Canon C100 DAF Camcorder

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Versatile, compact storytelling

An affordable video production camera offering a unique combination of professional HD imaging, compact design and lens versatility, the user-friendly C100 is ideally configured for single person use.

Factory pre-installed Dual Pixel Auto Focus feature

8.3MP Super 35mm CMOS sensor; Full HD

High sensitivity, low noise

24Mbps AVCHD to SD cards

Automatic shooting functions

Interchangeable EF lenses

Canon Log Gamma

Compact, modular, lightweight

Professional audio

Seamless workflow integration

8.3MP Super 35mm CMOS sensor; Full HD
An 8.3MP Super 35mm CMOS sensor, designed and manufactured by Canon specifically for video capture, provides 3ch RGB processing for Full HD recording. It delivers superb high-resolution images with high sensitivity, low noise, reduced rolling shutter artefacts and shallow depth of field.
Canon Log Gamma
Built-in Canon Log Gamma gives neutral image quality with 12-stops of latitude (800% dynamic range) at a base setting of ISO 850. A Wide Dynamic Range option delivers footage with the same wide latitude but does not require grading.
Dual Pixel Auto Focus
Factory pre-installed Dual Pixel AF feature optimises AF capabilities of the camera by employing an upgrade to the CMOS sensor that holds an array of pixels, each featuring two photodiodes. This feature enables a new continuous auto-focusing mode as well as improving the speed and accuracy of the one-shot AF function. When Continuous AF is enabled, the outputs of the two photodiodes are compared continuously so that phase difference AF ensures speed, precision, reduced focus 'hunting', as well as smooth focus transitions even while the subject and / or camera is in motion.


Image Sensor
Sensor Super 35mm type CMOS
System RGB primary colour filter (Bayer array)
Total Pixels 9.84 megapixels
Effective Pixels 8.29 megapixels
Minimum Illumination NTSC Mode 0.3 Lux
[F1.2 lens , 24dB, 29.97P mode, shutter speed 1/30]
PAL Mode 0.25 Lux
[F1.2 lens, 24dB, 25.00P mode, shutter speed 1/25]
Sensitivity NTSC: 

F9 [1920 x 1080 / 59.94i , ISO 640 (0dB), 2000 Lux, 89.9% reflection]
F10 [1920 x 1080 / 50.00i , ISO 640 (0dB) , 2000 Lux, 89.9% reflection]
S/N Ratio NTSC: 
54dB (Typical)
[1920 x 1080 / PF30, Canon Log base sensitivity ISO 850 (Dynamic range 800%)]
PAL: 54dB (Typical)
[1920 x 1080 / PF25, Canon Log base sensitivity ISO 850 (Dynamic range 800%)]
Dynamic Range During Normal shooting: 300%
With Canon Log gamma: 800%
(ISO 850 or above / gain 2.5dB or more)
Horizontal Resolution Up to 1000 TV lines (1920 x 1080i mode), depends on lens used.
Lens Mount Canon EF Mount, including EF-S and EF Cinema lens
Focal Length Equivalent to 1.53x the focal length of EF lenses
Peripheral Illumination Correction Yes (dependent on lens used)
ND Filter 4 glass filters in camera body: Clear; 2 stops; 4 stops; 6 stops. 
Operate via dial on body
Focus Control

Via lens or by using continuous / ONE-SHOT AF mode

Iris Control Via 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 System Depends on lens used
Image Processor
Video Storage Media SD / SDHC / SDXC card (2 card slots)
Recording Time 64GB SD card: Up to 5 hours, 55 minutes. ( 1920 x 1080 @24Mbps VBR) AVCHD
Recording File Format AVCHD
Recording Format MPEG-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 Rate 59.94 Hz mode (NTSC): 60i / PF30 / PF24 / 24p*1
50.00 Hz mode (PAL): 50i / PF25*1
Slow / Fast motion No
Interval Record No
Frame Record No
Pre Record (Cache Record) Yes (3 seconds)
Relay Recording Yes
Double Slot (Simultaneous) Recording Yes
Scan Reverse Yes. Vertical or horizontal image inversion, or both.
HD to SD conversion Yes (AVCHD to 9Mbps MPEG-2)*2
Internal Data Transfer Movie: Yes (SD card to SD card)
Photo Storage Media SD / SDHC memory card
Still Quality During video recording: 1920 x 1080
During playback: 1920 x 1080
Size 8.8 cm (3.5"), 100% view
Dots 922,000
Image Quality Adjustments Brightness, contrast, colour, sharpness, backlight, black & white
Adjustability Up / down / left / right according to camera configuration
Waveform Monitor Waveform Monitor
Focus Assist Peaking; Magnifying; Edge Monitor (using waveform display)
Peaking Peaking 1, Peaking 2 (Colour, Gain, Frequency customisable for each)
Zebra Level 1; Level 2; Both
Output via HD-SDI or HDMI
Markers On / Off (Aspect ratio, Aspect marker, Safety Zone Area, Safety Zone, Grid, Horizontal, Centre)
Size 0.61cm (0.24")
Dots 1.555 million
Image Quality Adjustments Brightness, contrast, colour, sharpness, backlight, black & white
Adjustable No
Correction Lens + 2.0 to -5.5 diopters
Inputs / Outputs
Audio In XLR inputs with 48V phantom power (x2), 3.5mm microphone input jack
Headphone Output 3.5mm stereo jack
Video Monitor Output No
HDMI Yes (Type A, output only)
IEEE 1394 (Firewire) No
USB Yes (Mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Output Only)
HD / SD-SDI Output No
Time Code Yes (Superimposed on HDMI Output signal)
Genlock No
Synch No
Component Out No
AV Terminal Yes (output only)
DC Input Yes
Remote Control Terminal 2.5mm mini jack
Wireless Control Terminal No
Colour Bars EBU, SMPTE, ARIB
Tally Lamp Yes
Accessory Shoe Yes (cold shoe, 2 locations: top of body, front of handle)
Custom Key Yes (15 assignable buttons; select from 35 functions)
Shooting Functions
Exposure Metering Manual:

