Canon EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera

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edited October 29, 2014 in Video
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/about_canon?pageKeyCode=pressreldetail&docId=0901e02480d6bbb8

"Canon ... announced ... the Canon EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera, the latest edition to the Canon Cinema EOS line of professional Super 35mm 8.3 megapixel CMOS cameras and the second-generation version of the popular Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera."

"Designed for economical film and video productions such as documentary and remote broadcast crews, wedding and event coverage, indie film productions, as well as film schools and business and government users, the new EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera, features advanced image processing, AVCHD and MP4 1920x1080/60p recording, uncompressed YCbCr output from HDMI, and many other new and enhanced capabilities for improved picture quality, operability, and convenient handling. Delivering a cinematic look with shallow depth of field and high sensitivity in low-light environments, the new EOS C100 Mark II camera weighs just 2.5 lbs. and is compatible with over 103 Canon EF Series lenses, including STM models which can deliver smooth and silent autofocus during filmmaking.

"Canon's commitment to the advancement of tools for visual expression takes another major step forward with the introduction of the EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera," said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO of Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Drawing on input from Canon's global community of Cinema EOS camera users and from digital filmmakers using Canon EF lenses - 100 million of which have now been produced worldwidei - the Company has added new capabilities to the EOS C100 Mark II from its predecessor that powerfully leverage our considerable expertise in optics, imaging, and digital signal processing. The result is an improved, affordable Super 35mm CMOS digital camera that is designed to provide outstanding HD image quality, operational performance, ergonomics, and workflow convenience."

Design Enhancements
Optimized for one-person operation, the new EOS C100 Mark II camera has a mobile core design enabling users to choose their preferred style of shooting. The existing design has been enhanced to include a large-size detachable eyecup for the camera's large 68-degree tilting 0.45-inch 1.23 megapixel color EVF (electronic viewfinder). Clearly marked red trigger buttons on the camera body, top handle, grip, and a built-in mono microphone on the camera body — for times when the top handle is not attached — can be used to capture basic sound for audio notation or as an aid to audio syncing during post.

Another major redesign of the new EOS C100 Mark II over its predecessor is an innovatively hinged 3.5-inch 1.23 megapixel OLED display panel, delivering 100 percent field-of-view coverage, wide color range support, and improved viewing even in bright sunshine. The new hinge design — which folds the panel shut when stowed, protecting the OLED surface — opens 180 degrees to reveal function keys and a joystick. The panel can open even further to 270 degrees to deploy against the side of the camera to provide monitoring for directors and other production personnel. Additional design improvements on the camera body include 17 assignable recessed function buttons, dual SD card slots with a transparent cover, and a simplified battery insertion and removal release.

Visual Expression
Previously available only as an optional upgrade for earlier Cinema EOS models, Dual Pixel CMOS AF is a standard feature on the new EOS C100 Mark II, providing enhanced autofocusing capability. The Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology helps provide smooth and consistent autofocus, so that focus transitions are natural looking and subjects can remain in focus even as they move off center. In addition, the compatibility of Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Canon EF autofocus lenses combines outstanding optical tools with a wide range of creative options. It's ideal for shooting sports, weddings and many more productions where focus pulling by a single operator is not feasible, such as when the video camera is attached to steadicams or drones. The EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera also includes Face-Detection AFii, a first in the Cinema EOS camera line, which utilizes contrast detection AF to maintain focus across most of the image plane, an advantage in one-person electronic news gathering (ENG) situations.

Imaging and Recording
Central to many of the new features of the new EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera is its advanced Canon DIGIC DV4 image processor. The Canon DIGIC DV4 image processor separates the RGB output from the camera's 8.3 Megapixel CMOS imager into three individual 8 megapixel signals (as opposed to 2MB in the EOS C100) for noticeably improved image quality. The Canon DIGIC DV4 processor also includes a new debayering algorithm to help minimize moir‚ and reduce video noise even at high ISO speeds. (high-sensitivity recording on the camera ranges from ISO 320 to 80,000).

Another important benefit of the Canon DIGIC DV4 processor is Full HD recording in both the high-quality professional format AVCHD or the popular web-friendly MP4 format at a variety of bit rates (up to 28 Mbps and 35 Mbps, respectively), resolutions, and frame rates (up to the smooth look of 59.94p) to suit practically any production need.iii For special-effect requirements, slow and fast motion MP4 recording at up to 1920x1080/60p can also be performed.

