Bringing Canon's expertise and decades of experience designing sensors, lenses, image processing and design
to the world of motion picture capture, the Canon 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, theCanon EOS C300provides 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 operateCanonEOS C300 is designed to please cinematographers for any production large and small, on location or in the studio,
from shoestring to Hollywood budgets.
TheCanon EOS C300 offers compatibility with virtually every cinema lens in production today, while its
compact and modular design and compatibility with third-party accessories enable it to meet virtually any production need while keeping costs down. 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, theCanon EOS C300 is ready to go to work.
New Canon Super 35mm CMOS Sensor Modeled on the Super 35mm 3-perf motion picture film standard, the Canon CMOS sensor has an active image size of 24.4 x 13.5mm. It
uses 3840 (H) x 2160 (V) photosites to perform the crucial optoelectronic transformation of digital imaging. Each photosite is a generous 6.4 x 6.4 micrometers in area and each has a microlens
that ensures the highest efficiency in light transfer to the individual photodiode. Proprietary technologies within the photosite simultaneously lower the image sensor noise floor while
enhancing the photon capacity of the photodiode - a combination that assures superb dynamic range. The image sensor employs an innovative readout technique that delivers full bandwidth
individual RGB video components without the need for any debayering algorithms. Each of these components has a 1920 (H) x 1080 (V) sampling structure at up to 60 frames. From these original video
components, a 1080-line 60i format or a 1280 (H) x 720 (V) at 60P HD format are selectively derived.
Wide Dynamic Range The EOS C300 incorporates the first Canon CMOS sensor designed specifically for high frame rate motion pictures, offering not only
high resolution and shallow depth-of-field but also high sensitivity with low noise. Working together, Canon's Super 35mm sensor and DIGIC DV III Image Processor achieve a remarkably high
signal-to-noise ratio that enables recordings with great detail and dynamic range even in minimal light.
Canon Log Gamma Shooting in Canon Log mode, cinematographers can set the camera
exposure value using their customary light meter practices. Canon Log is a special nonlinear transfer function embodied within the DIGIC DV III RGB video processing system. This transfer function is
specifically designed to facilitate the post-production of digital images originating in Cinema EOS in a manner similar to the post-production of images digitally transferred from motion picture
film (the contemporary DI process). By managing the disposition of quantization bits, Canon Log ensures excellent tonal reproduction within both highlight and low-light regions of a given digital
image - maintaining a total dynamic range of 800%. These sophisticated video grading processes restructure a new digital representation achieving a sought-after creative look on a quality
reference display. Low Light/High ISO Ability A dark and stormy night? With the EOS C300, it's no problem. The combination of sensor and image processor render an extraordinary
signal-to-noise ratio and as such make shooting at high ISO (up to ISO 16000) a breeze.
Reduced Rolling Shutter and Moiré
Artifacting The EOS C300 uses enhanced signal processing to minimize rolling shutter skews and to reduce moiré artifacts. A high-speed readout significantly reduces the subjective visibility of the
vertical skewing on fast-moving horizontal subjects, a typical pitfall of the CMOS image sensor neutralized by Canon
Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor Designed and built by Canon for the highest HD RGB processing, the DIGIC DV III Image Processor uses proprietary circuits and
architecture to deliver the highest image quality at the highest speeds, with low power consumption and minimal heat output. It processes the RGB representations originated in the single CMOS
sensor of the camera into three channels (Red, Blue and Green) to maintain the rich resolution and clean color fidelity formerly
possible only in three-chip sensor designs.
Canon XF Codec XF Codec Image Quality To create digital files robust enough for major post-production,
the EOS C300 delivers the highest image quality with its XF Codec - the same codec used by other Canon XF - professional camcorders. With 4:2:2 color sampling, image files have double the vertical
resolution of color components created with 4:2:0 color sampling, minimizing jagged edges between red and blue and ensuring ample quality for chroma key compositing with green screens. Thanks to
the Canon XF Codec and the EOS C300's superior resolution, original color quality and cinematic look will hold up through post-production - with results that meet or exceed the filmmakers
Fully Compatible with New & Existing EF-mount Lenses Canon EOS C300 with EF-Lens Mount To integrate easily into the working style and equipment array of
film crews and production houses, the EOS C300 with a Canon EF-lens mount is completely compatible with all of Canon's EF lenses, including compact primes, super telephotos, specialty Tilt-Shift,
Macro and Fisheye lenses - over 60 in all.
