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Canon EOS C100 EF (Cinema, EOS, C-100) Super 35mm digital cinematography camcorder with EF lens mount

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Canon EOS C100 EF (Cinema, EOS, C-100) Super 35mm digital cinematography camcorder with EF lens mount
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Canon Cinema EOS C100 HD camcorder with EF lens mount

The Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera is the latest addition to the Cinema EOS family, bringing together the renowned technology of Canon CMOS sensors, DIGIC DV III Image Processor, and EF lens compatibility in a smaller, lighter body. Modular and compatible with a host of Canon and third-party accessories, the EOS C100 brings true cinema quality to independent event videographers and video production organizations. sporting an EF lens mount and Full HD recording at up to 24Mb/s onto low cost SDHC media with an AVCHD MPEG-4 4:2:0 codec.

The C100 is aimed at budget conscious independent videographers such as corporate video makers, wedding and event video producers, small video production companies and film schools, it is actually 15% smaller in size and incorporates a range of extra 'push button' features designed to simplify operation as well as a new wide dynamic range gamma setting which can reduce the requirement for colour grading in post production.

The EOS C100 sports the Super 35mm Canon CMOS Sensor and Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor and records at 24Mbps using an AVCHD codec for easy integration in existing production workflows. Operability and customization make the EOS C100 an ideal camera for one-person operation while providing expanded professional capabilities such as HDMI output with embedded Time Code, support for external recorders, remote operation, and complete manual control over both video and audio recording. Pair the powerful and portable EOS C100 with the full range of Canon EF, EF-S and EF Cinema lenses, from fish-eye to macro to super telephoto, and make this expanded vista your new starting point on your cinematic adventure.

The EOS C100 is ideally configured for single person use, with functions such as 1-touchauto iris, 1-shot auto focus and auto white balance. Full manual control over exposure and focus is also available when required.The modular design includes a removable side grip. The top handle is also demountable and provides stereo on-board microphones and external XLR connections for professional audio recording.

For filmmakers wishing to upgrade from capture on DSLR, the EOS C100 is the ideal video production camera, offering a unique combination of professional HD imaging, compact design and lens versatility.

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The person with whom I... - Feefo - Saturday 2nd August 2014 - 5 Stars
The person with whom I dealt was a brilliant sales worker. Keeping me both feeling happy spending my money and also secure in when it would be delivered and also the best price on my next purchase (which was the day after).
i love this camera... - Feefo - Monday 24th March 2014 - 4 Stars
i love this camera
  • Super 35mm-equivalent 8.3 Megapixel Canon CMOS sensor with Bayer pattern filter.
  • EF lens mount; over 60 EF lenses available for the EOS C100.
  • One-Shot AF/Push Auto Iris/Auto White Balance features; optimised for single operator use.
  • 24Mbps (Max) MPEG-4 AVCHD/H.264 recording, 4:2:0 colour sampling.
  • ISO range of 320-20,000 with wide dynamic range (800%; achievable when shooting Canon Log Gamma or Wide DR Gamma).
  • Stereo microphones built in to detachable handle, Pro XLR connectors included on the handle.
  • New Wide Dynamic Range (Wide DR) Gamma setting.
  • Two SD memory card slots with relay record or simultaneous record options. SDHC/SDXC supported.
  • Built-in, manually controlled glass ND filters; 2, 4 and 6 stops.
  • Low power consumption with supplied BP-955 battery.
  • DIGIC DV III image processor.
  • Comprehensive NLE support; Data Import Utility software included.


The C100 utilises Canon’s MPEG-4, 4:2:0, 24Mbps codec, recording in the AVCHD format. The format uses 4:2:0 colour sampling, and Canon has implemented the top 24Mbits/sec data rate offered by the standard, as well as native Full HD resolution.

The AVCHD format has been widely adopted and is supported by most editing software. Canon's implementation of AVCHD maximises quality, whilst economising on storage requirements, and keeps the options entirely open for post-production.

