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Highlighted Features:

  • Super 35mm-Size CMOS Sensor

  • PL Lens Mount to Accept Cinema Lenses

  • Canon XF Codec - 4:2:2 50 Mb/s MPEG-2

  • 1920 x 1080i60 & True 24p Recording

  • Rotating 4", 1.23 Mp LCD Monitor

  • HD-SDI Output, XLR Inputs

  • Dual CF Card Slots

  • Timecode I/O, Genlock In & Sync Out

  • Canon Log Gamma

  • Modular Design: Removable Grip & Monitor


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The Canon EOS C300 PL Mount Camera with bonus Samurai Blade Recorder has been designed to meet the demanding needs of cinema industry professionals, providing a modular, portable and eminently adaptable system of cameras, lenses and accessories built for moviemaking in the 21st century.



The Canon EOS C300 PL Cinema EOS Camcorder Body (PL Lens Mount) features a vast selection of widely available lenses, a large sensor that facilitates a shallow depth of field, and portable operation with a modular, compact camera. This Canon C300PL Cinema EOS camcorder is designed both inside and out for professional cinematographers capturing motion pictures that will stand up to rigorous post-production processes. 




Canon Super 35mm CMOS Sensor
Modeled on the Super 35mm 3-perf motion picture film standard, the Canon CMOS sensor has an active image size of 24.4 x 13.5mm. It uses 3840 x 2160 photosites to perform the crucial optoelectronic transformation of digital imaging. Each photosite is a generous 6.4 x 6.4 micrometers in area, and each has a microlens that ensures the highest efficiency in light transfer to the individual photodiode. Proprietary technologies within the photosite simultaneously lower the image sensor noise floor while enhancing the photon capacity of the photodiode – a combination that assures superb dynamic range. The image sensor employs an innovative readout technique that delivers full-bandwidth individual RGB video components without the need for any de-Bayering algorithms. Each of these components has a 1920 x 1080 sampling structure at up to 60 frames. From these original video components, a 1080-line 60i format or a 1280 x 720 at 60p HD format are selectively derived

Wide Dynamic Range
The EOS C300 PL incorporates the first Canon CMOS sensor designed specifically for high-frame-rate motion pictures, offering not only high resolution and shallow depth of field but also high sensitivity with low noise. Working together, Canon's Super 35mm sensor and DIGIC DV III Image Processor achieve a remarkably high signal-to-noise ratio that enables recordings with great detail and dynamic range even in minimal light

Canon Log Gamma
Shooting in Canon Log mode, cinematographers can set the camera exposure value using their customary light meter practices. Canon Log is a special nonlinear transfer function embodied within the DIGIC DV III RGB video processing system. This transfer function is specifically designed to facilitate the post-production of digital images originating in Cinema EOS in a manner similar to the post-production of images digitally transferred from motion picture film (the contemporary DI process). By managing the disposition of quantization bits, Canon Log ensures excellent tonal reproduction within both highlight and low-light regions of a given digital image, maintaining a total dynamic range of 800%. These sophisticated video grading processes restructure a new digital representation achieving a sought-after creative look on a quality reference display

High Image Quality Benefits Post-Production
Whether showing dailies to producers or beginning the edit process, professionals demand images of the highest quality – pictures that look great and hold up during post-production. Canon developed this camera's sensor to capture images with a wide pixel pitch for detailed, low-noise blacks and impressive dynamic latitude even at higher sensitivities. The EOS C300 PL can also record different frame rates, including 23.98, true 24.00 if you're also shooting with a film camera, plus 25p/50i and 30p/60i. Capturing high-quality images ready for post, the EOS C300 PL benefits everyone involved in the cinematic process, from capture to post

Low Light/High ISO Ability
A dark and stormy night? With the EOS C300 PL, it's no problem. The combination of sensor and image processor render an extraordinary signal-to-noise ratio and as such make shooting at high ISO (up to ISO 80,000) a breeze

Reduced Rolling Shutter and Moiré Artifacting
The EOS C300 PL uses enhanced signal processing to minimize rolling shutter skews and to reduce moiré artifacts. A high-speed readout significantly reduces the subjective visibility of the vertical skewing on fast-moving horizontal subjects, a typical pitfall of the CMOS image sensor that's neutralized by Canon technology

Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor
Designed and built by Canon for the highest HD RGB processing, the DIGIC DV III Image Processor uses proprietary circuits and architecture to deliver the highest image quality at the highest speeds, with low power consumption and minimal heat output. It processes the RGB representations that originate in the single CMOS sensor of the camera into three channels (Red, Blue and Green) to maintain the rich resolution and clean color fidelity formerly possible only in three-chip sensor designs

XF Codec Image Quality
To create digital files robust enough for major post-production, the EOS C300 PL delivers the highest image quality with its XF Codec – the same codec used by other Canon XF professional camcorders. With 4:2:2 color sampling, image files have double the vertical resolution of color components created with 4:2:0 color sampling, minimizing jagged edges between red and blue and ensuring ample quality for chroma key compositing with green screens. Thanks to the Canon XF Codec and the EOS C300 PL's superior resolution, original color quality and cinematic look will hold up through post-production – with results that meet or exceed the filmmaker's expectations

Canon EOS C300 PL with PL-Lens Mount
Designed to integrate into existing production setups, the EOS C300 PL is fully compatible with a wide variety of industry-standard PL-mount lenses, ensuring it will work seamlessly with trusted optics already in the filmmaker's possession. Compatibility with Canon's existing PL mount lenses means filmmakers can take advantage of the new optical designs Canon has developed for the cinema market

Canon EF Cinema Lenses, Available in PL Mount
Don't let the name fool you: Some Canon EF Cinema lenses (sold separately) are available in both PL and EF configurations. They're designed and engineered to meet or exceed the exacting standards of working professionals. Every Canon EF Cinema lens is designed to fulfill contemporary 4K production standards, surpassing the performance requirements of any HD imaging system. Zoom lenses feature large aspherical lens elements to achieve sharp, consistent images in every shooting situation. Geared inner focusing minimizes focus-induced changes in the angle of view, rendering focus breathing virtually zero. The 11-blade aperture diaphragms ensure smooth out-of-focus areas and beautiful bokeh – and innovative glass construction counteracts barrel expansion and contraction to avoid temperature-induced marking discrepancies. EF Cinema lenses provide markings on angled surfaces on both sides of the barrel, making it easy to read focus and aperture settings from behind or either side of the camera. Focus markings can be switched from standard labeling to metric. Control rings are designed to maintain the proper amount of resistance with consistent operating torque. EF Cinema lenses share uniform gear position, diameter and rotation angle as well as front lens diameters, enabling the film crew to quickly change to another Canon zoom or prime lens or compatible third-party accessories like matte boxes and rods without adjustments

Canon EF Cinema Zoom Lenses
Canon's Cinema EF Zoom lenses (sold separately) offer unrivaled optical performance for demanding high-end productions, available in both EF- and PL-mount configurations. With fluorite, aspherical lens elements and advanced optical design, these unequalled Cinema EF Zoom lenses are capable of 4K-level image reproduction. For the C300 PL< the wide-angle CN-E14.5-60mm T2.6 L SP provides tremendous breadth of range; the telephoto CN-E30-300mm T2.95-3.7 L SP rivals best-in-class zoom magnification and telephoto focal length. Together these lenses cover the range most commonly used in cinema shooting

Designed with Filmmakers in Mind
With everything a cinematographer needs, the EOS C300 PL comes ready to produce. A logical layout of buttons and dials make operation simple. A lock switch turns off all controls except the recording button and function buttons. Small ridges between the buttons help prevent activating functions by mistake. A backlit display panel is great for low-light viewing. A tally lamp is clearly visible from the side or behind the camera

Compact and Modular Design
The EOS C300 PL body is surprisingly small (5.24 x 7.0 x 6.7") and easily handheld at just over 3 lb. There is a bright 1.55 Mp electronic viewfinder, and the camera comes bundled with a removable combination 4", 1.23 Mp monitor and control panel. The camera also has a removable hand grip with a control dial and function buttons for handheld shooting in DSLR style. Or remove it and use the supplied thumb rest for completely stripped-down shooting. The EOS C300 PL has a manually operated built-in neutral density (ND) glass filter offering 1/4, 1/16, and 1/64th steps of filtering. Handheld or using a tripod, on location or in the studio, even on 3-D rigs, the EOS C300 PL fits shooting situations that are challenging for larger cameras

