Canon has announced plans to offer an optional feature upgrade for the EOS C100 digital video camera that will support Dual Pixel CMOS AF autofocus technology.

The upgrade is expected to be available in February 2014, with pricing and service details to be announced at that time on the Canon Australia website. It will enable the EOS C100 to support continuous AF with all compatible Canon EF lenses for subjects positioned in the centre of the imaging area. It is expected to improve AF stability and help to minimise image blurring. Expanded shooting flexibility will be available through focus preset, which allows users to set a desired focus distance in advance, and the ability to alter the range or composition after establishing focus.

This optional feature upgrade roughly doubles the speed of the EOS C100 camera’s One-Shot AF function, enabling users to focus on a subject located at the centre of the screen with the push of a button, a feature that is currently supported on 104 Canon EF lenses.