Canon EOS C300 EF Mount Digital Cinema Camera

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Canon EOS C300 EF Mount Digital Cinema Camera
Featuring a unique Super 35mm Canon CMOS sensor, revolutionary Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor and 50 Mbps 4:2:2 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.
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Specifications

Power Supply (rated)
7.4V DC (battery pack), 8.4V DC (DC-IN)

Recording/Codec
Signal 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

Audio
Linear 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 Sensor
Sensor 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 Pixels
Approx. 8.29 megapixels (3840 x 2160)

Total Pixels
Approx. 9.84 megapixels (4206 x 2340)

Max. Movie Recording Time
64GB Compact Flash (CF) card
Greater capacity is possible when both are used.

25Mbps: 310 minutes
35Mbps: 225 minutes
50Mbps: 160 minutes

Lens
Interchangeable: EF mount

Focusing System
Manual; Autofocus system not available

Max. Shutter Speed
1/2000 sec

ISO Range
320 to 20,000, 1-stop or 1/3-stop

ND Filter Settings
Mechanical ND filter system with option of clear, 2 stops, 4 stops, and 6 stops

White Balance
Auto, Manual, 2 Custom (2000K - 150,00K in 100K increments), Daylight, Tungsten

Frame Rate
NTSC: 59.94P, 59.94i, 29.97P, 23.98P
PAL: 50P, 50i, 25P
Film: 24P

Minimum Illumination
Full AUTO mode: TBA lux
Manual mode: TBA lux

Illumination Correction
Compensates for each lens' light fall-off. Lens specific data stored in firmware

Genlock Terminal<
BNC (input only)

HD/SD-SDI Terminal
BNC (output only), with embedded audio

Timecode Terminals
BNC (input/output), Sync Out (BNC)

Viewfinder
0.52-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

Microphone
None built-in

Recording Media
CF 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 Terminal
N/A

Video Terminal
Same as HD/SD-SDI Terminal

Audio Terminal
XLR 3-pin jack (2), Switchable between MIC/LINE

HDMI Terminal
Yes (Type A), output only

AV Mini-terminal/Headphone Terminal
3.5mm stereo mini-jack

WFT Terminal
For compatible Wi-Fi Accessory

Operating Temperature Range
Performance: 32o-104oF / 0o-40oC, 85% (relative humidity)
Operation: 23o-113oF / -5o-45oC, 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: 1430g

EOS C300 w/:
Grip, Monitor, BP-955, CF: 2520g
Grip, Monitor, Handle, BP-955, CF: 2700g

In the Box

Monitor Unit
Handle Unit
Battery Pack BP-955
Battery Charger CG-940
Compact Power Adapter CA-940
Eye Cup
Viewfinder Cap
Thumb Rest
Tripod Base TB-1
WFT Attachment
Measuring Hook
AC Cable x2
DC Cable
Shoulder Strap
Utilities CD
Canon EOS C300 Operation Manual

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