Canon EOS C100 Mark II Announced, Pre-order for $5,499

Canon EOS C100 Mark II Cinema EOS camera has been announced. It is the successor to the popular C100 cinema camera. Designed for event videographers, documentarians, and independent filmmakers, Canon EOS C100 Mark II allows you to record 1080p resolution video at up to 60/50 fps — a boost from the 30 fps maximum in the original model. Like the C100, the new Mark II features a Super-35mm-sized CMOS sensor, with an EF lens mount compatible with the full range of Canon EF, EF-S, and EF-mount cinema lenses. The new mark II also comes standard with Canon’s Dual Pixel AF technology and supports Face detection AF when using Canon STM lenses. Other significant updates include Canon Log display LUT support on the HDMI output, built-in Wi-Fi, and improved viewfinder and display panel.


  • Super 35mm 8.3MP CMOS Sensor + EF Mount
  • 1920×1080 60/50i, 24/25p, PF30, PF23.98
  • Built-In Dual Pixel CMOS AF Hardware
  • AVCHD + MP4 Recording
  • Dual SDHC/SDXC Media Card Slots
  • HDMI Output with Timecode & Canon Log
  • ISO 320 to 80,000
  • Canon Log and Wide DR Gamma
  • Two XLR Audio Connectors
  • Built-In 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz WiFi Capability

Pre-order & Buy C100 Mark II:

Now you can pre-oder Canon EOS C100 Mark II at B&H Photo Video for $5,499.


Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology
The Continuous AF (Autofocus) function for all autofocus lenses, using Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. A new AF Lock setting also lets you change the image framing while holding the desired focus. This feature is ideal for users who regularly shoot with smaller crews, who shoot moving subjects, or who want smoother, more natural-looking autofocus.Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology features a CMOS sensor that consists of an array of pixels that each feature two separate photodiodes. By continuously comparing their outputs during AF mode, phase-difference autofocus helps ensure non-blurred images and smooth focus transitions even when the talent and/or camera are moving. The new feature places a high priority on maintaining sharp focus while providing a natural, smooth autofocus movement with select Canon EF lenses — including newer-generation STM lenses — which offer even smoother and quieter operation.

Continuous Recording
The continuous, nonstop recording function allows you to create In and Out points in the footage every time the START/STOP button is pressed. At this time, the continuous recording function is compatible with Grass Valley’s EDIUS Pro 7 software.
320 to 80,000 ISO Range
With an extended ISO range from 320 to 80,000, the EOS C100 Mark II is even more sensitive to light than its predecessor. This lets you shoot usable footage during low-light and night shoots, even when using available or ambient lighting as your main light source. Being able to operate under lower light levels means you can work quickly with smaller crews and resources, ideal for low-budget and independent filmmakers.
Menu Navigation via Camera Buttons
Internal camera menus are now controllable from buttons on the camera body. While previously a removable joystick was the only way to control the internal menus, now buttons on the rear of the camera under the built-in monitor can be used. This lets you access the menus when the side grip is removed.
Viewfinder Magnification Location Shift
Manually move the center of the camera’s magnification viewing area to one of 25 different locations throughout the image frame using the joystick. Now camera operators can easily check focus even on subjects that are located away from the center of the image frame.
Record Button Lock
The Key Lock setting now makes it possible to lock all operations, including the record button. This helps to prevent accidental operation during a critical shoot by the operator inadvertently pressing a wrong button.
Super 35mm 8.3MP CMOS Sensor
The Super 35mm-sized sensor provides an angle-of-view and depth of field that equivalent to that of traditional Super 35mm film. With a native resolution of 8.3MP and a wider pixel pitch than conventional professional camcorders, the sensor offers enhanced sensitivity and reduced noise in low light environments.
DIGIC DV III Image Processor
Designed and built by Canon for the highest HD RGB processing, the DIGIC DV III Image Processor uses proprietary circuits and architecture to deliver the highest image quality at the highest speeds, with low power consumption and minimal heat output. It processes the RGB representations that originate in the single CMOS sensor of the camera into three channels (Red, Blue, and Green) to maintain the rich resolution and clean color fidelity formerly possible only in three-chip sensor designs.
Low Light Sensitivity
Working together, the Super 35mm sensor and DIGIC DV III Image Processor achieve a high signal-to-noise ratio that enables recordings with great detail and dynamic range even in minimal light.
Canon Log Gamma and Wide DR Gamma
Canon Log records an image with subdued contrast and sharpness, which preserves a high dynamic range and presupposes color grading in post production. Canon Log Gamma emphasizes rich gradients from mid-range to highlights, resulting in 12-stops of dynamic range. At ISO 850 and above, Canon Log Gamma enables 5.3 stops of latitude above optimal exposure (and 6.7 stops below), broadening the available dynamic range in color grading.Wide DR Gamma yields wide dynamic range by suppressing brightness while maintaining gradations, but is designed to produce finished-looking images without requiring any color grading in post-production.

