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The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera is an evolutionary 2nd generation Cinema EOS 4K camera system with a wide range of new and improved features including 4K/2K/Full HD internal and external recording (including 4K RAW output) and a new 10-bit Canon Log 2 Gamma. This powerful new camera also features an expanded dynamic range of 15 stops, improved Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus, innovative focus assist engineering and CFast recording technology. Redesigned with the help of user input, the EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera helps to deliver more creative flexibility for professional studio motion picture production applications, as well as independent productions, TV dramas, commercials, news features, sports and more.
The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera integrates a re-designed imaging system of advanced components. These include a newly developed 8.85 Megapixel Canon Super 35mm 16:9 CMOS image sensor that supports up to 4K (DCI) recording with a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels and a high-speed readout for reduced rolling-shutter distortion. Working in concert with its dual Canon DIGIC DV5 image processors, data from the 4K sensor delivers Over-Sampling HD Processing for reduced-moiré 2K(DCI)/Full 1080-60p HD recording and Dual-Pixel CMOS Auto Focus with an expanded focusing area and Face Detection (in combination with Canon EF lenses).
The dual DIGIC DV5 image processors also help to reduce visual noise and enable high-sensitivity shooting at a maximum speed of ISO 102,400 (+54dB) for sharp, clear image capture using only ambient lighting. In addition to its sensor and processors, the EOS C300 Mark II camera also incorporates a trio of XF-AVC H.264 codecs that enable in-camera 4K (DCI) recording to dual CFast card slots and 2K/Full HD recording to an SD card slot. For external recording and monitoring, twin 3G-SDI outputs capable of 4K RAW output are included on the rear of the camera body Users can choose among multiple recording modes, resolutions and frame rates to meet their production needs.
Creative flexibility is also greatly enabled by the EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera’s compatibility with the full range of more than 100 Canon EF and EF-S photographic lenses (including specialty tilt-shift and fisheye models) and Canon CN-E Cinema prime and zoom lenses (including the "ENG-style" Canon CINE-SERVO zooms). New Dual-Pixel CMOS AF capabilities of the EOS C300 Mark II are enabled by the AF motors in Canon EF lenses. The improved EF lens communication capabilities of the EOS C300 Mark II camera allow for the display of CN-E Cinema lens T-values, lens metadata acquisition, and chromatic aberration correction on the camera’s LCD Monitor/EVF/Output display.
Operability improvements of the Canon EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera that further facilitate operation and creative freedom include full manual control, an Ultra-High Resolution 1.77 Megapixel colour OLED EVF with adjustable 60° tilting angle, a built in internal mono reference microphone, a removable hand grip, an improved camera handle extension with additional attachment points, and a removable LCD Monitor and control panel with XLR inputs. The modular design of the EOS C300 Mark II camera also allows for many kinds of industry-standard accessories to be added or removed as needed.
Canon 8.85 Megapixel Super 35mm CMOS Sensor
The heart of any Canon camera is its superb image-sensor technology. The EOS C300 Mark IIDigital Cinema Camera integrates an 8.85 Megapixel Super 35mm 16:9 CMOS sensor that supports 4K (DCI) recording with a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels. The camera fully utilizes the image data delivered by this 4K CMOS sensor to also enable Over Sampling HD Processing for 2K (DCI) and Full HD1080/60p recording.
Each pixel in this CMOS imaging sensor also maintains a wide pixel pitch that maximizes the amount of light that falls on to each photo site, thus enhancing the EOS C300 Mark II’s sensitivity while also minimizing noise and supporting ISO speeds of up to 102,400 for extreme low-light imaging. This sensor also reduces data-readout time to about half of what it was in the original EOS C300 Camera, which results in a significant reduction in rolling-shutter artefacts.
Dual DIGIC DV 5 Image Processors
The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera's re-designed imaging system includes dual DiG!C DV 5 image processors, which work in concert with the camera's advanced Super 35 CMOS sensor and XF-AVC codec to enable a wide variety of image quality and feature improvements. These include 15 stops of dynamic range, Canon Log 2 recording, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, simultaneous 4K and HD proxy recording, and 2K/Full HD frame rates of up to 120 fps.
Internal CFast™ 4K Recording Technology
CFast™ (CompactFast) 2.0 cards are the next-generation mass-storage media employed by the EOS C300 Mark II for in-camera 4K video recording. The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera features two CFast™ card slots, each of which is protected by a convenient hinged cover. The camera also includes an SD card slot for HD and Proxy recording. For example, the camera can simultaneously record 4K on two CFast™ (2.0) cards along with 2K proxy images on its SD card for off-line editing.
Canon Log Gamma 2/ACES/Rec. 2020 Support
The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera features a new log gamma designated as Canon Log Gamma 2, which was designed explicitly for the camera's 10-bit recording capabilities. The files produced using Log format are ideal for colour correction/grading in post-production, providing users with a high level of creative freedom while minimizing degradation of image quality. When using Canon Log 2, the Cinema EOS C300 Mark II can provide a dynamic range up to 1600%.
Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology
The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera features the newest generation in Canon Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology.
Each pixel in the camera's CMOS sensor is configured with two photodiodes. Two independent image signals can then be detected at each photo-site. By implementing phase-difference AF, smooth focusing is accomplished using Canon EF lenses with much higher speed and accuracy than was possible with previous technologies.
The DAF focusing area has been expanded on the EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera to approximately 80% (vertically) x 80% (horizontally) of the image area. The focusing area can also be moved using the camera's 4-direction key, allowing the user more control of AF operation. The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera also offers Face Detection AF using Canon EF lenses in addition to providing this capability with existing STM lenses.
Working together with Canon Face Detection technology and Tracking Priority AF, Dual Pixel CMOS AF is excellent at automatically recognizing a face, focusing on it, & following it while it moves.
Dual Pixel Focus Guide
Utilizing the Dual Pixel CMOS AF information focus-assist information is displayed on the screen. It employs a truly innovative user interface that enables the user to see if they are focused in front of or behind the subject through visual observation, and allows quick and accurate manual focus to be achieved.
The guide area can be moved using the 4-direction key, provided that the area is within the Dual Pixel CMOS AF range.
Canon XF-AVC Codec
The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera incorporates the new Canon XF-AVC codec that allows 4K image data to be recorded internally onto CFast (2.0) cards. (The camera features two CFast card slots and an SD card slot.) This makes it easy for users to record high quality compressed 4K images in the camera body without the need for external recorders. If full uncompressed RAW recording is needed, the EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera can output its signal through dual 3G-SDI outputs to an external recorder.
Slow- and Fast-Motion Recording (Up to 120 fps)
The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera features shooting speeds ranging from 1 fps (for time-lapse filming) to its highest speed of 120 fps (in 2K/Full HD). A wide range of expressive effects are made possible for creative digital filmmaking.
Multiple Recording Modes (HD/2K/4K)
Multiple recording modes, resolutions and frame rates make the EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera creatively flexible and able to work in any production environment.
Fully Compatible with New and Existing EF-Mount Lenses
A major aspect of the creative filmmaking potential of the EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera is its compatibility with the full range of more than 100 Canon EF and EF-S photographic lenses (including specialty tilt-shift and fisheye models) and Canon’s 4K CN-E Cinema prime and zoom lenses (including the “ENG-style” Canon CINE-SERVO zooms). Improved EF lens communication capabilities of the EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera provide the display of CN-E Cinema lens T-values, compatibility with Dual-Pixel CMOS AF, lens metadata acquisition, and chromatic aberration correction.
PL and Locking EF Mount Options Users wishing to employ PL-mount lenses can convert their EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera at a Canon Service Centre.
Versatile and Refined Ergonomics
The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera builds on the innovative and efficient ergonomic design of the original, while also providing new advantages. Redesigned from the ground up to maximize shooting comfort and usability improvements asked for by users, the EOS C300 Mark IIDigital Cinema Camera's modular design allows different components to be added or removed as needed to not only meet the demands of a particular shooting environment, but to also maximize the comfort of the camera operator. In addition to the core body of the EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera, the EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera comes with a removable hand grip, improved low-angle camera handle extension with additional attachment points, and removable LCD monitor and control panel with XLR audio inputs.
Ultra-High Resolution OLED EVF with Adjustable Viewing Angle
The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera features a 0.46 Inch 1.77 Megapixel colour OLED EVF (Organic Light Emitting Diode Electronic ViewFinder). OLED technology increases the color reproducibility, contrast and response of the viewfinder, making camera operation and the judging of image characteristics seen in the viewfinder much easier. The EVF also offers 60º of tilt for more comfortable operation in a variety of positions.
Connectivity and Camera Control
The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera comes equipped with two 3G-SDI, a genlock input, a time code input/output, and an HDMI output. (The camera's various "assist-displays" - waveform monitor, edge monitor, peaking, zebra and magnify - can be output to the SDI and HDMI outputs.)
RC-V100 Remote Support LANC Compatible
The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera supports the Canon RC-V100 multi-functional remote controller for enabling image quality adjustments and camera operations to be set from a distance. The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera is also LANC compatible and supports a variety of LANC accessories from third-party manufacturers.
Wireless Remote Capabilities
Users can take dynamic control of the functionality of the EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera using a standard web browser with the optional WFT-E6A or WFT-E8A wireless file transmitter. Almost all shooting operations and settings can be controlled from a laptop, tablet or smart phone. Focusing functions have been added, and the focusing area can even be moved by touch, allowing accurate focusing operations even when direct access to the camera is not available.
Full Manual Control
The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera is also a fully manual digital camera. Users of the EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera have full manual control of all camera functions including iris, shutter speed, gain, zoom, focus, and audio, giving them the ability to adapt to both technical and artistic challenges when shooting. For maximum customization, users have access to Custom Picture Settings, Custom Functions, and Custom Display Options to tailor the camera precisely to their needs.