Canon C100 vs 5D Mark 3 | Comparison

Disclaimer: This is Not a scientific test. I set out to create a useful comparison to help me understand the differences between the images from these 2 very different cameras. Let me know if you have any questions.

When I first pulled these shots in Premiere Pro and started to line them up side by side I was instantly amazed at the difference in detail from the Canon c100 over the 5D Mark 3. Now, don't get me wrong, I love the Canon 5D Mark 3. We've used them almost exclusively since they were released in 2012. However, it is hard to argue with a side by side comparison.

I found myself asking if I had just missed focus on the 5D Mark 3 since the images looks so muddy and blurry next the Canon C100. I know I had it in focus as I was taking my time as much as possible. A lot has been said about the soft images coming out of the 5D Mark 3. I've known this was an issue since it's release, but without a true "apples to apples" comparison it's more difficult to know for sure what you are getting.

The increase in dynamic range from the Canon C100 over the 5D was really noticeable on the last shot (sunset) as you could see into the shadows more while still retaining a ton more highlight detail. The sky rolled from darker blue to the bright area of the sun, while the 5D went to just blown out white quickly.

Overall, we are loving the increase in image quality, ease of use, and seamless integration into our workflow we are getting from the Canon C100.

Let me know if you have any questions!


An Evening With The Canon EOS C100 | Test Footage

We received our brand spanking new Canon EOS C100 today, so naturally we had to start test driving it. After unboxing it, charging up the battery, and spending time familiarizing ourselves with the button layout, we headed out to get some footage. I am so far in love with the image that comes out of this little camera. While I am sure we are still going to be using our 5d Mark III's extensively due to the type of projects we do, I have no doubt that the C100 is going to come in very handy for many of our corporate shoots coming up. I pushed my color grade in Premiere CS6 a little bit more than I normally do for 5d mark III footage just out curiosity to see how it held up. It did surprisingly well. I don't have a lot of experience with AVCHD footage yet so I'm not sure what I should be expecting there. I shot a few test shots first in C-log, but found that I had to push the image so far that noise crept in. I need to learn more about shooting in C-log mode. The shot of the girl's hand at the desk was C-log. Everything else used the stock "Wide DR" picture profile, which I like so far.

I still have a lot to learn about this camera so I don't want to pass judgement on every aspect of it yet. So far, I think it is great.

Canon C100 1st Impressions (From A 5D User's Perspective)

This isn't a review of the Canon C100, but merely a video to share some of my thoughts on this awesome new camera after shooting with it for about 3 weeks. I've still got a lot to learn about it.

Some of my favorite features: -Peaking -ND Filters -Image Quality (Detail & DR) -XLR Inputs -Dual Monitor Support -HDMI Uncompressed Output -Magnification While Recording -Waveform display -Dual card recording -Size -EF Lens mount -Scalability -Battery Life

If you have any questions about it feel free to ask and I'll do my best to answer them.