October 7, 2016 at 10:01AM

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Canon C100 mk ii OR Sony A7s ii

Hi all, I am looking to upgrade my camera from a Canon DSLR and I am stuck between the Canon C100 mk ii and the Sony A7s ii. I primarily shoot weddings and videos for start-up companies. I can't decide which is going to get me better results. Any suggestions?

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If you do a lot of weddings... They are mostly very dark. Both cameras are good in low light (well, ok yes, the A7s is better but the C100 Mk II is still pretty damn good).

The one thing the C100 does not have is 4K. The one thing the A7s does not have is the sign of a "real video camera" (as stupid this may sound the C100 just looks more professional and if you work for companies they kind of expect sometimes such big cameras over those little DSLMs).

They have both good image quality so no debate about this here please. It really comes down to very few points:

Do you need to take images when you film?
Yes --> A7s
No --> C100

Do you want/need to use a rig to work the camera?
Yes --> A7s
No --> C100

Do you really need 4K?
Yes --> A7s
No --> C100

Do you have extra money (about $700 - $1.000) left for a digital recorder?
Yes --> C100
No --> A7s

Do you want/need auto focus?
Yes --> C100
No --> A7s

It's two options. First one is $3.000. Second one is $5.000. It's down to your decision.

October 11, 2016 at 5:33PM

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Eric Halbherr
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I vote Fs5 its at this point the best of both worlds although your gonna end up paying for it

October 12, 2016 at 12:52AM

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Carsten Weizer
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Good point from Eric. In terms of ease of use and image quality my choice is the A7sII but it's true that sometimes size matter for the client. That said it also matter on your shoulder, a bigger camera is heavier and if your client are fine seing you with a dslr they will be fine seing you with an A7sII.

October 12, 2016 at 10:51AM, Edited October 12, 10:51AM

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