EF and L-Series Lenses A unique combination of the world's most advanced optical, microelectronic, and precision manufacturing technologies, the
Canon's EF lenses, compatible with the EOS C300, are perfected in Canon's laboratories and proven in the field. Whatever the application, whatever the budget, there are Canon EF lenses perfect
for nearly every scenario. Their compatibility not only affords the Cinema EOS access to some of the finest optics on the market, it opens up myriad possibilities with Canon's superlative specialty
lenses, including a range of Tilt-Shift lenses, Close-up lenses and even Canon's amazing EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye Zoom.
- Canon EF Cinema Lenses - Broad Compatibility with EOS Cameras - Canon EF Cinema Zoom Lenses
Canon EF Cinema Prime Lenses The brilliant series of Cinema EF Prime lenses offers spectacular 4K-image quality in lightweight, compact designs. Three models for
EF mount cameras - CN-E24mm T1.5 L F, CN-E50mm T1.3 L F, and CN-E85mm T1.3 L F - offer consistent form factors and marking optimized for motion picture production. Whether you shoot with a
Canon EOS C300 or EOS DSLR, the compact and consistent lens design makes for excellent handling. Audiences will also love the results from the 11-blade aperture diaphragms, fast t-stops and proven
Canon lens elements.
Ergonomics & Design Designed with Filmmakers in Mind With everything a cinematographer needs, the EOS C300 comes ready
to produce. A logical layout of buttons and dials make operation simple. A lock switch turns off all controls except the recording button and function buttons. Small ridges between the buttons help
prevent activating functions by mistake. A backlit display panel is great for low-light viewing. A tally lamp is clearly visible from
the side or behind the camera.
Compact and Modular Design The EOS C300 body is surprisingly small (5.24" x 7.0" x 6.7") and easily hand-held at just over 3 lbs. There is a bright 1.55
megapixel electronic viewfinder that comes bundled with a removable combination 4-inch, 1.23 megapixel monitor and control panel. The camera also has a removable hand grip with a control dial and
function buttons for hand-held shooting in DSLR style - or remove it and use the supplied thumb rest for completely stripped down shooting. The EOS C300 has a manually-operated built-in Neutral
Density glass filter offering 1/4, 1/16 and 1/64th steps of filtering. Hand-held or using a tripod, on location or in the studio, even on 3-D rigs, the EOS C300 fits shooting situations
that are challenging for larger cameras.
CF Memory Card Recording For versatility and reliability, the EOS C300's recording and terminal specifications are completely compatible with the
prevailing industry standards. It records to CF cards through dual slots. From a cost and reliability standpoint, CF cards have no equal. Solid state, and easy to find, 2 hours of 4:2:2 50 Mbps
footage can be recorded on two reusable and hot swappable 32 GB CF cards with ease. It's even possible to record to two CF cards simultaneously and relay-record for uninterrupted shots and copy
from one card to another.
