Canon C300 Mk III S35 4K Camera PL/EF

Incorporates 4K S35 sensor


The newest version of the Canon C300 is the highly anticipated Mark III.  It boasts the newly developed 4K Super 35mm DGO sensor, can shoot 120P Slow motion at 4K, High Dynamic Range and Dual Pixel CMOS AF into the same shell as the EOS C500 Mark II. Note that a package including the Expansion 2 module and EVF is also available.


Sensor Size/Coverage



EF Mount, PL Mount

Capture Resolution

4K, HD

Media Standard

CF Express Type B

  • 4K/120fps
  • Super 35mm CMOS sensor with low noise
  • Dual Gain Output
  • 16+ stops of dynamic range
  • Internal 4K Cinema RAW Light recording
  • Efficient RAW file onto CFexpress
  • 512GB CFexpress card stores 50 mins of Canon cinema RAW Light
  • 4K 4:2:2 10-bit
  • Up to 810Mbps internal recording, supporting ALL-I and Long GOP formats
  • Dual CFexpress slots
  • Simultaneous or relay recording
  • High Dynamic Range support
  • Pioneering Autofocus Technology, Accurate and reliable, with touch screen control
  • 12G-SDI terminal, Output 4K via a single cable
  • Full RAW 1TB 40 mins of FAW


The C300 Mk III holds Canon’s newly developed 4K Super 35mm DGO sensor and DIGIC DV7 image processor, delivering exceptional high-resolution images with 16+ stops of latitude.

It also has an impressive low light capability, with improved low noise, of up to ISO 102,400 where the human eye cannot easily see.

Choice of Native Lens Mount

It can be supplied with a choice of native PL or EF mount and will record 4K+ images in 16:9.

The PL mount can read Cooke/i data.

Advanced Dual Pixel Auto Focus Mode (in EF mount only with suitable lenses)

Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology function really has to be seen to be appreciated.  There are many AF modes which can allow the user to totally avoid the feared ‘focus hunt’.

High-speed Continuous AF auto focus, smooth, intuitive touch focus operation as well as an improved focus control that recreates a more natural focus pull. To further fine tune AF performance, the EOS C300 Mark III offers the ability to set the AF tracking speed and response.

Clearly, this requires suitable Canon AF lenses and the most recent EF lenses offer the best auto focus functionality.

Records on-board Cinema RAW Light

Dual card slots enable simultaneous internal recording of 4K Cinema RAW Light files in either 10/12-bit or 4K XF-AVC files 4:2:2 10-bit onto CFexpress cards. XF-AVC supports ALL-I which delivers the best quality, and Long-GOP which enables longer recording times through higher compression. A Proxy can also be recorded onto an SD card, making editing work more efficient.

Fast and Slow Capability

The Canon C300 Mark III can shoot continuous 4K recording at up to 120fps (in Cinema RAW Light and XF-AVC.)

In 2K (crop) mode, frame rates from 12 fps up to 180 fps can also be set for greater creative freedom, while a dedicated Slow & Fast button, provides quick access to the desired Slow & Fast setting.

Built-in ND

Includes a built-in electronically controlled ND filter, supporting 2/4/6 and an extended 8/10 stops.

Built-in Image Stabilisation

Canon’s 5-axis camera shake correction can be used with all lenses with or without electronic lens communication.

Electronic IS is possible by manually inputting the focal length.

Up to 4 audio channels

There are 2 XLR inputs on the camera body. An additional 2 3-Pin XLR are an option when combined with the Expansion Unit EU-V2.

12G 4K output

Output 12G 4K video from a single SDI Cable.
*** Note that the SDI output mirrors the record standard, so if recording in 4K, then the SDI is also 4K.  HD output only possible if used in conjunction with the Expansion II module***

ACES and LUT Support

The EOS C300 Mark III supports ACES 1.0 of the Academy Colour Encoding System. Using Canon supplied IDTs, images captured on the EOS C300 Mark III can be imported directly into the ACES compatible systems.

Additionally, video output from the camera can be monitored by selecting the ACES Proxy.

Users can design their own LUTs and load them onto the camera for precise-look monitoring, also, users can apply different LUTs for each output terminal.
A dedicated LUT button gives additional operational flexibility.

Choice of Powering Options

VMI provides C300 III/C500II cameras with 3 x large on-board Canon batteries as standard, in order that the camera can be operated in the most compact form-factor possible, however we are also offering a V-Lock battery back and  5 x Hawkwoods V-Lock batteries as a chargeable extra for maximum versatility.  Please note that the Canon Expansion II backs also incorporate a V-Lock battery clip and V-Lock battery clip as part of the upgrade package price, if preferred.


