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CanonEOS-1D C Camera (Body Only)
 
4.5

(based on 12 reviews)

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    (2)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Good in low light (8)
  • Great picture quality (8)
  • Large clear LCD (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • HD shooting (6)
  • Low light (6)
  • Movies/short films (6)
  • Travel (6)
  • Weddings (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro videographer (6), Semi-pro (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent

Canon has done it again with this amazing camera, it has an excellent performance and image quality way better that the 5D and 7D.As a Director / DP, I've been shooting with HDSLR's because...Read complete review

Canon has done it again with this amazing camera, it has an excellent performance and image quality way better that the 5D and 7D.As a Director / DP, I've been shooting with HDSLR's because I like the flexibility that this cameras offer and as a 7D owner, I was looking for an upgrade that would give me the same benefits and that would play well with the accessories that I already had.The 1DC has it all, amazing 4K, really good build quality and ergonomics, unreal low light performance and 60 fps at 1080p, these features makes it the perfect tool for filmmaking and commercial production.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good camera but not great

I used this camera for filming, it's a very good camera easy to use but the only thing that i didn't like is the 4GB file limit.
It's enough when you shoot...Read complete review

I used this camera for filming, it's a very good camera easy to use but the only thing that i didn't like is the 4GB file limit.
It's enough when you shoot in HD but when you shoot in 4K that means 60sec for each clip then it will be split to 2 files, so it's hard to take long interviews in 4K.
That's why i'm giving this camera 3 stars.

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(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Can't Say That It's Worth It

By Bricriu

from Washington, DC

About Me Pro Videographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • 60fps At Full 1080p
  • Easy to Use
  • Good in Low Light

Cons

  • Banding In Shadows
  • C-log Useless
  • Slow 4k Compression
  • Slow Workflow For 4k

Best Uses

  • HD Shooting
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Weddings/Events

Comments about Canon EOS-1D C Camera (Body Only):

I'm a high end wedding videographer and bought this to up my game. While it's a great, solid camera, it just isn't much better than a 5Dm3. The most useful feature is the full 1080p at 60fps, but that's about the only benefit I've gotten from this. The mjpeg compression makes it impossible to shoot in 4K for same day edits because no editing program can handle it. Premiere technically allows you to edit it without converting to prores, but it's so choppy/slow that it's impossible to edit (this has been tried on both the fastest current macbook pro possible as well as the new mac pro). If you don't need to edit quickly, you might find the 4K to be awesome and worth the money.

The main feature was excited about was the ability to shoot in c-log. Unfortunately c-log is completely useless because of the well known banding problem. In shadows and skies, or anything with subtle color transitions there is SIGNIFICANT banding when shooting in c-log (wish I had known before I bought, but researched afterwards and found out that it's a well know issue).

All in all, it's a decent camera that produces images you're used to seeing on a 5D. If you can handle having to convert everything to prores in order to edit 4k, this camera might be worth it. If you're in a fast paced environment where quick turnaround times are crucial, the 4k this camera provides is not for you.

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5.0

Creates the World's Best Nature Videos

By Nature Relaxation

from San Diego, CA

About Me Pro Videographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • 4k Shooting
  • Documentaries
  • Movies/Short Films
  • Travel

Comments about Canon EOS-1D C Camera (Body Only):

I am the sole producer / creator behind www.NatureRelaxation.com, and have recently upgraded to the Canon 1DC from the 5D Mark II that did me so well. This camera is a beast. The quality is unparalleled; it's build and design is so solid that it will make almost any camera you've held before feel like a toy!

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(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Versitile 4K Solution

By BTWD

from Reading, PA

About Me Semi-pro Videographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Canon EOS-1D C Camera (Body Only):

    The 1D-C was purchased as a combined solution for two requirements: still product photography and 4K video for internal signage.

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    5.0

    The Right Key for the Right Hole

    By Sage

    from Newport Beach, CA

    About Me Semi-pro Videographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Canon EOS-1D C Camera (Body Only):

      Before purchasing the 1DC I read a ton of reviews. Some loved it, and others loathed it. As is often the case, what makes a great camera (or any product for that matter) is in the eyes of the beholder. For me, somebody that enjoys video and photography, this is a fantastic camera. You get the best of Canon's DSLR lineup with 4K and Canon Log.

      Are there aspects of the camera that could be better? Sure. I mean who doesn't want 5K RAW with 16 Stops of Dynamic Range recording on CF with XLR inputs and built in ND filters. More seriously, the lack of zebras, peaking, and some other simple video features is a little disappointing. But, there is no perfect camera, there are always trade offs and this camera delivers a lot in a small package. That being said, this is a great camera for those who need/want to take photos and video.

      I rented the camera before buying and had to have it. I have been really enjoying it over the past month. I had been thinking about upgrading to a 1DX for months. After the C100 upgrade I had thought about picking up one of those. The 1DC just made a lot more sense.

      I would highly recommend this camera to anybody looking to shoot photos and video.

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      3.0

      Good camera but not great

      By Al.Marshed

      from Kuwait

      About Me Pro Videographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Great Picture Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon EOS-1D C Camera (Body Only):

          I used this camera for filming, it's a very good camera easy to use but the only thing that i didn't like is the 4GB file limit.
          It's enough when you shoot in HD but when you shoot in 4K that means 60sec for each clip then it will be split to 2 files, so it's hard to take long interviews in 4K.
          That's why i'm giving this camera 3 stars.

