Canon finally brought its line of cinema cameras into the sub-$10k territory. Today, Canon announced the C100, a 1080p cinema camera that uses the AVCHD codec and will be offered in EF mount only. (The Canon C300 and C500 are both available in EF and PL mount options.)
The C100 uses the same form factor of the C300; however, it is about 85% the physical size. It includes “a push auto iris function, one-shot auto focus (or full manual focus and exposure control), a multi-angle 3.5-inch LCD control panel, a high-resolution electronic viewfinder (EVF), built-in ND filters, dual XLR inputs, and a locking HDMI output. These features combine with such advanced technologies as reduced rolling shutter artifacts in 60i mode, enhanced gamma modes (including Wide Dynamic Range (DR) Gamma and Canon Log Gamma), cinematic depth of field characteristics, and excellent low-light performance. The C100 records to dual SD cards contributing to the camera’s reduced size and convenience.”
The Canon EOS C100 retails for $7,999 and should be avaialable in November 2012. Check availability here at B&H Photo.