This page may contain affiliate links that pay me a small commission. There is no cost to you. You can review the affiliate statement at the very bottom of this page if you want more information. As an Amazon affiliate Canon Camera Geek may earn a small commission from qualifying purchases, at NO added cost to you.


Purchasing used C300 Mark ii

by Chris Orr
(Los Angeles)

Canon C300 Mark II

Canon C300 Mark II

Hello,

Not sure if you can give a clear answer on this, but I'm thinking of buying a used C300 Mark II with roughly 1,200 hours on it. I know that's a lot of hours for a camera body but I'm considering purchasing it because it's a good deal price wise. I do plan on getting it fully checked out by a camera house before purchase but,I was wondering if you thought that was a dangerous amount of hours for a body such as this? I know there are a lot of variables to consider, but would you consider buying a camera body such as this with over 1,000 run hour a risky proposition?

Thanks,
Chris


Hi Chris,

Thanks for asking about the value and longevity of a used pro Canon video camera, the C300 Mark II, with 1200 hours on it.

My super quick response is that I do not think that 1,200 hours is an excessive amount of wear on a dedicated video camera like the C300 Mark II, provided it was cared for and that the price is reduced appropriately. The longer answer revolves around whether you need to invest in such a high end camera as the C300 Mark II.

how you use the Canon C300 Mark II

The real question you may want to ask yourself is if you really need such a high caliber video camera for the type of video you're going to shoot. The type of video you want to shoot is what matters the most. For me, the video capabilities of the newest Canon DSLRs is perfect for the videos that I shoot. I am absolutely thrilled with the video I get out of my APS-C 90D for $1000. I've been wanting to upgrade the video I shoot and the 90D was the answer to my prayers. The focusing, the uncropped 4k, the 24 fps firmware update, and the 120 fps for slow motion videos.

With each new Canon mirrorless release, I've been disappointed, so for me , the 90D was perfect aa long as it's paired up with the right lens.

Chris, I don't know how much you can afford, the price you've found, how you want to use the C300 Mark II or what type of videos you intend to shoot, so it's tough for me to give you a great answer.

Let us know what you decide. I'll be curious to hear what you do.
Thanks,
Bruce

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ask The Canon Geek.


Author Bruce Lovelace
Bruce Lovelace Signature

Bruce Lovelace is the publisher of Canon Camera Geek. Read more about him on the About Page. He also publishes how to articles and camera gear reviews at the Photography Tips website.

View some of Bruce's photos on Instagram  and Flickr  Join the tribe of followers on YouTube. Visit the Canon Geek FaceBook Page. Bruce also runs photo workshops and provides 1 on 1 digital photography coaching.


You might like these




Search for articles on this Site:


Recent Articles

  1. Canon Polarizing Filters. Are They Any good And Worth It? My Results.

    Oct 06, 22 12:08 PM

    What do these lens filters do for you? Research into the value of using one of the Canon polarizing filters on your lens.

    Read More

  2. Canon Lens Filters Size Chart and List of Popular Filters to Use

    Oct 05, 22 02:36 PM

    You want to know what size filter your lens takes. Helpful guide on Canon Lens Filters. Filter Kits for Canon Camera Lenses

    Read More

  3. Are Canon Mirrorless Cameras Any Good-I Rate Canon's Mirrorless Lineup

    Oct 04, 22 08:30 AM

    The EOS "M" was Canon's mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses. Then came the "R" mirrorless Canons. Now e can answer if Canon mirrorless is any good.

    Read More

  4. Canon EOS R High ISO Test. Does This Affordable Full Frame Match Up?

    Oct 01, 22 09:52 AM

    Noise and a loss in sharpness can be a result of using high ISO settings, so I did my own Canon EOS R High ISO Test

    Read More

  5. How To Make The RF
    16mm F/2.8 Lens Perform Sharper Images?

    Oct 01, 22 06:55 AM

    I am using Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM lens on EOS RP body. Video looks fine but the corner sharpness when it comes to photos are not so great. I am aware

    Read More



Sign up for a monthly update

Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name
Then

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Canon Geek Newsletter.