EOS C100

An affordable video production camera offering a unique combination of professional HD imaging, compact design and lens versatility, the user-friendly C100 is ideally configured for single person use.


  • 8.3MP Super 35mm CMOS sensor; Full HD
  • High sensitivity, low noise
  • 24Mbps AVCHD to SD cards
  • Automatic shooting functions
  • Dual pixel CMOS AF for accurate and reliable focusing*
  • Interchangeable EF lenses
  • Canon Log Gamma
  • Compact, modular, lightweight
  • Professional audio
  • Seamless workflow integration
  • CPS video support

Detailed Features

Take a more detailed look into Canon EOS C100

8.3MP Super 35mm CMOS sensor; Full HD

An 8.3MP Super 35mm CMOS sensor, designed and manufactured by Canon specifically for video capture, provides 3ch RGB processing for Full HD recording. It delivers superb high-resolution images with high sensitivity, low noise, reduced rolling shutter artefacts and beautifully shallow depth of field.

High sensitivity, low noise

Enhanced sensitivity, low noise images can be captured at up to ISO 80000, allowing use in almost any shooting situation.

24Mbps MPEG-4 AVCHD to SD cards

Record MPEG-4 AVCHD/H.264 files at 24Mbps (4:2:0) to two SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards – with relay and simultaneous recording options. Outputs include HDMI with lock function, AV and USB.

Canon Log Gamma

Built-in Canon Log Gamma gives neutral image quality with 12-stops of latitude (800% dynamic range) at a base setting of ISO 850. A Wide Dynamic Range option delivers footage with the same wide latitude but does not require grading.

Interchangeable EF lenses

Expand your creative options through a huge range of interchangeable lenses. The EF mount is compatible with Canon 4K EF Cinema lenses plus over 60 EF lenses including Macro and Fish Eye. 3 manual built-in ND filters increase shooting versatility.

Compact, modular, lightweight

Ultra-compact and lightweight, the EOS C100 is ideal for use in tight spaces. A basic recording set up weighs just 1020g (without lens), while a removable grip, handle and multi-angle control panel ensure maximum manoeuvrability. The robust, splash resistant body features magnesium alloy components for extra rigidity and toughness.

Automated shooting

To facilitate one-person operation, automated functions include One-Shot Auto Focus, Push Auto Iris and Auto White Balance. Full manual control is available when required with a powerful Focus Assist function to aid manual focusing and ensure sharp detailed images.

Professional audio

Professional audio recording options include LPCM or Dolby AC3. The top handle includes two XLR inputs and stereo microphone.

Seamless workflow integration

Broad NLE support allows easy integration into existing post-production workflows.

CPS support

The EOS C100 qualifies for free support from Canon Professional Services (CPS) with exclusive access to a range of benefits: CPS support at major events, a priority repair service (subject to availability) and local CPS support in selected European countries.

Dual Pixel CMOS AF via service update

Your EOS C100 can be updated to incorporate Canon’s unique Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which offers incredible ease of use and creative control over focusing. It’s simple to track subjects continuously at the centre of the frame, keeping them in sharp focus. An AF-Lock function allows extra control. One-Shot focusing with enhanced accuracy and speed makes it just as easy to focus on off-centre subjects.

  • *Requires a chargeable service update at a Canon service centre.


Product Specification in Detail



Image Sensor



Super35mm type CMOS


RGB primary colour filter (Bayer array)

Total pixels per sensor

9.84 megapixels

Effective pixels per sensor

8.29 megapixels

Minimum illumination

NTSC Mode 0.3 Lux
[F1.2 lens , 24 dB, 29.97P mode, shutter speed 1/30]
PAL Mode 0.25 Lux
[F1.2 lens, 24 dB, 25.00P mode, shutter speed 1/25]


[1920x1080/59.94i , ISO640 (0dB), 2000 Lux, 89.9% reflection]
PAL: F10
[1920x1080/50.00i , ISO640 (0dB) , 2000 Lux, 89.9% reflection]

S/N Ratio

NTSC: 54dB (Typical)
[1920x1080/PF30, Canon Log base sensitivity ISO850 (Dynamic range 800%)]
PAL: 54dB (Typical)
[1920x1080/PF25, Canon Log base sensitivity ISO850 (Dynamic range 800%)]

Dynamic Range

During normal shooting: 300%
With Canon Log gamma: 800%
(ISO 850 or above/gain 2.5 dB or more)

Horizontal Resolution

Up to 1000 TV lines (1920 x 1080i mode), depends on lens used.