Rugged, Durable, and Quiet
The EOS C300 PL's dust-proof and splash-proof design includes sealing gaskets around the edges of all access covers, dials fitted with o-rings on the axis of rotation, and button key-tops sealed with rubber. The EOS C300 PL also features a built-in silent cooling system with a heat-dissipating duct in the center of the body, a graphite sheet that conducts sensor heat towards the heat sink, three ventilation holes and a cooling fan that pulls hot air out through an exhaust opening. All air is directed through a discrete pathway that keeps dust particles away from sensitive components. Your camera runs cool, quiet, and clean

Comfortable Ergonomic Controls
The moment you pick up the EOS C300 PL, you'll feel right at home. The detachable grip rotates 360° in 15-degree increments so the start/stop, iris control and multi-controller buttons are always literally at your fingertips. Four separate start/stop buttons and 15 other customizable buttons distributed over the camera body mean quiet and intuitive access. Large dials positioned in two places can be customized for different functions and are easy to operate from all angles. The viewfinder tilts up to a convenient 60° angle. The 4" control panel and 1.23 megapixel monitor rotates 135° left/right or 270° down – and can be mounted directly on the camera body or the handle unit. Top, behind, from either side, on either shoulder: the EOS C300 PL operates from any angle

Pre Rec for Shooting in a Single Take
For situations where there is no second take and action shoots where things can happen with little warning, the EOS C300 PL's Pre Rec feature continually records approximately three seconds of full-motion imaging to buffer memory. When you press the record button, these seconds are automatically added to the shot – and you'll have a welcome margin of insurance to capture the unexpected

Ultra-High-Resolution EVF
The EOS C300 PL features a 0.52", 1.55 Mp color EVF and approximately 100% field of view coverage for comfortable viewing and accurate judgment of composition, focus, and color. The angle of the viewfinder is adjustable for additional user comfort

Rich Audio Controls
When mounted to the EOS C300 camera, the included control unit provides two XLR audio inputs with +48V phantom power. A 3.5mm microphone terminal is also built in to the camera. Audio is recorded uncompressed in 16-bit PCM format at 48 kHz for high fidelity sound. Both XLR inputs, as well as the mic terminal have the option for automatic, as well as full manual gain control (-Infinity to +18dB). Additionally, a 3.5mm headphone terminal with 16 volume settings offers accurate audio monitoring

Accommodating File-Based Production
The Cinema EOS system creates files in the internationally standardized Material eXchange Format (MXF), wrapping video and audio with metadata in a single file that maintains access to critical information throughout the production process. The EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL record to inexpensive and easy-to-find CF cards in dual card slots, giving you unlimited hot-swappable storage on reliable solid-state media. And for industry-standard peripherals, the EOS C300 PL has all the right terminals: remote (2.5mm), sync out (BNC), HDMI type A out, genlock (BNC), timecode (BNC), HD/SDI (BNC), headphone, SD card, DC input socket, plus mic and XLR connectors (CH1 & CH2) when using the included Canon monitor/controller unit. The camera also includes a dedicated connection port for the optional Canon Wireless File Transfer WFT-E6A unit (sold separately)

Perfect for Mixed-Shoot Editing
The tremendous dynamic range of the EOS C300 PL with Canon Log gamma can be easily converted to industry-standard 10-bit Cineon (.cin) Log format which assures smooth integration with industry-standard post workflow and finishing. The EOS C300 PL's 24.00p mode matches the exact frame rates of film cameras, so there's no need for time-consuming frame-rate conversion. And you'll have plug-ins for leading NLE systems from Adobe, Apple, Avid, and Grass Valley. Whether your entire production is digital or your EOS C300 PL is used as an A, B, or C camera on a primarily film-based shoot, the integrity of your image and sound is assured through the editing process – and beyond

CF Memory Card Recording
For versatility and reliability, the EOS C300 PL's recording and terminal specifications are completely compatible with the prevailing industry standards. It records to CF cards through dual slots. From a cost and reliability standpoint, CF cards have no equal. Solid state, hot-swappable, and easy to find, two 32 GB CF cards can hold 2 hours of 4:2:2 50 Mb/s footage. It's even possible to record to two CF cards simultaneously, relay-record for uninterrupted shots, and copy from one card to another

Custom Pictures
To achieve the look and feel you want in less time during post-production, the EOS C300 PL has 26 different Custom Picture settings. Custom Pictures can include different image quality adjustments, including gamma, knee, color matrix, sharpness, noise reduction, and more. Settings can be created in-camera and saved to the EOS C300 PL or to an SD card for transfer to other cameras. A number of natural color settings are included with the EOS C300 PL; others include Cinema setting for post-production and EOS setting to match images captured by a Canon EOS DSLR

