Canon C300 Firmware Update Coming in October 2013

Dan sits in. Subject off-center. Canon C300 display. New York, NY. March 20, 2013.
Dan sits in. Subject off-center. Canon C300 display. New York, NY. March 20, 2013.

Canon just announced a long awaited firmware update for the Cinema EOS C300 coming this October. It will not add 1920 x 1080 60p but it will add Push Auto Iris, One-shot AF (both seen in the new C100) and “Shifting Display Location during Magnified Focus Assist.” Put another way, you’ll be able to move the focus area to any position within the display when you magnify the frame to focus.

Very excited about the last item, it will make the C300 behave much like a dslr when it comes to checking focus. I rarely have my subject smack dab in the center of the frame…

But October, really (?!)

Full Canon Press Release.

Update – corrected the release date. Hopefully it’s a typo on Canon’s part. Eight more months to get a firmware update.

Update, 9/4/13 – Upcoming C300 Firmware – Expanded Features but Slight Delay.