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Canon offering new firmware updates for cinema cameras, camcorders

Melville, New York — Canon is offering a variety of performance updates for cameras in its Cinema EOS and XF professional camcorder line.

Now available is a new optional feature upgrade for the EOS C300 Cinema camera which will support Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus (AF) technology and enable continuous autofocusing with the entire line of Canon EF lenses and optimized for Canon’s stepping motor (STM) line of lenses when used with the EOS C300 camera.

This optional feature upgrade is expected to be available in May 2014 for a cost of $500.00 and will require the EOS C300 camera body to be shipped to an authorized Canon service center for installation.

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EOS C300

In addition to the optional feature upgrade for the EOS C300 camera, Canon has also made available the RC-V100 remote control for Cinema EOS cameras and the XF Series professional HD camcorders; a firmware update that allows for Peripheral Illumination Correction when using the Canon CN-E35mm T1.5 L F Cinema prime lens or the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM telephoto zoom lens with the EOS C500, EOS C300, or EOS C100 cameras and a Continuous Recording function for the EOS C100 digital video camera to help ensure capture of crucial shots in unpredictable situations, such as documentary, news, or wildlife production.

“We continue to strive to demonstrate our support of filmmaking and television production professionals through innovative new updates and equipment upgrades that allow our products to better serve these visual storytellers,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, EVP and GM, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon USA. “By listening to our customers and responding to the various ways our equipment is used in the marketplace, we look to continually advance the capabilities and features inherent in our cameras, lenses, and accessories.”

See here for more info: http://usa.canon.com/cusa/professional/standard_display/cinema-firmware.

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