WHOA! Canon Price Drops: C300 Now $6,499; C100, $2,999

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If you would truly be delighted to own a new copy of either the current generation Canon Cinema EOS C300 or the first generation Canon Cinema EOS C100, well then: HOLY SMOKES – these Canon price drops at B&H are dramatically lower than at least one of our other favorite sites. But with NAB around the corner, some people will want to keep their powder dry. If you do go for either of these two, just remember: no backsies!

You know when something looks too good to be true it usually is? These Canon price drops are; and aren’t.

They represent huge – whopping – discounts on two of the most popular workhorse cinema cameras out there.

They’re going to make a lot of people very, very happy.

Kind of like getting a brand new 2015 Audi TT for half price, complete with factory warranty.

But: if you were unhappy with the C100’s ergos and can afford it, the C100 Mark II pretty well fixes them. And if you’ve been foaming about the Sony FS7 [B&H|Amazon] with 4K and those frame rates, or waiting to hear about the C300 Mark II (now confirmed: full 4K and a host of other interesting specs including maximum ISO of 102,000 and a dynamic range of 15 stops), you have to ask yourself: will you be happy with a camera that doesn't have that kind of spec?  It's probably a harder choice when looking at the FS7 ($7,999 body only) [B&H|Amazon] than the new C300 Mk II with its $20,000 price tag.

It's a bit like the 2016 Audi TT RS that’s about to reach U.S. shores.

Me personally? I’d take the half-price, one year old TT . It’s incredible. And I can't use half its capabilities anyway — not without getting arrested.

But for the cameras? I’m not so sure.

But do be sure to read the clear note on the B&H site: $2,999 is for the C100 without dual pixel autofocus (the one that has it is still heavily discounted at $3,499, and all of these listings sport “IMPORTANT NOTICE: This item is non-returnable.”

No backsies.

Then again, what do I know? I’m happy with my Sony a6000. [B&H | Amazon]

For now.

Canon Price Drops and Instant Rebates From $1,000 to $5,000

Check out Big Price Drop on all Canon items HERE.

 

Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera (Body Only)

Canon Price Drops - Canon EOS C100 Cinema EOS Camera - Body Only

Purchase at New Price: $2,999

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

Super 35mm 8.3MP CMOS Sensor
EF Lens Mount with EF Contacts
HDMI Outputs an Uncompressed Signal
Dual SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slots
ISO 320 to 80,000
Wide DR and Canon Log Gamma
Reduced Rolling Shutter Skews
Built-in ND Filters with Manual Controls
Two XLR Audio Connectors
Peripheral Illumination Correction

Canon C100 Body Kits

Canon C100 Body Kits

Canon EOS C300 Z-Finder Recoil Kit

Canon EOS C300 Z-Finder Recoil Kit

Purchase at New Price: $7,999

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

Super 35mm-Size CMOS Sensor
1920×1080 60/50i, 23.98/25p, True 24p
Canon XF Codec – 4:2:2 50 Mb/s MPEG-2
EF Lens Mount
Dual Pixel CMOS AF Hardware Upgrade
HD-SDI Output, XLR Inputs
VCT Universal Baseplate
Zgrip Relocater
C300/500 Helmet Kit
C300 Z-Finder and Mounting Kit

Canon EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camcorder Body with Dual Pixel CMOS AF and 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens

Canon EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camcorder Body with Dual Pixel CMOS AF and 24-70mm

Purchase at New Price: $8,299

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

Super 35mm-Size CMOS Sensor
1920×1080 60/50i, 23.98/25p, True 24p
Canon XF Codec – 4:2:2 50 Mb/s MPEG-2
EF Mount 24-70mm USM Lens
Dual Pixel CMOS AF Hardware Upgrade
Rotating 4″ LCD Monitor
HD-SDI Output, XLR Inputs
Dual CF Card Slots
Timecode I/O, Genlock In & Sync Out
Canon Log Gamma

Canon EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camcorder Body with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (EF Lens Mount)

Canon EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camcorder Body with Dual Pixel CMOS AF

Purchase at New Price: $6,999

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

Super 35mm-Size CMOS Sensor
1920×1080 60/50i, 23.98/25p, True 24p
Canon XF Codec – 4:2:2 50 Mb/s MPEG-2
EF Lens Mount
Dual Pixel CMOS AF Hardware Upgrade
Rotating 4″ LCD Monitor
HD-SDI Output, XLR Inputs
Dual CF Card Slots
Timecode I/O, Genlock In & Sync Out
Canon Log Gamma

Canon EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camcorder Body (EF Lens Mount)

Canon EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camcorder Body EF Lens Mount

Purchase at New Price: $6,499

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

Super 35mm-Size CMOS Sensor
EF Lens Mount for Broad Compatibility
Canon XF Codec – 4:2:2 50 Mb/s MPEG-2
1920 x 1080i60 & True 24p Recording
Rotating 4″, 1.23 Mp LCD Monitor
HD-SDI Output, XLR Inputs
Dual CF Card Slots
Timecode I/O, Genlock In & Sync Out
Canon Log Gamma
Modular Design: Removable Grip & Monitor

Canon EOS C300 PL Cinema EOS Camcorder Body (PL Lens Mount)

Canon EOS C300 PL Cinema EOS Camcorder Body PL Lens Mount

Purchase at New Price: $6,999

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

Super 35mm-Size CMOS Sensor
PL Lens Mount to Accept Cinema Lenses
Canon XF Codec – 4:2:2 50 Mb/s MPEG-2
1920 x 1080i60 & True 24p Recording
Rotating 4″, 1.23 Mp LCD Monitor
HD-SDI Output, XLR Inputs
Dual CF Card Slots
Timecode I/O, Genlock In & Sync Out
Canon Log Gamma
Modular Design: Removable Grip & Monitor

(cover photo credit: snap from B&H)


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