EOS C300 Mark II:
a creative and practical 4K production tool
Durable, powerful and easy to use with automatic features, the EOS C300 Mark II offers internal capture of stunning 4K/Full HD video with a wide dynamic range, external RAW output and Canon Log2 to help realise your creative vision.
Who it is for?
A truly creative and practical 4K production tool for moviemakers and broadcasters, the EOS C300 Mark II builds on the success of the EOS C300 and extends its reach even further, offering independent filmmakers and broadcast professionals a camera fully specified with latest generation technology to meet the needs of the video professional.
- 8.85MP Super 35mm Canon CMOS sensor.
- Shoot 4K at up to 410Mbps/10-bit with the Canon XF-AVC H.264 codec for easy 4K integration into existing workflows.
- 15 stops of dynamic range with Canon Log2.
- Simultaneously record 4K to dual internal CFast 2.0™ cards*, 2K/FHD proxy files to SD card and output 4K RAW to external devices.
- Concentrate on the action with improvements in Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Face Detection AF and Auto White Balance.
- High-sensitivity, low-noise images up to ISO 102,400.
- Sensor readout speed is improved, producing even lower rolling shutter distortion.
- Support for BT.2020, Canon Cinema Gamut and DCI-P3 colour space
- 4 channel 16/24-bit audio.
- Huge range of compatible lenses, servo zoom support and service changeable PL mount option.
* Canon is an authorised licensee of the CFast 2.0™ trademark, which may be registered in various jurisdictions.
8.85MP SUPER 35MM CMOS SENSOR
An enhanced 8.85MP Super 35mm Canon CMOS sensor, designed specifically for video capture, delivers superb high-resolution images with high sensitivity, low noise and beautifully shallow depth-of-field.
Enjoy an extensive range of high quality creative shooting options with the highly versatile XF-AVC H.264 codec. Shoot stunning 4K video at up to 410Mbps/10-bit for easy integration into existing 4K workflows and easily select the combination of resolution and codec type that best suit your production.
ROOM TO MANOEUVRE
For maximum freedom in post-production the built-in Canon Log2 captures the maximum range of tones, providing up to 15 stops of Dynamic Range.
RECORD STUNNING 4K IMAGES INTERNALLY
Simultaneously record stunning high bit rate 4K/UHD images to dual internal CFast 2.0™* memory cards, 2K proxy files to SD card and output 4K RAW to external devices, for an efficient workflow. Utilise the abundant powers of 4K image capture in Full HD recording, with higher quality and significantly cleaner results, thanks to Oversampling HD processing.
EASY AUTO FUNCTIONS
Pick up and shoot. As well as extensive manual controls the EOS C300 Mark II makes life easy for the independent camera operator thanks to innovative automatic features, which let you concentrate on the action. These include Dual Pixel CMOS AF with 80% vertical & 80% horizontal coverage, Face Detection AF (with compatible lenses) and Auto White Balance so you won't miss the shot. Autofocus has been further enhanced with the ability to select the AF speed (with compatible lenses) and AF subject tracking characteristics ensuring that focusing is more natural.
SUPERB PERFORMANCE IN ANY LIGHT
Shoot anywhere and capture low-noise footage in all kinds of challenging shooting scenarios thanks to a wide ISO range up to ISO 102,400 that delivers enhanced sensitivity and unrivalled low-light performance. Built-in ND filters provide a possible further 10 stops of exposure control (in expansion mode) in bright light or when a wide aperture is required.
REDUCED ROLLING SHUTTER ARTEFACTS
Sensor readout speed is significantly improved, producing even lower rolling shutter distortion so even subjects on the move maintain their correct shape better.
WIDE CHOICE OF COLOUR GAMUTS
The EOS C300 Mark II offers a variety of colour gamuts to suit your workflow and final output medium, including BT.2020, Canon Cinema Gamut and DCI-P3.
HIGH QUALITY AUDIO
The EOS C300 Mark II supports LPCM 24-bit/48kHz audio for sound quality that is superior to CD. It offers 4-channel input, including a mic jack, internal monaural mic and two XLR terminals, which allow multiple sound sources to be selected and mixed to record sound with a sense of ambience.
HUGE RANGE OF INTERCHANGEABLE LENSES
Expand your creative options with more than 90 of Canon′s current interchangeable EF and EF Cinema lenses. Servo zoom support further increases shooting versatility. The EF lens mount can be switched to PL and back again by an approved service centre.
* Canon is an authorised licensee of the CFast 2.0™ trademark, which may be registered in various jurisdictions.
