Canon EOS C300 Mark II 4K Cinema Camera

Canon
SKU: 0635C006AA

£7,499.00 ex.Vat £8,998.80 inc.Vat

  • 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.

Product Description

Canon EOS C300 Mark II

Supreme 4K image quality and versatility
With the ability to record 10-bit 4:2:2 files internally at up to 410Mbps in 4K, or 10/12-bit 4:4:4 files in 2K/Full HD, with up to 15 stops of dynamic range, the EOS C300 Mark II provides footage suitable for extensive post-production work, producing crisper images across the full colour spectrum with reduced “colour bleed”. The camera offers professional filmmakers and broadcasters alike the very best image quality, recording 4K in both broadcast (3840 x 2160) and DCI cinematic (4096 x 2160) resolutions.

The EOS C300 Mark II can record high bitrate 4K files internally to dual CFast 2.0™¹ media, while simultaneously recording 4K RAW files to an external recorder, offering the flexibility and universal appeal for production at the highest quality available today. Additionally, the ability to record 2K/Full HD Proxy files to an internal SD card, at the same time, further streamlines the production workflow process.

The new Canon-designed Super 35mm CMOS sensor and an increased ISO range up to ISO 102,400 deliver exceptional low light performance, allowing operators to capture low-noise footage across a variety of challenging environments without compromising on image quality.

To meet the requirements of a diverse range of shooting applications, the EOS C300 Mark II offers both full manual control, ideal for cinematic environments, as well as automatic modes. These include, enhanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF (now covering approx. 80% of the frame vertically and 80% horizontally), auto white balance and Face Detection AF, all making it easier for independent news gatherers and documentary filmmakers to shoot on the go.

Instant integration into professional workflows
Canon’s new range of XF-AVC H.264 codecs, designed to be compatible with industry standard Non-Linear Edit systems, makes integrating both 4K and 2K/Full HD footage into workflows effortless, while maintaining the highest image quality. The range features XF-AVC intra for 4K, and XF-AVC Long GOP and Proxy options for 2K/Full HD recording, both of which utilise H.264 codec, offering post production flexibility and ease of use. Filmmakers can select the resolution and codec type that best suits their production, with the EOS C300 Mark II capable of shooting at up to 30P in 4K or up to 120P in 2K/Full HD.

The EOS C300 Mark II offers support for a wide range of colour space options, including BT.2020, the Canon Cinema Gamut and DCI-P3. The camera is also the first Cinema EOS model to feature brand new Canon Log2 technology, which enables the 15-stops of dynamic range, significantly wider than previous Cinema EOS cameras. The camera offers new versatility for sound recording too, supporting 4-channel audio recording in 16 or 24 bit and 48 kHz.

Designed for versatility
The EOS C300 Mark II boasts the iconic Cinema EOS design DNA – a modular body that can be adapted to suit the needs of each shooter and filming situation, through the extensive range of compatible accessories. Internally, the EOS C300 Mark II also includes built-in electronically controlled glass ND (neutral density) filters, which reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor by up to 10 stops in expansion mode. Compatibility with the RC-V100 remote control and optional Wi-Fi control also enables ease of use in a wider range of locations.

The camera’s sensor read-out speed is now twice as fast as the original EOS C300, and further reduces rolling shutter distortion, allowing for crisp image capture in a moving environment, making it perfectly suited for capturing action sequences.

Leveraging Canon’s rich heritage in lens design, the EOS C300 Mark II is compatible with more than 90 current EF and EF Cinema lenses allowing operators to use their existing EF mount lenses. In addition, the EOS C300 Mark II comes equipped with Canon Cine servo zoom lens support, delivering one of the most comprehensive selections of lens possibilities for movie and broadcast production available in the market today. For further flexibility, shooters can opt to change the lens mount from the default EF Mount, to EF Mount with Cinema Lock, or to the industry standard PL mount, as a service option.

CAMERA

Image Sensor
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
Dynamic Range With Canon Log gamma: 800%
With Canon Log2 Gamma 1600%
(ISO 850 or above/gain 2.5 dB or more)
Horizontal Resolution Up to 1800 TV lines or more depends 0n shooting resolution and on lens used.
Lens
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
including Cine Servo lens range¹.
(Not available with Manual Focus, CINEMA Zoom 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
Image Processor
Type Dual DIGIC DV5

