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CanonEOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only)
 
4.8

(based on 30 reviews)

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100%

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Pros

  • Easy to use (24)
  • Great picture quality (20)
  • Good in low light (16)
  • Great sound (12)
  • Large clear LCD (8)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Documentaries (18)
  • HD shooting (16)
  • Movies/short films (14)
  • Weddings (14)
  • Low light (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro videographer (16), Business owner (6), Semi-pro (5)
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5.0

Amazing camera!

By Elias

from Texas

Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only):

Great camera and very versital.

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5.0

C100 Dual Pixel Upgrade

By RJ

from Orlando, FL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only):

I've been very impressed with the Dual Pixel upgrade of the C100. I've worked extensively with the original C100, pre-upgrade, happily so. It's one of the most reliable and solid cameras on the market. But I have to admit, having the DPAF is just amazing. You can definitely get yourself tuned in using the One Shot AF function, or keep it in Continuous AF for incredible results. Though you are limited to center frame for the AF function, it's very handy when going hand-held as you're not so worried about composition. Tracking moving targets has been no problem for my C100 DP, and I've tested it extensively. Once it has it's subject, it won't let go unless your subject leaves center frame. I primarily use it in One Shot mode, and customized the camera to toggle between One Shot and Continuous using button 7(the standard magnify button). This makes it incredible easy to switch between the two on the fly. (For ease of understanding, One Shot...you push a button and the camera will focus on your centered subject automatically...it's a one shot deal, and you have to do it again if you want to refocus, or just focus manually)

The Dual Pixel AF can have some problems in low light, as with any camera using CAF...if you don't have the contrast, it's not going to focus very fast. It will hunt until it finds a suitable contrast. Stay realistic with your expectations there.

If you're like me, you continually have peaking on, and using the One Shot AF can definitely help you ensure you're in focus when the peaking is covering a large area. Just center your subject, press OSAF, and once focused recompose. I use this when I'm not sure the peaking is completely accurate....super simple and has been accurate every time.

Is it worth the $500 upgrade...imho, most definitely. It has worked flawlessly for me. Just keep your expectations realistic, adjust accordingly and you'll love it too.

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5.0

C100

By Jason Todd Roberts

from Neah Bay,WA

About Me Semi-pro Videographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Great Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Documentaries
    • HD Shooting
    • Home Movies
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Movies/Short Films
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only):

    I love the C100 that i bought from BHPhoto and Video. It was an upgrade for me since I've been shooting with DSLRs fro the last few years. I like that you can use EF-S lenses with it so i didn't have to but a whole bunch of expensive glass right away.I was surprised that i could turn the ISO al the way up to 10,000! and i still didn't see any noise. Its also nice having audio and video all in one. After i strip in down i can still put the C100 in the camera bag that i used for my DSLRs so its nice having a cinema camera that is compact.All of the buttons are easily accessible. You can focus,change iso and volume while recording. I don't think I'm ever going back to DSLR shooting again. Thanks BH for the the wonderfull camera and great deal. I look forward to upgrading eventually but I'm happy with the C100 fro now. P.S. There is a a slow mo hack for the camera too, Record video in 60i and drop it on a 24p timeline in premier and "walla" SloMo, Its a slightly reduced bitrate but still looks good.

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    5.0

    Little Brother to the C300 and Perfect for Indie Filmmaking

    By James

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Pro Videographer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Ergonomics
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Sound
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Documentaries
      • HD Shooting
      • Home Movies
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Movies/Short Films
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only):

      I use the C100 complementary to my C300. Bought them both from B&H Photo Video.com. After spending countless hours comparing all of the other cameras (advantages / disadvantages / pricing / performance / output / Vimeo samples / etc.), I decided that for the price and value, the C100 packs a strong punch that even DSLR's (like the 7D Mark II - regardless of its Dual Pixel AF and full screen changeable AF points) cannot deliver on video image quality and modularity.