Lens Mount

Canon EF Mount, including EF-S and EF Cinema lens

Focal length

Equivalent to 1.53x the focal length of EF lenses

Peripheral illumination correction

YES (dependent on lens used)

ND filter

4 glass filters in camera body: Clear; 2 stops; 4 stops; 6 stops. Operate via dial on body.

Focus control*

Manual via lens; One-Shot AF; Continuous Autofocus (Canon lenses with 'stepping motor' (STM));¹
Continuous Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus (DAF) mode (optional, additional cost)²
Wired RC-V100. AF not possible if using Cinema Zoom or Prime lenses.

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.

Image stabilization system

Depends on lens used

Image Processor





Video storage media

SD/SDHC/SDXC card (2 card slots)

Recording time

64GB SD card: up to 5 hours, 55 minutes. ( 1920 x 1080 @24Mbps VBR)AVCHD

Recording file format


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).

Recording frame rate

59.94 Hz mode (NTSC): 60i/PF30/PF24/24p;¹
50.00 Hz mode (PAL): 50i/PF25.¹

Slow/Fast motion


Interval Record


Frame Record


Pre Record (cache record)

YES (3 seconds)

Relay Recording


Double Slot (simultaneous) Recording


Scan Reverse

YES. Vertical or horizontal image inversion, or both.

HD->SD conversion

Yes (AVCHD to 9Mbps MPEG-2)¹

Internal Data Transfer

MOVIE: Yes (SD card to SD card)

Photo storage media

SD/SDHC memory card

Still quality

During video recording: 1920 x 1080;
During playback: 1920x1080





8.8 cm (3.5"), 100% view



Image quality adjustments

Brightness, contrast, colour, sharpness, backlight, black & white


Up/down/left/right according to camera configuration

Waveform Monitor

Waveform Monitor

Focus Assist*

Magnifying (25 points selectable); 
Edge Monitor (using waveform display)


Peaking 1, Peaking 2 (Colour, Gain, Frequency customisable for each)


Level 1; Level 2; Both
Output via HD-SDI or HDMI


On/Off (Aspect ratio, Aspect marker, Safety Zone Area, Safety Zone, Grid, Horizontal, Centre)




0.61cm (0.24")


1.555 million

Image quality adjustments

Brightness, contrast, colour, sharpness, backlight, black & white



Correction lens

+ 2.0 to -5.5 diopters



Audio in

XLR inputs with 48V phantom power (x2), 3.5mm microphone input jack

Headphone output

3.5mm stereo jack

Video monitor output



YES (Type A, output only)

IEEE 1394 (Firewire)



YES (Mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed OUTPUT Only)

HD/SD-SDI output


Time code

YES (Superimposed on HDMI Output signal)





Component out


AV terminal

YES (output only)

DC input


Remote Control Terminal

2.5mm mini jack

Wireless Control Terminal


Colour Bars




Tally lamp


Accessory shoe

YES (cold shoe, 2 locations: top of body, front of handle)

Custom key*

15 assignable buttons; select from 35 functions.
Side grip joystick functions assignable to alternative buttons.




Exposure metering

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)

Exposure compensation

YES. AE Shift function. +/-2, +/-1.5, +/-1.25, +/-1.0, +/-0.75, +/-0.5, +/-0.25, +/-0

Auto Exposure mode*

YES. Continuous Auto Iris (Canon lenses with 'stepping motor' (STM)).¹

Push Auto Iris

YES (EF and EF-S lenses. Not available with EF Cinema Lenses.)

Exposure Lock


Auto Gain Control setting


ISO Sensitivity*

1-stop display: 320¹, 400, 800, [850]², 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 20000, 25600, 51200, 80000
1/3rd stop display: 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, [850]², 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800, 16000, 20000, 25600, 32000, 40000, 51200, 64000,80000¹

Gain setting*

NORMAL: -6dB, -3dB, 0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 9dB, 12dB, 15dB, 18dB, 21dB, 24dB,27dB 30dB; Extended Range on: 33dB, 36dB, 39dB, 42dB
FINE: 0 dB to 24 dB (0.5 dB increments).

