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Canon Cinema EOS C300 PL Mount Camera

code: 5819B003AA
  • £4,970.43
  • RRP: £4,805.10
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Canon 5819B003AA (581/9B003AA, 581-9B00-3AA, 581 9B00/3AA, 581/9B00-3AA) (EOSC300, EOS/C300, EOS-C300) Cinema EOS C300 PL Mount Camera

A ground-breaking professional cine camera, EOS C300 PL fuses Canon’s proven video technology and lens heritage with EOS creativity. Interchangeable lenses give unprecedented freedom to tell every story.

More than just a camera, the C300 and C300 PL cameras mark the beginning of a whole new system for the motion picture industry. Form factor, ergonomics, image processing and lenses - re-imagined to tailor the experience of shooting to the needs of professional cinematography crews. 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 PL provides outstanding cinema quality movie capture. Compact, modular and compatible with Canon's PL-mount cinema lenses as well as accessories from third parties the stunningly simple to operate EOS C300 PL is designed to please cinematographers for any production large and small, on location or in the studio, from shoestring to Hollywood budgets.

The EOS C300 PL offers compatibility with virtually every cinema lens in production today, while its compact and modular design and compatibility with third-party accessories enable it to meet virtually any production need while keeping costs down. Designed with SMPTE HD production standards, its MPEG-2 codec is an internationally recognized standard compatible with major NLE applications while additional features such as Canon Log ensure seamless integration with existing production workflows, making post-production easy. And with an entire support infrastructure designed to help you get the most from your equipment before, during and after production, the EOS C300 PL is ready to go to work.

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 Mount     PL Mount
  • Focal length     As indicated for Canon Cinema Lenses and other PL mount lenses
  • Peripheral illumination correction     NO
  • ND filter     3 glass filters in camera body: 2 stops; 4 stops; 6 stops. Operate via body or wireless control
  • Focus control     Manual via lens
  • Iris control     Manual via lens
  • Image stabilization system     NO

Image Processor    

  • Type     DIGIC DV III


  • 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;
  • 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



  • 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; 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)


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 metering     Manual exposure determined by shutter setting, iris setting, ISO/gain setting and ND filter setting
  • Exposure compensation     NO
  • Auto Exposure mode     NO
  • Push Auto Iris     NO
  • Exposure Lock     NO
  • Auto Gain Control setting     NO
  • ISO Sensitivity     1-stop display: 320¹, 400, 800, [850]², 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 20000
  • 1/3rd stop display: 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, [850]², 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800, 16000, 20000¹
  • Gain setting     NORMAL: -6dB, -3dB, 0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 9dB, 12dB, 15dB, 18dB, 21dB, 24dB, 30dB;
  • 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 2 presets (CINEMA 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

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


  • Recording     16-bit 2ch (48 kHz) linear PCM
  • Control     Independent limiters and auto/manual settings
  • Microphone attenuation     YES
  • Microphone level meter     YES


  • 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-940, Battery pack BP-955
  • Optional     Batteries BP-955, BP-975, Compact Power Adaptor CA-930 (battery charger only), Tripod Adapter TA-100, Wireless Controller WFT-E6


  • Power Consumption     10.2W¹ (NTSC mode)
  • 9.9W¹ (PAL mode)
  • Continuous Recording Time     Supplied BP-955: Approx. 210 minutes¹
  • Optional BP-975: Approx. 315 minutes¹


  • Dimensions     Approx 133 x 179 x 177mm (thumbrest attached);
  • Approx 174 x 179 x 177mm (grip attached);
  • Approx 185 x 284 x 301mm (grip, monitor unit and handle attached)
  • Detachable handle     YES
  • Weight (camera only)     1630g
  • Weight (fully equipped)     Approx 2900g (grip, monitor unit, handle, BP-955, 2x CF card)
  • Operating Temperature range     -5ºC to +45ºC, 60% relative humidity


  • 8.3MP Super 35mm CMOS sensor; Full HD
  • Industry-standard PL lens mount
  • Compact, modular, lightweight
  • 50Mbps MPEG-2 MXF to CF card
  • High sensitivity, low noise
  • Canon Log Gamma
  • 24.00p for movie production
  • Wi-Fi remote control
  • Seamless workflow integration
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