Canon C300 MKIICanon C300 MKII

Canon EOS C300 Mark II 4K Cinema Camera

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A game-changer for creative filmmaking

EOS C300 Mark II captures stunning 4K/Full HD video with an incredible 15 stops of Dynamic Range

The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera is based on outstanding Mark I. Canon has introduced a wide range of features into Mark II like 4K/2K/FullHD internal and external recording (including 4K RAW output) and new 10-bit Canon Log 2 Gamma. On top of that there is an expanded dynamic range of 15 stops, improved Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus, focus assist and CFast recording technology.

With all those improvements C300 would be perfect for studio production applications, TV dramas, independent productions, commercials sports and more.

Super 35mm CMOS Sensor

At the heart of Canon C300 Mark II lies Super 35mm 4K CMOS sensor. This sensor supports 4k (DCI) recording with a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels. The camera fully utilizes the image data delivered by this 4K CMOS sensor to also enable Over Sampling HD Processing for 2K (DCI) and Full HD1080/60p recording.

Dual Pixel CMOS AF

The EOS C300 Mark II’s innovative automatic features let you concentrate on the action.
These include Dual Pixel CMOS AF with 80% vertical and 80% horizontal coverage, Face Detection AF* and Auto white balance. Enhanced AF offers the ability to select AF speed* and AF subject tracking characteristics ensure that focusing is more natural.
*with compatible lenses

Key benefits

  • High bitrate internal 4K recording with external RAW
  • High dynamic range files, ideal for post production
  • Seamlessly integrate with professional workflows
  • Automatic features make independent shooting easy
  • Shoot with confidence in low light with low noise

CAMERA

Image Sensor

Sensor

Super35mm type CMOS

System

RGB primary colour filter (Bayer array)

Total pixels per sensor

9.84 megapixels

Effective pixels per sensor

Approx. 8.85 megapixels when 4096 x 2160/2048 x 1080 resolution selected
Approx.8.29 megapixels when 3840 x 2160 or 1920 x 1080 resolution selected

Minimum illumination

59.94Hz Mode: 0.45 Lux [F1.2 lens, ISO 26500, shutter speed 1/30]
50.00Hz Mode: 0.38 Lux [F1.2 lens, ISO 26500, shutter speed 1/25]

Sensitivity

59.94Hz Mode F10 [2048×1080/59.94P, ISO 800 2000 Lux, 89.9% reflection]
50Hz Mode: F11 [2048×1080/59.94P, ISO 800 2000 Lux, 89.9% reflection]

S/N Ratio

59.94Hz Mode 67dB (Typical)
1920 x 1080/29.97P, Canon Log2 / Log3 base sensitivity ISO 800 (Dynamic range 1600%)]
50Hz Mode: 67dB (Typical)
[1920×1080/25P, Canon Log2 / Log3 base sensitivity ISO 800 (Dynamic range 1600%)]

Dynamic Range

Up to 14-stops with Canon Log3, 1600% ISO 800 or above
Up to 15-stops with Canon Log2, 1600% ISO 800 or above
Up to 12-stops with Canon Log / Wide DR: 800% ISO 400 or above

Horizontal Resolution

Up to 1800 TV lines or more depends 0n shooting resolution and on lens used.

Lens

Lens Mount

Canon EF Mount. EF with Cinema Lock or PL mount available (optional upgrade)

Focal length adjustment

3840 x 2160 or 1920 x 1080 resolution: Actual focal length x approx. 1.53
4096 x 2160 or 2048 x 1080 resolution: Actual focal length x approx. 1.46
As indicated for EF-S lenses and Canon cine zoom lenses

Peripheral illumination correction

YES (dependent on lens used)

ND filter

6 glass filters in camera body: 2 stops; 4 stops; 6 stops,8 stops,10 stops¹. Operate via body, wireless control or via RC-V100 Remote Control Unit.

Focus control

Via lens, wireless control or wired remote (dependent on lens used)
One shot AF with EF Lenses (Not available with Manual Focus, CINEMA Zoom, Cine Servo or Prime lenses).

Iris control

Via body, grip, wireless control or wired remote. Push AI available with EF lens (Not available with CINEMA lenses)
1/2-stop, 1/3-stop or FINE control.
Possible to maintain constant F-number during zoom.

Image stabilization system

Depends on lens used

Image Processor

Type

Dual DIGIC DV5

RECORDING

Video storage media

CFast2.0™ and SD card supported. Simultaneous Recording to CFast2.0™ and External Device possible.
VPG130 protocol for CFast2.0 card supported.

