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CanonEOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera (Body Only)
 
4.7

(based on 97 reviews)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (39)
  • Professional quality (26)
  • Compact (23)
  • Good in low light (21)
  • Lightweight (21)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (5)
  • Frame rates (3)
  • Viewfinder (3)

Best Uses

  • Independent films (24)
  • Documentaries (18)
  • Weddings (18)
  • In the studio (13)
  • Complex projects (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Business owner (17), Pro videographer (11), Professional artist (10), Semi-pro (5), Cinematographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
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Don't Listen to the Armchair DPs

The C100 is a much derided camera on the internet but beloved among its users. I am among the latter.I shoot mostly corporate documentaries, event coverage, music videos, and the occasional commercial or...Read complete review

The C100 is a much derided camera on the internet but beloved among its users. I am among the latter.I shoot mostly corporate documentaries, event coverage, music videos, and the occasional commercial or film. I've owned an EX3 and several DSLRs, but for the past three years have been mostly a renter. I own a 550D and a bunch of great canon glass, in addition to a lot of accessories and support for my DSLR.In early 2013 I rented this camera and knew it was the one to put my cash down on. Usability is fantastic - very ergonomic, great audio control, effective modular design, and all of the features you need to shoot video with confidence. Waveform, peaking, and record magnify are all much welcome addition for DSLR shooters. Not to mention on board NDs and dual slot recording. All are much needed for professionals.The image is so much better than a DSLR it is crazy. Dynamic range is much improved (especially in the wide dynamic range profile - my personal favorite.) Sharpness is just astounding - here is a camera truly resolving 1080 lines of resolution and it's a beautiful thing. Also the low light capabilities are insane. The 5Diii can work at 6400+ ISO but loses all sharpness and detail, while introducing a lot of strange compression artifacts. The C100 is clean all the way up to 6400 and very usable all the way at 20,000. I love this for event shooting where I want a bit more depth of field and may run the ISO around 4000 or so in order to get an f8 or so.This camera has a very solid image. Don't listen to the detractors about the codec. I've used a C300 several times and the image is extremely close out of the camera, and holds up very well to basic grading. If you need a heavy grade, do a lot of chroma key, or plan to shoot everything in log mode, the C300 is noticeably a better codec. But you can always purchase a recorder such as the Ninja for those shoots, or even better rent it when you need it.There are some downsides. Codec creates a weird limitation where only 24p is a real usable option - at least for me because I edit in Premiere 6. 23.98 and 29.97 are only options in a PsF mode - a strange interlaced wrapper that I thought was rightfully discarded about 5 years ago. Why they went this route is very frustrating and I would kill for just regular 30p. Oh well. Clients won't really notice most of the time. 60i is also available and if you are even remotely decent in after effects this can get re-interpreted as 60p with little resolution loss. Actually I think it looks great, and this gives 40% slo-mo on a 1080 image.Also not a huge fan of the LCD or VF. Resolution is good on both but LCD can't be reversed for when you need to film yourself and watch the camera at the same time. Otherwise I like it. EVF is useable but not nearly as ergonomic as the rest of the camera, and not easy to use when handholding.For me, the price is right on this one. You can use great canon glass (make sure to use IS lenses, especially on your 70-200s.) Image is exactly what you need for most practical applications. And it is designed to work flexibly in a lot of different production environments. If I did exclusively commercial/film work the RED Scarlet would be a no brainer but for a Chicago corporate guy this thing is the bomb.If you are the kind of shooter getting a lot of work but still cutting it on DSLRs this is the camera to get. It will earn its keep in spades. Don't fool around with dual system audio or a bunch of peripherals - if one moving part goes down you are lost and that's a bad place to be. With this camera everything you need is at your fingertips, easy to reach, and very functional. Buy it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Amazing IQ But Serious Omissions

Using this for short films, commercials and events. I gave it 3 stars. With future firmware updates, it has the potential to be 5 stars but as is and at its price point...Read complete review

Using this for short films, commercials and events. I gave it 3 stars. With future firmware updates, it has the potential to be 5 stars but as is and at its price point I have to give it 3 stars.

Image Quality.
The image quality and dynamic range are fantastic - in my opinion, straight out of the camera, they're better than anything else out there in this price range and below. I'm getting 11-12 stops in Wide DR range and I can cut footage together without grading. It lives up to the hype and then some.

Many were taken with BMCC vs 5D mark III comparisons that showed how the the BMCC out-resolved the 5D and retained highlights that are blown by the 5D. Well, what I'd like to see is that same comparison with the C100, because as I compare the C100 to the 5D, it's a similar difference.

