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Canon C300 Cinema EOS Camera

Part #: 5779B002

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C300 EF Cinema EOS Camera -Discontinued

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Canon Super 35mm CMOS Sensor

  • Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor
  • Canon XF Codec
  • Fully Compatible with New & Existing EF-mount Lenses
  • Ergonomics & Design
  • CF Memory Card Recording
  • Multiple Recording Formats and Advanced Recording
  • Full Manual Control and Focusing Aids
  • WFT Wireless Remote Control over Wi-Fi



Includes: EOS C300* body, monitor unit, viewfinder, eye cup, handle, thumb rest, XF Utilities, shoulder strap, WFT attachment, tripod base, battery pack, battery charger, AC cable, power adapter, DC cable.


The Canon C300 featurs a unique Super 35mm Canon CMOS sensor, revolutionary Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor and 50 Mbps 422 codec, the EOS C300 provides outstanding cinema quality movie capture.  Compact, modular and compatible with Canon's existing line-up of EF and new EF Cinema lenses as well as accessories from third parties, the stunningly simple to operate EOS C300 is designed to please cinematographers for any production large and small, on location or in the studio, from shoestring to Hollywood budgets.

The Canon EOS C300 has a Canon EF lens mount and is compatible with all of Canon's new EF Cinema lenses and current EF lenses, including compact primes, super telephotos, specialty tilt-shift, macro and fisheye - over 60 in all. And with an entire support infrastructure designed to help you get the most from your equipment before, during and after production, the EOS C300 is ready to go to work.

New Canon Super 35mm CMOS Sensor New Canon Super 35mm CMOS Sensor

Modeled on the Super 35mm 3-perf motion picture film standard, the Canon CMOS sensor has an active image size of 24.4 x 13.5mm. It uses 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 transfer to the individual photodiode. Proprietary technologies within the photosite simultaneously lower the image sensor noise floor while enhancing the photon capacity of the photodiode - a combination that assures superb dynamic range. The image sensor employs an innovative readout technique that delivers full bandwidth individual RGB video components without the need for any debayering algorithms. Each of these components has a 1920 (H) x 1080 (V) sampling structure at up to 60 frames. From these original video components, a 1080-line 60i format or a 1280 (H) x 720 (V) at 60P HD format are selectively derived.

Wide Dynamic Range

The EOS C300 incorporates the first Canon CMOS sensor designed specifically for high frame rate motion 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 DIGIC DV III Image Processor achieve a remarkably high signal-to-noise ratio that enables recordings with great detail and dynamic range even in minimal light.

Canon Log Gamma

Shooting in Canon Log mode, cinematographers can set the camera exposure value using their customary light meter practices. Canon Log is a special nonlinear transfer function embodied within the DIGIC DV III RGB video processing system. This transfer function is specifically designed to facilitate the post-production of digital images originating in Cinema EOS in a manner similar to the post-production of images digitally transferred from motion picture film (the contemporary DI process). By managing the disposition of quantization bits, Canon Log ensures excellent tonal reproduction within both highlight and low-light regions of a given digital image - maintaining a total dynamic range of 800%. These sophisticated video grading processes restructure a new digital representation achieving a sought-after creative look on a quality reference display.

Low Light/High ISO Ability

A dark and stormy night? With the EOS C300, it's no problem. The combination of sensor and image processor render an extraordinary signal-to-noise ratio and as such make shooting at high ISO (up to ISO 16000) a breeze.
Reduced Rolling Shutter and Moiré Artifacting

The EOS C300 uses enhanced signal processing to minimize rolling shutter skews and to reduce moiré artifacts. A high-speed readout significantly reduces the subjective visibility of the vertical skewing on fast-moving horizontal subjects, a typical pitfall of the CMOS image sensor neutralized by Canon technology.