Black Balance Adjustment
In ambient conditions that cause the black in the video signal to shift out of alignment, the EOS C300 PL's black balance can be easily adjusted to bring it back. A simple process with the lens cap on the camera, black balance adjustment is especially useful the first time you use the EOS C300 PL, when your camera has been on the shelf for an extended period, when you'll be shooting in a wide range of temperatures, or when the ISO sensitivity or gain settings have been changed

Multiple Recording Formats & Advanced Recording
With the realities of production in mind, the EOS C300 PL can record in a number of different modes, resolutions and frame rates, delivering quality recordings perfect for any application. 24.00p mode matches the exact frame rates of film cameras, so there's no need for time-consuming frame-rate conversion. And the camera can shoot in both PAL and NTSC modes at 50 Mb/s (CBR), 35 Mb/s (VBR), and 25 Mb/s (CBR) with a range of settings for resolution, color, frame rate, and recording time. Whether shooting with the expectation of significant editing and post-production, recording for compatibility with HDV editing, or simply creating the longest possible HD video files, the EOS C300 PL camera will perform flawlessly

High-Speed, Slow-Motion, Time-Lapse & Stop-Motion
Beyond the advantages of file-based recording, the EOS C300 PL offers a number of creative possibilities in post-production. By capturing fewer frames per second, the camera can transform normal action into intense high-speed motion up to 60x. By capturing more frames per second, the camera can slow down motion to 1/2.5x at 720p. The EOS C300 PL can also be programmed to record a set number of frames at defined intervals for amazing time-lapse photography – and a frame-recording feature is perfect for stop-frame animation

To connect to external monitors, switchers, VTRs, and NLE systems with SDI inputs, the EOS C300 PL features industry-standard HD-SDI output, genlock, and timecode terminals, plus audio terminals with Linear PCM recording. Timecode and genlock enable synchronized multiple camera capture, perfect for multiple-camera shots, 3D acquisition, and more. The HD-SDI sync terminal can be switched to output to HD Sync, HD Y, Black Burst, and Composite

Full Manual Control & Focusing Aids
Providing cinematographers with everything they need in the palms of their hands, the EOS C300 PL comes ready to produce. The camera has a Waveform Monitor (WFM) function that shows the overall brightness of a scene, with RGB Parade Display to view red, green, and blue brightness or Spot Display to isolate the luminance distribution of a chosen area. The Vectorscope (VS) display shows real-time hue and saturation levels. For sharp focus, the EOS C300 PL camera has two peaking modes and a magnified focus assist function. An Edge Monitor Focus Assist provides both a waveform representing the overall degree of focus and a red waveform that represents focus in three specific areas displayed on the camera's 4" LCD monitor. To maintain proper highlight exposure, it offers a zebra bar feature as well. It's all in the camera

WFT Wireless Remote Control over Wi-Fi
Offering a new level of mobility, the Canon Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E6A (sold separately) opens up a world of wireless options to the EOS filmmaker. The EOS C300 PL camera comes preconfigured so that camera settings can be viewed and controlled on third-party devices with web browsers, including computers, smartphones and tablets without the need for additional in-camera software. With the WFT-E6A module, the camera can be controlled from up to 150' away over an 802.11a/b/g/n wireless network. The WFT-E6A enables superior camera control: users can start and stop recording; adjust focus, white balance, gain, and other parameters; and adjust the aperture of Canon EF lenses. This offers huge potential for specialty applications where cameras must be controlled remotely such as nature documentaries or reality TV. It also enables input marking for metadata and offers a live view of the composition. It supports incorporating GPS information into the file metadata, which is useful for general cinematic applications and essential for expedition filmmakers. A basic window mode even enables use with the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, as well as with handheld devices employing the Android operating system

Canon EOS C300 PL Cinema EOS Camcorder Body (PL Lens Mount) Specifications


Imaging Sensor

Effective Pixels 3840 x 2460 pixels; Approx. 8.29 megapixels

Total Pixels 4216 x 2340 pixels; Approx. 9.86 megapixels

Sensor Type CMOS

Sensor Size Super 35; 24.6 x 13.8 (28.2 mm diagonal); 6.4 µm cell pitch

Scanning System Progressive

Number of Sensors 1

Filter RGB Primary Color Filter (Bayer Array)

Imaging Processor Digic DV III

Lens System

Interchangeable Lens System Choice of PL or EF mounts for compatibility with a wide variety of lens systems.

