Monday, March 31, 2014

Canon C100 Autofocus Upgrade - Vote Now

Firstly, I should mention that Canon has finally replaced my nostalgic love for the Panasonic DVX/HVX series with the Cinema EOS series. I feel like with all the recent and frequent updates to the C100, it's going to be around for a while. Finally, a legacy camera that reviles the Panasonic DVX100-A cult following from 8 years ago. Who wants to buy a new camera every year anyway?

So as you may or may not have heard, Canon recently introduced another update to the C100 - Full blown auto focus. This is something that video cameras have simply never been able to get right in the past but after you watch this review from Philip Bloom, Canon is getting closer and closer.

So the real question is, at $500 a pop, who thinks this is a good investment for us? Vote with your comments.


  1. It would be beneficial if we purchased the auto zoom feature. A possible situation would be to purchase the feature for just one or two cameras. The feature would supplement the Steadicam very well. It would allow us to use shallower depth of field on shoots without stopping down (thank you Nicole), therefore having to increase ISO. It would add more production value to our shoots also.

  2. I think it might be a good idea for at least one of the cameras. If we find that it's really rad we could always send the others in as well (we wouldn't want all of our cameras out at once anyway).

    I actually wasn't thinking about the Steadicam at the time. If you're moving, and you have to lock the focus and then unlock it when you're where you want to be, the Steadicam might be a little challenging because you really can't operate any of the buttons on the camera...