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Every filmmaker has a story to tell.
“IfIcangetasmallcamera
thatdoeseverythingIwant
ittodo,withthebest
qualityintheworld,that’s
whatIwant.Andthat’s
whatIthinkwehavewith
theCanonCinemaEOS.”
Every filmmaker has a story to tell.
FELIX ALCALA
Co-Director and Co-Writer of “SWORD”
On the set of “SWORD,” a short film shot
exclusively with the Canon Cinema EOS system.
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hat you capture on set will define how your story
unfolds. Superb tonal accuracy. Brilliant color
reproduction. Subtle image adjustments. Surprising
angles and points of view. Digital robustness to survive
extensive post-production. For all this, Canon has created the
Cinema EOS system – a definitive HD motion picture system,
conceived as an extension of the cinematographer. The new
EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL cameras, Canon EF Cinema
lenses, our comprehensive service and support network,
and educational resources are all designed to help you tell
“I grew up in the film era – I think
what has prevented most cinemato-
graphers from whole-heartedly
embracing the digital side has
been that they don’t feel that the
digital technology has delivered
everything they’re used to on film. I believe we’ve actually reached
that point now. We’ve got something
now that’s a major league tool
that’s available to virtually anyone
who can get their hands on it. This opens up the field to everyone;
everyone can have access to this
camera – which I think, hopefully, will
lead to a renaissance of filmmaking.”
your story the way you imagined it.
The powerful EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL cameras, centered
on Canon’s unique Super 35mm CMOS sensor, revolutionary
Canon ≥DV III Image Processor, and 50Mbps 4:2:2 codec
writing out to dual CF cards. Compact and lightweight,
modular in design, compatible with Canon’s new EF Cinema
lenses and legendary line of EF lenses, as well as third-party
accessories, the EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL are reliable in
the studio and rugged on location – no matter how far your
assignment or imagination takes you. A family of Canon EF- and
PL-mount lenses designed specifically for cinematography
applications, including fast primes and wide-tele zooms, with
the optical performance, controls and usability you need.
And Canon Service, Support and Education, working
right beside you when you need it. With an established
infrastructure to support and educate, troubleshoot and
repair, to listen and to innovate.
Canon is set on a path to grow and evolve with the
industry, providing professionals with the tools and support
they need to tell their stories.
RICHARD CRUDO, A.S.C.
On the set of the short film “Max
Is Back,” shot exclusively with the
Canon Cinema EOS system.
Producer, Director and Director of Photography
of “Max Is Back”
“I grew up in the film era – I think
what has prevented most cinemato-
graphers from whole-heartedly
embracing the digital side has
been that they don’t feel that the
digital technology has delivered
everything they’re used to on film. I believe we’ve actually reached
that point now. We’ve got something
now that’s a major league tool
that’s available to virtually anyone
who can get their hands on it. This opens up the field to everyone;
everyone can have access to this
camera – which I think, hopefully, will
lead to a renaissance of filmmaking.”
RICHARD CRUDO, A.S.C.
On the set of the short film “Max
Is Back,” shot exclusively with the
Canon Cinema EOS system.
Producer, Director and Director of Photography
of “Max Is Back”
W
P
hat you capture on set will define how your story
ost is where your vision becomes reality. With the
EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL your image files can
accommodate just about anything post-production
unfolds. Superb tonal accuracy. Brilliant color
can throw at them. A unique CMOS sensor rivals 3-chip
reproduction. Subtle image adjustments. Surprising
performance, breaking out clean HD bandwidth RGB signals
angles and points of view. Digital robustness to survive
without the algorithmic distortions associated with a
extensive post-production. For all this, Canon has created the
debayering process. Canon’s robust XF Codec supports HD
Cinema EOS system – a definitive HD motion picture system,
1920x1080 resolution, harnessing MPEG-2 4:2:2 compression
conceived as an extension of the cinematographer. The new
at 50 megabits per second. All to realize the aesthetic look
EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL cameras, Canon EF Cinema
you seek.
Whether making rough cuts from clips recorded on one
lenses, our comprehensive service and support network,
and educational resources are all designed to help you tell
camera or integrating time-coded shots from a number of
your story the way you imagined it.
synched cameras, professionals are completely dependent
The powerful EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL cameras, centered
on the image quality coming off the camera to achieve the
on Canon’s unique Super 35mm CMOS sensor, revolutionary
final look they envisioned. With NLE, digital special effects
Canon ≥DV III Image Processor, and 50Mbps 4:2:2 codec
and post-production processes, image files need to hold up
writing out to dual CF cards. Compact and lightweight,
to multiple changes and multiple saves, multiple times. The
modular in design, compatible with Canon’s new EF Cinema
Canon EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL deliver incredibly high
lenses and legendary line of EF lenses, as well as third-party
quality images with its full 4:2:2 XF Codec, creating digital
accessories, the EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL are reliable in
files robust enough for major post-production.
The EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL use versatile MPEG-2
the studio and rugged on location – no matter how far your
assignment or imagination takes you. A family of Canon EF- and
compression, saving files in the Material eXchange Format
PL-mount lenses designed specifically for cinematography
(MXF). The MXF format folds video and audio into a single file
applications, including fast primes and wide-tele zooms, with
together with important metadata for seamless integration
the optical performance, controls and usability you need.
with top NLE systems and post-production tools for compositing, color correcting, grading and more. The EOS C300 and
And Canon Service, Support and Education, working
right beside you when you need it. With an established
EOS C300 PL codec supports HD 1920x1080 resolution, a
infrastructure to support and educate, troubleshoot and
class-leading 50Mbps bit rate and 4:2:2 component sampling.
repair, to listen and to innovate.
4:2:2 sampling give EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL image
files double the color vertical resolution of 4:2:0 color
Canon is set on a path to grow and evolve with the
industry, providing professionals with the tools and support
sampling, minimizing jagged edges between red and blue
they need to tell their stories.
and ensuring ample quality for chroma key compositing
with green screens.
Conforming to industry HD standards is another definitive
advantage of the EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL. Non-standard
technologies require extra time and money that few productions
can afford. Canon standards and specs make post-production
Compositing on the set of
the short film “XXIT,” shot
exclusively with the Canon
Cinema EOS system.
seamless and simple – the world over.
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racticality. Compatibility. Simplicity. And
excellence in HD imagery. With the Cinema EOS
system, Canon helps working professionals
make HD the superb creative medium of the present.
Make it new. Give it impact. And make it work
within your budget. No matter what you’re shooting
– Hollywood movies, indie documentaries, episodic
TV series, commercials, music videos – the
Cinema EOS system will raise your game without
compromising your productivity.
We spent years studying the film and TV
industry and its changing needs before bringing
this system to market. We learned that HD imaging
was still evolving – and that a new image sensor,
advanced digital processing codec and 4K lenses
specially created for moviemaking could elevate
HD to a new plateau of performance in the 21st
century. Those were the parameters we gave our
optical, electronic and mechanical engineers.
We challenged them to design a new HD system
that could provide immediate benefits to working
cinematographers. Equipment that would fit
production budgets already stressed by rising
competitive pressure and uncertain economic
conditions. A system to grow with changing needs,
adding new lenses, camera bodies and enhanced
shooting and editing features, as technology
advances. Canon doesn’t claim to have all the
answers at this point. But with the help of industry
experts and cinema professionals like you, we’ll
keep learning, evolving and innovating.
