Canon EOS C300 Specification

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

8.29 megapixels

Minimum illumination

NTSC Mode 0.3 Lux
[F1.2 lens , 24 dB, 29.97P mode, shutter speed 1/30]
PAL Mode 0.25 Lux
[F1.2 lens, 24 dB, 25.00P mode, shutter speed 1/25]

Sensitivity

NTSC: F9
[1920x1080/59.94i , ISO640 (0dB), 2000 Lux, 89.9% reflection]
PAL: F10
[1920x1080/50.00i , ISO640 (0dB) , 2000 Lux, 89.9% reflection]

S/N Ratio

NTSC: 54dB (Typical)
[1920x1080/29.97P, Canon Log base sensitivity ISO850 (Dynamic range 800%)]
PAL: 54dB (Typical)
[1920x1080/25.00P, Canon Log base sensitivity ISO850 (Dynamic range 800%)]

Dynamic Range

During normal shooting: 300%
With Canon Log gamma: 800%
(ISO 850 or above/gain 2.5 dB or more)

Horizontal Resolution

Up to 1000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode), depends on lens used

Lens

Lens Mount

Canon EF Mount

Focal length

Equivalent to 1.53x the focal length of EF lenses;
As indicated for EF-S lenses and Canon cine lenses

Peripheral illumination correction

YES (dependent on lens used)

ND filter

3 glass filters in camera body: 2 stops; 4 stops; 6 stops. Operate via body or wireless control

Focus control

Via lens, wireless control or wired remote (dependent on lens used) One shot AF with EF Lenses
(Not available with CINEMA lenses) Continuous AF available with EF-S 18 -55mm f/3.5 -5.6 IS STM or EF-S 18 - 135mm f/3.5 -5.6 IS STM Lens¹
DAF update optional (extra cost)

Iris control

Via body, grip, wireless control or wired remote. Push AI available with EF lens (Not available with CINEMA lenses) Continuous AI available with EF-S 18 - 135mm f/3.5 -5.6 IS STM Lens¹
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

DIGIC DV III

RECORDING

Video storage media

Type 1 Compact Flash memory cards (2 card slots)

Type

UDMA4, 30MB/s or faster (40MB/s or faster for Fast/Slow recording)

Recording time

64GB CF card: Up to 160mins (1080/50i @ 50 Mbps)

Recording file format

Material eXchange Format (MXF); OP-1a pattern

Recording format

MPEG-2 Long GOP
50Mbps CBR (4:2:2) MPEG-2 422@PHL;
35Mbps VBR (4:2:0) MPEG-2 MP@HL;
25Mbps CBR (4:2:0) MPEG-2 MP@H14

Recording frame rate*

50Mbps: 1920 x 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 24.00p, 23.98p;
1280 x 720/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24.00p, 23.98p.
35Mbps: 1920 x 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p;
1440 x 1080/ 59.94i/50i
1280 x 720/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p.
25Mbps: 1440 x 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p.

Slow/Fast motion

YES
720p: 1-60fps in 1fps steps
1080p: 1-30fps in 1fps steps
(available options may differ according to recording mode selected)

Interval Record

YES. 1, 2, 3, 6, 9 or 12 frames, 25 time intervals
(available options may differ according to recording mode selected)

Frame Record

YES. 1, 2, 3, 6, 9 or 12 frames
(available options may differ according to recording mode selected)

Pre Record (cache record)

YES (3 seconds)

Relay Recording

YES

Double Slot (simultaneous) Recording

YES

Scan Reverse

YES. Up/down, left/right, up/down/left/right image inversion

HD->SD conversion

NO

Internal Data Transfer

MOVIE: Yes (CF card to CF card)

Photo storage media

SD/SDHC memory card

Still quality

During video recording: 1920 x 1080;
During playback: 1920x1080, 1280 x 720

SYSTEM

LCD

Size

10.1 cm (4"), 100% view

Dots

1.23 million

Image quality adjustments

Brightness, contrast, colour, sharpness, backlight, black & white

Adjustable

Up/down/left/right according to camera configuration

Waveform Monitor

Waveform Monitor and Vectorscope

Focus Assist*

Peaking;
Magnifying (25 points selectable);
Edge Monitor (using waveform display)

