Lots has been written, reviewed and said about the Canon C300 Mark II. The camera got off to a bit of a rocky start with a bit of a lukewarm response at NAB 2015, however as with most Canon cameras, it’s a slow burner. Canon added a new Log gamma – Canon Log 3 recently, and even more recently an expansive firmware update adding audio recording in 2K crop mode and expanded zebras among other features. Despite the mandatory comparisons to similar mid-tier cameras such as the Sony FS7, which has been dominating the $10K range market, the C300 Mark II is certainly capable of producing lovely images.
Explore life through the eyes of a wooden puppet named “Modry” in this latest short film shot on the Canon C300 Mark II using the latest Canon Log 3. The short film “Modry” was created through a collaboration between Canon and the Japanese film maker Yasuhito Tsuge and the puppeteer Yumi Mraz Hayashi.
Music composed by Uqiyo.
Check out the making of featurette below:
Canon C300 Mark II Features
Super 35mm CMOS Sensor
4K/24p and 30p
2K RGB 444 12bit and 10bit options
Canon XF AVC H.264 Codec at 400+ MB/s
4K RAW output
EF Lens Mount
Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology
Rotating 4″ LCD Monitor
2x 3G-SDI Output, 2x XLR Inputs
2x CFast Card Slots
Timecode I/O, Genlock In & Sync Out
Canon Log 2 & Canon Log 3 Gammas
The C300 Mark II tick a lot of boxes for lots of users. It offers excellent out of the box colours that don’t require a ton of work to make your images pop; a very solid 2K 12bit 444 for those who needs all the colour info they can get for CG, green screen and/or heavy grading, but want smaller file sizes compared to CinemaDNG Raw and seamless integration with Canon EF lenses giving you industry standard Autofocus in video thanks to the insanely good Dual Pixel AF technology.
The price tag of $12K body only, may not be to everyone’s liking, but there is no camera suited for everyone.