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 Compensation Yes. AE Shift function. ±2, ±1.5, ±1.25, ±1.0, ±0.75, ±0.5, ±0.25, ±0
Auto Exposure Mode Yes (Push Auto Iris)
Push Auto Iris Yes
Exposure Lock No  
Auto Gain Control setting No  
ISO Sensitivity 1-stop display:
320*3, 400, 800, [850]*4, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 20000
1/3rd stop display: 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, [850]*4, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800, 16000, 20000*1
Gain Setting Normal: 
-6dB, -3dB, 0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 9dB, 12dB, 15dB, 18dB, 21dB, 24dB, 30dB
Fine: 0 dB to 24 dB (0.5 dB increments).
Shutter Speed
Control Modes Off; Speed; Angle; Clear Scan (CS); Slow Shutter (SLS)
Shutter Speed 1/3 to 1/2000 depending on frame rate and Shutter Control Mode
Shutter Angle 11.25° to 360° 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 Scan 60i:
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
Custom Picture
Stored Configurations 9, including 3 presets (CINEMA, Wide Dynamic Range (Wide DR) and EOS Std)
Storage Medium SD / SDHC memory card (all customisation data and metadata), up to 20 Custom Pictures per card
Gamma 9 profiles
Canon Log Gamma Yes
Master Pedestal -50 to +50
Master Black -50 to +50 for each of R,G,B
Black Gamma Adjustable Level, Range and Point
Low Key Saturation -50 to +50 adjusts colour saturation in low brightness area
Knee Adjusts over exposure characteristic, start, slope, saturation
Sharpness Adjustment for Level, H Detail Freq., Coring, HV Detail Balance, Limit, Select, Knee Aperture and Level dependent sharpness
Noise reduction Off, On (1 to 12)
Skin detail Off, Low, Middle, High / Hue, Chroma, Brightness, Area, Y Level
Selective Noise Reduction Off, Low, Middle, High / Hue, Chroma, Brightness, Area, Y Level
Colour Matrix Phase, Gain and RGB adjustment, in tandem with Gamma selection
White Balance -50 to +50 R Gain, B Gain
Colour Correction Area selection / area revision of two areas
Setup Level -50 to +50 On / Off
Clip 100% IRE Limits output to 100% after setup adjustment
White Balance
Auto Yes
Preset Daylight (5400K), Tungsten (3200K), Kelvin (2000K - 15000K, 100K intervals), Set A, Set B
White Balance Shift Yes. -9 to +9 (Daylight and Tungsten only)
Black Balance
Black Balance Adjustment Yes
Time Code
Countup System Regen, RecRun, FreeRun, Hold (Drop frame available for some frame rates), NDF only in 24P
Start Value Setting "00:00:00:00", Set / Reset selectable
Recording 16-bit 2ch (48 kHz) linear PCM when 24 Mbps LPCM selected
Dolby Digital AC3 when 24 / 17 / 7 Mbps selected
Control Independent limiters and auto / manual settings
Microphone Attenuation Yes, for built in microphone (in handle unit) and 3.5mm MIC jack
Microphone Level Meter Yes
Supplied Data Transfer Application, Handle Unit with microphone, Thumbrest, Grip, Tripod base adaptor plate, Shoulder strap, EVF cap, Battery Charger CG-930, Battery pack BP-955.
Optional Batteries BP-955, BP-975, Compact Power Adaptor CA-930, Tripod Adapter TA-100, Shooting Brace SBR-1000
Power Consumption NTSC mode: 8.1w; VF + LCD, 24Mbps
PAL mode: 7.3w; VF + LCD, 24Mbps
Continuous Recording Time Supplied BP-955: 
Approx. 285 minutes, 24Mbps, LCD + VF (50Hz mode)
Optional BP-975: Approx. 430 minutes, 24Mbps, LCD + VF (50Hz mode)
Dimensions Thumbrest attached:
Approx 135 x 170 x 129mm
Grip attached: Approx 182 x 170 x 129mm
Grip, monitor unit and handle attached: Approx 182 x 281 x 236mm
Thumbrest and handle unit: Approx 142 x 281 x 236mm
Detachable Handle Yes
Weight Camera only: 1020g
Fully equipped: Approx 1835g (grip, monitor unit, handle, hook, BP-955, 2x SD card)
Operating Temperature range -5°C to +45ºC, 60% relative humidity

Specifications are subject to change without notice.
*1 PF modes recorded as interlaced video
*2 HD to SD conversion not possible for 24P recordings
*3 320 and 20000 are not 1-stop increments but represent highest and lowest supported ISO values
*4 [850] = Lowest ISO sensitivty achieving 800% dynamic range with Canon Log function.

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