Sony F3 and Canon C300 Footage Side-by-Side (and Some C300 Ungraded Files to Download)
How do the Canon C300 and Sony F3, pictured respectively at left, compare? Mario Feil, director of the just-posted C300 short, has released the following comparison video. There's also a Canon 1D Mark IV thrown in, which quite frankly looks awful at these high ISO levels:
Video is no longer available: vimeo.com/33452552
The 1D Mark IV was shot using the Cinestyle picture profile, the C300 using Canon Log, and the F3 using the "basic" setting (not S-log). There was a bit of color correction applied. I must say I like the C300's look, but I still have a hard time believing the 8-bit codec yields the maximum amount of flexibility in post-production. But everyone who's actually shot with it -- which I have not -- laud the camera. Of course, the best way to find out how far you could push the C300's .MXF files in post would be to download some .MXF files straight from the camera, right? You can do so on Nino Leitner's blog right here (scroll to the bottom for the files).