Canon C300 PL Cinema Camcorder Body (PL Lens Mount)

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General Information

Image Sensor 1x CMOS sensor, equivalent to 3-perf Super 35mm
24.6 x 13.8mm effective size (6.4 x 6.4µm pixel pitch)
Effective Pixels Approx. 8.29 Mp (3840 x 2160)
Total Pixels Approx. 9.84 Mp (4206 x 2340)
Scanning System Progressive
Filter RGB primary color filter (Bayer array)
Lens Mount PL
LCD Screen 4" diagonal, 1.23 megapixel color 16:9 rotatable LCD
100% field of view
Adjust brightness, contrast, color, sharpness, and backlight (normal or bright)
A total of 27 display functions can be turned on and off
Viewfinder 0.52" diagonal, color 16:9 LCD, 1,555,000 dots
+2.0 to -5.5 diopter eye adjustment
100% field of view
Viewing angle can be adjusted up and down 60°
A total of 27 display functions can be turned on and off
Signal System NTSC/PAL
Compression 8-bit MPEG-2 Long GOP (Canon XF codec)
Color Space 4:2:2 at 50 Mb/s recording
File Format MXF (OP-1a)
Recording Formats 50 Mb/s (CBR) 4:2:2 422P@HL
1920 x 1080: 59.94i/29.97p/23.98p; 50i/25p; true 24p (24.00)
1280 x 720: 59.94p/29.97p/23.98p; 50p/25p; true 24p (24.00)
35 Mb/s (VBR) 4:2:0 MP@HL 1920 x 1080: 59.94i/29.97p/23.98p; 50i/25p 1280 x 720: 59.94p/29.97p/23.98p; 50p/25p
25 Mb/s (CBR) 4:2:0 MP@H14 1440 x 1080: 59.94i/29.97p/23.98p; 50i/25p
Recording Media CF Card (Type 1 Only): 2x slots (Movie files); UDMA supported
SD Card: 1x slot: still images, custom picture data, clip metadata, and menu settings
1 Please Note:Custom picture data and settings are not compatible with data from other Canon modelsclose
Recording Time With 64 GB CompactFlash (CF) card (greater capacity is possible when both card slots are used):
25 Mb/s: 310 min 35 Mb/s: 225 min 50 Mb/s: 160 min Up to 999 clips can be recorded per card
Audio Recording Linear PCM; 2-channel; 16-bit; 48 kHz
Built-In Microphone None
Audio Inputs 2x XLR inputs (auto and manual level settings), switchable between mic/line
-12, -6, 0, or +12 dB XLR trimming
1x 3.5mm mic jack
Channel Selection 2-channel recording
Recording Levels -∞ to +18dB
Phantom Power Available: +48V
Headphone Output Level 16 settings; volume is muted at lowest setting
Tone 1 KHz tone available; -12, -18, or -20 dB
Focusing System Manual; autofocus system not available
Exposure Modes Manual
Gain Manual: Normal setting -6 dB to 30 dB
Shutter Modes OFF, Speed, Angle, Slow Shutter, Clear Scan
Shutter Speed 59.94i/59.94p: 1/60 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30; CS: 59.94-250.70 Hz
29.97p: 1/30 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/4, 1/8, 1/15; CS: 29.97-250.70 Hz
23.98p/24p: 1/24 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/3, 1/6, 1/12; CS: 23.97-250.70 Hz
50i/50p: 1/50 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/3, 1/6, 1/12 1/25; CS: 50.00-250.70 Hz
25p: 1/25 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/3, 1/6, 1/12; CS: 25.00-250.70 Hz
Shutter Angle 59.94i/59.94p: 360, 240, 216, 180, 120, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.5, 15, 11.25
29.97p: 360, 240, 216, 180, 120, 108, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.5, 15, 11.25
23.98p/24p: 360, 345.6, 288, 240, 180, 172.8, 144, 120, 90, 86.4, 72, 60, 45, 30, 22.5, 15, 11.25
50i/50p: 360, 300, 240, 180, 150, 120, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.50, 15, 11.25
25p: 360, 300, 240, 180, 150, 120, 90, 75, 60, 45, 30, 22.50, 15, 11.25
ISO Range 320 to 80,000, 1-stop or 1/3-stop
Built-in ND Filter Mechanical ND filter system with option of clear or 2, 4, or 6 stops
White Balance Auto, manual, 2 custom (2000-15,000K in 100K increments), daylight (5400K), tungsten (3200K)
Exposure & Focus Aids Peaking (2 types), Zebra Pattern, Magnify, Edge Monitor Focus Assist, Black and White Mode 2 Please Note:Zebra can be output via the SDI or HDMI jack (HD only)close
Playback Index Displays: Index Display, Normal, "OK Mark" Index, "Check Mark" Index, "Shot Mark" Index, Expand Index, Photo Index
Clip Playback: Forward Search (5x, 15x, 60x), Reverse Search (5x, 15x, 60x), Forward Frame Advance, Reverse Frame Advance, Record Review, Clip Jump (Forward and Backward), Skip Playback
Playback Functions: Inter-Media Copy (Single Clip, All Clips, Last Clip); Clip Delete (Single Clip, All Clips, Last Clip)
Still Image Playback: Index, Single Playback, Erasure, Protect
Frame Rates 50 Mb/s: 1920 x 1080
Record Rate: 1-30 fps (Playback Rate: 29.97p/23.98p/24.00p)
Record Rate: 1-25 fps (Playback Rate: 50i/25p)
50 Mb/s: 1280 x 720
Record Rate: 1-60 fps (Playback Rate: 59.94p/29.97p/23.98p/24.00p)
Record Rate: 1-50 fps (Playback Rate:50p/25p)
35 Mb/s: 1920 x 1080
Record Rate: 1-30 fps (Playback Rate: 29.97p/23.98p/24.00p)
Record Rate: 1-25 fps (Playback Rate: 50i/25p)

