Industry-leading codecs, built-in image stabilisation supporting 5-axis camera shake correction and the advanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF are further commonalities, while each camera has its own distinct sensor technology – a 4K Super 35mm DGO sensor in the Canon EOS C300 Mark III and a 5.9K full-frame sensor in the Canon EOS C500 Mark II.
Director of photography and long-time Canon user Ben Sherlock has worked with both cameras since their release, gaining a deep understanding of their shooting strengths. Specialising in documentaries with a cinematic and adventurous edge, Ben has filmed in more than 70 countries, including extreme environments and conflict zones, and worked on TV programmes for BBC Studios and National Geographic. He recently used both camera bodies on a survival and bushcraft project, shooting in woodland in high contrast and low-light conditions. Here he shares his experiences with the two cinema cameras and explains how they match up in the field.