Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II Camcorder Body with Touch Focus Kit (EF Mount)

Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II Camcorder Body with Touch Focus Kit (EF Mount)

Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II Camcorder Body with Touch Focus Kit (EF Mount)

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Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II Camcorder Body with Touch Focus Kit (EF Mount)

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  • Super 35mm CMOS Sensor
  • 4K, 1920 x 1080 60/50i, 23.98/25p, 24p
  • Canon XF AVC H.264 Codec
  • EF Lens Mount
  • Dual-Pixel CMOS AF Technology
  • 4" LCD Touchscreen with Mounting Kit
  • 2 x 3G-SDI Outputs, 2 x XLR Inputs
  • 2 x CFast Card Slots
  • Timecode I/O, Genlock In & Sync Out
  • Canon Log 3 Gamma
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Canon C300 Mark II Overview

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The EF-mount Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II Camcorder Body with Touch Focus Kit features a Super 35mm CMOS sensor which provides faster and more accurate autofocusing. 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 DCI 4K resolution video to CFast 2.0 cards. For more flexibility to adjust your image during post-production, the camera also offers Canon's Log gamma mode which results in excellent tonal reproduction in the highlight and low-light 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 included Touch Focus Kit provides a 4" LCD touchscreen monitor that features tap focusing (with compatible lenses), as well as shoe mount adapters and a Manfrotto 492LCD micro ball head mount. The shoe-mountable microphone adapter features a mic holder and supports two XLR inputs with 48V phantom power and a 3.5mm stereo mini plug.

The body has a modular design that can either be stripped down completely or be built up using the included handle, LCD unit, microphone adapter, 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, which 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 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 autofocus (AF) 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 and more natural-looking autofocus.

Dual-Pixel CMOS AF technology features a CMOS sensor consisting of an array of pixels, each featuring 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 or camera is 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
Support for Canon Log Gamma 2/ACES/REC.2020.
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 post-production, 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 makes operation simple. A lock switch turns off all controls except for 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 1.55MP electronic viewfinder, and the camera comes bundled with a removable combination 4", 1.23MP 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, the EOS C300 fits shooting situations that are challenging for larger cameras.
Rugged, Durable & Quiet
The EOS C300's dustproof 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", 1.17MP 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 on 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 into 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 and full manual gain control (-Infinity to +18 dB). 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 several creative possibilities in post-production including slow- and 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 multicamera 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 representing focus in three specific areas, displayed on the camera's 4" touchscreen LCD monitor. The included touchscreen LCD monitor also allows for tap-focusing with compatible lenses. To maintain proper highlight exposure, it offers a zebra bar feature as well.
UPC: 660685196421

Canon C300 Mark II Specs

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"
Touchscreen Yes
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
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
Package Weight 20.975 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.8 x 20.7 x 14.8"

