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Canon EOS C300 Mk II Camera with 17-120mm CINE-SERVO T2.95 Zoom Lens and Zacuto ENG Kit

Canon
Abel Code: CN-0635C019
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Description
This kit includes the Canon EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera, Canon CN7x17EF 17-120mm CINE-SERVO T2.95 Zoom Lens (both in EF-Mount), and Zacuto ENG accessories for shooting in broadcast-style handheld mode.
Key Highlights
  • 17-120mm T2.95 Zoom
  • Super 35mm format coverage
  • 4K/2K/Full HD Recording
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Free C300 Mark II Online Training with Purchase
$37,070.00
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Overview

Overview

The improved Canon EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera with EF lens mount features a dynamic range of 15 stops, CFast recording technology, 4K/2K/Full HD internal and external recording with 4K RAW output, plus a new 10-bit Canon Log 2 Gamma. Canon also improved the Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus along with an innovative focus assist engineering. This camera was remodeled with user input to enhance the user experience of studio motion picture applications, broadcast, indie productions, sports, and many more.

The Sensor

The redesigned camera boasts an 8.85 Megapixel Canon Super 35mm 16:9 CMOS image sensor. It supports up to 4K DCI recording with a maximum resolution of 4096x2160 pixels. Data from the 4K sensor, working with its dual Canon DIGIC DV5 image processors, delivers Over-Sampling HD Processing for reduced-moiré 2K (DCI)/Full 1080-60p HD recording and Dual-Pixel CMOS Autofocus.

The dual DIGIC DV5 image processors also help to reduce visual noise and enable high-sensitivity shooting at a maximum speed of ISO 102,400 (+54dB) for sharp, clear image capture using only ambient lighting. The EOS C300 Mark II camera also incorporates a trio of XF-AVC H.264 codecs to enable in-camera 4K (DCI) recording to dual CFast card slots and 2K/Full HD recording to an SD card slot. For external recording and monitoring, twin 3G-SDI outputs capable of 4K RAW output are included on the rear of the camera body. You can choose among multiple recording modes, resolutions, and frame rates to meet your individual production needs.

Each pixel in this CMOS imaging sensor also maintains a wide pixel pitch to maximize the amount of light which falls on each photo site. This enhances the sensitivity while also minimizing noise. It also supports ISO speeds of up to 102,400 for low-light imaging. This sensor reduces data-readout time to about half of what it was in the original EOS C300 Camera, which results in a significant reduction in rolling-shutter artifacts.

Autofocus

The Autofocus now includes an expanded focusing area and Face Detection when used in combination with Canon EF lenses. Each pixel in the camera's CMOS sensor is configured with two photodiodes. Two independent image signals can be detected at each photosite. By implementing phase-difference AF, smooth focusing is accomplished using Canon EF lenses with much higher speed and accuracy than was possible with previous technologies.

Canon expanded the DAF focusing area to approximately 80% (vertically) x 80% (horizontally). You can move the focus area using the convenient 4-direction key to provide you with a more manual control over Autofocus operation. This only functions when the Guide Area is within the Dual Pixel CMOS AF Range.

Face Detection AF on Canon EF lenses will recognize a face, focus on it, then follow that face when it moves.

One innovative feature of the enhanced AF allows you to confirm if you are focused in front of or behind the subject through visual observation. In this manner, quick and accurate manual focus can be achieved.

Lenses

The C30 Mark II is compatible with the full range of 100 Canon EF and EF-S photographic lenses, including specialty tilt-shift and fisheye models, plus Canon CN-E Cinema prime and zoom lenses, including the ENG-style Canon CINE-SERVO zooms. New Dual-Pixel CMOS AF capabilities of the EOS C300 Mark II are enabled by the AF motors in Canon EF lenses. The improved EF lens communication capabilities of the EOS C300 Mark II camera allow for the display of CN-E Cinema lens T-values, lens metadata acquisition, and chromatic aberration correction on the camera’s LCD Monitor/EVF/Output display.

Improvements

The Canon EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera facilitates operation and creative freedoms, such as full manual control, an Ultra-High Resolution 1.77 Megapixel color OLED EVF with adjustable 60° tilting angle, a built in internal mono reference microphone, a removable hand grip, an improved camera handle extension with additional attachment points, plus both a removable LCD Monitor and a control panel with XLR inputs. The modular design of the EOS C300 Mark II camera accommodates many third-party accessories.