Users can choose from multiple formats that support MP4 or AVCHD to suit a wide variety of production, post, and output needs. The EOS C100 Mark II camera's dual SD card slots can record in one or both formats simultaneouslyiv for back-up, or convert AVCHD and MP4 files into smaller MP4 files for web upload.v Extended clip times can be achieved by recording continuously from one card to the other without a break. In addition, a Data Import Utility application is included that can seamlessly join divided files to help reduce work during editing and to import video file data from an SD card inside the camera or a card reader.

As with the other cameras in Canon's Cinema EOS line, the new EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera includes Canon Log as a recording choice, providing maximum dynamic range for post-production color grading. New, however, is the addition of a built-in LUT (look-up table), enabling users to view the camera's live video signal in Wide DR (dynamic range) or the BT.709 (TV standard) color space on the OLED or any external monitor connected to the camera's locking HDMI® output (this feature can be turned off in the menu). Uncompressed video output (with time code data and 2:3 pull-down markers superimposed) can be output via HDMI to an external recorder.

Connectivity Innovations
The addition of wireless file-transfer capabilities further expands the versatility of the new EOS C100 Mark II camera for multiple production applications, including transferring time-critical news video or backing-up files. Utilizing dual 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz frequencies, the camera can transfer video files via FTP server for instant relay, or send MP4 video to the web browsers of laptops or tablets for viewing and storage (even on PC's lacking playback software). Remote control of the camera is also enabled via a compatible smartphone, tablet, or laptop. The new EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera also includes compatibility with the optional multi-functional Canon RC-V100 Remote Controller, which can be used to adjust image quality and other important operations from a distance, a handy feature for shooting from a jib arm, drone, or other inaccessible location.

In addition, the optional Canon GP-E2 EOS GPS Receiver can be connected to the EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera using a USB cable to record location and time information during shooting, a helpful feature for editing and archiving.

Pricing and Availability
The Canon EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera is scheduled to be available at the end of December 2014 for an estimated retail price of $5,499.00."
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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Illinois cornfieldSuper Moderators Posts: 22,883 moderator
    edited October 23, 2014
    EOS C100 Mark II main product page

    Features

    Canon Super 35mm CMOS Sensor
    Canon DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor
    Simultaneous AVCHD and MP4 Recordings
    Slow and Fast Motion Recording
    MP4 Conversion
    Redesigned 3.5-Inch OLED Panel
    1.23 Megapixel Tilting Color EVF
    Dual Pixel CMOS AF
    Face AF Mode
    59.94p Frame Rate
    Wireless FTP Video Transfer
    Built-In Microphone
    Built-In Canon Log LUT
    Red Record Buttons
    New Ergonamic Re-Design
    Outstanding Low Light Sensitivity and Wide Dynamic Range
    Full Manual Control and Focusing Aids
    Removable Pistol Grip and Top Handle with XLR Inputs and Stereo Mic
    HDMI® Out with Time Code
    Canon RC-V100 Remote Controller
    Canon GP-E2 EOS GPS Receiver

    Specifications
    Imaging Sensor

    Effective Pixels
    3840 x 2160 pixels; Approx. 8.29 megapixels

    Total Pixels
    4206 x 2340 pixels; Approx. 9.84 megapixels

    Sensor Type
    CMOS

    Sensor Size
    Super 35; 24.6 x 13.8 (28.2 mm diagonal); 6.4 µm cell pitch

    Scanning System
    Progressive

    Number of Sensors
    1

    Filter
    RGB Primary Color Filter (Bayer Array)

    Imaging Processor
    Digic DV 4

    Lens System

    Interchangeable Lens System
    EF-mount for compatibility with EF, EF-S and EOS EF Cinema lens systems.

    Zoom/Focus Preset
    Not Available

    Shockless Zoom
    Not Available

    Digital Teleconverter
    Not Available

    ND Filter
    Mechanical ND filter system with option of clear, 2, 4, and 6 stops

    Iris Dial
    Manual setting in 1/2-step increments, 1/3-step increments or fine
    Push Auto Iris Control
    Auto Iris Control

    Peripheral Illumination Correction
    Available

    Exposure and Metering

    Exposure Modes
    Manual
    Push Auto Iris Control
    Auto Iris Control (STM lenses)

    Metering Modes
    Available (Standard Center Weighted, Spotlight, Backlight)

    Gain
    Normal Setting -6dB to 30 dB (-6 dB to 42 dB with Sensitivity Expansion ON)

    ISO
    3200 to 80,000 in 1/3 stop increments

    Auto Gain Control (AGC)
    Not Available

    Shockless Gain
    Not Available

    Exposure Compensation/AE Shift
    Available

    Shutter Modes
    3 Modes: OFF; Speed; Angle; Slow Shutter; Clear Scan
    Speed setting can be set in 1/2 or 1/3 stop increments

