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Canon Cinema EOS C100 Dual Pixel Upgrade Explained
« on: March 07, 2014, 02:31:21 PM »

CPN has posted an article explaining the dual pixel technology upgrade for the Cinema EOS C100 camera.


How does dual pixel CMOS AF work?

Dual Pixel CMOS AF is a sensor-based, phase-detection autofocus (AF) technology that’s designed to provide smooth, high-performance continuous focus in movies. It is a unique, Canon-developed technology, ideal for fast and accurate autofocus, helping filmmakers to create stunning footage which maximises the creative options offered by fast lenses and shallow depth-of-field.


The EOS C100 camera with 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 to ensure non-blurred images and smooth focus transitions even when the subjects and/or camera are moving. The new feature places a high priority on maintaining sharp focus while, providing a natural, smooth autofocus movement with selected Canon EF lenses that offer even smoother and quieter operation.


After this modification, the EOS C100 camera’s Continuous AF function active area represents 20% of the image vertically and 25% horizontally, yielding a very large, centrally located autofocus zone. The AF Lock mode allows you to set focus and hold it, allowing you to change framing while maintaining the original point of focus.


Read the full articleCanon Cinema EOS C100 $4999 at B&H Photo


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Canon Cinema EOS C100 Dual Pixel Upgrade Explained
« on: March 07, 2014, 02:31:21 PM »

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Re: Canon Cinema EOS C100 Dual Pixel Upgrade Explained
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2014, 03:04:39 PM »
On Cinematography Mailing List a DOP was suggesting that the Cinema EOS 300MK2 is rumored to be annouced at NAB if that is true I assume it will have Dual Pixel AF natively.
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Re: Canon Cinema EOS C100 Dual Pixel Upgrade Explained
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2014, 07:46:57 PM »
Do you think Canon are going to come out with a C100 that has this built in? Seems a bit stupid to buy it and then hand it right back to Canon and say yes please upgrade it and here is a little more money.

It is a camera I am very interested in for my video work. I love the video (and stills) from the 1D X and I believe that the C100 is very similar, possibly even better, and there are other benefits such as the sound etc.

Having a 1D X and a C100 could be the perfect combination for doing videos and shooting stills.
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Re: Canon Cinema EOS C100 Dual Pixel Upgrade Explained
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2014, 04:33:54 AM »
Interesting
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Re: Canon Cinema EOS C100 Dual Pixel Upgrade Explained
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2014, 09:02:30 PM »
I wonder if they would offer this upgrade to current 1DX owners. Would be interesting to see how easily swapping a sensor would be and to measure their confidence in doing so. Would also milk more money from current 1DX owners while they wait another year or two for a replacement to come out.
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Re: Canon Cinema EOS C100 Dual Pixel Upgrade Explained
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2014, 09:02:30 PM »