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Buyer's Guide

What we recommend and why

Canon Cinema EOS C700

Announcement date September 1st 2016

Days Since Last Release
467


Buy Now? Yes
If you need the top of the line Cinema EOS camera, this is the one. The Cinema EOS line doesn’t have a long history of products, so it’s difficult to make an educated guess about a replacement. However, this is probably going to be the top camera in the line for a few years.

Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II

Announcement date April 8th 2015

Days Since Last Release
979
Average Days Between Releases
1,252

Days Between Previous Releases
EOS C300: Announced Nov 3, 2011
1,252


Buy Now? Yes
With no Canon Cimema EOS C500 Mark II in sight, this is the flagship “affordable” Cinema EOS camera. We don’t expect to see a replacement until well into 2019 at the earliest.

Canon Cinema EOS C200

Announcement date May 31st 2017

Days Since Last Release
195


Buy Now? Yes
The Canon Cinema EOS C200 is the first “affordable” Cinema EOS body starting at $5999 for the “B” kit. We expect this camera to sell well and be on a 3-4 year product cycle.

Canon Cinema EOS C100 Mark II

Announcement date October 21st 2014

Days Since Last Release
1,148
Average Days Between Releases
783

Days Between Previous Releases
EOS C100: Announced August 29, 2012
783


Buy Now? No
The Cinema EOS C100 Mark II seemed like a stop gap while Canon worked on a more affordable 4K camera, which turned out to be the EOS 200. We haven’t heard anything about a direct replacement to the EOS C100 Mark II, and we’re not sure if they can release another 1080p Cinema EOS product or if they can make an even more affordable 4K cinema camera.

This camera could hang around for a while as an affordable first step into the Cinema EOS ecosystem.