SINGAPORE, 21 April 2020 – Canon announced today the EOS C300 Mark III, a new product of the video production Cinema EOS System that realises a high dynamic range by adopting a newly developed Dual Gain Output (DGO) sensor and supports 4K/120p high frame rate recording.
The new model is the successor to the EOS C300 Mark II (released in September 2015), which has been well received in various shooting fields such as video production and broadcast content production. In addition, enhancing the basic performance from the existing model, the C300 Mark III utilises a modular design like the EOS C500 Mark II (released in December 2019). This allows users to customise the camera to their shooting environment, catering to a large variety of production scenarios.
A Variety of Video Expressions for Professional Video Production
With the newly developed 4K Super 35mm CMOS Dual Gain Output sensor (DGO sensor), the C300 Mark III is able to shoot 4K/60p footage with extremely high dynamic range and low noise in DGO Mode.
The Canon C300 Mark III is equipped with the DIGIC DV 7 Video processing platform, allowing it to support 4K/120p high frame rate recording. Dual Pixel CMOS AF also allows for high precision focusing accuracy which is required during 4K recordings.
Excellent Versatility that can Handle a Variety of Shooting Scenarios
Like the EOS C500 Mark II, the modular design allows users to customise the camera according to their shooting environment. By attaching various accessories and extension units (sold separately), the C300 Mark III can be adapted to fit into any production scenario. Amongst these accessories are the mount kits (sold separately), which allow users to change the native EF Mount of the camera to PL or EF Cinema Lock mounts, enhancing the camera’s versatility by allowing the use of a large variety of lenses.
Two Video Formats for Recording Flexibility
With the adoption of Cinema Raw Light1 and XF-AVC video recording formats in the Canon C300 Mark III, users have the freedom to choose the format most suited for their productions. Cinema Raw Light emphasises on the best possible image quality with manageable data rates, while XF-AVC (Intra Frame) is ideal for broadcast content and other quick turnaround projects which require faster workflows while maintaining high image quality. Both Cinema RAW Light and XF-AVC can be recorded to the onboard CFexpress Type B Cards.
The Canon Cinema EOS C300 MK III is expected to go on sale July 2020
1 Cinema RAW Light can only be recorded on CFexpress Type B cards.