Canon will release the entry-class remote camera “CR-N100” in mid-October 2023. The estimated price is around $1,400 including tax.
Up until now, Canon’s remote cameras have had a strong image of being used for video production, featuring high image quality comparable to professional video cameras, and equipped with SDI and HDMI. The CR-N100 slots in as the entry-level model of PTZ cameras. The market for this camera is video communication uses, such as companies, educational institutions, small-scale seminars, and lectures.
Functionally, it has almost all the functions of the higher-end CR-N300. Although it is aimed at entry-level users, it is compatible with the “Add-on Applications System” that extends functionality to remote cameras, and is also compatible with automatic tracking applications. The major differences are that it does not support SDI terminals or FreeD.
1/2.3 CMOS 20x
Video output I/F
HDMI, IP, USB
3G, SDI, HDMI, IP, USB
FHD 59.94p 4:2:2 10bit
4K 29.97p (4:2:2 10bit)
4K 29.97p 4:2:0 8bit
Hybrid AF with external sensor
Video transmission protocol (IP)
IP/IR remote control/RS-422
IP/IR remote control/WiFi/RS-422
Control protocol (IP/serial)
XC Protocol/Standard Communication (Serial IP)/NDI|HX
XC protocol/standard communication (serial IP)/NDI|HX/free d
Pan operation range, operation speed
+-170, 0.2/s ~100 ﾟ/s (at preset: ~300 ﾟ/s)
Tilt operating range, operating speed
-30 ~ 100, 0.2/s ~ 100 ﾟ/s (at preset: ~180 ﾟ/s)
In-camera paid Add On app
The Canon CR-N100 Specs
The Canon CR-N100 comes equipped with a 1/2.3 type 4K CMOS sensor and the “DIGIC DV 6” advanced video processing platform, it supports 4K UHD30P. It also comes with an approximately 29.3mm-601mm F1.8-2.8 optical 20x zoom lens (for 4K UHD in 35mm film equivalent). It is possible to shoot in a wide range of scenes from wide-angle to super telephoto. In large venues, presenters’ facial expressions should be highly visible.
The camera works with a face tracking function that tracks the detected face and adjusts the focus even when the face is in profile. It supports face detection for up to nine people, allowing you to take photos with optimal brightness and focus.
Like the company’s existing remote camera products, it is equipped with a PT drive mechanism that allows for multi-step speed changes from high to low speeds, developed through the use of pan heads (weather cameras) and network cameras. This makes it possible to operate the camera smoothly, even in diagonal camera movements, which are generally considered difficult. The included infrared remote control allows for easy operation.
Ceiling mounting brackets are also included in the package, allowing users to mount it on the ceiling without purchasing additional accessories. Images can be reversed simply by changing the installation conditions of the remote camera control app. Available in two colors: white and black. It is also compatible with the “RC-IP100,” a free remote camera control app that can be operated with an infrared remote control or a web browser. The “RC-IP1000,” which was announced at the same time as the remote camera controller, also is compatible. These controllers are recommended for users who record large-scale lectures.
The Canon CR-N100 is not a high-performance, multi-functional high-end model like the CR-N700, but it is equipped with a 20x optical zoom lens and is characterized by good cost performance. It can be said that this is the perfect entry-level PTZ camera for those who want to choose a remote camera for the first time.