Canon have announced the EOS C300 MKII 4K recording Super 35mm camera. The C300 MKII records with a new format called XF-AVC.

Here are the recording details and some specifications of the Canon C300 MII camera.

Canon C300 MKII 4K Recording
Newly developed 8.85M CMOS sensor with dual DIGIC DV 5, the adoption of the new XF-AVC video format, to achieve high-quality 4K / QFHD video recording.

Canon EOS C300 Mark II Camera Specs

Video Size
410Mbps: 4096×2160
225Mbps: 3840×2160
220Mbps: 2048×1080
110Mbps: 1920×1080
50Mbps: 2048×1080,1920×1080
35Mbps: 2048×1080,1920×1080
24Mbps: 2048×1080,1920×1080

Recording Video

MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
Voice recording system
Linear PCM (16bit / 24bit-48kHz-4ch)
File format

XF-AVC Recording

Canon XF-AVC
Canon XF-AVC Recording

Recording Stills

DCF compliant, Exif Ver2.3 compliant still image compression method
Still image size

Recording Cards
CFast card (2 slots) (according to CFast 2.0)
SD card (SD / SDHC / SDXC)
Still image:
SD card

Recording Times

CF Cards
32GB (410Mbps, 225Mbps, 210Mbps, 110Mbps, 50Mbps):
About 10 minutes, about 15 minutes, about 15 minutes, about 35 minutes, about 100 minutes
64GB (410Mbps, 225Mbps, 210Mbps, 110Mbps, 50Mbps):
About 20 minutes, about 35 minutes, about 40 minutes, about 75 minutes, about 165 minutes
128GB (410Mbps, 225Mbps, 210Mbps, 110Mbps, 50Mbps):
About 40 minutes, about 75 minutes, about 80 minutes, about 150 minutes, about 335 minutes
256GB (410Mbps, 225Mbps, 210Mbps, 110Mbps, 50Mbps):
About 80 minutes, about 150 minutes, about 160 minutes, about 305 minutes, about 680 minutes

SD Cards
8GB (24Mbps, 35Mbps): about 40 minutes, about 25 minutes
16GB (24Mbps, 35Mbps): about 85 minutes, about 60 minutes
32GB (24Mbps, 35Mbps): about 175 minutes, about 120 minutes
64GB (24Mbps, 35Mbps): about 350 minutes, about 240 minutes
128GB (24Mbps, 35Mbps): about 710 minutes, about 485 minutes

Super 35mm equivalent, CMOS (single plate),
Effective pixels: about 8.29 million pixels (3840 × 2160) / about 8.85 million pixels (4096×2160)
Wide color LCD viewfinder (0.46-inch, approximately 1.77 million dot, 100% field of view)

Lens Mount
Canon EF mount, (including the EF-S lens) Canon EF lens group correspondence, EF Cinema lens group

The focal length of the time of 35mm film equivalent
4096×2160 / 2048×1080 at: (focal length of the lens) × about 1.46 actual focal length (conversion factor)
3840×2160 / 1920×1080 at: (focal length of the lens) × about 1.53 actual focal length (conversion factor)

ND filter
Built-in (OFF, 2stops, 4stops, 6stops, 8stops ※, 10stops ※), motorized
※ extended selection during

Focus control
Dual Pixel CMOS AF response manual, one-shot AF, Continuous AF, (only supported but either mode AF compatible lens) AF-Boosted MF, face detection AF

White balance
Kelvin setting (Setting range: 2000K ~ 15000K), daylight, tungsten, set (A / B)

ISO sensitivity
1-stage, 1/3-stop setting
[100 ※ – 160 – 25600 – 102400 ※)
※ sensitivity when expanded

Normal [-6dB ※ –2dB-42dB-54dB ※]
Fine: can be set for each 0.5dB steps.
※ sensitivity when expanded

Shutter speed
Speed ​​(1/3 stop increments, 1/4-stage step), angle, (no S & F at the time) clear scan, slow, the switching

Peripheral illumination correction
Possible with the Canon EF lens group ※ 3


Power-supply voltage
Nominal DC 14.4 V (battery pack), DC 16.7 V (DC IN)

Operation temperature
0 ° C ~ + 40 ° C

(width × height × depth)
Thumb rest when mounted
About 149 × 183 × 183mm
Grip when mounted
About 190 × 183 × 187mm
Grip, bracket, when the handle unit mounting
About 190 × 265 × 226mm
Grip, bracket, handle unit, when the monitor unit mounting
About 190 × 307 × 326mm

Total mass during shooting
Body, grip, monitor unit during use
About 2,730g
Body, grip, monitor unit, handle unit during use
About 2,910g
※ both including two battery pack BP-A30, CFast card

Body mass
About 1,880g (body only)

Check the dimensions and look for the Canon C300 MKII camera:
4K Canon C300 MKII Front
4K Canon C300 MKII Left Side
4K Canon C300 MKII Back
4K Canon C300 MKII Bottom
4K Canon C300 MKII Right Side
4K Canon C300 MKII Top

Full Press release:

Canon has unveiled the EOS C300 Mark II, a new 4K Digital Cinema Camera allowing filmmakers and broadcast producers to realise their creative vision in stunning cinematic detail.

