Canon EOS C300 Mark III Hands-On And First Impression (video)

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Here is a Canon EOS C300 Mark III hands-on video, by ProAV TV.

The Canon EOS C300 Mark III Cinema Camera (announcement) is scheduled to be available later in 2020 for an estimated retail price of $10,999. You can preorder the C300 II at B&H Photo and Adorama.

At a glance:

  • Super 35mm Dual Gain Output (DGO) Sensor
  • 4K 120p, 2K Crop 180p HDR
  • Cinema RAW Light and XF-AVC H.264 Codec
  • EF Lens Mount, DIG!C DV7 Image Processor
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Canon Announces The Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark III (the modular workhorse)

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The Canon EOS C300 Mark III Cinema Camera is scheduled to be available later in 2020 for an estimated retail price of $10,999. You can preorder the C300 II at B&H Photo and Adorama.

At a glance:

  • Super 35mm Dual Gain Output (DGO) Sensor
  • 4K 120p, 2K Crop 180p HDR
  • Cinema RAW Light and XF-AVC H.264 Codec
  • EF Lens Mount, DIG!C DV7 Image Processor

Canon press release:

Family Tradition: The New EOS C300 Mark III Cinema Camera Is A Super 35mm Modular Workhorse

Equipped With a Newly-Designed 4K Dual Gain Output (DGO) Sensor and DIGIC DV 7 Image Processor, the Camera Also Features Internal Cinema RAW Light Recording

MELVILLE, NY, April 20, 2020Adding to its robust and expansive line up of Cinema EOS digital cinema cameras, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the EOS C300 Mark III. The next-generation Super 35mm workhorse features a new Dual Gain Output (DGO) sensor and, like the full-frame EOS C500 Mark II digital cinema camera, employs a modular design and an interchangeable lens mount optional accessory that allows users to easily customize the camera according to the needs of each project, making it an ideal tool for a wide range of video content production. The introduction of C300 Mark III, alongside the already announced C500 Mark II, signal Canon’s equal and high attention to the two important constituencies of Super 35mm and full-frame content creation.

“Creativity should never be hampered by a lack of choice. Canon understands that, which is why we continue to expand and build upon our award-winning lineup of Cinema EOS cameras,” said Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, executive vice president of the Canon U.S.A., Inc. Imaging Technologies and Communications Group. “The EOS C300 Mark III is the latest finely engineered cinema camera from Canon that will seamlessly integrate into a creator’s toolbox, providing users with an imaging solution that delivers a myriad of possibilities and potential. We look forward to seeing the visionary content created with the EOS C300 Mark III camera.”

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Information Leaks Ahead Of Canon Cinema Announcement (C300 Mark III)

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Information about the upcoming Canon gear leaked ahead of the live-streamed Canon announcement expected today at 1pm EST. Canon will announce the C300 Mark III and lenses.

Product description for the Canon Cinema C300 Mark III, the CINE-SERVO 25-250mm T2.95-3.95 and CJ18ex7.6B KASE S lenses leaked over the web.

Canon Cinema C300 Mark III:

Adding to its robust and expansive line up of Cinema EOS digital cinema cameras, the EOS C300 Mark III is Canon’s next-generation Super 35mm workhorse. The camera features a new Dual Gain Output (DGO) sensor, and like the full-frame EOS C500 Mark II digital cinema camera, employs a modular design and an interchangeable lens mount that allows users to easily customize the camera according to the needs of each project, making it an ideal tool for a wide range of video content production. The introduction of these two cameras signal Canon’s equal and high attention to the two important constituencies of Super 35mm and full-frame content creation.
The newly developed 4K Super 35mm DGO imaging system captures high dynamic range content by reading out each pixel through two separate gains. One gain prioritizes saturation in highlight areas while the other suppresses noise in the shadows. The result is an image with 16+ stops of dynamic range, clean rich shadows and vibrant highlights in up to 4K/60p. In 2K recording mode, The EOS C300 Mark III features recording speeds up to 180p. Equipped with Canon’s latest video imaging processor, the DIGIC DV 7, the camera achieves more fluid and efficient recording of 4K and HDR and can process high-speed video recording, including 4K at 120p.

The EOS C300 Mark III camera utilizes Cinema RAW Light a very powerful and useful tool for helping to cut the data size of a file to about one-third to one-fifth of a similar Cinema RAW file, without losing grading flexibility. In addition to being able to record 4K and 2K RAW data internally without using an external recorder, the camera also supports XF-AVC (with a choice of Intra or LongGOP), offering flexible options in recording durations..

