Canon C300 versus Arri Alexa on Game of Thrones

Alexa vs C300

Above: Shane Hurlbut ASC shoots a talking heads promo trailer for HBO’s Game of Thrones with the Canon C300 (right) and Arri Alexa (left)

How is this for a camera test to end them all? Shane Hurlbut was asked to shoot a trailer for Game of Thrones and he took along a couple of C300s to use as C & D cameras to the Alexa A & B. How do they compare?

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Dispelling the myths, is the Canon C300 worth $15,999?

Canon C300

Whilst I still prefer the small size and ‘tourist’ stealth factor of DSLRs for the kind of shooting I do, I can recognise why a great many want a Canon C300. The handling, EF mount, image quality and low light performance – as well as built in ND, audio monitoring and build quality are worth the money to many professionals.

But actually there are some myths flying around about the C300 and the competition is far stronger sub $10,000, even sub $6,000 than people realise.

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Shootout reveals Panasonic GH2 resolution at Canon C300 level

Mr Philip Bloom of Richmond has done a revealing comparison shot of the Canon C300 versus Panasonic GH2 with hack and Driftwood’s high bitrate patch. You can watch the test above but I recommend downloading the file (as a Vimeo Plus member) and watching it on TV for best quality.

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Canon 4K mirrorless DSLR available within 12 months

4K DSLR

Canon’s Chuck Westfall has said the new 4K concept DSLR will be on the market within 12 months. He made the comment in an interview with The Verge magazine. The rear of the camera gives us some other clues – it has a wide 16:9 screen rather than the usual 4:3 or 3:2 screen on normal DSLRs.

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Technical analysis of the new Canon EOS C300

Canon Cinema EOS C300

The Canon C300 is the first in the company’s new Cinema EOS line-up, a high end range of digital movie production cameras. The range will later be expanded say Canon, to include 4K movie cameras, a 4K DSLR, a camera for run & gun documentary makers (presumably with an auto-mode that the C300 lacks entirely) and a lower end offering priced for indie filmmakers.

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