By site editor Dan Chung:
Newssshooter’s Jonas Schönstein was allowed to shoot some test shots on the Canon booth at Inter BEE 2013 with a C100 newly equipped with the new Dual Pixel CMOS AF system. Lenses used were a Canon 50mm f1.2L and 28-300 f3.5-5.6L.
The image was recorded to an Atomos Samurai Blade Prores recorder with overlays left on so the camera setup can be seen.
I have to say I am tremendously impressed with the results. It seems quite responsive without looking like a mechanical movement. In our tests we let the camera try to track the subject continuously to see how well it coped, but I think my preference would be to set the autofocus to only active when the Push AF button is pressed. It is however a shame that the AF box is currently locked to the centre of the frame and is not movable.