Recording time

Depending on card used and resolution/ bit rate selected

Recording file format

XF-AVC (Material eXchange Format (MXF))

Recording Standard

Video Compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio Recording: Linear PCM (16bit/24bit- 48kHz – 4ch)
File Format: XF-AVC (MXF)
Bit rate: Intra 410/225/220/110Mbps, LongGOP 50Mbps
Long GOP: 35 or 24 Mbps (for proxy recording on SD cards)

Recording format: CFast 2.0™ Card

Intraframe recording
Resolution: 4096×2160/3840×2160/2048×1080/1920×1080 Signal configuration: YCC422 10bit/(*)RGB444 (12bit/10bit)
(*) Only with 2048×1080 or 1920×1080; 29.97P, 23.98P, 25.00P and 24.00P
Long GOP recording
Resolution: 2048×1080/1920×1080
Signal configuration: YCC422 10bit

Recording format: SD Card

Movies: Long GOP recording only (*)
Resolution: 2048×1080/1920×1080
Signal configuration: YCC420 8bit Photo: JPEG
Resolution: 2048×1080/1920×1080
(*) Proxy recording using low bit rate

Recording frame rate

59.94 Hz: 59.94i/59.94P/29.97P/23.98P (Depending on resolution selected)
50.00Hz: 50.00i/50.00P/25.00P (Depending on resolution selected
24.Hz: 24.00P

Slow/Fast motion

59.94Hz:59.94P
2K (2048×1080/1920×1080) 1 to 60 FPS
2K CROP (*1)(2048×1080/1920×1080) max 120 FPS
29.97P
4K (4096×2160/3840×2160) 1 – 30 FPS
2K (2048×1080/1920×1080) max 60 FPS**
2K CROP * (2048×1080/1920×1080) max 120 FPS **
23.98P
4K (4096×2160/3840×2160 max 30 FPS
2K (2048×1080/1920×1080) max 120 FPS **
2K CROP * (2048×1080/1920×1080) max 120 FPS**
50.00Hz
50.00P
2K (2048×1080/1920×1080) 1 – 50 FPS
2K CROP * (2048×1080/1920×1080) max 100FPS **
25.00P
4K (4096×2160/3840×2160) 1 – 25 FPS
2K (2048×1080/1920×1080) max 50 FPS **
2K CROP * (2048×1080/1920×1080) max 100FPScz**
24.00Hz
4K (4096×2160/3840×2160) max 30 FPS
2K (2048×1080/1920×1080) max 60 FPS**
2K CROP * (2048×1080/1920×1080) max 100FPS**

Interval Record

Yes

Frame Record

Yes

Pre Record (cache record)

Yes

Relay Recording

Yes

Double Slot (simultaneous) Recording

Yes

Scan Reverse

Yes: Both / Vertical/ Horizontal /Off

HD->SD conversion

No

Internal Data Transfer

Yes. Clips can be copied from CFast2.0™ to CFast2.0™ card internally in Media Mode.

Photo storage media

SD Card

Still quality

2048 x 1080/1920 x 1080

SYSTEM

LCD

Size

4” (10.1 cm diagonal) color wide-screen LCD with 16:9 aspect ratio

Dots

Approx. 1.23 million dots (854 x RGB x 480), 100% field of view
coverage

Image quality adjustments

Super High, High or Normal can be selected as the luminance adjustment. Others are
same as for the viewfinder.

Adjustable

Yes

Waveform Monitor

Yes

Focus Assist

Yes

Peaking

Yes

Zebra

Yes

Markers

Yes

EVF

Size

0.46” (1.18 cm on the diagonal), color organic EL display with a wide-screen 16:9 aspect ratio

Type

Organic LED

Dots

Approx. 1770,000 dots (1024 x RGB x 576)

Image quality adjustments

Adjustment of the viewfinder brightness, contrast, color, sharpness and luminance
boosting (on/off) can be performed (using menu settings).

Adjustable

Yes

Correction lens

+2.0 to -5.5 diopter

Inputs/Outputs

Audio in

Yes: 2x XLR input on monitor unit, 3.5mm input on Camera Body

Headphone output

Yes Output impedance 50Ω or less, Reference signal output level 50Ω or less
Reference signal output level -∞ to -12 dBV (with 16Ω load, volume from MIN to MAX)

Video/Audio output

MON., REC OUT terminals: BNC Jack
Video[HD]: SMPTE 292, SMPTE 274 [3G]: SMPTE 424, SMPTE 425
Audio[HD]: SMPTE ST 299-1 [3G]: SMPTE ST 299-2
Output impedance 75Ω, Output signal level 0.8Vp-p