      Positives:
      4K sensor that automatically downscales video to 1080p = beautiful and sharp images ready for professional viewing and post-editing. Cine look - no cheap "camcorder" or DSLR look. Colors are outstanding compared to Sony's flat S-Log look. Amazing ergonomics, and adding a Zacuto loupe is great for handheld purposes. Adjustable / rotatable handle grip that is even detachable to go on a shoulder rig. 4:2:2 and 220Mbps with an Atomos Ninja 2 really helps to combine workflow fast and easy when editing to work with the internal 4:2:2 50Mbps of the C300. Same sensor with the C300, so this easily becomes a B-roll camera with dual pixel AF in the center. AbleCine profiles are easily uploadable via auxillary SD card port to add custom proxy looks on the gamut range, in addition to the inherent C-Log and Wide DR profiles. 8-bit has not caused any issues worth mentioning. If you NEED 10-12bit internal, RAW recording, and 4:4:4 color, then by all means, invest several thousands of dollars more on a camera meant for such a required project. However, the simplicity of Canon's pro Cine series (specifically C100/C300 as the C500 is another beast that requires external recorders to take advantage of all the full resolution features in 4K and slow motion) gives you less hassle in having everything at your finger-tips as opposed to making a large investment on a system (i.e. Sony F5, FS7, RED cameras, Arriflex Alexa, etc.) that automatically requires more components (external EVF, XQD or CFast cards, LUT monitor, RAW recorder, additional battery power, large rig, etc.) and additional computing power with dual Quadro cards for rendering...and lots of processing time. XLR audio with great pre-amps: no complaints there. ND filters (3 of them) - great for highlight control. Rolling shutter: The hype surrounding the marketing sales of the Mark II with "reduced skewing" already exists on the Mark I and beats many cameras out there (Sony A7s I/II - no technological fix on rolling shutter; GH4 still has RS problems). So, the output with proper shutter angles and filming techniques creates a very stable image indeed (even if you don't try, the output is great!). Sure Blackmagic has a global shutter, but only has up to 800 ISO, poor ergonomics, bad battery, no AF, no XLR, no ND filters, low resolution fixed LCD on the 2.5K and previous gen 4K models, hardware glitches on the new Ursa mini series, etc., etc...I think the point gets across here.
      Dual Pixel AF - Canon did it right! Very advanced technology by having 2 photo-diodes for every pixel w/ phase detection to give a larger array of speed / precision. Even the GH4 is very much behind in that regard and Sony's are not as fast either.

      Low light: 0.30 / 0.25 lux @ cinematic 24p and great ISO range that other cameras cannot provide. The change between the MI and MII for low light noise is minimal to justify the price increase. I use the C300 / C100 all the time in low light conditions to film documentary projects and indoor scenes, and this camera has delivered miracles.

      Auto color temperature button for quick adjustments and one-shot AF for convenience.

      You can reset hot-pixels when shooting in higher ISO's for long periods of time!! It's a great feature provided in the menu that re-sets the sensor and actually works.

      Negatives for some individuals (with easy work-arounds):
      Canon created the Mark II that addressed these issues; however, I am sure that a firmware fix could have addressed several of the limitations on the Mark I for a $500 upgrade, as opposed to requiring a new unit that costs $1.5K more (at the time of this review), or relying on 3rd party external recorders. Magic Lantern refuses to touch the Cine-series as they could risk serious lawsuits from Canon (as they pointed out on their website).

      1. Internal 4:2:0 (but quickly fixed with an inexpensive Atomos unit).
      2. Low Mbps internal recording rate (however, still sharper than Sony's AVCHD on the FS700!) - again, quickly fixed with an Atomos unit.
      3. No 60p (only 60i). The C300 also suffers from this restriction. Even though I only need 24p and 30p for cinematic purposes (as 60p gives a "too real" and "camcorder" look) it is still crippling for people who need basic independent frame overcranking / faster smoother look, when so many other companies have this basic frame rate on DSLR's!
      4. Small viewfinder (fixed on the Mark II to match the C300). Honestly, it is not worth upgrading or frustrating over this issue. When shooting with the C300, I do not bother with the "bigger viewfinder" (they will never be as crisp as a pentaprism DLSR viewfinder) as the external EVF and Zacuto loupe is much larger and sharper for the eye to use for critical focus peaking! Same concept for the C100 - given that the LCDs are HD, the loupes take care of any problem that the viewfinder would give.

