Canon C300 (HD)

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Great documentary, commercial, movie, run and gun, one man band HD camera.  Love the ergonomics of its size and weight.  Needs many accessories to turn into a production friendly camera.

Canon C300 


Total Pixels: Approx. 9.84 Mp (4206 x 2340)

Sensor Type: 1x CMOS sensor, equivalent to 3-perf Super 35mm, 24.6 x 13.8mm effective size (6.4 x 6.4µm pixel pitch)

Scanning System: Progressive

Filter: RGB Primary Color Filter (Bayer Array)

Processor: Digic DV III

Dynamic Range: Up to 800% with Canon Log gamma and ISO 850 (+2.5 dB) and above
Mount Type: EF or PL

ND Filter: Mechanical ND filter system with option of clear, 2, 4, and 6 stops

ISO: 320 to 20,000, 1-stop or 1/3-stop

Color Space: 4:2:2 at 50 Mb/s recording

Compression: 8-bit MPEG-2 Long GOP (Canon XF codec)

Audio: Linear PCM; 2-Channel; 16-Bit; 48 kHz

Recording Media: CF Card (Type 1 Only): 2x slots (Movie files); UDMA supported

SD Card: 1x slot: still images, custom picture data, clip metadata, and menu settings 1

File Format: MXF (OP-1a)

Phantom Power: +48V

Frame Rates: 50 Mb/s: 1920 x 1080

Record Rate: 1-30 fps (Playback Rate: 29.97p/23.98p/24.00p)

Record Rate: 1-25 fps (Playback Rate: 50i/25p)

50 Mb/s: 1280 x 720
Record Rate: 1-60 fps (Playback Rate: 59.94p/29.97p/23.98p/24.00p)
Record Rate: 1-50 fps (Playback Rate:50p/25p)

35 Mb/s: 1920 x 1080

Record Rate: 1-30 fps (Playback Rate: 29.97p/23.98p/24.00p)

Record Rate: 1-25 fps (Playback Rate: 50i/25p)

35 Mb/s: 1280 x 720
Record Rate: 1-60 fps (Playback Rate: 59.94p/29.97p/23.98p/24.00p)
Record Rate: 1-50 fps (Playback Rate:50p/25p)

25 Mb/s: 1440 x 1080

Audio Inputs: 2x XLR inputs (auto and manual level settings), switchable between mic/line
-12, -6, 0, or +12 dB XLR trimming
1x 3.5mm microphone jack

Video Output: HD/SD-SDI: 1x BNC (output only), with embedded audio

HD 4:2:2 (YCbCr) 1920 x 1080: 60i/50i, 1280 x 720: 60p/50p

SD 4:2:2 (YCbCr) 640 x 480: 60i/50i
NTSC 480i/PAL 576i: Compliant with SMTPE 259M

Embedded Audio: Compliant with SMTPE 272M

Time Code Standard: (VITC/LTC) SMTPE 12M

HD-SDI: (Compliant with SMTPE 292M)

1080i/720p: Compliant with SMTPE 292M

Embedded Audio: Compliant with SMTPE 299M

Time Code Standard: (VITC/LTC) SMTPE 12M

Composite: 1x BNC (same as above)

HDMI: 1x Type A

Headphone Jack: 1x 3.5mm stereo mini-jack

Power: 7.4V DC (battery pack), 8.4V DC (DC input)

Weight: EOS C300 with Grip, Monitor, Handle, BP-955 & 2x CF Cards: 6.0 lb

 

Pearls:
I find that 2000 ISO is as high as you should go before losing color information BIT depth.
I find that 4000 ISO is as high as you should go for digital noise issues.

 

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