Building on the unprecedented success of the acclaimed EOS C300, the more rugged EOS C300 Mark II features an advanced imaging engine with Dual DIGIC DV5 processors, new professional codecs and outstanding dynamic range, making it the most capable, flexible and accessible Cinema EOS video camera to date.


With the ability to record 10-bit 4:2:2 files internally at up to 410Mbps in 4K, or 10/12-bit 4:4:4 files in 2K/Full HD, with up to 15 stops of dynamic range, the EOS C300 Mark II provides footage suitable for extensive post-production work, producing crisper images across the full colour spectrum with reduced “colour bleed”. The camera offers professional filmmakers and broadcasters alike the very best image quality, recording 4K in both broadcast (3840 x 2160) and DCI cinematic (4096 x 2160) resolutions.

The EOS C300 Mark II can record high bitrate 4K files internally to dual CFast 2.0™* media, while simultaneously recording 4K RAW files to an external recorder, offering the flexibility and universal appeal for production at the highest quality available today. Additionally, the ability to record 2K/Full HD Proxy files to an internal SD card, at the same time, further streamlines the production workflow process.

The EOS C300 Mark II features an all-new Super35mm CMOS sensor, designed by Canon, with a stunning ISO range of up to ISO 102,400.
The new Canon-designed Super 35mm CMOS sensor and an increased ISO range up to ISO 102,400 deliver exceptional low light performance, allowing operators to capture low-noise footage across a variety of challenging environments without compromising on image quality.

To meet the requirements of a diverse range of shooting applications and lighting situations, the EOS C300 Mark II offers both full manual control, ideal for cinematic environments, as well as a variety of automatic modes. These include enhanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF (now covering approximately 80% vertical x 80% horizontal of the image display), Auto White Balance and Face Detection AF, all of which make it easier than ever before for independent news gatherers and documentary filmmakers to shoot on the go without having to worry about settings.


Canon’s new range of XF-AVC H.264 codecs, designed to be compatible with industry standard Non-Linear Edit systems, makes integrating both 4K and 2K/Full HD footage into workflows effortless, while maintaining the highest image quality. The range features XF-AVC intra for 4K, and XF-AVC Long GOP and Proxy options for 2K/Full HD recording, both of which utilise H.264 codec, offering post production flexibility and ease of use. Filmmakers can select the resolution and codec type that best suits their production, with the EOS C300 Mark II capable of shooting at up to 30P in 4K or up to 120P in 2K/Full HD.

The EOS C300 Mark II offers support for a wide range of colour space options, including BT.2020, the Canon Cinema Gamut and DCI-P3. The camera is also the first Cinema EOS model to feature brand new Canon Log2 technology, which enables the 15-stops of dynamic range, significantly wider than previous Cinema EOS cameras. The camera offers new versatility for sound recording too, supporting 4-channel audio recording in 16- or 24-bit and 48 kHz.


The EOS C300 Mark II boasts the iconic Cinema EOS design DNA – a modular body that can be adapted to suit the needs of each shooter and filming situation, through the extensive range of compatible accessories. Internally, the EOS C300 Mark II also includes built-in electronically controlled glass ND (neutral density) filters, which reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor by up to 10 stops in expansion mode. Compatibility with the RC-V100 remote control and optional Wi-Fi control also enables ease of use in a wider range of locations.

A new modular body allows users to connect the EOS C300 Mark II to a host of professional accessories.
The camera’s sensor read-out speed is now twice as fast as the original EOS C300, and further reduces rolling shutter distortion, allowing for crisp image capture in a moving environment, making it perfectly suited for capturing action sequences.

Leveraging Canon’s rich heritage in lens design, the EOS C300 Mark II is compatible with more than 90 current EF and EF Cinema lenses allowing operators to use their existing EF mount lenses. In addition, the EOS C300 Mark II comes equipped with Canon Cine servo zoom lens support, delivering one of the most comprehensive selections of lens possibilities for movie and broadcast production available in the market today. For further flexibility, shooters can opt to change the lens mount from the default EF Mount, to EF Mount with Cinema Lock, or to the industry standard PL mount, as a service option.**


High bitrate internal 4K recording with external RAW.
High dynamic range files, ideal for post-production.
Seamlessly integrate with professional workflows.
Automatic features make independent shooting easy.
Shoot with confidence in low light with low noise.

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