HD as it was meant to be
A new HD system for a new century,
Presenting the Canon Cinema EOS System
Service, Support and Education, working
EOS C300 PL are born to please cinema-
standard and is compatible with the major
designed from the ground up to serve the
right beside you when you need it. Seamless
tographers. Incorporating cutting-edge
NLE applications. The PL and EF mounts offer
infrastructure to help you get the most from
and Support Center in Los Angeles,
evolving needs of the cinematography world.
compatibility with a wide range of accessories
technology, it is scalable for any project
compatibility with virtually every cinema lens in
your equipment before, during and after
Cinema EOS is ready to go to work.
One revolutionary EOS C300 camera in two
and production tools. Unrivaled versatility –
– and affordable even for independent
production today. With seamless integration
production. With in-depth telephone technical
versions – industry-standard PL-lens
and limitless potential for growth. This is the
productions on shoestring budgets.
into existing workflows and sophisticated file
support, a national network of carefully selected
mount or Canon’s EF mount. A family of
Canon Cinema EOS system.
Canon EF Cinema lenses designed specifically
for cinematography applications. And Canon
Lightweight, compact and stunningly
simple to operate, the EOS C300 and
We also designed an entire support
delivery, it makes post-production easy. And it’s
Canon dealers and rental houses, numerous
to SMPTE HD production standards. Its
modular design and compatibility with existing
web-based resources, frequent Canon Live
MPEG-2 codec is also an international
equipment helps keep a lid on bottom-line costs.
Learning events and repairs completed at the
The EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL adhere
Canon Hollywood Professional Technology
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EF Cinema Zoom Lenses
Canon EF Cinema zoom series offer extraordinary optical
performance for demanding high-end productions, available in
EF and PL mount configurations. With fluorite, aspherical lens
and rotation angle as well as front lens diameters, enabling the film
elements and advanced optical design, these unsurpassed
crew to quickly change lenses without adjustment of the rig setup.
EF Cinema lenses are capable of 4K image reproduction.
The wide-angle CN-E14.5–60mm T2.6 L S/SP provides
Capturing the Essence of Your Vision
Canon already offers one of the finest and most comprehensive
the performance requirements of any HD imaging system. Zoom
lens lineup available to cinematographers and videographers
lenses feature large aspherical lens elements to achieve sharp,
from any single vendor. Over 60 prime and zoom lenses in a
consistent images in virtually every shooting situation. Geared
variety of configurations – from our flagship zooms to compact
inner focusing minimizes focus-induced changes in the angle of
primes. All share Canon’s renowned accuracy, clarity and optical
view, reducing focus breathing virtually to zero. The 11-blade
brilliance to bring fresh perspective to your vision. And now,
aperture diaphragms ensure beautiful bokeh – and innovative
with our expanded lineup of 7 EF Cinema lenses exclusively
glass construction counteracts barrel expansion and contraction
designed for cinematography, we’ve covered the basics – and
to avoid temperature-induced marking discrepancies.
industry-leading breadth of range; the telephoto
CN-E30–300mm T2.95–3.7 L S/SP rivals best-in-class zoom
ø136mm
300° 160° 63°
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300°
cover the range most commonly used in cinema shooting.
EF Cinema Prime Lenses
ø136mm
300° 160° 63°
ø114mm
300°
The brilliant series of EF Cinema prime lenses offer spectacular
4K-image quality and a full frame image circle, in lightweight,
compact designs. Three models for EF mount cameras –
CN-E24mm T1.5 L F, CN-E50mm T1.3 L F, and CN-E85mm T1.3 L F
with more on the way to stimulate your creativity.
Uncompromising Design for Working Professionals
Canon EF Cinema Lenses
magnification and telephoto focal length. Together these lenses
EF Cinema lenses provide markings on angled surfaces on both
Canon EF Cinema lenses are designed and
sides of the barrel, making it easy to read focus and aperture
engineered to meet or exceed the exacting standards
– offer consistent form factors and marking optimized for motion
Broad Compatibility with EOS Cameras
The versatility of the Canon Cinema EOS approach also makes
picture production. Whether you shoot with a Canon EOS C300 or
EOS DSLR, you will appreciate the compact and consistent lens
settings from behind or either side of the camera. Focus markings
it compatible with more cinema optics than any other camera
design; and your audience will love the results from the 11-blade
of working professionals. Every
can be switched from standard labeling to metric. Control rings
system. With their large image circle, EF Cinema prime lenses
aperture diaphragms, fast t-stops and proven Canon lens elements.
Canon EF Cinema lens is
are designed to maintain the proper amount of resistance with
are compatible with every Canon EOS DSLR (manual operation
designed to fulfill contem-
consistent operating torque. For zoom lenses, a covered flange-
only) – including full-frame models like the EOS-1D X and the
Additional lenses are already under development, reflecting
porary 4K production
back adjustment mechanism is included. Each EF Cinema zoom lens
EOS 5D Mark II as well as cameras like the EOS 7D and EOS 60D
Canon’s commitment to offer the broadest range of professional
standards, surpassing
or EF Cinema prime lens shares uniform gear position, diameter
that utilize APS-C sized sensors.
cinema lenses to meet your needs, now and in the future.
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EF Specialty Lenses
Macro Lenses
In revealing the finest detail and
achieving extraordinary edge-to-edge
accuracy at very shallow depth-of-field, macro photography can
be the ultimate test of optical performance. Canon’s superb lens
line includes six ultra-precise macro lenses and three screw-on
close-up lenses. Accompanied by the Life-Size Converter EF
and two Extension Tube accessories, Canon’s macro lens
array provide valuable imaging options for the EOS C300.
Tilt-Shift Lenses
L-Series Lenses
TS-E Lenses incorporate tilt and shift
Canon L-series lenses
Frame grab from the Sam Nicholson, A.S.C.,
film “XXIT.” Shot with the EOS C300 and
EF 8–15mm f/4L Fisheye USM.
A World of Creative Options
movement capabilities to bring shooting
are highly regarded by professionals
advantages of technical view cameras to the EOS system. Tilt
who demand uncompromising optical performance in specialized
movements alter the angle of the focal plane between the lens
situations. These specialty lenses incorporate innovative Canon
and image sensor, modifying depth-of-field independently of
technologies such as Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) glass, fluorite
the lens aperture. Shift movements slide the lens’s optical axis
and aspherical elements, and Super Spectra Multi Coating.
along the plane of the image sensor, enabling photographers
Canon L-series lenses have earned their place on the cameras of
to correct or alter perspective to almost any angle and add
serious photographers across the globe.
unimagined drama to a scene.
Cinematographers may now expand their
boundaries with the extensive selection of over
60 Canon EF/EF-S lenses, a robust line with over
70 million produced.
Fisheye and Fisheye Zoom Lenses
Super wide-angle and special effects
Compatibility – your key to creativity, productivity and profit.
advanced optical, microelectronic, and manufacturing technologies.
