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#1 Deji Joseph

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 05:50 AM

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NOTE:
Canon has apparently done a price drop, more details soon.

I think the camera looks great, the Low light performance alone is an achievement.

Edited by Deejay Joseph, 30 November 2011 - 05:53 AM.

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#2 Vincent Sweeney

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 06:41 AM

Well done test. I like the blunt DSLR comparison. Low-light ability is impressive.

8 bit codec, lack of frame rates, 1080 only... it needs to drop to $10K I would think. The F3 is tough to beat in that range.
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#3 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 07:03 AM

Log mode looks pretty good. Seems to me that a lot of Japanese cameras deliberately clip highlights in all the default viewable settings. I have no idea why they do this.

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#4 Marcus Joseph

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 08:46 AM

Great video, no idea why Canon are upset with it, their marketing didn't leave the best of impressions.
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#5 Marcus Joseph

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 08:47 AM

Well done test. I like the blunt DSLR comparison. Low-light ability is impressive.

8 bit codec, lack of frame rates, 1080 only... it needs to drop to $10K I would think. The F3 is tough to beat in that range.

Do we know if this camera can record uncompressed HD through a separate recorder? It should be capable.
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#6 Deji Joseph

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 09:10 AM

Do we know if this camera can record uncompressed HD through a separate recorder? It should be capable.


8 bit through HDMI and SDI simultaneously
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#7 Matt Stevens

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 10:45 AM

That video was far better than you know who's video (and his video was quite nice).
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#8 Freya Black

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 01:11 PM

NOTE:
Canon has apparently done a price drop, more details soon.


I keep hearing rumours about this. I'm actually hearing a price drop of 50%!!!!
Could be wishful thinking but if it really turns out to be true, and they can get the word out there and the right marketing behind it, then it could be massive I think.

They will have to make an effort to overcome the "meh!" of their initial announcement tho.

Do-able tho, and if they are smart enough to do the price drop, they may be smart enough to do the marketing too!

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#9 Matt Stevens

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 03:09 PM

Not holding my breath. Just too good to be true.
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#10 Keith Walters

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 07:01 PM

Not holding my breath. Just too good to be true.

Clearly this is a scam. :lol:
But it's a very good one.
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#11 Keith Walters

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 07:05 PM

8 bit through HDMI and SDI simultaneously

It would be interesting to know what the latency is.
(That is, the delay between the optical image and the "live" screen image).
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#12 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 03:25 AM

Not holding my breath. Just too good to be true.


Yes, probably no reason to drop below the price of a basic F3. The 10 bit outputs and 444 tend to factor when you want to buy external recorders and upgrade the basic camera. At the basic F3 price, assuming you're happy with recording with the built in codec, the C300 does have the price advantage when you add the solid state recording media to the package, plus you don't need an external recorder to keep the high end HD broadcasters happy.

The price I hear floating around for Europe (could be a rumour) is 12k Euros, some UK dealers are currently quoting £12k + VAT.

Edited by Brian Drysdale, 01 December 2011 - 03:26 AM.

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#13 Deji Joseph

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 07:06 AM

There is a new video up



I am interested in the narrative possibilities the clean high ISO, small size and Image stabilization offers, sounds like an amazing indie/Guerilla camera to me.

Dj

Edited by Deejay Joseph, 13 December 2011 - 07:07 AM.

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#14 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 07:26 AM

I am interested in the narrative possibilities the clean high ISO, small size and Image stabilization offers, sounds like an amazing indie/Guerilla camera to me.


Just need to make sure you have a good 1st camera assist to keep the images sharp
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#15 Darren Levine

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 12:49 PM

if it comes in at or close to 10K US, i'm in, no doubt in.
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#16 Mei Lewis

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 05:29 PM

$16k!

http://www.bhphotovi..._Camcorder.html
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#17 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 05:56 PM

There seems to be quite a variation in the UK prices, at least on the web sites. Approx £10k + VAT at one dealer while another has £11.8K + VAT, although perhaps there could confusion over including the VAT at the latter's web site, because that company apparently quoted the lower price at their demo.
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#18 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 06:11 PM

Too much.

Wait six months.
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#19 Emanuel A Guedes

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 05:30 AM

Here is another (interesting) one:


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