- Multiple Recording Formats and Advanced Recording - Connectivity - Full Manual Control and Focusing Aids - WFT Wireless Remote Control over Wi-Fi
What's in the Box -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 (also available as optional accessory) -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
Specifications Standard Definition or High Definition High Definition
Power Supply (rated) 7.4V DC (battery pack), 8.4V DC (DC-IN)
Recording/Codec Signal System: NTSC and PAL Compression: 8 Bit MPEG-2 Long GOP Color Space: 4:2:2 at 50Mbps recording Maximum Bit Rate: 50Mbps (CBR) Canon Log Gamma: Available File Format: MXF (OP-1a)
Audio Linear PCM; 2-Channel; 16-Bit; 48kHz Built-in Microphone: None External Audio Inputs: 2 - XLR inputs (Auto and Manual level
settings) Recording Channel Selection: Two channel recording XLR Mic Trimming: Available; -12dB, -6 dB, 0dB or +12dB Recording Level Adjustment Range: - Infinity to +18dB Phantom Power: Available: +48V Headphone Adjustment: 16 Settings; Volume is muted at lowest
setting 1KHz Tone: Available: -12, -18 or -20 dB
Image Sensor Sensor Type: CMOS sensor (single-panel), equivalent to Super
35mm Sensor Size: 24.6 x 13.8mm effective screen size (6.4 x 6.4
micrometer pixel pitch) Scanning System: Progressive Number of Sensors: 1 Filter: RGB Primary Color Filter (Bayer Array) Imaging Processor: DIGIC DV III
Effective Pixels Approx. 8.29 megapixels (3840 x 2160)
Total Pixels Approx. 9.84 megapixels (4206 x 2340)
Max. Movie Recording Time 64GB Compact Flash (CF) card Greater capacity is possible when both are used. 25Mbps: 310 minutes 35Mbps: 225 minutes 50Mbps: 160 minutes
Lens Interchangeable: EF mount
Focusing System Manual; Autofocus system not available
Max. Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
ISO Range 320 to 20,000, 1-stop or 1/3-stop
ND Filter Settings Mechanical ND filter system with option of clear, 2 stops, 4 stops,
and 6 stops
White Balance Auto, Manual, 2 Custom (2000K - 150,00K in 100K increments),
Minimum Illumination Full AUTO mode: TBA lux Manual mode: TBA lux
Illumination Correction Compensates for each lens' light fall-off. Lens specific data
stored in firmware
Genlock Terminal BNC (input only)
HD/SD-SDI Terminal BNC (output only), with embedded audio
Timecode Terminals BNC (input/output), Sync Out (BNC)
Viewfinder 0.52-inch diagonal, color 16:9 rotatable LCD +2.0 to -5.5 diopter eye adjustment LCD Screen (Monitor Unit) 4-inch diagonal, 1.23 megapixel color 16:9 rotatable LCD 100% field of view adj. brightness, contrast, color, sharpness and backlight
Microphone None built-in
Recording Media CF Card (Type 1 Only): 2 slots (Movie files); UDMA supported SD Card: 1 slot: Still images, Custom Picture Data*, Clip Metadata
and menu settings *Custom Picture Data and settings are not compatible with data from
other Canon models
USB Terminal N/A
Video Terminal Same as HD/SD-SDI Terminal
Audio Terminal XLR 3-pin jack (2), Switchable between MIC/LINE
HDMI Terminal Yes (Type A), output only
AV Mini-terminal/Headphone Terminal 3.5mm stereo mini-jack
WFT Terminal For compatible Wi-Fi Accessory
Operating Temperature Range Performance: 32°-104°F / 0°-40°C, 85% (relative
humidity) Operation: 23°-113°F / -5°-45°C, 60% (relative
Dimensions (W x H x D) EOS C300 + Thumb Rest: 5.2 x 7.0 x 6.7 in / 133 x 179 x 171mm EOS C300 + Grip: 6.9 x 7.0 x 6.7 in / 174 x 179 x 171mm Camera + Monitor: 7.3 x 9.8 x 7.4 in / 185 x 249 x 187mm Camera + Handle + Monitor: 7.3 x 11.2 x 11.9 in / 185 x 284 x
(not including lens hood, eyecup, grip belt)
Weight (not including lens) Main Unit: EOS C300: 3.2 lb / 1430g Grip: 8.1 oz / 230g Monitor Unit: 1.4 lb / 620g Handle Unit: 6.3 oz / 180g Thumb Rest: 0.35 oz / 10g BP-955 Battery: 7.8 oz / 220g Attachment fitting: 0.32 oz / 9g CF Cards x 2: 0.63 oz / 18g Measure hook: 0.11 oz / 3g Body Cap, Camera Cover (either type): 0.63 oz / 18g EOS C300 w/: Grip, Monitor, BP-955, 2@CF 5.6 lb / 2520g Grip, Monitor, Handle, BP-955, 2@CF 6.0 lb / 2700g