The high iso is impressive, but I'm getting noticeable noise at ISO 3200 and above.

Audio.
Using a RODE NTG-3 on camera, connected to the XLR port with phantom power, the audio is amazing - clean with lots of gain. The auto feature is also very organic and natural. Handle built-in stereo mics are OK but not as good as built-in mics on the XA10.

Limited Auto.
Purists don't like auto-ISO, but for event shooters, having auto ISO smoothly adjust exposure automatically as the light changes suddenly (for example a stage play where a dark scene changes to a fully lit scene) is VERY valuable and I use it on all my other cameras all the time. Auto ISO is ABSENT from this camera. Why??? Not auto exposure, either. For filmmaking, people turn those features off but for event and run and gun, sometimes you NEED these features. Canon, please add auto iso and auto exposure in future firmware updates! Please, please!

White balance.
Leaves much to be desired. The AWB doesn't perform well and there are not the great WB presets present on all other DSLRs. DSLRs have Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent, etc. This camera only has AWB, Daylight, Tungsten and two custom. The custom requires the entire frame to be filled. This is not practical for event shooters and very disappointing.

Customizability.
Canon really listened in this regard. You can have many, many different viewfinder options that show various industry-standard crops, peaking, zebra, wave-form monitor, and even independently adjust contrast so that when shooting log you can get a better idea of what your final shot may look like. All the buttons can be reassigned but you'll need to get tape and re-label them all.

Modular? Not really.
The grip is fantastic and they've designed it to be able to use it without the grip and the handle but you can't really shoot that way. Without the handle, you have no audio - unless you attach another mic. Without the grip, you can't adjust basic settings. It's unforgivable that there's no built-in mic in the body. Obviously you don't want to use built-in audio from a DSLR for anything professional but there are plenty of times you need a small package and use only the built-in mic as a reference audio for syncing up with your boom or console audio later. Not even an option here as they didn't include.

Eye Viewfinder.
This is an example of Canon deliberately crippling this camera. The viewfinder is borderline unusable. It's too small for most people. While not too small for me, there's no eye cup to speak of and so it can't be used a stabilization point and light leaks into the VF in bright sun making it hard to use. They could have fixed this with $5 in parts.

One Shot Push Auto AF.
This is useless to me for all of my L lenses as it takes to the count of 3 to achieve focus and even if it does, it's a large square right in the middle, lacking any kind of precision.

Conclusion.
This is a camera with amazing potential. Canon has positioned it as an event, single camera operator camera but it really isn't. There are many options out there that are far better for R&G shooting.

That being said, the ergonomics are beautiful. The grip is amazing and the foot of the camera puts your hand in the perfect position to stabilize, zoom and focus. I find the buttons on the side difficult to access in handheld mode, and wish there were more assignable buttons near the trigger finger, like on the GH3.

The camera is, in my opinion, peerless. There aren't any other cameras at or below this price-point offering the combination of image-quality and ergonomics. If Canon would add some of the features I found missing and even a modest bump in codec bitrate to bring up to broadcast standards, this would be a 5-star cam.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Finally Pulled the Trigger

By BSim

from Los Angeles

Verified Buyer

Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera (Body Only):

Been using the Canon 7d and 6d for video for years, always wanted to try the Canon C series video cameras, too high priced. Couldn't resist this current low price. It's every positive thing I've read/heard about it.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing camera overall

By E

from Kansas City, Missouri

Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera (Body Only):

Fantiastic camera. I've shot a few events and a documentary with this so far and the picture it puts out just looks cinematic out the gate. The built in ND filters are a great feature to have and the built in microphone surprisingly sounds great especially for ambient noise since its a stereo mic. The battery life lasts around 4 1/2 hours on a full charge. Overall fantastic camera I would definetly recommend this to a friend!

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5.0

Great camera for the price

By Alan

from Olympia, WA

Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera (Body Only):

The discount on B&H was amazing. I snapped this up and am loving it so far. Great quality and feels solid.

