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Advanced 4K UHD CMOS Image Sensor
For incredibly sharp and detailed high-definition video recording, the CR-X300 features a 1/2.3-inch, approximately 8.29 effective megapixel 4K UHD CMOS Pro Image Sensor that captures 3840 x 2160 pixels. Thanks to the sensor's high sensitivity, the CR-X300 helps provide vivid, accurate video through an excellent signal-to-noise ratio.

DIGIC DV 6 Image Processor
Get improved picture quality for both 4K UHD video and Full HD with the Over-Sampled HD Processing, along with Canon’s superb autofocus logic.

4K 29.97P and 1080p 59.94P 4:2:2 10-bit Output
6D-SDI and HDMI terminals allow for output that supports integration into professional workflows, making it particularly useful for broadcast applications. The 6G-SDI and HDMI outputs provide an uncompressed signal at 3840 x 2160 or 1920 x 1080 resolution with 4:2:2 color sampling and 10-bit color depth, perfect for demanding television broadcast applications.

Hybrid AF
The CR-X300 is equipped with "Hybrid AF". Hybrid AF is an auto focus system that combines high-precision contrast AF technology and the high-speed phase-difference AF technology to confirm auto focus from the camera. This hybrid auto focus system achieves auto focus faster and more reliably compared to contrast auto focus alone. Furthermore, the CR-X300 features Face Detection and Tracking functions which detects faces and automatically adjusts focus when a human is detected within the frame.

Advanced Full HD Image Quality
Our Full HD image quality from our CR-X300 is now even better thanks to Over Sampling HD Processing, which enables Full HD by effectively utilizing the outstanding capabilities of the 4K UHD CMOS Sensor.

Four Scene Modes for Impressive Video
The CR-X300 features Scene Modes that offer four preset shooting modes suitable for the desired application.

There are four types of Scene Modes: Portrait mode, which exhibits a blurred background while subject is in sharp focus, Sports mode, which enhances capture of moving objects, Low Light mode, which enhances capture of bright images even in dark places, and Spotlight mode, which enhances capture of beautiful images of spotlighted objects.

By selecting a Scene Mode, capture can be performed without having to adjust multiple settings within the Camera menu which aids a speedy setup and configuration allowing the operator to start shooting with impressive image expression.

IR Mode
The CR-X300 features an Infrared Mode allowing the capture of video in conditions with little to no ambient light. This feature allows low-light capture by removing the infrared cutoff filter from the optical path. The camera’s specially designed lens coating allows the infrared light to pass through to the image sensor.


20x Zoom Range
The CR-X300 features a genuine Canon 20x 4K Optical Zoom Lens that provides a highly versatile zoom range with a 35mm equivalent of 29.3 - 601mm to help capture subjects at a variety of distances. Furthermore, the CR-X300 exhibits a 65.6° angle of view when video output is set to 4K UHD and a 63.5° angle of view when video output is set to full HD. This allows operators to capture wider angles of view, which could potentially reduce the amount of cameras needed for a production – reducing overall costs of the project.

20x Digital Zoom
When combined with a digital 20x zoom, the camera can achieve super-telephoto shooting with a maximum 400x zoom (Optical 20x + Digital 20x).

Image Stabilization Options with Two Types of IS Modes
In addition to the Standard optical IS mode, CR-X300 is also equipped with the Powered IS mode that compensates for blurring during telephoto shooting

ND Filters
Internal optical ND filtration up to 1/8 allows for remote exposure control. In addition, an included 1/32 external enhanced ND can be manually activated for more demanding applications.

3-axis Simultaneous PTZ Movement
The CR-X300 is an exceptional PTZ camera which combines smooth, fast, and highly precise movement. In Normal Mode, operational movement has a noise rating of NC45 or lower, making it extremely suitable for quiet indoor environments. Up to 100 Camera Presets are possible, allowing for incredible creative flexibility for all productions, whether large or small venues.

+/- 180° Pan and -40° to +215° Tilt Operation
The CR-X300 is equipped with a Pan & Tilt drive mechanism supporting a range of ±180° Pan, -40° to +215° Tilt, allowing for outstanding movement flexibility, whether mounted in a standard manner, or inverted.

Furthermore, the CR-X300 exhibits a variable Pan and Tilt speed of 0.3° - 60°/second, for situations ranging from the delicate movements of an outdoor worship service to high-paced sports events.