Standard Definition or High DefinitionHigh Definition
Power Supply (rated)7.4V DC (battery pack), 8.4V DC (DC-IN)
Recording/CodecSignal 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
File Format: MXF (OP-1a)
Recording Options:50Mbps (CBR) 4:2:2 422P@HL
1920x1080: 59.94i/29.97p/23.98p; 50i/25p; True 24 (24.00)
1280x720: 59.94i/29.97p/23.98p; 50p/25p; True 24 (24.00)
35Mbps (VBR) 4:2:0 MP@HL
1920x1080: 59.94i/29.97p/23.98p; 50i/25p
1280x720: 59.94p/29.97p/23.98p; 50p/25p
25Mbps (CBR) 4:2:0 MP@H14
1440x1080: 59.94i/29.97p/23.98p; 50i/25p
AudioLinear PCM; 2-Channel; 16-Bit; 48kHz
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 -20 dB
Image SensorSensor Type: CMOS sensor (single-panel), equivalent to Super 35mm
Sensor Size: 24.6 x 13.8mm effective screen size (6.4 x 6.4 micrometer pixel pitch)
Scanning System: Progressive
Number of Sensors: 1
Filter: RGB Primary Color Filter (Bayer Array)
Imaging Processor: DIGIC DV III
Effective PixelsApprox. 8.29 megapixels (3840 x 2160)
Total PixelsApprox. 9.84 megapixels (4206 x 2340)
Max. Movie Recording Time64GB Compact Flash (CF) card
Greater capacity is possible when both are used.
25Mbps: 310 minutes
35Mbps: 225 minutes
50Mbps: 160 minutes
LensInterchangeable: EF mount
Focusing SystemManual; Autofocus system not available
Max. Shutter Speed1/2000 sec
ISO RangeVideo Terminal320 to 20,000, 1-stop or 1/3-stop
ND Filter SettingsMechanical ND filter system with option of clear, 2 stops, 4 stops, and 6 stops
White BalanceAuto, Manual, 2 Custom (2000K - 150,00K in 100K increments), Daylight, Tungsten
Frame RateNTSC: 59.94P, 59.94i, 29.97P, 23.98P
PAL: 50P, 50i, 25P
Film: 24P
Minimum IlluminationFull AUTO mode: TBA lux
Manual mode: TBA lux
Illumination CorrectionCompensates for each lens' light fall-off. Lens specific data stored in firmware
Genlock TerminalBNC (input only)
HD/SD-SDI TerminalBNC (output only), with embedded audio
Timecode TerminalsBNC (input/output), Sync Out (BNC)
Viewfinder0.52-inch diagonal, color 16:9 rotatable LCD
+2.0 to -5.5 diopter eye adjustment
LCD Screen (Monitor Unit)4-inch diagonal, 1.23 megapixel color 16:9 rotatable LCD
100% field of view
adj. brightness, contrast, color, sharpness and backlight
MicrophoneNone built-in
Recording MediaCF Card (Type 1 Only): 2 slots (Movie files); UDMA supported
SD Card: 1 slot: Still images, Custom Picture Data*, Clip Metadata and menu settings
*Custom Picture Data and settings are not compatible with data from other Canon models
USB TerminalN/A
HDMI TerminalYes (Type A), output only
Video TerminalSame as HD/SD-SDI Terminal
Audio TerminalXLR 3-pin jack (2), Switchable between MIC/LINE
HDMI TerminalYes (Type A), output only
AV Mini-terminal/Headphone Terminal3.5mm stereo mini-jack
WFT TerminalFor compatible Wi-Fi Accessory
Operating Temperature RangePerformance: 32-104F / 0-40C, 85% (relative humidity)
Operation: 23-113F / -5-45C, 60% (relative humidity)
Dimensions (W x H x D)EOS C300 + Thumb Rest: 5.2 x 7.0 x 6.7 in / 133 x 179 x 171mm
EOS C300 + Grip: 6.9 x 7.0 x 6.7 in / 174 x 179 x 171mm
Camera + Monitor: 7.3 x 9.8 x 7.4 in / 185 x 249 x 187mm
Camera + Handle + Monitor: 7.3 x 11.2 x 11.9 in / 185 x 284 x 301mm
(not including lens hood, eyecup, grip belt)
Weight (not including lens)
Main Unit:
EOS C300: 3.2 lb / 1430g
Grip: 8.1 oz / 230g
Monitor Unit: 1.4 lb / 620g
Handle Unit: 6.3 oz / 180g
Thumb Rest: 0.35 oz / 10g
BP-955 Battery: 7.8 oz / 220g
Attachment fitting: 0.32 oz / 9g
CF Cards x 2: 0.63 oz / 18g
Measure hook: 0.11 oz / 3g
Body Cap, Camera Cover (either type): 0.63 oz / 18g
EOS C300 w/:Grip, Monitor, BP-955, 2@CF 5.6 lb / 2520g
Grip, Monitor, Handle, BP-955, 2@CF 6.0 lb / 2700g

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 Canon EF Prime Lenses
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6571B001Canon CN-E85mm T1.3 L F (EF Mount Lens)$3,950

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 B4 2/3" Adapter
MTB4CANEFMTF B4 2/3" to Canon EF Adapter$1,300

 Batteries & Power
TC300BODYIDX1CinoFlex Type C300 Body IDX Battery Mount$999
QRC-CA930Anton Bauer QRC-CA940 Gold Mount for Canon EOS C300/C500 Camera (8375-0170)$329
4587B002Canon BP-955 (5200mAh) Lithium Ion Battery$159
4588B002Canon BP-975 (7800mAh) Lithium Ion Battery$214

 Adapters & Chargers
4589B002Canon CA-930 Compact Power Adapter with DV-930 for AC Power$120

 Wireless File Transmitter
5754B001Canon WFT-E7A Wireless File Transmitter for EOS 5D III$780

 Arri Camera Support
337370Arri Lightweight Support SET for Canon C100/ C300/ C500 (K0.60155.0)$390
337371Arri Lightweight Support BP-12 SET for Canon C100/ C300 /C500 (K0.60156.0)$1,930
337372Arri Lightweight Support BP-13 SET for Canon C100/ C300/ C500 (K0.60157.0)$1,930
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337374Arri Adapter Plate for Canon C100/ C300 /C500 (K2.66173.0)$260
337375Arri BPA-2 Bridge Plate Adapter (K2.66172.0)$110

 Movcam Mattbox Kits
MOV-MM1C300-K1Movcam MM1 Mattebox for Canon C300/C500$1,658
MOV-MM1C300-K2Movcam MM1 Mattebox & MF-1 Follow Focus for Canon C500/C300$2,315
MOV-MM2C300-K1Movcam MM2 Mattebox for Canon C300$1,430

 Rain Cover
RS-C3500PortaBrace RS-C3500 Rain Slicker for Canon C300 Cameras$180

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