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The Canon EOS C300 Mark II is nearly release after being announced last April at NAB 2015. The biggest development in the C300 Mark II that DSLR users are hoping for, is the claimed 15 stops of dynamic range in the new camera. Currently Canon DSLRs are running at around 12 stops, which is a few stops below the competition from Sony/Nikon.
The original EOS C300 digital cine camcorder employed an innovative new 4K UHD Super 35mm CMOS image sensor developed by Canon. The readout system dissected that 4K sampling into four parallel HD components. The summation of the two green components reduced aliasing that, in turn, supported a higher Luma MTF. The new C300 Mark II preserves these basic strategies but within a totally new 4K CMOS image sensor design. The new camera is intended to significantly extend the overall image performance of HD beyond that of the C300 while further supporting the alternative 2K cinema format. A 15-stop dynamic range is provided by a new photodiode design that simultaneously lowers the noise floor while elevating the saturation level – offering excellent HDR functionality.
The Cinema EOS C300 Mark II white paper will give you all the technical information you could possibly want about the new camera.