The EOS C300 Mark III camera is modular and customizable, just like the EOS C500 Mark II. Included with the camera are 13 accessories, such as a 4.3-inch LCD monitor and the GR-V1 grip, and users can choose from a wide range of additional accessories that allow them to configure the EOS C300 Mark III to their preferences. Optional accessories include the EVF-V70 electronic viewfinder, SU-15 shoulder support unit and EU-V1 and EU-V2 expansion units. The EU-V1 expansion unit allows for gen-lock, sync out, remote use and ethernet connection, while EU-V2 expansion unit features those functions plus a V-mount battery connection, two analog XLR audio ports and 24v DC Out. Additionally, the mount kits (sold separately) allow users to exchange the EF mount with an EF cinema lock mount or PL mount.

Additional features of the Canon EOS C300 Mark III include:
• 4K DCI/UHD up to 120 fps and 2K/HD up to 180 fps — with 4:2:2 10-bit XF-AVC recording
• 2 CFexpress media card slots
• Compatibility with EF and PL lenses as well as anamorphic and spherical lenses
• Dual Pixel CMOS AF, up to 120fps
• 5-axis electronic image stabilization, which can be utilized even without the use of a lens with IS functionally
• Support for Canon Log 2 and 3
• Four-channel recording that supports 4 XLR inputs with the use of the EU-V2 expansion unit
• User LUT allowing users to upload and apply custom LUTs
• The camera body is approximately 6 in (width) x 5.8 in (height) x 6.6 in (depth) with a bodyweight of approximately 3.9 lbs., making it compact and lightweight.

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Canon Live-streamed Conference Announcement Starts At 1PM EST Today

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Today, April 20, 2020, Canon will hold a live-streamed press conference to announce new gear.

We expect Canon to announce the Canon EOS C300 Mark III and a new Cine lens.

The Canon live-streamed press conference can be followed here.

Canon press release:

Canon Virtual Press Conference

Join us here at 1PM EDT on April 20, 2020 for information about our new professional products and technologies!

A Message from Canon U.S.A.

Canon continues to monitor the global response surrounding the spread of COVID-19, the effects of which have impacted every aspect of our lives.

With respect to those working diligently to contain the effects of this virus, and those documenting the stories, and fulfilling the public’s need for news and information, Canon has decided to move forward with the introduction of new products and technologies that will continue to bring us the stories of triumph, hope and humanity.

In an effort to share our product and technology introductions with our partners and customers, Canon will digitally stream our announcements starting at 1:00pm EDT (10:00am PDT) on Monday, April 20, 2020.
No registration required!

The Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark III Shows Up In Product List, Report

Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark III

The Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark III showed up in Canon’s product list, Nokishita reports.

We expect the Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark III to get announced on April 20, 2020, during a livestreamed press event. Along with the C300 Mark III, Canon might also announce a new CN-E 10-25mm Cinema lens.

This is what we know about the EOS C300 Mark III:

  • The C300 Mark III will have the same body as the C500 Mark II and use the same accessories
  • Just as the C500 Mk II, it has the same optical axis as the C200 and C700 cameras, so the bridge plates, shoulder mounts, and rod supports are the same
  • 4K super 35 sensor with the capability of recording 4K@120 without crop in Cinema RAW Light format
  • Dual ISO function when recording in XF-AVC
  • Anamorphic de-squeeze function and false-color built in for monitoring (no external monitor needed)
  • New Super35 sensor, developed from scratch
  • 4K up to 120p with Dual Pixel AF, 2K up to 150p
  • EF & PL mount

The EOS R5 will not be announced on April 20, 2020, we expect the EOS R5 announcement before Summer 2020.

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Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark III Announcement On April 20, 2020?

Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark III

Canon announced they will livestream a “virtual press conference for new professional imaging products and technologies” on April 20, 2020.

It’s likely that on that date Canon will announce a new Cinema camera, the Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark III. Some specifications already leaked:

  • The Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark III will have the same body as the C500 Mark II and use the same accessories
  • Just as the C500 Mk II, it has the same optical axis as the C200 and C700 cameras, so the bridge plates, shoulder mounts, and rod supports are the same
  • 4K super 35 sensor with the capability of recording 4K@120 without crop in Cinema RAW Light format
  • Dual ISO function when recording in XF-AVC
  • Anamorphic de-squeeze function and false-color built in for monitoring (no external monitor needed)

If you’re hoping Canon would announce the EOS R5 on April 20, 2020, you might get disappointed. We expect the EOS R5 announcement before Summer 2020.

All Canon rumors are listed here. Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors