Canon has released it latest and greatest DSLR the Canon C300but this time the price tag has risen to in excess of £11K, but is it worth the money?
Its very early days to tell as the camera has a long waiting list by the sounds of things as current production models appear hard to get hold of, but what we do know is that the camera hopes to give the user a cinematic experience with a modular body approach, 16x9 CMOS pick up and Canons fantastic range of lenses. Even though it currently only offers MPEG-2 Long GOP 4:2:2 at 50Mbs it does offer a HDSDI out for higher image quality recordings.
As the camera produces MPEG2 files in the same format as the ever popular XF300 and XF305 cameras (50Mbs), most existing workflows for the popular NLE systems are well established, but if you are still unsure there is a great article HERE from AbelCine with regards to getting C300 media into Avid, FCP and Premiere Pro.
A very interesting piece of equipment that looks to be a firm favorite with avid DSLR fans and users out there, but at price.