I am not seeing the big difference between these two cameras? The two cameras have basically the same sensor sizes.However, here are some thing notable right off hand when immediately looking at the Canon 5D and the brand new just announced today Canon C300 …

1) They say it’s 4K…in my opinion it better not line skip otherwise it’s down-scaling just like the 7d and 5d.

2) It’s 8-bit and will shoot to an Mpeg2 MXF codec, everything is baked in.

3) Frame rates are as follows; 24P, 25P, 30P, and 60P at 720 just like the 7D.

4) It’s price is over TEN THOUSAND more dollars than a 7D or a 5D!


Canon C300 – $16,000 – $20,000 MSRP

  • Single 8.3 megapixel 2160×3840 Super-35 CMOS sensor (4K resolution) with Digic DV III processor
  • Canon XF codec (50Mbps 4:2:2 1080p30 MPEG2 MXF) records to two Compact Flash card slots
  • Canon Log gamma, SDI, compact body, Custom Presets and menus similar to Canon XF series
  • Exposure and focus control are completely manual — there is no AE or AF on either camera
  • 10 bit 4:2:2 external, only single link HD-SDI
  • 4:2:2 8bit 50mb/s MXF wrapped Mpeg 2 to CF internal
  • 24P, 25P, 30P, 1080p
  • 60P at 720
  • 2 CF card slots
  • 4″ LCD monitor
  • XLR outputs on the handle
  • HDMI & HD/SDI out
  • SD card for stills
  • Time Code with Genlock


Canon 7D – $1700

  • Single 18.0 MP megapixel 5184 x 3456 CMOS sensor
  • H.264 records to a Compact Flash
  • Exposure and focus control are manual and automatic
  • Headphone 1/8 jack
  • 8 bit with mini HDMI out
  • 24P, 25P, 30P, 1080p
  • 60P at 720




Just buy a used Red One Package

Canon c300, the new cinema Camera?

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