While we never thought anyone that uses Canon’s C-series cinema cameras would want better autofocusing (you know, because they’re cinema cameras that often work with focus pullers), the company announced recently that they’re offering a Dual Pixel AF upgrade to users of the C100. The C100 is the company’s entry-level Cinema EOS cam, and Canon’s press release sounds like they’ll offer a sensor switch of some sort. It still isn’t totally clear, though.
Dual Pixel AF first debuted in the Canon 70D to drastically improve autofocusing in video. It essentially allows for phase detection to work by placing those pixels on the sensor. In the results that we’ve seen so far, we were highly impressed.
We’re also still waiting on our Canon 70D review unit.