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Amira shooters, what do you think of the C300 mk III?

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I own an Amira and love everything about it, except the weight and size. Now with the C300 3 coming, I am really thinking of switching to the Canon as I mostly shoot documentary on my own and would love to have a smaller and lighter package. I know it is to early to tell, but what do you think, will the Canon's image with DGO get close to the Amira? I was not convinced by the C200's image... 

Just something I am thinking about with still not much work going on right now 🙂

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FWIW, although I've seen some lovely demo films with the C300mkIII, yesterday I saw some side-by-side test footage of the C300mkIII RAW Lite vs the FX9 XAVC with the same lens and the FX9 look much better. Better key against green screen, richer colours, and much more detail.

Really surprised me how poor the C300mkIII look in comparison in those particular tests.

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Hey @Martin, I've been thinking the same. The new C300 Mark III looks really good, at the price it's a very compelling piece of kit. But as @Nezih is saying, the FX9 looks good also, and if you have the extra cash the C500 Mark II also might be a good option?

@Nezih Is that test you're talking about public?

I too have an Amira, and I'm not switching it out anytime soon. The Arri sensor is still the most requested in my market, so it's still smart for me too hold on to it. I shoot a lot of commercial work too, where the size and weight is not a disadvantage. I use an EasyRig too mostly so that helps.

I am considering getting a smaller camera to use for those jobs where I need a smaller footprint. I have an FS7 and that covers a lot of that work currently. I personally like to have two cameras of similar capabilities for redundancy, two cam interviews etc.

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18 hours ago, Nezih said:

FWIW, although I've seen some lovely demo films with the C300mkIII, yesterday I saw some side-by-side test footage of the C300mkIII RAW Lite vs the FX9 XAVC with the same lens and the FX9 look much better. Better key against green screen, richer colours, and much more detail.

Really surprised me how poor the C300mkIII look in comparison in those particular tests.

I'd expect some significant advantages for the larger sensor camera, especially as it has effectively the same pixel-pitch as the C300iii but is then downsampling a 6k version into a 4k final image.

What I am very interested to see though, is how much the DGO in the Canon helps it keep up with the larger Sony in the deepest shadows and brightest highlights. Also it would be great to see how well a really pushed grade (with mattes and secondary corrections) holds up on the smaller sensor with raw, versus the larger sensor at 300mbps 4:2:2.

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@Nezih oh no, please don't say that, I owned a FS7 before the Amira and hated it for years 🙂 Looking forward to the podcast, even if I maybe don't want to know the truth.

I really like the form factor and ergonomics of the C series, so versatile. And I like S35 sensors, makes my life easier and I can use my beloved Optimo DPs. So here is me hoping the C300 III is better than the S35 from the C500 II thanks to DGO. 

@Martin Håndlykken I also use an easyrig, especially on commercial jobs, but I always struggle with the size of the easyrig. I am quite tall and every door becomes an obstacle. So recently I got an ergorig, . Did not use it that much yet, but it is quite promising, especially for shoulder work. 

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8 hours ago, Robin Probyn said:

Thanks ..Ive been searching for that podcast for my phone ,but didn't have the right name .. got it now !

The style is quite slow-burner compared to more "trendy" "upbeat" options... but the quality of conversation and topics covered is very good.

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15 hours ago, Nezih said:

The style is quite slow-burner compared to more "trendy" "upbeat" options... but the quality of conversation and topics covered is very good.

Yes just started the first one .. the Team Deakins pod cast is very good too..

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