EOS C100

Image Processor


Image Sensor

S/N Ratio NTSC: 54dB (Typical) [1920 x 1080 / PF30, Canon Log base sensitivity ISO 850 (Dynamic range 800%)]
PAL: 54dB (Typical) [1920 x 1080 / PF25, Canon Log base sensitivity ISO 850 (Dynamic range 800%)]
Horizontal Resolution Up to 1000 TV lines (1920 x 1080i mode), depends on lens used.
Effective Pixels 8.29 megapixels
Dynamic Range During Normal shooting: 300% With Canon Log gamma: 800% (ISO 850 or above / gain 2.5dB or more)
System RGB primary colour filter (Bayer array)
Sensitivity NTSC: F9 [1920 x 1080 / 59.94i , ISO 640 (0dB), 2000 Lux, 89.9% reflection]
PAL: F10 [1920 x 1080 / 50.00i , ISO 640 (0dB) , 2000 Lux, 89.9% reflection]
Minimum Illumination NTSC Mode 0.3 Lux [F1.2 lens , 24dB, 29.97P mode, shutter speed 1/30] PAL Mode 0.25 Lux [F1.2 lens, 24dB, 25.00P mode, shutter speed 1/25]
Total Pixels 9.84 megapixels
Sensor Super 35mm type CMOS


Video Monitor Output No
HD/SD-SDI Output No
USB Yes (Mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Output Only)
Synch No
Audio In XLR inputs with 48V phantom power (x2), 3.5mm microphone input jack
Colour Bars EBU, SMPTE, ARIB
DC Input Yes
Genlock No
Time Code Yes (Superimposed on HDMI Output signal)
Wireless Control Terminal No
Remote Control Terminal 2.5mm mini jack
Component Out No
Headphone Output 3.5mm stereo jack
HDMI Yes (Type A, output only)
AV Terminal Yes (output only)
IEEE 1394 (Firewire) No


Lens Mount Canon EF Mount, including EF-S and EF Cinema lens
Image Stabilization System Depends on lens used
Iris Control Via body, grip, remote control or Push Auto Iris control. 1/2-stop, 1/3-stop or FINE control. Possible to maintain constant F-number during zoom.
Peripheral Illumination Correction Yes (dependent on lens used)
Focal Length Equivalent to 1.53x the focal length of EF lenses
Focus Control Via lens or by using ONE-SHOT AF mode.
ND Filter 4 glass filters in camera body: Clear; 2 stops; 4 stops; 6 stops. Operate via dial on body


Slow/Fast motion No
Scan Reverse Yes. Vertical or horizontal image inversion, or both.
Frame Record No
Still Quality During video recording: 1920 x 1080
During playback: 1920 x 1080
Double Slot (Simultaneous) Recording Yes
Internal Data Transfer Movie: Yes (SD card to SD card)
HD to SD conversion Yes (AVCHD to 9Mbps MPEG-2)*2
Recording Time 64GB SD card: Up to 5 hours, 55 minutes. ( 1920 x 1080 @24Mbps VBR) AVCHD
Video Storage Media SD / SDHC / SDXC card (2 card slots)
Recording Frame Rate 59.94 Hz mode (NTSC): 60i / PF30 / PF24 / 24p*1
50.00 Hz mode (PAL): 50i / PF25*1
Interval Record No
Photo Storage Media SD / SDHC memory card
Pre Record (Cache Record) Yes (3 seconds)
Recording File Format AVCHD
Relay Recording Yes
Recording Format MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 24 Mbps LPCM VBR (4:2:0) 24 Mbps VBR (4:2:0) 17 Mbps VBR (4:2:0) 7 Mbps VBR (4:2:0, 1440 x 1080)

Shutter Speed

Slow Shutter (SLS) 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, 1/8, 1/12, 1/15, 1/25, 1/30 depending on frame rate
Shutter Angle 11.25° to 360° depending on frame rate
Shutter Speed 1/3 to 1/2000 depending on frame rate and Shutter Control Mode
Control Modes Off; Speed; Angle; Clear Scan (CS); Slow Shutter (SLS)
Clear Scan 60i: 59.94 Hz - 250.27 Hz
PF30: 29.97 Hz - 250.27 Hz
24p / PF24: 23.98 Hz - 250.27 Hz
50i: 50.00 Hz - 250.78 Hz
PF25: 25.00 Hz - 250.78 Hz


Auto Gain Control Setting No
Auto Exposure Mode Yes (Push Auto Iris)
Exposure Compensation Yes. AE Shift function. ±2, ±1.5, ±1.25, ±1.0, ±0.75, ±0.5, ±0.25, ±0
Exposure Lock No
ISO Sensitivity 1-stop display: 320*3, 400, 800, [850]*4, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 20000
1/3rd stop display: 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, [850]*4, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800, 16000, 20000*1
Exposure Metering Manual: Exposure determined by shutter setting, iris setting, ISO / gain setting and ND filter setting;
Push Auto Iris options: (i) Standard (Centre-weighted metering) (ii) Spotlight (iii) Backlight (compensation)
Push Auto Iris Yes
Gain Setting Normal: -6dB, -3dB, 0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 9dB, 12dB, 15dB, 18dB, 21dB, 24dB, 30dB
Fine: 0 dB to 24 dB (0.5 dB increments).