Zoom/Focus Preset N/A

Shockless Zoom N/A

Digital Teleconverter N/A

ND Filter Mechanical ND filter system with option of clear, 1/64. 1/16, and 1,4

Iris Dial Iris Dial located on camera body for use with EOS EF Lenses with electronic Iris control

Peripheral Illumination Correction Available on EF Mount model only

Exposure and Metering

Exposure Modes Manual

Metering Modes N/A

Gain Normal Setting -6dB to 30 dB Fine Setting 0dB to 24 dB in 0.5 dB increments

ISO 320 to 20,000

Auto Gain Control (AGC) N/A

Shockless Gain N/A

Exposure Compensation/AE Shift N/A

Shutter Modes 3 Modes: OFF; Speed; Angle; Slow Shutter; Clear Scan

Shutter Speed Range 59.94i/59.94p: 1/60 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30; CS: 59.94 Hz -250.70 Hz
29.97p: 1/30 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/4, 1/8, 1/15; CS: 29.97 Hz - 250.70 Hz
23.98p/24p: 1/24 to 1/2000 in 1/4or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/3, 1/6, 1/12; CS: 23.97 Hz - 250.70 Hz
50i/50p: 1/50 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/3, 1/6, 1/12 1/25; CS: 50.00 Hz - 250.70 Hz
25p: 1/25 to 1/2000 in 1/4 or 1/3 stops; SLS: 1/3, 1/6, 1/12; CS: 25.00 Hz - 250.70 Hz

Shutter Angle Settings 59.94i/59.94p: 360, 240, 216, 180, 120, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.5, 15, 11.25
29.97p: 360, 240, 216, 180, 120, 108, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.5, 15, 11.25
23.98p/24p: 360, 345.6, 288, 240, 180, 172.8, 144, 120, 90, 86.4, 72, 60, 45, 30, 22.5, 15, 11.25
50i/50p: 360, 300, 240, 180, 150, 120, 90, 60, 45, 30, 22.50, 15, 11.25
25p: 360, 300, 240, 180, 150, 120, 90, 75, 60, 45, 30, 22.50, 15, 11.25

Iris (Aperture) Range EF Lens only and lens dependent


Focus Settings Manual

Autofocus System N/A

AF Modes None


Signal System NTSC and PAL

Compression 8 Bit MPEG-2 Long GOP

Maximum Bit rate 50Mbps (CBR)

Recording Options Recording Options



Frame Rate

50 Mbps (CBR) 4:2:2 422P@HL

1920 x1080

True 24 (24.00)

1280 x 720

True 24 (24.00)

35 Mbps (VBR) 4:2:0 MP@HL

1920 x1080


1280 x 720


25 Mbps (CBR) 4:2:0 MP@H14

1440 x1080



Recording Time

Memory capacity (CF Card)

Bit rate

50 Mbps

35 Mbps

25 Mbps


5 minutes

5 minutes

10 minutes


10 minutes

10 minutes

20 minutes


20 minutes

25 minutes

40 minutes


40 minutes

55 minutes

80 minutes


80 minutes

110 minutes

155 minutes


160 minutes

225 minutes

310 minutes



Recording Media CF Card (Type 1 Only); 2 Slots (Movie Files); UDMA supported SD Card (Still Images (JPEG), Custom Picture Data*, Clip Metadata, and menu settings); SD/SDHC/SDXC Supported; MMC Cards are not supported *Custom Picture Data and settings is not compatible with data from others Canon models

File Format MXF (OP-1a)

File System FAT 32

Maximum Clip Number 999 (per media)


Recording Format Linear PCM; 2-Channel; 16-Bit; 48 kHz

Built-in Microphone None

External Audio Inputs 2 - XLR inputs (Auto and Manual level settings) External microphone terminal: (3.5 mm diameter)

Recording Channel Selection This is used to set the allocation of the audio channels:
CH1/CH2: The CH1 signals are allocated to the L output channel, and the CH2 signals are allocated to the R output channel.
CH1/CH1: The CH1 signals are allocated to the L output channel, and the CH1 signals are allocated to the R output channel.
CH2/CH2: The CH2 signals are allocated to the L output channel, and the CH2 signals are allocated to the R output channel.
ALL CH/ALL CH: Signals obtained by mixing the CH1 and CH2 signals are allocated to the L and R output channels.