VMI kits are supplied with 3 x 512GB CF Express cards.  This card format can provide a sustained data rate of up to 1700 Mb/s.

Sensor Super 35mm CMOS sensor
System RGB primary colour filter (Bayer array)
Sensor Modes Super 35 mm / Super 16 mm (Crop)
Total Pixels Approx. 9.6 megapixels (4206 x 2280)
Effective Pixels (Full Frame Mode) Approx. 8.85 megapixels (4096 x 2160): When 4096 x 2160 or 2048 x 1080 is selected as the resolution
Approx. 8.29 megapixels (3840 x 2160): When 3840 x 2160 or 1920 x 1080 is selected as the resolution
Effective Sensor Screen Size Super 35 mm
26.2 x 13.8 mm (29.6 mm on the diagonal): When 4096 x 2160 or 2048 x 1080 is selected as the resolution
24.6 x 13.8 mm (28.2 mm on the diagonal): When 3840 x 2160 or 1920 x 1080 is selected as the resolution
Dynamic Range Canon Log 2: 1600% / 16+ stops**
Canon Log 3: 1600% / 14 stops**
Wide DR: 800% (at ISO 400)
**At ISO800/Dual Gain Output: On
Lens Mount Canon EF Mount. User changeable to EF Mount with Cinema Lock or PL Mount B4 mount lens via adapter accessory (EF or PL)
Lens Magnification factor (for EF Mount lenses, including Cinema Primes) Super 35 mm; 4096 x 2160 (RAW), 4096 x 2160, or 2048 x 1080 resolution: Actual focal length x approx. 1.460 3840 x 2160 or 1920 x 1080 resolution: Actual focal length x approx. 1.534 Super 16 mm (Cropped); 2048 x 1080 resolution: Actual focal length x approx. 2.920 1920 x 1080 resolution: Actual focal length x approx. 3.069
Changeable Lens Mount Yes, User changeable to EF with Cinema Lock or PL Mount
Peripheral illumination correction YES (dependent on lens used)
ND filter Up to 10 stops via built in ND filter system (in extended mode)
Focus control EF Mount: Via lens, wireless control or wired remote (dependent on lens used) PL Mount: Only Cine Servo lenses
Iris control (EF mount lenses) Via body, grip, wireless control or wired remote. 1/2-stop, 1/3-stop or FINE control. Possible to maintain constant F-number during zoom.
Cooke /i Technology Support Yes (PL Mount only after mount change)
Anamorphic Lens Support Yes, x2.0/x1.3
Image stabilisation system Optical depending on lens used, Digital 5-Axis IS for non IS lenses. Combination of Optical IS and Digital IS to give combined 5-Axis IS
Internal Recording CFexpress card x2 for Cinema RAW Light or XF-AVC/MXF, SD card for XF-AVC Proxy recording SD card also used for Photo Storage (1920 x 1080), CP setting transfer and firmware update
Recording time (CFexpress card, 512GB) Approx. Cinema RAW Light: 4096 X 2160: 1 Gbps: 64 Mins 2048 X 1080: 250 Mbps 256 Mins XF-AVC/MXF:4096 X 2160: 810 Mbps 79 Mins/410 Mbps 156 Mins 2048 X 2160: 310 Mbps 207 Mins/160 Mbps 401 Mins
Recording Formats Cinema RAW Light (CRM), XF-AVC (MXF) ALL-I or Long GOP
System Frequency/ Frame Rates 59.94Hz mode (59.94P / 59.94i / 29.97P / 23.98P) 50.00Hz mode (50.00P / 50.00i / 25.00P) 24.00 Hz mode (24.00P)
Cinema RAW Light Bit Rate/Bit Depth (PAL) 4096 X 2160: 50.00P, 1 Gbps 10-bit/25.00P, 1 Gbps 12-bit 2048 X 1080: 50.00P, 250Mbps 10-bit/25.00P 250 Mbps 12-bit
XF-AVC Recording Bit Rate/ Sampling (PAL) 4096 X 2160/3840 X 2160: 50.00P YCC 4:2:2 10-BIT 810 Mbps/25.00P YCC 4:2:2 10-bit 410 Mbps 2048 X 1080/1920 X 1080: 50.00P YCC 4:2:2 10-BIT 310 Mbps/25.00P YCC 4:2:2 10-bit 160 Mbps
XF-AVC Proxy Recording Bit Rate/ Sampling (PAL) To SD Card 2048 X 1080: 50.00P, YCC 4:2:0 8-bit 35 Mbps/25.00P, YCC 4:2:0 8-bit 24 Mbps Long GOP
Slow/Fast motion Yes, Cinema RAW Light 4096 x 2160: 12 – 120 FPS/ 2048×1080/ 12 -120 FPS XF-AVC: 4096 x 2160: 12 – 120 FPS/2048 x1080/ 1920×1080 (2K/ Super 16mm) 12 -180 FPS Proxy files recorded at same frame rate
