Now camcorders are changing very quickly and fast, competitors like Canon and Sony have kept trying to push products to the market. When talking about the camera and which camera performs best according to their common uses, perhaps many photo shooting lovers have their own opinions. Here we will saying something about ”Canon C100 vs. Sony FS700“. Is there a comparison and any users’ opinion? This is an age old question, but it would be great if one uses the camera initially or wonders which one is best.
Below are some users reviews:
- C100 or FS700. I do short films, videos, etc. But The slo-mo 240fps is AWESOME and so cool to work with! I am rattled that the C100 does not eve have 60 !! If it had 60 I would def. Go for the c100 as 240fps is not that big of a deal. Although, the FS700 will have 4k in the future, and I really wonder how well that 4k footage is going to be and what it will look like.
- I had the choice between the FS700 and the C100 now, that will depend on picture quality, if the C100 almost matches the C300 and the familiarity of the two cameras would draw me towards the Canon. The FS700 has its own issues and one of them seems to be a compromise between the 2K and 4K chip set being a tad more noisy than the FS100. The 10x super slow motion would be useful but not essential. My heart tells me the C100, my professional practical side tells me the FS700 but its all down to picture quality in the end, I personally have not seen the picture out of the FS700 nor the C100. Picture quality is upmost and is going to make or break the C100 for C300 owners !
- I am having hard time deciding on which camera to aim for, the FS700 or the C100. Both camera are pretty similarly priced with the C100 being $500 cheaper. But what I like about each of them couldn’t be more different. I feel like the C100 would be much easier to shoot with. Grab the camera, lens or two, and a couple batteries and go. Where as the FS700 feels like I need to deck it out with accessories to feel comfortable with using it. Not sure why. If the C100 had the slow motion of the FS700, or even 1080 – 60p, I would get it in a heartbeat.
I like the FS700 because of the high frame rates (Who doesn’t?).
I like the idea of the Servo Zoom Lenses (really helps with sports work). But from what I’m reading it doesn’t work all that well.
I don’t plan on shooting 4k in the near future so the 4k upgrade doesn’t mean much to me.
And I’m not a huge fan of the ergonomics of the FS700 but I can work around that.
I absolutely love the form factor of the C100.
I like that it uses EF lenses without the need for an adapter.
If the image looks anything close to the C300 then I’m sure I will like that too.
I hate that it doesn’t have any slow motion ability. That could be a deal breaker.
In conclusion, there are four differences between them:
- Market Scale: Both camps having updated their Super 35mm cameras and at a similar price bracket, but some would say Sony have upscaled while Canon have definitely downscaled
- Technology: Some other camera producers buy chips and don’t have the finer controls like Canon does though Sony produces its own chips too. At the moment, Canon has taken a march over others in terms of sensor technology. That is the reason why people are liking the Canon cinema cameras and buying it, despite the initial brickbats.
- Video quailty: Both cameras recording AVCHD, Sony has the edge with 28Mbps 1920 x 1080 50p while the Canon is only 24Mbps 1920 x 1080 50i.
- Two attractive features: Sony has over Canon with its 10x Full HD slow motion mode and upgradable 2-4K sensor. (But to be frank I think the C100 is £2K dearer than it should be to stand a chance against the FS700 ,remember slow motion albeit 10x Full HD is a gimmick and to date no one has seen the 4K capable picture from the FS700.)
Now you have your own choice about Canon C100 and Sony FS700. Let alone which one you would choose, as both record videos in AVCHD .mts/.m2ts format, I would like to provide the best way for you to edit AVCHD footage from Canon C100 and Sony FS700 in Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Avid on Mac OS X.
How to get fluid workflow on Mac with AVCHD footage off Canon C100 and Sony FS700?
First, you need to change AVCHD to Prores. mov/AIC .mov/DNxHD which is Mac friendly codec via a third AVCHD to Mac Converter software. Here take the best Mac AVCHD MTS Converter from Google as an example. It can transcode any AVCHD footage shot by Sony, Canon, Panasonic, AVCHD camcorders with best video and audio quality and support Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD, Apple Intermediate Codec encoding. None of any issue and easy to use.
Easy step for native editing Canon C100 and Sony FS700 AVCHD files in FCP, iMovie, FCE ,Avid on Mac
Step1: Install and run the professional AVCHD to Mac Converter, then click ”add” to import .mts files that have been copied to your hard drive from Canon C100 and Sony FS700.
Step2: Click on the “Format” bar and get the dropdown menu to choose Mac editable codec and format.
For FCP, select “Final Cut Pro ->Apple Prores 422(*.mov)” for MTS editing in FCP smoootly;
For iMovie and FCE, move pointer to “iMovie/Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMedia Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” for MTS to AIC converting;
For Avid, choose”Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD (*.mov)” for importing MTS in Avid MC.
Step 3: Click the ”Convert” button; it will start transcoding AVCHD to Mac MOV. After conversion you can click the “Open” button to locate and get the output files for FCP/iMovie/FCE/Avid on Mac by clicking on “Import” button effortlessly.
Now you can easily import and edit Canon C100 and Sony FS700 MTS footage in FCP, FCE, iMovie and Avid natively with high quality. Canon C100 and Sony FS700, no matter which one you choose, you will have fluid workflow for editing your AVCHD MTS footage on Mac.
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