Canon EOS C300

Canon EOS C300

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  • 24.5×13.8 mm Super 35mm Sensor
  • 12 Stops of Dynamic Range
  • Canon XF Codec – 4:2:2  8 bit 50 Mb/s MPEG-2
  • FHD (1920 x 1080) internal recording
  • Up to 59.94 fps (NTSC) in HD (1280×720)
  • Iso 320 – 8000
  • EF Lens Mount for Broad Compatibility
  • Rotating 4″”, 1.23 Mp LCD Monitor
  • HD-SDI Output, XLR Inputs
  • Dual CF Card Slots
  • Timecode I/O, Genlock In & Sync Out
  • Canon Log Gamma
  • Modular Design: Removable Grip & Monitor
  • Weight 1.43 (kg)

Description

The c300 sensor produces a very clean 1920×1080 signal. With a native ISO of 850 the camera produces a clean signal all the way up to 20,000 ISO, giving great low light performance.

The body of the camera is light, compact and designed to be handheld, with a detachable hand grip that can control the camera. The unique design is very easy to hand hold. The camera’s 4″ LCD screen and audio interfaces are also detachable. The LCD screen attachment can be positioned in many different locations and rotated for better viewing. It also features full menu control, audio control and two XLR inputs. The LCD unit connects to the camera with two cables, giving it a lot of placement flexibility. The rear of the camera also has a small LCD panel, which features camera status info such as frame rate, shutter and ISO. Dials on the back of the camera and hand grip can quickly switch through these settings.

The camera has two CF cards slots and records in 50 Mbps 422 8-bit MPEG2 compression. Video can be recorded to either card, or both at the same time for redundant recording. Video resolutions and frame rates include 1920×1080 at 23.98p, 29.97p and 59.94i fps. Additionally, a true 24p mode is available for those doing film outputs. In 1280×720 mode, frame rates from 1-60p are also available for slow motion. All of these signals can be sent out over HD-SDI or HDMI, which gives you an uncompressed 8-bit signal. The camera also has genlock, timcode, and LANC connections for multi-cam operation and remote control. A WiFi port is also available, and with an additional accessory you can control the camera with a tablet.

Internally, the camera has a host of impressive functions including full painting controls for scene files. Many different gamma modes are available including one that matches Canon’s HDSLR cameras, as well as a Canon Log mode for the most dynamic range (learn more about Canon Log here). Setting can be saved to an SD card, and moved between cameras. A waveform and vector scope are also built in for adjusting exposure and color.

 

Canon EOS C300 Specifications

TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeSuper 35
24.6 x 13.8mm effective size (6.4 x 6.4µm pixel pitch)
Effective PixelsApprox. 8.29 Mp (3840 x 2160)
Total PixelsApprox. 9.84 Mp (4206 x 2340)
Scanning SystemProgressive
FilterRGB primary color filter (Bayer array)
ProcessorDIGIC DV III
Lens MountEF
Built-In ND FiltersClear, 1/64, 1/16, 1/4
Iris DialFor EOS EF lenses
Peripheral Illumination CorrectionYes
Exposure ModesManual
GainNormal setting: -6 dB to 30 dB
Fine setting: 0 dB to 24 db, in 0.5 dB increments
ISO Range320 to 80,000
Shutter ModesOFF, Speed, Angle, Slow Shutter, Clear Scan
Shutter Speed59.94i/59.94p: 1/60 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30; CS: 59.94 – 250.70 Hz
29.97p: 1/30 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/4, 1/8, 1/15; CS: 29.97 – 250.70 Hz
23.98p/24p: 1/24 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/3, 1/6, 1/12; CS: 23.97 – 250.70 Hz
50i/50p: 1/50 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/3, 1/6, 1/12 1/25; CS: 50.00 – 250.70 Hz
25p: 1/25 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/3, 1/6, 1/12; CS: 25.00 – 250.70 Hz
Shutter Angle59.94i/59.94p: 360, 240, 216, 180, 120, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.5, 15, 11.25
29.97p: 360, 240, 216, 180, 120, 108, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.5, 15, 11.25
23.98p/24p: 360, 345.6, 288, 240, 180, 172.8, 144, 120, 90, 86.4, 72, 60, 45, 30, 22.5, 15, 11.25
50i/50p: 360, 300, 240, 180, 150, 120, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.50, 15, 11.25
25p: 360, 300, 240, 180, 150, 120, 90, 75, 60, 45, 30, 22.50, 15, 11.25
Focus ModesManual
Auto
Autofocus SystemDual Pixel CMOS
 

