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

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Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II with Zacuto Z-Finder Kit (EF Mount)
Key Features
  • EOS C300 Mark II in EF Mount
  • Universal VCT Baseplate with Front Rods
  • Z-Grip Relocator
  • C300 Mark II Helmet
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.
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Canon C300 Mark II EF-Mount Overview

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

Canon 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.

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.

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.
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Zacuto 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

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

Imaging
Lens MountCanon EF
Lens CommunicationYes, with Autofocus Support
Sensor ResolutionActual: 9.84 Megapixel (4206 x 2340)
Effective: 8.85 Megapixel (4096 x 2160)
Sensor Type24.6 x 13.8 mm (Super35) CMOS
Pixel Pitch6.4 µm
Built-In ND FilterMechanical Filter Wheel with 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters
ISO Sensitivity160 to 25,600 (Native)
100 to 102,400 (Expanded)
Shutter TypeRolling Shutter
Shutter Speed1/24 to 1/2000 sec
Shutter Angle11.25 to 360°
Gain-2 to 44 dB (Native)
-6 to 54 dB (Expanded)
Camera
Internal Recording
Recording ModesMXF:
4096 x 2160p (225 to 410 MB/s) 
3840 x 2160p (225 to 410 MB/s) 
Variable Frame Rates1 to 120 fps
Audio Recording2-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz
Media/Memory Card SlotDual Slot: CFast (CFast 2.0)
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Video Connectors2 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
1 x HDMI Output
Audio Connectors2 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
Built-In Microphone TypeNone
Other I/O1 x BNC Timecode Input
1 x BNC Timecode Input/Output
1 x 2.5 mm LANC Control Input
Size4.0"
Resolution1,230,000 Dot
Display TypeFixed LCD
EVF
EVFAttached
Screen Size.46"
EVF Resolution1,170,000 Dots
Power
Battery TypeCanon BP-A Series
Power Connectors1 x 4-Pin LEMO Input
Accessory Mount1 x 1/4"-20 Female
1 x Cold Shoe Mount
Dimensions5.9 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
Package Weight18 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)18.3 x 14 x 13.9"

Zacuto C300/500 Z-Finder 1.8x with Mounting Kit Specs

Magnification1.8x
DimensionsZ-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
WeightZ-Finder: 13.8 oz / 391.2 g
Mounting Kit: 6 oz / 170.1 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.205 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.6 x 12.4 x 6.2"
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