A new log gamma designated as Canon Log Gamma 2 was designed explicitly for the camera's 10-bit recording capabilities. The files produced using Log format are ideal for color correction and grading in post-production. Canon did this to produce a high level of creative freedom while minimizing degradation of image quality. When using Canon Log 2, the Cinema EOS C300 Mark II can provide a dynamic range up to 1600%.

Be sure to check out the images where a chart on Slow and Fast Motion recording has been provided for your reference.

Recording

The Canon EOS C300 Mark II employs CFast™ (CompactFast) 2.0 cards for in-camera 4K video recording. The camera features two CFast™ card slots. Each slot is protected by a convenient hinged cover. The camera also includes an SD card slot for HD and Proxy recording. The camera can simultaneously record 4K on two CFast™ (2.0) cards along with 2K proxy images on its SD card for off-line editing.

Ergonomics

This camera builds on the efficient ergonomic design of the original, while adding new advantages. Redesigned to maximize shooting comfort and the usability improvements asked for by users, the EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera's modular design allows different components to be added or removed as needed to meet both the demands of a particular shooting environment and the comfort of the camera operator. In addition to the core body, the EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera comes with a removable hand grip, improved low-angle camera handle extension with additional attachment points, and removable LCD monitor and control panel with XLR audio inputs.

Ultra-High Resolution OLED EVF

The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera features a 0.46 Inch 1.77 Megapixel color OLED EVF (Organic Light Emitting Diode Electronic ViewFinder). OLED technology increases the color reproducibility, contrast and response of the viewfinder, making camera operation and the judging of image characteristics seen in the viewfinder much easier. The EVF also offers 60º of tilt for more comfortable operation in a variety of positions.

Connectivity & Control

The C300 MK II arrives equipped with (2) 3G-SDI, a gunlock input, a timecode input/output, and an HDMI output. It also includes a remote terminal, a standard headphone jack, and both an audio and a video terminal to connect exclusively to a monitor.

The camera supports the Canon RC-V100 remote controller (sold separately) to enable adjustments to camera controls and image quality from a distance. It supports a variety of third-party LANC accessories.

You do not need a remote to achieve remove control though. Use a standard web browser on a WiFi capable device (your smart phone, laptop, tablet, etc.) to take dynamic control of your camera functionality. Canon added focus control functions. You can adjust – by touch – the focus area.

And if you prefer the manual life and wish to toss aside all this WiFi mumbo jumbo you can do that, too. The EOS C300 Mark II camera offers a fully manual yet still digital camera. You have full manual control of functions such as iris, shutter speed, gain, zoom, focus, and audio. You will also have access to Custom Picture Settings, Custom Functions, and Custom Display Options to tailor your camera to your precise needs.

 

The Canon CN7x17EF 17-120mm CINE-SERVO T2.95 Zoom Lens - EF Mount provides cinematographers with a compact, lightweight design using Canon optical elements. This zoom lens can accommodate many 4K cameras because of its high optical resolution and large image circle coverage for Super35mm format cameras. The lens also features a 7x zoom magnification, focal length range of 17mm to 120mm, and a 180º smooth-rotating focus ring. Its 11-blade aperture diaphragm allows for a beautiful bokeh effect.  

The servo unit allows broadcasters, documentaries and all image-makers the ability to control zoom, focus and iris/aperture in a very convenient and intuitive way. The servo drive unit is compatible with industry-standard protocols for control from a number of lens controllers including Canon’s standard broadcast lens controllers (ZSD-300D/FPD-400D) and multiple industry standard cinema lens controllers (controllers sold separately). The drive unit can be easily removed for cinema-style shoots and can be easily re-attached in the field without any manual re-alignment. 16-bit metadata output enables connection to virtual studio systems.

Features:

