November 23, 2015 at 7:29PM, Edited November 23, 7:42PM


Canon C100(mk2) or Sony a7S(mk2)?

Hey guys,

I want to buy a new camera and at the moment I am doubting between the C100 mk2 and the a7S mk2. I'm doing shortfilms en documentaries most of the time besides business/event vids.

I've worked with both mk1 versions and meh, it's so difficult. On the one hand I like the c100 the most, but for some reason I'm thinking the a7S does have more in it. Especially when it has 4k internal.

Sony's FS700 might be an option too by the way. But I haven't work with this camera yet.

I appreciate the time you take for answering my question. :)

Greetings from Holland!


I think it all comes down to what you shoot and how you like to shoot. I like the compactness of shooting with small mirrorless cameras because I can pack two or three camera bodies into a small case along with a set of lenses, and work as a one-man-band when I need to.

In an ideal world I would get both, which given budget constraints would probably mean buying used versions of the Mk1 cameras.

November 24, 2015 at 12:40PM

Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer

I just checked out some of your stuff and you're very talented. I think you could make any of those cameras look good. With that said, I think you should base your decision on three things: 1. Ergonomics 2. Price 3. Whether or not you want 4k for yourself and/or for your clients.

November 25, 2015 at 7:05PM, Edited November 25, 7:07PM

Videographer / Documentary Filmmaker

Either camera should work well for you. My suggestion would be to find the one that feels best in your hand and whose menus make sense to you.
All though you can argue differences, the point is when used well either camera will get you there, but likely on of the cameras will feel better with menus that make sense to you and that would be the superior choice, no matter which one that is

November 25, 2015 at 8:17PM


Hi Marck. I can't comment on the a7sii as I haven't used it, but I own the c100 mk2 and am very happy with it. I'm sure there'll be a time when I have to move to 4k but at the moment it doesn't make much sense for me. I've never been anything but very pleased at the footage from the c100 mk2. You really can get a great image with great colours straight from the camera or with a minimal grade which I think is definitely a strength in light of the footage I've seen from the Sony cameras. I think they take a bit more work.

Also personally I really can't imagine being happy to go back down to a smaller camera these days. Having built in XLR's, ND filters, top handle, dual card recording, buttons in the right places and tiltable EVF is just so liberating. I just go out and shoot.

November 27, 2015 at 10:45AM, Edited November 27, 10:45AM

Liam Martin
DP, editor, part time director

Also it'll be interesting to see what the FS5 is like as the spec is certainly there, although I still can't find much footage from it or the FS7 that I particularly like. Might just be a personal thing.

November 27, 2015 at 10:46AM

Liam Martin
DP, editor, part time director

Hallo Marck
Welke camera heb je uiteindelijk gekocht?

May 6, 2016 at 3:57AM

Johannes Abeling
Professional Photographer (starting with video)

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