Canon EOS C300 Mark II

Canon EOS C300 Mark II

Canon EOS C300 Mark II

Canon EOS C300 Mark II

Built by Canon, Fueled by imagination

The Canon EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera is an evolutionary 2nd generation Cinema EOS 4K camera system with a wide range of new and improved features including 4K/2K/Full HD internal and external recording (including 4K RAW output). This powerful camera also features an improved Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus, innovative focus assist. 

The Canon EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera adds creative flexibility to professional / independent motion picture productions, TV dramas, commercials, news features, sports and more.

Canon EOS C300 Mark II

Canon 8.85 Megapixel Super 35mm CMOS Sensor

The heart of any Canon camera is its superb image-sensor technology. The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera integrates an 8.85 Megapixel Super 35mm 16:9 CMOS sensor that supports 4K (DCI) recording with a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels. The camera fully utilizes the image data delivered by this 4K CMOS sensor to also enable Over Sampling HD Processing for 2K (DCI) and Full HD1080/60p recording. Each pixel in this CMOS imaging sensor also maintains a wide pixel pitch that maximizes the amount of light that falls on to each photo site, thus enhancing the EOS C300 Mark II’s sensitivity while also minimizing noise and supporting ISO speeds of up to 102,400 for extreme low-light imaging. 

Internal CFast 4K Recording Technology

CFast (CompactFast) 2.0 cards are the next-generation mass-storage media employed by the EOS C300 Mark II for in-camera 4K video recording. The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera features two CFast card slots, each of which is protected by a convenient hinged cover. The camera also includes an SD card slot for HD and Proxy recording. For example, the camera can simultaneously record 4K on two CFast (2.0) cards along with 2K proxy images on its SD card for off-line editing.

Canon Log Gamma 2/ACES/Rec. 2020 Support

The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera features a new log gamma designated as Canon Log Gamma 2, which was designed explicitly for the camera’s 10-bit recording capabilities. The files produced using Log format are ideal for colour correction/grading in post-production, providing users with a high level of creative freedom while minimizing degradation of image quality. When using Canon Log 2, the Cinema EOS C300 Mark II can provide a dynamic range up to 1600%. Users can now set the Canon Log 2 gamma profile which achieves a uniform output n a wide area of the log space making it easy to perfom post-processing.

Canon XF-AVC Codec

The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera incorporates the new Canon XF-AVC codec that allows 4K image data to be recorded internally onto CFast (2.0) cards. (The camera features two CFast card slots and an SD card slot.) This makes it easy for users to record high quality compressed 4K images in the camera body without the need for external recorders. If full uncompressed RAW recording is needed, the EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera can output its signal through dual 3G-SDI outputs to an external recorder.

Slow- and Fast-Motion Recording (Up to 120 fps)

The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera features shooting speeds ranging from 1 fps (for time-lapse filming) to its highest speed of 120 fps (in 2K/Full HD). A wide range of expressive effects are made possible for creative digital filmmaking.

Fully Compatible with all Existing EF-Mount Lenses

A major aspect of the creative filmmaking potential of the EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera is its compatibility with the full range of more than 100 Canon EF and EF-S photographic lenses (including specialty tilt-shift and fisheye models) and Canon’s 4K CN-E Cinema prime and zoom lenses (including the “ENG-style” Canon CINE-SERVO zooms). Improved EF lens communication capabilities of the EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera provide the display of CN-E Cinema lens T-values, compatibility with Dual-Pixel CMOS AF, lens metadata acquisition, and chromatic aberration correction. 

Connectivity and Camera Control

The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera comes equipped with two 3G-SDI, a genlock input, a time code input/output, and an HDMI output. (The camera’s various “assist-displays” – waveform monitor, edge monitor, peaking, zebra and magnify – can be output to the SDI and HDMI outputs.) RC-V100 Remote Support and LANC Compatible The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera supports the Canon RC-V100 multi-functional remote controller for enabling image quality adjustments and camera operations to be set from a distance. 

The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera is also LANC compatible and supports a variety of LANC accessories from third-party manufacturers.

Wireless Remote Capabilities

Wireless Remote Capabilities Using a standard web browser on a Wi-Fi capable device, users can take dynamic control of the functionality of the EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera. Almost all shooting operations and settings can be controlled from a laptop, tablet or smart phone. 