      In the end, the unit pays for itself. Great for tight spots, very low profile, light and easy to carry for run-and-gun documentaries, weddings, commercials, (car, helicopter, plane shots), independent films, perfect for sliders, steadicams, 3-axis gimbals, etc. You can make this camera do what you need it to do to obtain professional cine outputs - don't let the marketing hype of other cameras get to you when professionals know how to "shoot movies" regardless of large budget cameras. Overall, I cannot complain when the final output is what I professionally need to get the job done with a constrained budget, but at the same time, comes with the relief that I do not need a large team of individuals just to operate the camera system. Sorry Panavision! ;-)

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      5.0

      I love this Camera

      By Jim

      from Kittery Point, ME

      About Me Pro Videographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Documentaries
        • HD Shooting
        • Movies/Short Films
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only):

        I love nearly everything about this camera - interchangeable lenses, flexibility, a well thought out design, exposure latitude (especially low light), well marked buttons for everything, follow focus and options like crazy. Unlike a few reviewers I don't have an issue with the monitor/screen. I don't like the eye piece but I purchased a Zacuto eye cup and it makes it usable. I also purchased an Atomos Ninja 2 and now I'm recording at 4:2:2. Atromos has come out with a 4K recorder - so down the road that will be come part of my arsenal.

        I've been a professional filmmaker for over 40 years and for the first time since I switched from film to video I feel like I have a camera that I won't have to replace every couple of years. It's
        a great piece of equipment.

        One other thing - this is a tip of the hat to B&H Photo - shortly after I purchased the camera the price dropped significantly and B&H managed to get a refund of the price difference. That is a sign of great customer care. Thank you for that.

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        5.0

        EOS C100 Amazing

        By Andy Video Pro

        from Mia

        About Me Pro Videographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • HD Shooting
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Movies/Short Films
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only):

          This Camera is amazing. 5 stars all the way. The only thing I can say bad about this camera is the switch that turns on the unit. It's kinda awkward. I feel like it could break and its in a weird place. I still think the camera deserves 5 stars.

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          5.0

          Great picture, great package

          By Grassland

          from Madison, Wisconsin

          About Me Pro Videographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Great Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Documentaries
            • HD Shooting

            Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only):

            I've been shooting video with traditional broadcast cameras for years and added DSLRs to the mix in the last few years. The Canon C100 with Dual Pixel CMOS auto focus combines the best of both-- video form factor and easy to manage audio of the traditional video camera along with large sensor and vast lens choices from the DSLR world. Yes, the view finder on the C100 is barely workable but work-arounds exist. And yes, the codec is not the best--again, work-arounds exist.

            But taken together and balancing image quality, ease of use, versatility, size and price, the Canon C100 is a winner.

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            5.0

            Excelente Decision

            By Francisco Laínez

            from Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador

            About Me Pro Videographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Documentaries
              • HD Shooting
              • Movies/Short Films
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only):

              Decidí actualizar mi equipo de producción y tomé la mejor decision. Estaba filmando con la Canon 70D la cual tiene una calidad de imagen buena, sin embargo la C100 es superior y tuve la ventaja de usar los mismos lentes que he invertido, no tengo problemas de ruido en la imagen, no tengo problemas de limites de tiempo. Es una cámara compacta, no pesa, la bateria dura mucho tiempo y actualmente se logra a muy buen precio. En definitiva una sabia decision.

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              5.0

              Best purchase ever!

              By Greyson the Student Filmmaker

              from Washington, DC

              About Me Semi-pro Videographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Great Sound
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Zoom range/performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Documentaries
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Movies/Short Films

                Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only):

                I'm 16 years old and I bought this camera for making documentary shorts. So far, I really love the quality of the footage coming out of this camera. It is amazing how professional the video looks. This camera is great for shooting handheld / run-and-gun. I'd highly recommend using this. I'm hoping to take this camera to film school/college. I'm a loyal Canon user for life! :)

                Also, I have to say the way the white balance and auto-focus works is really helpful. I'm still learning how to use my camera, so I'm using auto-iris and AF a lot. The image quality is stunning!

                I really like doing business with B&H because they have great customer service, they have a large selection of professional tools for filmmakers and photographers, and the shipping was lightning fast! All in all, this was a great purchase and I would recommend it to anyone searching for a professional camera that won't break the bank.

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                5.0

                How many ways can I say how much I love this camera?

