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Canon EOS C300
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Canon EOS C300 Camcorder

tipa.com Technical Image Press Association Award focus-numerique.fr Recommended
9.84MP 1.4kg CMOS Jul 2013
Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Leave No Story Untold A ground-breaking professional cine camera, EOS C300 fuses Canon's proven video technology and lens heritage with EOS creativity. Interchangeable EF lenses give unprecedented... More
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19 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The expert at Focus-numerique.fr thought that concluded that they would recommend this Canon camcorder and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The editor of one other expert review site wrote that this medium sensor size camcorder was good. Tipa.com gave this camcorder a "Technical Image Press Association Award".

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Average Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and studiodaily.com the average expert rating of this camcorder is 75%.

Canon Has Excellent Video Camera Reviews

Canon is one of the top rated video camera manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Canon also has excellent reviews for its medium sensor size camcorders.

Good Size

A number of Canon EOS C300 reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was compact. Studiodaily.com said “Compact portable lighting and versatile digital cameras have reduced crew sizes for film projects in most of the world as budgets have shrank” in their review of this camcorder. Studiodaily.com also mentioned “The compact Full HD camera targeted a broad range of shoot”.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on camcorders of a similar spec and age to it.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The EOS C300 has an interchangeable lens, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the EOS C300 do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Large Screen Size

With a screen size of 4 inches, the EOS C300 has a very large screen size compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the EOS C300. Video cameras that were launched around the same time as the EOS C300 have screen sizes of between 1.5" and 4", and the average screen size is 2.8".

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Full HD

Full HD

The EOS C300 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the EOS C300 also are Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the EOS C300, the EOS C300 has an HDMI port.

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Two Memory Card Slots

Most of the other camcorders of this age and type only have one memory card slot, however the Canon EOS C300 has two memory card slots.

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SDHC Memory Card

SDHC memory card

This camcorder supports an SD|SDHC memory card, which is typical of many medium sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to it. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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DIGIC DV II Image Processor

The EOS C300 has a DIGIC DV II image processor which is better than most video cameras of a similar type and age to it. Most camcorders of this spec and age have a BIONZ image processor. The worst image processor of all similar spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years is BIONZ and the best is DIGIC DV III.

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Very High Movie Megapixel Count

Medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the EOS C300 have movie megapixel counts of between 0.49MP and 9.9MP. With a movie megapixel count of 8.29 megapixels, the Canon EOS C300 has one of the highest movie megapixel counts amongst video cameras of this age.

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Very Large Viewfinder Screen Size

The smallest viewfinder screen size of camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the EOS C300 is 0.24" and the largest is 0.52". When compared to other video cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed the viewfinder screen size of, the Canon EOS C300's viewfinder screen size of 0.52 inches is one of the largest.

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Has a Built-In Display

The EOS C300 has a built-in display, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the EOS C300.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on camcorders of a similar age and spec to it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and spec.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Canon EOS C300 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the EOS C300 which have an image stabiliser.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the EOS C300, the EOS C300 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The EOS C300 does not have a night mode. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Canon EOS C300 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The EOS C300 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS C300 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Heavy

With a weight of 1.4 kilograms, the EOS C300 is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. The average weight of camcorders that were launched around the same time as the EOS C300 is 320g.

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1 Other reason to consider the Canon EOS C300

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this video camera was released.

Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Screen Size
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Image Processor
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Audio
Microphone Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Socket
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

2 Awards

tipa.com Technical Image Press Association Award focus-numerique.fr Recommended

Expert Reviews

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18 November 2015

The Canon C300 was announced way back in 2011?the first in the company's Cinema EOS line-up?and its primary goal was to convince DSLR filmmakers to step up to a true digital motion picture camera.... Read more…

29 December 2014

The Canon EOS C300 camcorder is capable enough for use in broadcast environments, but if you don't need HD-SDI or Genlock output, consider the C100 Mark II as a much more affordable alternative...

27 April 2012

Since the Canon 5D Mark II emerged almost four years ago, many pro videographers on a budget have shot their material exclusively with DSLRs. They've loved every minute of it. But they've been... Read more…

27 April 2012

Please enable JavaScript to watch this video.Since the Canon 5D Mark II emerged almost four years ago, many pro videographers on a budget have shot their material exclusively with DSLRs. They've... Read more…

26 April 2012

Since the Canon 5D Mark II emerged almost four years ago, many pro videographers on a budget have shot their material exclusively with DSLRs. They've loved every minute of it. But they've been... Read more…

1 January 2011

Tipa.com

To implement the revolutionary C300, Canon called upon expertise from diverse fields including sensors, image processors and optics. The result is landmark video camera technology available in two... Read more…

13 March 2012

Le mariage d'un capteur Super 35 mm avec des optiques EF et un enregistrement MPeg-2 est une réussite. La C300 ne déçoit pas grâce à une sensibilité exemplaire et un piqué d'image tout...

Focus-numerique.fr

26 March 2012

Die Canon EOS C300 punktet mit dem derzeit besten Bild aller auf dem Markt befindlichen digitalen S35 Sensor Cams (Stand 03/20120) in der Klasse bis 20.000,- Euro wenn man die interne Aufzeichnung...

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00013803143553, 04960999814155

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