Interval Record No
Frame Record No
Pre Record (cache record) Yes, 3 seconds
Relay Recording Yes
Double Slot (simultaneous) Recording Yes
Scan Reverse Yes
HD->SD conversion No
Photo storage media SD/SDHC memory card
Photo Recording Size 4096×2160/3840×2160/2048×1080/1920×1080
SYSTEM Wave Form Monitor Yes. Via MON.1/2, VIDEO or HDMI Terminals (Not available from SDI Out 1 -4) Line Display/Line and Spot/Line Select/Field Display/RGB Display/YPrPb. HDR PQ/HLG output supported.
False Colour Display (Exposure Indication) Yes. Via MON.1/2, VIDEO or HDMI Terminals
Colour Bars SMPTE, EBU and ARIB colourbars available. See the menu.
Peaking Peaking 1, Peaking 2 (Colour, Gain, Frequency customisable)
Zebra Level 1; Level 2; Both Output via HD-SDI or HDMI
Markers On/Off selectable: centre, horizontal, grid, aspect, safety zone, and rectangular marker. Colour selectable, yellow, blue, green, red, black, grey or white.
Built-In EVF No
Optional EVF Accessory Yes. OLED Electronic Viewfinder, EVF-V50 or EVF- V70
Audio in XLR 3-pin connector x2 , 3.5 mm stereo mini jack (input only) Input 1 and 2 on camera body. Additional 2x 3-Pin XLR on optional Expansion Unit EU-V2 (Input 3 and 4)
Headphone output 3.5 mm stereo mini jack (output only, Camera Body).
Video monitor output MON.: BNC jack , (output only, Camera Body).
HDMI HDMI connector (type A) (output only, Camera Body).
USB Yes, Input only, Camera Body. (GP-E2 connection)
SDI output BNC jack 1 x 12G-SDI Out (output only, Camera Body).
Time code BNC jack (input/output, Camera Body).
Genlock Yes with optional Expansion Unit EU-V1 and EU-V2. BNC jack (input only/also serves as SYNC OUT connector)
Synch BNC jack (output only/also serves as GENLOCK connector)
Component out No
AV terminal No
DC Output Yes, with optional EU-V2. DC 24V 2A jack Fischer 3-pin jack (output only), D-Tap connection, 50W maximum
DC input XLR 4-pin jack
Remote Control Terminal REMOTE A connector 2.5 mm stereo mini-mini jack (input only) REMOTE B connector Round 8-pin jack (for RS-422) with optional EU-V1 or EU-V2
Wireless Control Terminal Yes Lens terminal Yes, with optional EU-V2. 12- pin jack
Ethernet terminal Yes, with optional EU-V1 and EU-V2. Ethernet connector (RJ45) (supports 1000 BASE-T)
IP Streaming Yes. Via Ethernet connection. Wi-Fi capability 9 Mbps/4 Mbps:1920 X 1080 (59.94p/59.94i/ 50.00p/50.00i) optional EU-V1 or EU-V2 required
User Viewing LUT input YES
Video connector Canon’s proprietary specification (special 13-pin jack) for LM-V2 Monitor or optional EVF-V70 viewfinder or LM-V1 monitor
Tally lamp Yes
Custom Dial Yes
Exposure metering Manual exposure determined by shutter setting, iris setting, ISO/gain setting and ND filter setting, Push Auto Iris, Auto Iris
Exposure compensation Yes
Auto Exposure mode Auto Iris with compatible lenses
Push Auto Iris Yes EF model all compatible lenses, PL Version compatible Canon Cine Servo lenses only with 12-pin connection on optional EU-V2
Exposure Lock No
Auto Gain Control setting Yes
ISO Sensitivity 1-Stop Display: [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 Display: [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] [—] When ISO speed expansion is ON.
Auto Focus System (EF Mount) Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Contrast AF
AF Frame Sizes (EF Mount) Large; size equivalent to approx. 20% (vertical) x 25% (horizontal) of the image display range Small; size equivalent to approx. 20% (vertical) x 8% (horizontal) of the image display range Selectable AF point over 80% (approx.) of sensor
