Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II Camcorder Body (PL Lens Mount)

Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II Camcorder Body (PL Lens Mount)

Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II Camcorder Body (PL Lens Mount)

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Product Highlights

  • Super 35mm CMOS Sensor
  • 4K,1920x1080 60/50i, 23.98/25p True 24p
  • Canon XF AVC H.264 Codec
  • PL Lens Mount
  • Rotating 4" LCD Monitor
  • 2 x 3G-SDI Output, 2x XLR Inputs
  • 2 x CFast Card Slots
  • Timecode I/O, Genlock In & Sync Out
  • Canon Log 3 Gamma
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Mount Type: PL Mount

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  • 1Description

The PL-mount Cinema EOS C300 Mark II Camcorder Body features a Super 35mm CMOS. This provides faster and more accurate autofocusing to assist users when operating with small crews. Canon's Log 3 Gamma supports 14 stops of dynamic range.

The PL lens mount features compatibility not only with a broad range of compatible cine lenses from manufacturers like Angenieux and Zeiss, but also with Canon's burgeoning line of EF Cinema lenses for PL mount. The Super 35mm sensor is paired with the Canon DIGIC DV 5 image processor, which uses an innovative method of breaking out red, green, and blue data to enable color performance on a level that would otherwise require three separate chips. The camera records up to Full HD resolution video to CFast 1 cards using the XF-AVC codec, and H.264 format in MXF wrapper. For more flexibility to adjust your image during postproduction, the camera also offers Canon's Log gamma mode, which results in excellent tonal reproduction in the highlight and lowlight regions of an image, and an expanded dynamic range.

In terms of connections, the camcorder features two 3G-SDI outputs, timecode I/O, and genlock input BNCs. The body has a modular design that can either be stripped down completely or be built up using the included handle, 4" rotating LCD unit with full controls, grip, and thumb rest.

Firmware v.1.0.4.1.00
Firmware v.1.0.4.1.00 adds the following features:
  • Canon Log 3 achieves a dynamic range of 1600% with 14 stops of dynamic range, and can be ideal for middle end users that have a limited budget for post-production, and need quick turnaround.
  • A reduction in the dark noise level when shooting in Canon Log 2 mode. Streaking and black sun spots have been reduced in all modes by changing the CMOS sensor control.
  • ACES 1.0 Output via SDI/HDMI
  • Magnify Function During REC
  • Additional lens functionality is now available with the Cine -Servo 50 to 1000mm, Cine-Servo 17 to 120mm, Compact-Servo 18 to 80mm, and Dual Pixel Focus Guide has been added to the EF mount Canon Cinema prime lenses. Please note that you may need to also upgrade the firmware in your lens to access this functionality.