EF Lens Mount with EF Contacts
The camera is fully compatible with Canon’s renowned EF mount lenses. Even specialty lenses, such as Canon’s 24mm f/3.5L II tilt shift lens or the 8-15mm f/4L Ultra-Wide Zoom fisheye lens. When shooting with EF lenses, the camera features peripheral illumination correction, which automatically compensates for light fall-off in the corners of the image.
Multiple Recording Modes and Frame Rates in AVCHD
The camera supports AVCHD bit rates up to 24 Mbps (LPCM) at a maximum resolution of 1920×1080. Frame rates of 60i, 50i, 24p, 25p, PF30, and PF24 are all available to meet the needs of your production workflow. In addition, the 60i frame rate offers reduced rolling shutter artifacts. It supports relay recording of long takes between dual SD cards or can write video to both cards for redundancy in the event of SD card failure. Pre REC mode buffers approximately three seconds before the tally light activates.
Multiple Recording Modes and Frame Rates in MP4
The C100 Mark II supports recording in 1920 x 1080p recording to MP4, at multiple frame rates, and also supports 720 and 640 x 360 frame sizes.
Uncompressed HDMI Out with Timecode & Canon Log LUT Support
Outputting an uncompressed signal via HDMI. This signal can superimpose timecode and the 2:3 pulldown marker, which means an external recorder and converter can process the HDMI output as an SDI signal. External recorders provide an instant back-up and help to streamline post-production workflows. The HDMI output also supports Canon Log LUT output.
Compact and Ergonomic Design
Designed with the solo shooter in mind it is 85% the size of the Canon C300, and it is based on a mobile core design that allows additional accessories to be attached depending on the situation. Strip the camera down for a “run-and-gun” style, or complement the camera with the full range of camera-mounted accessories. With a compact body, you can even shoot dual-camera 3D without an over-sized and cumbersome rig. Its light weight reduces user fatigue and allows even elaborate rigging systems to remain mobile enough for a single operator. The removable accessory hand grip rotates 360 degrees for comfortable shooting positions, while customizable hardware buttons allow the camera to fit your own personal shooting preferences.
Removable Top Handle with XLR Inputs and Stereo Microphone
Including a top mounted handle unit, which features two XLR connectors and a microphone shock mount. XLR connections offer a high quality audio input for professional grade microphones and facilitate 2 channel 48kHz linear PCM (24 Mbps) audio recordings.
High Resolution EVF and Integrated OLED Display
Accurately check focus, composition, and exposure with the 1.23 million dot-equivalent 0.45″ electronic viewfinder with 100% coverage. The built-in 3.5″ 1.23MP equivalent OLED panel tilts 100 degrees for flexibility when composing tough perspective shots and rotates 180 degrees to protect the screen when not in use. Use the LCD display to review footage or to view the camera’s waveform monitor.
AVCHD or MP4 File Based Recording to SD Cards
The camera records video to SDHC/SDXC cards using AVCHD, a high-efficiency codec that has quickly become a standard in both the professional and consumer video markets. Maximum bit-rate is 24 Mbps. Video files greater than 2GB are split into multiple files while recording, which are automatically joined together upon import using Canon Data Import. AVCHD video is widely supported across NLE systems and is the standard codec for Blu-Ray.
The camera records using the MP4 codec, and can record in fast motion (25% faster) or slow motion (40% slower) in MP4 recording mode.
Full Manual Control and Focusing Aids
The camera offers complete manual control of each aspect of the recording process. Create and recall custom picture settings, camera functions, and display options. The camera also features several powerful and intuitive focusing aids in both the EVF and LCD monitor that make it easy to confirm critical focus distance; Peaking Modes and Magnify Focus Modes are available while in standby or while recording. Additionally, the LCD features Edge Monitor Display; green waveform display the overall focus of the scene and red waveform provide focus feedback of the three focus check boxes visible on the LCD monitor.
One Shot AF and Push Auto Iris
One-Shot AF executes focus adjustments with a dedicated button, and the Push Auto Iris button automatically adjusts the aperture of the lens to quickly and easily maintain proper exposure. Both of these functions can be accessed even when operating in manual mode.
Built-In ND Filters
In excessively bright environments neutral density filters are often required to avoid over exposure, without compromising desirable shutter and aperture settings. It features built-in ND filters in three densities, which make for four ND configurations (OFF, 2 stops, 4 stops, 6 stops). The built-in ND filters are deployed via a manual dial.
Remote Terminal
Remotely control the camera via its LANC-compatible remote terminal. Remote operation allows for single-person operation even in creative rigging situations.
Additional Features
  • Waveform monitor; standard and RGB modes
  • Exposure/Focus aids: Peaking, Zebra, Magnify, Edge Monitor Focus Assist, Black and White Mode
  • Drop Frame (DF) or Non-Drop Frame (NDF) Timecode
  • Timecode modes: Regen, Record Run, Free Run
  • Nice Customized Picture Profiles available in camera and up to 20 can be saved to an SD card
  • Custom picture profiles can be adjusted using the following settings: Gamma, Black, Black Gamma, Low Key Saturation, Knee, Sharpness, Noise Balance, Color Correction, Setup Level
  • 15 assignable function buttons
  • SMPTE, EBU, or ARIB standard color bars can be selected


