New Canon EOS C300 Mark II - 4K Movie camera

EOS C300 Mark II FSL 24-105 f4L LCD Monitor Up

Canon recently unveils the EOS C300 Mark II, a new 4K video camera allowing filmmakers and broadcast producers to realise their creative vision in stunning cinematic detail. Building on the unprecedented success of the acclaimed EOS C300, the more rugged EOS C300 Mark II features an advanced imaging engine with dual DIGIC DV5 processors, new professional codecs and outstanding dynamic range, making it the most capable, flexible and accessible Cinema EOS video camera to date.

The Pricing : £11,299 excluding VAT. The camera will become public in September 2015

EOS C300 Mark II key benefits:
  • High bitrate internal 4K recording with external RAW
  • High dynamic range files, ideal for post production
  • Seamlessly integrate with professional workflows
  • Automatic features make independent shooting easy
  • Shoot with confidence in low light with low noise
See more image below and Specification........

EOS C300 Mark II RIGHT 24-105 f4L LCD Monitor Up

EOS C300 Mark II LEFT 24-105 f4L Grip

EOS C300 Mark II FSR 24-105 f4L

EOS C300 Mark II FRT Body Only

EOS C300 Mark II FRT 24-105 f4L LCD Monitor Up


EOS C300 Mark II
Image Sensor
SensorSuper35mm type CMOS
SystemRGB primary colour filter (Bayer array)
Total pixels per sensor9.84 megapixels
Effective pixels per sensorApprox. 8.85 megapixels when 4096 x 2160/2048 x 1080 resolution selected Approx.8.29 megapixels when 3840 x 2160 or 1920 x 1080 resolution selected
Dynamic RangeDuring normal shooting: 300% With Canon Log gamma: 800% With Canon Log2 Gamma 1600%(ISO 850 or above/gain 2.5 dB or more)
Horizontal ResolutionUp to 1800 TV lines or more depends 0n shooting resolution and on lens used.
Lens MountCanon EF Mount. EF with Cinema Lock or PL mount available (optional upgrade)
Focal length adjustment3840 x 2160 or 1920 x 1080 resolution: Actual focal length x approx. 1.534096 x 2160 or 2048 x 1080 resolution: Actual focal length x approx. 1.46 As indicated for EF-S lenses and Canon cine zoom lenses
Peripheral illumination correctionYES (dependent on lens used)
ND filter6 glass filters in camera body: 2 stops; 4 stops; 6 stops,8 stops,10 stops¹. Operate via body, wireless control or via RC-V100 Remote Control Unit.
Focus controlVia lens, wireless control or wired remote (dependent on lens used) One shot AF with EF Lenses including Cine Servo lens range².(Not available with Manual Focus, CINEMA Zoom or Prime lenses).
Iris controlVia body, grip, wireless control or wired remote. Push AI available with EF lens (Not available with CINEMA lenses)1/2-stop, 1/3-stop or FINE control.Possible to maintain constant F-number during zoom.
Image stabilization systemDepends on lens used
Image Processor
TypeDual DIGIC DV5
Video storage mediaCFast 2.0™ and SD card supported. Simultaneous Recording to CFast2.0 and External Device possible
Recording timeDepending on card used and resolution/ bit rate selected
Recording file formatXF-AVC (Material eXchange Format (MXF))
Recording StandardVideo Compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264Audio Recording: Linear PCM (16bit/24bit- 48kHz – 4ch) File Format: XF-AVC (MXF)Bit rate: Intra 410/225/220/110Mbps, LongGOP 50MbpsLong GOP: 35 or 24 Mbps (for proxy recording on SD cards)
Recording format CFast 2.0™ CardIntraframe recordingResolution:   4096×2160/3840×2160/2048×1080/1920×1080 Signal configuration: YCC422 10bit/(*)RGB444 (12bit/10bit)(*) Only with 2048×1080 or 1920×1080; 29.97P, 23.98P, 25.00P and 24.00PLong GOP recording  Resolution: 2048×1080/1920×1080
Signal configuration: YCC422 10bit
Recording format SD CardMovies: Long GOP recording only (*) Resolution: 2048×1080/1920x1080Signal configuration: YCC420 8bit Photo: JPEG Resolution: 2048×1080/1920×1080(*) Proxy recording using low bit rate
Recording frame rate59.94 Hz: 59.94i/59.94P/29.97P/23.98P (Depending on resolution selected) 50.00Hz: 50.00i/50.00P/25.00P (Depending on resolution selected24.Hz: 24.00P
Slow/Fast motion59.94Hz:59.94P
2K (2048×1080/1920×1080) 1 to 60 FPS
2K CROP (*1)(2048×1080/1920×1080) max 120 FPS
