Canon C300 16000 ISO With Canon 14.5-60mm PL Zoom Lens Test Footage. Update .MXF file Link.


I managed to bootleg a little more footage. This time I used one of the Canon C300 cameras with the new Canon 14.5-60mm PL Zoom lens. This was a little test area Canon had set up in the Hollywood Expo area. I borrowed a CF card from Arri’s Snehal Patel and simply put it in the camera and hit record. I tried to do it with the new telephoto zoom but the camera had a record block or something. The Canon C300 held up quite well at 16000 ISO. There was little or no rolling shutter on the whip pan. I am quite impressed that it did such a great job under the conditions. Here is a screen grab of what the room looked like to the naked eye.
Here is the link to the .MXF file.

Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
  • Matt Stephen Thomas

    Looks amazing for such an high ISO.

  • Goforjared

    I was totally surprised. This is also exported in H.264 so it has the possibility to be so much better!

  • Carson

    16,000 iso?  is that compared to 1,600 iso for say a 7D? 

  • Happy Hayden

    impressive. zero moire on the window grating was good to see. however the one whip pan clearly revealed that rolling shutter remains an issue. at $20,000 that is a major concern particularly in light of the fact that the cheaper red scarlet doesn’t have this problem…

  • Mikko Löppönen

    RED has rolling shutter too.

  • Dylan Reeve

    That rolling shutter is pretty minimal. I haven’t used an EPIC hands-on but I am not sure the rolling shutter would be significantly better. Also still not really convinced the Scarlet is significantly cheaper – will be interesting to see what the street price of C300 ends up being.

  • steven martin

    iso is iso is iso…

  • Isaac Guera

    I’d love to get my hands on the camera. 

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  • Randy Noland

    Hello Jared. I wanted to download the MXF file to test in my workflow but am getting a dropbox error. Can you help? Update the link drop me a note @machinecontrol:twitter

  • Chris Hocking

    The download link isn’t working. Any chance you could re-upload the MXF files?

  • Carson

    How are you powering the zoom lens motor? I can’t believe Canon designed a camera that cannot power a zoom lens. We need a large chip camera in shoulder-style form that can power a zoom. We need a betacam with a large chip. It is ridiculous that none of these cameras can be taken out of the case and shot from the shoulder without any accessories and power a zoom, just as news style cameras have been able to do for decades. One should not have to add extra power sources and a host of accessories to a camera. I want a large chip camera that is one piece, shoulder mounted, and can power a zoom. One that I rarely have to change lenses on, like my Panasonic HDX 900.