Zacuto Canon C100 Rigs

Canon C100

Canon announced an addition to their EOS Cinema line, the Canon C100 Camera. The Canon C100 camera is the economically friendly camera in the EOS Cinema line coming in under $8,000. “The price, if true, clearly puts it more into the spheres of the Sony FS700 than the FS100, which is of course a lot tougher for Canon to compete with, due to the lack of slow-mo ability,” says Nino Leitner Austria based Filmmaker and DP. ”However, we haven’t seen images yet and if they are more like the C300 than the FS700, that clearly is a trump for Canon.”

The ergonomics in the Canon C100 is very similar to a DSLR with a large, high quality 3.5″ LCD situated at the rear of the camera body and an adjustable handgrip for handheld shooting but the core is similar to the EOS C300 Camera. The news released by Canon is pushing the features designed around the needs of single operators, such as documentary and new shooters, which include a range of new automatic features: One Shot AF button enables users to instantly check focus, Push Auto Iris evaluates exposure and makes any required adjustments before shooting, and Auto White Balance uses the power of Canon’s DIGIC DV III image processor to detect and balance color information.

Canon C100 Key Features

Canon C100 Camera

  • 8.3MP Super 35mm CMOS sensor; Full HD
  • High sensitivity, low noise
  • 24Mbps AVCHD to SD cards
  • Automatic shooting functions
  • Interchangeable EF lenses
  • Canon Log Gamma
  • Compact, modular, lightweight
  • Professional audio
  • Seamless workflow integration
  • CPS video support
  • Gamma Settings


We were lucky enough to get a first look at the prototype Canon EOS C100 camera. Rodney Charters, ASC, @rodneykiwi tweeted on August 29th, 2012 “played with C100 at Zacuto the other day very excited by the feel weight and essentially the same form factor as the C300 but lesser codec.” With the core being the same as the Canon C300, we have a full range of accessories and rigs that will complement the Canon C100 Camera. Starting with our EOS C300 Studio Baseplate or Gorilla Baseplate platform, you can design a rig to fit your needs – either handheld, tripod or shoulder mounted. Watch Steve and Jens discuss the camera and some accessories and rigs for the C100 Camera.

Recoil for C100-C300-C500

The Recoil V2 for C100-C300-C500 cameras includes our Studio Baseplate and the Zacuto ENG Grip Relocator that positions the C100/300 removable grip at the rods for comfort and convenience. The Canon C100/300 removable grip attaches directly to our Relocator handle and our exclusive right angle cable connects to the port on your camera. We also offer a Lite version of this kit with the smaller Gorilla Baseplate and no relocator.

Watch The Zacuto Recoil Lite Video

C100 Target Shooter

We also have kits available for those of you who want to start with a rig and customize it yourself. For simple run’n'gun, documentary type shooting, you can use a kit like the Target Shooter to give you points of contact to help steady the camera and lessen fatigue. The Predator is our newly designed rig that offers three points of contact with one being our Grip Relocator. The Grip Relocator positions Canon’s grip on the C100, C300 or C500 to the Zacuto handgrip to easily control the camera without removing your hand from the rig. With both of these rigs, we recommend using a Z-Finder, optical viewfinder. Yes, I said a Zacuto Z-Finder!

 Canon C100 Target Shooter  Canon C100 target shooter Canon C100 target shooter

C100 Predator

predator for c100, c300, c500
C100 Z-Finder Pro

The C100 Z-Finder has a 1.8x magnification to accommodate the wider screen on the C100 LCD screen. The frame, made specifically for the C100, clips on to the LCD screen. The frame clamps surround the flip out LCD screen to give it a firm hold. The Z-Finder Pros 2.5x and 3x cannot be used on the C100 LCD screen as you will not see the entire image. To order and for more information visit:

c100 zfinder pro

If you are looking to shoulder mount this camera, we recommend using an in-line rig like the Stinger or Recoil and using an EVF. The LCD screen on the back of the camera is in an awkward position; it isn’t directly in the back and it isn’t pushed out to the side enough to offset the rig. It is very uncomfortable to try to shoulder mount this rig and use the Z-Finder/LCD Screen. The Recoil concept puts the weight of the camera on your shoulder, so there is no need for counterbalance weight. However, you will need to relocate the camera controls to the handgrips with the Grip Relocator and Tornado. The Tornado is a remote mechanical follow focus that allows you to pull focus utilizing the handgrip!

*Check out the Canon C300 Rigs & Accessories!

*Get more information on Canon C100, C300 & C500 Rigs and accessories

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15 Responses to “Zacuto Canon C100 Rigs”

  1. Markus on September 13th, 2012 12:22 am

    Will you also make a model of Z-finder that works on the c300?

  2. Markus on September 13th, 2012 12:22 am

    Will you also make a model of Z-finder that works on the c300?

  3. Markus on September 13th, 2012 12:23 am

    Will you also make a model of Z-finder that works on the c300?

  4. Menno on March 31st, 2013 8:47 am

    When is the c100 zfinder coming?

  5. Sara DePasquale on April 1st, 2013 9:58 am


    May 1st, 2013.

  6. shooter on April 10th, 2013 7:53 am

    Update on availability please.

  7. tonycollings on May 5th, 2013 7:38 am

    When will the C100 viewfinder be available? Thanks.

  8. Sara DePasquale on May 6th, 2013 9:44 am


    Hopefully by the end of this month! Stay tuned!

  9. James White on May 24th, 2013 3:15 am

    I see there is now a link to visit the store to order but it doesn’t appear to be working.

  10. Marc on May 24th, 2013 10:12 am

    Update on the C100 Z Finder? What’s the policy on the trade-in they discussed in the video? Details?

  11. Sara DePasquale on May 24th, 2013 10:26 am

    Try clicking on the link again, it works.

  12. Colm Handley on November 18th, 2013 1:33 pm

    Hi, What are the Zacuto C100 Z-Finder Pro dimensions?

  13. Sara DePasquale on November 18th, 2013 3:25 pm

    The Z-Finder Pro extends from the LCD about 6.5″ including the eyecup and is designed to fit the 3×3.5″ LCD screen.

  14. Kevin on June 7th, 2014 9:13 pm

    Hi, I lost the mount for my Z-Finder pro for C100 – do you sell replacement parts?

  15. Rachel Kenton on June 9th, 2014 9:08 am

    Hi Kevin,

    Yes, we can help. Please email