Canon has launched an updated version of its C100 camera.
The EOS C100 Mark II is the first device in Canon’s Cinema EOS range to feature integrated Wi-Fi connectivity for the sharing of footage and remote control of the camera.
It also has a new image processing system which Canon said would reduce moiré and aliasing, resulting in sharper, clearer images.
A Canon Super 35mm 8.3MP CMOS sensor has been combined with a Digic DV 4 processor. The camera has an extended ISO range of 320 to 102,400.
The C100 Mark II includes Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology which allows users to switch between multiple subjects in a single shot.
Canon’s Face Detection AF technology is also supported.
Dual format recording allows operators to capture HD footage in MP4 up to 35Mbps and AVCHD at up to 28Mbps using frame rates of up to 60P.
The C100’s screen has been redesigned and now flips out to the side for improved monitoring.
A new OLED display promises higher contrast, more vivid colours and faster response times and the camera features an improved tiltable electronic viewfinder (EVF) and a larger eyecup.
A new built-in microphone has been added to the camera body, enabling sound recording for continuity in the smallest possible camera configuration.
The C100 Mark II is expected to go on sale in January for £3,569.
Canon adds to cine servo lens range with CN20x50
Canon has bolstered its cine servo lens line-up with the launch of the CN20x50, an ultra-telephoto zoom lens for sport and nature TV production.
Canon said it is the first lens of its type to combine a built-in 1.5 x extender, 20 x magnification and a removable servo drive, with a native 50-1,000mm focal range that expands to 75-1,500mm.
It will be available in EF-mount and PLmount variants.
The PL-mount version of the lens supports Cooke’s/i Technology standard for the recording of lens data.