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EOS C300 Feature Upgrade offering enhanced autofocusing capability is now available.


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Now available from Canon is a feature upgrade for the EOS C300 Digital Video Camera that will offer an autofocus mode to help ensure sharp focus and smooth focus transitions. The upgrade provides a new Continuous AF (Autofocus) Function for all Canon EF 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. These critical focusing capabilities are designed to help reduce out of focus video while providing for smooth focus transitions and assist users when operating with small crews.


Learn more about the EOS C300 Feature Upgrade by visiting the dedicated webpage on the Canon USA website.


Support

Canon USA will perform Feature Upgrade on the EOS C300 at a cost of $500*, and will require that the EOS C300 cameras be sent to an official Canon Service Center. Please contact the Canon Customer Support Center for details. This Feature upgrade is only available for the EF mount EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera.


This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only. If you do not reside in the USA or Puerto Rico, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region. Please register your EOS C300. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email when future firmware updates become available for download.


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Re: Canon USA Announces EOS C300 Autofocus Upgrade Availability
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2014, 04:04:27 AM »
Will this feature be built-in to new C300's, or is it retrofit only?

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Re: Canon USA Announces EOS C300 Autofocus Upgrade Availability
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2014, 02:12:40 PM »
Will this feature be built-in to new C300's, or is it retrofit only?

I think this is a very important question, and I hope someone replies.

I asked exactly the same thing for the C100 Upgrade they did not so long ago but nobody replied.

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=19928.msg376191#msg376191

Seems really silly to buy something from Canon, pay, then hand it right back and say upgrade it.

1D X + backup + different L lenses etc.

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Re: Canon USA Announces EOS C300 Autofocus Upgrade Availability
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2014, 02:20:11 PM »
Most likely it would be available as an option on new bodies I expect. Something like either buy a C300 at the old price or a C300-X for $350 more (the price difference being the service cost for old bodies being upgraded).

The C300 is old tech however, so we can anticipate that it will be superseded by more modern models in the near future in order tor remain competitive. The C300 upgrade IMO is a temporary stopgap to accommodate the gap between what they have now and the arrival of more modern camera bodies.

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Re: Canon USA Announces EOS C300 Autofocus Upgrade Availability
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2014, 02:20:11 PM »