Canon EOS C300 PL Mark I

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The Canon EOS C300 features a Super 35mm format sensor and records a supersampled HD image using a 50Mbps MPEG-2 8bit 4:2:2 codec to CompactFlash cards. Take advantage of 12 stops dynamic range by using the Canon Log feature to capture scenes with a film-like quality. The camera also offers superior low light performance with a native 850ASA rating that can easily be pushed without excessive image noise.

Cinema EOS White Papers

For more knowledge about the Canon C300 you can find some good white papers over here.

User Manual

You can find the Canon C300 user manual here .

Technical Data

Sensor24.6mm x 13.8mm
Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels (16:9 1080p)
1280 x 720 pixels (16:9 720p)
Frame rate23.98p, 24p, 25p and 29.97p (in 1080p mode)
23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p and 50p (in 720p mode)
Base ISO850 ASA
Latitude12 Stops (in Canon Log)
Bit Depth8 bit
Recording FormatMXF / 50Mbps MPEG-2 Long GOP
Dimensions174 x 179 x 177mm
WeightCanon EOS C300 PL camera body with grip, monitor, battery, x2 CF cards: 2.9 kg

CompactFlash cards

The Canon EOS C300 PL features a build in (dual) CompactFlash recorder that capture 50Mbps MPEG-2 Long GOP to Sandisk 32GB Extreme Pro CompactFlash cards.

Data Management

CF cards can be read via a Professional CF card (USB3.0) reader.

For copying your valuable recorded material we always recommend to use software like YoYottaID or ShotPut Pro that will help copy files to one or several destinations and perform a checksum calculation, comparing the material on the original media to the copies, to provide a minimum effort safety check of data integrity.

Sandisk 32GB Extreme Pro CompactFlash card supported Recording Formats

ResolutionCodec / FormatBit DepthApprox.
Data Rate
@ 25fps
@ 25fps
Record Time
per 32GB
CF Card
HD (1920 x 1080)MXF / MPEG-2 422 Long GOP850Mb/s21.97GB/h87 min
HD (1280 x 720)MXF / MPEG-2 422 Long GOP850Mb/s21.97GB/h87 min

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