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. 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 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.

Creative flexibility is also greatly enabled by the EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera’s compatibility with the full range of more than 100 Canon EF and EF-S photographic lenses (including specialty tilt-shift and fisheye models) and Canon CN-E Cinema prime and zoom lenses (including the “ENG-style” Canon CINE-SERVO zooms). New Dual-Pixel CMOS AF capabilities of the EOS C300 Mark II are enabled by the AF motors in Canon EF lenses. The improved EF lens communication capabilities of the EOS C300 Mark II camera allow for the display of CN-E Cinema lens T-values, lens metadata acquisition, and chromatic aberration correction on the camera’s LCD Monitor/EVF/Output display.

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 60° 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.

Technical Specs

Image Sensing Device Sensor:
CMOS Sensor (single-panel) equivalent to Super 35mm

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 (or PL 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

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 - 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 : 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

LongGOP recording
Resolution : 2048x1080 / 1920x1080
Signal configuration : YCC422 10bit

SD Card:
Intra 410 / 225 / 210 / 110Mbps, Movies: LongGOP recording only (*)
Resolution : 2048x1080 / 1920x1080
Signal configuration: YCC420 8bit
Photo: JPEG
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 operations:
Normal playback, fast forward (at speeds of 5x, 15x, 60x), fast reverse (at speeds of 5x, 15x, 60x), frame forward, frame reverse, forward 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

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

Body 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

Body Input/output control:
Expansion system terminal (WFT/other unit)

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

Monitor unit Output:
AUDIO terminal

Power supply:
14.4V DC (battery pack), 16.7 V DC (DC-IN)

Image processing platform:
Dual Digic DV 5

Our Kit

Our rental package includes:

  • Canon EOS C300 Mark II EF Mount Cinema Camera Body (PL Mount also available, please specify when ordering)
  • (3x) Canon BP-A60 Battery Pack
  • Canon Battery Dual Charger CG-A10 w/ AC Cable
  • Canon Power Adapter CA-A10 w/ AC Cable & Camera Cable
  • Canon C300 Mark II Mounting Bracket
  • Canon C300 Mark II Monitor Unit
  • (2x) Canon C300 Mark II Monitor Cable
  • Canon C300 Mark II Handle Unit
  • Canon C300 Mark II Side Grip
  • (2x) 128GB CFast Card
  • USB 3.0 CFast Card Reader
  • Arri C300 Adapter Plate w/ Arri Bridge Plate Adapter BPA-2
  • Set of 15mm Rods

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