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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)
Key Features
  • Super 35mm CMOS Sensor
  • 4K, 1920 x 1080 60/50i, 23.98/25p, 24p
  • Canon XF AVC H.264 Codec
  • EF Lens Mount
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.
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Canon C300 Mark II EF-Mount Overview

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.

Firmware v. 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 a quick turnaround.
  • A reduction in the dark noise level when shooting in Canon Log 2 mode. Streaking and black sunspots 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.


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 EF-Mount Specs

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
Shutter TypeRolling Shutter
Gain-2 to 44 dB (Native)
-6 to 54 dB (Expanded)
Shutter Angle11.25 to 360°
Variable Frame Rates1 to 120 fps
Built-In Microphone TypeNone
Audio RecordingXAVC: 4-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
IP StreamingYes
Media/Memory Card SlotDual Slot: CFast (CFast 2.0)
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Video I/O2 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
1 x HDMI Output
Audio I/O2 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
Power I/O1 x 4-Pin LEMO Input
Other I/O1 x BNC Timecode Input
1 x BNC Timecode Input/Output
1 x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini LANC Control Input
Display TypeArticulating Touchscreen LCD
Secondary DisplayTop: 1.2" OLED Status Display
Battery TypeCanon BP-A Series
Accessory Mount1 x 1/4"-20 Female
1 x Cold Shoe Mount
Dimensions (W x H x D)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 Weight20.975 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)23.8 x 20.7 x 14.8"

Canon C300 Mark II EF-Mount Reviews

fantastic camera

By Peter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-04

upgraded from C100 and I never looked back!

Video Shoots

By Robin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-11-08

We have loved this camera. We have done photo shoots as well as video shoots.  It has been awesome.

Broken sensor

By Mauricio
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2018-11-06

A few months ago I bought the EOS C300ii at B&H. While I love the camera, its  sensor was problematic from the first day we used! The footage would have random horizontal pink lines, EVEN in good light conditions!    After more 3 days I returned to B&H NYC and they exchanged the camera body immediately after analyzing our footage full of horizontal pink lines. While it doesnt happen all the time, it happens randomly so we need to shoot everything 2 or 3 times, to make sure we have one safe take. I carried on using the camera (as I as traveling for a project) and the problem also occurred in the new camera body. I contacted Canon (through the main regional office in ASIA, Singapore) and I was advised to bring the camera in. However once I arrived in in Canon Singapore, specifically to fix my camera, I was told that my warranty was not covered anywhere outside the US, because I purchased my camera in there.  They evaluated and said its faulty sensor, it needs to be changed. So I have a brand new broken camera and its impossible to ship back to US to fix, because the Canon office cannot receive the product, unless I buy a plane ticket and bring it in person...

Best sub-cinema production camera around

By Nicolas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-23

Great claims require great evidence. Here we go... While Sony has taken a giant leap forward around 2014 (releasing both the revolutionary A7S and updating its affordable FS offer), Canon could easily be accused of resting on its laurels. The original C300 out in late 2011 was a mouth-watering prospect at an obscene price. On paper. Out in the real world, things turned out surprisingly differently. Here was a robust tool, user-friendly, flexible and delivering great results. The mark II should be thought of in a similar light. Does it have the groundbreaking specs of the Sony FS7 or FS5? No. It maddeningly under-promised: cropped slow-motion and no variable frame rates in 4K. A bit bewildering for a 2016 release, compounded by initial pricing that was off the mark. One quick price-adjustment later and the camera hit the market for real. Like most of Canon's post 5DmkII releases, this was not the obvious choice, but take it out for a spin and you're smitten. Say what you will about their paper specs, Canon understand color science and functionality better than any of their rivals, and their recently unleashed auto-focus systems crush the competition: the images are out of this world, making it the best production camera around unless you can afford an Alexa. If you're a one-man band, this is the greatest weapon available to you today.

a very nice canon cinema

By Mason
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-04

It is my hobby to buy this Canon C300 mark II video camera. I found it has lots of fun and easy to handle to operate although I equipped some accessories after I set up this toy. decent video and snapshot pics are amazing.

Great camera and quci service

By Nathan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-11

This camera arrived a short 3 days after my purchase. I was not expecting to receive it so fast. The camera is great and I can't wait to see my progress as I grow my new business!

Changed the game for sure

By Sean
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-02

Going with Canon was a no brainer for us, but jumping up to the c300 mk2 changed our entire production. We are able to be inspired and execute ideas with very few limits. Already used to the Canon system and user interface it’s easier to maneuver however for our team it’s easy to figure out in a run and gun set up. Very few complaints, I wish I had the option to purchase the monitor and audio processor all in one package like the C200 but that being my only complaint you really can’t go wrong with the Canon Cinema line.


By Sergio
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-26


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what is the sensor's crop factor of this camera?

what is the sensor's crop factor of this camera?
Asked by: Alfredo
This camera has a Super35 sized sensor which offers a 1.5x crop factor.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-05-25

Is it full size HDMI from the camera or mini ...

Is it full size HDMI from the camera or mini HDMI?
Asked by: Jeremy
Full size.
Answered by: Nick
Date published: 2020-10-16

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


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


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
Please email us so that we may best assist you in your request. [email protected]
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26


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
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


I have a canon XL2S lens - Does that lens fit on this camera?
Asked by: William S D.
The 20x zoom XL 5.4-108mm L IS lens that comes with the Canon XL2 is designed to cover that camera's 1/3 sensor. While it does this very well, it means it does not come close to covering the 18x bigger Super35 sensor format of the Canon C300 Mark II. If you were able to mount the lens on the C300, the resulting picture would be a small circle surrounded by black.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26


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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