It is now possible to update the Canon EOS C100 with the innovative Dual Pixel Auto-Focus, the AF technology Canon first featured on the Canon EOS 70D. In addition, the Canon EOS C100 gets a firmware update for the following issue:
A Continuous Recording function has been added allowing for nonstop recording. At the same time the camera creates IN and OUT points in the footage every time the START/STOP button is pressed.
The biggest news is that Canon is now ready to update the EOS C100 with their new Dual Pixel CMOS Auto-Focus. Canon will perform this feature upgrade at a cost of $500, and requires that EOS C100 cameras be sent to an accredited Canon service center.
Canon press release:
Thank you for using Canon products.
EOS C100 Feature Upgrade offering enhanced autofocusing capability is now available.
Now available from Canon is a feature upgrade for the EOS C100 Digital Video Camera that will offer an autofocus mode to help ensure sharp focus and smooth focus transitions. The upgrade provides a new Continuous AF (Autofocus) Function for all Canon EF autofocus Lenses, using Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. A new AF Lock setting also lets you change the image framing while holding the desired focus. These critical focusing capabilities are designed to help reduce out of focus video while providing for smooth focus transitions and assist users when operating with small crews.
Learn more about the EOS C100 Feature Upgrade by visiting the dedicated webpage on the Canon USA website.
If you take a camera into a cold environment, the first thing you might notice is that battery life begins to drop. By 32 ˚F (0 ˚C), you might only lose 10% of the battery’s potential, but if it grows colder then it starts to become more noticeable. The first step to combat this is to keep your spare batteries inside your clothing, as close to your body as possible. In moderately cold conditions, this will be more than enough to keep the batteries within a normal operating range. It might be tempting to keep smaller point-and-shoot cameras inside your layers as well, but even in cold temperatures, we sweat when exerting energy like when you’re walking through deep snow or skiing. This sweating will cause condensation on your lens and potentially inside your camera, so it’s best to keep smaller cameras in a backpack or outer pocket.
You may also be interested in this CDLC article about how to set white balance to photograph snow.
And Canon? Rumor has it that Canon may announce a new DSLR in March 2014, but it could either be the EOS 7D replacement, or something bigger. I was told that Canon will announce a new high-end DSLR in 2014, and that this camera will not replace the EOS-1D X (price & specs) or the EOS-1D C (B&H | Adorama) but rather be a new DSLR in the line-up.
Amateur Photographer investigated the reasons why DSLRs are still more popular than mirrorless cameras. They found the following reasons:
- Smaller cameras are fiddly to use compared to DSLR
- Confusing category names
- Consumer are still hanging on to the glory days of Canon and Nikon (in the USA and also in Europe)
- DSLR has wider range of accessories.
- Low bugdget DSLR compete against system cameras
[found at mirrorlessrumors]
Photography Bay reviewed the awesome Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens for APS-C DSLRs, one of Sigma’s recent gems. This lens gets one positive review after the other, and that’s not surprising: Sigma made an outstanding lens, and it has a constant f/1.8 over the zoom range. Considering the price of the Sigma ($799) this is for sure one of the most interesting lenses you can get for your Canon APS-C DSLR.
Sample pics and more after the break.