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Canon EOS C300 Mark II EF

The 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) and a new 10-bit Canon Log 2 Gamma. This powerful new camera also features an expanded dynamic range of 15 stops, improved Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus, innovative focus assist engineering and CFast recording technology. The EOS C300 Mark II integrates a newly developed 8.85 Megapixel Canon Super 35mm 16:9 CMOS image sensor that supports up to 4K (DCI) recording with a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels and a high-speed readout for reduced rolling-shutter distortion. Working in concert with its dual Canon DIGIC DV5 image processors, data from the 4K sensor delivers Over-Sampling HD Processing for reduced-moiré 2K(DCI)/Full 1080-60p HD recording and Dual-Pixel CMOS Auto Focus with an expanded focusing area and Face Detection (in combination with Canon EF lenses). The dual DIGIC DV5 image processors also help to reduce visual noise and enable high-sensitivity shooting at a maximum speed of ISO 102,400 (+54dB) for sharp, clear image capture using only ambient lighting. In addition to its sensor and processors, the EOS C300 Mark II camera also incorporates a trio of XF-AVC H.264 codecs that enable in-camera 4K (DCI) recording to dual CFast card slots and 2K/Full HD recording to an SD card slot. For external recording and monitoring, twin 3G-SDI outputs capable of 4K RAW output are included on the rear of the camera body Users can choose among multiple recording modes, resolutions and frame rates to meet their production needs.

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  • New Canon 8.85 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
  • Dual Canon DIGIC DV5 Image Processors
  • Canon XF-AVC H.264 Codec
  • Internal 4K/2K/Full HD Recording
  • Twin 3G-SDI Outputs for up to 30p 4K
  • Full Manual Control
  • 1.77 Megapixel Color OLED EVF With Adjustable 60o Tilt Angle
  • Uses All Canon CN-E Cinema Prime and Zoom Lenses
  • Uses All Canon EF and EF-S Photo Lenses (Including Specialty Tilt-Shift and Other Models)
  • Built-In Mono Microphone
  • Removable LCD Monitor and Control Panel with XLR Inputs
  • Removable Hand Grip
  • Improved Low-Angle Camera Handle Extension
  • Built-in Dual-Band Wi-Fi for Remote LiveView Display and Camera Control

Image sensing device
Sensor: CMOS sensor (single-panel) equivalent to Super 35 mm
Total pixels: Approx. 9.84 megapixels (4206 x2340)
Number of effective pixels: Approx. 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 mount
Canon EF mount: EF lens group supported (including EF-S lenses), EF cinema lens group supported]

Exposure 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 setting: Speed, Angle, Clear Scan, Slow, or Off mode selected, Either 1/3 or 1/4 steps selected as speed increment

lris setting
1/2-stop, 1/3-stop or fine setting selected
(1) Push auto iris control
(2) Auto iris control *

  • Available only with some EF lenses

ISO: 1 step, 1/3 step settings, [100 – 160 – 25600 –102400 When the sensitivity is expanded
Gain: Normal [
-6dB – -2dB – 42dB – *54d8]
Fine: Setting in 0.5d8 step increments possible

  • When the sensitivity is expanded

ND filter
5 density settings (2,4,6,8(), 10() stops) [(*) when expansion is selected]: Motorized drive

Focus control
DAF (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 monitor
4″ (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

0.46″ (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 balance
Kelvin 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 media
CFast card, Movie recording, custom picture settings, metadata 2-slot

SD Card
Recording of movies and photos (JPEG), custom pictures, metadata, menus and other data possible

Video format (XF-AVC)
Video compression formats: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio recording system: Linear PCM (16bit/24bit- 48 kHz – 4ch)
File format: MXF
Bit rate: Intra 410 / 225 / 210 / 110Mbps, LongGOP 50Mbps, LongGOP 35 or 24Mbps (for proxy recording on SD cards)
CFast card: Intraframe 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 Card
Movies: 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 code
Count-up: Drop frame(*) or non-drop frame

Operation mode
Rec run, free run, regeneration (*) Only in the 59.94 Hz mode

Special Rec
Slow & Fast motion recording (max. 120 fps supported), frame recording, pre-recording, interval recording

Relay 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.

Playback operations: Normal 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 display
3×4 (clip) index screen [Original, OK mark, check mark, shot mark, expand, proxy, photo (SD card) index displays available]
Clip information displays: Clip metadata display, custom picture data display

Edit: Clip deletion, clip copying

lnput: GENLOCK terminal (also serves as SYNC OUT terminal), TIME CODE terminal (inpuUoutput switching), REMOTE terminal, MIC terminal, AUDIO terminal

Output: MON.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 control: Expansion system terminal (WFT/other unit)

Monitor unit
Input: INPUT terminal (XLR) x 2, VIDEO terminal
Output: AUDIO terminal

Power supply: 14.4V DC (battery pack), 16.7 V DC (DC-IN)
Image processing platform: Dual Digic DV 5

Camera Body
Body Cap I Eye Cup I Battery Door
Handle Unit I Grip Unit
Monitor / Audio Unit
15mm Baseplate
Handle Mounting Bracket
(5) 1/4-20 Socket Screws
Accessory Kit With 3/16’’ Wrench
(2) Medium Lightweight Rods
Microphone w/ Windscreen
CG-A10 Charger & AC Cable
CA-A10 Power Supply & AC Cable
(2) UN-5 Audio/Video Unit Cable
(1) HDMI A-A Cable
CFAST Card Reader
SD Card

Canon EOS C300 Mark II EF