The lenses you already own and trust. The optical elements and
Many lenses make use of Canon’s advanced Peripheral Illumination
coatings that render every nuance of every scene. The systems made
Correction feature, rendering beautiful
is the world’s first fisheye zoom lens to create circular images
famous by generations of the world’s finest still photographers.
consistent color and brightness
with a 180° angle of view on full-frame DSLRs. With its ability to
All coming together in Cinema EOS to give professionals every
across the entire image plane when
opportunity to leave no story untold.
used with compatible cameras such
Fisheye lens can realize exceptionally
as the EOS C300. Their compatibility
sharp images throughout its
EF Lenses for Cinema EOS
Perfected in Canon laboratories and proven in the field,
Canon’s EF lenses incorporate a rare array of the world’s most
with the EF mount of the EOS C300
photography captures each subject from a
unique perspective. The Canon EF 8–15mm f/4L Fisheye USM
focus as close as 8 inches (0.2m), the Canon EF 15mm f/2.8
broad focus range.
not only gives the Cinema EOS
system access to the finest optics on
the market, it also opens up
new creative possibilities
with Canon specialty lenses
– including Tilt-Shift, Macro
and Canon’s amazing
EF 8–15mm f/4L Fisheye
USM zoom lens.
EOS C300 with EF 8–15mm f/4L Fisheye USM during filming of “XXIT.”
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Super 35mm Canon
CMOS Sensor
CMOS sensor size comparison (not to scale)
Full Frame (16:9 video capture area)
Canon EOS C300 (EF Mount) and EOS C300 PL (PL Mount)
Super 35mm (16:9 video capture area)
To integrate easily into the working style and equipment
array of film crews and production houses, the Cinema EOS
APS-C (16:9 video capture area)
system begins with two camera bodies. The EOS C300 has a
4/3 sensor
(16:9 video capture area)
Canon EF lens mount and is compatible with all of Canon’s EF
lenses, including compact primes, super telephotos, specialty
Tilt-Shift, Macro and fisheye – over 60 in all. It also has
communication contacts built into its mount, allowing EF lens
functions such as focus and iris to be adjusted wirelessly via the
optional Canon Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E6A unit. This offers
EOS-1D X
EOS 5D Mark II
EOS C300 and
EOS C300 PL
EOS 7D / EOS 60D
EOS Rebel Models
huge potential for specialty applications where cameras must be
Modeled on the Super 35mm 3-perf motion picture film standard,
controlled remotely such as nature documentaries or reality TV.
Canon’s CMOS sensor has an active image size of 24.4 x 13.5mm.
It utilizes 3840 (H) x 2160 (V)
photosites to perform the crucial
optoelectronic transformation
of digital imaging. Each
photosite is a generous 6.4 x 6.4
micrometers in area and each
has a microlens that ensures
the highest efficiency in light
Actual size
transfer to the individual photodiode. Proprietary technologies
within the photosite simultaneously lower the image sensor
noise floor while enhancing the photon capacity of the
EOS C300 with EF mount
EOS C300 PL with PL mount
photodiode – a combination that assures superb dynamic range.
Signal processing equivalent to that in a 3-chip RGB system
The EOS C300 PL has a PL mount and is compatible, both
with a new series of Canon EF Cinema lenses (PL mount), as
well as the majority of third-party optics available for 35mm
motion picture cameras.
Canon ≥DV III Image Processor
Designed and built by
Canon for the highest HD
2160
3840
1080
1920
RGB processing, the
≥DV III Image Processor
The image sensor utilizes an innovative readout technique
uses proprietary circuits
that delivers full bandwidth individual RGB video components
and architecture to deliver
without the need for any debayering algorithms. Each of these
Technology – but never for its own sake. Always to simplify
the highest image quality
components has a 1920 (H) x 1080 (V) sampling structure at
your shoot. Increase your options. Advance your art. Accelerate
at the highest speeds.
up to 60 frames. From these original video components, a
your project turn time. And lower costs. The technology behind
It processes the RGB representations originated in the single
1080-line 60i format or a 1280 (H) x 720 (V) at 60P format is
Canon’s Cinema EOS system draws on everything we’ve learned
CMOS sensor into three channels (Red, Blue and Green) to
selectively derived. A high-speed readout significantly reduces
about digital image capture – and every innovation that truly
maintain the rich resolution and clean color fidelity formerly
the subjective visibility of vertical skewing on fast-moving
serves your creative effort.
possible only in three-chip sensor designs.
horizontal subjects that is characteristic of CMOS image sensors.
High Definition, Exceptional Quality
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Frame grab from the Sam Nicholson, A.S.C., film “XXIT,” shot in Canon Log mode.
Canon Log Gamma
Frame grab after color grading.
Dynamic Range
These sophisticated video grading processes restructure a new
Shooting in Canon Log mode, cinematographers can set the
camera exposure value using their customary light meter practices.
digital representation that achieves your sought-after creative
look on a quality reference display.
Canon Log is a special nonlinear transfer function embodied
within the ≥DV III RGB video processing system. This transfer
function is specifically designed to facilitate the post-production
CMOS sensor designed specifically for high frame rate moS/N
Ratio
When shooting with Canon EF optics that support Peripheral
41dB
compensate for the light fall off or vignetting characteristics of
each particular lens. Correction data specific to each lens model
OUTPUT
added through firmware updates.
INPUT
Canon Log – Ensures tonal reproduction for both highlight and
lowlight regions during post-production.
High Image Quality for Post Production Benefits
Whether showing dailies to producers or beginning the edit
process, professionals demand images of the highest quality –
pictures that look great and hold up during post-production. Canon
developed the EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL sensor to capture
images with a wide pixel pitch for detailed, low-noise blacks and
of digital images originating in Cinema EOS in a manner akin to
impressive dynamic latitude even at higher sensitivities. The
the post-production of images digitally transferred from motion
EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL can also record different frame rates,
picture film (the contemporary DI process). By managing the
including 23.98, true 24.00 if you’re also shooting with a film
disposition of quantization bits, Canon Log ensures excellent
camera, plus 25P/50i and 30P/60i. Capturing high-quality images
tonal reproduction within both highlight and lowlight regions of a
ready for post, the EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL benefit everyone
given digital image – maintaining a total dynamic range of 800%.
involved in the cinematic process, from capture to post.
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GAIN
6.7 Stops
30dB
18%
GRAY
ISO
5.3 Stops
Canon Log
Base
Sensitivity
ISO
20000
ISO
45dB
6.7 Stops
26dB
5.3 Stops
50dB
6.7 Stops
20dB
5.3 Stops
ISO
6400
53dB
6.7 Stops
14dB
5.3 Stops
ISO
3200
54dB
6.7 Stops
8dB
5.3 Stops
ISO
1600
54dB
6.7 Stops
2.5dB
5.3 Stops
ISO
850
54dB
6.8 Stops
2dB
5.2 Stops
ISO
800
54dB
6.8 Stops
0dB
4.9 Stops
ISO
640
is loaded onto the camera’s firmware, with future lens data
Canon Log
The EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL incorporate the first Canon
Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction
Illumination Correction, the EOS C300 can automatically
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Wide Latitude Even in Low Light
EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL – ISO and Dynamic Range
specifications (Canon Log, Progressive scan)
54dB
54dB
7.8 Stops
8.1 Stops
-4dB
-6dB
4.2 Stops
3.9 Stops
12800
ISO
400
ISO
320
tion pictures, offering not only high resolution and shallow
depth-of-field but also high sensitivity with low noise. Working
together, Canon’s Super 35mm sensor and ≥DV III Image
Processor achieve a remarkably high signal-to-noise ratio that
lets you record with great detail and dynamic range even in
minimal light. A dark and stormy night? With the EOS C300 and
EOS C300 PL, no problem.
“Youseethingsthatyounever
sawbeforeintheframewhile
shootingwiththeEOSC300.So
suddenly,you’rethinking,‘Wow,
I’veneverseentheback-kickoff
thefilter,butthenagain,I’ve
nevershotat16000either.’”
