Canon Improves Firmware For EOS C100

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Kuala Lumpur, (22 November 2013) – Canon announced the development of new firmware1 update service for the EOS C100 HD camcorder that supports the innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, enabling continuous autofocusing with Canon’s entire2 EF lens lineup.

EOS C100

EOS C100

The Canon firmware update service will provide the EOS C100 (launched in November 2012) with AF functionality made possible through Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. First employed in the EOS 70D digital SLR camera (launched in August 2013), the innovative new AF technology enables greater shooting efficiency across a variety of shooting situations. Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF makes use of a newly structured CMOS sensor that captures light information and performs phase-difference detection autofocus simultaneously. While focusing on the EOS C100 is primarily performed manually, the update enables smooth continuous AF, a capability that is particularly beneficial when operating with a small production crew in fast-paced or constricted shooting situations.

The Dual Pixel CMOS AF supports continuous AF with all Canon EF lenses for subjects positioned in the center of the imaging area. Additionally, the complementary use of the contrast signal realizes advanced AF stability that reduces the occurrence of unnecessary image blur during the focus locking process. Also, the inclusion of an AF Lock function expands shooting flexibility through presetting focus which allows users to set a desired focus distance in advance, and the ability to alter the photographing range or composition after establishing focus.

The firmware update increases the speed of the Canon EOS C100’s One-Shot AF function by up to approximately twice3 prior to the update. This enables users to focus on a subject located at the center of the screen with the push of a button, a feature that is supported on 1044 EF lens models.

This firmware update service will be made available to users through Canon’s product maintenance centers. Further details will be published on Canon websites at http://www.canon.com.my/.

  1. Firmware is a type of software used to control camera hardware functions.
  2. Not including manual-focus lenses.
  3. When using the EF70–200mm f/2.8L IS II USM or EF24–105 f/4L IS USM, based on a Canon survey. Differences in performance speed may be small depending on the lens used and shooting conditions. Disparity becomes greater when using older types of lenses.
  4. As of November 6, 2013. (Including older models and overseas models.)