HDMI

HDMI terminal (type A) Complies with HDMI specifications. Video/Audio output

IEEE 1394 (Firewire)

No

USB

No

Time code

BNC jack (input/output)

Genlock

BNC jack (also serves as the SYNC OUT terminal) Signal level 1.0 Vp-p, Input impedance 10KΩ

Synch

BNC jack (also serves as the SYNC OUT terminal) Signal level 1.0 Vp-p, Input impedance 10KΩ

LCD Monitor Input/Output

VIDEO terminal Canon’s proprietary specifications (special 13-pin jack)
AUDIO terminal Canon’s proprietary specifications (special 13-pin jack)

Component out

No

AV terminal

No

DC input

Yes

Remote Control Terminal

2.5mm mini jack

Wireless Control Terminal

Via optional Wi-Fi adaptor

Colour Bars

EBU, SMPTE, ARIB

Misc

Tally lamp

Yes

Accessory shoe

Yes (cold shoe, 3 locations: top of body, top of handle, front of handle)

SHOOTING FUNCTIONS

Exposure

Exposure Control and Metering

Manual, Push Auto Iris, Auto Iris (with compatible lenses).
Metering Options (a) Standard (center-weighted metering),(b) Spotlight,(c) Backlight compensation

Exposure compensation

0.25 increments from ±0 to ±2.0.

Push Auto Iris

Yes (EF and EF-S lenses. Not available with EF Cinema Lenses.)

Exposure Lock

Via Push AI Function

Auto Gain Control setting

Yes

ISO Sensitivity

1 Stop increments: [100], 160(*), 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, [51200, 102400]
[—] Displayed when ISO speed expansion is ON. (*) Displayed when ISO speed expansion is OFF.
1/3 stop increments:[100, 125], 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500,
3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800, 16000, 20000, 25600,
[32000, 40000, 51200, 64000, 80000, 102400]

Gain setting

Normal: [-6dB, -3dB], -2dB(*), 0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 9dB, 12dB, 15dB, 18dB, 21dB, 24dB, 27dB,
30dB, 33dB, 36dB, 39dB, 42dB, [45dB, 48dB, 51dB 54dB] [—] Displayed when ISO speed expansion is ON. (*) Displayed when ISO speed expansion is OFF.
Fine: Any value from -2dB to 24dB in 0.5dB increments can be set.

Shutter speed

Control Modes

Off, Speed, Angle, Clear Scan, Slow

Shutter speed

59.94 Hz
Off: 59.94(i/P) : 1/60/29.98P: 1/30 24.00P 1/24
Speed: 1/1 – 1/2000
Clear Scan: 59.94 Hz mode: 23.98 Hz (lowest) to 250.37 Hz 24.00 Hz mode: 24.00 Hz (lowest) to 250.37 Hz
Note: The frequency will differ depending on the frame rate setting.
Slow: 59.94(i/P) 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30; 29.98P 1/4, 1/8, 1/15: 24.00P 1/3, 1/6, 1/12
50.00Hz
Off: 50.00(i/P) 1/50; 25.00P 1/25
Speed:1/1 – 1/2000
Clear Scan: 24.00 Hz (lowest) to 250.40 Hz Note: The frequency will differ depending on the frame rate setting.
Slow: 50.00(i/P) 1/3, 1/6, 1/12, 1/25; 25.00P 1/3, 1/6, 1/12

Shutter Angle

59.94Hz/50.00Hz: 360.00, 240.00, 180.00, 120.00, 90.00, 60.00, 45.00, 30.00, 22.50, 15.00, 11.25

Focus Systems

AF Options

Dependent on the interchangeable lens used and User Selected Mode. Dual Pixel CMOS AF (CMOS AF), Contrast AF

AF Modes

One-Shot AF, Continuous AF and AF-Boosted MF are the available modes. All of these modes take effect when the AF/MF switch of the EF lens is at the AF setting

Face Detection AF

Yes; Face Priority or Face Only

Dual Pixel CMOS AF

Yes. Compatible with all EF Mount Lenses (Except Manual Focus Only models)

Custom Picture

Stored Configurations

7 presets:
Canon Log2 : Cinema Gamut, BT.2020, DCI-P3, BT.709
Canon Log, Canon Log3
BT.2020, BT.709

Storage Medium

Internal or SD card

Gamma Setting Options

Canon Log /Canon Log2/Canon Log3/Wide DR/EOS Std.Normal 1 (STANDARD)/Normal 2 (4.0x)/Normal 3 (BT.709)
Normal 4 (5.0x)