SAM NICHOLSON,
A.S.C.
Director of “XXIT”
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levels. For sharp focus, the EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL have
two peaking modes and a magnified focus assist function. An
Camera Operation, Modularity & Third-Party
Out of the box, and ready to go. In action, the Canon EOS C300
Wireless Control for
Remote Shooting
Edge Monitor Focus Assist provides both a waveform representing
Greater mobility when you need it –
the overall degree of focus and a red waveform that represents
that’s the advantage of Canon’s optional
focus in three specific areas displayed on the camera’s 4" LCD
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E6A.
monitor. It’s all in the camera.
The EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL come
preconfigured so that camera settings can be viewed and securely
and EOS C300 PL may be today’s most versatile and powerful
Rich Audio Controls
HD creative tool. Every control you need, exactly where you
controlled on third-party devices with common web browsers,
expect it to be. Industry standard interfaces for Time Code,
When mounted to the EOS C300 or EOS C300 PL cameras,
Genlock, HD-SDI, audio; and wireless remote operational
the included control unit provides two XLR audio inputs with
control. Tilt viewfinder. Even Pre Rec to buffer memory. In a
+48V phantom power. A 3.5mm
can be controlled from up to 150 feet away over an
package so compact you’ll never want to put it down.
microphone terminal is also built in
802.11 b/g/n/a wireless network. The WFT-E6A lets
to the camera. Audio is recorded
you start and stop recording and also adjust focus,
uncompressed in 16-bit PCM format
white balance, gain and other parameters as well as
at 48 kHz for high fidelity sound.
adjust the aperture of Canon EF lenses. It also gives
Both XLR inputs, as well as the mic
you input marking for metadata and offers a live view
Designed with Filmmakers in Mind
With everything a cinematographer needs, the EOS C300
and EOS C300 PL come ready to produce. A logical layout of
buttons and dials make operation simple. A lock switch turns off
including computers, smartphones and tablets without the need
for additional software. With the WFT-E6A module, the camera
terminal have the option for auto-
of the composition. It even supports incorporating
all controls except the recording button and the function buttons.
Waveform Monitor (WFM) function that shows the overall
matic, as well as full manual gain
GPS information into the file metadata – useful for
Small ridges between the buttons help prevent activating
brightness of a scene, with RGB Parade Display to view red, green
control (-Infinity to +18dB).
general cinematic applications, and essential for
functions by mistake. The backlit display panel is great for
and blue brightness or Spot Display to isolate the luminance
Additionally, a 3.5mm headphone
expedition filmmakers.
low-light viewing. A tally lamp is clearly visible from the side
distribution of a chosen area. The EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL
terminal with 16 volume settings
or behind the camera. The EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL have a
Vectorscope (VS) display shows real-time hue and saturation
offers accurate audio monitoring.
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Compatibility with Third-Party
Accessories
Cooling system
Cooling fans
Vents at three
positions on
the sides
A highly conductive
graphite sheet conducts
sensor heat towards the
heat sink. Additionally,
cooling fans on top
force hot air in the body
away from vents and
out through exhaust
openings.
Comfortable Ergonomic Controls
The moment you pick up the EOS C300 or EOS C300 PL,
you’ll feel right at home. The detachable grip rotates 360° in
15-degree increments so the start/stop, iris control and multicontroller buttons are always literally at your fingertips. Four
separate start/stop buttons and 15 other customizable buttons
distributed over the camera body mean quiet and intuitive
Compact Modular Design
The EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL are surprisingly small (5.24"
x 6.73" x 7.05") and easily hand-held at just over 3 lbs. They have
stops of filtering. Hand-held or using a tripod, on location or in
access. Large dials positioned
the studio, the EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL fit shooting situations
in two places can be customized
that are challenging for larger cameras.
for different functions and are
a bright 1.55 megapixel electronic viewfinder and come bundled
with a removable combination 4" 1.23 megapixel monitor and
easy to operate from all angles.
Rugged, Durable and Quiet
The EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL’s dust-proof and splash-
control panel. They also have a rotatable and
The viewfinder tilts up to a
convenient 60° angle. The 4"
Cinema EOS is designed to fit seamlessly into your existing
270˚
workflow. Not only is the EOS C300 series compatible with an
removable hand grip with a control dial and
proof design includes sealing gaskets around the edges of all
control panel and 1.23 megapixel
extraordinary range of PL and EF lenses, it’s also compatible
function buttons for hand-held shooting in DSLR
access covers, dials fitted with o-rings on the axis of rotation,
monitor rotates 135° left/right
with major third-party shooting accessories like matte boxes,
style – or remove it and use the supplied
and button key-tops sealed with rubber. The EOS C300 and
or 270° down – and can be
flags and support rods, geared control rings, marking disks,
thumb rest for completely stripped-down
EOS C300 PL also feature a built-in silent cooling system with a
mounted directly on the camera
and knobs for follow focus. You can step up to the Cinema EOS
shooting. The EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL
heat-dissipating duct in the center of the body, a graphite
body or the handle unit. Top,
system and not worry leaving your favorite equipment behind.
sheet that conducts sensor heat towards the heat sink, three
behind, from either side, on
ventilation holes and a cooling fan that pulls hot air out through
either shoulder – the EOS C300
an exhaust opening. All air is directed through a discrete pathway
and EOS C300 PL operate from
that keeps dust particles away from sensitive components.
any angle.
have a manually-operated built-in Neutral
Density glass filter offering 2, 4 and 6
Built-in ND filter
Modular design
135˚
135˚
Your camera runs cool, quiet and clean.
Pre Rec for Shooting in a Single Take
Dust-proof, splash-proof design
For situations where there is no second take and action shoots
when things can happen with little warning, the EOS C300’s and
EOS C300 PL’s Pre Rec feature continually record approximately
three seconds of full motion imaging to buffer memory. When
Camera and
lens only
With monitor unit
you press the record button, these seconds are automatically
With monitor unit
and handle
added to the shot – and you’ll have a welcome margin of
insurance to capture the unexpected.
With matte box,
follow focus and
monitor unit
Sealed areas
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“WhatIlikeaboutthecamerais
thatitissmallenoughtobe
configurableandcustomizable.
Forinstance,whenwedo
hand-heldwork,there’stwo
waysthatwesetitup–oneis
withanover-the-shoulderrig,
whichisalittlebitbigger;and
thenwhenwegetintocompact
spaces,likeinsidecarsand
whatnot,webreaktheriginhalf
andjustusethechestpiece.”
ERIC ROIZMAN
Camera operator on “Max Is Back”
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XF Codec Image Quality
In Post-Production – Taking It to the Screen
Digital Workflow – but to most of us, it’s just called work.
Canon’s Cinema EOS system works the way you do.
Integrates with file-based standards. Can match the exact
frame rates of film cameras. Offers plug-ins for leading
NLE programs. And adds every essential professional
facility: slots, terminals, tools, modes and adjustments.