Canon develops and manufactures its own sensors and has incorporated a Super 35mm-equivalent 8.3 Megapixel (effective) CMOS sensor in the EOS C100. This sensor has a pixel size that is larger than that for conventional professional camcorders, enabling greater light-gathering capabilities for enhanced sensitivity and reduced noise. The sensor reads Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) video signals for each of the three RGB primary colours, decreasing the incidence of moiré while realising 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.

The DIGIC DV III processor is the latest iteration in the DIGIC DV family. Greater processing power provides enhanced colour gradation, wide dynamic range and beautiful reproduction of skin tones, in addition to supporting features such as extensive image customisation.

SensorSuper35mm type CMOS
SystemRGB primary colour filter (Bayer array)
Total Pixels Per Sensor9.84 megapixels
Effective Pixels Per Sensor8.29 megapixels
Minimum IlluminationNTSC Mode 0.3 Lux
[F1.2 lens , 24 dB, 29.97P mode, shutter speed 1/30]
PAL Mode 0.25 Lux
[F1.2 lens, 24 dB, 25.00P mode, shutter speed 1/25]
SensitivityNTSC: F9
[1920x1080/59.94i , ISO640 (0dB), 2000 Lux, 89.9% reflection]
PAL: F10
[1920x1080/50.00i , ISO640 (0dB) , 2000 Lux, 89.9% reflection]
S/N RatioNTSC: 54dB (Typical)
[1920x1080/PF30, Canon Log base sensitivity ISO850 (Dynamic range 800%)]
PAL: 54dB (Typical)
[1920x1080/PF25, Canon Log base sensitivity ISO850 (Dynamic range 800%)]
Dynamic RangeDuring normal shooting: 300%
With Canon Log gamma: 800%
(ISO 850 or above/gain 2.5 dB or more)
Horizontal ResolutionUp to 1000 TV lines (1920 x 1080i mode), depends on lens used.
Lens MountCanon EF Mount, including EF-S and EF Cinema lens
Focal LengthEquivalent to 1.53x the focal length of EF lenses
Peripheral Illumination CorrectionYES (dependent on lens used)
ND Filter4 glass filters in camera body: Clear; 2 stops; 4 stops; 6 stops. Operate via dial on body.
Focus ControlVia lens or by using ONE-SHOT AF mode.
Iris ControlVia body, grip, remote control or Push Auto Iris control.
1/2-stop, 1/3-stop or FINE control.
Possible to maintain constant F-number during zoom.
Image Stabilization SystemDepends on lens used
Video Storage MediaSD/SDHC/SDXC card (2 card slots)
Recording Time64GB SD card: up to 5 hours, 55 minutes. ( 1920 x 1080 @24Mbps VBR)AVCHD
Recording File FormatAVCHD
Recording FormatMPEG-4 AVC/H.264
24 Mbps LPCM VBR (4:2:0);
24 Mbps VBR (4:2:0);
17 Mbps VBR (4:2:0);
7 Mbps VBR (4:2:0, 1440 x 1080).
Recording Frame Rate59.94 Hz mode (NTSC): 60i/PF30/PF24/24p;
50.00 Hz mode (PAL): 50i/PF25.
Slow/Fast MotionNO
Interval RecordNO
Frame RecordNO
Pre Record (cache record)YES (3 seconds)
Relay RecordingYES
Double Slot (Simultaneous) RecordingYES
Scan ReverseYES. Vertical or horizontal image inversion, or both.
HD->SD conversionYes (AVCHD to 9Mbps MPEG-2)
Internal Data TransferMOVIE: Yes (SD card to SD card)
Photo Storage MediaSD/SDHC memory card
Still QualityDuring video recording: 1920 x 1080;
During playback: 1920x1080
Size8.8 cm (3.5"), 100% view
Image Quality AdjustmentsBrightness, contrast, colour, sharpness, backlight, black white
AdjustableUp/down/left/right according to camera configuration
Waveform MonitorWaveform Monitor
Focus AssistPeaking; Magnifying; Edge Monitor (using waveform display)
PeakingPeaking 1, Peaking 2 (Colour, Gain, Frequency customisable for each)
ZebraLevel 1; Level 2; Both
Output via HDMI
MarkersOn/Off (Aspect ratio, Aspect marker, Safety Zone Area, Safety Zone, Grid, Horizontal, Centre)
Size0.61cm (0.24")
Dots1.555 million
Image Quality AdjustmentsBrightness, contrast, colour, sharpness, backlight, black white
Correction Lens+ 2.0 to -5.5 diopters
Audio InXLR inputs with 48V phantom power (x2), 3.5mm microphone input jack
Headphone Output3.5mm stereo jack
Video Monitor OutputNO
HDMIYES (Type A, output only)
IEEE 1394 (Firewire)NO
USBYES (Mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed OUTPUT Only)
Time CodeYES (Superimposed on HDMI Output signal)
Component OutNO
AV TerminalYES (output only)
Remote Control Terminal2.5mm mini jack
Wireless Control TerminalNO
Tally LampYES
Accessory ShoeYES (cold shoe, 2 locations: top of body, front of handle)
