Canon C100 Cinema EOS Camera

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Expert Review

The little brother of the C300 and C500, the C100 puts out similar images to its bigger, higher end siblings. It’s well-built, lightweight, and has many of the functions one has come to expect from Canon. ISO ranges from 320-20,000 making it sensitive enough to handle lower light situations like night shooting; while not as clean as the C300, the night images are exceptional.) It also has built-in glass ND filters to help control light on those sunny days in addition to handling skin tones really well. The depth of field is also consistent with the look Canon has worked to establish for itself.

The C100 has a Super 35mm sized CMOS sensor which outputs 1920x1080 using an H.264 codec in an AVCHD wrapper. The color space output is also 4:2:0, same as the 5D and 7D, limiting what can be done in post-production and the compression makes the image slightly less pleasing. One further limitation is its inability to shoot slow motion, a feature present on even most basic DSLRs.

The camera is still significantly more expensive than it should be based on its specs but overall the price point makes it a viable option to replace your DSLR with a camera specifically built for video.Rating: 4.75/5

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