Perfect for Mixed Shoot Editing
Accommodating File-Based Production
finishing. The EOS C300’s and EOS C300 PL’s 24.00p mode
The tremendous dynamic range of the EOS C300 and
EOS C300 PL with Canon Log gamma can be easily converted to
24.00p
industry standard 10-bit Cineon
(.cin) Log format which assures
smooth integration with industry
standard post workflow and
The Cinema EOS system creates files in the internationally
matches the exact frame rates of film cameras, so there’s no
standardized Material eXchange Format (MXF) – wrapping video
need for time-consuming frame-rate conversion. And you’ll have
and audio with metadata in a single file that maintains access
plug-ins for leading NLE systems from Adobe®, Apple®, Avid®
To create digital files robust enough for major post-production,
to critical information throughout the production process. The
and Grass Valley®. Whether your entire production is digital or
the EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL deliver the highest image
EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL record to inexpensive and easy-to-find
your EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL are used as an A, B, or C
quality with its XF Codec – the same codec used by Canon
camera on a primarily film-based shoot, the integrity of your
XF-series professional camcorders. With 4:2:2 color sampling,
image and sound is assured through the
editing process – and beyond.
EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL image files have double the
vertical resolution of color components created with 4:2:0
color sampling, minimizing jagged edges between red and
blue and ensuring ample quality for chroma key compositing
with green screens. Thanks to the Canon XF Codec and the
EOS C300’s and EOS C300 PL’s superb resolution, your color
quality and cinematic look will hold up through post-production
– and your result will match your expectations.
Industrystandard
terminals
XF Codec Quality Chart
CF Card Slots and Terminals
The EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL
4:2:2
Color difference signals: B-Y(Pb) Color difference signals: R-Y(Pr)
record to CF cards through dual
slots – and for both cost and reliability, CF cards have no equal.
Easy to find anywhere your work takes you, two reusable and
CF cards in dual card slots, giving you unlimited hot-swappable
hot-swappable 32 GB CF cards let you record up to 2 hours of
storage on reliable solid-state media. And for industry standard
4:2:2 footage at 50Mbps. The EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL
peripherals, the EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL have all the right
can even record to two CF cards simultaneously or relay-
terminals: Remote (2.5mm), Sync out (BNC), HDMI type A out,
record and copy from one card to another. For accurate
GenLock (BNC), Time Code (BNC), HD/SDI (BNC), Headphone,
file transfer and communication during multi-camera
SD card, DC IN socket, plus MIC and XLR connectors (CH1 & CH2)
shoots involving switchers, VTRs and NLE systems with
when using the Canon Monitor/Controller unit. The camera also
SDI inputs, the EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL have profes-
includes a dedicated connection port for the optional Canon
sional GenLock, Time Code, HD-SDI, and Linear PCM
Wireless File Transfer WFT-E6A unit.
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4:2:0
Color difference signals: B-Y(Pb) Color difference signals: R-Y(Pr)
These illustrations represent a color image converted to RGB, after which
each component signal is converted to monochrome. Since B-Y and R-Y
signals lack a brightness component and only indicate saturation, images
produced from them look quite unnatural to the human eye. To avoid
confusion, the illustrations are produced by conversion to monochrome
and then, for convenience, conversion of saturation to brightness.
audio recording terminals.
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Custom Pictures
Black Balance Adjustment
To achieve the look and feel you want in less time during
In ambient conditions that cause the black in the video signal
post-production, the EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL have 26
to shift out of alignment, the EOS C300’s and EOS C300 PL’s
different Custom Picture settings. Custom Pictures can include
black balance can be easily adjusted to bring it back. A simple
different image quality adjustments, including gamma, knee,
process with the lens cap on the camera, black balance adjust-
color matrix, sharpness, noise reduction and more. Settings can be
ment is especially useful the first time you use the EOS C300
created in-camera and saved to the EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL
or EOS C300 PL, when your camera has been on the shelf for
or to an SD card for transfer to other cameras. A number of natural
an extended period, when you’ll be shooting in a wide range
color settings are included with the EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL;
of temperatures, or when the ISO sensitivity or gain settings
others include Cinema setting for post-production and EOS
have been changed.
setting to match images captured by a Canon EOS DSLR.
Recording Modes
With the realities of production in mind, the EOS C300 and
Normal 1
Off
EOS C300 PL let you record in a number of different modes,
Normal 2
Low
resolutions and frame rates. You can shoot in both PAL and NTSC
Hue
0~31
with a range of settings for resolution, color, frame rate and
0~31
Area
0~31
recording time. Whether you’re shooting with the expectation
Canon Log
EOS Std.
Y Level
0~31
Master PED
±50
Normal 1
R
±50
Normal 2
G
±50
Normal 3
±50
Range
-5~+50
Point
-1~+50
Switch
ON/OFF
Level
±50
ON/OFF
ON/OFF
Slope
-35~+50
Point
50~109
Knee SAT
±10
Level
-10~+50
Coring
Level
-30~+50
D-Ofst
0~50
D-Curve
0~8
D-Depth
Color
Matrix
±8
Limit
±50
Select
0~15
Knee APT
Level
Depend
Gain
0~9
Slope
0~3
Level
0~50
Slope
0~3
Offset
0~50
Noise Reduction
White Bal
Skin Detail
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Color Phase
±18
R-G Matrix
±50
R-B Matrix
±50
G-R Matrix
±50
G-B Matrix
±50
B-R Matrix
±50
B-G Matrix
±50
B Gain
±50
G Gain
±50
R Gain
±50
Correct
A Area
Select
Color
Corr
Off
B Area
Select
Low
Middle
High
Hue
±16
Chroma
0~31
Area
0~31
Y Level
0~31
High-Speed, Slo-Mo, Time-Lapse and Stop-Motion
perform flawlessly.
Setup LVL
100% Clip
Recording Mode
Frame Rate
50i
1920 x 1080
50Mbps
(CBR)
4:2:2
Highest image quality
mode, optimal for
shooting scenes that
must meet needs in
sophisticated editing,
such as chroma key
compositing and color
correction
29.97p
25p
1280 x 720
29.97p
A&B
59.94i
50i
Chroma
0~31
Area
0~31
Y Level
0~31
Chroma
0~31
Area
0~31
Y Level
0~31
±18
±50
Press
ON/OFF
ON/OFF
simple, logical package that doesn’t require extensive training.
second, the EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL can slow down motion
to 1/2.5x at 720p. You can also program your EOS C300 and
29.97p
Recording Frame Rate (fps)
1
Approx.
225 min.
59.94p
50p
29.97p
Approx.
225 min.
5
6
8
12
15
18
20
21
22
24
25
26
27
28
30
32
34
36
40
44
48
50
54
58
60
1 … 30 fps (NTSC)
1 … 25 fps (PAL)
25p
23.98p
59.94i
±50
Level
back, backup, metadata management and much more – in a
high-speed motion up to 60x. By capturing more frames per
recording feature is perfect for stop-frame animation.
23.98p
1280 x 720
and EOS C300 PL can transform normal action into intense
Approx.
160 min.
25p
Ideal for the longest
possible full-HD
recording
programs, Canon’s Easy Browser software offers basic play-
vals for amazing time-lapse photography – and its frame-
23.98p
35Mbps
(VBR)
4:2:0
production. By capturing fewer frames per second, the EOS C300
EOS C300 PL to record a set number of frames at defined inter-
A
1920 x 1080
For professional editing or file management outside of NLE
59.94p
50p
Windows® / Mac® compatibility for cross-platform versatility.
and EOS C300 PL offer you more creative possibilities in post-
23.98p
B
0~31
Approx.
160 min.
