Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

My good friend Rick Young has just posted this great overview of the new Canon C100 and C500 EOS cameras. I love my C300 it’s by far the best interview camera ever made the picture quality is outstanding.

I am now glad I pushed out the boat to get a C300 it produces the best cinematic, low noise pictures I have ever seen and the Canon lens system is a joy to use.

I hope to get to BVE North this year and having a look at the C100 for myself, I am still a bit dubious about it’s picture compared to the C300.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

2 thoughts on “Great overview of the Canon C100 and C500 from Rick Young

  1. Very good interview by Rick Young. Many thanks.

    Paul Atkinson’s comment on AVCHD – “A bit easier at the entry level”
    I think not. What could be easier than the C300’s onboard codec. AVCHD at 24mb/s is a consumer codec designed for playback.

    Lenses – Paul Atkinson said, that the Canon cinema lenses are higher quality than the EOS range of lenses. I understand that they are optimized for cinema use but in terms of quality, I find it a bit silly because all EOS lenses have far more resolving power than 4K.

    I wish Rick had asked Paul why the C100 has such a useless viewfinder.

    The C100 had better be pretty good to eat into the FS700 market. If I was Canon, I would drop the price by about 1,500 USD.

  2. Cinema lenses do not breathe,have far better internal mechanics,more iris blades,better operational controls and construction etc,etc…they are better for video.

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