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Canon EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camcorder Body - EF Lens Mount

SKU: CAC300EF MFR: 5779B002
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Canon EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camcorder Body Only - Super 35mm Canon CMOS sensor, Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor, 50 Mbps 4:2:2 codec, Canon Log
The Canon EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camcorder Body is built to meet the demands of the 21st century cinema industry. Equipped with the decade-long expertise and excellent quality of Canon, the EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camcorder Body is suitable for professionals who want to venture into the competitive world of motion picture capture, as well as for professionals who have been in the industry long enough to recognize a quality camcorder like the EOS C300. This remarkable camcorder is infused with a host of features such as the unique Super 35mm Canon CMOS sensor, revolutionary Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor, and 50 Mbps 4:2:2 codec that make it a sure hit on the market. Those brilliant features provide exceptional cinema quality movie capture that have cinematographers raving about it.

Whether for big or small productions, on location or in the studio, from shoestring to big Hollywood budgets, the EOS C300 will absolutely deliver. Portable, modular, and flexible enough to work with Canon's existing line-up of EF and new EF Cinema lenses, as well as countless accessories from third parties, it has everything the industry needs in a professional camcorder. But it doesn't end there. To make post-production easier for cinematographers, this camcorder features the Canon Log to deliver a seamless integration with existing production workflows. Designed with a right balance of awe-inspiring simplicity and cutting-edge features, the demanding world of moviemaking has finally met its match with the Canon EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camcorder Body.

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Product Highlights

  • Super 35mm CMOS Sensor: performs the crucial optoelectronic transformation of digital imaging and delivers outstanding results
  • DIGIC DV III Image Processor: delivers the highest image quality at the highest speeds
  • XF Codec Image Quality: creates robust digital files for major post-production
  • Wide Dynamic Range: works together with the CMOS sensor and image processor to enable recordings with stunning detail and dynamic range even in minimal light
  • Fully Compatible with EF-mount Lenses: works with all of Canon's EF lenses, including compact primes, super telephotos, specialty Tilt-Shift, Macro, and Fisheye lenses
  • Canon Log: guarantees seamless integration with existing production workflow.



Canon C300 EF Includes

  • EOS C300 Body (with Grip/Camera cover R-F-3)
  • Monitor Unit
  • Handle Unit
  • Battery Pack BP-955
  • Battery Charger CG-940
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-940
  • Eye Cup
  • Viewfinder Cap
  • Thumb Rest
  • Tripod base TB-1
  • WFT Attachment
  • Measuring Hook
  • AC Cable (2)
  • DC Cable (for CA-940)
  • Shoulder Strap SS-1200
  • XF Utilities Disc Ver. 3.0
  • Canon 1 Year Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

(6)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (3) , Good in low light (3) , Great picture quality (3) , Great sound (3)
Best Uses:
Documentaries (3) , HD shooting (3) , Movies/short films (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Pro videographer (3)