  • Support for Standard Broadcast Lens Controllers (such as the 25D-3090 and FPC-400D)
  • Outstanding Servo Performance
  • High-speed zoom end iris
  • Wide-ranging drive speeds
  • Immediate system initialization (high-performance encoder so that the lens requires no initialization; system can be started immediately)
  • Support for Virtual Image Data Output
  • 3 x 20-pin connectors and a high-performance encoder which can output 16-bit precision virtual image signals
  • Servo behavior equivalent to broadcast portable lenses for all focus, zoom, and iris controls
  • Focus ring provided with knurled rubber for superior operability, which allows the equivalent manual operation feel as broadcast portable lenses
  • When the drive unit is detached from the lens, the lens can be used as a full manual, cinema style zoom lens
  • Lens can be used with standard accessories in the cinema industry, such as a mattebox, follow focus gear systems, and electronically operated controllers
  • Focus ring is equipped with 0.8mm and 0.5mm gear modules
  • Zoom ring is equipped with a 0.5mm gear module, for standard accessories in the cinema industry (iris ring is equipped with a 0.4mm gear module)
  • Compatible with 15mm and/or 19mm diameter rod systems
  • Lens is equipped with a support holder for cinema lens support rods that can be used with 15mm and 19mm diameter rod systems; extension shaft (included) required for 19mm diameter rod systems
  • Compliant with wide-ranging communication standards and with a Lens-to-Camera Communication Function for added convenience
  • Compatible with Cooke's /i technology, which enables transmission of focus, zoom, and iris position data as well as the lens model name so that the camera and editing equipment can display and store the lens information

 

The Zacuto ENG Rig for Canon C300MK II is a balanced, shoulder mounted rig which includes the Zacuto VCT Pro baseplate, VCT Lens Support bracket, Gratical HD EVF, Axis Mini EVF Mount, Cheesebox Counterweight, and C300 Mark II Helmet Kit. This rig is designed for optimal balance and comfort when shoulder mounted or on a tripod.

Includes:

  • VCT Pro – this baseplate has a sliding top plate for quickly removing the camera from the rig or fast len changes, a built-in, curved shoulder pad, a v-wedge tripod connector (with 1/4”-20 and 3/8"-16 screw option). It has removable and extendable 6.5” iris rods and rows of 1/4”-20 screw holes along the sides for accessories. It has quick release 15mm rod parts in the rear. The recessed rod mount offers maximum accessory capable space under your camera lens. 
  • VCT Lens Support - Provides support and stability for the Canon CN7x17EF 17-120mm Zoom Lens by mounting directly to the VCT Pro rather than front support rods.
  • C300 Mark II Helmet Kit – mounts directly to the top of the C300 Mark II in place of the Canon top handle. Offers multiple 1/4”-20 and 3/8"-16 mounting screw holes to attach a variety of accessories as well as a spot to mount the C300 Mark II microphone. Includes the Recoil Handle top grip, which accepts two coldshoe accessories and has a quick release 15mm rod port. Our handle allows you to quickly take the handle off for travelling.
  • Zacuto Gratical HD Electronic Viewfinder - supports high pixel density with unparalleled resolution, true blacks, gamma and contrast range. The Gratical HD has 5.4 million pixels on a 0.61” diagonal screen no bigger than the size of your thumbnail. Features (2) HDMI and two SDI ports with cross conversion from HDMI to SDI. Weather resistant covers prevent moisture or debris from getting in open ports. The internal field of view delivers a large image, but not such that the eye has to roam to see the entire image at once. It features a built-in -1 to +4 diopter range and Zacuto’s latest anti-fog coating formula. An auto-closing eyecup door is designed to automatically prevent sun damage without any action by the operator. Mount the Gratical HD via a 1/4"-20 rosette on the side, or a 1/4"-20 screw hole in the bottom.
  • Zacuto Axis Mini - EVF Mount attaches to the top of your camera set up, leaving ample room at the lens for focusing, and will work with a wide range of lenses. It can be adjusted with one hand while the camera rig is on your shoulder. The Axis Mini has extensive articulation for use with a variety of cameras, both shoulder mounted or in tripod operating position.
  • Zacuto Cheese Box Counterweight - adjustable counterbalance weight with multiple functions. Specific screw hole patterns for V-mount battery plates and most 3-stud battery plates to support battery power. It has a large number of 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 screw holes for mounting various accessories like articulating arms, rods, converter boxes and other camera accessories to your support system. 15mm LWS rod mount.
  • LP-E6 to D-Tap Power Cable - powers Gratical HD
  • D-Tap to 12-pin Hirose Cable - powers Cine-Servo lens
  • 6 x Cable Ties

 

 

Canon C300 MK II Firmware Update

Canon has updated their firmware on the Canon C300 MK II Camera. Please be sure to read the step-by-step instructions Canon has conveniently included with their C300 MK II Firmware Update.

