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Canon EOS C300 EF Super 35mm CMOS Sensor Camcorder

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Canon EOS C300 EF Super 35mm CMOS Sensor Camcorder 50Mb/s Broadcast Codec On-Board

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A ground-breaking professional cine camera, EOS C300 fuses Canon¿s proven video technology and lens heritage with EOS creativity. Interchangeable EF lenses give unprecedented freedom to tell every story.

Leave No Story Untold.
Bringing Canon's expertise and decades of experience designing sensors, lenses, image processing and design to the world of motion picture capture, the EOS C300 camera has been designed to meet the demanding needs of cinema industry professionals, providing a modular, portable and eminently adaptable system of cameras, lenses and accessories built for moviemaking in the 21st century.

Featuring a unique Super 35mm Canon CMOS sensor, revolutionary Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor and 50 Mbps 4:2:2 codec, the EOS C300 provides outstanding cinema quality movie capture. Compact, modular and compatible with Canon's existing line-up of EF and new EF Cinema lenses as well as accessories from third parties, the stunningly simple to operate EOS C300 is designed to please cinematographers for any production large and small, on location or in the studio, from shoestring to Hollywood budgets.

The EOS C300 has a Canon EF lens mount and is compatible with all of Canon's new EF Cinema lenses and current EF lenses, including compact primes, super telephotos, specialty tilt-shift, macro and fisheye - over 60 in all. Designed with SMPTE HD production standards, its MPEG-2 codec is an internationally recognized standard compatible with major NLE applications while additional features such as Canon Log ensure seamless integration with existing production workflows, making post-production easy. And with an entire support infrastructure designed to help you get the most from your equipment before, during and after production, the EOS C300 is ready to go to work.

8.3MP Super 35mm CMOS sensor; Full HD
Interchangeable lens (EF mount)
Compact, modular, lightweight
50Mbps MPEG-2 MXF to CF card
High sensitivity, low noise
Canon Log Gamma
24.00p for movie production
Wi-Fi remote control
Seamless workflow integration


