Canon EOS C300 Mark II

Canon EOS C300 Mark II

Durable, powerful and easy-to-use! The EOS C300 Mark II captures stunning 4K/Full HD video with an incredible 15 stops of Dynamic Range, external RAW output and Canon Log2 to help realise your creative vision.


Canon EOS C300 Mark II

Advanced Full HD image processing

Over Sampling HD Processing is an advanced debayering algorithm for image processing that effectively utilises the abundant powers of 4K image capture in Full HD recording. The camera captures a 4K image, the RGB channels are separated into three individual 8 megapixel 4K signals and the 4K RGB signals are then multiplexed and scaled down internally into a Full HD (1920×1080) signal. This improves the perceived resolution and allows you to record a significantly cleaner Full HD image.

Technical Specifications

Super35mm type CMOS

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]

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 0n 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


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

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 100FPScz**


4K (4096×2160/3840×2160) max 30 FPS

2K (2048×1080/1920×1080) max 60 FPS**

2K CROP * (2048×1080/1920×1080) max 100FPS**

Interval Record

Frame Record

Pre Record (cache record)

Relay Recording

Double Slot (simultaneous) Recording

Scan Reverse
Yes: Both / Vertical/ Horizontal /Off

HD->SD conversion

Internal Data Transfer
Yes. Clips can be copied from CFast2.0™ to CFast2.0™ card internally in Media Mode.

Photo storage media
SD Card

Still quality
2048 x 1080/1920 x 1080

4” (10.1 cm diagonal) color wide-screen LCD with 16:9 aspect ratio

Approx. 1.23 million dots (854 x RGB x 480), 100% field of view


Image quality adjustments
Super High, High or Normal can be selected as the luminance adjustment. Others are

same as for the viewfinder.


Waveform Monitor

Focus Assist




0.46” (1.18 cm on the diagonal), color organic EL display with a wide-screen 16:9 aspect ratio

Organic LED

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).


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 terminal (type A) Complies with HDMI specifications. Video/Audio output

IEEE 1394 (Firewire)


Time code
BNC jack (input/output)

BNC jack (also serves as the SYNC OUT terminal) Signal level 1.0 Vp-p, Input impedance 10KΩ

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

AV terminal

DC input

Remote Control Terminal
2.5mm mini jack

Wireless Control Terminal
Via optional Wi-Fi adaptor

Colour Bars

Tally lamp

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

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

Black Gamma

Low Key Saturation



Noise reduction

Skin detail

Selective Noise Reduction

Colour matrix

White balance

Colour correction

Setup level


Clip 100% IRE


Kelvin Range
2000K to 15000K, 100K intervals, Default 5500K


White Balance Shift
Yes, -9 to +9 (Daylight or Tungsten Preset selected)

Black balance adjustment

Countup system
Regen, RecRun, FreeRun, External, Hold (Drop frame available for NTSC Mode)

Start value setting
“00:00:00:00”, Set/Reset selectable

Linear PCM (16-bit/24-bit – 48kHz – 4Ch (MXF Rec))

Independent limiters and auto/manual settings

Microphone attenuation

Microphone level meter

Monitor Unit, Handle Unit, Thumbrest, WFT Attachment, Tripod Adaptor Base, Eye Cup, CVF Cap, Shoulder Strap

Battery Charger CG-10, AC Adaptor CA-A10, AC Cable, Battery Pack BP-A30, hex wrench, hexagon screw set,

UN-5 Cable (X2)Lithium battery CR2025, Bracket

Optional (includes discontinued items)
Canon Battery Pack BP-A30 (included with C300 Mark II)/BP-A60

OLED Electronic ViewFinder, EVF-V70

Clamp Base CL-V1 (for EVF-V70)

Canon AC adapter CA-A10

Canon Battery Charger CG-A10

Canon Remote Controller RC-V100

Canon shoulder strap SS-1200 (provided with the C300 Mark II)

Canon Tripod Adapter TA-100

Canon Tripod base TB-1

Canon Wireless transmitter WFT-E6/WFT-E8

Canon GPS Receiver GP-E1

Canon unit cable UN-5 (provided)/UN-10 (purchased separately)

Canon microphone adapter MA-400 (optional accessory)

Canon rod clamp RD-1 (purchased separately)

Battery Type
BP-A30 (included),BP-A60 (optional)

Input Power Supply
14.4 V DC (battery pack), 16.7 V DC (DC IN)

Power Consumption
19.2W (4096×2160/3840x 2160, 410Mbps/25P; 20.5W (2048×1080/1920×1080, 310Mbps 50P) (Approx.)

Continuous Recording Time
Supplied BP-A30 (3100mAh): Up to 130 minutes

Optional BP-A60 (6200mAh) : Up to 270 minutes

(4K recording, 410Mbps, 25.00P)

Approx. 149 x 183 x 183 mm (5.9 x 7.2 x 7.2 in) [C300 Mark II + thumb rest]

Approx. 190 x 183 x 187 mm (7.5 x 7.2 x 7.4 in) [C300 Mark II + grip]

Approx. 190 x 265 x 226 mm (7.5 x 10.4 x 8.9 in)

[C300 Mark II +grip+bracket+handle unit]

Approx. 190 x 307 x 362 mm (7.5 x 12.1 x 12.8 in)

[C300 Mark II +grip+bracket+handle unit+monitor unit]

Detachable handle

Weight (camera only)
EF Mount: 1770g (3.9lb) PL Mount: 2000g (4.4lb) EF Mount with Cinema Lock: 1850g (4.1lb)

Weight (fully equipped)
EF Mount: 3435g (7.6lb) with supplied battery

Operating Temperature range
Approx. 0°C to 40°C, 85% (relative humidity)

Approx. -5°C to 45°C, 60% (relative humidity)