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Philip Bloom reviews Canon 1DC

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PhilipBloom:
really hard to say...the c300 is 8 bit 12 stops i thought...obviously nothing touches the Alexa...C100 had very little experience with but am told by friend who has one and C100 that the log is even better, but yes you need a better codec. Shame though as the camera is so small. Thats why the C300 is my favourite.. i don't need anything else!

Hard to make all those camera match you mention!

best

p

Axilrod:

--- Quote from: PhilipBloom on January 28, 2013, 02:20:41 PM ---I agree. It's not a cinema camera. I never said it was. The labelling of the C line is misleading. Only the C500 could be considered a cinema camera. The C300 in the UK is by far the number one broascast camera, the title that in SD days was the DigiBeta.

Most of my work is broadcast, but my last 3 features all went to theatres.

This camera won't be used by me in 4k mode for anything other than stock and personal stuff. The S35 will match my C300 nicely with log as a B cam so very useful...but i am very aware of the limitations of 8-bit having used it countless time and had the joy of 10, 12, and 16 bit too. I think the 8-bit does seem to be stretched to the limits in 4k. Fine in the rest of the modes.

I actually did end up buying it as it was a no-brainer trading in my 1DX and negotiating the hell out of it with the dealer! Just the normal HD for me makes way more sense than the 1DX HD.

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Welcome to CR Philip, never thought posting a link to your review would bring you to the forum!  Thanks for taking the time to do such an insightful review, a lot of people on this forum bashed the heck out of the 1DC and said that Canon would "sell maybe 10 of these," so it's nice seeing positive feedback coming from a trusted source.  I've said it once, I'll say it again, specs aren't everything.

Policar:
Thanks! C300 might be twelve stops. My bad. Seems like it's got shadow detail approaching the Alexa but two stops less in the highlights. The Alexa really is unparalleled.

The log on the 1DC is better than the C300 or the log on the C100 is? Shouldn't the C100 and C300 be the same?

Glad to see you still like the C300. It would be my top choice if I could afford one, but I prefer a very small camera and don't have the money to spend. Yes I imagine it will be hard to match these cameras in post!

HurtinMinorKey:

--- Quote from: PhilipBloom on January 28, 2013, 02:20:41 PM --- The C300 in the UK is by far the number one broascast camera, the title that in SD days was the DigiBeta.

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Do you think he means "number one" as in the most used today? If so, that would be very interesting.

EYEONE:
I don't even shoot video (much) with my DSLR but I love Philip's thoughts on cameras.

Great review!

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