Canon will expand its Cinema EOS System with the launch of the EOS C100 Mark II in February 2015.


The new EOS C100 Mark II camera. (Source: Canon.)

This second-generation movie camera features a Canon Super 35mm 8.3MP CMOS sensor and is the first Cinema EOS System camera to employ Canon’s DIGIC DV 4 imaging platform. The new processor reduces moirø© and aliasing, resulting in sharper, clearer images. It also supports an extended ISO range covering 320 to 102,400 and providing excellent performance, even in extreme low light conditions. Both AVCHD and MP4 file formats are supported, with frame rates of up to 60p and users can chose to record HD and SD footage to separate SD memory cards. A slow-motion recording mode provides slowing of up to 40%.

The EOS C100 Mark II’s monitor is an OLED display that higher contrast, more vivid colours and faster response times. It flips out to the side to provide greater monitoring possibilities, including framing shots from in front of the camera. The camera also features an improved tiltable Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) with a larger eyecup, along with a new built-in microphone and professional audio features.

Integrated Wi-Fi connectivity  has been introduced for the first time in Cinema EOS series to enable easy sharing of footage. Where fast turn-around is required, such as for news or events reporting, the Browser Remote feature allows users to remotely operate the camera via a web browser using a smart-phone, tablet or other mobile device. File Transfer via FTP function enables video files to be sent directly to a selected FTP server.

The new camera is immediately compatible with ““ and optimised for – Canon’s EF lenses and 4K EF cinema lenses. The new camera will be available through Canon’s specialist dealer network. For more information, visit