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Old February 16th, 2016, 05:45 PM   #1
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C300 Mark II CFast compatible card list?

Does anyone know a source that lists what is compatible and what is available?

I have two Lexar 64Gb cards to start with, they are the 3600x variety. They are fine for the 1080p and 2k shoots, so far. Have not used them for 4k yet. I also have a CD Odyssey recorder for external recording at higher capacity.

I see on the Adorama site that they have Delkin 128Gb cards for $250, anyone have any experience using these cards? They are similar spec to the Lexar cards (Delkin is 515MB/s read and 440MB/s write, compared to Lexar 540MB/s read, 445MB/s write)

At any rate, I am hoping to find everyday cards that won't break the bank.
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Old February 17th, 2016, 09:51 AM   #2
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Apparently, the 3600X are not campatible with the C300 mk2.

Only cards that Canon currently approve on their website are the Sandisk.
http://www.canon.co.uk/support/consu...tcm:14-1296998

Although i have been told by a guy at Canon that the mk2 will accept the Lexar 3500X as long as the cameras firmware is up to date.
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Old February 17th, 2016, 11:13 AM   #3
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Right now we're sticking with the 128gb Sandisk Cards...just two of them. The offloads are so fast that we can easily back-up on location, but we don't do a lot of run and gun where we can't get to a laptop quickly.

As the prices start to drop, will probably purchase a few more.
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Old February 17th, 2016, 01:29 PM   #4
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As the prices start to drop, will probably purchase a few more.
Same. Like you I only have two cards, but I'm not shooting heavy run-and-gun stuff in 4K. That would make a big difference, and I would recommend at least 4 cards if you plan on doing a lot of 4K shooting.
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Old February 17th, 2016, 11:39 PM   #5
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Re: C300 Mark II CFast compatible card list?

Using 128gb Lexars myself with no issues. The 3500x variety. Have shot 1080 & 4K.

As Sayeed mentions, the 3600x are apparently optimised for Arri. Hope those cards work okay for you Scott.

The BH site links to Sandisk and Lexar (3500x) cards for recording media in the C300II accessories section. I've always found their links pretty good in terms of determining compatibility. They've just added a few Transcend cards which are quite a bit cheaper, but as the only card I've ever had fail on me (albeit in a 5d) was a Transcend, I'm sticking with the more expensive Lexars.
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Old February 29th, 2016, 10:49 AM   #6
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Hi - has anyone tried the new Transcend cards? They seem to be 510MB/s. The recommended Sandisk ones are 515MB/s so very close. The Transcend write speed seems significantly higher (if that makes a difference). It would be great if they do work since they are a good deal cheaper! I've used Transcend cards in all my other cameras since 2010 and to date have always been very reliable so I trust the brand.
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Old February 29th, 2016, 11:05 AM   #7
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Re: C300 Mark II CFast compatible card list?

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Apparently, the 3600X are not campatible with the C300 mk2.

Only cards that Canon currently approve on their website are the Sandisk.
EOS C300 Mark II - Canon UK

Although i have been told by a guy at Canon that the mk2 will accept the Lexar 3500X as long as the cameras firmware is up to date.
That is a helpful link but it is old (August 2015). Canon needs to update their lists to what is currently available so as to avoid confusion over what does and does not work.
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Re: C300 Mark II CFast compatible card list?

Curious... What's the lowest selectable bitrate in 4K DCI on the C300 MK2?
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Old April 29th, 2016, 04:24 PM   #9
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Canon recently officially approved the Lexar CFast 3500x for use with the C300mkii and XC10 but not the Lexar 3400x or 3600x. You can see it on Canon's C300mkii product page near the top of "features".

https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/p...s-c300-mark-ii

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Old May 1st, 2016, 03:28 AM   #10
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I've now shot hundreds of hours of footage in all different formats/resolutions on the C300 Mark II using Transcend CFast cards and so far no problems at all.
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Old July 2nd, 2016, 03:07 PM   #11
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Hey all - it's up to you if you want to risk it, but I've been using Transcend CFX600 Cfast cards with the C300II for a couple months now, and so far no problems. I've recorded in all the resolutions as well as slow mo on these cards. These cards are 1/4th the cost of other Cfast cards, or about $150 for 256gb.

I think the reason they may have dropped in price and are only available with a handful of retailers (I got them at CDW), is because the label seems to be printed on the wrong side. So the card is inserted upside down into the camera or reader.

They've been on backorder or special order status for a while, so I emailed Transcend to ask if they're discontinuing the cards. They said that in fact the cards are in such high demand that they have had difficulty fulfilling orders. Which is interesting because I haven't heard much about others using the CFX600s.

Anyway it's an option if you want to get into the C300II without spending a fortune on cards. It's a risk using unapproved cards, but the SD proxy recordings are pretty good as backups in case the card fails. And unlike the Lexar 3400x, these cards haven't had reported issues with the C300II.

Happy shooting!
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Old May 13th, 2017, 12:38 PM   #12
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Re: C300 Mark II CFast compatible card list?

Anyone have the time to test these Delkin CFast cards? Spec-wise, they surpass the Sandisks and Lexars and cost less. But I know they are not certified. Tempting to try one, you could aways return it to Amazon if the C300 MKII doesn't like it.

https://www.amazon.com/Delkin-256GB-...130+CFast+card
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