ISO up to 80,000
With an ISO or ASA Range extended to 80,000, the EOS C300 camera's image sensor is even more sensitive to light than ever before. The new settings mean that you can shoot usable footage during low-light and night shoots, when using available or ambient lighting might be your only option. Requiring less light levels means that you can work quickly with smaller rigging crews and technical resources, and with enhanced user control over the final recorded product, the EOS C300 becomes even more versatile and usable in conditions that it could not handle previously.
Wide DR Gamma
The EOS C300 camera's Wide DR Gamma is designed to ensure perfect color images without major adjustments, and has been optimized for video-monitor output or situations that require less color grading. Productions such as documentaries, independent films and website presentations with limited budgets can now benefit from reduced post-production processing. Wide DR Gamma ensures an expanded dynamic range, which suppresses brightness and preserves perfect color gradations. The EOS C300 now represents an affordable digital cinema camera for filmmakers and cinematographers looking for a wide latitude and high dynamic range without the need for complex workflows.
The Metering Mode/Flicker Reduction
The EOS C300 camera's AE Shift
compensates the automatic exposure set by the camera using
the Push Auto Iris function in order to darken or lighten
the image. This allows increased compensation for
less-than-desirable subject lighting.
Selecting the light-metering mode to match recording conditions will ensure the EOS C300 obtains the most suitable exposure level when the Push Auto Iris function is used. This feature is particularly useful when recording a backlit scene, giving more weight to a centered subject, or when a scene is only partially lit or spotlight is used.
When recording under artificial light, the screen may flicker depending on the shutter speed. By setting Flicker Reduction to "Automatic" the EOS C300 will automatically detect and reduce flicker.
1440x1080 35MBps to Meet Broadcast Requirements
The EOS C300 camera's new firmware now supports a 1440x1080-pixel HD video output at 35Mbps running at either 60i or 50i frame rates. This highly utilized video recording mode is popular with many of the world's major broadcast news operations, and is a 4:3 standard HDV acquisition format designed to let the EOS C300 camera's recorded output align seamlessly with standard television workflows using progressive and interlaced video files.
Push Auto Iris/One-Shot AF
The EOS C300 camera now usefully incorporates both Push Auto Iris and One-Shot AF, making the camera even more attractive for run-and-gun style shoots. These new features – already available on the EOS C100 camera – automatically adjust the lens aperture to quickly and easily maintain a proper exposure setting, and also initiate focus adjustments with a dedicated control button; both functions can be accessed even when operating the EOS C300 in manual mode. Such easy-to-initiate features are particularly handy for camera operators who are working with smaller crews, where additional tasks can fall upon individual crew members.
Ability to Shift the Magnification
In The Viewfinder
The EOS C300 camera now lets you manually move the center of the camera's magnification viewing area to one of 25 different locations throughout the image frame using the familiar joystick. While previously the EOS C300 only allowed the center of the frame to be enlarged to check focus and other critical parameters, now the camera operator can easily check focus even on subjects that are located away from the center of the image frame, for enhanced flexibility in a number of motion picture and TV productions.
Ability to Assign ISO and IRIS
to the Control Dial
Again responding to valuable user feedback, the EOS C300 camera now lets you assign the control dial to operate either Iris or ISO modes, whereas previously the dial was dedicated to adjusting the camera's aperture settings. This added flexibility gives the operator the ability to choose which setting they need to access – either aperture or film speed – and then change user settings easily and conveniently at a moment's notice.
Record Button Lock
The EOS C300 camera's Key Lock setting now makes it possible to lock all operations, including the critical Record button, whereas previously this disabled all operations apart from Record mode. This addition will help prevent accidental operation during a critical shoot by the user inadvertently pressing a wrong button. (Of course, all of the EOS C300 camera's operational modes, including Record, can still be accessed and controlled remotely while filming using the optional Canon WFT-E6A Wireless File Transmitter and a compatible remote tablet, laptop computer or smartphone.)
Multi-person Login for
Canon Wi-Fi® Remote Application
The optional Canon WFT-E6A Wireless File Transmitter now links to the EOS C300 camera's remote-control application and offers a multi-person login feature that allows two users to access the same unit via a conventional Wi-Fi® link from a compatible tablet, laptop or smartphone, providing simultaneous camera operation and control, in addition to the ability to input essential metadata during a shoot. By enabling two users to share on-set production chores on a single camera, essential setup and post-shoot tasks can be completed simultaneously – saving time and budgets within larger film and episodic TV production environments working on a tight schedule.
Added support of the optional Canon GPS Receiver GP-E1 provides EOS C300 camera operators with a range of accurate information about where and when each video clip was filmed. With latitude, longitude and altitude location information written directly into XML metadata that accompanies every recorded data file, you will now be able to precisely map out the location of where your clips were shot. This capability can be particularly useful when handling wildlife documentaries and landscape productions, for example, or while shooting fast-paced scenes in a number of similar areas during reality TV and similar multi-location shoots.
Support for Remote Controller
The versatile RC-V100 Remote
Controller for EOS C-Series Digital Cinema cameras and the
XF305/300/205/200 Professional Camcorders and the ME20F-SH
Multi-Purpose Camera provide full access to all important
user functions. In addition to basic controls - start/stop,
shutter/gain adjustments, zoom/focus/iris parameters,
custom picture values, white balance, black gamma and more
– the new remote can be used to adjust various menu
settings. It also features illuminated pushbuttons with
audible feedback to confirm each setting change. A SETUP
mode lets you customize a number of key rotary controls, as
well as user procedures and operating modes.
The RC-V100 is powered from the connected camcorder via a 15-foot (five-meter) cable. A USB port enables the unit’s firmware to be updated to support future remote-control functions.
Cinema & EF Lens support
Peripheral Lens Correction
On Select Cinema And EF Lenses
Cinema lenses that
benefit from the
firmware update comprise:
- • CN-E15.5–47mm T2.8 L S
- • CN-E30–105mm T2.8 L S
- • CN-E14mm T3.1 L F
- • CN-E24mm T1.5 L F
- • CN-E35mm T1.5 L F*
- • CN-E50mm T1.3 L F
- • CN-E85mm T1.3 L F
- • CN-E135mm T2.2 L F
EF lenses that benefit
firmware update comprise:
- • EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM
- • EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM
- • EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
- • EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
- • EF-S 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6 IS STM
- • EF-S 18–135mm f/3.5–5.6 IS STM
- • EF 24–70mm f/2.8L II USM
- • EF 24–70mm f/4L IS USM
- • EF-S 55–250mm f/4–5.6 IS STM*
- • EF-S 55–250mm f/4–5.6 IS II
- • EF 200–400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
- • EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
- • EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
- • EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM
- • EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
The firmware update for the EOS C300 camera adds Peripheral Illumination Correction Data for several Canon EF and Cinema Lenses. By maintaining even illumination from corner to corner of each image frame, Peripheral Lens Correction virtually eliminates vignetting and any other unevenness of light across the sensor, using specific lens characteristics such as focal length, aperture and distance settings.
Certain images and effects simulated.