Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II with Zacuto Z-Finder Kit (EF Mount)

Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II with Zacuto Z-Finder Kit (EF Mount)

Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II with Zacuto Z-Finder Kit (EF Mount)

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  • EOS C300 Mark II in EF Mount
  • Universal VCT Baseplate with Front Rods
  • Z-Grip Relocator
  • C300 Mark II Helmet
  • Recoil Handle Kit
  • Z-Finder
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Canon C300 Mark II overview

  • 1Description

The Canon EOS C300MK II (EF Mount) with Zacuto Z-Finder Kit in EF mount provides you with the components to shoot ENG-style with the included Canon EOS C300 Mark II and the Zacuto Z-Finder kit. The EF-mount camera features a Super 35mm CMOS. This provides faster and more accurate autofocusing to assist users when operating with small crews.

The EF lens mount on the EOS C300Mk II offers compatibility not only with Canon's existing broad range of DSLR lenses but also with their line of EF-mount CN-E cinema prime and zoom lenses. 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.

The Zacuto Z-Finder kit allows you to relocate the camera's grip, and mount the camera onto a VCT universal baseplate that features front support rods. The included Helmet and Recoil Handle Kit securely attach a top handle to the camera, and the 1.8x viewfinder kit magnifies the C300MK II's viewfinder screen

  • Cinema EOS C300 Mark II Camcorder Body with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (EF Lens Mount)

    The EF-mount Cinema EOS C300 Mark II Camcorder Body with Dual Pixel CMOS AF 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 EF lens mount on the EOS C300 offers compatibility not only with Canon's existing broad range of DSLR lenses but also with their line of EF-mount CN-E cinema prime and zoom lenses. 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 4K DCI resolution video to CFast 2.0 cards. 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.
    Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology
    It provides continuous AF (Autofocus) function for all autofocus lenses, using Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. A new AF Lock setting also lets you change the image framing while holding the desired focus. This feature is ideal for users who regularly shoot with smaller crews, who shoot moving subjects, or who want smoother, more natural-looking autofocus.

    Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology features a CMOS sensor that consists of an array of pixels that each feature two separate photodiodes. By continuously comparing their outputs during AF mode, phase-difference autofocus helps ensure non-blurred images and smooth focus transitions even when the talent and/or camera are moving. The new feature places a high priority on maintaining sharp focus while providing a natural, smooth autofocus movement with select Canon EF lenses - including newer-generation STM lenses - which offer even smoother and quieter operation.

    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.
    UPC: 013803262681
  • C300 Mark II EVF Recoil

    The Zacuto C300 Mark II EVF Recoil is a balanced, shoulder-mounted rig for the Canon C300 Mark II that includes the VCT Universal baseplate, Zgrip Relocator, and C300 MarkII Helmet Kit. Part of Zacuto's Next Generation Recoil rigs, the C300 Mark II EVF Recoil is designed for optimal balance and comfort when shoulder mounted or on a tripod. With modern lenses and cameras being similar weights, the balance point is often where the lens meets the camera body. Zacuto's Recoil rigs place the balance directly over your shoulder, relocating focus, monitoring, and camera controls forward, and creating a lighter and shorter rig.

    The VCT Universal baseplate features an integrated, curved shoulder pad for comfortable shoulder-mounted shooting, and a V-lock tripod connector for interfacing with V-lock tripod plates. The baseplate also provides 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 screw options and includes removable 6.5" long 15mm rods with internal threading for adding optional extensions, as well as the included Zgrip Relocator. The Zgrip relocated is an articulating handgrip that incorporates the Grip Relocator for your Canon C100/300 removable control grip. It provides full articulation via lever, and a right-angle cable connects to the port on your camera.

    The C300 Mark II Helmet Kit mounts directly to the top of the C300 Mark II in place of the Canon top handle. It offers multiple 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 mounting screw holes to attach a variety of accessories, as well as a spot to mount the camera's microphone. Included in the kit is the Recoil Handle top grip that accepts two coldshoe accessories and has a quick release 15mm rod port. The handle attaches via a 3" Z-Rail that allows you to easily adjust the handle for comfortable and balance, or remove it completely.

    Please see the links below for more information on the components of this bundle.

    Note: This rig requires the addition of a monitor or Zacuto EVF.

  • C300/500 Z-Finder 1.8x with Mounting Kit

    The Zacuto C300/500 Z-Finder 1.8x with Mounting Kit is an optical viewfinder designed specifically for use with the LCD screen on the Canon C300 or C500 cinema camera. The Z-Finder uses 1.8x magnification to turn the camera's 4" LCD monitor into a clear, easy-to-focus viewfinder that lets you see your image in magnified detail. The light-proof eyecup also provides added stability to your handheld footage by adding an additional point of contact between the camera and your eye.

    The Canon C300/500 Z-Finder features an optical correction system that uses a set of four diopters (0, +1, +2, and +3) to correct to your eyesight. Additional -1 and +4 diopters can be purchased separately. All the diopters are coated with Zacuto's anti-fog formula to prevent fog from forming on your viewfinder. The 0 diopter gives you fog protection without adding optical correction.

