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Marcello Mazzilli January 24th, 2017 02:05 AM

C300 Mk1 - Should I buy a used one now?
 
Hi,

I work in corporate and ocasionally I do some ads. I currently work with a BMPC 4K but I don't like some things of it
1) Too dark
2) No audio in camera
3) Screen
etc...
I almost never use the RAW features.

I was thinking of getting a USED C300 that can now be found around 3.000.
Would you say is a good choice?

What is the quality of the external 4K signal?
Will it never get an internal 4k through firmware upgrades?
Where can I find an extensive review of the camera including 4K (around everybody seems to be talking about Mkii and can't find much on Mk1) ?

Thanks, M

Mark Dobson January 26th, 2017 04:33 AM

Re: C300 Mk1 - Should I buy a used one now?
 
No 4k with the C300 mk 1. You might have been thinking of the C500.

However C300 mk 1 is a very good camera and still used extensively in the industry. Beautiful picture quality and ergonomics.

I would imagine you could pick one up for about 2,500 Euros with Dual Pixel Autofocus.

Marcello Mazzilli January 26th, 2017 05:14 AM

Re: C300 Mk1 - Should I buy a used one now?
 
Thank you.
I'm so stupid.. I really was convinced C300 had 4K output (not internal)... Why shouldn't it?
I'll have to start watching into FS5 then... C500 is too over my budget

Mark Dobson January 26th, 2017 07:31 AM

Re: C300 Mk1 - Should I buy a used one now?
 
C500's going for a song now - maybe 2 to 3 thousand Euro.

You'll need an external recorder though for the 4k. Atomos etc etc

Marcello Mazzilli January 26th, 2017 08:03 AM

Re: C300 Mk1 - Should I buy a used one now?
 
I think a used one will cost around double that price... 5000 or more

Barry Goyette January 27th, 2017 09:37 AM

Re: C300 Mk1 - Should I buy a used one now?
 
I wouldn't be surprised to see a 4k C100mkiii this year at NAB. Likely around $5-6k. Certainly not a given, but it would make sense, as Canon needs something to compete with FS5 and FS7.

Marcello Mazzilli January 27th, 2017 09:40 AM

Re: C300 Mk1 - Should I buy a used one now?
 
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Absolutely.. but they really seem not interested... They moved to 4k 2 year later from the others and now they seem concentrated on the high end (C700). Want to see my small dream? Check the photo. :)


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