    Shutter Speed Range
    59.94i/: 1/60 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: ¼, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30; CS: 59.94 Hz - 250.51 Hz

    PF30: 1/30 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: ¼, 1/8, 1/15; CS: 29.97 Hz - 250.51 Hz

    23.98p/PF24: 1/24 to 1/2000 in 1/4or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/3, 1/6, 1/12; CS: 23.98 Hz - 250.51 Hz

    50i: 1/50 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/3, 1/6, 1/12 1/25; CS: 50.00 Hz - 250.51 Hz

    PF25: 1/25 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/3, 1/6, 1/12; CS: 25.00 Hz - 250.51 Hz

    Shutter Angle Settings
    59.94i: 360, 240, 216, 180, 120, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.5, 15, 11.25

    PF30: 360, 240, 216, 180, 120, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.5, 15, 11.25

    23.98p/PF24: 360, 345.6, 288, 240, 180, 172.8, 144, 120, 90, 86.4, 72, 60, 45, 30, 22.5, 15, 11.25

    50i: 360, 300, 240, 180, 150, 120, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.50, 15, 11.25

    PF25: 360, 300, 240, 180, 150, 120, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.50, 15, 11.25

    Iris (Aperture) Range
    Lens Dependent (1.0 to 91 in 1/2 or 1/3 stop increments - EF / EF-S lenses only) Canon Cinema EOS lenses are continuous manual.

    Focus

    Focus Settings
    Manual, One-Shot AF, Continuous AF

    Autofocus System
    Available; AF is dependent on interchangeable lenses
    (a) Dual Pixel CMOS AF (screen center)
    (b) TTL-Video Signal Sensing System (contrast detection system) when Face AF is selected

    AF Modes
    One-Shot AF, Continuous AF

    Recording/Codec

    Signal System
    NTSC and PAL

    Compression
    MPEG-4 AVC / H.264

    Color Space
    Available

    Maximum Bit rate
    AVCHD: 28 Mbps
    MP4: 35 Mbps

    Recording Options
    AVCHD:
    Mode

    Resolution

    Frame Rate

    28 Mbps

    1920 x1080

    59.94P
    50P

    24 Mbps

    1920 x1080

    59.94i/PF29.97/23.98P
    50i/PF25

    17 Mbps

    1920 x1080

    59.94i/PF29.97/23.98P
    50i/PF25

    7 Mbps

    1440 x1080

    59.94i/PF29.97/23.98P
    50i/PF25



    MP4:
    Mode

    Resolution

    Frame Rate

    35 Mbps

    1920 x1080

    59.94P
    50P

    24 Mbps

    1920 x1080

    29.97P/23.98P
    25P

    17 Mbps

    1920 x1080

    29.97P/23.98P
    25P

    4 Mbps

    1280 x 720

    29.97P/23.98P
    25P

    3 Mbps

    640 x 360

    29.97P/23.98P
    25P

    Recording Time

    AVCHD Bit Rate (VBR)
    Card Capacity
    (SD Card) 1920 x 1080 1440 x 1080
    28 Mbps 24 Mbps 17 Mbps 7 Mbps
    8 GB 35 minutes 40 minutes 1 hour
    00 minutes 2 hours
    20 minutes
    16 GB 1 hour
    15 minutes 1 hour
    25 minutes 2 hours
    05 minutes 4 hours
    45 minutes
    32 GB 2 hours
    30 minutes 2 hours
    55 minutes 4 hours
    10 minutes 9 hours
    35 minutes
    64 GB 5 hours
    05 minutes 5 hours
    55 minutes 8 hours
    20 minutes 19 hours
    10 minutes
    128 GB 10 hours
    10 minutes 11 hours
    55 minutes 16 hours
    45 minutes 38 hours
    25 minutes
    MP4 Bit Rate (VBR)
    Card Capacity
    (SD Card) 1920 x 1080 1280 x 720 640 x 360
    35 Mbps 24 Mbps 17 Mbps 4 Mbps 3 Mbps
    8 GB 30 minutes 40 minutes 1 hour
    00 minutes 4 hours
    20 minutes 5 hours
    40 minutes
    16 GB 1 hour
    00 minutes 1 hour
    25 minutes 2 hours
    05 minutes 8 hours
    40 minutes 11 hours
    25 minutes
    32 GB 2 hours
    00 minutes 2 hours
    55 minutes 4 hours
    10 minutes 17 hours
    20 minutes 22 hours
    55 minutes
    64 GB 4 hours
    00 minutes 5 hours
    55 minutes 8 hours
    20 minutes 34 hours
    45 minutes 45 hours
    55 minutes
    128 GB 8 hours
    00 minutes 11 hours
    55 minutes 16 hours
    45 minutes 69 hours
    30 minutes 91 hours
    55 minutes
    *Recording will automatically stop when it has continued for 12 hours in AVCHD and MP4
    Recording Media
    SD Card x2 (Video, Still Images (JPEG), Custom Picture Settings [20 files], Menu Settings and other settings can be recorded); SD/SDHC/SDXC Supported; MMC Cards are not supported