XLR Mic Trimming Available; -12dB, -6 dB, 0dB or +12 dB

Limiter Available

Recording Level Adjustment Range - Infinity to +18dB

Phantom Power Available; +48V

Headphone Adjustment 16 Settings; Volume is muted at lowest setting

Built-in Speaker None

1KHz Tone Available; -12, -18, or -20 dB

Features and Performance

Playback Index Displays: Index Display, Normal, ?OK Mark? Index, "Check Mark" Index, ?Shot Mark? Index, Expand Index, Photo Index
Clip Playback: Forward Search (x5, x15, x60), Reverse Search (x5, x15, x60), Forward frame Advance, Reverse Frame Advance, Record Review, Clip Jump (Forward and Backward), Skip Playback
Playback Functions: Inter-media Copy (Single Clip, All Clips, Last Clip); Clip Delete (Single Clip, All Clips, Last Clip)
Still Image Playback: index, single playback, erasure, protect

Slow and Fast Motion Recording Slow and Fast Motion Recording

Available; Records at a different frame rate then the playback rate allowing for fast and slow motion effects:



Playback Rate

Record Rate

50 Mbps

1920 x 1080





1280 x 720





35 Mbps

1920 x 1080





1280 x 720





25 Mbps

1440 x 1080



     All specifications are preliminary, and based on Canon Inc.'s standard test methods All specifications subject to change without prior notice.


Special Recording Functions Relay Recording*; Double-Slot Recording**; Copying between Media
* Not available during Slow Motion 50 Mbps recording
** Not available in combination with Slow and fast motion recording

Photo Recording Mode Available; Images captured to SD Card

Waveform Monitor Available; 2 Modes (Standard and RGB Component)

Vectorscope Available

Exposure/Focus Aids Peaking (2 types), Zebra Pattern*, Magnify, Edge Monitor Focus Assist, Black and White Mode
*Can be output via the SDI or HDMI Jack (HD Only)

Interval Record Available; ability to set time interval and number of frames to record
Interval can be set in 25 levels ranging from 1 second to 10 minutes.
(1s/2s/3s/4s/5s/6s/7s/8s/9s/10s/15s/20s/30s/40s/50s/1m/2m/3m/4m/5m/6 m/7m/8m/9m/10m)
NTSC 59.94i/29.97p/23.98p/24.00p: Selectable between 1, 3, 6, 9 frames
NTSC 59.94p: Selectable between 2, 6, 12 frames
PAL 50i/25p/50p: Selectable between 2, 6, 12 frames

Frame Record Available; Records a set number of frames each time the record button is pressed
NTSC 59.94i/23.98p/24.00p: Selectable between 1, 3, 6, 9 frames
NTSC 59.94p: Selectable between 2, 6, 12 frames
PAL 50i/25p/50p: Selectable between 2, 6, 12 frames

Pre-Record Yes, 3 seconds cache (Audio and Video)

Scan Reverse When using a Depth of Field Converter or other lens adapters it flips or reverses the image automatically so it is recorded correctly.

Time code *Drop Frame (DF) and Non-Drop Frame (NDF)
*Dropframe works with NTSC models only and is not available in 24P

Time Code Modes Regeneration, Record Run, Free Run and External Source
Drop Frame and Non Drop Frame available

Auto White Balance (AWB) Not Available

White Balance Kelvin Setting 2,000K to 15,000K in 100K increments

White Balance Presets Daylight (5,400K); Tungsten (3,200K); Kelvin
White balance shift is available within Presets (-9 to +9)

Custom Picture Settings 23 Custom Picture settings
A total of nine 9 Customized Pictures are available in the camera and up to 20 can be saved to an SD card
Custom pictures can be adjusted using the following settings and saved for later recall:
Gamma, Black, Black Gamma, Low Key Saturation, Knee, Sharpness, Noise Reduction, Skin Detail, Selective Noise Reduction, Color Matrix, White Balance, Color Correction, Setup Level
Custom Pictures CP8 and CP9 ship with the following presets:
C8: Cinema - Suited for giving recorded media a film tone.
C9: EOS Standard - Used to match the quality of DSLR video shot in EOS standard mode

Custom Functions Available, 9 total functions

Custom Display Yes; LCD panel and EVF information display can be customized
Total of 27 display and icons that can be turned on and off

Assign Buttons 15; Can be assigned functions as desired (30 functions Available)

Color Bars Color bars compliant with SMPTE, EBU, or ARIB standards can be selected.