Canon’s XF-AVC is a highly versatile and 4K capable file format that uses the efficient H.264 codec to deliver superior image quality at high bit rates, enabling EOS C300 Mark II to record 4K footage at up to 410 Mbps, at 30p. The newly developed XF-AVC file format is easily integrated into existing workflows, while simultaneous recording of 2K or Full HD Proxy files to the SD card in the same format, further increases efficiency in post-production.
The Canon Log2 gamma profile increases the range of creative possibilities by achieving a uniform output in a wide area of the log space, giving greater flexibility in post-production processing. It does this by widening the dynamic range by up to 15 stops, enabling the extremes of highlight and shadow details to be recorded, extending the scope of colour grading.
DUAL DIGIC DV5
Using Canon’s Dual DIGIC DV5 processors, EOS C300 Mark II has significantly more processing capability than the previous processor, enabling high bit rate 4K movies to be recorded, together with support for Log2 and many other key camera functions.
DUAL PIXEL CMOS AF
Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF offers improved performance and incredible control with minimal effort thanks to an expanded focusing area that covers approx. 80% (vertically) x 80% (horizontally) of the image display on the screen. This means users can select the autofocus frame and move it to the desired location within this expanded focusing area, via the 4-direction key for AF shooting. Dual Pixel CMOS AF enables fast and accurate continuous AF and also supports Face Detection AF, which responds to the face of a subject – making interviews and pieces to camera simple for individual filmmakers.
OVER SAMPLING HD PROCESSING
Over Sampling HD Processing is an advanced debayering algorithm for image processing that effectively utilises the abundant powers of 4K image capture in Full HD recording. The camera captures a 4K image, the RGB channels are separated into three individual 8 megapixel 4K signals and the 4K RGB signals are then multiplexed and scaled down internally into a Full HD (1920x1080) signal. This improves the perceived resolution and allows you to record a significantly cleaner Full HD image.
|Sensor||Super35mm type CMOS|
|System||RGB primary colour filter (Bayer array)|
|Total pixels per sensor||9.84 megapixels|
|Effective pixels per sensor||Approx. 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
|Minimum illumination||59.94Hz Mode: 0.45 Lux [F1.2 lens, ISO 26500, shutter speed 1/30]
50.00Hz Mode: 0.38 Lux [F1.2 lens, ISO 26500, shutter speed 1/25]
|Sensitivity||59.94Hz Mode F10 [2048x1080/59.94P, ISO 800 2000 Lux, 89.9% reflection]
50Hz Mode: F11 [2048x1080/59.94P, ISO 800 2000 Lux, 89.9% reflection]
|S/N Ratio||59.94Hz Mode 67dB (Typical)
1920 x 1080/29.97P, Canon Log2 / Log3 base sensitivity ISO 800 (Dynamic range 1600%)]
50Hz Mode: 67dB (Typical)
[1920x1080/25P, Canon Log2 / Log3 base sensitivity ISO 800 (Dynamic range 1600%)]
|Dynamic Range||Up to 14-stops with Canon Log3, 1600% ISO 800 or above
Up to 15-stops with Canon Log2, 1600% ISO 800 or above
Up to 12-stops with Canon Log / Wide DR: 800% ISO 400 or above
|Horizontal Resolution||Up to 1800 TV lines or more depends 0n shooting resolution and on lens used.|
|Lens Mount||Canon EF Mount. EF with Cinema Lock or PL mount available (optional upgrade)|
|Focal length adjustment|| 3840 x 2160 or 1920 x 1080 resolution: Actual focal length x approx. 1.53
4096 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 correction||YES (dependent on lens used)|
|ND filter||6 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 control||Via lens, wireless control or wired remote (dependent on lens used)
One shot AF with EF Lenses (Not available with Manual Focus, CINEMA Zoom, Cine Servo or Prime lenses).
|Iris control||Via 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 system||Depends on lens used|
|Type||Dual DIGIC DV5|
|Video storage media||CFast2.0™ and SD card supported. Simultaneous Recording to CFast2.0™ and External Device possible.
VPG130 protocol for CFast2.0 card supported.