Upright/Inverted Mounting
The CR-X300 can be mounted upright or inverted (ceiling mount). In either position, the picture image will automatically flip when the tilt angle reaches 90°.

Various Interfaces Supported for Multiple Environments
6G-SDI and HDMI Outputs
The CR-X300 features industry-standard 6G-SDI and HDMI video outputs for easy integration into professional video environments. With these interfaces, the user can achieve of output of up to 4K UHD at 29.97p or Full HD at up to 59.94p. Furthermore, the CR-X300 is equipped with a built-in weatherproof microphone that can be utilized to capture audio.

Webcam Driver (Available in June)
Turn the CR-X300 into a super outdoor webcam with Canon's Webcam Driver. The Webcam Driver is a virtual USB driver that allows the CR-X300 to be used as a powerful webcam over a network. The software has many advantages such as, automatic camera detection, up to 4K 30P video output, embedded audio (AAC-LC), supports up to 5 cameras and is free of charge. Furthermore, the PTZ camera is not restricted to the short distance of USB cable, which allows for more flexibility in installation. Take advantage of Canon’s CR-X300 with Webcam Driver for the ultimate PTZ webcam experience.

PoE++ Single Cable Solution
PoE++ (802.3bt compliant) support allows for an easy, single cable solution. More specifically, this allows for quicker, and potentially lower-cost installations, with one cable providing any combination of power, control, and video feed over a standard IP connection.

LAN and Serial Control
The CR-X300 can be controlled by a variety of methods, including serial-based controllers, or by IP-based controllers. These controllers can be hardware or software based offering tremendous flexibility to fit into a variety of production workflows.

IP System
The CR-X300 is equipped with an RJ-45 interface purposed for IP communication, which supports high-resolution videos for distribution. The CR-X300 supports multiple protocols that can be utilized for video, audio and control. The CR-X300 can also be combined with third-party equipment for control purposes.* This IP system can contribute to an efficient and labor-saving camera operations for the field of video production, broadcasting and more.

*Connection with all devices is not guaranteed. Canon makes no representations or warranties with respect to any third-party product or accessory.

IP Multi-Stream Support
The CR-X300 can simultaneously distribute video to multiple protocols via IP. Simultaneous distribution is also known as multi-stream, and the CR-X300 can distribute a total of three video streams simultaneously.

RTMP Streaming Protocol Supported
The CR-X300 is capable of streaming video and audio using RTMP (Real-Time Messaging Protocol) for live streaming to such popular distribution platforms such as Facebook Live, YouTube, Twitch, and others. RTMP is known for delivering advantages including low latency, reduced buffering, and adaptive bitrate streaming, all of which are handled by the advanced networking chipset built into the CR-X300.

NDI®|HX2 Live Video Production Support Protocol
The CR-X300 camera supports multiple professional interfaces, including single-cable PoE++ connectivity, which allows you to use NDI®|HX2 to stream audio and video, control (IP), tally, and power over a single cable. NDI®|HX2 offers higher quality with lower latencies than previous NDI®|HX versions. NDI®|HX2 is great for IP productions, including live events, college sports, and broadcast.

Standard (VISCA) Protocol
The CR-X300 supports the Standard (VISCA) Protocol as a protocol to remotely control the camera via IP. When connecting a Standard (VISCA) Protocol compatible remote controller to the camera over IP or serial (RS-422) the camera can be operated remotely and shooting settings can be adjusted by utilizing the remote controller.

The Standard (VISCA) Protocol is widely used in video production, broadcasting and many other markets. The CR-X300 supports the standard (VISCA) protocol that is regarded as an industry standard and is suitable for operation within existing workflows.

Support for all new Canon XC protocol
The XC Protocol is a newly developed IP that controls Canon video production equipment, including the Cinema EOS models such as the C300 Mk III and C500 Mk II, as well as a number of PTZ camera models. By supporting, the XC Protocol the CR-X300 can be remotely controlled supporting a wide range of applications, which includes sports, music, live events, lecture recording, corporate video production, and more. The XC Protocol is provided free of charge and can be found at https://developercommunity.usa.canon.com

IP65 Rating
With a waterproof and dustproof design featuring an IP65 enclosure rating, the CR-X300 can be installed in challenging locations and is not affected by environmental conditions.