                By MHeisler777

                from Simpsonville SC

                About Me Pro Videographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Documentaries
                  • HD Shooting
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Movies/Short Films
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only):

                  If you are reading this, you probably have already done your research on this camera. I will add that the auto focus upgrade is well worth the money. I film weddings and the low light is out of this world.

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                  5.0

                  More than expected - IN LOVE !

                  By BLJoe

                  from Chicago

                  About Me Pro Videographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Large Clear LCD

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Documentaries
                    • HD Shooting
                    • Home Movies
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Movies/Short Films
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only):

                    I would give the Camera a 4.5 honestly - but I checked 5 stars anyways. The drawbacks that most people mention are very accurate, the viewfinder is unusable, it could use the Canon XF codec, and it would have been appropriate for it to come with 60p for sure.

                    I moved to this from a Canon 5D mark ii and mark iii, which I used a lot prior to this purchase (Factory and Magic Lantern). I studied and watched as many reviews as possible before deciding on this camera. My biggest concern was the image quality benefits of the Super 35mm Sensor vs my Full Frame. The 8mp 4K sensor in the C100 is amazing though, although it only saves the image as a 1920x1080 AVCHD 25Mbps image, the 4K sensor definitely shows it's value in this camera when you view the final product this combination creates.

                    I typically shoot at ISO 850-6400 and the noise is amazingly controlled, still holding very strong details in the smallest areas of the scene - just beautiful detail and color.

                    You will not want to go back to a DSLR again after using one of these.

                    If it had the Canon 50Mbps Codec, I'd buy a couple more right now. But I still love it !

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                    4.0

                    love the C100!

                    By toolboxdc

                    from washington dc

                    About Me Pro Videographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Great Sound
                    • Lightweight But Stable

                    Cons

                    • Highly Sensitive To Water
                    • Terrible Lcd

                    Best Uses

                    • Documentaries
                    • HD Shooting
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Movies/Short Films
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only):

                    as someone who does NOT like DSLRs, i had been holding out for the right camera at the right price. this is that camera. i love this camera SO much. the pic quality is great, and im not sure why this does not have 4K, but the ability to use great lenses and even the AF really helps make this body far superior to any other anywhere in the same price range.another nice thing about this camera is it's ability to be modular. a friend of mine built up his C100 with a cage, shoulder mount, etc. built up, it's pretty big & impressive looking, but i shoot docs, and want to be as lightweight, low profile and unintrusive as possible, yet still have all my mics, etc on-cam, without looking like a DSLR with all the addtl fixes & gear hanging off of it. ive heard that the C100 is extermely sensitive to wet conditions, but have not been curious enough to put it to test.pretty much my only complaint is the viewfinder sucks. this C100 viewfinder has a limited range of motion (cannot view from in front of camera at all), and is basically useless in daylight, so the $[$] Zacuto C100 Z-Finder Pro is pretty much necessary. other than that, im very impressed and grateful to use this camera.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent Video Camera

                    By Video Master

                    from Los Angeles, CA

                    About Me Pro Videographer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Great Sound
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Zoom range/performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Documentaries
                      • HD Shooting
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Movies/Short Films
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only):

                      Here's my two cents. Their are many people who write negative reviews on canon C-series cameras; they say, it uses a bad codec , no 4k output so on and so forth... The reality is that this camera was built with likes of wedding videographers and documentary producers in mind. If you are mad about this camera or the mark ii version (coming out soon) not having 4k capabilities... you are not looking in to the correct camera based upon your needs. If you are shooting 4k, you are more likely filming a music video or a commercial. Any wedding videographer or professional who shoots weekly and has to ingest hundreds upon hundreds of GB's worth of footage per week will tell you that this camera is a must have... can you imagine how much storage you would need if you were shooting 4k for events ; weekly. This is an excellent camera but it is not meant for every type of filmmaker. Do your homework and choose the correct camera for you; period.

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                      4.0

                      Comfortable and Lightweight

                      By Scott

                      from Arlington, TX

                      About Me Pro Videographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Great Picture Quality

                      Cons

                      • Customization

                      Best Uses

                      • Documentaries
                      • HD Shooting
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only):

                      I've used this camera for mostly run-n-gun type situations so far and am very pleased. The body is lightweight, well designed for comfort and functionality, and has a great image quality. Coming from the DSLR world, this camera has made the transition easy and pleasing.

