Canon C300 Mark II Price Drops by Another $2,000

July 3rd, 2017
Canon C300 Mark II Price Drops by Another $2,000

The Canon C300 Mark II price has dropped by another $2,000, which brings it to the under-$10K price bracket. This is great news for prospective buyers, but not so great for those who purchased the camera at full-price.

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The Canon C300 mark II price drop was expected, after the announcement of the new C200 (review here) less than a month ago. Many people rightfully criticised the large price difference between the two cameras, where the C200 was more affordable, yet offered some advanced features over the C300 mark II.

When the Canon C300 Mark II was initially introduced, it was out of reach for many filmmakers due to its $15,999 price tag. Despite its advanced and very desirable colour science, Canon faced heavy competition from cameras like the Sony FS7 or Blackmagic URSA Mini.

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In July 2016, we reported the first C300 mark II price drop, which was a significant $4000. Now we’re closing in on its 2nd anniversary, but the C300 Mark II is still a competitive and interesting camera, especially at a price of $10,000. We have gone through the camera’s features in detail in previous articles, including a full review, all its pros & cons, and a lab test.

Check out some video shot on the Canon C300 mark II in our videolog.

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 Jospeh Slomka
Jospeh Slomka
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July 5th, 2017

This is an excellent camera. Especially as a one man band. 10 stops of built in nd and good analog gain makes this useful from sun up to well past sundown for videography. The built in autofocus makes good decisions once you learn how to set it up.
The image quality is great and for 4k work the codec is comparatively light and high quality. The 2k 12bit 444 built in recording and excellent quality.

However as an owner who bought before the discounts I am very disappointed that camera was over priced by canon only to have it plummet. I don’t expect that from professional gear. It is possible that you can owe more than the camera sells for new on a canon lease. Mine is just a bit to paid off but for some owners it makes sense to leave the camera out in the open have it stollen, pay off the old lease, buy a new camera and pocket a few k.

This made my decision for me on the purchase of a c700. I’ll wait until the first price drop before I even consider it. Renting makes to much sense if the camera can loose 50% of the resale value in 24 months.

Natsirt Rellim
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July 5th, 2017

lol drop it to 2k

Josh Wright
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July 5th, 2017

lol saw this! makes you wonder what the actual cost price of the c300ii actually is…

 Dan Hyman
Dan Hyman
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July 4th, 2017

Still worth every penny. We shot on the FS7 & A7S II for over a year and this camera is just simply a better machine. BMCC are good, when they do what they’re supposed to do. Losing footage or not getting what you want on set isn’t an option. Canon’s are rock solid and you know what you’re getting. If this is too much $$$, grab an XC15. We got 2 for B-Cams to the C300 II and the color science is spot on, same gamma and they cut extremely well.

Gabriele Gab Alviano
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July 4th, 2017

The best color scienze it’s BMD ?

Cine Rog
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July 3rd, 2017

Time to grab another one

James Davis
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July 3rd, 2017

Yawn. This price should be at $6k

Arib Sulthanul
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July 3rd, 2017

There are more better Cameras with better price than this

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July 6th, 2017
Reply to  Arib Sulthanul

It is a shame that the C300 II doesn’t have 4k60p internally to bad for a high end EOS priced higher than 1DX II thats what I would pick C200.

Javier Alexis Cheddar
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July 3rd, 2017

aun cara xD

Chris Muinos
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July 3rd, 2017

Jesus brother… yeah battleground is the word

Kenny Duclos
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July 3rd, 2017

❤️??

Clint Boland
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July 3rd, 2017

My Gh5 is still a better value, canon is so 10 years ago.

Samuel Befekadu
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July 3rd, 2017

Black magic mini 4.6 pro is less than $6000. C300 Mark II should drop another $3000 or so in order to compete at least with this camera! But I should admit no camera compare with canon when it comes to that vibrant colors!!

Oscar Stegland
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July 3rd, 2017

If you push the reds a bit, most cameras can compete. Personally I think the Arri, red, and Panasonic Varicam color sciences are superior to Canon’s. But if you don’t want to have to do anything in post, then yeah, Canon have pretty good colors

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July 4th, 2017

Come on Samuel¡¡¡ the C300 II is more robust solid and realize camera no sensor issues or bugs found in many ursas plus an amazing dual AF technology that BM doest have at this point

Member
July 3rd, 2017

The word out there is that camera sales across the board have slowed. Its not being talked about that much but manufactures are well aware of it.

