For those interested in looking at cinema quality digital cameras - and specifically at Canon’s Cinema Line - it’s a commonly asked question. Heck, we’ve tackled it almost six years ago on No Film School. Which (if any) Canon Cinema Camera is right for you? The C100, the C200 or the C300?

While there are certainly other quality cinema cameras which you should absolutely consider as well (here are a few to look at - or follow our channel here), if you do think a Canon Cinema Camera is possibly in the cards, here’s a great breakdown video to showcase the strengths and weakness of the C100 mk II, the C200 and the C300 mk II.

Canon Cinema Cameras Compared

In this video by Kenny at Stray Angel Films, we get his recommendations into what makes the C100 mk II, the C200 and the C300 mk II each unique and highlights when and how they could be used best. For example, he recommends the C100 mk II as the best (and most affordable) option for shooting solo. The C200 as the best short or feature film option for the indie filmmaker. And the C300 mk II as the go-to documentary option.

From a seasoned filmmaker and videographer, it’s an interesting personal take on the cameras. If you’d like to check out the prices and specs for each, they’re listed out below.

Canon C100 mk II

  • Super 35mm 8.3MP CMOS Sensor + EF Mount

  • 1920 x 1080p 59.94/50/29.97/25/23.98

  • Built-In Dual Pixel CMOS AF Hardware

  • AVCHD + MP4 Recording

  • Dual SDHC/SDXC Media Card Slots

  • HDMI Output with Timecode and Canon Log

  • ISO 320 to 102,400

  • Canon Log and Wide DR Gamma

  • Two XLR Audio Connectors

  • Built-In 2.4/5 GHz Wi-Fi Capability

Price: $3,499.00

Canon C200

  • Super 35mm CMOS Sensor

  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology

  • Dual DIGIC DV 6 Processors

  • 4K DCI and UHD, 1920 x 1080

  • 59.94/50/29.97/25/24/23.98p & 120p in HD

  • Canon RAW Light, XF-AVC, MP4 Recording

  • Rotating 4" Touch-Panel LCD Monitor

  • Integrated EVF, 2 x XLR Audio Inputs

  • 1 x CFast Card, 2 x SD Card Slots

  • SDI, HDMI, Ethernet Connectors

Price: $7,499.00

Canon C300 mk II

  • Super 35mm CMOS Sensor

  • 4K,1920x1080 60/50i, 23.98/25p True 24p

  • Canon XF AVC H.264 Codec

  • EF Lens Mount

  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology

  • Rotating 4" LCD Monitor

  • 2 x 3G-SDI Output, 2x XLR Inputs

  • 2 x CFast Card Slots

  • Timecode I/O, Genlock In & Sync Out

  • Canon Log 3 Gamma