35 Mb/s: 1280 x 720
Record Rate: 1-60 fps (Playback Rate: 59.94p/29.97p/23.98p/24.00p)
Record Rate: 1-50 fps (Playback Rate:50p/25p)
25 Mb/s: 1440 x 1080
Record Rate: 1-30 fps (Playback Rate: 29.97p/23.98p)
Interval Recording Interval can be set in 25 levels ranging from 1 second to 10 minutes (1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/15/20/30/40/50 sec; 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10 min)
NTSC 59.94i/29.97p/23.98p/24.00p: Selectable between 1, 3, 6, 9 frames
NTSC 59.94p: Selectable between 2, 6, 12 frames
PAL 50i/25p/50p: Selectable between 2, 6, 12 frames
Frame Record NTSC 59.94i/23.98p/24.00p: Selectable between 1, 3, 6, 9 frames
NTSC 59.94p: Selectable between 2, 6, 12 frames
PAL 50i/25p/50p: Selectable between 2, 6, 12 frames
Pre-Record Buffer 3 sec cache (video & audio)
Still Capture 1920 x 1080 images captured to SD card
Custom Picture 23 custom picture settings
A total of nine 9 customized pictures are available in the camera and up to 20 can be saved to an SD card
Custom pictures CP7, CP8 and CP9 ship with the following preset:
C7: Video.C - Intended for recording media for playback on consumer TVs. The setting minimizes noise in the dark areas and improves contrast by tightening up on black
C8: Cine.V - Suited for giving recorded media a film tone
C9: Cine.F - Used for when recorded media will be transferred to film
Custom Function 9 total functions available
Assignable Buttons 15; can be assigned from among 30 functions
Color Bars Color bars compliant with SMPTE, EBU, or ARIB standards can be selected
Dynamic Range Up to 800% with Canon Log gamma and ISO 850 (+2.5 dB) and above
Minimum Illumination Full Auto Mode: Not specified by manufacturer Manual Mode: Not specified by manufacturer
Video Outputs HD/SD-SDI: 1x BNC (output only), with embedded audio
HD 4:2:2 (YCbCr) 1920 x 1080: 60i/50i, 1280 x 720: 60p/50p
SD 4:2:2 (YCbCr) 640 x 480: 60i/50i
NTSC 480i/PAL 576i: Compliant with SMTPE 259M
Embedded Audio: Compliant with SMTPE 272M
Time Code Standard: (VITC/LTC) SMTPE 12M
HD-SDI: (Compliant with SMTPE 292M)
1080i/720p: Compliant with SMTPE 292M
Embedded Audio: Compliant with SMTPE 299M
Time Code Standard: (VITC/LTC) SMTPE 12M
Composite: 1x BNC (same as above)
HDMI: 1x Type A
Headphone Connector 3.5mm stereo mini-jack
Genlock BNC (input only)
Adjustment Range: -1023 to +1023
Timecode BNC (input/output)
Drop Frame (DF) and Non-Drop Frame (NDF)
Time Code Modes: Regen, Record Run, Free Run, and External Source
3 Please Note:Drop Frame works with NTSC modes only and is not available in 24pclose
Sync BNC connector (output)
HD tri-level signal (HD Sync)
HD-Y signals (HD-Y)
Black Burst signal
Remote 2.5mm LANC-compatible terminal
Wi-Fi WFT terminal for compatible Wi-Fi accessory
Power Supply 7.4V DC (battery pack), 8.4V DC (DC input)
Operating Temperature Performance: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C), 85% relative humidity
Operation: 23 to 113°F (-5 to 45°C), 60% relative humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) EOS C300 PL + Thumb Rest: 5.2 x 7.0 x 7.0" (133 x 179 x 177mm)
EOS C300 PL + Grip: 6.9 x 7.0 x 7.0" (174 x 179 x 177mm)
Camera + Monitor: 7.3 x 9.8 x 7.4" (185 x 249 x 187mm)
Camera + Handle + Monitor: 7.3 x 11.2 x 11.9" (185 x 284 x 301mm)
4 Please Note:Not including lens hood, eyecup, or grip beltclose
Weight (without Lens) EOS C300 PL: 3.6 lb (1.63 kg)
Grip: 8.1 oz (230 g)
Monitor Unit: 1.4 lb (620 g)
Handle Unit: 6.3 oz (180 g)
Thumb Rest: 0.35 oz (10 g)
BP-955 Battery: 7.8 oz (220 g)
Attachment Fitting: 0.32 oz (9 g)
2x CF Cards (
not included
): 0.63 oz (18 g)
Measure Hook: 0.11 oz (3 g)
Body Cap, Camera Cover (either type): 0.63 oz (18 g)
EOS C300 PL with Grip, Monitor, BP-955 & 2x CF Cards: 6.0 lb (2.72 kg)
EOS C300 PL with Grip, Monitor, Handle, BP-955 & 2x CF Cards: 6.4 lb (2.90 kg)
Expert Reviews
Pc magazine.32817846
29 December 2014

