Compact and Ergonomic Designn The EOS C100 is designed with the single user in mind. It is 85% smaller than the Canon C300, 410 grams lighter, and it is based on a mobile core design that allows additional accessories to be attached depending on the situation. Strip the EOS C100 down for a "run-and-gun" style, or complement the camera with the full range of camera-mounted accessories. With a compact body, you can shoot dual-camera 3D without an outsized and cumbersome rig. Its light weight reduces user fatigue and allows even elaborate rigging systems to be mobile enough for a "crew of one." The removable accessory hand grip rotates 360 degrees for comfortable shooting positions, while customizable hardware buttons allow the EOS C100 to fit your own personal shooting preferences.
great upgrade choice from dslr
4k isn't here yet. 99% of the jobs I do don't require it. This camera has a great image (upgradable to 4:2:2 with atomos ninja 2), built in ND filters, focus peaking, waveforms, wonderful sharpness, canon log, etc. In short - it is a camcorder. Filmmakers coming from DSLR's, it is so worth the upgrade.
Except..... where the heck is the slow motion?!? We all know that you can do it with firmware, Canon. Step up your game. That is my only low rating.... oh, and the viewfinder is complete rubbish.
March 4, 2014
I like this camera. Very easy to handle. Finally can exchange lenses.
January 31, 2014
Solid Performer - Good Ergonomics
This is our main camera for doing commercial projects for web. The ergonomics compared to a DSLR's really make it stand out. I've used everything from the older Canon XL1s line upward, and this camera truly has a great layout.
The audio capabilities of this camera are great as well. You soon realize how nice it is to be able to plug an XLR straight into a camera from a LAV and set levels without having to worry about syncing later. (Something we never had the luxury of on our 5D III.)
We also use it with an Atmos Ninja 2 to get higher bit rates when needed. They pair well and we've not any issue with the or any other external monitor/recorder.
Initially we had some concern on recording to SD vs. our normal CF, but we've not had any issues with this.
Yes, there are some features we hope Canon sees sense in adding in the future (everyone knows it should have 60P on it) but Canon's been good as of late to get the updates out there.
The build is very solid as well. No issues with the handle either on the side or the one on top.
November 15, 2013
Nice image, horrible viewfinder
I bought this camera for hand held verite work. I loved the compact form factor and light weight. The image is very sharp out of the oversampling chip. Unfortunately, it's impossible to judge focus on the postage sized viewfinder so I can't use the camera the way that I intended to when I bought it. What's particularly frustrating is that the viewfinder that Canon already had on the C300 was perfectly fine. I can't imagine what it must have cost in R&D to design an inferior part, rather than just using the existing ones. I purchased a 2nd party viewfinder which goes over the LCD. Now I can see but the camera is no longer comfortable to hand hold for long periods and the thing swivels in the middle of a shot. Lack of 60P is also an unnecessary hassle. I feel that instead of trying to make this camera as good as possible, Canon was focused on making sure it was worse than the C300.
October 23, 2013