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Cinema – Canon C300 MkII

Canon C300 MkII


Brand: Canon

Model: C300 MkII

Resolution: 4K

Please Note: This camera is only available to RHD, PHD and Staff only

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Manual is available to download by clicking “Article Attachments” below

Access and Usage

Pick-Up Location: Q Building – Q105 – Tech Office

Induction(s) Required:

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L3 Special Induction

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Kit Contents

  • C300 MkII
  • Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L Lens
  • 2x 90 Batteries
  • Lapel Kit
  • Shotgun Kit
  • Battery Charger
  • AC Pack
  • Tripod
  • C-Fast Card 124GB
  • C-Fast Reader

Technical Specifications

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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 [2048×1080/59.94P, ISO 800 2000 Lux, 89.9% reflection]
50Hz Mode: F11 [2048×1080/59.94P, 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)
[1920×1080/25P, 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 on 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: 4096×2160/3840×2160/2048×1080/1920×1080 Signal configuration: YCC422 10bit/(*)RGB444 (12bit/10bit)
(*) Only with 2048×1080 or 1920×1080; 29.97P, 23.98P, 25.00P and 24.00P
Long GOP recording Resolution: 2048×1080/1920×1080
Signal configuration: YCC422 10bit
Recording format: SD Card Movies: Long GOP recording only (*)
Resolution: 2048×1080/1920×1080
Signal configuration: YCC420 8bit Photo: JPEG
Resolution: 2048×1080/1920×1080
(*) 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 (2048×1080/1920×1080) 1 to 60 FPS
2K CROP (*1)(2048×1080/1920×1080) max 120 FPS
4K (4096×2160/3840×2160) 1 – 30 FPS
2K (2048×1080/1920×1080) max 60 FPS**
2K CROP * (2048×1080/1920×1080) max 120 FPS **
4K (4096×2160/3840×2160 max 30 FPS
2K (2048×1080/1920×1080) max 120 FPS **
2K CROP * (2048×1080/1920×1080) max 120 FPS**
2K (2048×1080/1920×1080) 1 – 50 FPS
2K CROP * (2048×1080/1920×1080) max 100FPS **
4K (4096×2160/3840×2160) 1 – 25 FPS
2K (2048×1080/1920×1080) max 50 FPS **
2K CROP * (2048×1080/1920×1080) max 100

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
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
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)
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
Tally lamp Yes
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: [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.
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
BT.2020, BT.709
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
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
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 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 attenuation Yes
Microphone level meter Yes

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