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5.0

great product

By ivaner88

from Guanajuato Mexico

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Poor Still Image

Best Uses

  • Documentaries
  • Travel
  • Weddings/Events

Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera (Body Only):

This is a very easy camera to use. I work in documentary in Mexico and it really works good. the weight, size and quality is one of the most things that I lie from it.
The price in B&H is also so competitive, cheaper than others retailers.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Purchase

By The Good Theory

from ATLANTA

Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera (Body Only):

This was my first purchase from B&H. I admit that I was a little timid with making a big purchase while the disclaimer reads no returns after a co-worker of mine bought an Ursa mini and it would not cut on. But I decided to take a chance since B&H is highly respectable. I have utterly enjoyed my C100. It came in 3 days of purchase and all of my pieces were in the box and all of the functions work properly. That was a huge relief. I trust B&H and I will be buying more gear from here. Enjoy, creative friends

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Still a great camera

By ClintM80

from Las Vegas Nevada

Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera (Body Only):

I own two of these canon c100s. This last one I purchased doesn't have the dual pixel upgrade. I figured it would be a waste of money since I don't use continuous auto focus anyway. However I noticed that using the push button quick focus located on the from of the camera is less precise than the dual pixel version. Keep that in mind if trying to determine whether or not it's worth the upgrade.

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5.0

canon C100

By Colin J.

from Portland,OR

Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera (Body Only):

Very happy with this purchase. Delivery was prompt and product arrived safely. Thanks

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for run and gun and studio work

By Mike

from Tucson

Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera (Body Only):

I am a 1 man band commercial producer, this camera has everything I need to put out a gorgeous product. It is very easy to learn all the functions. The built-in ND is super handy when shooting in harsh sunlight. It feels great in the hand. There are a few negatives but easy to work around. The only joystick to navigate the menu is on the handgrip which can be a problem depending on your set up. ( fix: assign buttons to mimic the grip) the EVF is mostly useless but if you have a zacuto eyecup it fits on the EVF and helps also the monitor isn't great. It only tilts up or runs flush with the back of the camera. Those three things are so easy to overlook because of how good everything else is with the camera!

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5.0

Everything I ever wanted in one package!

By Jerule

from Los Angeles

Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera (Body Only):

The canon C100 has be one is everything I want in a camera. It truly allows you to be a one man crew. I use it with my 35mm rokinon cine lense and the picture quality is great. One of the best things about it is how easy it is to just pick up and shoot coming from a canon dslr background.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Best Priced Versatile Cinematic Camera

By James Woodbury

from Greenfield, MA

About Me Semi-pro Videographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Built In Nd Filters
  • Easy to Use
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Prosumer Camera Features

Cons

  • Small View Finder
  • Soft Lcd Monitor

Best Uses

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

Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera (Body Only):

Of all the cameras I chose to update my old DSLR, I am really glad chose this one. It's got a ton of professional camera features, built in ND filters, C-log helps out with color correction, and audio access both internal mic and external mic. And it's really easy to use, it won't take a long time figure it out. The image quality is great for it's price, very sharp and has super 35mm sensor, giving a great cinematic look. I chose this camera over other cameras (in similar price range) simply because having all those features I mentioned earlier, saves both time and money. Making a great versatile camera for different fields of shooting.

If I have any criticisms, the viewfinder is completely useless. It's tinier than an the DSLR viewfinder which surprises me and it's in an awkward position. Second, the LCD monitor is not the most sharpest when it comes to focusing. And also the viewfinder is limited in positioning (but they fix that problem with the Mark II.) But why does it not effect the 5 star rating? Simply because there are accessories out there that fix those problems. You just have to buy them (which isn't bad since you're already getting a great deal to begin with.) Definitely recommend this camera.

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Worth it

By DJEJ

from New York, NY

About Me Semi-pro Videographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Great Picture Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Documentaries

    Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera (Body Only):

    The C100 lives up to its reputation. Great image quality and easy to use. The onboard mic is better than many, but I do not recommend it for professional projects.

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A Huge Upgrade From the Canon 5d mark ii

    By karma17

    from San Diego

    About Me Semi-pro Videographer

    Pros

    • 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 (Body Only):

      I have only had this camera for a few days now and I am putting it through its paces. And so far, I have to say that the picture quality is amazing. It is kind of like if the Canon 5D mark ii and the Black Magic Cinema Camera had a baby, it would be this camera. The image has a rich dynamic range, a real you-are-there, filmic quality. Kind of hard to describe. And it has A LOT of bells and whistles. I've also been very impressed with the audio quality, which Canon really seems to have put some thought into. The pre-amps or A/D converters are pro-level, so you can record quality audio without the need for a mixer or external pre-amp. Some have recommended the Sennheiser ME 64 (cardioid) as a good fit and I would agree. But for myself I use Oktava MK 012 cardioid cap and so far, it sounds great with minimal noise. I also am using the Rode SM-5 as a shock support just because the microphone holder on the C100 is not really much of a shock mount and some mics might pick up handling noise. Also, the cardioid pattern is good for this camera because it rejects back end noise and does pick up to far out from the front end.