Main Features

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 features 4096 x 2160 resolution to deliver Cine 4K images, as well as supporting Ultra HD (3840 x 2160), and Full HD (1920 x 1080)
Canon Log Gamma
Canon Log Gamma 2/ACES/REC.2020 support
Dual Canon DIGIC DV 5 Image Processor
The camera features Dual DIGIC DV 5 processors to handle the internal data processing.
XF AVC Codec
To create digital files robust enough for major postproduction, the EOS C300 delivers the highest image quality with its XF AVC Codec - an H.264 format wrapped in the widely-supported MXF wrapper
Designed with Filmmakers in Mind
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 & Modular Design
The EOS C300 body is compact and easily handheld at just over 3 lb. There is a bright 1.55 Megapixel electronic viewfinder, and the camera comes bundled with a removable combination 4", 1.23 Megapixel monitor and control panel. The camera also has a removable handgrip with a control dial and function buttons for handheld 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 (ND) glass filter offering 1/4, 1/16, and 1/64th steps of filtering. Handheld 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.
Rugged, Durable & Quiet
The EOS C300's dust-proof and splash-proof design includes sealing gaskets around the edges of all access covers, dials fitted with o-rings on the axis of rotation, and button key-tops sealed with rubber. The EOS C300 also features a built-in silent cooling system with a heat-dissipating duct in the center of the body, a graphite sheet that conducts sensor heat towards the heat sink, three ventilation holes, and a cooling fan that pulls hot air out through an exhaust opening. All air is directed through a discrete pathway that keeps dust particles away from sensitive components. Your camera runs cool, quiet, and clean.
Ultra-High-Resolution EVF
The EOS C300 features a 0.46", 1.17 Megapixel color EVF and 100% field of view coverage for comfortable viewing and accurate judgment of composition, focus, and color. The angle of the viewfinder is adjustable for additional user comfort. EVF adjustments include brightness, contrast, color, and backlight (Normal or Bright).
Rich Audio Controls
When mounted to the EOS C300 Mark II camera, the included control unit provides two XLR audio inputs with +48V phantom power. A 3.5mm microphone terminal is also built in to the camera. Audio is recorded uncompressed in 16-bit PCM format at 48 kHz for high fidelity sound. Both XLR inputs, as well as the mic terminal have the option for automatic, as well as full manual gain control (-Infinity to +18dB). Additionally, a 3.5mm headphone terminal with 16 volume settings offers accurate audio monitoring.
CFast Memory Card Recording
The camera records to CFast 1 cards through two slots.
High-Speed, Slow-Motion, Time-Lapse & Stop-Motion
Beyond the advantages of file-based recording, the camera offers a number of creative possibilities in post-production including Slow & Fast motion.
Connectivity
To connect to external monitors, switchers, VTRs, and NLE systems with SDI inputs, the EOS C300 features industry-standard HD-SDI output, genlock, and timecode terminals, plus audio terminals with linear PCM recording. Timecode and genlock enable synchronized multiple camera capture, perfect for multiple-camera shots, 3D acquisition, and more. The HD-SDI sync terminal can be switched to output to HD Sync, HD Y, Black Burst, and Composite.
Full Manual Control & Focusing Aids
The camera has a Waveform Monitor (WFM) function that shows the overall brightness of a scene, with RGB Parade Display to view red, green, and blue brightness or Spot Display to isolate the luminance distribution of a chosen area. The Vectorscope (VS) display shows real-time hue and saturation levels. For sharp focus, the EOS C300 camera has two peaking modes and a magnified focus assist function. An Edge Monitor Focus Assist provides both a waveform representing the overall degree of focus and a red waveform that represents focus in three specific areas displayed on the camera's 4" LCD monitor. To maintain proper highlight exposure, it offers a zebra bar feature as well.
In the Box
Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II Camcorder Body (PL Lens Mount)
  • Monitor Unit
  • Handle Unit
  • Handle Bracket
  • Expansion Unit Attachment
  • BP-A30 Battery Pack For EOS C300 Mark II
  • Battery Charger for EOS C300 Mark II Camcorder Batteries
  • CA-A10 Compact Power Adapter for EOS C300 Mark II Camcorder
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Eye Cup
  • Viewfinder Cap
  • Thumb Rest
  • TB-1 Tripod Adapter Base
  • Measure Hook
  • 2 x Cables for Monitor Unit
  • 10 x Cap Head Socket Screws
  • Allen Key
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Image Sensor
    Type CMOS
    Sensor Size Super 35
    24.6 x 13.8mm effective size / 6.4 x 6.4µm pixel pitch
    Effective Pixels Approx. 8.85 Mp (4096 x 2160)
    Approx. 8.29 MP (3840 x 2160
    Total Pixels Approx. 9.84 Mp (4206 x 2340)
    Scanning System Progressive
    Filter RGB primary color filter (Bayer array)
    Processor 2 x DIGIC DV 5
    Lens System
    Lens Mount PL
    Built-In ND Filters Standard: 2, 4, 6 Stops
    Expanded: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 Stops
    Exposure and Metering
    Exposure Modes Manual
    Gain Normal: -2 dB to 44 dB
    Expanded: -6 to 54 dB
    ISO Range Standard: 160 to 25,600
    Expanded: 100 to 102,400
    Shutter Modes Off, Speed, Angle, Slow Shutter, Clear Scan
    Shutter Speed 59.94i/59.94p: 1/60 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30; CS: 59.94 - 250.70 Hz
    29.97p: 1/30 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/4, 1/8, 1/15; CS: 29.97 - 250.70 Hz
    23.98p/24p: 1/24 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/3, 1/6, 1/12; CS: 23.97 - 250.70 Hz
    50i/50p: 1/50 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/3, 1/6, 1/12 1/25; CS: 50.00 - 250.70 Hz
    25p: 1/25 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/3, 1/6, 1/12; CS: 25.00 - 250.70 Hz
    Shutter Angle 59.94i/59.94p: 360, 240, 216, 180, 120, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.5, 15, 11.25
    29.97p: 360, 240, 216, 180, 120, 108, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.5, 15, 11.25
    23.98p/24p: 360, 345.6, 288, 240, 180, 172.8, 144, 120, 90, 86.4, 72, 60, 45, 30, 22.5, 15, 11.25
    50i/50p: 360, 300, 240, 180, 150, 120, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.50, 15, 11.25
    25p: 360, 300, 240, 180, 150, 120, 90, 75, 60, 45, 30, 22.50, 15, 11.25
    Focus Control
    Focus Modes Manual
    Auto
    Autofocus System None
    Video
    Signal System NTSC/PAL
    Compression XF AVC - H.264 in MXF wrapper
    Bit Rates Intra: 410 / 225 / 210 / 110 Mbps
    LongGOP: 50 Mbps
    LongGOP (Proxy): 35 or 24 Mbps (for proxy recording on SD cards)
    Color Space 4:2:2 (YCC) 10-bit
    4:4:4 (RGB) 12- or 10-bit*

