This is the Best Price We’ve Ever Seen for the Canon C100: $2,999 NEW

by Hugh Brownstone2 Comments

I know people who love, love, love their original C100 , and plenty of other people who think 4K is not where they want to invest their time and money. If you’ve been waiting for the price of a new, first generation Canon Cinema EOS C100 to drop to the bottom, this is probably it.

What if you could buy a brand new Canon Cinema EOS C100 for $500 more than a Canon 5D Mk III  [B&H|Amazon] ?

Would you pull the trigger?

B&H is offering a $1,000 instant rebate on the original – I’ve never seen the price this low, but to be fair I’ve been preoccupied of late with other things like a 1970’s era Super 8 Braun Nizo S56 and my rediscovered Leica IIIa 35mm rangefinder, so I’m not exactly the target audience.

For $2,999 it does NOT have the dual-pixel autofocus upgrade (that’s an additional $500 at an accredited Canon service center, or you can buy it pre-installed for the same price, $3,499).

I’m betting this will be intriguing to some of you, so there you go!

Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only)

Via B&H:

Product Highlights:

  • Super 35mm 8.3MP CMOS Sensor
  • 1920×1080 60/50i, 24/25p, PF30, PF24
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF Hardware Upgrade
  • EF Lens Mount
  • ISO 320 to 80,000
  • Uncompressed HDMI Output with Timecode
  • Canon Log and Wide DR Gamma
  • Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slots
  • Two XLR Audio Connectors
  • Built-In ND Filters with Manual Controls

Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera - Body Only

The Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF is an updated version of Canon's compact Cinema EOS camera designed for event videographers, documentarians, and independent filmmakers. This updated version provides a new continuous autofocus function for all Canon autofocus lenses, using Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. This new feature provides faster and more accurate autofocusing to assist users when operating with small crews.

The EOS C100 uses the same Super 35mm Canon CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV III image processor as its big brother, the C300. With an EF lens mount, the camera is compatible with the full range of Canon EF, EF-S, and EF Cinema lenses. This is particularly useful for DSLR shooters who have already invested in Canon lenses. The camera uses the AVCHD codec to record 1080p video up to 24 Mbps. It supports dual SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards which, thanks to the efficient AVCHD codec, allows you to record nearly three hours of HD video on a single 32GB card. For professional applications, you can also record clean, uncompressed 4:2:2 video with embedded timecode via the HDMI output.

The ergonomic design of the EOS C100 is streamlined to support one-person shoots. Weighing only 2.2 pounds in its basic configuration, the camera's flexible modular design supports a variety of shooting styles. Additional features such as One-Shot AF and Push Auto Iris allow operators to spend less time checking camera settings and more time capturing cinematic footage.

Learn more about Product features and specifications on B&H.

(cover photo credit: snap from B&H)

Hugh Brownstone

Hugh Brownstone

Hugh is the founder of Three Blind Men and An Elephant Productions. He and the team write, direct, shoot, score, and edit web-centric films; conduct photo shoots; and write copy, white papers and blog posts. Hugh also writes screenplays (he recently optioned a TV pilot) and just published his first eBook (Apple's iPhone: The Next Video Revolution). If it's about telling stories, it's in their wheelhouse.

And always with the ambition of authenticity, humanity and wit.
Hugh Brownstone

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