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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 and CFast recording technology. Redesigned with the help of user input, the EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera helps to deliver more creative flexibility for professional studio motion picture production applications, as well as independent productions, TV dramas, commercials, news features, sports and more.
The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera integrates a re-designed imaging system of advanced components. These include 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. 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.
Creative flexibility is also greatly enabled by the EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera's compatibility with a wide variety of PL-mount lenses, including Canon CN-E Cinema zoom lenses our "ENG-style" Canon CINE-SERVO zooms.
Operability improvements of the Canon EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera that further facilitate operation and creative freedom include full manual control, an Ultra-High Resolution 1.77 Megapixel color OLED EVF with adjustable 60º tilting angle, a built in internal mono reference microphone, a removable hand grip, an improved camera handle extension with additional attachment points, and a removable LCD Monitor and control panel with XLR inputs. The modular design of the EOS C300 Mark II camera also allows for many kinds of industry-standard accessories to be added or removed as needed.
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. This sensor also reduces data-readout time to about half of what it was in the original EOS C300 Camera, which results in a significant reduction in rolling-shutter artifacts.
Dual DiG!C DV 5 Image Processors
The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera's re-designed imaging system includes dual DiG!C DV 5 image processors, which work in concert with the camera's advanced Super 35 CMOS sensor and XF-AVC codec to enable a wide variety of image quality and feature improvements. These include 15 stops of dynamic range, Canon Log 2 recording, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, simultaneous 4K and HD proxy recording, and 2K/Full HD frame rates of up to 120 fps.
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 color 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%.
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.
Multiple Recording Modes (HD/2K/4K)
Multiple recording modes, resolutions and frame rates make the EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera creatively flexible and able to work in any production environment.
Versatile and Refined Ergonomics
The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera builds on the innovative and efficient ergonomic design of the original, while also providing new advantages. Redesigned from the ground up to maximize shooting comfort and usability improvements asked for by users, the EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera's modular design allows different components to be added or removed as needed to not only meet the demands of a particular shooting environment, but to also maximize the comfort of the camera operator. In addition to the core body of the EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera, the EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera comes with a removable hand grip, improved low-angle camera handle extension with additional attachment points, and removable LCD monitor and control panel with XLR audio inputs.
Ultra-High Resolution OLED EVF with Adjustable Viewing Angle
The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera features a 0.46 Inch 1.77 Megapixel color OLED EVF (Organic Light Emitting Diode Electronic ViewFinder). OLED technology increases the color reproducibility, contrast and response of the viewfinder, making camera operation and the judging of image characteristics seen in the viewfinder much easier. The EVF also offers 60º of tilt for more comfortable operation in a variety of positions.
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.)
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. Focusing functions have been added, and the focusing area can even be moved by touch, allowing accurate focusing operations even when direct access to the camera is not available
Full Manual Control
The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera is also a fully manual digital camera. Users of the EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera have full manual control of all camera functions including iris, shutter speed, gain, zoom, focus, and audio, giving them the ability to adapt to both technical and artistic challenges when shooting. For maximum customization, users have access to Custom Picture Settings, Custom Functions, and Custom Display Options to tailor the camera precisely to their needs.
- EOS C300 Mark II Body
- Shoulder Strap
- Camcorder Body Cap
- Monitor Unit
- Handle Unit
- Handle Bracket
- Expansion Unit Attachment
- Battery Pack (BP-A30)
- Battery Charger (CG-A10)
- Power Adapter (CA-A10)
- Eye Cup
- Viewfinder Cap
- Thumb Rest
- Tripod Base (TB-1)
- Measure Hook (x1)
- 50 cm Cables for Monitor Unit (x2)
- Hexagon Socket, Head Cap Screws (x10) with Allen Key
|Product name||DigitalCinema Camera: EOS C300 Mark ll|
|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 PL mount|
|Exposure||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]
|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
|Viewfinder||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
|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)|
|Bit rate||Intra 410 / 225 / 210 / 110Mbps,
LongGOP 35 or 24Mbps (for proxy recording on SD cards)
|CFast card||Intraframe recording
Resolution : 4096x2160 / 3840x2160 / 2048x1080 / 1920x1080
Signal configuration : YCC422 10bit/(*)RG8444 (12bit/10bit)
(*) Only with 2048x1080 or 1920x1080; 29.97P, 23.98P, 25.00P and 24.00P
Resolution : 2048x1080 / 1920x1080
Signal configuration : YCC422 10bit
|SD Card||Movies: LongGOP recording only (*)
Resolution : 2048x1080 / 1920x1080
Signal configuration: YCC420 8bit
Resolution : 2048x1080 / 1920x1080
|(*) 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|
|Other||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||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||3x4 (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)|
|Input||INPUT terminal (XLR) x 2, VIDEO terminal|
|Power supply||14.4V DC (battery pack), 16.7 V DC (DC-IN)|
|Image processing platform||Dual Digic DV 5|
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Canon EOS C300 Mark II PL with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Body Only)
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