Image Sensor
Sensor Super 35mm CMOS (24.6 x 13.8 mm) (28.2 mm diagonal)
Total Pixels Approx. 9.84 megapixels (4206 x 2340)
Effective Pixels Approx. 8.29 megapixels (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Processor DIGIC DV III
Color Filter RGB Primary Color Filter (Bayer Array)
Lens System
Lens Mount Canon EF mount with EF contacts
ND Filters Clear, 2 stops (1/4), 4 stops (1/16), 6 stops (1/64)
Iris Dial Manual setting in 1/2-step increments, 1/3-step increments, or finePush auto iris control
Peripheral Illumination Correction On supported Canon EF, EF-S, and Cinema lenses
Exposure Control
Exposure Modes ManualPush Auto Iris Control (metering system selection/AE shift possible)
Metering Modes Standard Center Weighted, Spotlight, Backlight
Gain Normal: -6 to 30 dB TBDFine: 0 to 24 dB, in 0.5 dB increments
ISO Range 320 to 80,000 in 1/3-step increments
Shutter Modes OFF, ISO Speed, Shutter Angle, Slow Shutter, or Clear ScanSpeed setting can be set in 1/2 or 1/3 stop increments
Shutter Speed Range 59.94i: 1/60 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30; CS: 59.94 to 250.27 HzPF30: 1/30 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: ¼, 1/8; CS: 29.97 to 250.27 Hz23.98p/PF24: 1/24 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/3, 1/6, 1/12; CS: 23.97 to 250.27 Hz

50i: 1/50 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/3, 1/6, 1/12 1/25; CS: 50.00 to 250.78 Hz

PF25: 1/25 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/3, 1/6, 1/12; CS: 25.00 to 250.78 Hz

Shutter Angle Settings 59.94i: 360, 240, 216, 180, 120, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.5, 15, 11.25PF30: 360, 240, 216, 180, 120, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.5, 15, 11.2523.98p/PF24: 360, 345.6, 288, 240, 180, 172.8, 144, 120, 90, 86.4, 72, 60, 45, 30, 22.5, 15, 11.25

50i: 360, 300, 240, 180, 150, 120, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.50, 15, 11.25

PF25: 360, 300, 240, 180, 150, 120, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.50, 15, 11.25

Focus Control
Settings ManualOne-Shot AF
Autofocus AF is dependent on interchangeable lensesDual Pixel CMOS AF with Canon EF, EF-S, and Cinema lenses
Signal System NTSC and PAL
Recording Format Compression:MPEG-4, AVC/H.264Maximum bit rate: 24 Mbps