Peaking

Peaking 1, Peaking 2 (Colour, Gain, Frequency customisable for each)

Zebra

Level 1; Level 2; Both
Output via HD-SDI or HDMI

Markers

On/Off (Aspect ratio, Aspect marker, Safety Zone Area, Safety Zone, Grid, Horizontal, Centre)

EVF

Size

1.3cm (0.52")

Dots

1.55 million

Image quality adjustments

Brightness, contrast, colour, sharpness, backlight, black & white

Adjustable

Vertical tilt

Correction lens

+ 2.0 to -5.5 diopters

Inputs/Outputs

Audio in

XLR inputs with 48V phantom power (x2), 3.5mm microphone input jack

Headphone output

3.5mm stereo jack

Video monitor output

YES (BNC, SD output only via Synch terminal)

HDMI

YES (Type A, output only)

IEEE 1394 (Firewire)

NO

USB

NO

HD/SD-SDI output

YES (BNC, output only, embedded audio and time code)

Time code

YES (BNC, switchable input/output)

Genlock

YES (BNC, input only)

Synch

YES (BNC, output only, 5 modes: HD Sync, HD-Y, SD blackburst, SD composite, Off)

Component out

NO

AV terminal

NO

DC input

YES

Remote Control Terminal

2.5mm mini jack

Wireless Control Terminal

YES (optional accessory required for wireless control)

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)

Custom key

YES (15 assignable buttons; select from 30 functions)

SHOOTING FUNCTIONS

Exposure

Exposure Control and Metering*

Manual exposure determined by shutter setting, iris setting, ISO/gain setting and ND filter setting.
Push Auto Iris/Continuous Auto Iris metering options:
(i) Standard (Centre-weighted metering)
(ii) Spotlight
(iii) Backlight (compensation)
Continuous Auto Iris (Canon lenses with 'stepping motor' (STM)).¹

Exposure compensation*

YES in Auto Iris mode. AE Shift function +/-2, +/-1.5, +/-1.25, +/-1.0, +/-0.75, +/-0.5, +/-0.25, +/-0

Auto Exposure mode*

YES.
Push Auto Iris available with EF lens (not available with EF Cinema lenses)
Continuous Auto Iris (Canon lenses with 'stepping motor' (STM)).¹

Push Auto Iris*

YES (EF and EF-S lenses. Not available with EF Cinema Lenses.)

Exposure Lock

NO

Auto Gain Control setting

NO

ISO Sensitivity*

1-stop display: 320¹, 400, 800, [850]², 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 20000 25600, 51200, 80000
1/3rd stop display: 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, [850]², 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800, 16000, 20000, 25600, 32000, 40000, 51200, 64000, 80000¹

Gain setting*

NORMAL: -6dB, -3dB, 0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 9dB, 12dB, 15dB, 18dB, 21dB, 24dB,27dB 30dB; Extended Range ON: 36dB, 33dB, 39dB, 42dB
FINE: 0 dB to 24 dB (0.5 dB increments).

Shutter speed

Control Modes

Off; Speed; Angle; Clear Scan (CS); Slow Shutter (SLS)

Shutter speed

1/3 to 1/2000 depending on frame rate and Shutter Control Mode

Shutter Angle

11.25º to 360º depending on frame rate

Slow Shutter (SLS)

1/3, 1/4, 1/6, 1/8, 1/12, 1/15, 1/25, 1/30 depending on frame rate

Clear Scan

59.94i/p: 59.94 - 250.27Hz;
50i/p: 50 to 250.78Hz;
29.97p: 29.97 - 250.27Hz;
25p: 25 to 250.78Hz;
23.98/24p: 23.98 - 250.27Hz

Custom Picture

Stored Configurations*

9, including 3 presets (CINEMA, Wide Dynamic Range (Wide DR) and EOS Std)