Camera
SensorSuper35mm type CMOS
SystemRGB primary colour filter (Bayer array)
Total pixels per sensor9.84 megapixels
Effective pixels per sensor8.29 megapixels
Minimum illuminationNTSC Mode 0.3 Lux
[F1.2 lens , 24 dB, 29.97P mode, shutter speed 1/30]
PAL Mode 0.25 Lux
[F1.2 lens, 24 dB, 25.00P mode, shutter speed 1/25]
SensitivityNTSC: F9
[1920x1080/59.94i , ISO640 (0dB), 2000 Lux, 89.9% reflection]
PAL: F10
[1920x1080/50.00i , ISO640 (0dB) , 2000 Lux, 89.9% reflection]
S/N RatioNTSC: 54dB (Typical)
[1920x1080/PF30, Canon Log base sensitivity ISO850 (Dynamic range 800%)]
PAL: 54dB (Typical)
[1920x1080/25.00P, Canon Log base sensitivity ISO850 (Dynamic range 800%)]
Horizontal ResolutionUp to 1000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode), depends on lens used
Lens MountPL Mount
Peripheral illumination correctionNo
ND filter3 glass filters in camera body: 2 stops; 4 stops; 6 stops. Operate via body or wireless control
Focus controlManual via lens.
Iris controlManual via lens
Image stabilization systemNo
TypeDIGIC DV III
Recording
Video storage mediaType 1 Compact Flash memory cards (2 card slots)
TypeUDMA4, 30MB/s or faster (40MB/s or faster for Fast/Slow recording)
Recording time64GB CF card: Up to 160mins (1080/50i @ 50 Mbps)
Recording file formatMaterial eXchange Format (MXF); OP-1a pattern
Recording formatMPEG-2 Long GOP
50Mbps CBR (4:2:2) MPEG-2 422@PHL;
35Mbps VBR (4:2:0) MPEG-2 MP@HL;
25Mbps CBR (4:2:0) MPEG-2 MP@H14
Recording frame rate50Mbps: 1920 x 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 24.00p, 23.98p;
1280 x 720/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24.00p, 23.98p.
35Mbps: 1920 x 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p;
1280 x 720/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p.
25Mbps: 1440 x 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p.
Slow/Fast motionYes 720p: 1-60fps in 1fps steps
1080p: 1-30fps in 1fps steps
(available options may differ according to recording mode selected)
Interval RecordYes. 1, 2, 3, 6, 9 or 12 frames, 25 time intervals
(available options may differ according to recording mode selected)
Frame RecordYes. 1, 2, 3, 6, 9 or 12 frames
(available options may differ according to recording mode selected)
Pre Record (cache record)Yes (3 seconds)
Relay RecordingYes
Double Slot (simultaneous) RecordingYes
Scan ReverseYes. Up/down, left/right, up/down/left/right image inversion.
HD->SD conversionNo
Internal Data TransferMovie: Yes (CF card to CF card)
Photo storage mediaSD/SDHC memory card
Still qualityDuring video recording: 1920 x 1080;
During playback: 1920x1080
System
Size10.1 cm (4"), 100% view
Dots1.23 million
Image quality adjustmentsBrightness, contrast, colour, sharpness, backlight, black & white
AdjustableUp/down/left/right according to camera configuration
Waveform MonitorWaveform Monitor and Vectorscope
Focus AssistPeaking; Magnifying; Edge Monitor (using waveform display)
PeakingPeaking 1, Peaking 2 (Colour, Gain, Frequency customisable for each)
ZebraLevel 1; Level 2; Both Output via HD-SDI or HDMI
MarkersOn/Off (Aspect ratio, Aspect marker, Safety Zone Area, Safety Zone, Grid, Horizontal, Centre)
Image quality adjustmentsBrightness, contrast, colour, sharpness, backlight, black & white
AdjustableVertical tilt
Correction lens+ 2.0 to -5.5 diopters
Audio inXLR inputs with 48V phantom power (x2), 3.5mm microphone input jack
Headphone output3.5mm stereo jack
Video monitor outputYes (BNC, SD output only via Synch terminal)
HDMIYes (Type A, output only)
USBNo
HD/SD-SDI outputYes (BNC, output only, embedded audio and time code)
Time codeYes (BNC, switchable input/output)
GenlockYes (BNC, input only)
SynchYes (BNC, output only, 5 modes: HD Sync, HD-Y, SD blackburst, SD composite, Off)
Component outNo
AV terminalNo
DC inputYes
Remote Control Terminal2.5mm mini jack
Wireless Control TerminalYes (optional accessory required for wireless control)
Colour BarsEBU, SMPTE, ARIB
Tally lampYes
Accessory shoeYes (cold shoe, 3 locations: top of body, top of handle, front of handle)
Custom keyYes (15 assignable buttons; select from 30 functions)
Shooting Functions
Exposure meteringManual exposure determined by shutter setting, iris setting, ISO/gain setting and ND filter setting
Exposure compensationNo
Auto Exposure modeNo
Push Auto IrisNo
Exposure LockNo
Auto Gain Control settingNo
ISO Sensitivity1-stop display: 320¹, 400, 800, [850]², 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 80000 1/3rd stop display: 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, [850]², 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800, 16000, 80000¹
Gain settingNORMAL: -6dB, -3dB, 0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 9dB, 12dB, 15dB, 18dB, 21dB, 24dB, 30dB; FINE: 0 dB to 24 dB (0.5 dB increments).
Control ModesOff; Speed; Angle; Clear Scan (CS); Slow Shutter (SLS)
Shutter speed1/3 to 1/2000 depending on frame rate and Shutter Control Mode
Shutter Angle11.25º to 360º depending on frame rate
Slow Shutter (SLS)1/3, 1/4, 1/6, 1/8, 1/12, 1/15, 1/25, 1/30 depending on frame rate
Clear Scan59.94i/p: 59.94 - 250.27Hz;
50i/p: 50 to 250.78Hz;
29.97p: 29.97 - 250.27Hz;
25p: 25 to 250.78Hz;
23.98/24p: 23.98 - 250.27Hz
Stored Configurations9, including 2 presets (CINEMA and EOS Std)
Storage MediumSD/SDHC memory card (all customisation data and metadata), up to 20 Custom Pictures per card
Gamma8 profiles
Canon Log GammaYes
Master Pedestal-50 to +50
SharpnessAdjustment for Level, H Detail Freq., Coring, HV Detail Balance, Limit, Select, Knee Aperture and Level dependent sharpness
Noise reductionOff, On (1 to 12)
Skin detailOff, Low, Middle, High / Hue, Chroma, Brightness, Area, Y Level
Selective Noise ReductionOff, Low, Middle, High / Hue, Chroma, Brightness, Area, Y Level
Colour matrixPhase, Gain and RGB adjustment, in tandem with Gamma selection
White balance-50 to +50 white balance offset for R,G,B
Colour correctionArea selection / area revision of two areas
Setup level-50 to +50 On/Off
Clip 100% IRELimits output to 100% after setup adjustment
Auto White BalanceYes
PresetDaylight (5400K), Tungsten (3200K), Kelvin (2000K-15000K, 100K intervals), Set A, Set B
White Balance ShiftYes. -9 to +9 (Daylight and Tungsten only)
Black balance adjustmentYes
Count up systemRegen, RecRun, FreeRun, Hold (Drop frame available for some frame rates), NDF only in 24P
Start value setting“00:00:00:00”, Set/Reset selectable
Audio Recording16-bit 2ch (48 kHz) linear PCM
ControlIndependent limiters and auto/manual settings
Microphone attenuationYes
Microphone level meterYes
Dimensions
DimensionsApprox 133 x 179 x 177mm (thumbrest attached);
Approx 174 x 179 x 177mm (grip attached);
Approx 185 x 284 x 301mm (grip, monitor unit and handle attached)
Weight (camera only)1630g
Weight (fully equipped)Approx 2900g (grip, monitor unit, handle, BP-955, 2x CF card)
EOS C300 Body (with Grip/Camera cover R-F-3)
Monitor unit
Handle unit
Battery Pack BP-955 (also available as optional accessory)
Battery Charger CG-940
Compact Power Adapter CA-940 (also available as optional accessory)
Eye Cup
Viewfinder Cap
Thumb rest
Tripod base TB-1
WFT Attachment
Measuring Hook
AC Cable x2
DC Cable (for CA-940)
Shoulder Strap SS-1200
XF Utilities Disc Ver. 3.0
XF Utilities Disc Ver. 3.0

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