Canon EOS C200 Now $1000 Cheaper

July 1st, 2019
Canon EOS C200 Now $1000 Cheaper

It’s been nearly two years since the release of the Canon EOS C200/C200B, and this camera is still an impressive beast. If you hesitate about getting one, there is now an instant rebate of $1000 at B&H.

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Canon EOS C200 Features

The Canon EOS C200 – and the gimbal version the C200B – is a great all-arounder camera. It features many functions that make it a very suitable camera for various type of productions and projects, may it be documentaries, music videos, corporate films, and weddings. French director and award winner Abdellatif Kechiche even used it for his latest feature film “Mektoub, my love: Canto.” Being able to record 8-bit compressed footage and 12-bit RAW footage within one camera makes it cover different kinds of productions.

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Here is a quick list of the most exciting features of the Canon EOS C200:

  • Super 35mm CMOS sensor supporting resolutions up to C4K (4096 x 2160) at 50 frames per second, as well as UHD (3840 x 2160), and Full HD (1920 x 1080) at up to 120 fps.
  • You can shoot in Canon Cinema RAW Light internally (onto a CFast 2.0 card) for maximum flexibility in post-production. For fast turnaround projects, you can also choose to shoot in MP4 4:2:0 8-bit onto SD cards via the two SD card slots. Don’t judge a book by its cover; the MP4 files still hold up pretty well
  • Available in EF or PL mount.
  • Incredible Dual Pixel Autofocus with Face-AF.
  • Built-in 2/4/6/8/10 stops ND-Filters.
  • The dynamic range is excellent at around 13 stops, and it supports Wide DR Gamma, Canon Log, and Canon Log 3.
  • Two XLR audio inputs with +48V phantom power are built directly into the C200 body. Also, there is a 3.5mm jack input.
  • The C200 comes with a built-in adjustable EVF, a 4″ LCD touchscreen, and a top handle. The C200B doesn’t come with a screen nor the viewfinder at the back of the camera.

Canon EOS C200 Price Cut

After the Panasonic EVA1 price drop at the beginning of this year, it looks like Canon is following the trend. Our partner B&H just announced a $1000 rebate on various C200/C200B models and offers:

These offers make the Canon EOS C200 a more affordable camera capable of doing high-quality images.

Update: for all our European readers, the price drop is effective at our partner CVP and a kit with the Canon 24-105 F/4L is also available.

What do you think of this price cut on the C200/C200B? Do you consider buying one? Let us know in the comments!

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MiyObserver
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July 5th, 2019

Looks like Canon are going to introduce a newer upgraded C200, as well as the C300 M3 at IBC in September, hence the price drop.

Jamie LeJeune
Jamie LeJeune
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July 4th, 2019

But why invest in that at this point?

For the same price you can buy a BMPCC4K + whatever rigging you want and still have enough money left over to get a complete set of gorgeous Voightlander primes

Jonathan David Piercy
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July 2nd, 2019

Hahaha canon doing their best to compete with Panasonic ?

Dan Brockett
Dan Brockett
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July 1st, 2019

We were an early adopter, buying one of B&H’s first C200s available when the camera came out. We have shot two documentaries over the past year and a half with the camera and it’s been pretty great for that use. Everyone bitches that it’s missing a “middle” codec, which it is, but so what? If it fits your needs for 4K RAW at a very reasonable cost, it’s a wonderful camera for the money and the price drop makes it even more appealing.

If you are obsessed with the “middle” codec, Canon just dropped the price on the C300 MKII with the audio interface and the C200 screen also so that’s a viable option as well if you shoot more broadcast type stuff where RAW is too large to deal with.

It’s a win-win.

 Egill Bjarki Jonsson
Egill Bjarki Jonsson
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July 1st, 2019

I think the price drop is great! Although I just bought a C200 (before the price drop). This trend of having more capable cameras at lower prices points is amazing. For a one man band or small production groups of filmmakers, it has never been this easy to make high quality content. This is such a great time to be a video content creator! Sure you can complain about no middle codec, the jump from a 8bit 4:2:0 150Mbps to 10/12bit RAW Light 1Gbps is a bit much. But hey, what other camera boasts internal 4k RAW with stellar auto focus at this price point?

well yeah
well yeah
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July 4th, 2019

The camera does suffer from some other asinine limitations though. Fewer people would complain about the “middle” codec if you could output 4K over SDI or HDMI to an Atomos… but nope, Canon gimped that.

Lack of timecode I/O isn’t great either. And that viewfinder on the back is just asinine. So… you’re supposed to hold this thing in front of your face like a Handycam?

And finally the reliance on overpriced CFast cards, which may not even be around long, is another knock. With Canon’s clear unwillingness to provide workarounds to these shortcomings, it’s way too much to hope for that they’d jump on the raw-output bandwagon like Nikon and a couple others and let us record ProRes Raw on a Ninja.

 Egill Bjarki Jonsson
Egill Bjarki Jonsson
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July 5th, 2019
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By all means, please contribute more constructive comments. Thats what makes for a great discussion. I also like that fact you did not attach your name to those words. Really strengthens your point of view…

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