    *Only available with 2048 x 1080 or 1920 x 1080 at 29.97p, 23.98p, 25.00p, and 24.00p
    System Frequency Selection 59.94 Hz,br> 50 Hz
    24 Hz
    Video Format XF AVC
    Video compression Formats: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
    CFast Card
    Intraframe Recording Resolution : 4096x2160/3840x2160, 2048x1080, 1920x1080
    Signal Configuration : Y CC422/RG84 44 (10/12-bit)(Only with 2048x1080 or 1920x1080; 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p and 24p)
    LongGOP Resolution: 2048 x 1080/1920 x 1080
    Signal: YCC422 10-bit

    SD Card
    LongGOP Recording Only (Proxy)Resolution : 2048 x 1080 / 1920 x 1080
    Signal: YCC420 8-bit

    Photo: JPEGResolution : 2048 x 1080, 1920 x 1080
    Recording Media CFast Card: 2 x slots
    SD Card: 1 x slot
    Frame Rate 59.94 Hz Mode
    59.94i/p, 29.97p, 23.98p

    50 Hz Mode
    50i/p, 25p

    24 Hz Mode
    24p
    Audio
    Audio Recording Linear PCM; 2-channel; 16/24-bit; 48 kHz 4-ch
    Built-In Microphone None
    Audio Inputs 2 x XLR (auto and manual level settings), switchable between mic/line
    1 x 3.5mm microphone jack
    Channel Selection 2-channel recording
    XLR Mic Trimming -12, -6, 0, or +12 dB
    Limiter Available
    Recording Levels -∞ to +18 dB
    Phantom Power +48V
    Headphone Output Level 16 settings; volume is muted at lowest setting
    Tone 1 KHz tone available; -12, -18, or -20 dB
    Monitor
    Type Rotating color LCD
    4" (10.16 cm) diagonal
    1,230,000 dots
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Viewfinder
    Type 0.46" (1.32 cm) diagonal, color
    1,170,000 dots
    Angle Adjustment Up and down 60°
    Features
    White Balance Manual
    2 Custom (2000 to 15,000K)
    Daylight (5400K)
    Tungsten (3200K)
    Exposure & Focus Aids Peaking (2 types), Zebra Pattern, Magnify, Edge Monitor Focus Assist, Black and White Mode

    Note: Zebra can be output via the SDI or HDMI jack (HD only)
    Playback Index Displays: Index Display, Normal, "OK Mark" Index, "Check Mark" Index, "Shot Mark" Index, Expand Index, Photo Index
    Clip Playback: Forward Search (5x, 15x, 60x), Reverse Search (5x, 15x, 60x), Forward Frame Advance, Reverse Frame Advance, Record Review, Clip Jump (Forward and Backward), Skip Playback
    Playback Functions: Inter-Media Copy (Single Clip, All Clips, Last Clip); Clip Delete (Single Clip, All Clips, Last Clip)
    Still Image Playback: Index, Single Playback, Erasure, Protect
    Color Bars Color bars compliant with SMPTE, EBU, or ARIB standards can be selected
    Inputs/Outputs
    SDI 3G-SDI: 2x BNC (output)
    HDMI Output 1 x Type A
    Genlock BNC (input only)
    Adjustment Range: -1023 to +1023
    Time Code I/O 1 x BNC
    Drop Frame (DF) and Non-Drop Frame (NDF)
    Time Code Modes: Regen, Record Run, Free Run, and External Source

    Note: Drop Frame works with NTSC modes only and is not available in 24p
    Audio Input Terminals 2 x Balanced 3-pin XLR (Mic Level, Mic Level with phantom power and Line Level) 1 x 3.5mm microphone jack
    Headphone Connector 3.5mm stereo mini-jack
    Remote 2.5mm LANC-compatible terminal
    Wi-Fi WFT terminal for compatible Wi-Fi accessory
    General
    Power Supply 14.4 VDC (battery pack), 16.7 VDC (DC input)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 5.9 x 7.2 x 7.2" / 149 x 183 x 183 mm (without grip)
    7.5 x 7.2 x 7.4" / 19.1 x 18.3 x 18.8 cm (with grip)
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 19.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.4 x 14.1 x 13.9"

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