Signal   System

NTSC/PAL
Compression8-bit MPEG-2 Long GOP (Canon XF codec)
Maximum Bit Rate50 Mbps (CBR)
Color Space4:2:2 at 50 Mb/s recording
File FormatMXF (OP-1a)
Recording MediaCF Card (Type 1 Only): 2x slots (Movie files); UDMA supported
SD Card: 1x slot: still images, custom picture data, clip metadata, and menu settingsNote: Custom picture data and settings are not compatible with data from other Canon models
Recording Formats50 Mb/s (CBR) 4:2:2 422P@HL
1920 x 1080: 59.94i/29.97p/23.98p; 50i/25p; true 24p (24.00)
1280 x 720: 59.94p/29.97p/23.98p; 50p/25p; true 24p (24.00)35 Mb/s (VBR) 4:2:0 MP@HL
1920 x 1080: 59.94i/29.97p/23.98p; 50i/25p
1280 x 720: 59.94p/29.97p/23.98p; 50p/25p25 Mb/s (CBR) 4:2:0 MP@H14
1440 x 1080: 59.94i/29.97p/23.98p; 50i/25p
Recording TimeWith 64 GB CompactFlash (CF) card (greater capacity is possible when both card slots are used):25 Mb/s: 310 min
35 Mb/s: 225 min
50 Mb/s: 160 min
Up to 999 clips can be recorded per card
Audio RecordingLinear PCM; 2-channel; 16-bit; 48 kHz
Built-In MicrophoneNone
Audio Inputs2 x XLR (auto and manual level settings), switchable between mic/line
1 x 3.5mm microphone jack
Channel Selection2-channel recording
XLR Mic Trimming-12, -6, 0, or +12 dB
LimiterAvailable
Recording Levels-∞ to +18 dB
Phantom Power+48V
Headphone Output Level16 settings; volume is muted at lowest setting
Tone1 KHz tone available; -12, -18, or -20 dB
TypeRotating color LCD
4″ (10.16 cm) diagonal
1,230,000 dots
Aspect Ratio16:9
Viewfinder
Type0.52″ (1.32 cm) diagonal, color
1,555,000 dots
Angle AdjustmentUp and down 60°
Diopter Adjustment+2.0 to -5.5
White BalanceManual
2 Custom (2000 to 15,000K in 100K increments)
Daylight (5400K)
Tungsten (3200K)
Exposure & Focus AidsPeaking (2 types), Zebra Pattern, Magnify, Edge Monitor Focus Assist, Black and White Mode

Note: Zebra can be output via the SDI or HDMI jack (HD only)