4K (4096×2160/3840×2160) 1 – 30 FPS
2K (2048×1080/1920×1080) max 60 FPS**
2K CROP * (2048×1080/1920×1080) max 120 FPS **
4K (4096×2160/3840×2160 max 30 FPS
2K (2048×1080/1920×1080) max 120 FPS **
2K CROP * (2048×1080/1920×1080) max 120 FPS**
2K (2048×1080/1920×1080) 1 – 50 FPS
2K CROP * (2048×1080/1920×1080) max 100FPS **
4K (4096×2160/3840×2160) 1 – 25 FPS
2K (2048×1080/1920×1080) max 50 FPS **
2K CROP * (2048×1080/1920×1080) max 100FPScz**
4K (4096×2160/3840×2160) max 30 FPS
2K (2048×1080/1920×1080) max 60 FPS**
Interval RecordYes
Frame RecordYES
Pre Record (cache record)Yes
Relay RecordingYES
Double Slot (simultaneous) RecordingYES
Scan ReverseYES: Both / Vertical/ Horizontal /Off
HD->SD conversionNO
Internal Data TransferYES. Clips can be copied from CFast2.0 to CFast2.0 card internally in Media Mode.
Photo storage mediaSD Card
Still quality2048 x 1080/1920 x 1080
Size4” (10.1 cm diagonal) color wide-screen LCD with 16:9 aspect ratio
DotsApprox. 1.23 million dots (854 x RGB x 480), 100% field of view coverage
Image quality adjustmentsSuper High, High or Normal can be selected as the luminance adjustment. Others are same as for the viewfinder.
Waveform MonitorYES
Focus AssistYES
Size0.46” (1.18 cm on the diagonal), color organic EL display with a wide-screen 16:9 aspect ratio
TypeOrganic LED
DotsApprox. 1770,000 dots (1024 x RGB x 576)
Image quality adjustmentsAdjustment of the viewfinder brightness, contrast, color, sharpness and luminance boosting (on/off) can be performed (using menu settings).
Correction lens+2.0 to -5.5 diopter
Audio inYES: 2x XLR input on monitor unit, 3.5mm input on Camera Body
Headphone outputYES Output impedance 50Ω or less, Reference signal output level 50Ω or less Reference signal output level -∞ to -12 dBV (with 16Ω load, volume from MIN to MAX)
Video/Audio outputMON., REC OUT terminals: BNC JackVideo[HD]: SMPTE 292, SMPTE 274 [3G]: SMPTE 424, SMPTE 425 Audio[HD]: SMPTE ST 299-1 [3G]: SMPTE ST 299-2Output impedance 75Ω, Output signal level 0.8Vp-p
HDMIHDMI terminal (type A) Complies with HDMI specifications. Video/Audio output
IEEE 1394 (Firewire)NO
Time codeBNC jack (input/output)
GenlockBNC jack (also serves as the SYNC OUT terminal) Signal level 1.0 Vp-p, Input impedance 10KΩ
SynchBNC jack (also serves as the SYNC OUT terminal) Signal level 1.0 Vp-p, Input impedance 10KΩ
LCD Monitor Input/OutputVIDEO terminal Canon’s proprietary specifications (special 13-pin jack) AUDIO terminal Canon’s proprietary specifications (special 13-pin jack)
Component outNO
AV terminalNO
DC inputYES
Remote Control Terminal2.5mm mini jack
Wireless Control TerminalVia optional Wi-Fi adaptor
Tally lampYES
Accessory shoeYES (cold shoe, 3 locations: top of body, top of handle, front of handle)
Shooting functions
Exposure Control and MeteringManual, Push Auto Iris, Auto Iris (with compatible lenses).Metering Options (a) Standard (center-weighted metering),(b) Spotlight,(c) Backlight compensation
Exposure compensation0.25 increments from ±0 to ±2.0.
Push Auto IrisYES (EF and EF-S lenses. Not available with EF Cinema Lenses.)
Exposure LockVia Push AI Function
Auto Gain Control settingYES
ISO Sensitivity1 Stop increments: [100], 160(*), 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, [51200, 102400][—] Displayed when ISO speed expansion is ON. (*) Displayed when ISO speed expansion is OFF. 1/3 stop increments:[100, 125], 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500,3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800, 16000, 20000, 25600,[32000, 40000, 51200, 64000, 80000, 102400]
Gain settingNormal: [-6dB, -3dB], -2dB(*), 0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 9dB, 12dB, 15dB, 18dB, 21dB, 24dB, 27dB,30dB, 33dB, 36dB, 39dB, 42dB, [45dB, 48dB, 51dB 54dB] [—] Displayed when ISO speed expansion is ON. (*) Displayed when ISO speed expansion is OFF.Fine: Any value from -2dB to 24dB in 0.5dB increments can be set.
Shutter speed
Control ModesOff, Speed, Angle, Clear Scan, Slow
Shutter speed59.94 HzOff: 59.94(i/P) : 1/60/29.98P: 1/30 24.00P 1/24Speed: 1/1 – 1/2000Clear Scan: 59.94 Hz mode: 23.98 Hz (lowest) to 250.37 Hz 24.00 Hz mode: 24.00 Hz (lowest) to 250.37 Hz Note: The frequency will differ depending on the frame rate setting.