Firmware Version 1.1.0.1.00 incorporates the following enhancements:

1.  Support for LCD monitor LM-V1 1,2 (separately sold) has been added. 

2.  Peripheral illumination/chromatic aberration correction has been added for the following lenses: 

  • EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM 
  • EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM
  • EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM 


NOTE 1: Your LA-V1 LCD Attachment Unit cannot be used to attach the LM-V1 to your EOS C300 MK II / EOS C300 Mark II PL cameras. 3rd party mounting options are required to use the monitor on this model camera. 

NOTE 2: When using the LM-V1 with the separately-sold WFT-E6 or WFT-E8 Wireless File Transmitter and GP-E1 GPS Receiver, please be sure to maintain space between the two accessories. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Remember to read the Important Notes from Canon in their PDF when you download the firmware update. There are things you will want to know so you can perform the update correctly and maintain your working camera.

What's in the Box

  • 2 x Wireless Plate Pro
  • LP-E6 to D-Tap Power Cable
  • 6 x Cable Ties
  • D-Tap to 12-Pin Hirose Cable
  • Cheesebox Counterweight
  • Gratical HD Micro OLED EVF
  • Axis Mini EVF Mount
  • Quick Release AV Unit Mount
  • C300 Mark II Helmet Kit
  • VCT Lens Support
  • VCT Pro Baseplate
  • Rear Cap
  • Front Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Canon 17-120mm CINE-SERVO T2.95 Zoom Lens
  • Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II Camcorder Body (EF Mount)
  • Monitor Unit
  • Handle Unit
  • Handle Bracket
  • Canon BP-A30 Battery Pack For EOS C300 Mark II
  • Canon CA-A10 AC Adapter For EOS C300 Mark II
  • Canon CG-A10 Battery Charger For EOS C300 Mark II (Dual Charger)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Camcorder Body Cap
  • Expansion Unit Attachment
  • Hexagon Socket, Head Cap Screws (x10) with Allen Key
  • 2 x 50cm Cables for Monitor Unit
  • Measure Hook (x1)
  • Tripod Base (TB-1)
  • Thumb Rest
  • Viewfinder Cap
  • Eye Cup
Specifications

Specifications

Key Highlights

  • 17-120mm T2.95 Zoom
  • Super 35mm format coverage
  • 4K/2K/Full HD Recording
  • 10-bit Canon Log 2 Gamma
  • Zacuto ENG Rig
  • EF Mount
Zacuto ENG Rig for Canon C300 MK II Digital Cinema Camera

Baseplates/Bridgeplates & Adapters

Choose by Camera:
Canon C300 - Mark II
Baseplate Options:
Baseplate
Quick Release
Mount Points:
1/4-20 & 3/8-16 screw holes - to direct connect this baseplate to your tripod quick-release plate
Positioning:
Bottom

Connectors

Input Connector/Port:
2 x HDMI - permits cross conversion with SDI ports on the Gratical HD EVF
2 x SDI - permits cross conversion with HDMI ports on the Gratical HD EVF

Handle / Grip

Handle/Grip Features:
Recoil - attach via the included 3" Z-Rail

Shoulder Rigs

Shoulder Rig Rod Type:
15mm
Rig Type:
Lightweight
Rig Features:
Top Plate - (a.k.a. Helmet)
Grip - Part of Helmet Kit
Rails Included - Yes
Baseplate
Shoulder Rig Grip Type:
Wood

Viewfinders

EVF Screen Type:
OLED
EVF Features:
Histogram - (RGB, Luma) 
Battery Powered - LP-E6 Style Battery included with charger and universal plug adapters
Waveform/Vector
Zebra Mode
Color Bars
4 x Customizable Buttons
False Color Mode
LUTs - Import & editing
EVF Display Size:
Up to 3.0" - 0.61" diagonal screen
EVF Imagery:
Color
Canon 17-120mm CINE-SERVO T2.95 Zoom Lens - EF Mount

Lens Characteristics

Prime or Zoom:
Zoom
Lens Mount:
EF
Focus Scale:
Feet
Lens Options:
Servo
Blade Count:
11
Filter Thread Size:
112mm
Zoom Range:
17-120mm
Front Diameter:
114mm
Aperture Range:
T2.95 - T3.9
Minimum Focus Distance:
2.8' (0.85m)
Canon EOS C300 Mk II Camera Body with Dual Pixel CMOS AF - EF Mount

Camera Lens System

Camera Lens Mount:
Canon EF
ND Filter:
Integrated - Standard: 2, 4, 6 Stops and also Expanded: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 Stops