|Recording time||Depending on card used and resolution/ bit rate selected|
|Recording file format||XF-AVC (Material eXchange Format (MXF))|
|Recording Standard||Video Compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio Recording: Linear PCM (16bit/24bit- 48kHz - 4ch)
File Format: XF-AVC (MXF)
Bit rate: Intra 410/225/220/110Mbps, LongGOP 50Mbps
Long GOP: 35 or 24 Mbps (for proxy recording on SD cards)
|Recording format: CFast 2.0™ Card||Intraframe recording
Resolution: 4096x2160/3840x2160/2048x1080/1920x1080 Signal configuration: YCC422 10bit/(*)RGB444 (12bit/10bit)
(*) Only with 2048x1080 or 1920x1080; 29.97P, 23.98P, 25.00P and 24.00P
Long GOP recording
Signal configuration: YCC422 10bit
|Recording format: SD Card||Movies: Long GOP recording only (*)
Signal configuration: YCC420 8bit Photo: JPEG
(*) Proxy recording using low bit rate
|Recording frame rate||59.94 Hz: 59.94i/59.94P/29.97P/23.98P (Depending on resolution selected)
50.00Hz: 50.00i/50.00P/25.00P (Depending on resolution selected
2K (2048x1080/1920x1080) 1 to 60 FPS
2K CROP (*1)(2048x1080/1920x1080) max 120 FPS
4K (4096x2160/3840x2160) 1 - 30 FPS
2K (2048x1080/1920x1080) max 60 FPS**
2K CROP * (2048x1080/1920x1080) max 120 FPS **
4K (4096x2160/3840x2160 max 30 FPS
2K (2048x1080/1920x1080) max 120 FPS **
2K CROP * (2048x1080/1920x1080) max 120 FPS**
2K (2048x1080/1920x1080) 1 - 50 FPS
2K CROP * (2048x1080/1920x1080) max 100FPS **
4K (4096x2160/3840x2160) 1 - 25 FPS
2K (2048x1080/1920x1080) max 50 FPS **
2K CROP * (2048x1080/1920x1080) max 100FPScz**
4K (4096x2160/3840x2160) max 30 FPS
2K (2048x1080/1920x1080) max 60 FPS**
2K CROP * (2048x1080/1920x1080) max 100FPS**
|Pre Record (cache record)||Yes|
|Double Slot (simultaneous) Recording||Yes|
|Scan Reverse||Yes: Both / Vertical/ Horizontal /Off|
|Internal Data Transfer||Yes. Clips can be copied from CFast2.0™ to CFast2.0™ card internally in Media Mode.|
|Photo storage media||SD Card|
|Still quality||2048 x 1080/1920 x 1080|
|Size||4” (10.1 cm diagonal) color wide-screen LCD with 16:9 aspect ratio|
|Dots||Approx. 1.23 million dots (854 x RGB x 480), 100% field of view
|Image quality adjustments||Super High, High or Normal can be selected as the luminance adjustment. Others are
same as for the viewfinder.
|Size||0.46” (1.18 cm on the diagonal), color organic EL display with a wide-screen 16:9 aspect ratio|
|Dots||Approx. 1770,000 dots (1024 x RGB x 576)|
|Image quality adjustments||Adjustment 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 in||Yes: 2x XLR input on monitor unit, 3.5mm input on Camera Body|
|Headphone output||Yes 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 output||MON., REC OUT terminals: BNC Jack
Video[HD]: SMPTE 292, SMPTE 274 [3G]: SMPTE 424, SMPTE 425
Audio[HD]: SMPTE ST 299-1 [3G]: SMPTE ST 299-2
Output impedance 75Ω, Output signal level 0.8Vp-p
|HDMI||HDMI terminal (type A) Complies with HDMI specifications. Video/Audio output|
|IEEE 1394 (Firewire)||No|
|Time code||BNC jack (input/output)|
|Genlock||BNC jack (also serves as the SYNC OUT terminal) Signal level 1.0 Vp-p, Input impedance 10KΩ|
|Synch||BNC jack (also serves as the SYNC OUT terminal) Signal level 1.0 Vp-p, Input impedance 10KΩ|
|LCD Monitor Input/Output||VIDEO terminal Canon’s proprietary specifications (special 13-pin jack)
AUDIO terminal Canon’s proprietary specifications (special 13-pin jack)
|Remote Control Terminal||2.5mm mini jack|
|Wireless Control Terminal||Via optional Wi-Fi adaptor|
|Colour Bars||EBU, SMPTE, ARIB|
|Accessory shoe||Yes (cold shoe, 3 locations: top of body, top of handle, front of handle)|
|Exposure Control and Metering||Manual, Push Auto Iris, Auto Iris (with compatible lenses).
Metering Options (a) Standard (center-weighted metering),(b) Spotlight,(c) Backlight compensation
|Exposure compensation||0.25 increments from ±0 to ±2.0.|
|Push Auto Iris||Yes (EF and EF-S lenses. Not available with EF Cinema Lenses.)|
|Exposure Lock||Via Push AI Function|
|Auto Gain Control setting||Yes|
|ISO Sensitivity||1 Stop increments: , 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 setting||Normal: [-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.
|Control Modes||Off, Speed, Angle, Clear Scan, Slow|
|Shutter speed|| 59.94 Hz
Off: 59.94(i/P) : 1/60/29.98P: 1/30 24.00P 1/24
Speed: 1/1 - 1/2000
Clear 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
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.