      The unit seems solid and built to last. And actually comes with a manual, which I really appreciate. The battery and recording time is incredible compared to DSLR. It can record up to 12 hrs straight!

      There are some downsides but each one has a workaround. The EVF is not well designed, but there is an attachment called a C-Cup, which extends it out and makes it much more functional. There are some cheaper workers but the C-Cup works pretty well, except it is a little hard to adjust the diopter with it on. Also, with a Hoodman Loupekit, the 4" riser, and two 4" inch straps or black bands (Grifiti brand), you can put that over the LCD monitor without to much hassle and that makes that perfectly functional. There is a more expensive Zacuto option and another option that uses magnetic tape, but I don't want to glue anything magnetic to the LCD screen. I have used the Hoodman Loupe kit for years with my Canon 5d mark ii and never had any major problems with it. And so, with this camera, I just keep the LCD flat against the camera and basically consider it as a fixed flat screen.

      There is a bit of a learning curve with this camera and you might have to purchase another $500-1000 in accessories, for example, a bigger bag (Satchtler SC003), a better base plate (IKAN ele-cplate) and stuff like that, but overall, this camera is phenomenal. The idea of being able to record pro video and audio in one package as a single shooter opens up a world of opportunity. And like others have said, going from the Canon 5D mark ii to the C100 is like going from snack pack pudding to crème brulee. Once you see what it can do, you will have a hard time going back.

      At its current price, it seems to be an impossible deal to pass up. So, if you are going to get it, I would get it soon because they aren't making them anymore and it is not going to get much cheaper.

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      5.0

      Best Versatile Camera

      By Ali Afroj Arnab

      from queens, new york

      Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera (Body Only):

      I never owned one but I used it a lot of times and graded the footages and I'm buying it probably in a month.People says it's not a good choice for short films and music videos. I highly disagree. With ninja the image quality same as c300.And if u can do perfectly 50i or 60i will give you pretty solid slow motion. not the best slow mo but decent n smooth enough. for super slow motion you will must rent a better camera cause even with fs700 it does effect the resolution in super slow mo.Also about the view finder it's not a big deal for me.As I do mainly music videos and short films.I was looking for blackmagic or sony cameras.But form factors and already owning a lot of canon glasses just helped me to stay with canon.But also I do wedding videos and sony n bmcc is pain for wedding works.Overall not the good I will say it's the best camera. Even with good budget short films and music videos ill rent canon cine lenses and film with my c100 on ninja.

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      5.0

      It is everything they say it is

      By B Smith

      from Florida

      About Me Pro Videographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera (Body Only):

          Great camera, especially if you're coming from the DSLR world. Everything you wish you had in one package, with an even better image. Add an external recorder, and you have c300 quality!

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          5.0

          Great Camera

          By Chris Thompson

          from Spokane, WA

          About Me Pro Videographer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good in Low Light
          • Nd Filters

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera (Body Only):

              I love this thing, built in ND filters zoom focus to make sure you're in focus! The handle is nice too. Its only about 3 lbs in weight. I've had this camera for 6 months now and I am glad that I bought it, the file format takes some getting used to but it saves on storage and is easy to work with in Premiere or Final Cut. I bought this primarily for weddings and interviews and I love it. Hi ISO Monster, native ISO 850 is perfect! Cleaner than standard 1080p footage with more detail.

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              5.0

              Best hand-held camera I've worked with

              By homerc67

              from Dallas, TX

              About Me Pro Videographer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera (Body Only):

                After owning many different cameras when I first picked up the C100 I knew what I had been missing. It just feels right in my hand and the joystick on the hand grip is a godsend. I can navigate the menus and make adjustments very quickly. I do a lot of run and gun work and the C100 gets me about 90% of what I need footage wise, the remaining 10% is specialty shots like slo-mo or time lapse which I can get with my GH4. Other little things that Canon included like an extra tripod base sized for a 1/4 screw and a thumb rest for when the side grip is removed are very welcome. Overall I'm very pleased and look forward to the next generation of the EOS C line.

