Canon will release the entry-class “CR-N100” remote camera on November 15, 2023. Previously, it was scheduled to be released in mid-October 2023. The estimated market price is around $1,400 including tax..
The CR-N100 is the most entry-level model for video communication applications such as general companies, educational institutions, cram schools, small seminars, and lectures.
Functionally, it has almost all the functions of 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 difference is that it does not support SDI terminals or FreeD.
Equipped with a 1/2.3 type 4K CMOS sensor and the advanced video processing platform “DIGIC DV 6”, it supports 4K UHD30P. Equipped 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. The design makes the presenter’s facial expressions visible clearly, even in large venues.
The CR-N100 is equipped 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 users 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 as smoothly as you want, 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, and the “RC-IP1000,” which was announced at the same time as the remote camera controller. These controllers are recommended for users who record large-scale lectures.