Canon EOS C300 – test video

December 2nd, 2011

Yonathan Yi sent us this video he made with the Canon C300. It seems like this one was never picked up by Canon due to obvious reasons, but I felt it would be a shame to withhold the positive aspects of the video from the newspage, so here it is.

On this occasion here are some recent comments by HDSLR shooter Johnnie Behiri:
…as far as I am concerned, this is not a “cinema” camera. Full HD simply does not have the “power” and presence of 4k on a (very) big screen so images tend to be a bit soft. For other T.V usages, be it documentary work and such, this is a lovely camera instantly ready to work out of the box. Don’t let numbers and bits confuse you. Graded footage looks great!. The ease of use and EF lenses makes it a breeze to work with.
It is not that we didn’t see a “look alike” footage before (5d/7d), but the handling is different, the way it should be…

The low light capability of the camera is simply amazing. It will see in the dark details you can not spot with your own eyes….
The camera concept is modular, which is nice, the VF is amazing, stabilized lenses work well (200mm handheld is so easy), just in case you like shooting that way…and again, footage looks nice!

Make no mistake. Canon has now established a long term commitment to cater the filming/T.V industry and it will do it well.

Will I buy this camera? Probably yes. The street price which will determine “value for money” will be part of that decision.

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