and low-resolution 640 x 360 recording at 23.98p, 25p, and 29.97p.

The MP4 mode allows user to record in fast as well as slow motion, with speeds ranging from 40 percent slow motion to 250 percent fast motion.

The EOS C100 Mark II has dual SD card slots that support relay recording of long takes over multiple cards, or simultaneous recording to two cards for data redundancy and instant backup.

The camera can record uncompressed 4:2:2 video with embedded timecode via the HDMI output to compatible external recorders.

The design of the EOS C100 Mark II is similar to the C100, with a built-in handle unit for comfortable handheld shooting and a removable top handle with XLR audio inputs with manual adjustments.

The Mark II differ from C100 in some places, such as the built-in microphone is now incorporated into the body of the camera rather than on the top handle, letting the operator record audio without the top handle attached.

It has a 3.5 inch display for monitoring images and the original LCD screen found on the C100 has been replaced with a 1.23MP equivalent OLED.

The EVF size has been increased from 0.24 to 0.45 inch and is now capable for shooting in a variety of positions.

The Canon Log LUT support on the HDMI output allow users to judge exposure, colors, and contrast of Canon Log footage more accurately when using external HDMI monitors that lack Canon Log display.

The C100 Mark II also offers built-in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi support, and is compatible with Canon’s GP-E2 GPS receiver for recording location data and RC-V100 remote controller.

Other specifications similar to C100 include built-in ND filters, waveform displays, zebra pattern, and focus assist functions such as peaking and magnify.

Vishal Kawadkar

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