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Joe Simon reviews the Canon C100 for live events

Joe Simon reviews the Canon C100 for live events
Joe Simon operating the C100 on a slider

Joe Simon operating the C100 on a slider

Our friend Joe Simon, a very accomplished wedding filmmaker and commercial cinematographer (and first and foremost, a really nice guy) has shot a short review of the C100, especially focusing on his area of work, live events.

I want to highlight this because of Sebastian Wöber’s recent review of the C100 here on cinema5D, in which he highlighted that it’s an underestimated cinema camera despite its low price point. We are not interested in endless discussions about who owns the better camera, but that review resulted in a fiery discussion in comments on the post as well as on social media channels.

Watch Joe’s funny and educational review in which he highlights the C100’s feasibility for live event work such as weddings. He also compares the dynamic range and sharpness of the C100 with the 5D Mark III.

Using the Canon C100 for Live Events from Joe Simon Films on Vimeo.

Yes, there’s stuff missing (high speed recording, proper viewfinder), but the bang for the buck is incredible – when recording to an external recorder like the Ninja 2 you even get 4:2:2 colour sampling, which should put it right next to the C300 in terms of quality (which is almost 2,5 times as expensive).

It’s time to rethink this camera. The quality is unmatched by any video camera in this price range.

For a limited time the Canon EOS C100 is still -$1000 (=$5499) at B&H.
See link below.

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