Canon C300: A Digital Killer Cam for the Hollywood Set

By // November 7, 2011 // Posted in Cameras & Lenses, Gear & Equipment

RED has their Epic camera. Arri has their Alexa camera. And now Canon has the C300, a digital video camera that’s soley intended for professional film production, promising accurate color reproduction and awesome low and natural light performance.

According to Engadget, prospective buyers can opt for Canon’s own EOS lens mount or Arri’s PL mount, to power the camera with dual CF card slots and HD-SDI output. Obviously this thing shoots in 1080p, but other than its compact size, hard details are scarce for now. The Canon C300 has a Super 35 mm-equivalent 8.28 megapixel CMOS sensor capable of recording a Full HD 1920 x 1080 picture. The camera can shoot at frame rates of 59.41i, 50.00i, 29.97P, 25, 24p and 23.98P. The Canon C300 will be available in January for $20,000. [Canon] [Engadget]

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Jacqueline Tobin

Jacqueline Tobin

Jacqueline Tobin is the Editor-in-Chief of Rangefinder magazine and the author of Wedding Photography Unveiled: Inspiration and Insight From 20 Top Photographers (Amphoto Books, 2009); and The Luminous Portrait (Amphoto Books, 2012). The second-generation native New Yorker cherishes her Sunday mornings hunkered down with The New York Times, fresh bagels and a great cup of coffee.

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