Zebra Level 1; Level 2; Both Output via HD-SDI or HDMI
Size 8.8 cm (3.5"), 100% view
Peaking Peaking 1, Peaking 2 (Colour, Gain, Frequency customisable for each)
Markers On / Off (Aspect ratio, Aspect marker, Safety Zone Area, Safety Zone, Grid, Horizontal, Centre)
Image Quality Adjustments Brightness, contrast, colour, sharpness, backlight, black & white
Adjustability Up / down / left / right according to camera configuration
Dots 922,000
Waveform Monitor Waveform Monitor
Focus Assist Peaking; Magnifying; Edge Monitor (using waveform display)

Time Code

Countup System Regen, RecRun, FreeRun, Hold (Drop frame available for some frame rates), NDF only in 24P
Start Value Setting "00:00:00:00", Set / Reset selectable

White Balance

Auto Yes
Preset Daylight (5400K), Tungsten (3200K), Kelvin (2000K - 15000K, 100K intervals), Set A, Set B
White Balance Shift Yes. -9 to +9 (Daylight and Tungsten only)

Black Balance

Black Balance Adjustment Yes

Custom Picture

Knee Adjusts over exposure characteristic, start, slope, saturation
Selective Noise Reduction Off, Low, Middle, High / Hue, Chroma, Brightness, Area, Y Level
Colour Correction Area selection / area revision of two areas
White Balance -50 to +50 R Gain, B Gain
Gamma 9 profiles
Clip 100% IRE Limits output to 100% after setup adjustment
Low Key Saturation -50 to +50 adjusts colour saturation in low brightness area
Master Black -50 to +50 for each of R,G,B
Sharpness Adjustment for Level, H Detail Freq., Coring, HV Detail Balance, Limit, Select, Knee Aperture and Level dependent sharpness
Canon Log Gamma Yes
Master Pedestal -50 to +50
Colour Matrix Phase, Gain and RGB adjustment, in tandem with Gamma selection
Black Gamma Adjustable Level, Range and Point
Stored Configurations 9, including 3 presets (CINEMA, Wide Dynamic Range (Wide DR) and EOS Std)
Skin Detail Off, Low, Middle, High / Hue, Chroma, Brightness, Area, Y Level
Noise Reduction Off, On (1 to 12)
Storage Medium SD / SDHC memory card (all customisation data and metadata), up to 20 Custom Pictures per card
Setup Level -50 to +50 On / Off


Size 0.61cm (0.24")
Image Quality Adjustments Brightness, contrast, colour, sharpness, backlight, black & white
Dots 1.555 million
Correction Lens + 2.0 to -5.5 diopters
Adjustable No


Microphone Level Meter Yes
Control Independent limiters and auto / manual settings
Recording 16-bit 2ch (48 kHz) linear PCM when 24 Mbps LPCM selected Dolby Digital AC3 when 24 / 17 / 7 Mbps selected
Microphone Attenuation Yes, for built in microphone (in handle unit) and 3.5mm MIC jack


Continuous Recording Time Supplied BP-955: Approx. 285 minutes, 24Mbps, LCD + VF (50Hz mode)
Optional BP-975: Approx. 430 minutes, 24Mbps, LCD + VF (50Hz mode)
Power Consumption NTSC mode: 8.1w; VF + LCD, 24Mbps
PAL mode: 7.3w; VF + LCD, 24Mbps


Optional Batteries BP-955, BP-975, Compact Power Adaptor CA-930, Tripod Adapter TA-100, Shooting Brace SBR-1000
Supplied Data Transfer Application, Handle Unit with microphone, Thumbrest, Grip, Tripod base adaptor plate, Shoulder strap, EVF cap, Battery Charger CG-930, Battery pack BP-955.


Operating Temperature Range -5°C to +45ºC, 60% relative humidity
Dimensions Thumbrest attached: Approx 135 x 170 x 129mm
Grip attached: Approx 182 x 170 x 129mm
Grip, monitor unit and handle attached: Approx 182 x 281 x 236mm
Thumbrest and handle unit: Approx 142 x 281 x 236mm
Detachable Handle Yes
Weight Camera only: 1020g
Fully equipped: Approx 1835g (grip, monitor unit, handle, hook, BP-955, 2x SD card)
Custom Key Yes (15 assignable buttons; select from 35 functions)
Tally Lamp Yes
Accessory Shoe Yes (cold shoe, 2 locations: top of body, front of handle)