Canon C300 EF 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 uses 3840 (H) x 2160 (V) photosites to perform the crucial optoelectronic transformation of digital imaging.
  • Photosite Sensor with Microlens: Each photosite is a generous 6.4x6.4 micrometers in area and each has a microlens that ensures the highest efficiency in light transfer to the individual photodiode. Proprietary technologies within the photosite simultaneously lower the image sensor noise floor while enhancing the photon capacity of the photodiode.
  • Sensor Readout: The image sensor employs an innovative readout technique that delivers full bandwidth individual RGB video components without the need for any debayering algorithms. Each of these components has a 1920 (H) x 1080 (V) sampling structure at up to 60 frames. From these components, a 1080-60i or 1280x720-60P is derived.
  • Wide Dynamic Range: Working together, Canon's Super 35mm sensor and DIGIC DV III Image Processor achieve a remarkably high signal-to-noise ratio that enables recordings with great detail and dynamic range even in minimal light.
  • Canon Log Gamma: Shooting in Canon Log mode, cinematographers can set the camera exposure value using their customary light meter practices. Canon Log is a special nonlinear transfer function embodied within the DIGIC DV III RGB video processing system. This transfer function facilitates editing Cinema EOS images similar to the DI process.
  • Accurate Tonal Reproduction: By managing the disposition of quantization bits, Canon Log ensures excellent tonal reproduction within both highlight and low-light regions of a given digital image - maintaining a total dynamic range of 800%.
  • Low Light/High ISO Ability: A dark and stormy night? With the EOS C300, it's no problem. The combination of sensor and image processor render an extraordinary signal-to-noise ratio and as such makes shooting at high ISO (up to ISO 16000) a breeze.
  • Reduced Rolling Shutter and Moiré Artifacting: The camera uses enhanced signal processing to minimize rolling shutter skews and moiré artifacts. A high-speed readout reduces the subjective visibility of the vertical skewing on fast-moving horizontal subjects, a typical pitfall of the CMOS image sensor neutralized by Canon technology.
  • Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor: Designed and built by Canon for the highest HD RGB processing, the DIGIC DV III Image Processor uses proprietary circuits and architecture to deliver the highest image quality at the highest speeds, with low power consumption and minimal heat output.
  • Accurate RGB Rendering: The camera processes the RGB representations originated in the single CMOS sensor of the camera into three channels (Red, Blue and Green) to maintain the rich resolution and clean color fidelity formerly possible only in three-chip sensor designs.
  • XF Codec Image Quality: To create digital files robust enough for major post-production, the EOS C300 delivers the highest image quality with its XF Codec - the same codec used by other Canon XF - professional camcorders.
  • 4:2:2 Color Sampling: With 4:2:2 color sampling, image files have double the vertical resolution of color components created with 4:2:0 color sampling, minimizing jagged edges between red and blue and ensuring ample quality for chroma key compositing with green screens.
  • Fully Compatible with EF-mount Lenses: To integrate easily into the working style and equipment array of film crews and production houses, the EOS C300 with a Canon EF-lens mount is completely compatible with all of Canon's EF lenses, including compact primes, super telephotos, specialty Tilt-Shift, Macro and Fisheye lenses - over 60 in all.
  • Ergonomics & Design: 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 and Modular: The EOS C300 body is surprisingly small (5.24" x 7.0" x 6.7") and easily hand-held at just over 3 lbs. There is a bright 1.55 megapixel electronic viewfinder that comes bundled with a removable combination 4-inch, 1.23 megapixel monitor and control panel.
  • Removable Hand Grip: The camera also has a removable hand grip with a control dial and function buttons for hand-held shooting in DSLR style - or remove it and use the supplied thumb rest for completely stripped down shooting.
  • Neutral Density Glass Filter: The EOS C300 has a manually-operated built-in Neutral Density glass filter offering 1/4, 1/16 and 1/64th steps of filtering. Hand-held 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.
  • Ultra High Resolution EVF: The EOS C300 features a 0.52-inch, 1.55 Megapixel Color EVF and approximately 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.
  • CF Memory Card Recording: The camera records to CF cards through dual slots. Solid state and easy to find, 2 hrs of 4:2:2 50 Mbps footage can be recorded on two reusable and hot swappable 32 GB CF cards with ease. It's even possible to record to two CF cards simultaneously and relay-record for uninterrupted shots and copy from one card to another.
  • Multiple Recording Formats: With the realities of production in mind, the EOS C300 can record in a number of different modes, resolutions and frame rates, delivering quality recordings perfect for any application. 24.00p mode matches the exact frame rates of film cameras, so there's no need for time-consuming frame-rate conversion.
  • NTSC & PAL Compatible: The camera can shoot in both PAL and NTSC modes at 50 Mbps (CBR), 35 Mbps (VBR) and 25 Mbps (CBR) with a range of settings for resolution, color, frame rate and recording time.
  • Time Lapse & Motion Control: By capturing fewer fps, the camera can transform normal action into intense high-speed motion up to 60x. By capturing more fps, the camera can slow down motion to 1/2.5x at 720p. The EOS C300 can also be programmed to record a set number of frames at defined intervals for amazing time-lapse photography.
  • 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: 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: 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.
  • Focusing Aids: For sharp focus, the 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. A zebra bar maintains highlight exposure.
  • WFT Wireless Remote Control over Wi-Fi: With the WFT-E6A module the camera can be controlled from up to 150 feet away over an 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless network. The EOS C300 camera comes preconfigured so that camera settings can be viewed and controlled on third party devices with web browsers including computers, smartphones and tablets.

Canon C300 EF Specifications

Definition High Definition
Power Supply (rated) 7.4V DC (battery pack), 8.4V DC (DC-IN)
Recording/Codec Signal System: NTSC and PAL
Compression: 8 Bit MPEG-2 Long GOP
Color Space: 4:2:2 at 50Mbps recording
Maximum Bit Rate: 50Mbps (CBR)
Canon Log Gamma: Available
File Format: MXF (OP-1a)
Recording Options 50Mbps (CBR) 4:2:2 422P@HL
1920x1080: 59.94i/29.97p/23.98p; 50i/25p; True 24 (24.00)
1280x720: 59.94i/29.97p/23.98p; 50p/25p; True 24 (24.00)

35Mbps (VBR) 4:2:0 MP@HL
1920x1080: 59.94i/29.97p/23.98p; 50i/25p
1280x720: 59.94p/29.97p/23.98p; 50p/25p