The Canon EOS C300 camcorder is capable enough for use in broadcast environments, but if you don't need HD-SDI or Genlock output, consider the C100 Mark II as a much more affordable alternative.

  • +

    Modular design. Supports Canon lens system. Excellent high ISO video quality. Sharp EVF and external monitor. HD-SDI, Time Code, and Genlock output. Dual CF card slots. XLR audio input. Multi-step in-camera neutral density filter.

  • -

    Expensive. Video tops out at 1080p30. Image sensor is not full-frame. AF system struggles in dim light. Lacks onboard shotgun mic. Video quality on par with more affordable cameras.

23 December 2011

The pricing of the new Canon EOS C300 hasn’t been announced yet, but it’s expected to be much less than the RED cameras, and that makes it a perfect choice for beginner cinematographers and companies who want to start a studio or create a TV show using their own equipment and locations.

User Reviews
3 September 2015

Wow is all I can say! The C300 has a far superior color and look to it. Easy to operate and I am still learning better ways to use it. Having the sensor capture @ Ultra HD (4k) is great for wonderful 1080P Finals.

29 April 2014

I rill like this product it is one of the best video cam I came to see and I wait to test it soon, I heard about it.

9 December 2015

Excellent. Now I don't have to carry an extra set of filters just for my macro lens

5 January 2014

After year of using and owning soley Canon Products like the the XL1, XL2, XF 300, and now the Canon C300, I love the controls, I like the quality of color, and the features.If you are in business to make money canon has never let me down and always gave me a "High Quality, Professional Images".

21 August 2013

There are many reviews of the equipment hardware. This is to tell you that there are almost no resources that clearly and simply explain how to use the canon Log function, How to use LUTs. The video scopes or how to set up custom picture settings.

4 August 2012

Excellent camera! Incredibly sharp details (due to its 8k sensor), amazing dynamic range all around makes it the best camera I have ever had in my hands. Seeing the results on the large screen just speaks for itself.

26 June 2012

it is the best, i have ever owned. i would recomend it to every one wanting to buy it.

Product Highlights
  • Super 35mm-Size CMOS Sensor
  • PL Lens Mount to Accept Cinema Lenses
  • Canon XF Codec - 4:2:2 50 Mb/s MPEG-2
  • 1920 x 1080i60 & True 24p Recording
  • Rotating 4", 1.23 Mp LCD Monitor
  • HD-SDI Output, XLR Inputs
  • Dual CF Card Slots
  • Timecode I/O, Genlock In & Sync Out
  • Canon Log Gamma
  • Modular Design: Removable Grip & Monitor
Average Expert Score
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In The Box
  • Canon Cinema EOS C300 PL Camcorder Body (PL Lens Mount)
  • Monitor Unit
  • Handle Unit
  • BP-955 Intelligent Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (5200 mAh)
  • CA-940 Compact Power Adapter for EOS C300 & C300 PL Camcorders
  • CG-940 Battery Charger
  • Eye Cup
  • Viewfinder Cap
  • Thumb Rest
  • TB-1 Tripod Adapter Base
  • WFT Attachment
  • Measuring Hook
  • 2 x AC Cable
  • DC Cable (for CA-940)
  • Shoulder Strap SS-1200
  • XF Utilities Disc Version 3.0
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
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