Canon C300 Also Gets Dual Pixel CMOS AF Upgrade. Due In May

February 24, 20147 Comments

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Available soon from Canon will be an accredited Canon service center installed feature upgrade for the EOS C300 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.

The accredited Canon service center installed feature upgrade for the EOS C300 camera is targeted at users who regularly shoot with smaller crews, who shoot moving subjects, or who want smoother, more natural-looking autofocus. Specific markets include documentary filmmakers, electronic news gathering, sports productions, weddings and similar special events, nature and wildlife, and many others.

I had a feeling this would happen! Canon now offering the AF upgrade for $500 for the C300 as well. After playing around with the 70D that has the same Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology it’s clear this is the best auto focus we have seen in a video camera. Very usable. I can steady cam or any camera rig thats in a stabilizer would greatly benefit with more in focus takes.

Scheduled to be available in May 2014

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  1. JP says:

    I wonder if they will offer a full frame sensor swap option for the 5d3 or 1DX. That would be awesome and save me from purchasing a 70d.

  2. Dale says:

    I wanna get this for my C100… Must be hungry on battery power would you think?

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