Digital Cinema Cameras

EOS C100

EOS C100

EOS C100

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Marketed November 2012

Contributing to reduced production costs, the new Canon EOS C100 supports a wide range of applications, from film school projects to broadcast news coverage and documentaries. The cinema camera accommodates Canon’s diverse lineup of interchangeable EF lenses for EOS SLR cameras as well as new EF Cinema Lenses, which deliver imaging performance ideally suited for cinematic applications.
Incorporating an industry-standard-size Super 35 mm-equivalent CMOS sensor (approximately 8.29 million effective pixels), the EOS C100 makes possible filmic expression such as images featuring attractive blur characteristics. Additionally, the large surface area of each pixel enables high light-gathering capabilities with high sensitivity and reduced noise. The EOS C100’s sensor reads Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) video signals for each of the three RGB primary colors, decreasing the incidence of moiré while realizing high resolution with 1,000 horizontal TV lines. Supported by a heightened signal read-out speed, the CMOS sensor reduces rolling shutter skews, a phenomenon prevalent with CMOS sensors in which fast-moving subjects may appear diagonally distorted.
In addition to Canon Log, the camera newly employs Wide DR Gamma, realizing a maximum 800% wide dynamic range. Assuming output to a television monitor, the feature does away with the need for post-production processes while realizing smooth gradation with reduced detail loss in highlight areas.

The EOS C100’s compact body design is approximately 15% less in volume and approximately 29% lighter in weight than the EOS C300/EOS C300 PL, enabling shooting in confined environments to make possible innovative possibilities in imaging expression. In accordance with on-location shooting needs, the camera can be outfitted with such unit accessories as a handle, grip, and thumb rest.
Equipped with “Push Auto Iris” and “One-Shot AF” buttons, the EOS C100 enables one-touch automatic iris and focus adjustment. Additionally, when outfitted with the EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM (released in June 2012), a new function enabled the automatic continuous adjustment of focus and iris settings for subjects located in the center of the frame.

Recording System Movies AVCHD
Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio compression: Linear PCM, 16 bits, 48 kHz, 2ch; Dolby Digital 2ch
Photos DCF (Design rule for Camera File system), compatible with Exif Ver. 2.3, JPEG compression
Video Configuration
24 Mbps LPCM (VBR), 24 Mbps (VBR), 17 Mbps (VBR) 1920×1080: 60i, 50i, PF30, PF25, PF24, 24P
7 Mbps (VBR) 1440×1080: 60i, 50i, PF30, PF25, PF24, 24P
Recording Media 
(not included)
SD, SDHC or SDXC memory card*1 (2 slots)

*1 Custom picture files, and camera settings files can be saved on and read from the SD card as well.

Maximum Recording Time*2
  • 16 GB SD Card
    24 Mbps LPCM: 85 min., 24 Mbps: 85 min., 17 Mbps : 125 min.,
    7 Mbps : 285 min.
  • 32 GB SD Card
    24 Mbps LPCM: 175 min., 24 Mbps: 175 min., 17 Mbps : 250 min.,
    7 Mbps : 575 min.

*2 Approximate figures based on continuous recording.

Image Sensor Super-35mm-equivalent CMOS sensor, approx. 8,290,000 pixels (3840×2160)
LCD screen 8.8 cm (3.5 in.), wide, color, equivalent to approx. 922,000 dots,
100% coverage
Viewfinder 0.61cm (0.24 in.), wide, color, equivalent to approx. 1,555,000 dots,
100% coverage
Lens Mount Canon EF mount compatible with Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses)
Lens multiplication factor: approx. 1.53 (for 35mm-equivalent focal length)
ND Filter Built-in (Off, 2, 4 or 6 stops), manual
White Balance Custom white balance (two sets, A and B); two preset settings (daylight, 5,400 K and incandescent lamp, 3,200 K) that can be further fine-tuned; color temperature setting (2,000 K to 15,000 K); automatic white balance
Iris Manual (1/2-stop increments, 1/3-stop increments, fine-tuning), automatic (push auto iris)
ISO Speed 1-stop increments: ISO 320, ISO 400 to ISO 12800, ISO 20000
1/3-stop increments: ISO 320 to ISO 20000
Gain -6 dB to 30 dB (3-dB increments), 0 dB to 24 dB (fine-tuning in 0.5-dB increments)
Shutter Speed Speed (1/3-stop increments, 1/4-stop increments), angle, clear scan, slow, off
Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction Available for Canon EF lenses*3

*3 Some Canon EF lenses are not compatible with peripheral illumination correction.

Sensor Sensitivity (ISO 640 (0 dB), 2000 lux, 89.9% reflection) 59.94 Hz F9 (1920×1080 at 60i)
50.00 Hz F10 (1920×1080 at 50i)
S/N Ratio (ISO 850, using Canon Log gamma) 54 dB (typical, 1920×1080, 59.94 Hz:at PF30 / 50.00 Hz:at PF25)
Subject Illumination (24 dB, with an f/1.2 lens) 59.94 Hz 0.30 lux (PF30, shutter speed 1/30)
50.00 Hz 0.25 lux (PF25, shutter speed 1/25)
Size of Photos 1920×1080 pixels
HDMI OUT Terminal HDMI connector, output only, supports time code output
AV OUT Terminal ø 3.5 mm stereo minijack, output only
Video: 1 Vp-p / 75 Ω unbalanced
Audio: -10 dBV (47 kΩ load) / 3 kΩ or less
USB Terminal mini-B, Hi-Speed USB, output only
MIC Terminal ø 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack, -72 dBV (manual volume center, full scale -18 dB) / 600 Ω
Microphone attenuator: 20 dB
Headphone Terminal ø 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack, -∞ to -12 dBV (16 Ω load, volume range Min to Max) / 50 Ω or less
REMOTE Terminal ø 2.5 mm stereo mini-jack
Grip Unit Connection Terminal Proprietary connector for the supplied Grip Unit connection plug
[Power / Others]
Power Supply (rated) 7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (DC IN)
Power Consumption*1 LCD screen and viewfinder: 59.94 Hz:8.1 W, 50.00 Hz:7.6 W
Viewfinder only: 59.94 Hz:7.7 W, 50.00 Hz:7.3 W
Maximum rated power consumption: 19.6 W

*1 recording at 24 Mbps/24 Mbps LPCM, viewfinder/LCD screen normal brightness.

Operating Temperature 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
(W x H x D)*2
  • Minimal configuration with thumb rest:
    135 x 170 x 129 mm (5.3 x 6.7 x 5.1 in.)
  • Configuration with grip unit:
    182 x 170 x 129 mm (7.2 x 6.7 x 5.1 in.)
  • Configuration with handle unit and grip unit:
    182 x 281 x 263 mm (7.2 x 11.1 x 9.3 in.)

*2 All dimensions are approximate.

  • Camcorder unit only: 
    1,020 g (2.2 lb.)
  • Camcorder with grip unit and grip belt, BP-955 battery pack and two SD cards:
    1,475 g (3.3 lb.)
  • Camcorder with grip unit and grip belt, handle unit, BP-955 battery pack and two SD cards:
    1,835 g (4.0 lb.)

*3 All weights are approximate.