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Specifications

Canon EOS C300 Mark II

Image sensing deviceSensorCMOS sensor (single-panel) equivalent to Super 35 mm
Total pixelsApprox. 9.84 megapixels (4206 x234O)
Number of effective pixelsApprox. 8.85 megapixels (4096 x 2160): When 4096 x 2160 or 2048 x 1080 is selected as the resolution 
Approx. 8.29 megapixels (3840 x 2160): When 3840 x 2160 or 1920 x 1080 is selected as the resolution
Lens mountCanon EF mount 
[EF lens group supported (including EF-S lenses), EF cinema lens group supported]
ExposureExposure mode(1) Manual exposure based on shutter setting, iris setting, ISO/gain setting, and ND filter setting 
(2) Push auto iris control, auto iris control (Light metering system selection, shift possible)
Shutter settingSpeed, Angle, Clear Scan, Slow, or Off mode selected 
Either 1/3 or 1/4 steps selected as speed increment
lris setting1/2-stop, 1/3-stop or fine setting selected 
(1) Push auto iris control 
(2) Auto iris control * 
* Available only with some EF lenses (to be disclosed in the official version of the technical document)
ISO/gain 
ISO1 step, 1/3 step settings 
[*100 – 160 – 25600 -*102400 
*When the sensitivity is expanded
GainNormal [*-6dB – -2dB – 42dB – *54d8] 
Fine: Setting in 0.5d8 step increments possible 
* When the sensitivity is expanded
ND filter5 density settings (2,4,6,8(*), 10(*) stops) [(*) when expansion is selected] 
Motorized drive
Focus controlDAF (Dual Pixel CMOS AF) supported 
Manual focus, one-shot AF, continuous AF, AF-Boosted MF (*), 
face detection AF (Only lenses that support AF functions can be used 
in any of these modes.) 
*See Technical Description.
LCD monitor4″ (10.1 cm diagonal) color wide-screen LCD with 16:9 aspect ratio 
Approx. 1.23 million dots (854 x RGB x 480), 100% field of view coverage
Viewfinder0.46″ (1.18 cm on the diagonal), color organic EL display with a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio 
Approx. 1.17 million dots (1024 x RGB x 576), 100% field of view ratio
White balanceKelvin setting (setting range: 2000K to 15000K), daylight, tungsten, settings (A/B)

System frequency selection

Frame rate
59.94 Hz, 50.00 Hz, 24.00 Hz
59.94 Hz mode 59.94i / 59.94P / 29.97P / 23.98P
50.00 Hz mode 50.00i / 50.00P / 25.00P
24.00 Hz mode 24.00P
Recording mediaCFast cardMovie recording, custom picture settings, metadata 2-slot
SD CardRecording of movies and photos (JPEG), custom pictures, metadata, menus and other data possible
Video format (XF-AVC)Video compression formatsMPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio recording systemLinear PCM (16bit/24bit- 48 kHz – 4ch)
File formatMXF
Bit rateIntra 410 / 225 / 220 / 110Mbps,
LongGOP S0Mbps
LongGOP 35 or 24Mbps (for proxy recording on SD cards)
CFast cardIntraframe recording
Resolution : 4096×2160 / 3840×2160 / 2048×1080 / 1920×1080
Signal configuration : YCC422 10bit/(*)RG8444 (12bit/10bit)
(*) Only with 2048×1080 or 1920×1080; 29.97P, 23.98P, 25.00P and 24.00P
LongGOP recording
Resolution : 2048×1080 / 1920×1080
Signal configuration : YCC422 10bit
SD CardMovies: LongGOP recording only (*)
Resolution : 2048×1080 / 1920×1080
Signal configuration: YCC420 8bit
Photo: JPEG
Resolution : 2048×1080 / 1920×1080
(*) Proxy recording using low bit rate
Time codeCount-upDrop frame(*) or non-drop frame
Operation modeRec run, free run, regeneration
(*) Only in the 59.94 Hz mode
Special RecSlow & Fast motion recording (max. 120 fps supported), frame recording, pre-recording, interval recording
OtherRelay recording, double slot recording, 4K RAW output, custom picture settings, color bar, peaking display, zebra display, My Menu settings, waveform monitor display, edge monitor display, customized functions, function assignment buttons (1 to 11), key lock, marker displays, Enlarged display, custom display Browser remote control using WFT unit, peripheral illumination correction, monaural microphone, fan control, magnification chromatic aberration compensation, GPS information recording, etc.
PlaybackPlayback operationsNormal playback, fast forward (at speeds of 5x, 15x, 60x), fast reverse 
(at speeds of 5x, 15x, 60x), frame fonruard, frame reverse, fonrvard skip, 
reverse skip, rec review
Clip display3×4 (clip) index screen
[Original, OK mark, check mark, shot mark, expand, proxy, photo (SD card) index displays available]
Clip information displaysClip metadata display, custom picture data display
EditClip deletion, clip copying
TerminalBody 
lnputGENLOCK terminal (also serves as SYNC OUT terminal), TIME CODE terminal (inpuUoutput switching), REMOTE terminal, MIC terminal, AUDIO terminal
OutputMON.terminal, REC OUT terminal, HDMI OUT terminal, headphones terminal, SYNC OUT terminal (also serves as GENLOCK terminal), TIME CODE terminal (inpuUoutput switching), VIDEO terminal
Input/output controlExpansion system terminal (WFT/other unit)
Monitor unit 
InputINPUT terminal (XLR) x 2, VIDEO terminal
OutputAUDIO terminal
Power supply14.4V DC (battery pack), 16.7 V DC (DC-IN)
Image processing platformDual Digic DV 5