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Canon EOS C300
Canon EOS C300
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Canon EOS C300 Camcorder

9.84MP 4/3 1.4kg Jul 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Two industry awards
Good size
Reasonably priced
focus-numerique.fr Recommended tipa.com Technical Image Press Association Award

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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This Canon camcorder was given a "Recommended" award by review sites Focus-numerique.fr who wrote that this video camera was good.

The writer at one other expert review site thought that this video camera was good. This Canon video camera received a "Technical Image Press Association Award" from Tipa.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and studiodaily.com the average expert rating of this medium total megapixels video camera is 75%.

Good Brand

Based on 1,806 expert and user reviews, Canon has good reviews for its camcorders. Canon also has good reviews specifically within its medium total megapixels camcorders range compared to other manufacturers. 80% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two owners who reviewed it thought it was compact. Expert website Studiodaily.com wrote in their review of this camcorder “The compact Full HD camera targeted a broad range of shoot”. Studiodaily.com also mentioned “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.

Heavy

The average weight of camcorders of this spec and age is 400g. At 1.4 kilograms, the EOS C300 is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Lens System

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The Canon EOS C300 has an interchangeable lens, unlike most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera which do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Display

Very Large Display Diagonal

Across all the camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder the display diagonals range from 1.5" to 4", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". When compared to other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago, the EOS C300's display diagonal of 4 inches is one of the largest.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The EOS C300 is Full HD, as are most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

We compared all the other Full HD camcorders to this video camera and we think the Veho Muvi HD NPNG ($209.95) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on similar spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Canon EOS C300 supports HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this video camera.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The EOS C300 has a DC-in jack, as do most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The EOS C300 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also have a headphone outputs.

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Storage

Two Memory Slots

The EOS C300 has more memory slots than most of the camcorders of this age and spec. This Canon camcorder is a two memory slots video camera compared to most of the camcorders of a similar age and type to this video camera which only have one memory slots.

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Image Sensor

Fairly High Effective Megapixels (movie)

With an effective megapixels (movie) of 8.29 megapixels, the Canon EOS C300 has a fairly high effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera. The average effective megapixels (movie) of medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder is 4.6MP.

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Only 4/3" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the EOS C300 is 4/3". That's 20% less optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1".

This camcorder's optical sensor size (4/3") is actually the worst optical sensor size across all camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

A 1/2" optical sensor size is the best optical sensor size across similar types of camcorder.

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Viewfinder

Quite Large Viewfinder Screen Size

The EOS C300 has one of the larger viewfinder screen sizes (0.52 inches) amongst camcorders of this age. The smallest viewfinder screen size of video cameras of a comparable age and type to this camcorder is 0.24" and the largest is 1.8".

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The EOS C300 does not have a built-in light, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera also do not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The EOS C300 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also do not have a built-in flash.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Canon released the EOS C300.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00013803143553, 04960999814155

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