The successor to the original Canon EOS C300 has been revealed by the company with 4K video and dual DIGIC DV5 processors inside. The Canon C300 Mark II works with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, up to 410Mbps recording in 4K, and 10-bit 4:2:2 in 4K recording (UHD 3840 x 2160 & DCI cinematic (4096 x 2160 pixels) as well. Users will find this appearing in camera stores throughout the United States in and around September, while some retailers have begun taking pre-orders now. This camera will effectively replace the original C300 in Canon’s video lineup.
This device works with 10/12-bit 4:4:4 video in 2K and Full HD. You’ll find up to 30 frames per second (30p) in 4K, while 2K and full HD (1080) can deliver up to 120p. You’ll also be able to push 4K RAW files to an external recorder.
In addition to the two DIGIC DV5 under the hood for processing power, you’ve got dual CFast 2.0 slots for massive amounts of storage potential.
New codecs in 4K, UHD, 2K, and 1080p include XF-AVC Intra, Long GOP, and Proxy H.265. You’ll have sensor read-out that’s 2x faster than the original C300 as well as less rolling shutter.
Four-channel audio will work in 16 or 24-bit and 48kHz.
This C300 Mark II video recording camera will cost $15,999, replacing the original C300 in the market in both placement and price.