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Canon EOS C100 Camera Body - EF Mount

Abel Code: CN-C100-EF
Mfr. Code: 6340B002
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Compact design with Super 35mm 8.3MP CMOS sensor & EF Lens Mount. Modular body compatible with Canon & third-party accessories. Features built-in ND Filters, Wide DR & Canon Log Gamma. ISO up to 80,000 with firmware update!
Key Highlights
  • Compact & Modular
  • ISO up to 80,000 with firmware update
  • 8.3MP CMOS Sensor & DIGIC DV III


The Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera in the Cinema EOS family combines together the renowned technology of Canon CMOS sensors, DIGIC DV III Image Processor, and EF lens compatibility into a smaller, lighter body. Modular and compatible with a host of Canon and third-party accessories, the EOS C100 delivers true cinema quality to independent event videographers and video production organizations.

The EOS C100 sports the Super 35mm Canon CMOS Sensor and Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor of the C300 and records at 24Mbps using an AVCHD codec for easy integration in existing production workflows. Operability and customization make the EOS C100 an ideal camcorder for one-person operation while providing expanded professional capabilities such as HDMI output with embedded Time Code, support for external recorders, remote operation, and complete manual control over both video and audio recording. Pair the powerful and portable EOS C100 with the full range of Canon EF, EF-S and EF Cinema lenses, from fish-eye to macro to super telephoto, and make this expanded vista your new starting point on your cinematic adventure.


  • Super 35mm 8.3MP CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC DV III Image Processor
  • Low Light Sensitivity and Wide Dynamic Range
  • Canon Log Gamma and Wide DR Gamma
  • Multiple Recording Modes and Frame Rates
  • Full Manual Control and Focusing Aids
  • Compact and Ergonomic Design
  • One-Shot AF and Push Auto Iris
  • High Resolution EVF and Integrated LCD Display
  • Removeable Hand Grip with XLR Inputs and Built-in Stereo Microphone
  • AVCHD File Based Recording to SD Cards
  • HDMI Out with Time Code
  • Remote Terminal 

Canon Super 35mm CMOS Sensor

The EOS C100 is equipped with the advanced 16:9 Super 35mm Canon CMOS Image Sensor. The large sensor format allows for cinematic image capture by providing depth of field control and dynamic range characteristics reminiscent of film for truly arresting images. The 8.3 megapixel sensor maximizes pixel pitch to permit greater sensitivity in low light while minimizing noise.

A unique sensor design allows the EOS C100 to captures independent Red, Green, and Blue channels for Full HD 1920x1080 video. The resulting picture features the color and image quality similar to that of a three-chip camera with a single sensor.

DIGIC DV III Image Processor

Designed and built by Canon for the highest quality HD RGB processing, the DIGIC DV III Image Processor uses proprietary circuits and architecture to deliver high image quality at fast speeds yet with low power consumption and minimal heat output. The DIGIC DV III processes RGB image data—originating from the single CMOS sensor of the camera—into three channels (Red, Blue and Green) to maintain the rich resolution and clean color fidelity formerly possible only in three-chip sensor designs.

Low Light Sensitivity & Wide Dynamic Range

Canon's Super 35mm sensor and DIGIC DV III Image Processor achieve a remarkably high signal-to-noise ratio that enables recordings with great detail and dynamic range even in minimal light. Users will appreciate the camera's 12 stops of dynamic range at all ISO speed settings from 320 to 20,000.

Be sure to download the latest firmware upgrade at the bottom of this copy. Canon boosted ISO range up to 80,000.

Canon Log Gamma and Wide DR Gamma

Canon Log Gamma preserves shadow and highlight detail for maximum editing and grading in post-production without degrading image quality. Contrast and sharpness are subdued with characteristics similar to negative film. Canon Log Gamma emphasizes rich gradients from mid-range to highlights and realizes 12-stops of Dynamic Range (DR). At ISO 850 and above, Canon Log Gamma enables 5.3 stops of latitude above optimal exposure (and 6.7 stops below) which broadens the available dynamic range in color grading.

Wide DR Gamma exhibits high dynamic range. It suppresses brightness while maintaining seamless gradations. A wide dynamic range of 800% preserves latitude for post-production work yet Wide DR Gamma is designed for perfect color out-of-the-box.


