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Canon C300 Large Sensor Camcorder with a native EOS mount
The EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera comes in 2 flavours. The EOS version and PL only version and this is the PL version. Both models feature an 8.3MP Super 35mm-equivalent CMOS sensor developed specially for the system, a modular design and a new range of dedicated video lenses.
This new Full HD camcorder has the form factor of a supersized DSLR, however it is clearly aimed solely at digital cinematography, with a total absence of still image capture as well as AF and AE functionality. This means that even when using a Canon EF lens on the C300 EF you won't get the benefit of the lens' auto focus capabilities!
Contrary to expectation the C300 is a Full HD 1080p camcorder rather than being a 4K device even though its CMOS sensor is actually natively 4K resolution (This pitches it head to head with the Sony PMW-F3)
Rather than the moire-pattern inducing line skipping method employed in the EOS 5D Mark II, the C300 uses a far more video-friendly down-sampling method whereby a group of 4 pixels are sampled and then mapped to each final output pixel.
Interestingly, where the Sony F3L's S-Log option offers the ability to obtain dual-link 4:4:4 output for the ultimate in recording quality, the C300 has built in log capability but only provides a single 8-bit 4:2:2 output via a single HD-SDI connector.
Whilst the C300 is the first Canon EOS badged camcorder, it shares many features with the XF305 camcorder:
- 50Mb/s 4:2:2 recording
- The use the same BP-975 batteries & chargers
- Compact flash media cards
Bringing Canon's expertise and decades of experience designing sensors, lenses, image processing and design to the world of motion picture capture, the EOS C300 camera has been designed to meet the demanding needs of cinema industry professionals, providing a modular, portable and eminently adaptable system of cameras, lenses and accessories built for moviemaking in the 21st century.
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, from shoestring to Hollywood budgets.
The EOS C300 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 is ready to go to work.
Why not upgrade to include a full ARRI Cage kit with additional mounting points, secure handle and large 'coffin case' to allow a fully assembled camera to be transported.
If you work handheld, then consider the ARRI HGA-1 Handgrip adapter which allows the side camera handle to be attached at the end of Blue Mod bars, ARRI cage or suitable moose bars by means of the rosette mount.
VMI C300 Packages
VMI supply the EOS C300 camera in either EOS mount or with a high quality EOS to PL mount.
The camera is supplied with 2 x 32GB CF cards with the following storage capability:
25Mbps: 310 minutes
35Mbps: 225 minutes
50Mbps: 160 minutes
- Rate: £180 per day
- C300EOS Zeiss ZF Prime Shoot Kit£330/day £990/week
- C300EOS DSLR Shoot Kit£330/day £990/week
- C300 Zeiss CompactPrime Shoot Kit£425/day £1275/week
- C300 Cooke Mini S4i Shoot Kit £530/day £1590/week
- C300PL Zeiss SuperSpeed Shoot Kit£580/day £1740/week
- C300PL Zeiss UltraPrime Shoot Kit £630/day £1890/week
- C300PL Cooke S4i Shoot Kit £700/day £2100/week
- C300 Doco Shoot Kit£305/day £915/week (2 wks plus)
- Midsomer Murders 16, ITV1. Arri Alexa
- Our Girl, BBC1. Arri Alexa
- Delicious, The Film. Arri Alexa
- Hemingway’s car restoration in Cuba. Canon C300
- Hippy and The Holistics Campaign, White Label Management. Sony FS700
- Poetry in Motion, The Bespoke Film Company for C4. Canon C300
- Threesome, Channel 4. Arri Alexa
- Toast Fashion Shoot. Canon C300