I bumped into Dan during IBC he was also doing interviews in the Teradek studio, this interview with Mr Onda global manager for Canon EOS is very informative and gives us an insight as to Canon’s thoughts for EOS Cinema products along with a very impressive demonstration of the new dual pixel autofocus paid upgrade available for the C100. It’s about 25m long but keep watching the new autofocus using a Canon 50mm f1.2 L lens is very impressive.
I emailed my Canon tech rep about the upgrade “Will the new dual pixel focus (paid upgrade) be available in future new C100s or will it always be a paid upgrade.”
Canon “It won’t come as standard in future cameras as far as I am aware and will always be a paid upgrade”
Personally I think this is a bit short sighted of Canon not to implement this into future C100’s as it vastly improves what can only be described as an average autofocus as standard.