Colour Space Settings

Cinema Gamut/BT.2020 Gamut/DCI-P3 Gamut/BT.709 Gamut

Colour Matrix Settings

Neutral/Production Camera/Cinema EOS Original/Video/EOS Std./OFF

Customisable and protected settings

Yes

Black Gamma

Yes

Low Key Saturation

Yes

Knee

Yes

Sharpness

Yes

Noise reduction

Yes

Skin detail

Yes

Selective Noise Reduction

Yes

Colour matrix

Yes

White balance

Yes

Colour correction

Yes

Setup level

Yes

Press

Yes

Clip 100% IRE

Yes

White balance

Auto

Yes

Kelvin Range

2000K to 15000K, 100K intervals, Default 5500K

Preset

Daylight/Tungsten

White Balance Shift

Yes, -9 to +9 (Daylight or Tungsten Preset selected)

Black balance

Black balance adjustment

Yes

Time code

Countup system

Regen, RecRun, FreeRun, External, Hold (Drop frame available for NTSC Mode)

Start value setting

“00:00:00:00”, Set/Reset selectable

Audio

Recording

Linear PCM (16-bit/24-bit – 48kHz – 4Ch (MXF Rec))

Control

Independent limiters and auto/manual settings

Microphone attenuation

Yes

Microphone level meter

Yes

ACCESSORIES

Supplied

Monitor Unit, Handle Unit, Thumbrest, WFT Attachment, Tripod Adaptor Base, Eye Cup, CVF Cap, Shoulder Strap
Battery Charger CG-10, AC Adaptor CA-A10, AC Cable, Battery Pack BP-A30, hex wrench, hexagon screw set,
UN-5 Cable (X2)Lithium battery CR2025, Bracket

Optional (includes discontinued items)

Canon Battery Pack BP-A30 (included with C300 Mark II)/BP-A60
OLED Electronic ViewFinder, EVF-V70
Clamp Base CL-V1 (for EVF-V70)
Canon AC adapter CA-A10
Canon Battery Charger CG-A10
Canon Remote Controller RC-V100
Canon shoulder strap SS-1200 (provided with the C300 Mark II)
Canon Tripod Adapter TA-100
Canon Tripod base TB-1
Canon Wireless transmitter WFT-E6/WFT-E8
Canon GPS Receiver GP-E1
Canon unit cable UN-5 (provided)/UN-10 (purchased separately)
Canon microphone adapter MA-400 (optional accessory)
Canon rod clamp RD-1 (purchased separately)

Battery

Battery Type

BP-A30 (included),BP-A60 (optional)

Input Power Supply

14.4 V DC (battery pack), 16.7 V DC (DC IN)

Power Consumption

19.2W (4096×2160/3840x 2160, 410Mbps/25P; 20.5W (2048×1080/1920×1080, 310Mbps 50P) (Approx.)

Continuous Recording Time

Supplied BP-A30 (3100mAh): Up to 130 minutes
Optional BP-A60 (6200mAh) : Up to 270 minutes
(4K recording, 410Mbps, 25.00P)

MISCELLANEOUS

Dimensions

Approx. 149 x 183 x 183 mm (5.9 x 7.2 x 7.2 in) [C300 Mark II + thumb rest]
Approx. 190 x 183 x 187 mm (7.5 x 7.2 x 7.4 in) [C300 Mark II + grip]
Approx. 190 x 265 x 226 mm (7.5 x 10.4 x 8.9 in)
[C300 Mark II +grip+bracket+handle unit]
Approx. 190 x 307 x 362 mm (7.5 x 12.1 x 12.8 in)
[C300 Mark II +grip+bracket+handle unit+monitor unit]

Detachable handle

Yes

Weight (camera only)

EF Mount: 1770g (3.9lb) PL Mount: 2000g (4.4lb) EF Mount with Cinema Lock: 1850g (4.1lb)

Weight (fully equipped)

EF Mount: 3435g (7.6lb) with supplied battery

Operating Temperature range

Approx. 0°C to 40°C, 85% (relative humidity)
Approx. -5°C to 45°C, 60% (relative humidity)

Disclaimers

All specifications are subject to change without notice

* The 2K area at the center of the 4K area is cropped and recorded. The size of the image is doubled

** depending on recording mode

Canon is an authorized licensee of the CFast 2.0™ trademark, which may be registered in various jurisdictions

Footnotes

ND filter – ¹ 8 and 10 Stop ND selected via expansion option in menu

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  • C700
  • C300 MKII

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  • CN 70- 200mm
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  • CN20
  • CN7
  • Cine Zooms

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  • DP-V2420
  • DP-V2411
  • DP-V1710

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UK customers only.