Color Space: 4:2:0 to SD card, 4:2:2 via uncompressed HDMI out

HD to SD Conversion Format: MPEG-2; 9 Mbps

Bit Rate AVCHD28, 24, 17, 7 Mb/sMP4

35, 24, 17, 4, 3, Mb/s

Frame Rate AVCHD1080p: 23.98/50/59.94

1080i: 50/59.94

1080PF: 25/29.97MP4

1080p: 23.98, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94

720p: 23.98, 25, 29.97

640 x 360: 23.98, 25, 29.97

Audio Record Mode 24 Mbps mode:Linear PCM; 2-Channel; 16-Bit; 48 kHzAll other modes: Dolby Digital AC3
Built-In Microphone Stereo microphone built in to top handleStereo microphone built in to the camera body
Audio Inputs 2 x XLR on top handle (Auto and Manual level settings)1 x 3.5 mm terminal
XLR Mic Trimming -12, -6, 0, +6, or +12 dB
Limiter Available
Audio Level Control Infinity to +18 dB, AutomaticSeparate controls for internal and externally connected microphones
Phantom Power +48 V
Headphone Output Level 16 Settings; volume is muted at lowest setting
Built-in Speaker Yes; 16 level settings
Tone 1 KHz tone available; -12, -18, or -20 dB
Recording Media 2 x SD/SDHC/SDXC card slotsFile system: FAT 32
Maximum Recording Time 2GB SD Memory Card24 Mbps 1920 x 1080: 10 minutes

17 Mbps 1920 x 1080: 15 minutes

7 Mbps 1440 x 1080: 35 minutes

4GB SD Memory Card

24 Mbps 1920 x 1080: 20 minutes

17 Mbps 1920 x 1080: 30 minutes

7 Mbps 1440 x 1080: 1 hours 10 minutes

6GB SD Memory Card

24 Mbps 1920 x 1080: 30 minutes

17 Mbps 1920 x 1080: 45 minutes

7 Mbps 1440 x 1080: 1 hour 45 minutes

8GB SD Memory Card

24 Mbps 1920 x 1080: 40 minutes

17 Mbps 1920 x 1080: 1 hour

7 Mbps 1440 x 1080: 2 hours 20 minutes

12GB SD Memory Card

24 Mbps 1920 x 1080: 1 hour 5 minutes

17 Mbps 1920 x 1080: 1 hour 30 minutes

7 Mbps 1440 x 1080: 3 hours 35 minutes

16GB SD Memory Card

24 Mbps 1920 x 1080: 1 hour 25 minutes

17 Mbps 1920 x 1080: 2 hours 5 minutes

7 Mbps 1440 x 1080: 4 hours 45 minutes

32GB SD Memory Card

24 Mbps 1920 x 1080: 2 hours 55 minutes

17 Mbps 1920 x 1080: 4 hours 10 minutes

7 Mbps 1440 x 1080: 9 hours 35 minutes

64GB SD Memory Card

24 Mbps 1920 x 1080: 5 hours 55 minutes

17 Mbps 1920 x 1080: 8 hours 20 minutes

7 Mbps 1440 x 1080: 19 hours 10 minutes

Simultaneous REC./Relay REC. Yes
Type OLED3.5″ (8.9 cm)

1.23 MP

Adjustments Brightness, Contrast, Color, Sharpness, and Backlight (Normal or Bright)
Type 0.48″ (0.61 cm) color1.23 MP
Diopter Adjustment +2.0 to -5.5
Adjustments Brightness, Contrast, Color, and Backlight
HDMI Output 1 x Type A
Timecode Embedded in HDMI output
Audio Input 2 x Balanced 3-pin XLR on top handle unit1 x 3.5 mm input jack on main body
Headphone Jack 1 x 3.5mm stereo mini-jack
Remote Terminal LANC compatible
USB 1 x Mini-B USB 2.0
White Balance Auto, Kelvin, Daylight, Tungsten, Set A, Set BWhite balance shift is available within Presets (-9 to +9)
Waveform Monitor 2 Modes (Standard and RGB Component)
Minimum Subject Illumination 59.94 Hz: 0.3 lux50 Hz: 0.25 lux
Language Support English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Russian, Korean
Wi-Fi 2.4, 5 GHz
Power Supply 7.4 V DC (battery pack: BP-955)8.4 V DC (DC IN)
Operating Temperature Performance requirements32 – 104°F (0 – 40°C), 85% relative humidity

Operating requirements:

32 – 113°F (0 – 45°C), 60% relative humidity

Dimensions (W x H x D) Body with Thumb Rest:5.3 x 6.7 x 5.1 in (13.5 x 17 x 12.9 cm)Body with Grip: 7.2 x 6.7 x 5.1 in (18.2 x 17 x 12.9 cm)

W/ Thumb Rest and handle: 5.6 x 11.1 x 9.3 in (14.2 x 28.1 x 23.6 cm)

W/ Grip and handle: 7.2 x 11.1 x 9.3 in (18.2 x 28.1 x 23.6 cm)

Weight Body only:approx. 2.2 lb (1.0 kg)Grip: approx. 8.1 oz (230 g)

BP-955 Battery: 7.8 oz (220 g)