PlaybackIndex Displays: Index Display, Normal, “OK Mark” Index, “Check Mark” Index, “Shot Mark” Index, Expand Index, Photo Index
Clip Playback: Forward Search (5x, 15x, 60x), Reverse Search (5x, 15x, 60x), Forward Frame Advance, Reverse Frame Advance, Record Review, Clip Jump (Forward and Backward), Skip Playback
Playback Functions: Inter-Media Copy (Single Clip, All Clips, Last Clip); Clip Delete (Single Clip, All Clips, Last Clip)
Still Image Playback: Index, Single Playback, Erasure, Protect
Slow and Fast Motion Recording50 Mb/s: 1920 x 1080
Record Rate: 1-30 fps (Playback Rate: 29.97p/23.98p/24.00p)
Record Rate: 1-25 fps (Playback Rate: 50i/25p)50 Mb/s: 1280 x 720
Record Rate: 1-60 fps (Playback Rate: 59.94p/29.97p/23.98p/24.00p)
Record Rate: 1-50 fps (Playback Rate:50p/25p)35 Mb/s: 1920 x 1080
Record Rate: 1-30 fps (Playback Rate: 29.97p/23.98p/24.00p)
Record Rate: 1-25 fps (Playback Rate: 50i/25p)35 Mb/s: 1280 x 720
Record Rate: 1-60 fps (Playback Rate: 59.94p/29.97p/23.98p/24.00p)
Record Rate: 1-50 fps (Playback Rate:50p/25p)25 Mb/s: 1440 x 1080
Record Rate: 1-30 fps (Playback Rate: 29.97p/23.98p)
Interval RecordingInterval can be set in 25 levels ranging from 1 second to 10 minutes (1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/15/20/30/40/50 sec; 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10 min)
NTSC 59.94i/29.97p/23.98p/24.00p: Selectable between 1, 3, 6, 9 frames
NTSC 59.94p: Selectable between 2, 6, 12 frames
PAL 50i/25p/50p: Selectable between 2, 6, 12 frames
Frame RecordNTSC 59.94i/23.98p/24.00p: Selectable between 1, 3, 6, 9 frames
NTSC 59.94p: Selectable between 2, 6, 12 frames
PAL 50i/25p/50p: Selectable between 2, 6, 12 frames
Pre-Record Buffer3 sec cache (video & audio)
Still Capture1920 x 1080 images captured to SD card
Custom Functions9 total functions
Assignable Buttons15; can be assigned from among 30 functions
Color BarsColor bars compliant with SMPTE, EBU, or ARIB standards can be selected
Minimum Illumination59.94 Hz Mode: 0.3 lux (f/1.2, 24 dB, 29.97p, 1/30 sec.)
50.00 Hz Mode: 0.25 Lux (f/1.2, 24 dB, 25p, 1/25 sec.)
SensitivityF9 (ISO 640 (0db) 2000 lux, 89.9% Reflection, in 1080/59.94i mode)
F10 (ISO 640 (0db) 2000 lux, 89.9% Reflection, in 1080/50.00i mode)
Illumination CorrectionCompensates for each light fall-off of each lens. Lens-specific data stored in firmware
Dynamic RangeDuring Normal Shooting: 300%
With Canon Log Gamma: 800%
ISO 850 or above – gain 2.5 dB or above
Language SupportEnglish, Japanese, Chinese, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Russian
Time and DateAutomatic Calendar range January 1st, 2010 through December 31, 2031 selectable in American, Japanese and European Date formats
World ClockUTC time setting: Setting range from +14:00 to -12:00
HD/SD-SDI1 x BNC connector (output only)
HD 4:2:2 (YCbCr) 1920 x 1080: 60i/50i, 1280 x 720: 60p/50p
SD 4:2:2 (YCbCr) 640 x 480: 60i/50iHD-SDI:
1080i/720p: Compliant with SMPTE 292M
Embedded Audio: Compliant with SMPTE 299M
Time Code Standard: (VITC/LTC) SMPTE 12MSD-SDI:
NTSC 480i/PAL 576i: Compliant with SMTPE 259M
Embedded Audio: Compliant with SMTPE 272M
Time Code Standard: (VITC/LTC) SMTPE 12M
HDMI Output1 x Type A
GenlockBNC (input only)
Adjustment Range: -1023 to +1023
Sync Output1 x BNC connector
HD tri-level signal (HD Sync): The HD standard analog component Y signal with the black muted is output
HD-Y signals (HD-Y): Only the HD standard analog component Y signal is output
Black burst signal: The SD standard analog composite signal with the black muted is output
Composite: The SD standard analog composite signals are output
Time Code I/O1 x BNC
Drop Frame (DF) and Non-Drop Frame (NDF)
Time Code Modes: Regen, Record Run, Free Run, and External SourceNote: Drop Frame works with NTSC modes only and is not available in 24p
Audio Input Terminals2 x Balanced 3-pin XLR (Mic Level, Mic Level with phantom power and Line Level) 1 x 3.5mm microphone jack
Headphone Connector3.5mm stereo mini-jack
Remote2.5mm LANC-compatible terminal
Wi-FiWFT terminal for compatible Wi-Fi accessory
WeightEOS C300: 3.2 lb (1.43 kg)
Grip: 8.1 oz (230 g)
Monitor Unit: 1.4 lb (620 g)
Handle Unit: 6.3 oz (180 g)
Thumb Rest: 0.35 oz (10 g)
BP-955 Battery: 7.8 oz (220 g)
Attachment Fitting: 0.32 oz (9 g)
2x CF Cards (not included): 0.63 oz (18 g)
Measure Hook: 0.11 oz (3 g)
Body Cap, Camera Cover (either type): 0.63 oz (18 g)
EOS C300 with Grip, Monitor, BP-955 & 2x CF Cards: 5.6 lb (2.52 kg)
EOS C300 with Grip, Monitor, Handle, BP-955 & 2x CF Cards: 6.0 lb (2.70 kg)