UPDATED: Canon releases 80,000 ISO firmware update for Cinema Cameras

November 28th, 2013 Jump to Comment Section 7
UPDATED: Canon releases 80,000 ISO firmware update for Cinema Cameras

UPDATE (November 28):

Canon pulled the update described below quickly after C300 owners discovered a weird color shift in their color balance. They have now released an updated version of that firmware update.

Here are the facts:

The new C300 firmware is now [November 28] available for download.

CLICK HERE to download.

 Firmware Version 1.1.1.1.00 incorporates all the functions and modifications listed below:

EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camera & EOS C300 PL Cinema EOS Camera
1. Fixes a phenomenon where the previous Firmware Version 1.1.0.1.00 offered incorrect colour balance.
2. Ability to move the magnification viewing area around the LCD using the MAGN Function.
3. Support for a 1440×1080/35Mbps recording mode.
4. ISO up to 80,000 has been added.
5. Added functionality to support the optional Canon GPS Receiver GP-E1.
6. A Key Lock menu setting has been added which now makes it possible to lock all operations, including the START/STOP button.
7. Using the optional Canon WFT-E6 Wireless File Transmitter, the camera’s remote-control application allows two users to access the same unit via a Wi-Fi® link providing simultaneous camera operation and control and metadata input simultaneously.
8. [Lens Exchange] and [ND+]/[ND-] have been added as functions that can be allocated to any assignable button.
9. A new Wide DR Gamma setting provides an expanded dynamic range of 800%.
10. Flicker Reduction has been improved.
EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camera only
11. Provides Push Auto Iris and One-Shot AF operation.
12. A new AE Shift function and the selection of various light-metering modes are now available when used with some Canon Cinema lenses (EF mount) and Canon EF Lenses.
13. Ability to assign the two control dials to operate either Iris or ISO sensitivity independently.
14. Peripheral Illumination Correction Data has been added for seven (7) Canon Cinema lenses (EF mount) and fifteen (15) Canon EF Lenses.
15. A function has been added to enable continuous focus and iris setting on a subject in the middle of the screen when one of the two EF STM lenses** is attached.
**[EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM], [EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM].

ORIGINAL POST (November 13):

Canon just released a major firmware update for its C series cameras which was announced in September around IBC in Amsterdam (click here to read the original post). It pushes the maximum ISO of these cameras to up to 80,000 ISO’s and also introduces various other improvements (for example the possibility to move the position of the magnified portion of the screen when checking focus using the magnify button).

You can already download the firmware update for the C100 and C300 . The C500 version doesn’t seem to be out yet.

Watch our test video of the high ISO’s, recorded on a C500 on a pre-production version of the firmware at IBC in September:

 

Here is the full list of what’s new in the firmware update for the C100:

1. Ability to move the magnification viewing area around the LCD using the MAGN Function.

2. ISO up to 80,000 has been added.

3. A Key Lock menu setting has been added which now makes it possible to lock all operations, including the START/STOP button.

4. Peripheral Illumination Correction Data has been added for seven (7) Canon Cinema lenses (EF mount) and eleven (11) Canon EF Lenses.

5. Internal camera menus are now controllable from buttons on the camera body. Previously, they were only controllable from the joystick grip unit.

6. In addition to the [EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM], the function to enable continuous focusing and correct aperture on a subject in the middle of the screen when one of the two EF STM lenses is attached, has been extended to include the [EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM] lens.

All the new features in the C300 are as follows:

EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camera & EOS C300 PL Cinema EOS Camera

1. Ability to move the magnification viewing area around the LCD using the MAGN Function.

2. Support for a 1440×1080/35Mbps recording mode.

3. ISO up to 80,000 has been added.

4. Added functionality to support the optional Canon GPS Receiver GP-E1.

5. A Key Lock menu setting has been added which now makes it possible to lock all operations, including the START/STOP button.

6. Using the optional Canon WFT-E6 Wireless File Transmitter, the camera’s remote-control application allows two users to access the same unit via a Wi-Fi® link providing simultaneous camera operation and control and metadata input simultaneously.

7. [Lens Exchange] and [ND+/ND-] have been added as functions that can be allocated to any assignable button.

8. A new Wide DR gamma setting provides an expanded dynamic range of 800%.

9. Flicker Reduction has been improved.

EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camera only

10. Provides Push Auto Iris and One-Shot AF operation.

11. A new AE Shift function and the selection of various light-metering modes are now available when used with some Canon Cinema lenses (EF mount) and Canon EF Lenses.

12. Ability to assign the two control dials to operate either Iris or ISO sensitivity independently.

13. Peripheral Illumination Correction Data has been added for seven (7) Canon Cinema lenses (EF mount) and fifteen (15) Canon EF Lenses.

14. A function has been added to enable continuous focus and iris setting on a subject in the middle of the screen when one of the two EF STM lenses** is attached.

**[EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM], [EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM].

Here’s another test by SilvaStreet showing the ISO performance of the C100:

https://vimeo.com/

Via nofilmschool

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