Built-in Wiper
The model is also equipped with an enhanced servo 1/32 ND filter and wiper unit, each of which aid in the CR-X300 delivering dependable video in challenging environmental conditions. Additionally, the CR-X300 is equipped with a fan for heat dissipation, which helps to ensure the camera continues operation without issue.

Durable Aluminum Body
A durable die-cast aluminum body provides a resilient platform for professional video delivery in challenging outdoor environments. The body is further protected by a weather resistant paint in titanium white.

BT.709 and BT.2020 Color Spaces
The CR-X300 features the Image Quality Adjustment function (Custom Picture) for high-end video production. This versatile Custom Picture menu for the CR-X300 is similar to Canon's XF705, XF605 and Cinema EOS System, which allows users to adjust the picture settings to adapt to the shooting conditions or add effects according to the intention of direction. This function makes it possible for content creators to set the gamma, gamut and color matrix to match the image capture of other cameras in a production.

The CR-X300 is equipped with Genlock to allow for sync with other systems in multi-camera environments.

Multiple Control Protocols
The CR-X300 can be controlled via a large variety of protocols, including XC (Canon's original), NU (Canon's original), RTSP/RTP, NDI|HX, RTMP/RTMPS, Standard Communication over serial (VISCA Serial), and Standard Communication over IP (VISCA IP).

Hardware or Software Remote Camera Control
Because the CR-X300 supports a large variety of protocols, the operator has an assortment of controller choices, including both hardware and software-based solutions. Canon's optional RC-IP100 hardware control panel is capable of controlling up to 100 cameras and 100 presets per camera with a combination of touch screen and physical controls.

For software-based environments, Canon's Remote Camera Control Application can be utilized to control the CR-X300. The Remote Camera Control Application is designed for Windows 10 for centralized control of up to nine cameras at the same time - achieving a "multi-camera operation". The software is included with the camera and can be installed immediately without having to prepare a hardware controller in advance, making it easy to use for the operator while creating an effective one-person operation.

Easy-to-use Settings Page and Search Tool
The Camera Search Tool is utilized to find Canon PTZ's on a network, which helps installers and integrators with setup and configuration. The Search Tool is available for Mac or Windows systems. Furthermore, the CR-X300 supports the web application "Settings Page". The Settings Page allows the user to configure the settings of camera operation, which is accessible by web browser. Video quality adjustments such as exposure and white balance that are usually performed by the camera operator on site can now be adjusted and set while watching the video from their desk through the Settings Page. Both Camera Search Tool and Settings Page enhances the ease of use by remote control.

Backed by a three-year warranty
The CR-X300 offers peace of mind being backed by Canon's three-year warranty which guarantees each unit will be free of defects in workmanship and materials for up to three years from the date of original purchase.


Image Sensor

Type 1/2.3 (1/2.3 in.) single-plate CMOS sensor
Total pixels: approx. 21.14 megapixels
Effective pixels: approx. 8.29 megapixels (3840 x 2160)


f=3.67 – 73.4 mm, F/1.8 – 2.8, 20x optical zoom 35mm equivalent focal length:
[4K UHD] approx. 29.3 (W) – 601 mm (T)
[Full HD] approx. 30.5 (W) – 627 mm (T)
8-bladed circular aperture
12 elements in 10 groups (including 2 aspheric elements)


Optical: 20x
Digital: 20x

Minimum Focusing Distance

1 cm (0.39 in.) at maximum wide angle, 60 cm (2.0 ft.) throughout the zoom range (from the front window)

Angle of View

[4K UHD]
Horizontal: 65.6° (W) – 3.6° (T)
Vertical: 39.8° (W) – 2.0° (T)
[Full HD]
Horizontal: 63.5° (W) – 3.4° (T)
Vertical: 38.4° (W) – 1.9° (T)

Shutter Speed

1/6 – 1/2000 sec. (specific values depend on the frame frequency)


Focus mode: Manual, Continuous AF, Face Detection AF, Tracking AF type: Hybrid AF, Contrast AF

Shooting Mode

F.Auto, P, Tv, Av, M

Scene Mode

Portrait, Sports, Low light, Spotlight


Normal1, Normal3

Color Space

Auto, Manual 1/3 – 1/1000 sec.