    File Format
    AVCHD
    MP4

    File System
    FAT 32

    Maximum Clip Number
    999 (per media)

    Audio

    Recording Format
    AVCHD:
    28 Mbps & 24 Mbps Modes: Linear PCM; 2-Channel; 16-Bit; 48 kHz
    All Other Modes: Dolby Digital 2ch

    MP4:
    MPEG-4 AAC-LC; 2-Channel; 16-bit; 48 kHz
    35-17 Mbps: 256 kbps
    Less than 4 Mbps: 128 kbps

    Built-in Microphone
    Monaural Microphone in Camera Body
    Stereo Microphone in Handle Unit

    External Audio Inputs
    2 - XLR inputs (Auto and Manual level settings)

    External microphone terminal: (3.5 mm diameter)

    Recording Channel Selection
    This is used to set the allocation of the audio channels:

    CH1/CH2: The CH1 signals are allocated to the L output channel, and the CH2 signals are allocated to the R output channel.

    CH1/CH1: The CH1 signals are allocated to the L output channel, and the CH1 signals are allocated to the R output channel.

    CH2/CH2: The CH2 signals are allocated to the L output channel, and the CH2 signals are allocated to the R output channel.

    ALL CH/ALL CH: Signals obtained by mixing the CH1 and CH2 signals are allocated to the L and R output channels.

    XLR Mic Trimming
    Available; -12dB, -6 dB, 0dB, +6dB or +12 dB

    Limiter
    Available

    Recording Level Adjustment Range
    - Infinity to +18dB, Automatic

    Separate controls for internal and externally connected microphones.

    Phantom Power
    Available; +48V

    Headphone Adjustment
    16 Settings; Volume is muted at lowest setting

    Built-in Speaker
    Yes; 16 level settings

    1KHz Tone
    Available; Off, -12, -18, or -20 dB

    Features and Performance

    Playback
    (1)Standard Playback: The images and sound recorded under the previously stated recording options are played back.
    (2)Special Playback:

    Fast Forward: 5x Speed>15x speed>60x speed>5x speed...
    Fast Reverse: 5x speed>15x speed>60x speed>5x speed...
    Frame Forward: 1-frame increments
    Frame Reverse: In 0.5 second increments (1-GOP increments)
    Skip Playback: The first image located according to the number of times the skip button has been pressed is output, and played back. In temporary stop mode, the display moves to the start of the clip and pauses.
    Rec. Review: Rec review is executed by pressing the rec review button while in camera mode. By selecting whether the play back from the start of the last clip on the selected media or play back the last 4 seconds of that clip. When continuous recording has been performed so that the recording extends from one care onto the other, only the images on the card in the current slot are played.
    Slow Playback: None
    Slow and Fast Motion Recording

    Available in MP4 Mode Only. This function achieves a fast or slow motion effect by recording at a frame rate different from the one used during playback. The following recording frame rates can be selected using the camera's video quality and frame rate settings. No sound is recorded.

    59.94 Hz mode (MP4)
    Video Quality/playback frame rate S&F motion
    (Recording frame rate)
    [Playback speed] Recording bit rate Speed class of memory cards
    35 Mbps/59.94P 29.97P [Fast x2] 17.5 Mbps Class 4
    23.98P [Fast x2.5] 14 Mbps Class 4
    24 Mbps/29.97P 59.94P [Slow x0.5] 48 Mbps Class 10
    23.98P [Fast x1.25] 19.2 Mbps Class 4
    24 Mbps/23.98P 59.94P [Slow x0.4] 60 Mbps Class 10
    29.97P [Slow x0.5] 30 Mbps Class 4
    17 Mbps/29.97P 59.94P [Slow x0.5] 34 Mbps Class 6
    23.98P [Fast x1.25] 13.6 Mbps Class 4
    17 Mbps/23.98P 59.94P [Slow x0.4] 42.5 Mbps Class 6
    29.97P [Slow x0.8] 21.3 Mbps Class 4


    50.00 Hz mode (MP4)
    Video Quality/playback frame rate S&F motion
    (Recording frame rate)
    [Playback speed] Recording bit rate Speed class of memory cards
    35 Mbps/50.00P 25.00P [Fast x2] 17.5 Mbps Class 4
    24 Mbps/25.00P 50.00P [Slow x0.5] 48 Mbps Class 10
    17 Mbps/25.00P 50.00P [Slow x0.5] 34 Mbps Class 6
    Special Recording Functions
    Relay Recording; Double-Slot Recording; Continuous Recording

    Photo Recording Mode
    Available; Images captured to SD Card; Images can be captured in Camera and Media modes.