The EOS C100 supports shooting AVCHD bit rates up to 24Mbps (LPCM) at a maximum resolution of 1920x1080. Frame rates of 60i, PF30, PF24, 24p, 50i, and 25p are all available for any number of production workflows. In addition, the 60i frame rate offers reduces rolling shutter artifacts for cleaner, more realistic images. The EOS C100 supports relay recording of long takes between dual SD cards or it can write video to both cards for redundancy in the event of SD card failure. Pre REC mode buffers approximately 3 seconds before the tally light activates so you do not miss a moment of the action.


The Canon EOS C100 offers complete manual control of each aspect of the recording process. Create and recall custom picture settings, camera functions, and display options. Built-in ND filters expand control over exposure and depth-of-field. Manual control of video and audio capture gives you the power to fully control what you capture.

The EOS C100 is equipped with several powerful and intuitive focusing aids in both the EVF and LCD monitor that make it easy to confirm critical focus distance. Peaking Modes and Magnify Focus Modes are available while in standby or while recording.

The camera also features the Edge Monitor Display on its LCD Monitor. green waveforms display the overall focus of the scene and red waveforms provide focus feedback of the three focus check boxes visible on the LCD monitor.

Compact & Ergonomic

Designed with the single user in mind, the EOS C100 is 85% smaller than the Canon C300, 410 grams lighter. You'll enjoy the modular nature of the cameras since it is based on a mobile core design which allows additional accessories to be attached depending on the situation. Strip the EOS C100 down for a run-and-gun style, or complement the camera with the full range of camera-mounted accessories.

With this compact body, you can shoot dual-camera 3D without an outsized and cumbersome rig. Its lighter weight reduces user fatigue and allows even elaborate rigging systems to be mobile enough for a crew of one. The removable accessory hand grip rotates 360 degrees for comfortable shooting positions, while customizable hardware buttons allow the EOS C100 to fit your own personal shooting preferences.

Autofocus & Push Iris

One-Shot AF assists in focusing adjustment with a dedicated button. Focus status is confirmed on the viewfinder and monitor.

Push Auto Iris automatically adjusts the aperture of the lens to quickly and easily maintain proper exposure, even in situations where lighting changes frequently. Run-and-Gun videographers and documentary filmmakers will appreciate the ability to start rolling without a protracted routine to establish optimum exposure values.

LCD Display and Viewfinder

Accurately assess focus, composition, and exposure with the 1.56 million dot-equivalent .24" Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) with 100% coverage. The built-in 3.5-inch 920k dot LCD tilts 100 degrees for flexibility when composing tough perspective shots and rotates 180-degrees to protect the screen when not in use.

Use the LCD display to review footage or to view the EOS C100's waveform monitor.

Removable Hand Grip

The EOS C100 accepts a removable hand grip unit with built-in tally lights, stereo microphone, and dual XLR audio inputs for stereo recording. The handle unit is included with this camera.

Built-in Stereo Microphone

Audio is captured in 16-bit 48 kHz linear PCM format and each channel allows for independent gain adjustment. Attach a second microphone in the integrated mount, or power a wide range of audio capture devices with the dual XLR inputs with phantom power supply.


EOS C100 records video to SD cards using AVCHD, a high-efficiency codec that has become the standard in both the professional and consumer video markets. AVCHD (MPEG-4/AVC H.264) enables long hours of video recording with less data volume by means of high effeciency compression. The maximum bit-rate is 24Mbps. Video files greater than 2GB are split into multiple files while recording, which are automatically joined together upon import using Canon Data Import.

AVCHD video is widely supported across NLE systems and is the standard codec for Blu-Ray. The EOS C100 supports a variety of output media.

HDMI Out with Timecode

In addition to recording to SD cards, the EOS C100 can output video via HDMI to an external display for monitoring purposes or to a separate, dedicated recorder. Time Code is superimposed on data output via HDMI, making it easy to sync additional video or audio to your footage in post-production.

Remote Terminal

Remotely control the EOS C100 via its LANC-compatible remote terminal. Remote operation allows for single-person operation even in creative rigging situations.