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                      5.0

                      The c100 is a great all round camera

                      By VTIO

                      from NEW YORK

                      About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Picture Quality
                      • Large Clear LCD

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only):

                          The c100 is a great all round camera. It's easy to use, catches good audio, great depth of field, good in low light and amazing monitor. I literally filmed with it out of the box, once the battery was charge. And oh yeah, the battery last long and having one or two will be good for a day of shoot. I recommend this camera to anybody that's run and gun, event shooters and indie filmmakers.

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                          5.0

                          All in one camera~

                          By Michael93

                          from East Northport, NY

                          About Me Pro Videographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Good in Low Light
                          • Great Picture Quality
                          • Great Sound
                          • Large Clear LCD

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Documentaries
                            • HD Shooting
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Movies/Short Films
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only):

                            This is an all around camera. I use it mostly for run and gun purposes for weddings and other events but when it comes to shooting on set it's such an easy camera. Ergonomics is a plus. Crazy low light capabilities (just the other day I turned off all the lights in my house, keep in mind this test was done at 2am in the morning, and I bumped up the ISO to 10,000 and the camera was seeing what my naked eye could not see) The quality is a step forward from any DSLR's This blows the 5d Miii out of the game when it comes to videography. Overall Im so satisfied in this purchase. Especially with the new auto focus system incorporated. Although I wish it was only the center it still works to my advantage. No hunting (of course with the right lens (STM LENSES)) I am seriously considering purchasing another camera to replace my b camera the 70dOnce the c100 m ii is out bye bye DSLRS forever! I am not a stills shooter so my main priority is obviously video. This camera delivers its purpose and I could not be happier with my purchase.

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                            5.0

                            Goodbye DSLR

                            By Greg

                            from Philadelphia, PA

                            About Me Pro Videographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Good in Low Light
                            • Great Picture Quality
                            • Great Sound

                            Cons

                            • Poor Image Quality

                            Best Uses

                            • Documentaries
                            • Travel
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only):

                            Great camera. I used to shoot video on DSLRs and never want to go back to it. The added cinema features of the C100 make all aspects of a shoot much easier. I've also seen a spike in work since purchasing the camera. The compression isn't as good as the C300 but for the low price tag it's not that bad.

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                            4.0

                            An easy choice over the Mark iii for vid

                            By M

                            from NYC

                            About Me Pro Videographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Documentaries
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only):

                                Having come from a background of shooting video on DSLRs, I was originally going to get another 5D Mark iii for my kit. The c100 is only a little more expensive, but the benefits are substantial. The main advantages the c100 has are the ability to shoot for longer than 12 minutes at a time, and the ability to manage audio with more control, taking XLR stereo inputs etc. The ISO goes to 80,000 vs. 25,600 on a Mark iii.The one thing I really wish the c100 had the ability to do, that the c300 can do, is output HD-SDI for live switching. At double the price, I can't justify buying several c300s, so instead I use a fleet of Panasonics, but would have loved to get a set of c100s for the job had they been able to do SDI out.

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                                5.0

                                Still great cinema camera

                                By jmartinez143

                                from Troy, MI

                                About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Good Image Stabilization
                                • Good in Low Light
                                • Great Picture Quality
                                • Great Sound
                                • Great Zoom
                                • Large Clear LCD
                                • Zoom range/performance

                                Cons

                                • Poor Still Image

                                Best Uses

                                • Documentaries
                                • HD Shooting
                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Movies/Short Films

                                Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only):

                                couple this c100 with a atoms ninja blade for PRORES recording at 4:2:2 10 bit and its clean enough to grade with slog. its worth the money so don't hesitate.

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                                4.0

                                Great Quality + Good Value

                                By Crossing Bridges

                                from Glendale, CA

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only):

                                We are non-fiction filmmakers using the camera for docs, BTS, corporate videos and event videography. Very versatile, easy to use as run and gun one man crew, and has all of the video functions that are lacking with the 5D line. The new auto-focus upgrade works great. Only wish it had high frame rate recording, and hope for that capability to come in future upgrades.

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