No Joke: Canon Cinema C100 and C300 get crazy price drops


May sound like a late April joke, but it isn’t. It’s a clear sign that Canon is going to announce new Cinema cameras at NAB 2015.

Canon has reduced the price of both the C100 and C300 to an insane level. The Canon Cinema C100 is on sale for $2,999 (body only) B&H Photo | Adorama), and the C300 for $6,499 (body only) B&H Photo | Adorama).

All Canon C100 deals at Adorama | all C300 deals at Adorama

Humor: What Canon really thinks about the DSLR Video Revolution

EOSHD‘s Andrew Reid made this short and hilarious video trying to figure out what Canon’s big shots think about the so-called “DSLR video revolution” Canon is actively promoting since years (well, at least since the EOS 5D Mark II). Andrew added his own subtitles to a viral video of a Spanish speaking man at a TV show. I am sure you will have a good and spontaneous laugh.

The video came out after Andrew Reid compared the EOS C300 ($12,000) to the Samsung NX1 ($1,500). As he says, after having made the comparison he “couldn’t help imagining this“.

[via PetaPixel]

Canon Cinema EOS Gear used to Capture “The Last Patrol”, a Documentary About the Consequences of War

Sebastian Junger’s The Last Patrol was captures using Canon Cinema EOS products. The documentary premiered October 23, 2014, and takes part in the Margaret Mead Film Festival.

Whether fighting or documenting the realities on the ground as a journalist, how does the context of war transform a person’s identity? What happens to that identity when soldiers return home? Sebastian Junger, war journalist and author of The Perfect Storm, explores these questions on a soul-searching journey with three comrades-in-arms. Junger, joined by Brendan O’Bryne and Dave Roels, protagonists of the Academy Award-nominated documentary, Restrepo, and combat journalist Guillermo Cervera walk along railroad tracks from Washington, D.C. to Pennsylvania. They move with a purposeful invisibility designed to echo the isolation felt by many who return from war. The men live outdoors and discuss the transition from soldier to civilian. With the backdrop of a varied United States revealed by the path of the tracks—ghettos and wealthy suburbs, heavy industry and farm country—the juxtaposition of scenery and conversations uncover diverse and conflicting American perceptions of war and what it means for veterans to come home.

Canon’s press release:

Canon Cinema EOS Products Capture Sebastian Junger’s The Last Patrol

MELVILLE, N.Y., November 14, 2014 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Academy Award®-Nominated director Sebastian Junger (Restrepo, Korengal) and cinematographer Rudy Valdez chose Canon EOS Digital Cinema cameras and lenses for their new documentary The Last Patrol, the third installment of Junger’s trilogy of war documentaries. The pair of filmmakers relied on the Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema camera to capture The Last Patrol, which premiered on HBO on November 10, 2014 and is currently airing on HBO.

The Last Patrol follows Junger, photojournalist Guillermo Cervera, and combat veterans Brendan O’Byrne and Dave Roels as they hike the 300-mile stretch of railroad lines from Washington, D.C. to New York City – a trek Junger originally planned with his close friend and acclaimed war photographer Tim Hetherington before Hetherington was killed in 2011 while covering the Libyan civil war. The goal of the journey was to get to know America again after a decade of war and discuss why combat is so incredibly hard to give up. Because hiking along the tracks is illegal, they moved with a purposeful invisibility designed to echo the isolation felt by many who return from war.

Interview with Sebastian Junger

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Canon C300 Firmware Update Released (ver.

C300 Firmware
Canon EOS C300 (alongside EF Cinema Lenses)

Canon released a new firmware for the C300:

Firmware Version incorporates the following improvements and fixes:
1. Supports exFAT file system of CF cards over 128 GB, which decreases the waiting time required for accessing the card before being able to record footage.
2. Simplifies the process when fine-tuning the preset White Balance values.

Firmware Version is only for EOS C300 cameras with the Dual Pixel CMOS AF Feature Upgrade applied. If the EOS C300 camera does not have Dual Pixel CMOS AF Feature Upgrade applied, please download Firmware Version

Firmware Version is for Cinema EOS C300 cameras running firmware version If the camera’s firmware is already version, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Once the camera is updated to the latest firmware version, it cannot be restored to a previous version.

Download the firmware here.

Canon Announces Special Kits for C100 and C300 Cinema Cameras

Canon C100 kit

Both the Canon C100 and C300 Cinema Cameras got the Dual Pixel AF update earlier this year. Now Canon offers both cameras in special kits.

The C100 kit includes the camera body, 24-105mm f/4L lens, and an Atomos Ninja 2 external monitor/recorder to take advantage of the camera’s uncompressed 1080p 8-bit 4:2:2 HDMI output. The Ninja 2 then gives you the option of recording that signal in 10-bit Apple ProRes LT, 422, or HQ codecs to an included 240GB SanDisk Extreme SSD. An HDMI cable and an articulating arm for attaching the Ninja 2 to the C100 round out the kit.

The C300 EF-mount kit is designed to provide a complete shoulder-mounted shooting solution by outfitting the camera with Zacuto accessories. The first accessory is the C300/500 Helmet and Coldshoe Handle Kit, which screws into the top of the camera and provides additional threaded accessory holes and a wooden top handle. The next accessory is Zacuto’s Z-Finder for the C300/500, which slides over the camera’s LCD screen, turning it into an electronic viewfinder. To better position the monitor for shoulder-mounted use, the Z-Finder comes with a mounting kit for attaching to the Helmet. To place the camera on your shoulder, Zacuto’s VCT Universal Baseplate is provided, featuring a cushioned shoulder pad and 15mm rods to support additional accessories. Completing the kit is a Grip Relocator, which lets you mount the C300’s grip on the baseplate’s 15mm rods for comfortable handling and camera control.

Canon C300 kit

Savings On Canon Professional Video Gear (C100, C300, EOS-1D C)

Canon Professional Video Gear
Canon EOS C100

After the new prices for many Canon lenses, there are also instant discounts on Canon’s professional video equipment. You can save from $500 (EOS C100) to $2,000 (EOS-1D C). Adorama has the following offers online:

  • $500 instant rebate on Canon EOS C100 Cinema Camcorder Body and Kits – click here
  • $2,000 instant rebate on Canon EOS-1D C – on sale for $9,999
  • $2,000 off on Canon EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camcorder with EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Zoom Lens and Dual Pixel CMOS AF Feature Upgrade – new price is $13,799