Custom KeyYES (15 assignable buttons; select from 35 functions)
Shooting Functions
Exposure MeteringManual:
Exposure determined by shutter setting, iris setting, ISO/gain setting and ND filter setting;
Push Auto Iris options:
(i) Standard (Centre-weighted metering)
(ii) Spotlight
(iii) Backlight (compensation)
Exposure CompensationYES. AE Shift function. +/-2, +/-1.5, +/-1.25, +/-1.0, +/-0.75, +/-0.5, +/-0.25, +/-0
Auto Exposure ModeYES (Push Auto Iris)
Push Auto IrisYES
Exposure LockNO
Auto Gain Control SettingNO
ISO Sensitivity1-stop display: 320¹, 400, 800, [850]², 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 20000
1/3rd stop display: 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, [850]², 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800, 16000, 20000
Gain SettingNORMAL: -6dB, -3dB, 0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 9dB, 12dB, 15dB, 18dB, 21dB, 24dB, 30dB;
FINE: 0 dB to 24 dB (0.5 dB increments).
Control ModesOff; Speed; Angle; Clear Scan (CS); Slow Shutter (SLS)
Shutter Speed1/3 to 1/2000 depending on frame rate and Shutter Control Mode
Shutter Angle11.25º to 360º depending on frame rate
Slow Shutter (SLS)1/3, 1/4, 1/6, 1/8, 1/12, 1/15, 1/25, 1/30 depending on frame rate
Clear Scan60i: 59.94 Hz - 250.27 Hz
PF30: 29.97 Hz - 250.27 Hz
24p/PF24: 23.98 Hz - 250.27 Hz
50i: 50.00 Hz - 250.78 Hz
PF25: 25.00 Hz - 250.78 Hz
Stored Configurations9, including 3 presets (CINEMA, Wide Dynamic Range (Wide DR) and EOS Std)
Storage MediumSD/SDHC memory card (all customisation data and metadata), up to 20 Custom Pictures per card
Gamma9 profiles
Canon Log GammaYES
Master Pedestal-50 to +50
Master Black-50 to +50 for each of R,G,B
Black GammaAdjustable Level, Range and Point
Low Key Saturation-50 to +50 adjusts colour saturation in low brightness area
KneeAdjusts over exposure characteristic, start, slope, saturation
SharpnessAdjustment for Level, H Detail Freq., Coring, HV Detail Balance, Limit, Select, Knee Aperture and Level dependent sharpness
Noise ReductionOff, On (1 to 12)
Skin DetailOff, Low, Middle, High / Hue, Chroma, Brightness, Area, Y Level
Selective Noise ReductionOff, Low, Middle, High / Hue, Chroma, Brightness, Area, Y Level
Colour MatrixPhase, Gain and RGB adjustment, in tandem with Gamma selection
White Balance-50 to +50 R Gain, B Gain
Colour CorrectionArea selection / area revision of two areas
Setup Level-50 to +50 On/Off
Clip 100% IRELimits output to 100% after setup adjustment
PresetDaylight (5400K), Tungsten (3200K), Kelvin (2000K-15000K, 100K intervals), Set A, Set B
White Balance ShiftYES. -9 to +9 (Daylight and Tungsten only)
Black Balance AdjustmentYES
Countup SystemRegen, RecRun, FreeRun, Hold (Drop frame available for some frame rates), NDF only in 24P
Start Value Setting“00:00:00:00”, Set/Reset selectable
Recording16-bit 2ch (48 kHz) linear PCM when 24 Mbps LPCM selected
Dolby Digital AC3 when 24/17/7 Mbps selected
ControlIndependent limiters and auto/manual settings
Microphone AttenuationYES, for built in microphone (in handle unit) and 3.5mm MIC jack
Microphone Level MeterYES
Continuous Recording TimeSupplied BP-955: Approx. 285 minutes, 24Mbps, LCD + VF (50Hz mode)
Recording Frame RatePF modes recorded as interlaced video
HD->SD conversionHD->SD conversion not possible for 24P recordings
ISO Sensitivity320 and 20000 are not 1-stop increments but represent highest and lowest supported ISO values
[850] = Lowest ISO sensitivty achieving 800% dynamic range with Canon Log function.
Accessories SuppliedData Transfer Application, Handle Unit with microphone, Thumbrest, Grip, Tripod base adaptor plate, Shoulder strap, EVF cap, Battery Charger CG-930, Battery pack BP-955.
Power Consumption8.1w; VF + LCD, 24Mbps (NTSC mode)
7.3w; VF + LCD, 24Mbps (PAL mode)
Operating Temperature Range-5ºC to +45ºC, 60% relative humidity
DimensionsApprox 135 x 170 x 129mm (thumbrest attached);
Approx 182 x 170 x 129mm (grip attached);
Approx 182 x 281 x 236mm (grip, monitor unit and handle attached)
Approx 142 x 281 x 236mm (thumbrest and handle unit)
Detachable HandleYES
Weight (camera only)1020g
Weight (fully equipped)Approx 1835g (grip, monitor unit, handle, hook, BP-955, 2x SD card)

