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Our breakdown of the Canon EOS C300 4k MkII

The EOS C300 Mark II is the next generation of Cinema EOS camera with 4K internal / 4K RAW external recording.

Upgrades over C300 is 15 stops dynamic range, Canon Log 2, 8 and 10 stop ND options, 4K internal recording, 2K recording option, 16/24 bit audio option, 4 channel audio compared to 2 channel, 120 slow mo option (crop), improved dual pixel CMOS AF, 4K codec, improved viewfinder.

Two challenges are increased weight of 500g and new battery system.


  • Simultaneously recBuy Cinematic Camerasord 4K internally on CFast 2.0 cards, proxy
    (smaller) files on SD and 4K Cinema RAW on 4K external recorder; useful for live monitoring, off line editing and speeding up the workflow.
  • Improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF now covers 80% of the screen, has face detection and the AF is highly adjustable for different video situations.
  • Control the camera and focus wirelessly with Browser Remote via computer or tablet, no app is required. The focusing area can be moved by touching the tablet. Invaluable for drone and remote work.
  • New Canon Log 2 gives 15 stops of dynamic range for class leading detail in mid-tone, shadow and highlight areas at all ISO speeds.
  • 4K 4:2:2 10 bit 410Mbps means low compression highest quality 4K internal recordings.
  • ISO range now starts at 160 and is up to 102,400 ISO for all lighting conditions.
  • 2K/HD 4:4:4 12 bit internal recording for the highest quality 2K/HD recordings.
  • Faster sensor readout means reduced rolling shutter distortion.

The built in image ‘looks’ means footage can be shot to match the ‘looks’ of other cinematic cameras like Arri, Sony etc. This makes blending all the footage much easier and is common practice on bigger cinematic productions that like to have different cameras performing specific tasks.

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