Canon is now shipping C100 cameras with the Dual Pixel AF system already included. Previously, this upgrade has only been available via an authorized Canon service centre.
If considering the C100 and the AF upgrade appeals to you, this is great news as it saves the time and hassle of sending your C100 off for the paid upgrade. It will also potentially save you shipping costs (depending on the service centre you choose), not to mention the down time whilst the upgrade is being carried out.
The Dual Pixel AF has been well received in the industry, much of which with thanks to the ever growing popularity of stabilizing devices such as the Movi. It will soon also be available as an upgrade for the C300. We’ve posted these before, but here are two great videos displaying the capabilities of the Dual Pixel auto focus system.
The Canon C100 is still available without Dual Pixel AF, each package (with and without) is price respectively to the initial cost of the auto focus upgrade.