Canon C300 Mark II
The Canon C300 Mark II is a professional HD camera that delivers cinema-quality video for pro shoots of almost any kind. This updated C300 Mark II records in 4K or full HD to dual CFast card slots or in 2K or full HD to an SD card. The Mark II also features Dual Pixel AF for faster and more accurate autofocusing as well as 15 stops of dynamic range.
The Rocket Canon C300 Mark II now has the option of being configured to take either EF or PL lenses, this mount exchange option, is not user-swappable but is able to be set up by Rockets technical staff before your shoot.
- SmallHD Sidefinder EVF 502
- SmallHD 702 Bright 7″ Field Monitor
- ARRI C300 Pro Cine Set
- IDX C300 Mk II V-Lock Adaptor
- Lexar Workflow Professional CR1 CFast USB3 Reader
As part of the Dual Pixel AF technology, the C300 Mark II also allows for AF Lock. This lets you change the image framing while holding the desired focus. This feature works well for anyone who regularly shoots with smaller crews or anyone who wants more natural looking autofocus.
This camera is compatible with all Canon EF or PL mount lenses and includes a top mounted handle unit, which is equipped with two XLR connectors and a microphone shock mount.
This camera supports the use of two CFast memory cards or one SD card. In the highest-quality HD settings possible when recording to CFast, one 60GB card will hold about 20 minutes of video. This doubles when two cards are used. Lower resolution formats and frame rates use less card space.
- In-Camera 4K Recording. The C300 Mark II captures 4096 x 2160 4K (that’s DCI, not UHD) at 24/25/30fps internally in a trio of XF-AVC H.264 codecs. Twin 3G-SDI outputs enable 4K RAW output to a supporting external recorder for maximum quality. It also offers Over Sampling HD for capturing 2K / Full HD video at a variety of frame rates up to 120fps.
- Canon 8.85 Megapixel Super 35mm CMOS Sensor. This new 16:9 CMOS sensor as mentioned above provides 4K capture, but that’s not its only claim to fame. It also improves on many of its predecessor’s already great specs. The Dual DiG!C DV 5 image processors offer 15 stops of dynamic range (12 stops in the original), improved high ISO performance up to 102.400 and a high-speed readout for reduced rolling-shutter distortion.
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF. This upgraded system has phase-detection autofocus with two photodiodes at each pixel, offering greatly improved speed and accuracy. The focus area has been expanded to 80% both horizontally and vertically, giving you maximum coverage for tracking your subject. A new feature is the Dual Pixel Focus Guide which displays focus-assist information on the screen, enabling the user to easily see front and back-focusing.
- Canon Log Gamma 2. Designed to take advantage of the C300 Mark II’s 10-bit recording capability, the files produced using Log format enable a large degree of color correction/grading in post-production with minimal image degradation. Canon touts that it offers dynamic range up to 1600%.
- Canon EF & PL Lens Mount Options. The Canon EOS C300 Mark II is compatible with all of Canon’s new EF Cinema lenses and servo-zooms, as well as current EF lenses. Rocket’s Canon C300 Mark II now has the option of being configured to take PL lenses as well , this option is not user-swappable but is able to be set up by Rocket’s technical staff before the start of your shoot.
- Refined Ergonomics. Like its predecessor, the Mark II features a modular design with removable components depending on your needs. Besides a different layout for buttons, memory cards, battery, and input / outputs, the Mark II also includes an improved low-angle top handle with additional mounting points. There’s a new 1.77MP OLED EVF that provides greater color reproduction, contrast and response.
- Connectivity. The camera is equipped with two 3G-SDI, a genlock input, a time code input/output, and an HDMI output. Additionally, the camera’s various “assist-displays” including waveform monitor, edge monitor, peaking, zebra and magnify, can be output through SDI and HDMI.
- Dual CFast 2.0 Slots. To support the extremely high amount of data transferred for 4K capture, the C300 Mark II records to CFast 2.0 memory cards. There’s also a single SD card slot for simultaneously capturing 2K / Full HD video and proxy recording.
- Software Compatibility – The C300 records HD video in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (XF-AVC) format. Be sure to check your software to make sure it supports this format or check for updates to see if a newer version of your software now supports it.
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 8.85 megapixels (4096 x 2160) at 4096 x 2160 or 2048 x 1080. Approx. 8.29 megapixels (3840 x 2160 at 3840 x 2160 or 1920 x 1080|
|Sensor Type||CMOS Sensor (single-panel) equivalent to Super 35mm|
|Sensor Size||Super 35: 24.6 x 13.8mm effective size / 6.4 x 6.4µm pixel pitch|
|ISO||Standard: 160 to 25,600|
Expanded: 100 to 102,400
|Recording Options||4096 x 2160 – 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p 3840 x 2160 – 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p 2048 x 1080 – 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p 1920 x 1080 – 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98pHFR 2K / HD – 120p, 119.88p, 100p|
2 Custom (2000 to 15,000K)
|Dimensions||Approx. 5.9 x 7.2 x 7.2″ / 149 x 183 x 183 mm (without grip)|
7.5 x 7.2 x 7.4″ / 19.1 x 18.3 x 18.8 cm (with grip)
|Weight||7 lbs. (without lens)|