New Firmware Update

The latest firmware update from Canon for the EOS C100 Camera includes shooting enhangements, on-set support, and both Cinema and EF Lens support features:

  • ISO up to 80,000
    • More sensitive to light for low-light or night shoots or ambient light
  • Continuous recording
  • Camera menus now controllable from buttons on the camera body
    • No more requirement for a removable joystick
    • Assign buttons to control Set, Up, Left, Right, and Down
  • Ability to shift the magnification location in the viewfinder
    • Manually move the center of the camera's magnification viewing area to one of 25 preset locations in the image frame
    • Enables ability to check focus on subjects not in the center of the frame
  • Record button lock
    • Lock all operations, including the record button, to prevent accidental depression of a wrong button
  • Support for Canon's RC-V100 remote controller
    • Controls: start/stop, shutter/gain adjustments, zoom/focus/iris, custom picture values, white balance, black gamma, etc.
    • Plus, this controller pairs with all EOS C-Series Cameras and the XF305/300/205/200 pro camcorders
    • Requires a 15-foot (5m) cable to power from the camcorder; this is not a wireless controller though it is remote
  • Peripheral lens correction available on select Cinema and EF lenses. This virtually eliminates vignetting and other unevenness of light across the sensor. It uses specific lens characteristics such as focal length, aperture, and distance settings. These lenses will benefit from the firmate update comprise:
    • Cinema Lenses
      • CN-E 15.5-47mm T2.8 L S
      • CN-E 30-105mm T2.8 LS
      • CN-E 14mm T3.1 L F
      • CN-E 24mm T1.5 L F
      • CN-E 35mm T1.5 L F
      • CN-E 50mm T1.3 L F
      • CN-E 85mm T1.3 L F
      • CN-E 135mm T2.2 L F
    • EF Lenses
      • EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM
      • EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM
      • EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
      • EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
      • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
      • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
      • EF 24-70mm f/2.8 IL USM
      • EF 24-70mm f/4 IS USM
      • EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
      • EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II
      • EF 200-400mm f/4L USM Extender 1.4x
      • EF 300mm f/2.8L II USM
      • EF 400mm f/2.8L II USM
      • EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM
      • EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM

Download the latest firmware for the Canon EOS C100.


What's in the Box

  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Data Import Utility Ver. 1.0
  • Shoulder Strap (SS-1200)
  • DC Cable (for CA-930)
  • AC Cable
  • Tripod base
  • Thumb rest
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-930
  • Battery Pack BP-955
  • Handle unit
  • Canon EOS C100 CameraBody (with Grip/Camera cover R-F-3)


Key Highlights

  • Compact & Modular
  • ISO up to 80,000 with firmware update
  • 8.3MP CMOS Sensor & DIGIC DV III
  • Ideal for single shooters
  • One-Shot AF & Push Auto Iris
  • Low light sensitivity
  • Pair with Canon or 3rd-party accessories

Camera Lens System

Camera Lens Mount:
Canon EF
Interchangeable Mount:
Yes - EF-mount for compatibility with EF, EF-S and EOS EF Cinema lens systems.
ND Filter:
Mechanical ND filter system with option of clear, 2, 4, and 6 stops

Inputs & Outputs

HDMI Output:
Headphone Out:
Headphone Out (3.5mm) - with 16 settings; Volume is muted at lowest setting.
Timecode In/Out:
Output through HDMI
Audio I/O:
Audio Input - External microphone terminal: (3.5 mm diameter)


Monitor Type:


Power Input:
DC - 8.4V
Battery Pack - 7.4V
Power Adapter:
CA-930 (Supplied)


Phantom Power:
Yes - +48V
Sound Level:
Recording Level Adjustment Range - - Infinity to +18dB, Automatic Separate controls for internal and externally connected microphones.


MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
Recording Format:
AVCHD - File System: FAT 32
Playback Frame Rate Notes:
HD Clip Playback - Normal, Forward Search (x5, x15, x60), Reverse Search (x5, x15, x60), Forward frame Advance, Reverse Frame Advance, Record Review, Forward Skip, Reverse Skip
HD -> SD Conversion SD Format - MPEG-2; 9 Mbps
Index Displays - Index Display 3x4, Normal, OK Mark Index, Check Mark Index, Shot Mark Index, Expand Index, Photo Index
Playback Functions - Inter-media Copy (Single Clip, All Clips); Clip Delete (Single Clip, All Clips, Last Clip)
SD Clip Playback - Normal Playback
Still Image Playback - Index, single playback, erasure, protect
Bit Rate:

