Canon EOS C300

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Canon EOS C300
CanonC300 Jan2013.jpg
A Canon EOS C300
Type Digital cinema camera
Lens mount EF/PL
Image sensor type CMOS
Image sensor size 24.6 x 13.8 mm
Maximum resolution 1920 x 1080
Storage CompactFlash (CF) (Type I or Type II)
Frame rate 1-30fps (1080p)
1-60fps (720p)
Battery Canon BP-955 (included)
Canon BP-975 (optional)
AV Port(s) HD/SD-SDI
3.5mm stereo headphone monitor
XLR (2 channel)
3.5mm mic jack
Timecode in/out
Sync out (3D)
Weight 3.2lbs/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.[1] The camera is offered with the option of Canon EF or Arri PL mounts, and has been available since January 2012.[2]

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.[3][4] In addition, the C300 was used along with other Canon EOS dSLRs (such as an infrared-modified Canon EOS 5D Mark II)[5] on the short film When You Find Me, directed by Bryce Dallas Howard and produced by her father Ron Howard.[6][7]


  • 8.3mp 3840x2160 Super-35 CMOS sensor (QFHD resolution)[8]
  • 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


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