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Old January 24th, 2017, 03:05 AM   #1
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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
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Old January 26th, 2017, 05:33 AM   #2
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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.
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Old January 26th, 2017, 06:14 AM   #3
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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
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Old January 26th, 2017, 08:31 AM   #4
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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
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Old January 26th, 2017, 09:03 AM   #5
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Re: C300 Mk1 - Should I buy a used one now?

I think a used one will cost around double that price... 5000 or more
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Old January 27th, 2017, 10:37 AM   #6
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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.
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Old January 27th, 2017, 10:40 AM   #7
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Re: C300 Mk1 - Should I buy a used one now?

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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