Canon EOS C300

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Canon EOS C300
CanonC300 Jan2013.jpg
A Canon EOS C300
TypeDigital cinema camera
Lens mountEF/PL
Image sensor typeCMOS
Image sensor size24.4 x 13.5 mm[1]
Maximum resolution1920 x 1080
StorageCompactFlash (CF) (Type I or Type II)
Frame rate1-30fps (1080p)
1-60fps (720p)
BatteryCanon BP-955 (included)
Canon BP-975 (optional)
3.5mm stereo headphone monitor
XLR (2 channel)
3.5mm mic jack
Timecode in/out
Sync out (3D)
Weight3.2lbs/1.45kg (EF mount)
3.6lbs/1.63kg (PL mount)

The EOS C300 is a digital cinema camera in the Cinema EOS range. It was announced by Canon on November 3, 2011.[2] The camera is offered with the option of Canon EF or Arri PL mounts, and has been available since January 2012.[3]

In September 2015 Canon released an updated version, the Canon EOS C300 Mark II.

Sample footage[edit]

Vincent Laforet was given access to a prerelease version of the EOS C300 to shoot the short film Möbius.[4][5] In addition, the C300 was used along with other Canon EOS dSLRs (such as an infrared-modified Canon EOS 5D Mark II)[6] on the short film When You Find Me, directed by Bryce Dallas Howard and produced by her father Ron Howard.[7][8]


  • 8.3mp 3840x2160 Super-35 CMOS sensor (QFHD resolution)[9]
  • DIGIC DV III Processor
  • Canon XF Codec
  • Dual Compact Flash Slots
  • Exposure and focus are both manual only
  • Uses existing BP-955 and BP-975 batteries
  • Sold as a system, including LCD monitor / XLR audio unit, side grip, and top handle.
  • Availability: Jan. 2012
  • Price: appx. $16,000 USD


  1. ^
  2. ^ A Star Is Born: Canon Launches New Digital Cinema Camera For High-Resolution Motion Picture Production, Canon U.S.A., Inc., 2011-11-03, retrieved 2011-11-03
  3. ^ A Star is Born: Canon Launches New Digital Video Camcorder for High-Resolution Motion Picture Production, Canon Global press release
  4. ^ Mobius - 1080p HQ, Vimeo
  5. ^ 3 Years later… “Mobius” and the Canon C300 / C300PL, Vincent Laforet's Blog
  6. ^ Ron and Bryce Howard's Canon C300 "When you find me" project Imagin8ion, planet5D
  7. ^ Canon U.S.A. And Ron Howard Select Eight Winners From 96,362 Photo Entries For 'Project Imagin8ion', Canon U.S.A.
  8. ^ Canon’s 30-Minute C300 Short ‘When You Find Me’, NoFilmSchool
  9. ^ Canon EOS C300 & C300 PL Announced, Canon Rumors

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