You don’t have to like Canon DSLRs for shooting video but one thing is for sure, the company makes some of the best cinema cameras out there. A few years ago I tested the EOS C100 which I immediately liked because of the ergonomics and of course the Super 35 look.
Now I am testing the C200 which has a lot of great features such as the ability to record raw internally and up to 4K 60p in MP4. I went out to do some testing and recorded with 50 frames per second in Ultra HD (3840×2160) internally as MP4 on to an SD card. You can watch a little edit of the footage graded in Premiere Pro CC 2018 below.
The good thing about filming with a camera that has EF-mount is that I can use all of our old Canon glass. For the shots above I mostly used the 24-105mm F/4 and the Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 as well as the nifty fifty (50mm F/1.8) and the Sigma 30mm F/1.4.
I really love the look of the image and again the ergonomics but the EOS C200 also doesn’t come in cheap at around $7,499.00 so it’s definitely a tool made for pros.
Our video review will be out in a few weeks!
Written by Moritz Janisch on June 19, 2018