In an interesting announcement, Canon is offering a $500 upgrade to anyone who sends their C100 into a Canon Service Center, enhancing the camera with Dual Pixel capability, Continuous Autofocus, and a few other new features.
From Canon’s website:
Available soon from Canon will be a factory-installed upgrade for the EOS C100 Digital Video Camera that will offer an autofocus mode to prevent motion artifacts during rapid talent and pan moves. The upgrade provides a new Continuous AF (Autofocus) Function for all Canon EF Lenses, apart from manual-focused models, using Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. A new AF Lock setting also lets you change the image framing while holding the desired focus point. These critical focusing capabilities are designed to enhance the smooth capture of moving subjects and achieve more natural-looking autofocus so users can meet their creative needs in even more situations.
The update will be availible for $500 in February 2014. Be sure to stay tuned for an exact date, and until then check out Canon’s webpage devoted to the update. They go into detail about the benefits of Dual Pixel, its effects on video capture, and much much more: usa.canon.com/eos_c100_feature_upgrade