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Canon C300 PL Cinema EOS Camcorder Body - PL Lens Mount

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Canon EOS C300 PL Cinema EOS Camcorder Body - PL Lens Mount
The exceptional EOS C300 PL camera is designed to meet the demanding needs of cinema industry professionals for today's moviemaking.

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. Designed with SMPTE HD production standards, its MPEG-2 codec is an internationally recognized standard compatible with major NLE applications while additional features such as Canon Log ensure seamless integration with existing production workflows, making post-production easy.

The Canon CMOS sensor has an active image size of 24.4 x 13.5mm and uses 3840 (H) x 2160 (V) photosites to perform the crucial optoelectronic transformation of digital imaging. The image sensor employs an innovative readout technique that delivers full bandwidth and individual RGB video components using proprietary circuits and architecture to deliver the highest image quality at the highest speeds, with low power consumption and minimal heat output. 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.

The EOS C300 PL offers compatibility with virtually every cinema lens in production today such as Canon's PL-mount cinema lenses. This stunningly simple to operate camera is designed to please cinematographers for any production large or small.

Canon C300 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 PL, 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 PL 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.
  • PL Lens Mount: The EOS C300 PL is fully compatible with a wide variety of industry-standard PL-mount lenses, ensuring interoperability with trusted optics already in the filmmakers possession. It also means filmmakers can take advantage of the brilliant new optical designs Canon has developed for the Cinema market.
  • 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 PL body is surprisingly small (5.24" x 7.0" x 7.0") 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 PL 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 PL fits shooting situations that are challenging for larger cameras.
  • Ultra High Resolution EVF: The EOS C300 PL 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 PL 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 PL 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.
  • GPS Metadata: The camera supports incorporating GPS information into the file metadata - useful for general cinematic applications, and essential for expedition filmmakers. A basic window mode even enables use with the Apple iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, as well as with handheld devices operating the Android operating system.

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