24.00p
25p
Color Phase
Recording Time
(64 GB)
59.94i
0~31
B Area Color Level
Revision Color Phase
Others
Recording Modes
24.00p
±18
plug-ins give you simple, lossless transfer. You’ll also have
Beyond the advantages of file-based recording, the EOS C300
Off
±50
software plug-in, or file management through Canon’s supplied
like Adobe, Apple, Avid and Grass Valley, Canon software
Phase
A Area Color Level
Revision Color Phase
1~12
Off
Effective LVL
±50
export to Non Linear Editing (NLE) programs through a supplied
possible HD image files, the EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL will
EOS Std.
Color Gain
EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL offer two solutions: direct
Easy Browser Software. Developed in concert with companies
Cine 1
Canon Log
To manage your recorded material more efficiently, the
compatibility with HDV editing, or simply creating the longest
Cine 2
±4
DTL HV BAL
Normal 4
Select
±8
H DTL FREQ
Sharpness
±50
Level
Non-Linear Editing Integration
TIM SILANO
Editor on “Max Is Back”
of significant editing and post-production, recording for
29.97p
Knee
modes at 50Mbps (CBR), 35Mbps (VBR) and 25Mbps (CBR)
Chroma
B
Low Key
SAT
High
Cine 2
Cine 1
Master
Black
Black
Gamma
Middle
25p
Black
Selective
NR
1920 x 1080/1440 x 1080
Gamma
Normal 4
25Mbps
(CBR)
4:2:0
Superb compatibility
with HDV editing
workflows
50i
1440 x 1080
29.97p
25p
Approx.
310 min.
1280 x 720
Normal 3
59.94p
Effect Level
50p
Custom Pictures
“I'malwaysimpressedwhenwe
projectonalargerscale,how
littlethereistocorrectandhow
gooditlooks.”
1 … 60 fps (NTSC)
1 … 50 fps (PAL)
23.98p
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An Ongoing Commitment to Service, Support
and Education
Support Programs Customized for Your Needs
Cinematographers, production companies, film schools and
other industry professionals can take advantage of optional
service programs tailored for their specialized needs. Service
partnerships for full-service dealers as well as rental houses are
also available, providing additional flexibility to Canon’s industry
partners. We tailor our custom training packages to the needs
of your specific production, with expert staff available to deliver
training at our new Hollywood Service Center or on location
throughout the USA. Whether you require expedited repair
turnaround times, loaner equipment or equipment maintenance,
Canon has a program to keep your business and equipment up
The Canon Digital Learning
and running. And we’ll expand these service offerings as the
Center, Canon’s web-based
Cinema EOS production community expands.
education and knowledge portal
for imaging professionals, is
Unsurpassed Educational Resources
Education is another cornerstone of Canon’s commitment to
Cinema is an art. It’s also a business. Profits. Budgets.
Deadlines. Professionals want to know they’re dealing
with professionals – and with Canon, you can count on a
proven creative partner. Our service is world-class. Our
support programs are customized to your needs. And our
educational commitment spans the range of live and
online resources.
Dedicated Service for Professionals
equally recognized for the depth of information available,
presented in a compelling format. The comprehensive online
professional cinematographers. Whether online, on your lot or
resources include tutorials, interviews, QuickGuides, and
as part of a destination activity, Canon is here to provide you with
downloadable white papers; and it continues to grow with
the resources you need to stay current and keep your creative
additional information in support of Cinema EOS. Comprehensive
passion alive.
system FAQs, technical articles by professional cinematographers,
Canon Live Learning (CLL)
interactive menu and button simulators, footage tests, tutorials,
seminars and workshops are
sample videos, behind the scenes, and much more are available
conducted nationwide, with
24/7, anywhere in the world. And the Canon Digital Learning
classes taught by industry experts and Canon’s renowned
Center is tablet friendly, ensuring Canon’s encyclopedic online
Explorers of Light staff. Covering the gamut of still and cinematic
resources are always accessible – think of it as the ‘anytime,
topics from technique to gear selection to in-depth system
anywhere’ resource for professionals, enabling them to hit the
configuration, CLL events offer pros and enthusiasts alike the
set running with the confidence and know-how to make the
opportunity to sharpen their skills in immersive hands-on settings.
most of the Cinema EOS system.
Schedules are available at: usa.canon.com/canonlivelearning
Learn more at: learn.usa.canon.com
This year the Canon Hollywood
Commitment to the Future
Professional Technology & Support
turnaround times and substantial service parts inventories, we’ll
Center was established to bring
get you back in action fast. If you’re on location, you can count
Canon’s world-class service directly to
on Canon’s nationwide service centers for factory-quality repairs
keep abreast of evolving technologies to stay ahead of the
the motion picture and television industries. Located in the
and available 24/7 Call Center support. And it’s a two-way
competition. Cinema EOS delivers a more comprehensive
heart of Hollywood, our new Service Center is staffed with
relationship. Canon not only makes certain our equipment is
system right from the start – and Canon is committed to the
expert technicians, fully prepared to take care of your full
functioning perfectly, but also uses your feedback and suggestions
future of the Cinema EOS system. As it is, the Cinema EOS system
Cinema EOS product line – adjust cameras and lenses, repair both
to help develop new and better products. The Cinema EOS
is just the beginning. With more camera bodies, lenses and
cinema and still photography equipment, and meet the needs of
system itself is the direct result of that feedback. Learn more at:
accessories already in development, Canon will prove the best is
working professionals on tight deadlines. With industry-leading
pro.usa.canon.com/support
yet to come – because better stories are always waiting to be told.
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Needs change. Technologies advance. Professionals must
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EOS C300 / EOS C300 PL SPECIFICATIONS
IMAGING SENSOR
Effective Pixels: 3840 x 2160 pixels; Approx. 8.29 megapixels
Total Pixels: 4206 x 2340 pixels; Approx. 9.84 megapixels
Sensor Type: CMOS (single-panel), equivalent to Super 35mm
Sensor Size: 24.6 x 13.8 mm effective screen size (6.4 x 6.4 μm pixel pitch)
Scanning System: Progressive
Number of Sensors: 1
Filter: RGB Primary Color Filter (Bayer Array)
Imaging Processor: DIGIC DV III
LENS SYSTEM
Interchangeable Lens System: Choice of PL or EF mount camera
bodies for compatibility with a wide variety of lens systems.