Gino Sabayle
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July 3rd, 2017

wow~~

James Bridges
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July 3rd, 2017

Keep going…. -$$$

Joakim Grass
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July 3rd, 2017

Never will I go back to a Canon body..

Adam Simmons
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July 3rd, 2017
Reply to  Joakim Grass

Same here. I love my FS5.

Richard van den Boogaard
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July 3rd, 2017

Canon only drops price to sell inventory. C400 on the horizon?

Nino Leitner
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July 3rd, 2017

Very unlikely

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July 4th, 2017
Reply to  Nino Leitner

I agree with you here Nino its not about a new camera at all. From what I hear, its about jump starting sales nothing more. Camera manufactures are reeling from how fast things are moving right now and its taking more for people to open their wallets when so much is hitting the market. Buyers are kind if hanging back just to see whats next.

Richard van den Boogaard
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July 3rd, 2017

We’ll see, Nino

Miguel Henry
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July 3rd, 2017

You must be able to make transformers with this thing.

Melvin Chong
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July 3rd, 2017

Why not drop to $2000 instead of drop by $2000 ?

Kevin Antonow
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July 3rd, 2017

If a Blackmagic cinema camera at 4K with EF mount is @ 3000$ – Why the heck do you need a C300 MK2 for almost 4x the price?

Rohman Rws
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July 3rd, 2017
Reply to  Kevin Antonow

Better management in ISO
Best sensor
Best science colorimetry
AF auto available
The blackmagic is at the best value for money it is certain

Matteo Carbone
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July 3rd, 2017
Reply to  Kevin Antonow

Best color scienze? I’m not so sure.

Chase Carlsen Bauer
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July 3rd, 2017
Reply to  Kevin Antonow

Different markets. If you’re hired by bigger companies regularly you want industry standard equipment. I know, it sucks, but standards also help producers feel safe in the way they are doing things. ”

If you get a 20 minute slot to film an interview with Barack Obama or something, a producer is going to ask that you use the camera that they have seen function and work always over the years. Black Magic has the opposite reputation, and whether or not that’s accurate in your eyes it will still affect the kinds of jobs you get.

Ivan Kuzmin
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July 3rd, 2017
Reply to  Kevin Antonow

Sad but true. Many backward producers still ask if I own a Canon 5d Mark II. Man, I got a Panasonic GH5, it’s better! (with the GH4 it was even harder to convince them everything is gonna be all right)

Michael Titter
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July 3rd, 2017
Reply to  Kevin Antonow

BMCC is 2.5K and BMPC is 4K.Have you used either of these? I owned a BMCC for a fair while.Great camera for the money but I was glad to see the back of it when I bought a decent camcorder.The C300 MK2 is pricey but seriously out of the box the BMPC isn’t in the same league.

Kevin Lopez
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July 3rd, 2017
Reply to  Kevin Antonow

ceratinly not better sensor or color science.
BM has a color science that is quite close to Arri or Varicam.. canon falls far far behind..including dynamic range.
Regarding ISO you are absolutely right, BM falls behind for sure.
Regarding auto focus I dont care, i pull focus manually, cant rely on an internal focusing system, at least for me..

Kai Liu
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July 3rd, 2017
Reply to  Kevin Antonow

For individual it might not matter, for bigger company or production, they want camera to match and they prefer big brand name.

Vladimir Talijan
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July 3rd, 2017
Reply to  Kevin Antonow

Rohman Rws Blackmagic is the best value for money if you don’t have money :)

Michał Szewczak
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July 3rd, 2017
Reply to  Kevin Antonow

C300 is pretty solid run and gun and broadcast camera. It is ready to shoot straight out the box

Melvin Chong
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July 3rd, 2017
Reply to  Kevin Antonow

Because Canon has faith in suckers.

Robi Metti
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July 3rd, 2017
Reply to  Kevin Antonow

because it’s better, in many ways.

Oscar Stefan Majoros
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July 6th, 2017
Reply to  Kevin Antonow

Because…. Nah. The list is long. Try them both and then judge

Astral Xilef
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July 3rd, 2017

drop around 7k more after this, i will think about it after checking my account.

Daniel Israelite
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July 3rd, 2017

*claps excitedly*

Joseph Robba
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July 3rd, 2017

still too expensive.

Marvin Flavien
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July 3rd, 2017

drop another 5k maybe ill consider it

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