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Canon C100 Mark II
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Canon C100 Mark II Camcorder

9.84MP 1.1kg CMOS Jul 2015
Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
An 8.3MP Super 35mm CMOS sensor, designed and manufactured by Canon specifically for video capture, provides stunning Full HD images. Combined with a new video processing system utilising... More
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CANON C100 Mark II - Test Footage + Overview
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15 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Canon has excellent average reviews for its medium sensor size camcorders as well as across its entire video camera range compared to other brands.

Full HD

Full HD

The Canon C100 Mark II is Full HD, as are most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released more than a year ago.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The C100 Mark II has an HDMI port, as do most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the C100 Mark II.

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Very High Maximum Aperture Value

When compared to other camcorders of this age and spec that we have assessed, the C100 Mark II's maximum aperture value of 22 is one of the highest. Similar spec video cameras that were released one year ago have maximum aperture values of between 2.7 and 22, and the average maximum aperture value is 8.2.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC memory card is actually the best supported memory card type across all similar spec camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the C100 Mark II.

A MicroSDXC memory card is the worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of camcorder.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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OLED Display

The Canon C100 Mark II has a better display than most camcorders that have been available for more than a year. This camcorder has an OLED display, whereas most video cameras that were released around the same time as it have a TFT LCD display. OLED displays provide a better image with higher contrast ratio than LCD displays.

This camcorder's display (OLED) is actually the best display amongst all video cameras that have been available for more than a year.

A TFT LCD display is the worst display amongst similar types of camcorder.

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DIGIC DV IV Image Processor

The C100 Mark II has a DIGIC DV IV image processor which is better than the BIONZ image processor found on most video cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

This camcorder's image processor (DIGIC DV IV) is in fact the best image processor amongst all comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the C100 Mark II.

Amongst comparable types of camcorder the worst image processor is DIGIC DV V.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the C100 Mark II, the C100 Mark II has a built-in display.

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Very High Display Resolution

At 1,230,000 pixel, the C100 Mark II has a very high display resolution compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year. The average display resolution of medium sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the C100 Mark II is 880,000 pixels.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the C100 Mark II is more than most comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Canon camcorder supports an LPCM audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the C100 Mark II.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The C100 Mark II supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution supported by most video cameras of this age and spec.

This video camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all camcorders of this age and type.

Across comparable types of video camera the worst supported video resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This video camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Electronic Viewfinder

This video camera has an Electronic viewfinder, which is the most frequently found viewfinder on similar spec video cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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400 ISO Sensitivity

The Canon C100 Mark II has a 400 ISO sensitivity which is higher than most camcorders that came out around the same time as it. Most similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as it have a 200 ISO sensitivity. In addition, this video camera have 320, 800, 1, 600, 3, 200, 6, 400, 12, 800, 20, 000, 25, 600 and 51 and 200 ISO sensitivities. The ISO sensitivity of all video cameras of this age and type ranges from Auto to 51,200.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

The average minimum illumination of comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than a year is 2.3lx. The C100 Mark II has a quite small minimum illumination (only 0.25 lux) compared to most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the C100 Mark II.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Canon C100 Mark II does not have an image stabiliser, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released more than a year ago also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The C100 Mark II does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the C100 Mark II also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The C100 Mark II does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other camcorders that were launched more than a year ago also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Canon C100 Mark II is not 3D compatible. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most camcorders of a similar age and type to the C100 Mark II do not have a night mode. The C100 Mark II is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most video cameras of a comparable age and type to the C100 Mark II are not waterproof. The C100 Mark II is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

The shortest maximum focal length of video cameras of this age and type is 210mm and the longest is 990mm. With a maximum focal length of only 216 millimeters, the C100 Mark II has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths amongst medium sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Heavy

The Canon C100 Mark II is fairly heavy (1.1 kilograms) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the C100 Mark II. The average weight of medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the C100 Mark II is 690g, and the weights range from 91g to 1.8kg.

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Only 3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the C100 Mark II is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's 9% less maximum image resolution than a 4032 x 2272 pixels video camera, which is the most common maximum image resolution.

This video camera's maximum image resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is actually the worst maximum image resolution amongst all comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the C100 Mark II.

The best maximum image resolution amongst comparable types of video camera is 6784 x 3816 pixels.

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Very High Minimum Aperture

The minimum apertures of medium sensor size camcorders that were released more than a year ago range from 1.5 to 4, and the average minimum aperture is 2.4. At 4, the C100 Mark II has a very high minimum aperture compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the C100 Mark II.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon C100 Mark II

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and spec.

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Released Over a Year Ago

Canon released the C100 Mark II over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3.46 inches, the Canon C100 Mark II has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the C100 Mark II.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on video cameras of this age and spec.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Mount Interface
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Shoe Mounting Point Type
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Resolution
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
GPS Function
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Ports & Interfaces
S-Video Out Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Networking
WiFi Type
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Technical Details
User Guide

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon c100, canon c100m, canon c100mk, code super35, canon c100mki, code super35m, code 0202c007, canon 1638095p, canon 1638095c, code 0202c007a, canon 1638095k, canon c100mkii, canon 0202c007, code super35mm, code 0202c007aa, canon manufacurer
Barcodes 04549292027846, 04549292032284, 04549292032307, 08714574625270, 08714574626659

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