ND Filter: Mechanical ND filter system with option of clear, 2 stops,
4 stops, and 6 stops
Iris Ring: Iris Dial located on camera body for use with EOS EF Lenses
with electronic Iris control
Peripheral Illumination Correction: Available on EOS C300
(EF Mount only)
EXPOSURE AND METERING
Exposure Modes: Manual
Manual Gain: Normal Setting -6dB to 30dB
ISO: 320 to 20000
Shutter Modes: OFF; Speed; Angle; Slow Shutter; Clear Scan
Shutter Speed Range:
59.94i/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 Hz – 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 Hz –250.70 Hz
23.98p/24p: 1/24 to 1/2000 in 1/4or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/3, 1/6,
1/12; CS: 23.97Hz – 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 Hz – 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 Hz –250.70 Hz
Shutter Angle Settings:
59.94i/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
Focus System: Manual
Autofocus System: Not Available
RECORDING/CODEC
Signal System: NTSC and PAL
Compression: 8 Bit MPEG-2 Long GOP
Color Space: 4:2:2 at 50Mbps recording
Maximum Bit Rate: 50Mbps (CBR)
Canon Log Gamma: Available
Recording Options:
Mode
Resolution Frame Rate
50Mbps (CBR) 4:2:2 422P@HL 1920 x 1080 59.94i/29.97p/23.98p
50i/25p True 24 (24.00)
1280 x 720 59.94p/29.97p/23.98p
50p/25p True 24 (24.00)
35Mbps (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/25p)
25Mbps (CBR) 4:2:0 MP@H14 1440 x 1080 59.94i/29.97p/23.98p
50i/25p
Recording Time:
Card Capacity
CF Card
2 GB
4 GB
8 GB
16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
Bit Rate
50 Mbps
5 Minutes
10 Minutes
20 Minutes
40 Minutes
80 Minutes
160 Minutes
35 Mbps
5 Minutes
10 Minutes
25 Minutes
55 Minutes
110 Minutes
225 Minutes
25 Mbps
10 Minutes
20 Minutes
40 Minutes
80 Minutes
155 Minutes
310 Minutes
Recording Media:
CF Card (Type 1 Only); 2 Slots (Movie Files); UDMA supported
SD Card (Still Images, Custom Picture Data*, Clip Metadata, and menu
settings); SD/SDHC/SDXC Supported; MMC Cards are not supported
* Custom Picture Data and settings is not compatible with data from
others Canon models
File Format: MXF (OP-1a)
Maximum Clip Number: 999 (per media)
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AUDIO
Recording Format: Linear PCM; 2-Channel; 16-Bit; 48 kHz
Built-in Microphone: None
External Audio Inputs: 2 – XLR inputs (Auto and Manual level settings)
Recording Channel Selection: Two Channel Recording
XLR Mic Trimming: Available; -12dB, -6 dB, 0dB or +12dB
Recording Level Adjustment Range: - Infinity to +18dB
Phantom Power: Available; +48V
Headphone Adjustment: 16 Settings; Volume is muted at lowest setting
1KHz Tone: Available; -12, -18, or -20dB
FEATURES AND PERFORMANCE
Playback: Index Displays: Index Display, Normal, “OK Mark” Index,
“Check Mark” Index, “Shot Mark” Index, Expand Index, Photo Index
Clip Playback: Forward Search (x5, x15, x60), Reverse Search (x5,
x15, x60), 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 Recording:
50 Mbps - 1920 x 1080 (Playback Rate: 29.97p/23.98p/24.00p)
Record Rate: 1-30 (Playback Rate: 50i/25p) Record Rate: 1-25
50 Mbps - 1280 x 720 (Playback Rate: 59.94p/29.97p/23.98p/24.00p)
Record Rate: 1-60 (Playback Rate:50p/25p) Record Rate: 1-50
35 Mbps - 1920 x 1080 (Playback Rate: 29.97p/23.98p/24.00p)
Record Rate: 1-30 (Playback Rate: 50i/25p) Record Rate: 1-25
35 Mbps - 1280 x 720 (Playback Rate: 59.94p/29.97p/23.98p/24.00p)
Record Rate: 1-60(Playback Rate:50p/25p) Record Rate: 1-50
25 Mbps - 1440 x 1080 (Playback Rate: 29.97p/23.98p) Record
Rate: 1-30
Special Recording Functions: Relay Recording*; Double-Slot
Recording**; Copying between Media
* Not available during Slow Motion 50 Mbps recording
** Not available in combination with Slow and fast motion recording
Photo Recording: Available; Images captured to SD Card (1920 x 1080)
Waveform Monitor: Available
Vectorscope: Available
Exposure / Focus Aids: Peaking (2 types), Zebra Pattern*, Magnify,
Edge Monitor Focus Assist, Black and White Mode
* Can be output via the SDI or HDMI Jack (HD Only)
Interval Record: Available; Interval can be set in 25 levels ranging
from 1 second to 10 minutes. (1s/2s/3s/4s/5s/6s/7s/8s/9s/10s/15s/
20s/30s/40s/50s/1m/2m/3m/4m/5m/6m/7m/8m/9m/10m)
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 Record:
NTSC 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: Yes, 3 seconds cache (Audio and Video)
Scan Reverse: When using a Depth of Field Converter or other lens adapters
it flips or reverses the image automatically so it is recorded correctly.
Time Code: Drop Frame*(DF) and Non-Drop Frame (NDF)
*Drop Frame works with NTSC models only and is not available in 24P
Time Code Modes: Regen, Record Run, Free Run and External Source
Drop Frame and Non Drop Frame available
White Balance: Available; 2,000K to 15,000K in 100K increments
White Balance Presets: Daylight (5,400K); Tungsten (3,200K);
Kelvin White balance shift is available within Presets (-9 to +9)
Custom Picture Settings: 23 Custom Picture settings
A total of nine 9 Customized Pictures are available in the camera
and up to 20 can be saved to an SD card
Custom Pictures CP7, CP8 and CP9 ship with the following preset:
C7: Video.C – Intended for recording media for playback on consumer
TVs. The setting minimizes noise in the dark areas and improves
contrast by tightening up on black.
C8: Cine.V – Suited for giving recorded media a film tone.
C9: Cine.F – Used for when recorded media will be transferred to film.
Custom Functions: Available, 9 total functions
Custom Display: Yes; LCD panel and EVF information display can be
customized. Total of 27 display options can be turned on and off
Assign Buttons: 15; Can be assigned functions as desired (30 functions
Available)
Color Bars: Color bars compliant with SMPTE, EBU, or ARIB standards
can be selected.
Dynamic Range: up to 800% with Canon Log Gamma and ISO 850
(+2.5dB) and above
*ISO 850 or above – gain 2.5dB or above
EVF
Type: 0.52-inch Color (1,555,000 dots)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Viewing Angle Adjustment: Available; Viewing Angle can be adjusted
up and down 60°
CANON EF CINEMA LENS SPECIFICATIONS
Diopter Adjustment Range: +2.0 to -5.5
Field of View Coverage: 100%
EVF Adjustments: Brightness, Contrast, Color, and Backlight
(Normal or Bright)
DISPLAY
Type: Rotating 4-inch Wide Screen Color LCD Display (1,230,000
dots) on detachable controller
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Field of View Coverage: 100%
Display Adjustments: Brightness, Contrast, Color, Sharpness, and
Backlight (Normal or Bright)
INPUT/OUTPUT
HD/SD SDI: Yes (with embedded audio);
HD 4:2:2(YCbCr) 1920 x 1080: 60i/50i, 1280 x 720: 60p/50p;
SD 4:2:2 (YCbCr) 640 x 480: 60i/50i
BNC Connector, output only
NTSC 480i/PAL 576i: Compliant with SMTPE 259M
Embedded Audio: Compliant with SMTPE 272M
Time Code Standard: (VITC/LTC) SMTPE 12M
HD-SDI: (Compliant with SMTPE 292M)
1080i/720p: Compliant with SMTPE 292M
Embedded Audio: Compliant with SMTPE 299M
Time Code Standard: (VITC/LTC) SMTPE 12M
Time code In/Out: Yes; BNC Connector (Input and Output)
Genlock: Yes; BNC Connector
Adjustment range: -1023 to +1023
Synch Out: Yes, BNC Connector
HD tri-level signal (HD Sync)
HD-Y signals (HD-Y)
Black Burst signal
Composite
HDMI: Yes (Type A)
Audio Input Terminal: 2 – Balanced 3-pin XLR (Mic Level, Mic Level
with phantom power and Line Level)
3.5mm Microphone terminal
Headphone Jack: Available; 3.5mm stereo mini-jack
Remote Terminal: Available (Fully LANC Compatible)
Canon EF Cinema Zoom Lenses
Mount
CN-E14.5–60mm
T2.6 L SP
Zoom
Ratio
Iris
Blades
14.5–60mm 4.1x
1:2.6 at
14.5–60mm
11
1:2.95 at
30–240mm/
1:3.7 at 300mm
11
Focal
Length
PL
CN-E14.5–60mm
T2.6 L S
EF
CN-E30–300mm
T2.95–3.7 L SP
PL
CN-E30–300mm
T2.95–3.7 L S
Angle Of View
Max. Relative
Aperture
(T-Number)
30–300mm
10x
EF
Object Dimensions at M.O.D.