Storage Medium

SD/SDHC memory card (all customisation data and metadata), up to 20 Custom Pictures per card

Gamma

8 profiles

Canon Log Gamma

YES

Master Pedestal

-50 to +50

Master Black

-50 to +50 for each of R,G,B

Black Gamma

Adjustable Level, Range and Point

Low Key Saturation

-50 to +50 adjusts colour saturation in low brightness area

Knee

Adjusts over exposure characteristic, start, slope, saturation

Sharpness

Adjustment for Level, H Detail Freq., Coring, HV Detail Balance, Limit, Select, Knee Aperture and Level dependent sharpness

Noise reduction

Off, On (1 to 12)

Skin detail

Off, Low, Middle, High / Hue, Chroma, Brightness, Area, Y Level

Selective Noise Reduction

Off, Low, Middle, High / Hue, Chroma, Brightness, Area, Y Level

Colour matrix

Phase, Gain and RGB adjustment, in tandem with Gamma selection

White balance

-50 to +50 white balance offset for R,G,B

Colour correction

Area selection / area revision of two areas

Setup level

-50 to +50 On/Off

Clip 100% IRE

Limits output to 100% after setup adjustment

Wi-Fi & GPS Specifications

GPS Information (Optional Accessory)

Latitude/Longtitude/Elevation, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

White balance

Auto

NO

Preset

Daylight (5400K), Tungsten (3200K), Kelvin (2000K-15000K, 100K intervals), Set A, Set B

White Balance Shift

YES. -9 to +9 (Daylight and Tungsten only)

Black balance adjustment

YES

Time code

Countup system

Regen, RecRun, FreeRun, External, Hold (Drop frame available for some frame rates)

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

XF Utility and NLE Plug-ins, Monitor Unit (LCD and XLR), Handle Unit, Thumbrest, Tripod base adaptor plate, Shoulder strap, Eyecup, EVF cap, Battery Charger CG-940, Compact power adapter CA-941, Battery pack BP-955.

Optional*

Batteries BP-955, BP-975, Compact Power Adaptor CA-930 (battery charger only), / CA945 / CA946, Tripod Adapter TA-100, Wireless Controller WFT-E6. GPS Receiver GP-E1

Battery

Power Consumption

10.3W¹ (NTSC mode)
10.0W¹ (PAL mode)

Continuous Recording Time

Supplied BP-955: Approx. 205 minutes¹
Optional BP-975: Approx. 310 minutes¹

MISCELLANEOUS

Dimensions

Approx 133 x 179 x 171mm (thumbrest attached);
Approx 174 x 179 x 171mm (grip attached);
Approx 185 x 284 x 301mm (grip, monitor unit and handle attached)

Detachable handle

YES

Weight (camera only)

1430g

Weight (fully equipped)

Approx 2700g (grip, monitor unit, handle, BP-955, 2x CF card)

Operating Temperature range

-5ºC to +45ºC, 60% relative humidity

Disclaimers

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

* Firmware upgrades may be required to enable all camera features. Visit the Canon Support website for more information, or contact your local Canon representative.

Footnotes

ISO Sensitivity* - ¹ 320, 20000, and values above 20,000 are not 1-stop increments
² [850] = Base ISO sensitivity for Canon Log Gamma (800% dynamic range), above which highlight and shadow latitude remains consistent.

Power Consumption - ¹ 50Mbps CBR mode, HD-SDI off, using EVF.

Continuous Recording Time - ¹ 50Mbps CBR mode, HD-SDI off, using EVF.

Exposure Control and Metering* - ¹ Some STM lenses may not support Continuous AF for video shooting. Contact your local Canon representative for more information.

Auto Exposure mode* - ¹ Some STM lenses may not support Continuous AF for video shooting. Contact your local Canon representative for more information.

Focus control - ¹ One Shot AF/Push AI and continuous options available after firmware upgrade.

Iris control - ¹ One Shot AF/Push AI and continuous options available after firmware upgrade.