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                (18 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Serious Strengths & Weird Flaws

                By Nick S

                from Switzerland

                About Me Pro Videographer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Internal Compression
                • No Slow-motion Options

                Best Uses

                • Documentaries
                • Fiction Film
                • HD Shooting
                • Studio Filmmaking

                Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera (Body Only):

                Today's professional image-maker is undergoing confusing times. We've gone from an age of clear-cut standards and preferred options to an overpopulated market of compromise choices. 4K or not 4K? Souped-up camcorder or movable-supercomputer? DSLR or pure video camera?Rather than be the definitive word on the issue as it had long done to the DSLR debate with its 5D line, Canon has made things even more confusing by creating what everybody has prayed for, and then, to a certain extent, shooting its own product in the foot.The C-line is an oddity: priced by maniacs and retro-engineered from the flagship (and vastly overpriced) C500. The C300 followed, and then this. After much debate and soul-searching, I went ahead and acquired one. A couple of months later, I can both say that it's more than paid itself back, and that I am very fond of it. First, the good. The sensor is magnificent, and the image the camera sends out by HDMI is leaps beyond what even the landmark 5DmkIII might have gotten us used to. It could even compare to an Alexa, after some tweaking, and the low-light performance blows most similar products out of the water. The image control was phenomenal, both in terms of creating color profiles and finally offering a Log option. Finally, the ergonomics and controls (all the way down to built-in ND filters) were excellent. Where Canon have gone shockingly wrong is in the following departments: internal compression is an abomination in this day and age. Thank God for the kind people at Atmos, but that is still an extra step to get your image to be all it could be (I highly recommend the Atmos Ninja blade, which for an additional $ bucks - recorder + C-FAST cards - turns this into a better camera than the C300...). That still does not excuse a display screen that pops out at an odd angle, a simply unusable mini-EVF, no slow-motion and a lack of internal audio recording. The latter is not the farce it is on the C300, but the fact that all the above qualms were fixed for the C100 Mark II and that one of these could have been addressed through firmware shows that Canon place too much stock in customer loyalty. Personally, I barely use slow-motion, and when I do, it's the extreme kind that requires a specialized camera altogether. I owned a Zacuto viewfinder so using it here didn't require additional investment. In this imperfect age, I'm happy to work around the aforementioned shortcomings for the image I get and the joy I get working with this little puppy.

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                5.0

                Frame Grab

                By Nate

                from San Diego

                About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera (Body Only):

                    So easy to use handheld!

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                    4.0

                    Workhorse

                    By Jeff

                    from Los Angeles

                    About Me Pro Videographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Picture Quality

                    Cons

                    • Audio Attachment Bad Desi
                    • Lcd Quality Low
                    • No Sdi Port
                    • Viewfinder Poor Quality

                    Best Uses

                    • Documentaries
                    • Interviews

                    Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera (Body Only):

                    I like this camera so much I bought a second one, but Canon is really missing the ball on a couple things. I can go on about all the positive things but the review will be more useful if you know some downfalls.The eyepiece is worthless, I have never used it. Its too small and cant even get my face up to it.The audio attachment makes the camera very vertical instead of horizontal, so it appears bigger to the subject, and more intimidating. Also makes its balance a little harder for handheld. XLR cables often fall in front of the lens because the ports are all the way at the front instead of the back of the camera.NO SDI. Ive owned other cameras for less money that have SDI. I find myself not able to use certain monitors, or have to have adapters a lot.Grip, the cable inside the grip has to be attached very hard to insure it works. If you remove the grip, you have no control of the camera settings to adjust the fstop, color temperature, etc. I saw a firmware upgrade for this to use the back congtrols but not for the non AF model.Camera Mic. You can only get camera mic audio with the large attachment. So if you want a slimmed down camera which is required to put this camera on the Ronin gimbal, you have to remove the audio attachement and grip, which limit its functions.LCD, my footage looks soft on it, not very sharp, and doesnt represent the colors very well.

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                    5.0

                    Much better for video production than DSLRs

                    By SteveB

                    from Oklahoma

                    About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Documentaries
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera (Body Only):

                      We moved to the C100 after shooting video with a 60D, then a 5D3 for some time. The quality of the video footage from the internal AVCHD codec, while quite compressed, is acceptable for our event video. We use a Blackmagic Hyperdeck Shuttle for our studio work and it matches the quality of the 5D video. So... I don't see much difference in the footage quality.That said, video production is FAR easier with the C100 than the 5D3. The difference is the video DNA of the C100 versus the still shot DNA of the 5D3. It's much faster to set up and work with the C100. I can't say enough about the controls and feedback on the C100 while shooting. We have more confidence while working with it than the DSLRs. Battery life is excellent. I still love the 5D3, but the C100 is simply a much better solution for video production. If video is your primary output and you're considering a 5D3 class DSLR, I'd save up the extra money and wait (if you can) until I could afford the C100.

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