M.O.D. (from
image sensor)
1.78:1
24.6 x 13.8mm
1.78:1
24.0 x 13.5mm
79.2° x 49.9°
at 14.5mm
22.6° x 12.8°
at 60mm
74.2° x 57.8°
at 14.5mm
20.7° x 15.2°
at 60mm
0.70m/2'4"
43.6° x 25.4°
at 30mm
4.6° x 2.6°
at 300mm
44.6° x 25.9°
at 30mm
4.7° x 2.6°
at 300mm
1.5m/5'
Front
Diameter
1.78:1
24.6 x 13.8mm
1.78:1
24.0 x 13.5mm
65.2 x 36.7cm
at 14.5mm
15.0 x 8.4cm
at 60mm
66.9 x 37.5cm
at 14.5mm
15.4 x 8.6cm
at 60mm
Ø136mm
98.8 x 55.6cm
at 30mm
9.6 x 5.4cm
at 300mm
101.3 x 56.8cm
at 30mm
9.9 x 5.6cm
at 300mm
Ø136mm
Approx. Size
(W x H x L)
Approx. Mass
5.35 x 6.42 x 12.52 in./
136.0 x 163.1 x 318.0mm
9.9 lb./
4.5kg
5.35 x 6.42 x 12.83 in./
136.0 x 163.1 x 326.0mm
5.67 x 6.58 x 13.47 in. /
144.0 x 167.1 x 342.1mm
12.79 lb./
5.8kg
5.67 x 6.58 x 13.78 in./
144.0 x 167.1 350.1mm
Canon EF Cinema Prime Lenses
Mount
Focal
Length
Zoom
Ratio
Max. Relative
Aperture
(T-Number)
CN-E24mm T1.5 L F
EF
24mm
–
1:1.5
CN-E50mm T1.3 L F
EF
50mm
–
CN-E85mm T1.3 L F
EF
85mm
–
Angle Of View
Iris
Blades
Object Dimensions at M.O.D.
M.O.D. (from
image sensor)
Front
Diameter
Approx. Size
(W x H x L)
Approx. Mass
19.7 x 11.0cm
Ø114mm
4.66 x 4.66 x 4.0 in./
118.4 x 118.4 x 101.5mm
2.65 lb./
1.2kg
24.9 x 16.6cm
17.0 x 9.5cm
Ø114mm
4.66 x 4.66 x 4.0 in./
118.4 x 118.4 x 101.5mm
2.43 lb./
1.1kg
34.3 x 22.9cm
23.4 x 13.1cm
Ø114mm
4.66 x 4.66 x 4.0 in./
118.4 x 118.4 x 101.5mm
2.87 lb./
1.3kg
1.5:1
36.0 x 24.0mm
1.78:1
24.6 x 13.8mm
0.30m/12"
28.8 x 19.2cm
27.6° x 15.7°
0.45m/18"
16.5° x 9.3°
0.95m/3'2"
1.5:1
36.0 x 24.0mm
1.78:1
24.6 x 13.8mm
11
73.7° x 53.1°
54.3° x 32.1°
1:1.3
11
39.6° x 27.0°
1:1.3
11
23.9° x 16.1°
EOS C300 / EOS C300 PL SYSTEM
Handle unit
Lenses
Monitor unit
POWER
Power Terminal: DC in on camera (no need for “Dummy Battery”)
Battery: BP-9 Series
Compact Power Adapter: CA-940
ACCESSORIES
Tripod Adapter: Canon TA-100
Tripod Adapter Base: Canon TB-1
Wi-Fi Adapter: Canon WFT-E6A
OTHER
Dimensions(W x H x D): EOS C300 (Body plus Thumb Rest):
Approx. 5.2 x 7.0 x 6.7 in (133 x 179 x 171mm)
EOS C300 (Body plus Grip):
Approx. 6.9 x 7.0 x 6.7 in. (174 x 179 x 171mm)
EOS C300 PL (Body plus Thumb Rest):
Approx. 5.2 x 7.0 x 7.0 in. (133 x 179 x 177mm)
EOS C300 PL (Body plus Grip):
Approx. 6.9 x 7.0 x 7.0 in. (174 x 179 x 177mm)
The following is the same for both models:
EOS C300 + Monitor Unit:
Approx. 7.3 x 9.8 x 7.4 in. (185 x 249 x 187mm)
EOS C300 + Handle Unit + Monitor Unit:
Approx. 7.3 x 11.2 x 11.9 in. (185 x 284 x 301mm)
Main Unit Weight: EOS C300 Body: Approx. 3.2 lb. (1430g)
EOS C300 PL Body: Approx. 3.6 lb. (1630g) Grip: Approx. 8.1 oz.
(230 g) Handle Unit: Approx. 6.3 oz. (180g)
Total Equipped Weight: EOS C300: Approx. 5.6 lb. (2520g)*
EOS C300 PL: Approx 6.0 lb. (2720g)*
EOS C300: Approx. 6.0 lb. (2700g)**
EOS C300 PL: Approx 6.4 lb. (2900g)**
* Weights for both models include the grip, monitor unit, BP-955,
2x CF cards. ** Weights for both models include the grip, monitor
unit, Handle Unit, BP-955, 2x CF cards.
Temperature and Humidity: Performance requirements: 0˚C to
40˚C, 85% (relative humidity) Operating requirements: -5˚C to 45˚C,
60% (relative humidity)
Language Support: English, Japanese, Chinese, German, Spanish,
French, Italian, Polish, Russian
Time and Date: Automatic Calendar range January 1st, 2010
through December 31, 2031 selectable in American, Japanese and
European Date formats.
World Clock: World Clock support – UTC time setting: Setting range
from +14:00 to -12:00
EF Cinema Zoom Lenses
(Available in EF and PL Mount)
Thumb rest
EF Cinema Prime Lenses
(Available in EF mount only)
Grip
Tripod base TB-1
XF Utilities Disc Ver. 3.0
EOS C300 / EOS C300 PL
Battery Charger
CG-940
Battery Pack
BP-955
Compact Power Adapter
CA-940
Shoulder Strap
SS-1200
EF Lenses
EOS C300 / EOS C300 PL KIT CONTENTS
• EOS C300 or EOS C300 PL Body
(with Grip/Camera cover R-F-3)
• Monitor unit
• Handle unit
• Battery Pack BP-955*
• Battery Charger CG-940*
• Compact Power Adapter CA-940*
• Eye Cup
• Viewfinder Cap
• Thumb rest
• Tripod base TB-1
• WFT Attachment
• Measuring Hook
• AC Cable x2
• DC Cable(for CA-940)
• Shoulder Strap SS-1200
• XF Utilities Disc Ver. 3.0
* Also available as optional accessory
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