Rent Canon C300 PL Camera

By Canon

Canon C300 PL Camera Package includes:
Canon C300 with PL Mount with Grip Unit
Canon C300 Monitor Unit
Topmount Handle Unit
Body Cap & Eye Cup
3 BP-975 & 1 BP-955 Batteries & 3 chargers
AC Power Supply
Zacuto C300 baseplate with 2 15mm rods
(1) 64GB CF card
Hard Case
Our standard rental period is 72 hours - 3 days for the price of 1 day!
The cart will reflect a 15% discount for gear rented for 24 hours and a 10% discount for gear rented for 48 hours.

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Details and Specs

Canon C300 PL Camera was a strange underdog when it stormed onto the scene in early 2012.  I doubt anyone could have predicted that six years later it would still be a relevant and valuable camera. While its slow-motion abilities leave something to be desired and it only shoots 1080p, the ergonomics and image quality are still hard to beat all these years later. And prices have come down, too. Give the Canon C300 PL Camera a look if you need an intuitive event camera or a handheld cinema camera. 

Highlights:

  • Super 35mm Size CMOS sensor and DIGIC DVIII processor that significantly reduces artifacting and moiré.
  • PL Lens Mount
  • Canon XF Codec – 4:2:2 50 Mb/s MPEG-2
  • 1920 x 1080i60 & True 24p Recording
  • Rotating 4″, 1.23 Mp LCD Monitor
  • HD-SDI Output, XLR Inputs
  • Dual CF Card Slots
  • Timecode I/O, Genlock In & Sync Out
  • Canon Log Gamma
  • Modular Design: Removable Grip & Monitor
The Canon C300 PL Camera with a PL mount takes what professionals love about DSLR filmmaking – access to a vast selection of widely available lenses, a large sensor that facilitates a shallow depth of field, and portable operation with a modular, compact camera – and addresses its shortcomings. That means that unlike DSLR cameras, this Canon C300 PL Camera is designed both inside and out for professional cinematographers capturing motion pictures that will stand up to rigorous post-production processes.

As its name suggests, the Canon C300 PL Camera features a PL mount for compatibility not only with a broad range of compatible cine lenses from manufacturers like Angenieux and Zeiss, but also with Canon’s burgeoning line of EF Cinema lenses for PL mount. These lenses are designed to match up perfectly with the 3-perf Super 35mm-size CMOS sensor that Canon developed for this camera. Like the camcorder, these lenses (sold separately) were developed specifically for digital cinema, with engraved markings on angled surfaces in meters and feet and uniform front diameters for easy lens switching without having to reconfigure a matte box or follow focus gearing.

The Canon Super 35mm sensor is paired with the Canon DIGIC III image processor, which uses an innovative method of breaking out red, green, and blue data to enable color performance on a level that would otherwise require three separate chips. Recording HD formats to CompactFlash cards as Canon’s XF codec – at the highest level a 50 Mb/s, 4:2:2 MPEG-2 format – the C300 PL records motion video that reduces the jagged edges and Moiré patterns that can plague video with 4:2:0 chroma subsampling and lead to post-production challenges.

Moreover, the files’ MXF file wrapper brings together video, audio, metadata, and timecode in a package that enjoys robust support from all professional NLE programs. The EOS C300 PL is designed to capture footage that thrives in the post-production suite. To that same end, the camera also offers Canon’s Log gamma mode, which results in excellent tonal reproduction in the highlight and lowlight regions of an image, and a greatly expanded dynamic range.

The exterior of the Canon C300 PL Camera is as unique as its innards. Featuring the expected HD-SDI output, timecode I/O, and genlock input BNCs, the body is a modular creature that can either be stripped down completely, or be built up to host the included handle, 4″ rotating LCD unit with full controls, grip, and thumb rest. With accessible, assignable buttons laid out in an ergonomic fashion, the C300 PL is physically designed not for still photography but for the craft of digital cinema.