Inputs & Outputs

SDI Output:
2 x 3G-SDI
Headphone Out:
Headphone Out (3.5mm) - 16 settings; volume is muted at lowest setting
Audio I/O:
Audio Input - 3.5mm microphone jack
Audio Output - Terminal

Monitors

Monitor Size:
5.0" and Under - 4" (10.16 cm) diagonal 1,230,000 dots
Monitor Type:
LCD - Rotating Color

Power

Power Input:
DC - 16.7 V DC (DC-IN)
Battery Pack - 14.4V DC

Recorders

Phantom Power:
Yes - +48V
Recorder Channel Count:
2-Channel
Sound Level:
-∞ to +18 dB

Recording

Recording Resolution:
HD 16:9 (UHD Downscale)
2K 17:9 (4K Downscale)
4K 17:9
UHD 4K 16:9
Compression:
MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
Recording Format:
RAW - 4K
External Record:
Yes - REC OUT terminal
Audio Tone:
1 KHz tone available; -12, -18, or -20 dB
Bit Rate:
35 or 24Mbps Long GOP (for proxy recording on SD cards)
410/310/225/ 210/160Mbps Intra-frame - COLOR SPACE: 4:2:2 (YCC) 10-bit & 4:4:4 (RGB) 12- or 10-bit* Only available with 2048 x 1080 or 1920 x 1080 at 29.97p, 23.98p, 25.00p, and 24.00p
50Mbps Long GOP

Recording / Media

Media Type:
CFast 2.0 - 2 x Slots
Recording Format:
XF-AVC

Sensor Specifics

Sensor Size:
Super 35
Sensor Type:
CMOS
Sensor Dynamic Range:
15 Stops
Sensor Dimensions:
24.6 x 13.8mm

Timecode

Timecode Options:
1 x Cable - BNC
Timecode Modes:
Rec run, free run, regeneration
Genlock:
Genlock Terminal - also serves as SYNC OUT terminal
To Drop or Not:
Count-up - Drop frame(*) or non-drop frame (*) Only in the 59.94 Hz mode

Viewfinders

EVF Display Size:
Up to 3.0" - 0.46" (1.32 cm) diagonal, color

Camera

# Media Slots:
2 - CFast Card
1 - SD Card
Media Cards:
CFast Cards (2.0) - Movies: Long GOP recording only (*) Resolution : 2048x1080 / 1920x1080 Color Sampling: YCC420 8bit Photo: JPEG Resolution : 2048x1080 / 1920x1080 (*) Proxy recording using low bit rate
WiFi Interface:
Yes - WFT terminal for compatible Wi-Fi accessory
Camera Weight (Body):
2.5-5.0lbs - Approx. 3.9 lb (1770 g) without thumb rest and grip
Camera Options:
Camera Body Only
Camera Features:
Focus Assist - Edge Monitor Focus Assist
Black and White - mode
Scan Reverse
Custom Functions
Color Bars - Color bars compliant with SMPTE, EBU, or ARIB standards can be selected
Waveform
EVF
Adjustable Image Parameters
ND Filter Built-In
Headphone Jack - 3.5mm stereo mini-jack
Remote Control (Web-based)
On-Camera Controls
LCD / Monitor
White Balance - Manual. 2 Custom (2000 to 15,000K) Daylight (5400K) Tungsten (3200K)
Remote Control (WiFi) - Capable with a web browser on a WiFi enabled device like a smart phone, laptop, tablet, etc.
Zebra - can be output via the SDI or HDMI jack (HD only)
Viewfinder
GPS - GPS information recording
Peaking - 2 types
Magnify
Camera Body Less Than 5lbs:
Yes
Imaging Processor:
2 x DUAL DIGIC 5 - DV 5
Accessory Interface:
Remote - 2.5mm LANC-compatible terminal
ISO Range:
Expanded - 100 to 102,400
Standard - 160 to 25,600
Shutter/Camera Mode:
Off, Speed, Angle, Slow Shutter, Clear Scan
Shutter Speed Range:
Includes - 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
Includes - 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
Autofocus Notes:
Face Detection AF - with Canon EF lenses
Includes Expanded Focus Area
Exposure Mode:
Manual
Camera Autofocus:
Yes - Both Manual & AF available. AF System is Dual Pixel CMOS.

Shipping

Width:
13.622 in
Height:
13.386 in
Length:
21.339 in
Weight:
6.4 lb
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