Shutter speed


Control Modes

Off; Speed; Angle; Clear Scan (CS); Slow Shutter (SLS)

Shutter speed

1/3 to 1/2000 depending on frame rate and Shutter Control Mode

Shutter Angle

11.25º to 360º depending on frame rate

Slow Shutter (SLS)

1/3, 1/4, 1/6, 1/8, 1/12, 1/15, 1/25, 1/30 depending on frame rate

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

Custom Picture


Stored Configurations

9, including 3 presets (CINEMA, Wide Dynamic Range (Wide DR) and EOS Std)

Storage Medium

SD/SDHC memory card (all customisation data and metadata), up to 20 Custom Pictures per card


9 profiles

Canon Log Gamma


Master Pedestal

-50 to +50

Master Black

-50 to +50 for each of R,G,B

Black Gamma

Adjustable Level, Range and Point

Low Key Saturation

-50 to +50 adjusts colour saturation in low brightness area


Adjusts over exposure characteristic, start, slope, saturation


Adjustment for Level, H Detail Freq., Coring, HV Detail Balance, Limit, Select, Knee Aperture and Level dependent sharpness

Noise reduction

Off, On (1 to 12)

Skin detail

Off, Low, Middle, High / Hue, Chroma, Brightness, Area, Y Level

Selective Noise Reduction

Off, Low, Middle, High / Hue, Chroma, Brightness, Area, Y Level

Colour matrix

Phase, Gain and RGB adjustment, in tandem with Gamma selection

White balance

-50 to +50 R Gain, B Gain

Colour correction

Area selection / area revision of two areas

Setup level

-50 to +50 On/Off

Clip 100% IRE

Limits output to 100% after setup adjustment

Wi-Fi & GPS Specifications


GPS Information (Optional Accessory)

Latitude/Longtitude/Elevation, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

White balance





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


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




16-bit 2ch (48 kHz) linear PCM when 24 Mbps LPCM selected
Dolby Digital AC3 when 24/17/7 Mbps selected


Independent limiters and auto/manual settings

Microphone attenuation

YES, for built in microphone (in handle unit) and 3.5mm MIC jack

Microphone level meter




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.


Batteries BP-955, BP-975, Compact Power Adaptor CA-930/CA-935, Tripod Adapter TA-100, Shooting Brace SBR-1000



Power Consumption

8.1w; VF + LCD, 24Mbps (NTSC mode)
7.3w; VF + LCD, 24Mbps (PAL mode)

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)



Approx 135 x 170 x 129mm (thumbrest attached);
Approx 182 x 170 x 129mm (grip attached);
Approx 182 x 281 x 236mm (grip, monitor unit and handle attached)
Approx 142 x 281 x 236mm (thumbrest and handle unit)

Detachable handle


Weight (camera only)


Weight (fully equipped)

Approx 1835g (grip, monitor unit, handle, hook, BP-955, 2x SD cards)

Operating Temperature range

Approx. 0°C to 40°C, (85% relative humidity)
Approx. -5°C to 45°C, (60% relative humidity)


All specifications are subject to change without notice

* Firmware upgrades may be required to enable all camera features. Visit the Canon Support website for more information, or contact your local Canon representative.


Recording frame rate - ¹ PF modes recorded as interlaced video

HD->SD conversion - ¹ HD->SD conversion not possible for 24P recordings

ISO Sensitivity* - ¹ 320, 20000, and values above 20,000 are not 1-stop increments
² [850] = Base ISO sensitivity for Canon Log Gamma (800% dynamic range), above which highlight and shadow latitude remains consistent.

Focus control* - ¹ Some STM lenses may not support Continuous AF for video shooting. Contact your local Canon representative for more information.
² DAF upgrade is a paid-for option available at Canon Regional Competence Centres. Contact your local Canon representative for more information.

Auto Exposure mode* - ¹ Some STM lenses may not support Continuous AF for video shooting. Contact your local Canon representative for more information