After a compact Canon XC10 camera can shoot 4K videos, Canon continues to introduce new upgrades in Cinema EOS line is the Canon EOS C300 Mark II. This is the upgraded version of the Canon C300 was 2 years old and Canon adds 4K video recording capabilities. Appearance of C300 Mark II still has the traditional appearance of Cinema EOS lines. A design, shape and size of the camera remains the same as the predecessor, but little changes in buttons. The main highlights with printed 4K logo to emphasize the recording of 4K video.Canon says it has received feedback from customers and greatly improved the dynamic range and the actual usage. The Canon EOS C300 Mark II camera with a completely new Super 35mm sensor, 9.84 megapixel resolution, 8.85 megapixels resolution useful. This sensor gives C300 Mark II dynamic range of 15 stops and ISO up to 102400. The Canon C300 Mark II has also upgraded Canon Log Gamma recorder 2, increasing the dynamic range up to 1600% compared to 800% when the Canon Log Gamma 1. For video signal processing, camera use Dual DIGIC DV5 processors, the possibility of signal 10-bit 4: 2: 2 4K (UHD or DCI).Canon also equips the latest XF-AVC compression codec, high-quality 4K video shooting on CF 2.0 card. The C300 Mark II can also export RAW uncompressed video via 3G-SDI port. A 4K Video filmed from the camera at 410Mbps bitrate, while the high HD 50Mbps bitrate. Canon also feature a Dualpixel hybrid AF system on the C300 Mark II same as Canon 7D or 70D. Standard camera used type EF mounting. If you want to chuck PL, you have to pay more for this option.
The Canon C300 Mark II will be sold in July for $ 20,000 for this EF version. This price equal to the Canon C300 debut two years ago. In aggregate, the new super 35mm sensor and Dual DIGIC DV5 give C300 mark II worthwhile improvements such as 15 stop dynamic range, bit rates of 410 Mbps. Canon Log Gamma 2, XF-AVC codec, Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, turning at the same time 4K and HD, Full HD recording at 120fps, the received signal at 10-bit 4: 2: 2. When shooting in 2K resolution and Full HD, the camera can collect signals 12-bit 4: 4: 4, for the most realistic colors.
The Canon C300 Mark II specially designed to aimed movie makers, the studio professional or semi professional. But $ 20,000 is still a high price and will certainly difficult to compete with Sony FS7 is half price. If C300 Mark II is too expensive, you can buy the Canon C300 Mark I for only $ 6,500, price drop a few weeks ago.
Canon C300 Mark II Specifications:
- Rotating LCD Display of 4 inches
- 9.84 megapixels
- Super 35mm CMOS Sensor
- Dual DIGIC DV5 Processors
- ISO 102 400
- New XF-AVC codec
- 4K/UHD recording at 30fps 10-bit 4:2:2
- 2K/HD recording at 60fps 10/12-bit 4:4:4
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF
- Dynamic Range 15 Stops (An increase of 800% when using Canon Log Gamma 1 and 1600% increase when using Canon Log Gamma 2)
- Canon Log Gamma 2
- Dual CFast 2.0 Card