The C100 featureslarge 8.3 Megapixel Super 35mm-equivalent CMOS sensor for video capture that provides three-channel RGB processing for Full HD. The sensor has a pixel size larger than that for conventional professional camcorders enabling greater light-gathering capabilities for superb high-resolution images with enhanced sensitivity, low noise, reduced shutter artefacts and low power consumption, along with typical large sensor benefits such as beautifully shallow depth-of-field.

Pushing the One-Shot AF button before recording starts, ensures the camera focuses on the subject at the centre of the screen. Push Auto Iris is a recording assist function that automatically adjusts the aperture in accordance with the brightness during recording. The Auto White Balance feature automatically normalises the colour temperature by correcting warm or cool tones. Note that One-Shot AF and Push Auto Iris functions are not available when shooting with Canon Cinema Lenses.

The creative possibilities of the EOS C100 Digital Cinema Camera are greatly enhanced by its compatibility to Canon’s wide range of EF mount lenses. Canon’s extensive EF lens range encompasses over 60 different lenses for a total focal length range that stretches from 8mm up to 800mm to open up an incredibly wide range of shooting possibilities. Filmmakers already shooting with EF mount lenses can now take advantage of the widespread compatibility of the Cinema EOS System.

The C100 is also compatible with the EF mount lenses in Canon’s Cinema Lens range – these lenses deliver exceptional optical performance and offer compatibility with Super 35mm-equivalent sensors.

The EOS C100 Digital Cinema Camera has an ultra-compact body that has a modular design for superb mobility. The body weighs just 1020g. Removable grip, handle and multi-angle control panel components ensure maximum manoeuvrability, whilst the robust body features magnesium alloy components for additional rigidity and toughness.

A 3.5-inch (8.8cm), 920,000-dot LCD panel can be moved upwards by up to 100 degrees for easy composition at low angles. By rotating and stowing the LCD panel DSLR-style shooting is possible with viewing through the 0.24-inch (0.65cm), 1.56-million dot EVF.

The detachable handle has a built-in stereo microphone and two channels of XLR audio input connectors.

A manually controlled built-in ND filter allows for keeping the iris open for shallow depth-of-field and attractive bokeh. A four-layer filter system offers three densities – 2-stop, 4-stop and 6-stop – with ND0 being clear.

The camera can record MPEG-4 AVCHD files at 24Mbps (4:2:0) to two SD memory cards with relay and double slot simultaneous HD recording options available. Using two SD cards allows for up to 12 hours of continuous recording by switching from one card to the other when the maximum file capacity has been reached.

A Pre REC function in the C100 starts recording video about three seconds ahead of time to ensure that you don’t miss the shot.

The C100 features enhanced sensitivity: low noise images can be captured at up to ISO 20,000, allowing for use in almost any shooting conditions.

Canon Log is a log format for realising a wide, 12-stop dynamic range close to negative film. Canon Log has adopted an 8-bit log that enables the user to easily perform post-production processes, even in a desktop environment. It enables detailed adjustment for highlight and shadow and broadens the range of colour grading.

The new Wide DR Gamma feature on the EOS C100 produces smooth changes in brightness, seamless gradations, and reproduces clear skin tones with uniform colours; thus eliminating the need for post-production processes.

Smooth editing workflow is key during video production and this is catered for thanks to an MPEG-4/AVCHD (H.264) system that enables the capture of extensive Full HD high resolution video recording, with less data volume, by means of highly efficient compression.

The new Data Import Utility software that comes with the EOS C100 automatically recognises divided files as a single long file and seamlessly joins together the divided video files when they exceed 2GB or when they are created during relay recording. This helps to reduce the work during editing.

An HDMI signal output function enables a timecode and 2:3 pulldown marker to be superimposed on the HDMI signal output. The non-compressed signals can be processed as SDI video signals (comparable to HD-SDI) depending on the external recorder and converter connected to the EOS C100. Footage is then compatible with NLE editing software from companies such as Apple, Adobe, AVID and Grass Valley.


  • 1x C100 with EF mount 
  • 1x Data Transfer Application
  • 1x Handle Unit with microphone
  • 1x Thumbrest
  • 1x Grip
  • 1x Tripod base adaptor plate
  • 1x Shoulder strap
  • 1x EVF cap
  • 1x Battery Charger CG-930
  • 1x Battery pack BP-955.
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Is the Canon C100 compatible with the Sigma and Tamron ef mount range of lenses?
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Trevor - 11/09/2014
Will you be stocking the C100 with the new dual pixel auto focus upgrade already installed? Noticed they've started selling them in America.
No, the mod is an 'option' and can only be organised after you've purchased a camera. The work has to be arranged with and performed by Canon themselves at one of their 'Regional Competence Centres'. This is chargeable at £339 + VAT according to this Canon Press Release:-
Alistair - 03/04/2014
Does this camera come with a UK warranty?
Yes, all our products are sourced through manufacturer approved channels - no 'grey' imports.
James - 26/02/2014
Hi, I would like to kindly ask 2 questions please: 1) I am interested in the Canon C100. Does that item that you have include the lens kit as well? Or is it body only? 2) As for the Photolease, is it available for customers from Malta? If I got you correctly, does that mean that we can pay for it for a set period of time and then be ours when we pay it in full? I am asking me because the word 'lease' in the title is misleading me. Thanks.
Canon C100 on our website is "body only" it doesn't include any lenses. Photolease is only availbale to our UK Customers.
Eleonora - 02/08/2013
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