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          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Amazing 4K DSLR

          By Frontside

          from Sacramento California

          About Me Semi-pro Videographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Documentaries
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Canon EOS-1D C Camera (Body Only):

            I use this for all types of shooting, weddings, action sports, and anything else that comes my way. I only bought it for the 4k, that has been amazing, I do wish it had a bit more than just 8 bit which makes color grading skin a bit more difficult. Other than that, the camera performs just like all my other DSLR's and was everything I expected it to be. Overall I love this camera for the 4K the best part is recording to CF cards and having a light compact DSLR.
            Cons for me are again just wishing there was a bit more bits from the 4K. 10 or 12 bit would be awesome.

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            (7 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This is very very professional camera

            By pal

            from Sanjose ca

            About Me Pro Videographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Canon EOS-1D C Camera (Body Only):

                  Very very easy to use for video for high format.we make professional film with camera and convert on 35 mm format for theater .oh my god it's very nice quilty pic

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                  (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  great camera, yet no RAW support

                  By B-Man

                  from Denver, CO

                  About Me Pro Videographer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • HD Shooting

                    Comments about Canon EOS-1D C Camera (Body Only):

                    I recently rented the 1DC to check it out before buying it. The video is amazing. At the time of this review, there is no Capture One RAW support. I thought this might be good info for someone who is interested in buying. The Beta Version of Light Room is the only support I could find. The shutter is awesome... makes the 5dMiii feel like a toy. Solid camera.

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                    (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Everything Promised & then some!

                    By Always on the move.

                    from Tulsa, Oklahoma

                    About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                    Pros

                    • 4k
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Zoom range/performance

                    Cons

                    • Bit Heavy

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Canon EOS-1D C Camera (Body Only):

                    Video/photography . Having the Mark III and the 1 DX I was a bit skeptical about the 1 DC. The technology promised seemed a bit over board. I borrowed this camera from a friend and shot 2 weeks in France. Came back and used photo shop cs6 for editing and was amazed! Takes beautiful still shots and easily switches back and forth to video mode. This camera is the future of photography .... If you've got the money BUY it. After my 2 week trip with the borrowed 1 DC I immediately purchased it after getting home. You won't be sorry.

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                    (15 of 47 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY!

                    By Joe the sculpture

                    from New Orleans

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Canon EOS-1D C Camera (Body Only):

                          Like the 5d mkii, this is the technology the film industry doesn't want to exist!

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                          (26 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Camera if its the tool for you

                          By Donl

                          from TX

                          About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Good in Low Light
                          • Great Picture Quality
                          • No Noisy Cooling Fans

                          Cons

                          • 8 Bit
                          • Mjpeg

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Canon EOS-1D C Camera (Body Only):

                          Primary use: wildlife photography-videography. I have been carrying the Red Epic, Canon EOS Mark IV, & Canon 5D Mark III. They all work great doing what each does best. The exceptional low light capability of the EOS 1-D X & !-D C makes either one a great tool for wildlife video-photography and an excellent upgrade from the Canon 1D Mark IV. I choose the "C". The X would have likely meet my needs ok too. I use live view and video a lot and have never damaged any Canon 7D, 5D2, 5D3 , !-D Mk4. I have make them shut off from high temperature protection lots and lots of times. I choose the "C" for durability. Its heatsink is heavier than the "X". The battery holds up well. I'll make use of the camera's exceptional super 35 1080 video capabilities and will shoot it in pouring down rain, mud,cold,ice and heat like I have all my other bullet proof Canons. My initial impression is that the 4k mjpeg is way too much downgrade compromise for my use. I'll get the Black Magic Camera from B&H soon and will carry it as a silent lightweight tool when conditions are too harsh for the Red Epic. I expect that the Black Magic lower res raw output will outperform the so called 4k jpeg from the "C". This hasn't been well researched by me yet. I do not want to leave the impression that I am unhappy with the "C". It meets my needs perfectly. Wildlife photography involves setting up instantaneously or missing the shot. This camera's operation is really fast with a skilled operator.I've not touched on many of its vast capabilities which I personally am not needing yet. Its an excellent camera for stills and video. If my budget was tighter and I needed low light capabilities I would also be very happy with the 1-D X. Given a choice,I would buy the EOS 1-D C again and am very happy with it.

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                          4.0

                          Excellent

                          By Shalalá fpc

                          from Monterrey, México

                          About Me Pro Videographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • 125 F-tops Of Dynamic Ra
                          • 3 Different Crop Factors
                          • 4k Resolution
                          • Canon Log
                          • Extremely Good Low Light
                          • Lightweight
                          • User Friendly Menu

                          Cons

                          • 4gb Clips Partitioning
                          • It Has Some Rolling Shutt
                          • The Log And Transfer In F

                          Best Uses

                          • Corpoarte Videos
                          • Movies/Short Films
                          • TV Commercials

                          Comments about Canon EOS-1D C Camera (Body Only):

                          Canon has done it again with this amazing camera, it has an excellent performance and image quality way better that the 5D and 7D.As a Director / DP, I've been shooting with HDSLR's because I like the flexibility that this cameras offer and as a 7D owner, I was looking for an upgrade that would give me the same benefits and that would play well with the accessories that I already had.The 1DC has it all, amazing 4K, really good build quality and ergonomics, unreal low light performance and 60 fps at 1080p, these features makes it the perfect tool for filmmaking and commercial production.

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