Auto Focus Modes (EF Mount) One-Shot AF, Continuous AF and AF-Boosted MF. All modes take effect when the AF/MF switch of the EF lens is at the AF setting. One-Shot AF, Continuous AF, AF-Boosted MF
Face Detection AF (EF Version Only) Face Priority or Face Only.
Focus Guide EF version: All compatible Canon EF lenses, Canon Cine Servo Lenses
Gain setting [-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. When ISO speed expansion is ON: between -2 dB and 54 dB When ISO speed expansion is OFF: Any value from -2 dB to 42 dB in 0.5 dB increments can be set.
Control Modes Off; Speed; Angle; Clear Scan (CS); Slow Shutter (SLS)
Shutter speed 1 sec to 1/2000 depending on frame rate and Shutter Control Mode, 39 setting options
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 24.00 Hz* to 250.40 Hz (*) The frequency will differ depending on the frame rate setting.
Stored Configurations C1: BT.709 (Wide DR / BT.709 Gamut) C2: LOG2 (Canon Log 2 / Cinema Gamut) C3: LOG3 (Canon Log3 / Cinema Gamut C4: PQ (PQ / BT.2020 Gamut) C5: HLG (HLG / BT.2020 Gamut) USER5 to USER20 (Wide DR / BT.709 Gamut)
Colour Matrix Neutral: Accurate colourreproduction Production Camera: Colourreproduction for use in movie production Video: Colour reproduction equivalent to C300/500 CP-OFF (for commercial cameras)
Master Pedestal -50 to +50
Master Black Adjustable for each channel RGB -50 to +50 plus Master Black -50 to +50
Black Gamma Adjustable Level -50 to +50, Range -20 to +50 and Point -20 to +50
Low Key Saturation Adjustable: -50 to +50
Knee Point -50 to +109, Slope -35 to +50, Saturation -10 to +10
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, Area, Luminance. 32 steps
Selective Noise Reduction Off, Low, Middle, High / Hue, Chroma, Area, Luminance.
Colour matrix Phase, Gain and RGB adjustment, in tandem with Gamma selection
White balance AWB, USER setting 01(setting range: 2000K to 15000K/ -20CC to +20CC), daylight, tungsten, settings (A/B)
Colour correction Area selection / area revision of two areas
Setup level -50 to +50 On/Off
Wi-Fi (Optional Accessory) 1) WPS [Wi-Fi Protected Setup] (push-button system, PIN code system) (2) Manual setup (3) Search for access points Open system, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WEP-64, WEP-128, TKIP, AES, Auto /manual
GPS Information (Optional Accessory) Latitude/Longitude/Elevation, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
Auto YES
Preset Daylight (5400K), Tungsten (3200K), Kelvin (2000K15000K, 100K intervals), Set A, Set B
White Balance Matching Yes, for previous models
White Balance Shift YES. -9 to +9 (Daylight and Tungsten only)
Black balance adjustment YES
Count up system Regen, RecRun, Free Run, External, Hold (Drop frame available for some frame rates) Start value setting “00:00:00:00”,
Set/Reset selectable
Recording Linear PCM (24-bit / 48kHz), 4 channels
Supplied Camera Grip GR-V1, Thumb rest, Mic holder unit [w/ M4 screw], LCD Monitor LM-V2, LCD Attachment Unit LA-V2, Handle unit, Shoulder strap SS-1200, Battery Charger CG-A20, Compact power adapter CA- CP200B, AC cable, Battery pack (BP-A60), Extension System Attachment Bracket, Unit Cable UN-5, Other: Stopper, Hex Wrenches (M4 and M3), Hex Socket Head Bolt (1/4 in.), Hex Socket Head Bolt (M3)