Slow: 50.00(i/P) 1/3, 1/6, 1/12, 1/25; 25.00P 1/3, 1/6, 1/12
|Shutter Angle||59.94Hz/50.00Hz: 360.00, 240.00, 180.00, 120.00, 90.00, 60.00, 45.00, 30.00, 22.50, 15.00, 11.25|
|AF Options||Dependent on the interchangeable lens used and User Selected Mode. Dual Pixel CMOS AF (CMOS AF), Contrast AF|
|AF Modes||One-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 AF||Yes; Face Priority or Face Only|
|Dual Pixel CMOS AF||Yes. Compatible with all EF Mount Lenses (Except Manual Focus Only models)|
|Stored Configurations||7 presets:
Canon Log2 : Cinema Gamut, BT.2020, DCI-P3, BT.709
Canon Log, Canon Log3
|Storage Medium||Internal or SD card|
|Gamma Setting Options||Canon Log /Canon Log2/Canon Log3/Wide DR/EOS Std.Normal 1 (STANDARD)/Normal 2 (4.0x)/Normal 3 (BT.709)
Normal 4 (5.0x)
|Colour Space Settings||Cinema Gamut/BT.2020 Gamut/DCI-P3 Gamut/BT.709 Gamut|
|Colour Matrix Settings||Neutral/Production Camera/Cinema EOS Original/Video/EOS Std./OFF|
|Customisable and protected settings||Yes|
|Low Key Saturation||Yes|
|Selective Noise Reduction||Yes|
|Clip 100% IRE||Yes|
|Kelvin Range||2000K to 15000K, 100K intervals, Default 5500K|
|White Balance Shift||Yes, -9 to +9 (Daylight or Tungsten Preset selected)|
|Black balance adjustment||Yes|
|Countup system||Regen, RecRun, FreeRun, External, Hold (Drop frame available for NTSC Mode)|
|Start value setting||“00:00:00:00”, Set/Reset selectable|
|Recording||Linear PCM (16-bit/24-bit – 48kHz – 4Ch (MXF Rec))|
|Control||Independent limiters and auto/manual settings|
|Microphone level meter||Yes|
|Supplied||Monitor Unit, Handle Unit, Thumbrest, WFT Attachment, Tripod Adaptor Base, Eye Cup, CVF Cap, Shoulder Strap
Battery 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 C300 Mark II)/BP-A60
OLED Electronic ViewFinder, EVF-V70
Clamp Base CL-V1 (for EVF-V70)
Canon AC adapter CA-A10
Canon Battery Charger CG-A10
Canon Remote Controller RC-V100
Canon shoulder strap SS-1200 (provided with the C300 Mark II)
Canon Tripod Adapter TA-100
Canon Tripod base TB-1
Canon Wireless transmitter WFT-E6/WFT-E8
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 Type||BP-A30 (included),BP-A60 (optional)|
|Input Power Supply||14.4 V DC (battery pack), 16.7 V DC (DC IN)|
|Power Consumption||19.2W (4096x2160/3840x 2160, 410Mbps/25P; 20.5W (2048x1080/1920x1080, 310Mbps 50P) (Approx.)|
|Continuous Recording Time||Supplied BP-A30 (3100mAh): Up to 130 minutes
Optional BP-A60 (6200mAh) : Up to 270 minutes
(4K recording, 410Mbps, 25.00P)
|Dimensions||Approx. 149 x 183 x 183 mm (5.9 x 7.2 x 7.2 in) [C300 Mark II + thumb rest]
Approx. 190 x 183 x 187 mm (7.5 x 7.2 x 7.4 in) [C300 Mark II + grip]
Approx. 190 x 265 x 226 mm (7.5 x 10.4 x 8.9 in)
[C300 Mark II +grip+bracket+handle unit]
Approx. 190 x 307 x 362 mm (7.5 x 12.1 x 12.8 in)
[C300 Mark II +grip+bracket+handle unit+monitor unit]
|Weight (camera only)||EF Mount: 1770g (3.9lb) PL Mount: 2000g (4.4lb) EF Mount with Cinema Lock: 1850g (4.1lb)|
|Weight (fully equipped)||EF Mount: 3435g (7.6lb) with supplied battery|
|Operating Temperature range||Approx. 0°C to 40°C, 85% (relative humidity)
Approx. -5°C to 45°C, 60% (relative humidity)
|ND filter||¹ 8 and 10 Stop ND selected via expansion option in menu|
|All specifications are subject to change without notice|
|* 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|
|Canon is an authorized licensee of the CFast 2.0™ trademark, which may be registered in various jurisdictions|