    Waveform Monitor
    Available; 5 Modes (Line/Line+Spot/Field/RGB/YPbPr)
    Gain: 1x/2x

    Vectorscope
    Available; 2 Modes (Spot/Normal)
    Gain: 1x/5x

    Exposure/Focus Aids
    Peaking (white, red, yellow, blue), Zebra Pattern, Magnify, Edge Monitor Focus Assist, Black and White Mode

    Interval Record
    Not Available

    Frame Record
    Not Available

    Pre-Record
    Yes, 3 seconds cache (Audio and Video)

    Scan Reverse
    Available (Horizontal, vertical or both can be selected)

    Time code
    Drop Frame (DF)* or Non-Drop Frame (NDF)
    *59.94(i/P>/29.97P mode in 59.94 Hz mode only

    Time Code Modes
    Regen, Record Run, Free Run

    Auto White Balance (AWB)
    Available (BT.709/Wide DR)

    White Balance Presets
    AWB, Daylight (5,500 K); Tungsten (3,000K); Kelvin (5,500K default); Set A; Set B

    Custom Functions
    Available, 8 total functions

    Custom Display
    Available; Total of 33 displays including audio level and remaining battery can be turned on and off

    Assign Buttons
    17; Can be assigned functions as desired

    Color Bars
    Available; Color bars compliant with SMPTE, ARIB
    (59.94 Hz mode) & EBU/SMPTE (50.00 Hz mode)

    Minimum Subject Illumination

    59.94 Hz Mode: 0.3 Lux
    (f/1.2 lens, 24 dB, PF29.27, 1/30s)
    50.00 Hz Mode: 0.25 Lux
    (f/1.2 lens, 24 dB, PF25.00, 1/25s)
    Sensitivity

    59.94 Hz mode: F9
    [1920x1080/59.94i, ISO 640 (0 dB), 2000 lux, reflectance ratio of 89.9%]
    50.00 Hz mode: F10
    [1920x1080/50.00i, ISO 640 (0 dB), 2000 lux, reflectance ratio of 89.9%]
    S/N Ratio

    59.94 Hz Mode: 54db (Typical)
    [1920x1080/PF29.97, Canon Log Base sensitivity ISO 850 (Dynamic Range 800%)]
    50.00 Hz Mode: 54dB (Typical)
    [1920x1080/PF25.00, Canon Log Base sensitivity ISO 850 (Dynamic Range 800%)]
    Dynamic Range
    During Normal Shooting: 300%
    *With Canon Log Gamma or Wide DR Gamma: 800%
    *ISO 850 or above - gain 2.5dB or above

    EVF

    Viewing Angle Adjustment
    28.2-degrees

    Diopter Adjustment Range
    +2.0 to -5.5

    EVF Adjustments
    Brightness, Contrast, Color, Sharpness, and Backlight

    LCD Monitor

    Type
    Rotating 3.5 inch Organiz EL (OLED) Display (1,230,000 pixels) on camera body

    Display Adjustments
    Brightness, Contrast, Color, Sharpness, and Backlight (Normal or Bright)

    Input/Output

    Time code In/Out
    Yes; through HDMI (Output Only)

    HDMI
    Yes (Type A); Video and Audio Output

    Audio Input Terminal
    2 - Balanced 3-pin XLR (Mic Level, Mic Level with phantom power and Line Level) on handle unit

    3.5mm Microphone terminal on main body

    Headphone Jack
    Available; 3.5mm stereo mini-jack

    Remote Terminals
    Available, 2.5mm stereo mini jack

    CCU
    Not Available

    Power

    Power Terminal
    Battery Pack: 7.4 V
    DC in: 8.4V

    Battery
    BP-9 Series (BP-955 Supplied)

    Compact Power Adapter
    CA-940 N (Supplied)
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  • perronefordperroneford Major grins Florida, USRegistered Users Posts: 550 Major grins
    edited October 29, 2014
    Well, good luck to them I guess. But the world has largely moved on.
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