Canon C300 Dual-Pixel CMOS AF upgrade available imminently

By site editor Dan Chung:


Canon C300 owners no longer have to be envious of the Dual-Pixel CMOS AF upgrade on the baby C100. Canon service centres in Europe and the USA can now upgrade the C300 AF system with the same capabilities. The upgrade is not free however – in the USA it costs $500 and will require the camera to be shipped to an authorised Canon service facility. You can find out more here. I’m not sure what the cost in Europe will be but I’m told the first upgrades are being performed this week.

I’m not going to go into detail about how the system works but you can check out our previous posts here, here and here about the C100 system which is essentially the same.

C100 Dual Pixel CMOS AF upgrade production sample test from Dan Chung on Vimeo.

I’ve been happily using the Dual-Pixel CMOS AF on the C100 for a while now and have been really impressed at how capable it is, especially when using it on my Defy G5 brushless gimbal with Canon’s 10-22mm lens. The AF tracking of subjects when using a longer lens like the 70-200mm f2.8 is also impressive. I don’t use the AF all the time, but it is a great tool to have at your disposal and certainly an upgrade worth getting if you have the Canon AF lenses to work with it. I’ll be getting my C300 upgraded as soon as possible.

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