Minimum Subject Illumination 59.94 Hz Mode: 0.3 Lux
(f/1.2, 24 dB, 29.97p, 1/30 sec.)
50.00 Hz Mode: 0.25 Lux
(f/1.2, 24 dB, 25p, 1/25 sec.)

Sensitivity F9 (ISO 640 (0db) 2000 lux, 89.9% Reflection, in 1080/59.94i mode)
F10 (ISO 640 (0db) 2000 lux, 89.9% Reflection, in 1080/50.00i mode)

S/N Ratio ISO 850, Using Canon Log Gamma)
54B (Typical, 1920x1080

Dynamic Range During Normal Shooting: 300%
*With Canon Log Gamma: 800%
*ISO 850 or above - gain 2.5dB or above


Type 0.52-inch Color (1,555,000 dots)

Viewing Angle Adjustment Available; Viewing Angle can be adjusted up and down 60°

Diopter Adjustment Range +2.0 to -5.5

EVF Adjustments Brightness, Contrast, Color, and Backlight (Normal or Bright)

CD Monitor

Type Rotating 4 inch Wide Screen Color LCD Display (1,230,000 dots) on detachable controller

Display Adjustments Brightness, Contrast, Color, Sharpness, and Backlight (Normal or Bright)


HD/SD SDI Yes (with embedded audio); HD 4:2:2(YCbCr) 1920x1080: 60i/50i, 1280x720: 60p/50p; SD 4:2:2 (YCbCr) 640x480: 60i/50i BNC Connector, output only
SD-SDI: 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

Time code In/Out Yes; BNC Connector (Input and Output)

Genlock Yes; BNC Connector (Input Only)
Adjustment range: -1023 to +1023

Synch Out Yes, BNC Connector (1) HD tri-level signal (HD Sync) The HD standard analog component Y signal with the black muted is output. (2) HD-Y signals (HD-Y) Only the HD standard analog component Y signal is output. (3) Black burst signal The SD standard analog composite signal with the black muted is output. (4) Composite; The SD standard analog composite signals are output.

HDMI Yes (Type A)

Audio Input Terminal 2 - Balanced 3-pin XLR (Mic Level, Mic Level with phantom power and Line Level)

Headphone Jack Available; 3.5mm stereo mini-jack

Remote Terminals Available (Fully LANC Compatible)

USB Connector N/A



Power Terminal DC in on camera (no need for "Dummy Battery")

Battery BP-9 Series

Compact Power Adapter CA-940


Tripod Adapter Canon TA-100

Tripod Adapter Base Canon TB-1

Zoom Remote Controller Canon ZR 2000

Wi-Fi Adapter WFT-E6A


Dimensions C300 PL (Body plus Thumb Rest): Approx. 5.2 x 7.0 x 7.0 in (133 x 179 x 177 mm) C300 PL (Body plus Grip): Approx. 6.9 x 7.0 x 7.0 in (174 x 179 x 177 mm)
The following is the same for both models: C300 + Monitor Unit: Approx. 7.3 x 9.8 x 7.4 in (185 x 249 x187 mm) C300 + Handle Unit + Monitor Unit: Approx. 7.3 x 11.2 x 11.9 in ( 185 x 284 x 301 mm)

Main Unit Weight C300 PL Body: Approx. 3.6 lb. (1630 g) Grip: Approx. 8.1 oz. (230 g) Handle Unit: Approx. 6.3 oz. (180 g)

Total Equipped Weight C300 PL: Approx 6.0 lb. (2720 g)* C300 PL: Approx 6.4 lb. (2900 g)** * Weights for both models include the grip, monitor unit, BP-955, 2x CF cards. ** Weights for both models include the grip, monitor unit, Handel Unit, BP-955, 2x CF cards.

Temperature and Humidity Performance requirements: 0°C to 40°C, 85% (relative humidity) Operating requirements: -5°C to 45°C, 60% (relative humidity)

Language Support English, Japanese, Chinese, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Russian

Time and Date Automatic Calendar range January 1st, 2010 through December 31, 2031 selectable in American, Japanese and European Date formats.

