Canon EOS C300 and C300 PL

Many of you might have heard about Canon releasing new cameras, the Canon EOS C300 and the Canon EOS C300 PL.

The powerful EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL cameras, centered on Canon’s unique Super 35mm CMOS sensor, revolutionary Canon’s DIGIC DV III Image Processor, and 50Mbps 4:2:2 codec writing out to dual CF cards. Compact and lightweight, modular in design, compatible with Canon’s new EF Cinema lenses and legendary line of EF lenses, as well as third-party accessories, the EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL are reliable in the studio and rugged on location – no matter how far your assignment or imagination takes you.

  • Two models: One with a Canon EF mount, the other PL
  • 8.3 megapixel 2160–3840 Super-35 CMOS sensor (4K resolution) with Digic DV III processor—enough pixels for 4:4:4 RGB
  • Canon XF codec (50Mbps 4:2:2 1080p30 MPEG2 MXF), records to two Compact Flash card slots
  • Canon “C-Log” gamma
  • SDI out
  • Presets and menus similar to Canon XF series
  • Exposure and focus control are completely manual—no AE or AF
  • Sold as a system, including LCD monitor/XLR audio unit, side grip, top handle, battery & charger
  • Availability: Jan. 2012
  • Street price: approximately $16,000 USD (Canon mount version)

And the BEST part is, you can start editing the footage from this camera in Premiere Pro CS5.5 NATIVELY..thats right, no transcoding, encoding or rewrapping of the footage. Just slap it on to the timeline and start working 🙂

Vincent Laforet had shot a film with it called “Mobius” and had used Premeire Pro to edit.

Link for Vincent’s film below :-

Link to Vincent’s Blog here

Vashi Nedomansky was the editor of this film and these are his comments from this forum :-

“Hey everyone…I’m Vashi Nedomansky and I was the editor of MOBIUS for Vinent. Just to clarify Jean Dodge’s comment…100% of the footage was the C300. No 5D or any other DSLR footage. I was at Paramount Pictures the last 3 days and MOBIUS looked amazing on their 60 foot screen along side the 3 other films shot with the C300 that Canon screened. We shot 18 hours of footage over 3 days in the desert on the shoot…and I cut it on Adobe Premiere CS 5.5 with an older Mac Pro tower, twin 24” Apple monitors and off a 2TB FW 800 drive. Two things to comment about the edit…I had NO crashes or lags cutting the XF footage over the 12 day edit run. Also…the XF codec was much more responsive and very snappy compared to 5D h.264 footage while in the timeline…a great convenience as an editor. What was really, truly amazing was that when you zoom in 300% or 400% and analyze the pixel structure of the C300 XF footage…usually what is square or rectangular in shape…was actually round and organic in form at high magnification…more in tune to film grain then hard-edged pixel clumps we have been used to. After cutting almost every codec out there….it was quite shocking to discover this and explains, to me at least, why it looks so organic in real time playback or magnified further then any useful purpose would pose.

I was lucky enough to cut The Last 3 Minutes on Final Cut Pro 7 transcoding the 5D h.264 files to Pro Res for Shane Hurlbut a couple years ago and I must say the updated, native codec edit of the superior XF codec was a real time saver and supremely enjoyable process in Premiere. Hope some of this helps….”

New Digital SLR Camera with 4K Movie Function (Under Development)

Equipped with a 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor and supporting the recording of 4K video* (at a frame rate of 24P, with Motion-JPEG compression), the next-generation digital SLR camera currently under development will enable exceptional image quality for the creation of innovative and expressive images. Additional details, including the product name, specifications and scheduled launch date, have yet to be decided.

Cinema EOS System: Product Overview

Product category


Mount type

EF Cinema Lenses CN-E14.5–60mm T2.6 L S

EF mount

CN-E14.5–60mm T2.6 L SP

PL mount

CN-E30–300mm T2.95–3.7 L S

EF mount

CN-E30–300mm T2.95–3.7 L SP

PL mount

CN-E24mm T1.5 L F

EF mount

CN-E50mm T1.3 L F

EF mount

CN-E85mm T1.3 L F

EF mount

Digital Cinema Cameras EOS C300

EF mount


PL mount

Digital SLR Camera (under development) TBD

EF mount

For more information and to view online demonstration footage of the new products please visit:

Pricing and availability

The Canon EOS C300 (EF mount) digital cinema camera is scheduled to be available in late January 2012 for an estimated list price of $20,000. The Canon EOS C300 PL (PL mount) digital cinema camera is scheduled to be available in late March 2012 for an estimated list price of $20,000.


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  1. Pingback: MÖBIUS, un cortometraje de Vincent Laforet | KTARSIS

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