Little return on my trip to Berlin. First it was the first time a major manufacturer, major player shooting tools such as Canon invites me as a “press” and it is already a nice form of recognition.
The trip was very pleasant, was eaten, we were welcomed as kings but I avoided any world, je serais comme à mon habitude sévère mais juste !
The evening began with a presentation on stage of C300 followed by screenings of films by Sébastien Devaud and Vincent Laforet … at the end of the screen to the ceiling flew open on a magnificent space or waiting workshops grip and presentation of the product,
My first impressions of the arrival of the C300 are quite mixed you know at once I welcome the arrival of Canon in the market and the fact that this innovative brand is embarking on this adventure can only be good for us consumers .
So Voui, The C300 does not record 4K, it is limited to a "vulgar" HD 1080p … it's disappointing, they thought all they were going to release a tool premium priced ultra aggressive, in the end it was a camera that is the direct competitor of Sony F3 as the RED Epic, While, but there are plenty of things that seem really interesting and innovative in the C300.
I like the Epic is a true pocket rocket but for the moment 99,99% that I deliver is either the HD or the 2K. Have you one really needs to deliver 4K ? Since I have the RED One I have delivered only once in 4 years ! So yes it is useful to have magical and 5K for 3D and order Recard. The precision it brings is not insignificant but it must still admit the Log and HD are really far from disappointing on the big screen. The Alexa has to demonstrate, go and see “Drive” the cinema if not already …
According to Canon, 4K is under development and we will soon get a box camera able to record video 4K but Mjpeg, that's a shame this codec is far from miracles, it is for me totally obsolete.
After discussion with senior friendly of the big house the largest problem is the recording. It is true that apart from the RED Code remains in my opinion the inovation principal at RED, 4K is very heavy and requires storage performance and large capacities that goes against the current standard market. If RED has chosen the SSD with a proprietary format for these new cameras have abandoned the hard drive and compact flash on his new camera is that there is a reason. Brief, Men at work and hope the next EOS C400 are 4K and maybe RAW !
I have long moaned after the ergonomics deplorable Photocam EOS filmed in HD it seems that I was not alone and that Canon has decided to surprise us pleasantly. It must be said that the camcorders of the red were often innovative remember the shape of the XL1, heavily criticized in its early stages it still gave ideas to Sony EX1 with / EX3 ?! This is a camera at the time had a lot of noise which had attracted me. There is nothing to do I like it when a manufacturer put a dash of daring in its products even if it does it in annoying some.
The ergonomics of the C300 is in my opinion a good synthesis between the handheld camcorder and the box camera medium format. The rotary handle and removable, the micro joystick that falls pil hair under the thumb, which is used to control most of the menus without having to do gymnastics with the finger is a real treat, the viewfinder on the rear that we are swelling of the cameras that are in an elongated format but this is quite effective, the LCD that rotates in all directions but with some "flick" is quite relevant also including the possibility of referral to the assistant.
The buttons fall naturally under the fingers and the grip is really interesting, it will not please everyone as each time a manufacturer innovates a bit and does not just produce something whose purpose is to satisfy the habits of professional … moi je suis séduit, to !
Perceived quality is very good, materials used inspire confidence and it is pleasant to the touch.
Having gathered all the conections on the same side is also a good idea, we are seeing more and more about the new cameras at locations of cables that every plugged provide a kind of octopus invading sometimes masking access has some buttons in competition.
I'm quite attracted to the end you will understand and I shall soon give you more information when I could have more time to test the beast. I hope to be able to touch as these are promising optical.
In conclusion I wanted to say a few words about the current evolution of my blog and my job for some time.
I did not think giving this direction to my little blog that 2 years later I would be invited, as was the case that they shot in Berlin.
Apart from my amazing trip to Osaka last year for exploring the Panasonic AF101 is quite rare and very valuable to have this type of consideration.
It is true that I am not truly representative of the trade press and my multiple hats sow some trouble,it nevertheless seems that my strategic choices my position and my career is finally understood and I welcome the 2 large houses its Canon and Panasonic have understood the value of everything I have put in place for several years.
Everything is nested, my work as a technical service provider, my cap producer, this little blog where I tell you I see the evolution of imaging technologies, all that is closely related and I am happy with the way it takes.
When in the middle of an interview a part of Canon asks me questions about my feelings on a product that will be offered in some time selling inevitably I hit my goal and it reinforces my role I can play in . I spend sometimes a troublemaker, but I have no other goal than getting things done.
Thank you again to Canon France, Stephane Dery, Pascal Briard and all those who allowed me to be part of this adventure my friend, Richard Studient with whom I shared moments nice on this trip.
Soon for subsequently.