A busy old week.
Out and about in London with the Canon C300.
The more I use it, the more I like it.
The medium format style ergonomics make so much sense and one feels at home with very quickly.
It's one thing doing low light tests in controlled conditions but in real world situations it is such an advantage.
We were shooting in the Victoria and Albert Museum were the light was very low indeed so we rated the shoot at 5000ISO and the quality was simply superb.
Something which would have been unimaginable with the otherwise excellent Canon XF305, which is not suited to low light.....at all.
Next stop street shooting in the West End.
We expected to hit some kind of trouble from some type of person in a uniform telling us we could not film but we were thankfully left alone.
I can't help but wonder how much of this was down to the fact that the C300 does not quite look like a video camera?
So great in low light and great inconspicuous run and gun camera too.
One gripe though....
It would be great if one could use XLR Mic's straight into the body instead of having to fit the clever but sometimes a little bit unwieldy LCD/XLR module to the top of the camera.
It is a bit of a pest when it is time to remove the module too.
The HiRos cables which plug into the body are super stiff to remove .
They are getting better with use, but they can be trying if you are under pressure.
I hope that someone soon comes up with a discrete and compact XLR solution.
More C300 adventures soon......