Color Matrix

BT.709, BT.2020

ND Filter

ND filter: 1/8 at maximum
Enhanced ND filter: 1/32

IR Mode

Electrically switchable

Image Stabilizer

Optical-shift (Standard IS, Powered IS)

White Balance

AUTO (AWB), Set A, Set B, preset settings (daylight: approx. 5600 K*, tungsten lamp: approx. 3200 K*), color temperature setting (2000 K – 15000 K), Manual
* Color temperatures are given for reference purposes only.


0.0 dB – 36.0 dB

Min. Subject Illumination

Approx. 3.0 lux (shutter speed 1/60 sec., frame frequency 59.94 Hz (P (Program AE) shooting mode), auto slow shutter Off)

Video Flip

Supports upright/ceiling installation, flip function (Auto Flip enabled/disabled)

Built-in Microphone

Waterproof microphone


3840 x 2160: 29.97P, 25.00P, 23.98P (4:2:2 10 bit)
1920 x 1080: 59.94P/59.94i, 50.00P/50.00i/25.00P, 29.97P/23.98P (4:2:2 10 bit)
1280 x 720: 59.94P, 50.00P (4:2:2 10 bit)
– Same video format required for SDI and HDMI (cannot select different formats for SDI and HDMI)
– When 3840 x 2160 is selected for SDI, video will not be outputted to HDMI.


3840 x 2160: 29.97P, 25.00P, 23.98P (4:2:2 10 bit)
1920 x 1080: 59.94P/59.94i, 50.00P/50.00i/25.00P, 29.97P/23.98P (4:2:2 10 bit)
1280 x 720: 59.94P, 50.00P (4:2:2 10 bit)
– Same video format required for SDI and HDMI (cannot select different formats for SDI and HDMI)
– When 3840 x 2160 is selected for HDMI, video will not be outputted to SDI.


[Frame frequency 59.94 Hz]
1920 x 1080: 59.94 fps, 29.97 fps, 14.99 fps, 5.00 fps (4:2:0 8 bit)
1280 x 720: 59.94 fps, 29.97 fps, 14.99 fps, 5.00 fps (4:2:0 8 bit)
640 x 360: 59.94 fps, 29.97 fps, 14.99 fps, 5.00 fps (4:2:0 8 bit)
[Frame frequency 29.97 Hz]
3840 x 2160: 29.97 fps, 14.99 fps, 5.00 fps (4:2:0 8 bit)
1920 x 1080: 29.97 fps, 14.99 fps, 5.00 fps (4:2:0 8 bit)
1280 x 720: 29.97 fps, 14.99 fps, 5.00 fps (4:2:0 8 bit)
640 x 360: 29.97 fps, 14.99 fps, 5.00 fps (4:2:0 8 bit)
[Frame frequency 50.00 Hz]
1920 x 1080: 50.00 fps, 25.00 fps, 12.50 fps, 5.00 fps (4:2:0 8 bit)
1280 x 720: 50.00 fps, 25.00 fps, 12.50 fps, 5.00 fps (4:2:0 8 bit)
640 x 360: 50.00 fps, 25.00 fps, 12.50 fps, 5.00 fps (4:2:0 8 bit)
[Frame frequency 25.00 Hz]
3840 x 2160: 25.00 fps, 12.50 fps, 5.00 fps (4:2:0 8 bit)
1920 x 1080: 25.00 fps, 12.50 fps, 5.00 fps (4:2:0 8 bit)
1280 x 720: 25.00 fps, 12.50 fps, 5.00 fps (4:2:0 8 bit)
640 x 360: 25.00 fps, 12.50 fps, 5.00 fps (4:2:0 8 bit)
[Frame frequency 23.98 Hz]
3840 x 2160: 23.98 fps, 11.99 fps, 5.99 fps (4:2:0 8 bit)
1920 x 1080: 23.98 fps, 11.99 fps, 5.99 fps (4:2:0 8 bit)
1280 x 720: 23.98 fps, 11.99 fps, 5.99 fps (4:2:0 8 bit)
640 x 360: 23.98 fps, 11.99 fps, 5.99 fps (4:2:0 8 bit)
– JPEG has one pattern fixed depending on the frame frequency (format is fixed and cannot be selected)
Resolution: 1280 x 720
When frame frequency is 59.94/29.97 Hz: 14.99 fps,
When frame frequency is 50.00/25.00 Hz: 12.50 fps,
When frame frequency is 23.98 Hz: 11.99 fps