Optional Canon Battery Pack BP-A30/BP-A60 (provided with camera) Canon Battery Charger CG-A10/CG-A20 (provided with camera) Canon Remote Controller RC-V100 Canon Compact Power Adapter CA-CP200B (provided with camera) Canon Shoulder Strap SS-1200 (provided with camera) Canon Tripod base TB-1 Canon Wireless Transmitter WFT-E9* Canon GPS Receiver GP-E2 Canon Unit Cable UN-5 (provided)/UN-10 (purchased separately) Canon OLED Electronic View Finder EVF-V50/EVF-V70 Canon Extension unit 1: EU-V1 Canon Extension unit 2: EU-V2 Canon EF Cinema Lock Mount Kit CM-V1 Canon PL Mount Kit PM-V1 Canon B4 Mount Adapter MO-4E/MO-4P Canon LCD Monitor LM-V2 (included)/LM-V1 Canon LCD Attachment Unit LA-V2 (included)/LA-V1 Canon Camera Grip GR-V1 (included) Canon Shoulder Support Unit SU-15 Canon Shoulder Style Grip Unit SG-1 Canon Clamp Base CL-V2 Canon Rod Clamp RD-1 Canon Handle Unit HDU-2 Canon 8-pin Remote Cable RR- 10/RR-100 Canon EF/EF cinema lens group, Canon PL cinema lens group, and accessories designed for these lenses (*) New products
Third Party Accessories V-Lock battery (via EU-V2 module)
Dimensions (Main Body Only) 153x148x168mm (WxHxD)
Weight (Body Only) Approx. 1,750g
Weight (accessories) Extension unit 1: EU-V1: Approx.114 g Extension unit 2: EU-V2: Approx. 652 g OLED Electronic View Finder: EVF-V50: Approx.170 g EF Cinema Lock Mount Kit CM-V1: Approx. 170 g *Not including cap PL Mount Kit PM-V1: Approx. 345 g *Not including cap MO-4E: Approx. 230 g MO-4P: Approx. 248 g CFexpresscard: Approx. 8 g (0.28 oz.) Clamp Base: CL-V2:Approx. 120 g (4.2 oz.)
Operating Temperature range Approx. 0 to 40°C, (85% relative humidity) Approx. -5 to 45°C, (60% relative humidity)
Power Supply BP-A60 (Supplied), BP-A30 (Optional) V-Lock with EU-V2, 11V – 20V, Mains 4-pin XLR
Power Consumption RAW: Super 35mm 1Gbps 4096×2160, 31.0W Super 16mm 250Mbps, 28.7W XF-AVC: Super 35mm 810Mbps 4096×2160, 31.0W Super 16mm 310Mbps, 28.7W Max. power consumption 63 W
Recording Time RAW/XF-AVC Super 35mm: 130 minutes Super 16mm: 140 minutes via BP-A60 battery
Footnotes * All specifications are subject to change without notice
Canon is an authorized licensee of the CFexpressVer.2.0™ trademark owned by CompactFlash Association, which may be registered in various jurisdictions.
1 x Canon C300 III 4K S-35 Camcorder
1 x Canon EOS or PL mount and port cap.
1 x Canon GR-V1 Hand Grip C200/C500 II
1 x ARRI Pro Kit comprising Top Plate, Bottom Plate, Camera Centre Handle for C300 III/500 II
1 x ARRI VAB-1 Viewfinder Attachment inc. 2x 140mm rods K2.0001297
1 x ARRI Viewfinder Bracket MVB-1 K2.0006140
1 x ARRI RMB-3 Rod Mounting Bracket K2.0006186
1 x ARRI BPA-5 Bridge Plate Adapter K2.0017138
1 x Arri Bridge Plate CBP-1 Shoulder Support K2.0014894
1 x Canon C500 II LCD Monitor incl. monitor bracket K2.0015520
1 x Canon C500 II LCD/EVF Cable
1 x ARRI Quick Release Base Plate QRP-1 K2.0000399
2 x 15mm, Support Rod 340mm
3 x SanDisk CFexpress Pro 512GB Memory Card 1400 MB/s
1 x Hawkwoods VLM-C53 Canon C300 III/C500 II V Lock Back
1 x WISE CFexpress 1000MB/s USB 3.1 Gen 2 USB Type-C WA-CX01
3 x Battery Canon C200 / C300 II/ XF705 BP-A60 (Large)
1 x Canon AC CG-A10 XF-705/C300 II/C500 II
1 x Power Cable Figure 8

Chargeable option of 5 x Hawkwoods 98WH batts and 2 x Hawkwoods 2-way chargers or 4 x Hawkwoods 150WH batts and 2 x Hawkwoods 2-way chargers
Optional BP8 support kit with 19mm bars
An optional K6/ME66 Gun Mic and Headphone package is available at £13 per day including cables in a single case.

Canon C300 III Flight Case: 72 x 42 x 36  18.40kg
Country Of Origin: Japan

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