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Canon C200 vs Panasonic EVA1 – Camera Shootout 2018

Our camera shootouts are back! Cameras have changed A LOT over the past few years since our last shootout – and so has our shootout format. For this camera shootout, we decided to do a tight comparison of two similarly featured and priced cameras, the Panasonic EVA1 vs Canon C200. And then, we shared the footage and answered your questions live on Facebook.

The Set Up

Bruce Logan, ASC designed and administered a series of tests in Chicago with Mitch Gross from Panasonic and Ken Rowe from Canon in January 2018. We color graded at Canon’s facility in Burbank LA — with all parties present. We shot 6 tests: day and night interior, day and night exterior, motion blur and slow motion.

Zacuto, as always, has no horse in this race. In the past, we‘ve produced a documentary about the shootout and always let the administrator conduct the tests in their own way. This shootout is no exception. Our crew shot the behind the scenes clips and produced the live show.

Camera Shootout 2018 – LIVE!

Steve Weiss mediates a live discussion of the Panasonic EVA1 vs Canon C200 head-to-head match with test administrator Bruce Logan, ASC, Mitch Gross from Panasonic USA, and Tim Smith from Canon. The live show format allowed us to easily respond to your comments and answer your questions.

(This is the first of many new LIVE shows from Zacuto. Make sure you follow us on Facebook to stay up to date!)

As always, there are no winners in these shootouts because everyone has different needs. Use, form-factor, needed resolution, dynamic range, features, color science, codecs and the ‘image look’ should drive your decision. Here are some tips from Bruce Logan on how to choose a camera.

Test Footage in 4k and RAW Files

Download RAW files, MP4 and more here.

Side by side Canon C200 and Panasonic EVA1 footage, plus tests not shown on the live show including motion blur and slow motion.

(NOTE: There was an error with our original 4k file. This one is correct. Aplogies for the error.)

We’re happy to keep answering your questions, so please comment below and we can keep the conversation going!


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8 Responses to “Canon C200 vs Panasonic EVA1 – Camera Shootout 2018”

  1. Colin Elves on March 14th, 2018 1:00 pm

    Am I missing something? Why do you not shot the C200 under exposed in Raw?

  2. Rachel Mahrle on March 15th, 2018 12:02 pm
    Rachel Mahrle

    Hi Colin, this was Bruce’s choice as the test administrator. – Rachel, Z-Team

  3. Stephan List on March 14th, 2018 6:54 pm

    Hm. The test footage on Youtube is (until now) definitely not 4k.

  4. Rachel Mahrle on March 15th, 2018 12:01 pm
    Rachel Mahrle

    Hi, the YouTube video is a 4k UHD 3840 x 2160 file exported in ProRes422. We’ve double and triple checked! There are a couple of things that could be going on.
    1. Make sure you’re viewing the 4k version. Got to the wheel graphic on the YouTube player, select Quality, then the 4k option.
    2. Google Chrome is YouTube’s preferred browser, so use that if you can.
    3. It could just be your bandwidth. We’re working on putting some RAW clips into a dropbox. I’ll send you a link when it’s ready so you can look at the files yourself.
    I hope this helps!
    – Rachel, Z-Team

  5. Colin Elves on March 15th, 2018 12:47 am

    Ahh. Eventually found the 25,600 test.

  6. piotrnaumowicziotr Naumowicz on March 15th, 2018 4:54 am

    Why all the youtube videos are so low quality? This is pointless if we need to judge the result in SD quality (even when 4k is selected). Why not upload this to vimeo with 4k full quality download option?

  7. Rachel Mahrle on March 15th, 2018 12:01 pm
    Rachel Mahrle

    Hi, the YouTube video is a 4k UHD 3840 x 2160 file exported in ProRes422. We’ve double and triple checked! There are a couple of things that could be going on.
    1. Make sure you’re viewing the 4k version. Got to the wheel graphic on the YouTube player, select Quality, then the 4k option.
    2. Google Chrome is YouTube’s preferred browser, so use that if you can.
    3. It could just be your bandwidth. We’re working on putting some RAW clips into a dropbox. I’ll send you a link when it’s ready so you can look at the files yourself.
    I hope this helps!
    – Rachel, Z-Team

  8. Önundur Hafsteinn Pálsson on March 18th, 2018 2:41 pm

    Somebody’s having fun with the pan button in the live stream?

About the Author


Rachel has been with Zacuto since 2009. She began working in the sales department and moved to marketing in 2013. In her role as Digital Marketing Director she oversees the gear loan and review program, social media, blog content, zacuto.com, and works with the team on overall marketing strategy. Rachel has a BA in Theatre with a focus on Directing from Arizona State University. Those who have spoken with her on the phone know she occasionally reveals her homeland by slipping into a British accent. Rachel likes tear-jerker sports movies, reading cookbooks for pleasure, and crossword puzzles. Contact her at rachel@zacuto.com

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