Video Transmission Protocol

XC (Canon's original), RTSP/RTP, NDI®|HX2, RTMP/RTMPS

Control Protocol

XC (Canon's original), NU (Canon's original), NDI|HX,
Standard Communication (Serial), Standard Communication (IP)


Number of presets: Max. 100 (including home position)

Communication Control

LAN, Serial


LAN x 1, RJ45, 1000Base-T


BNC jack (output only) x 1, 0.8 Vp-p/75 Ω, unbalanced SMPTE 2081, 424, 425, ST 299-2 compliant Embedded audio, Time code (VITC/LTC)


BNC jack x 1, 1.0 Vp-p/75 Ω, input only


HDMI connector x 1, output only


RJ45 connector x 1

External Device I/O Terminal

AUX connector x 1

Operation Range

Pan operation range: Horizontal ±180°
Tilt operation range: Vertical -40° – +215°

Operation Speed

0.3° – 60°/sec.

Position Accuracy

within ±10'


NC45 or lower (when operating at 60°/sec.)



Temperature / Humidity Resistance

-15°C – +40°C (+5°F – +104°F), Humidity 90% or less (without condensation)
(Startup temperature -10°C – +40°C (+14°F – +104°F)

Survival Wind Speed

15 m/sec.: Normal operation
30 m/sec.: Operation possible
60 m/sec.: Non destruction

Installation Method

Supports upright/ceiling installation

Power Supply

PoE: PoE++ power supply via LAN connector (IEEE802.3bt compliant)
– PoE and PoE+ cannot be used
External power source: 12 V DC (Use the included power cable with DC plug)

Power Consumption

PoE++ Input: Approx. 39.8 W* max. (body only)
DC Input: Approx. 37.7 W max. (body only)
* Class 5 (40.0 W required) for power supply devices

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Approx. 8.54 x 12.24 x 8.54 in. (217 x 311 x 217 mm) (excluding protrusions and connector cover)


Approx. 15.5 lb. (7 kg ) (body only)




Painted for outdoor-use


Titanium white

Supported Controllers

Hardware: RC-IP100
Software: Remote Camera Control Application



CR-X300 What's In The Box

CR-X300 What's In The Box
  • CR-X300 PTZ camera
  • Power Cable
  • Connector Cover
  • Manual
  • EAC Leaflet
  • Remote Camera Control Application (RCCA)*
  • Search Tool*

  • *available for download at https://usa.canon.com



Introducing the CR-X300 Outdoor Remote Camera

The CR-X300 features a 1 / 2.3-inch 4k-UHD CMOS imaging sensor and an optical 20x zoom lens, along with the a 20x digital zoom, all supported by Canon's highly advanced autofocus technology. Controllable via IP or serial connections, and with multi-protocol streaming support such as NDI | HX and RTMP, the CR-X300 achieves amazing performance that enables this PTZ camera to be used in high-end production applications, whether in 4k-UHD for sports scoreboard displays or 1080p mode for a concert live stream.

Canon PTZ Camera Out of the Box Setup


Learn how to set up a Canon CR-N500 and CR-N300 PTZ directly when you take it out of the box.


Connecting Multiple Cameras to a Canon RC-IP100 Controller


Learn how to set up a workflow that involves connecting and controlling multiple cameras to a Canon RC-IP100 controller. Follow along as we connect a Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark III, a CR-N300 PTZ, and a CR-N500 PTZ camera to the controller and control them with video feeds going to an external switcher.


Discover Canon's XC Protocol


Learn about Canon's IP-based protocol for control and streaming of video from compatible PTZ and Cinema EOS cameras. See how you can implement it into your applications and productions.


Meet the Canon PTZs


Canon's new family for professional remotely-controlled 4k-UHD PTZ cameras is designed to meet the diverse needs of both indoor and outdoor venues for television broadcasters, sports stadiums, educational institutions, business streaming, houses of worship, and more. Canon's models range from the small CR-N300, perfect for low-profile applications or situations needing its powerful 20x zoom lens, to the robust CR-X500, which is built for demanding outdoor applications all the way up to network broadcasting.

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