Sensor Specifics

Sensor Size:
Super 35
Sensor Type:
F10 - 2000 lux, ISO 640/0 dB, 89.9% Reflection, in 1080/50i mode
F9 - 2000 lux, ISO 640/0 dB, 89.9% Reflection, in 1080/59.94i mode
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:
50.00 Hz Mode - 54dB (Typical); (1920x1080/25.00p, Canon Log, ISO 850)
59.94 Hz Mode - 54db (Typical); (1920x1080/27.97P, Canon Log, ISO 850)
Sensor Dynamic Range:
During Normal Shooting - 300%
Sensor Dimensions:
28.2 mm diagonal
Low Pass Filter:
RGB Primary Color Filter (Bayer Array)


Timecode Modes:
Regen, Record Run, Free Run
To Drop or Not:
Drop Frame (DF)* or Non-Drop Frame (NDF) - *NTSC-60i, PF30, and PF24 modes only


EVF Display Size:
Up to 3.0" - 0.24-inch Color (1,555,000 pixels - 960x540)


Media Cards:
2 x SD - Video, Still Images (JPEG), Custom Picture Data*, Clip Metadata, and menu settings (* Custom Picture Data and settings is not compatible with data from others Canon models)
Camera Weight (Body):
Under 2.5lbs - Approx. 2.2 lb. (1020 g) excluding thumb rest
Camera Features:
Color Bars - Available; Color bars compliant with SMPTE, EBU, or ARIB standards can be selected.
Focus Assist - Edge Monitor
2 x Peaking
Black and White
Waveform - Available; 2 Modes (Standard and RGB Component)
Scan Reverse - Available (Horizontal, vertical, or both can be selected)
Custom Functions - Gamma, Black, Black Gamma, Low Key Saturation, Knee, Sharpness, Noise Balance, Color Correction, Setup Level
Assignable Buttons - 15; Can be assigned functions as desired
White Balance - Presets: AWB, Daylight (5,400K); Tungsten (3,200K); Kelvin; Set A; Set B White balance shift is available within Presets (-9 to +9)
Imaging Processor:
Shutter Angle Settings:
23.98p/PF24 - 360, 345.6, 288, 240, 180, 172.8, 144, 120, 90, 86.4, 72, 60, 45, 30, 22.5, 15, 11.25
50i - 360, 300, 240, 180, 150, 120, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.50, 15, 11.25
59.94 - 360, 240, 216, 180, 120, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.5, 15, 11.25
PF25 - 360, 300, 240, 180, 150, 120, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.50, 15, 11.25
PF30 - 360, 240, 216, 180, 120, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.5, 15, 11.25
Image Capture Notes:
Photo Recording Mode - Images captured to SD Card; Images can be captured during Record, Pause and Playback modes.
Photo Recording Mode - Images captured to SD Card; Images can be captured during Record, Pause and Playback modes.
Time and Date:
Automatic Calendar range January 1st, 2010 through December 31, 2035 - selectable in American, Japanese and European Date formats.
World Clock:
World Clock support - UTC time setting: Setting range from +14:00 to - 12:00
Chinese - Simplified
Iris/Aperture Range:
Lens dependent
vailable (Standard Center Weighted, Spotlight, Backlight)
ISO Range:
320 to 80,000 in 1/3 stop increments
Shutter/Camera Mode:
OFF; Speed; Angle; Slow Shutter; Clear Scan - Speed setting can be set in 1/2 or 1/3 stop increments
Shutter Speed Range:
23.98p/PF24 - 1/24 to 1/2000 in 1/4or 1/3 stops
50i - 1/50 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops
59.94i/ - 1/60 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops
CS - 59.94 Hz - 250.27 Hz
CS - 59.94 Hz - 250.27 Hz
CS - 59.94 Hz - 250.27 Hz
CS - 59.94 Hz - 250.27 Hz
PF25 - 1/25 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops
PF30 - 1/30 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops
SLS - 1/3, 1/6, 1/12 1/25
SLS - 1/3, 1/6, 1/12 1/25
SLS - 1/3, 1/6, 1/12 1/25
SLS - 1/3, 1/6, 1/12 1/25
SLS - 1/3, 1/6, 1/12 1/25
Iris Dial:
Manual setting in 1/2-step increments, 1/3-step increments or fine Push auto iris control
Exposure Mode:
Compensation / AE Shift - Available
Manual; Push Auto Iris Control (metering system selection/AE shift possible)
Camera Autofocus:
Yes - One-Shot AF, also shoot with manual focus. AF focusing operation is disabled at shutter speeds slower than 1/8 in 59.94 Hz mode and 1/6 in 50 Hz mode


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