This is good news for Canon EOS C100 and Canon EOS C300 owners – always good to see Canon continuing to add features to the Cinema EOS line! I know many will be excited by the enhanced magnify for sure!
Canon Professional Network – New feature Upgrades Coming for Cinema EOS Cameras
Canon has announced a host of feature upgrades that will shortly be available for its Cinema EOS range of cameras…
Developed in response to market feedback, the feature upgrades will offer greater creative flexibility and enhanced operability, and clearly demonstrate Canon’s continued commitment to supporting the ever-evolving needs of the professional video community.
UNRIVALLED LOW LIGHT FLEXIBILITY WITH ISO 80,000
Canon’s heritage in camera and sensor development led to the creation of a brand new Super 35mm sensor for the Cinema EOS System, offering outstanding performance in extremely challenging low light situations. Now Canon is further enhancing the maximum ISO setting on the EOS C500, EOS C300 and EOS C100, from the current maximum of ISO 20,000, to ISO 80,000. Unrivalled in the industry, the new maximum setting will allow creative content makers, such as documentary, news and feature crews, to shoot in even more extreme low light conditions, capturing detailed, colourful images. Users will be able to shoot in 1-stop or 1/3 stop increments from ISO 320 right through to ISO 80,000 providing incredible creative freedom.
ADDITIONAL ENHANCEMENTS TO THE EOS C500, EOS C300 and EOS-1D C/
ENHANCED FLEXIBILITY AND OPERABILITY ACROSS THE RANGE
Canon will also improve the operability of the EOS C500, EOS C300 and EOS C100 in a variety of ways. For example, the Magnify function, designed to aid manual focussing, will be enhanced to enable magnified viewing of 25 different segments of the image in view, rather than just the centre portion. A new option will allow users to lock all camera functions, including the REC button, when the Power switch is in LOCK mode, and it will be possible to assign either ISO or IRIS control to the main body and hand grip control dials on the EOS C500 and EOS C300.
[ Via Canon Professional Network ]
The firmware updates for Cinema EOS cameras are expected to be available in Q4 2013, with XF-series updates arriving in Q1 2014.
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