Canon C300 Mark II Reviews

Cinema EOS C300 Mark II Camcorder Body with Touch Focus Kit (EF Mount) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 30.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Cinema A Cam Canon's latest and greatest. Shoots 4K, has detachable lens mount that uses my current pro L, photographic lenses for amazing sharpness, 4:2:2 AND 4:4:4 in both 10 and 12 bit color (!). Ultra-wide dynamic range. The list goes on. Has all the bells a whistles. Of course, all those features do come at an expensive price. I had to sell my first born to get it, but we all have to make sacrifices somewhere. The wide dynamic range and 4:4:4 color alone are well worth it. Thinking of selling my second kid for a set of Zeiss prime lenses. The wife, of course, is not happy; she thinks Fujinon zooms are more worth it.
Date published: 2015-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the image I use this camera for a travels show. Love the size and reliability of this camera. Have used it in extreme cold as well as hot dusty desert. I have run camera all day long out in the sun no problems as all. I thought I would never use the auto focus feature but have been using it with 16-35mm canon lens. Walking backwards handheld with two people on camera it keeps perfect focus allowing you to switch between faces with the simple toggle of the joystick by your thumb. Dynamic range of this camera is unbelievable, very happy with this purchase .
Date published: 2016-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing camera and codecs! What most reviews failed to share about this camera were the many options, internal codecs, IO connections and smaller options. 10 and 12 bit codecs with 444 and 422 color sampling internal, RAW Output 4K/2K Standard. Also a smaller more subtle option is the ability to move the display info from covering the image to surrounding the image on the 4 inch monitor. Don’t forget Waveform and the best Dual AF, great for those solo gimbal shoots on smaller productions. Coming from the FS7, I feel there’s plenty of room to grow with this camera. It’s all-in-one and doesn’t need much if anything added on.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beast There has been much negativity surrounding this camera over the past few months. After ordering in July I was beginning to become somewhat nervous especially after seeing some of the early footage. I have just had my first shoot and honestly this beast truly took my breath away. The lack of noise in low light/shadows is ridiculous. The colour is wonderful, beyond any expectations I had. The final image is really special. Clean beyond belief.
Date published: 2015-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great pro-level camcorder Moved to the c300ii after using a c100ii for a year. I as on the fence to either rent or buy. After shooting with it for over a week now, about 30 hours, I can say it was worth the purchase. Note worthy items: Color is beautiful, lot's of room for grading. Lightweight, but heavy enough for handheld use, steady. Autofocus - WOW what an improvement. tracks moving subject very well Low noise ONLY bummer is not batteries available yet, other than what is supplied with body. i stay plugged in, until we go to moving shots.
Date published: 2015-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best option in the price range! I purchased two of these cameras to shoot a combination of documentary, music video, and short film applications, and have been using them for the past six months. It's an absolutely phenomenal piece of gear. All the controls are exactly where you want them, and easily adjustable. The image quality is excellent. I'd like a 4444 sampling option, but the 10 bit 422 is still great. Color rendering is AMAZING! As for build quality and performance in rugged applications and adverse weather conditions, this thing is absolutely incredible. I just finished a multi day shoot in snow storms and sub-freezing (20 degrees F) temperatures. Snow and ice got all over the cameras, but these champs came through fine. There wasn't even a loss in battery life in the cold. I can't really say anything bad about these guys. The only downside is the cost, but for what you get, it's well worth it. I highly recommend this camera!
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Camera I bought this camera a month ago and I'm glad I did. Spec list won't blow your mind, but as soon as you start using this camera you'll change your mind. Great images straight out of the camera. People who complain about the price tag or lack of specs, are people who never used this camera.
Date published: 2016-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome piece of gear for the right person I have used this camera on 3 shoots since it's been released. One was a 6 day road trip for a tourism campaign next to my original C300. The feel of the shoot was handheld, loose and spontaneous, this did not however mean poor quality. This type of situation is where this camera is meant to live. I handheld it for 6 days, running through desert, up rocks, on the back of quads, in dark restaurants, down bright neon lit streets with no attachments except a wireless setup for picture and I had no problems. The monitor when turned to bright is amazingly bright (almost daylight viewable), the evf is completely useable and the 10 stops of built in ND are really what makes this camera what it is. If you liked the form factor of original of course you'll like this. If you didn't, you'll hate it. The one thing that is completely unexpected to be actually useable is the autofocus. I own the whole range from 16-200 of Canon lenses. most L some not, and tried each one with the auto focus. When shooting with the 16-35 and the 24L the autofocus was a lifesaver. While handholding at knee level running up rocks and mountains the autofocus was spot on. In situations like this it really can make a huge difference. I'm not saying it's flawless as sometimes in flat light, some backlight and a few other circumstances it searches and misses but once you learn where and when you can use it the autofocus becomes a real tool. I did use the face detection on an interview and it did exactly as it should even with back and forth movement. Everyone complains about the lack of 60fps at 4K (I was one of them and still kind of am) but so far this has had no baring on any of my work. The 2K that comes out of 60fps is amazing. Plus the amount of memory the 4k and even the 2k takes up is a lot more then the original C300 so too much 4k can mean a real adjustment to your workflow. I really love 99% of this camera. Once thing I do not like is you can only have 2 video outputs at the same time. So while I was using the monitor and evf I had no picture from the HDMI. If I wanted picture from HDMI I had to go into menu and choose between evf and monitor separately which can be a real pain. And new to me is separate recording of low res files onto SD card. Incredibly useful HOWEVER if you fill an entire card of footage to your CFast then download the footage and reformat the CFast card in-camera, the low res copies of those files on the SD card will be deleted as well. So keep that in mind - whenever you offload CFast you should offload the SD card as well or risk losing that footage. I could go on but if you need 120fps at 4k or want 8k resolution then this is not the camera for you. If you're worried about the reviews that talk about whether it is or isn't 15 stops of latitude I would ignore them. Even if this thing is 14 stops, they are really beautiful stops. The 2k/60fps is gorgeous. And most importantly when you turn it on it works, every time, in dust or rain or whatever it works. And for me that is what matters the most.
Date published: 2015-11-18
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How much does the camera weigh?

How much does the camera weigh?
Asked by: Dawn
Weight is approximately 7lbs with all components together including battery ( BP-A30) and media.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2019-01-11

question

Is there a carrying case available that allows one to keep the top handle on while in the case? Thanks
Asked by: Anonymous
Our best guess as to the height of the C300 with handle is about 11 . If that is correct, the Porta Brace RIG-2SRK Rig Camera Case (Black) should do the trick.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

If I order this C300 MII Z-Finder kit, can I replace the universal base plate with the new Zacuto VCT Pro base plate? Thanks...
Asked by: Alan M.
Please email us so that we may best assist you in your request. provideo@bhphoto.com.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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When do you expect the price to adjust? A lot of people like myself in the market for an upgrade are having a hard time justifying red like prices for less than red-like specs. In the new year?
Asked by: Jon B.
This is a brand new camera and therefore the price will remain where is for the foreseeable future. Canon C series camera's make beautiful images and are dead reliable. As a former motion picture camera assistant with experience with early RED's, I would be very much of the mind to give the Canon C300 serious consideration.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

How accurate is the autofocus tracking? If you start focused on a stationary subject (person) and then they begin to move in the scene, will the autofocus track with a subject like a running athlete?
Asked by: George R.
The Canon Dual Pixel Auto Focus is phenomenal. It will do what you wish to do.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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I have a canon XL2S lens - Does that lens fit on this camera?
Asked by: William S D.
I'm sorry but we do not have an adapter in inventory that goes from the XL mount of the lens to the EF mount on the C300 Mark 2 body. The sensor on the C300 Mark 2 is much larger than that of the 1/3 sensors the XL lenses are meant to cover. Adapting the XL lenses to the Super 35mm sensor on the C300 Mark 2 will cause vignetting.
Answered by: Richard B.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Does the C300 II PL support i/Cooke technology ...

Does the C300 II PL support i/Cooke technology for lens data ?
Asked by: Matthew
It unfortunately does not.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2019-03-26

question

Can you suggest me a good ef to pl adapter for my canon c300 mark2 ef camera ??Is it okay if i use PL lenses with my canon 300 mark2 ef with pl adapter??
Asked by: Varun V.
We are sorry to say but there is no EF to PL adapter available. That is because they cannot exist in the same space; you can only have one or the other. If you wish, you can have your camera's EF mount permanently changed to PL by a qualified service technician.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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