Slow: 59.94(i/P) 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30; 29.98P 1/4, 1/8, 1/15: 24.00P 1/3, 1/6, 1/12 50.00Hz
Off: 50.00(i/P) 1/50; 25.00P 1/25
Speed:1/1 – 1/2000
Clear Scan: 24.00 Hz (lowest) to 250.40 Hz Note: The frequency will differ depending on the frame rate setting.
Shutter Angle59.94Hz/50.00Hz: 360.00, 240.00, 180.00, 120.00, 90.00, 60.00, 45.00, 30.00, 22.50, 15.00, 11.25
Focus Systems
AF OptionsDependent on the interchangeable lens used and User Selected Mode. Dual Pixel CMOS AF (CMOS AF), Contrast AF
AF ModesOne-Shot AF, Continuous AF and AF-Boosted MF are the available modes. All of these modes take effect when the AF/MF switch of the EF lens is at the AF setting
Face Detection AFYes; Face Priority or Face Only
Dual Pixel CMOS AFYes. Compatible with all EF Mount Lenses (Except Manual Focus Only models)
Custom Picture
Stored Configurations7 presets:Canon Log 2 : C.Gamut (Cinema Gamut) Canon Log 2 : BT.2020/Canon Log 2 : DCI-P3 Canon Log 2 : BT.709Canon Log: BT.2020 Gamut BT.709
Storage MediumInternal or SD card
Gamma Setting OptionsCanon Log 2/Canon Log/Wide DR/EOS Std.Normal 1 (STANDARD)/Normal 2 (4.0x)/Normal 3 (BT.709) Normal 4 (5.0x)
Colour Space SettingsCinema Gamut/BT.2020 Gamut/DCI-P3 Gamut/BT.709 Gamut
Colour Matrix SettingsNeutral/Production Camera/Cinema EOS Original/Video/EOS Std./OFF
Customisable and protected settingsYES
Black GammaYES
Low Key SaturationYES
Noise reductionYES
Skin detailYES
Selective Noise ReductionYES
Colour matrixYES
White balanceYES
Colour correctionYES
Setup levelYES
Clip 100% IREYES
White balance
Kelvin Range2000K to 15000K, 100K intervals, Default 5500K
White Balance ShiftYes, -9 to +9 (Daylight or Tungsten Preset selected)
Black balance
Black balance adjustmentYES
Time code
Countup systemRegen, RecRun, FreeRun, External, Hold (Drop frame available for NTSC Mode)
Start value setting“00:00:00:00”, Set/Reset selectable
Recording16-bit 2ch (48 kHz) linear PCM
ControlIndependent limiters and auto/manual settings
Microphone attenuationYES
Microphone level meterYES
SuppliedMonitor Unit, Handle Unit, Thumbrest, WFT Attachment, Tripod Adaptor Base, Eye Cup, CVF Cap, Shoulder StrapBattery Charger CG-10, AC Adaptor CA-A10, AC Cable, Battery Pack BP-A30, hex wrench, hexagon screw set,UN-5 Cable (X2)Lithium battery CR2025, Bracket
Optional (includes discontinued items)Canon Battery Pack BP-A30 (included with EOS C300 Mark II)/BP-A60 Canon AC adapter CA-A10Canon Battery Charger CG-A10 Canon Remote Controller RC-V100Canon shoulder strap SS-1200 (provided with the EOS C300 Mark II) Canon Tripod Adapter TA-100Canon Tripod base TB-1 Canon Shooting Brace SBR-1000
Canon Wireless transmitter WFT-E6 Canon GPS Receiver GP-E1
Canon unit cable UN-5 (provided)/UN-10 (purchased separately) Canon microphone adapter MA-400 (optional accessory) Canon rod clamp RD-1 (purchased separately)
Battery TypeBP-A30 (included),BP-A60 (optional)
Input Power Supply14.4 V DC (battery pack), 16.7 V DC (DC IN)

Approx. 149 x 183 x 183 mm (5.9 x 7.2 x 7.2 in) [EOS C300 Mark II + thumb rest]Approx. 190 x 183 x 187 mm (7.5 x 7.2 x 7.4 in) [EOS C300 Mark II + grip]Approx. 190 x 265 x 226 mm (7.5 x 10.4 x 8.9 in) [EOS C300 Mark II +grip+bracket+handle unit] Approx. 190 x 307 x 362 mm (7.5 x 12.1 x 12.8 in)[EOS C300 Mark II+grip+bracket+handle unit+monitor unit]
Detachable handleYES
Operating Temperature rangeApprox. 0°C to 40°C, 85% (relative humidity)Approx. -5°C to 45°C, 60% (relative humidity)
DisclaimersAll specifications are subject to change without notice
¹8 and 10 Stop ND selected via expansion option in menu
²CN7 x 17 KAS S/E1 or P1 depending on mount Focus, Zoom and Iris via lens drive unit.
Functions above control via RC-V100 on EF mount only
Canon is an authorised licensee of the CFast 2.0™ trademark, which may be registered in various jurisdictions
* The 2K area at the center of the 4K area is cropped and recorded. The size of the image is doubled -** depending on recording mode

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