Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor


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.

Inter BEE 2013: News Shooter with Canon from Teradek on Vimeo.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

5 thoughts on “Dan Chung talks to Canon about the new C100 autofocus

  1. Hi Philip, this looks perfect for transitioning stills shooters. Do you know if this “upgrade” will be integrated into future C100 cameras. In other words, should we wait until later in the new year to purchase a C100? ~Chris

    HDW : Don’t know but I will ask Canon

  2. According to Canon, “this is an optional upgrade, and as such it will not be installed at the factory for future shipments of the C100.”

  3. It would be much better if Canon wakes up and implements what people really needs! If the C100 had 10Bit ProRes 422 (HQ) it would be much more interesting. Canon stop charging money for gimmicks.

  4. Auto focus on large sensor cameras for video isn’t accurate enough. I’d rather see the C100 or C300 with a usable broadcast standard viewfinder.

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