Canon EOS C300 Mark III arrives with new DGO Sensor

Canon EOS C300 Mark III cinema camera is finally here featuring an all-new 4K Super 35mm Dual Gain Output (DGO) sensor and DIGIC DV 7 image processor. The latest DGO image sensor reads out each pixel through two separate gains in order to achieve a high dynamic range. Now, the new Canon EOS C300 Mark III can record DCI 4K RAW internally up to a frame rate of 120 fps with Cinema RAW Light.

Canon EOS C300 Mark III Salient Features

New Image Sensor and Processor

The new 4K Super 35mm Dual Gain Output (DGO) image sensor in Canon EOS C300 Mark III now generates a high dynamic range and maintains low noise levels by reading out each pixel with different gains. To produce HDR results, the DGO image sensor utilizes a saturation-prioritizing amplifier and a lower-noise noise-prioritizing amplifier for each pixel.

The saturation-prioritizing amplifier ensures high gain and high saturation whereas the noise prioritizing amplifier aims for low gain and low noise. Canon claims that the new image sensor allows the C300 Mark III to capture up to 16+ stops of dynamic range.

Thanks to the new DIGIC DV 7 image processor that allows Canon C300 Mark III to capture high-resolution videos at higher frame rates. It also improves the overall performance of the camera in terms of speed and efficiency. In terms of autofocus, EOS C300 Mark III now supports Dual Pixel CMOS AF up to 120 fps.

Cinema RAW Light

It is now possible to shoot 4K RAW videos internally up to 120 fps with the new Canon C300 Mark III via Cinema RAW Light file format. In 2K recording mode, the frame rate support goes even higher up to 180 fps. Note that Cinema RAW Light only works in DCI mode. For example, DCI 4K & DCI 2k.

To record videos in Cinema RAW Light format, only CFexpress Type B cards are supported. In comparison, the Cinema RAW “Light” file format consumes about one-third to one-fifth data than the Cinema RAW file without losing grading flexibility.

Although shooting videos in RAW provides the maximum flexibility for post-production, you can still preserve much information with the XF-AVC video format. Canon EOS C300 Mark III can capture 4:2:2 10-bit XF-AVC videos internally as well.

Canon EOS C300 Mark III Price and Availability

The latest Canon EOS C300 Mark III is available to preorder at a retail price of $10,999.

In the Box

  • Canon EOS C300 Mark III Camera Body (EF Mount)
  • GR-V1 Camera Grip
  • LM-V2 4.3″ LCD Monitor
  • LA-V2 LCD Attachment Unit
  • Handle Unit
  • SS-1200 Shoulder Strap
  • Battery Charger CG-A20
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-CP200 B
  • AC Power Cable
  • Power Cord
  • Canon BP-A60 Battery Pack For EOS C300 Mark II, C200, and C200B
  • Extension Unit Attachment Bracket
  • Canon UN-5 Unit Cable
  • 1/4″ Hex Wrench
  • M3 Hex Wrench
  • M4 Hex Wrench
  • 1/4″ Hex Socket Head Bolt
  • M3 Hex Socket Head Bolt
  • Bolt Stopper
  • Thumbrest
  • Microphone Holder Unit
  • M4 Screw for Microphone Holder Unit
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

Canon (USA) Vice President Statement on the new Canon EOS C300 Mark III

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. 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.

Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, executive vice president of the Canon U.S.A., Inc. Imaging Technologies and Communications Group

Check out the recent Canon Cine-Servo 25-250mm T2.95-3.95 Cinema Lens that costs $29,999 USD.

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Ishaan Sarna

Founder of AUDEMPIRE (Pro Audio Equipment Store), SOUNDELICIT (Music Industry & Pro Audio Blog), TECHNOISER (Tech blog), and ISOLAPSE (Motion Industry & Photography Gear Blog). Music Producer by profession and also a Tech Enthusiast.