World Clock World Clock support - UTC time setting: Setting range from +14:00 to - 12:00


Atomos Samurai Blade Field Recorder Specifications


340g (without batteries & HDD)
624g (with batteries & HDD)
Dimensions 140mm (W) x 87mm (H) x 41mm (D)
Construction Aircraft-grade aluminium for durability + portability. Fanless for silent operation
Operating power 3.3W (Monitoring Only) / 6.8W (Rec, Mon & Play)
All 7.4v
1. 2600mAh - Up to 4hrs
2. 5200mAh - Up to 8hrs
3. 7800mAh - Up to 12hrs
4. AC Power via adaptor plate (option)
5. D-Tap Adaptor (cables sold separately)
Continous power
Primary-Secondary battery system. Change batteries without losing power.
Loop batteries continuously.
Size: 5” diagonal. Resolution: 1280x720
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 native /4:3 Letterbox. Rec.709 HDTV Colour Spec
Native Frame Rate Playback (48-60Hz)
SuperAtom IPS panel
Video input HD/SD-SDI x 1
DI SMPTE 259/292/296 Mini BNC
Video output HD/SD-SDI x 1
DI SMPTE 259/292/296 Mini BNC
Supported formats
HD 1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50, 1080p30, 1080p25, 1080p24,
1080p23.98, 1080pSF23.98, 1080pSF24, 1080pSF25, 1080pSF30, 720p60,
720p59.94, 720p50, SD 480i, 486i59.94, 576i50
Realtime hardware encoding
Apple ProRes
HQ - 220Mbps
422 - 150Mbps
LT - 100Mbp
Avid DnxHD
Avid DNxHD-220/220x - 220Mbps (8/10-bit)
Avid DNxHD-185/185x - 185Mps (8/10-bit)
Avid DNxHD-145 - 145 Mbps (8-bit)
Avid DNxHD-36 - 36 Mbps (proxy)

Onboard processing

Auto detect and remove or insert pulldown

25pSF (50i)>25p
30pSF (60i)>30p
24p (3:2-60i)>24p
23.98p (3:2-59.94i)>23.98p
Audio input  SDI 12 channels + 2 analogue channels with gain controls
Audio output  
SDI 12 channels + headphone for onboard review.
(Select any pair of channels)
Waveform & Monitor Assist Function
WFM Luma/RGB Parade with size, dynamic range & opacity controls.
Monitor Assist: Focus Peaking - Color/B&W/Outline, Zebra (0-100%),
False Color, Blue Only & Grid Lines (Centre, Active Safe, Title Safe, 4:3)
Remote start/stop  Via SDI trigger / Via SD timecode / Via Lanc controller
genlock sync for broadcast and 3D infrastructure  
Any incoming genlock signal is looped out of the SDI-out of the Samurai.
SDI playout is genlockable from any external genlocked SDI fed into the
SDI input. For 3D, two Samurais will genlock together if fed signals from a
genlocked camera pair.
Master caddy case size  75mm x 105mm x 12mm
Master caddy dock  
2.5” internal drive SATA to FireWire 800, USB 2.0 / 3.0
Supported applications  
FCPX/FCP7+ / Media Composer 5.0+ / Premiere 5.5+ EDIUS 6.0+ / Vegas Pro 10+ / Lightworks
Accessories included
  •  Universal Battery Charger 110-240V
  • Docking station and leads
  • 2 x Master Caddy Cases
  • 2 x Atomos 2600mAh batteries
  • Rugged Carry Case
  • BNC Adaptor cables • D-Tap Adaptor
Optional extras
  •  5 x Master Caddy Cases
  • Atomos AC Adapter
  • Docking station and leads
  • Connect H2S converter
  • Connect S2H converter



Canon EOS C300 PL Cinema EOS Camcorder Body (PL Lens Mount)
  • Monitor unit
  • Handle unit
  • Battery Pack BP-955 (also available as optional accessory)
  • Battery Charger CG-940
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-940 (also available as optional accessory)
  • Eye Cup
  • Viewfinder Cap
  • Thumb rest
  • Tripod base TB-1
  • WFT Attachment
  • Measuring Hook
  • AC Cable x2
  • DC Cable (for CA-940)
  • Shoulder Strap SS-1200
  • XF Utilities Disc Ver. 3.0


Atomos Samurai Blade Field Recorder

  • Samurai Blade Recorder
  • Atomos Carry Case (With foam inserts and strap)
  • 1x 2600mAh Battery
  • 1x 100mA Single Bay AC battery charger
  • 1x USB 2/3.0 & FW800 Docking Station including cables
  • 2x Master Caddy inc. fixing screws 
  • 1x AC adaptor
  • 1x D-Tap Connector

Note: HDD/SSDs not included

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