Head to Head: Canon C100 vs Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Greg Olson from videomaker.com take a look at two pro cameras from Canon – the C100 and the 5D MKIII and look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of each of them when shooting video including real world examples.

The C100 is Canon’s most basic pro video camera of the C line (above it you can find the more advanced and expensive C300 and the top of the line C500). While the 5D MKIII is not a dedicated video camera, it is very popular among videographers and is used by both ametour filmakers and holywood style productions. For these reasons it is interesting to compare how these two cameras which are relatively close in price (at least when considering more advanced pro video cameras on the market)

Olson looks at colors, sensitivity, handling and features of both cameras and while  the 5D MKIII comes out pretty well from these tests, at the end of the day the C100 seems like the better all-around option for pro videographers who have no need for stills. is this worth the extra $2k in price – this question is harder to answer and depends on the specific needs of the videographer.

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Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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