Canon C300 Available For Pre-Order. Buyer Beware!
Now that the new Canon C300 is available for pre-order I wanted to caution anyone on the fence about this camera. It will not guarantee you any more work than you already have. If you are thinking about upgrading to larger sensor video cameras from your DSLR’s then please take a moment and really think about your own work situation. The 15K Canon C300 is just a little too steep to be an owner operator camera. Think of it in car terms. It looses value the day you press record. It will need additional insurance. It will need specific accessories to it’s body type. Most importantly, it will be outmoded by it’s manufacture within one or two years with a better and cheaper model. This is the paradox of any first generation product. If I had an extra 15K I would not use it on a camera body. I would invest in a nice set of lenses. I also know that adding anything to my core camera kit does not always equal a better day rate. It simply makes my job a little easier.