    The Z-Finder uses a foam-padded sleeve that slides over the LCD screen of the Canon C300 or C500. The sleeve is secured into place with a bar clamp. An aluminum sun mask is built in to the Z-Finder to protect your LCD screen from sunlight.

    The Mounting Kit for the Z-Finder allows you to position the LCD screen forward and off to the side in a position better suited for shoulder-mounted shooting. The Mounting Kit attaches to a Z-Rail mount and allows forward/backward, side-to-side, and tilt adjustment of the Z-Finder. The kit is designed to integrate with the Zacuto C300/500 helmet and handle.

    Note: The Z-Finder is a magnifier and as such will magnify the sun which can damage the LCD screen if the sun is allowed to shine directly through the Z-finder lens. Use the enclosed lens cap to block light from entering your Z-finder when not in use.

    Note: The C300/C500 Z-Finder with Mounting Kit is only compatible with the Canon C300, C300 Mark II, and C500 cameras. It is not compatible with any other camera or setup.
    The C300/C500 Helmet Kit is required to use this kit. For the C300 Mark II, the C300 Mark II is required. When moving the monitor farther forward, you may also need the optional extension cable from Canon.

    • Four diopters: 0, +1, +2, +3
    • Anti-fog coating on diopters
    • Built-in aluminum sun mask
    • Mounting Kit for use with C300/500 Helmet Kit or C300 Mark II Helmet Kit
    • Lens cap included
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • Monitor Unit
  • Handle Unit
  • Handle Bracket
  • Expansion Unit Attachment
  • BP-A30 Battery Pack For EOS C300 Mark II, C200, and C200B
  • Battery Charger for EOS C300 Mark II, C200, and C200B Batteries
  • CA-A10 Compact Power Adapter for EOS C300 Mark II, C200, and C200B Camcorders
  • 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
  • VCT Universal Baseplate
  • Zgrip Relocator for Canon Cinema EOS C100/300/500 Cameras
  • C300 Mark II Helmet Kit
  • +0 Anti-Fog Diopter
  • +1 Anti-Fog Diopter
  • +2 Anti-Fog Diopter
  • +3 Anti-Fog Diopter
  • Lens Cap
  • Mounting Kit
  • Limited Lifetime Mechanical Warranty
  • Limited 1-Year Electronic Warranty
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Cinema EOS C300 Mark II Camcorder Body with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (EF Lens Mount)
    Image Sensor
    Image Sensor Size 24.6 x 13.8 mm (Super35)
    Sensor Type CMOS
    Sensor Resolution 4206 x 2340 (9.84 MP)
    Effective Sensor Resolution 4096 x 2160 (8.85 MP)
    Pixel Pitch 6.4 µm
    Color Filter Bayer
    ISO 160 to 25,600 (Native)
    100 to 102,400 (Expanded)
    Gain -2 to 44 dB (Native)
    -6 to 54 dB (Expanded)
    Camera
    Lens Mount Canon EF
    Lens Communication Yes, with Autofocus Support
    Shutter Speed 1/24 to 1/2000 sec
    Shutter Angle 11.25 to 360
    Built-In ND Filter Mechanical Filter Wheel with 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters
    Built-In Microphone Type None
    Recording Media 2 x CFast 2.0 Card Slots
    1 x SDXC Card Slot
    Internal Recording
    Recording Modes MXF:
    4096 x 2160p (225 to 410 MB/s) 
    3840 x 2160p (225 to 410 MB/s) 
    Audio Recording 2-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz
    Interfaces
    Video Connectors 2 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
    1 x HDMI Output
    Audio Connectors 2 x 3-Pin XLR Mic Level (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Mic Level Input
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Headphone Output
    Other I/O 1 x BNC Timecode Input
    1 x BNC Timecode Input/Output
    1 x 2.5 mm LANC Control Input
    Display
    Display Type LCD
    Screen Size 4"
    Screen Resolution 1,230,000 Dots
    EVF
    Screen Size .46"
    EVF Resolution 1,170,000 Dots
    Power
    Battery Type Canon BP-A Series
    Power Connectors 1 x 4-Pin LEMO Input
    General
    Accessory Mount 1 x 1/4"-20 Female Thread
    1 x Cold Shoe Mount
    Dimensions 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)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.3 x 14.0 x 13.9"
  • C300 Mark II EVF Recoil
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.0 x 7.5 x 2.0"
  • C300/500 Z-Finder 1.8x with Mounting Kit
    Magnification 1.8x
    Dimensions Z-Finder: 7 x 5.25 x 3.5" / 17.78 x 13.34 x 8.89 cm
    Mounting Kit: 3 x 3 x 4" / 7.6 x 7.6 x 10.2 cm
    Weight Z-Finder: 13.8 oz / 391.2 g
    Mounting Kit: 6 oz / 170.1 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.3 x 10.3 x 8.7"

Canon C300 Mark II reviews

Cinema EOS C300 Mark II with Zacuto Z-Finder Kit (EF Mount) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly Recommend This Camera I'm really impressed with Canon on this one. I love the dynamic range! I also really like the Z-finder Kit. I would recommend getting a second hand grip for your left hand. It helps balance the camera on your right shoulder.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best Everything you need
Date published: 2016-12-05
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