25Mbps (CBR) 4:2:0 MP@H14
1440x1080: 59.94i/29.97p/23.98p; 50i/25p
Audio Linear PCM; 2-Channel; 16-Bit; 48kHz
Built-in Microphone: None
External Audio Inputs: 2 - XLR inputs (Auto and Manual level settings)
Recording Channel Selection: Two channel recording
XLR Mic Trimming: Available; -12dB, -6 dB, 0dB or +12dB
Recording Level Adjustment Range: - Infinity to +18dB
Phantom Power: Available: +48V
Headphone Adjustment: 16 Settings; Volume is muted at lowest setting
1KHz Tone: Available: -12, -18 or -20 dB
Image Sensor Sensor Type: CMOS sensor (single-panel), equivalent to Super 35mm
Sensor Size: 24.6 x 13.8mm effective screen size (6.4 x 6.4 micrometer pixel pitch)
Scanning System: Progressive
Number of Sensors: 1
Filter: RGB Primary Color Filter (Bayer Array)
Imaging Processor: DIGIC DV III
Effective Pixels Approx. 8.29 megapixels (3840 x 2160)
Total Pixels Approx. 9.84 megapixels (4206 x 2340)
Max. Movie Recording Time 64GB Compact Flash (CF) card
Greater capacity is possible when both are used.

25Mbps: 310 minutes
35Mbps: 225 minutes
50Mbps: 160 minutes
Lens Interchangeable: EF mount
Focusing System Manual; Autofocus system not available
Max. Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
ISO Range 320 to 20,000, 1-stop or 1/3-stop
ND Filter Settings Mechanical ND filter system with option of clear, 2 stops, 4 stops, and 6 stops
White Balance Auto, Manual, 2 Custom (2000K - 150,00K in 100K increments), Daylight, Tungsten
Frame Rate NTSC: 59.94P, 59.94i, 29.97P, 23.98P
PAL: 50P, 50i, 25P
Film: 24P
Minimum Illumination Full AUTO mode: TBA lux
Manual mode: TBA lux
Illumination Correction Compensates for each lens' light fall-off. Lens specific data stored in firmware
Genlock Terminal BNC (input only)
HD/SD-SDI Terminal BNC (output only), with embedded audio
Timecode Terminals BNC (input/output), Sync Out (BNC)
Viewfinder 0.52-inch diagonal, color 16:9 rotatable LCD
+2.0 to -5.5 diopter eye adjustment
LCD Screen (Monitor Unit) 4-inch diagonal, 1.23 megapixel color 16:9 rotatable LCD
100% field of view
adj. brightness, contrast, color, sharpness and backlight
Microphone None built-in
Recording Media CF Card (Type 1 Only): 2 slots (Movie files); UDMA supported
SD Card: 1 slot: Still images, Custom Picture Data, Clip Metadata and menu settings
(Custom Picture Data and settings are not compatible with data from other Canon models)
USB Terminal N/A
Video Terminal Same as HD/SD-SDI Terminal
Audio Terminal XLR 3-pin jack (2), Switchable between MIC/LINE
HDMI Terminal Yes (Type A), output only
AV Mini-terminal/Headphone Terminal 3.5mm stereo mini-jack
WFT Terminal For compatible Wi-Fi Accessory
Operating Temperature Range Performance: 32°-104°F / 0°-40°C, 85% (relative humidity)
Operation: 23°-113°F / -5°-45°C, 60% (relative humidity)
Dimensions (W x H x D) EOS C300 + Thumb Rest: 5.2 x 7.0 x 6.7 in / 133 x 179 x 171mm
EOS C300 + Grip: 6.9 x 7.0 x 6.7 in / 174 x 179 x 171mm
Camera + Monitor: 7.3 x 9.8 x 7.4 in / 185 x 249 x 187mm
Camera + Handle + Monitor: 7.3 x 11.2 x 11.9 in / 185 x 284 x 301mm
(not including lens hood, eyecup, grip belt)
Weight (not including lens) 3.2 lb / 1430g
Components Weight Grip: 8.1 oz / 230g
Monitor Unit: 1.4 lb / 620g
Handle Unit: 6.3 oz / 180g
Thumb Rest: 0.35 oz / 10g
BP-955 Battery: 7.8 oz / 220g
Attachment fitting: 0.32 oz / 9g
CF Cards x 2: 0.63 oz / 18g
Measure hook: 0.11 oz / 3g
Body Cap, Camera Cover (either type): 0.63 oz / 18g
Total Camera Weight With Grip, Monitor, BP-955, 2@CF: 5.6 lb / 2520g
With Grip, Monitor, Handle, BP-955, 2@CF: 6.0 lb / 2700g
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