RECORDING

Video storage media CFast2.0™ and SD card supported. Simultaneous Recording to CFast2.0™ and External Device possible
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
Resolution: 2048x1080/1920x1080
Signal configuration: YCC422 10bit
Recording format: SD Card Movies: Long GOP recording only (*)
Resolution: 2048x1080/1920x1080
Signal configuration: YCC420 8bit Photo: JPEG
Resolution: 2048x1080/1920x1080
(*) 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
24.Hz: 24.00P
Slow/Fast motion 59.94Hz:59.94P
2K (2048x1080/1920x1080) 1 to 60 FPS
2K CROP (*1)(2048x1080/1920x1080) max 120 FPS
29.97P
4K (4096x2160/3840x2160) 1 - 30 FPS
2K (2048x1080/1920x1080) max 60 FPS**
2K CROP * (2048x1080/1920x1080) max 120 FPS **
23.98P
4K (4096x2160/3840x2160 max 30 FPS
2K (2048x1080/1920x1080) max 120 FPS **
2K CROP * (2048x1080/1920x1080) max 120 FPS**
50.00Hz
50.00P
2K (2048x1080/1920x1080) 1 - 50 FPS
2K CROP * (2048x1080/1920x1080) max 100FPS **
25.00P
4K (4096x2160/3840x2160) 1 - 25 FPS
2K (2048x1080/1920x1080) max 50 FPS **
2K CROP * (2048x1080/1920x1080) max 100FPScz**
24.00Hz
4K (4096x2160/3840x2160) max 30 FPS
2K (2048x1080/1920x1080) max 60 FPS**
2K CROP * (2048x1080/1920x1080) max 100FPS**
Interval Record Yes
Frame Record Yes
Pre Record (cache record) Yes
Relay Recording Yes
Double Slot (simultaneous) Recording Yes
Scan Reverse Yes: Both / Vertical/ Horizontal /Off
HD->SD conversion No
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

SYSTEM

LCD
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
coverage
Image quality adjustments Super High, High or Normal can be selected as the luminance adjustment. Others are
same as for the viewfinder.
Adjustable Yes
Waveform Monitor Yes
Focus Assist Yes
Peaking Yes
Zebra Yes
Markers Yes
EVF
Size 0.46” (1.18 cm on the diagonal), color organic EL display with a wide-screen 16:9 aspect ratio
Type Organic LED
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).
Adjustable Yes
Correction lens 2.0 to -5.5 diopter
Inputs/Outputs
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
USB 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)
Component out No
AV terminal No
DC input Yes
Remote Control Terminal 2.5mm mini jack
Wireless Control Terminal Via optional Wi-Fi adaptor
Colour Bars EBU, SMPTE, ARIB
Misc
Tally lamp Yes
Accessory shoe Yes (cold shoe, 3 locations: top of body, top of handle, front of handle)

SHOOTING FUNCTIONS

Exposure
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: [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 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.
Shutter speed
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
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.
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
Focus Systems
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)
Custom Picture
Stored Configurations 7 presets:
Canon Log 2 : C.Gamut (Cinema Gamut) Canon Log 2 : BT.2020/Canon Log 2 : DCI-P3
Canon Log 2 : BT.709
Canon Log: BT.2020 Gamut BT.709
Storage Medium Internal or SD card
Gamma Setting Options Canon 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 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
Black Gamma Yes
Low Key Saturation Yes
Knee Yes
Sharpness Yes
Noise reduction Yes
Skin detail Yes
Selective Noise Reduction Yes
Colour matrix Yes
White balance Yes
Colour correction Yes
Setup level Yes
Press Yes
Clip 100% IRE Yes
White balance
Auto Yes
Kelvin Range 2000K to 15000K, 100K intervals, Default 5500K
Preset Daylight/Tungsten
White Balance Shift Yes, -9 to 9 (Daylight or Tungsten Preset selected)
Black balance
Black balance adjustment Yes
Time code
Countup system Regen, RecRun, FreeRun, External, Hold (Drop frame available for NTSC Mode)
Start value setting “00:00:00:00”, Set/Reset selectable
Audio
Recording 16-bit 2ch (48 kHz) linear PCM
Control Independent limiters and auto/manual settings
Microphone attenuation Yes
Microphone level meter Yes

ACCESSORIES

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 D181)/BP-A60
Canon AC adapter CA-A10
Canon Battery Charger CG-A10
Canon Remote Controller RC-V100
Canon shoulder strap SS-1200 (provided with the D181)
Canon Tripod Adapter TA-100
Canon 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
Battery Type BP-A30 (included),BP-A60 (optional)
Input Power Supply 14.4 V DC (battery pack), 16.7 V DC (DC IN)

MISCELLANEOUS

Dimensions Approx. 149 x 183 x 183 mm (5.9 x 7.2 x 7.2 in) [D181 thumb rest]
Approx. 190 x 183 x 187 mm (7.5 x 7.2 x 7.4 in) [D181 grip]
Approx. 190 x 265 x 226 mm (7.5 x 10.4 x 8.9 in)
[D181 grip bracket handle unit]
Approx. 190 x 307 x 362 mm (7.5 x 12.1 x 12.8 in)
[D181 grip bracket handle unit monitor unit]
Detachable handle Yes
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
Focus control ¹ CN7 x 17 KAS S/E1 or P1 depending on mount

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